Travis Lazarczyk has covered sports for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. A Vermont native, he graduated from the University of Maine in 1995 with a BA in English. After a few years working as a sports information director and in the ski industry, he began his journalism career at the Berlin (N.H.) Reporter in 1999. Over the years, Lazarczyk has been honored with numerous state, regional, and national awards for his work, including a first place for column writing from the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2011, and inclusion in Notable Sports Writing of 2009 in Best American Sports Writing. When not working, he can be found, reading, hiking, or drinking too much coffee.

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  • Published
    May 12, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Scates sparks Eagles

    SKOWHEGAN — Like many close high school baseball games, you kept waiting for that one mistake that would break this game open. It never happened. Like many close baseball games, you kept waiting for a pitcher to suffer that bout of wildness. It never happened.

  • Published
    May 12, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Eagles top Indians in pitchers’ duel

    SKOWHEGAN — Like many close high school baseball games, you kept waiting for that one mistake that would break this game open. It never happened. Like many close baseball games, you kept waiting for a pitcher to suffer that bout of wildness. It never happened.

  • Published
    May 10, 2012

    PREP SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Maine Central Institute drops prep team

    PITTSFIELD — The post-graduate men’s basketball team at Maine Central Institute was once one of the top prep basketball programs in the nation. Dozens of players went from the Pittsfield school to Division I college basketball, and some even went on to successful professional careers in the NBA.

  • Published
    May 10, 2012

    COLLEGE WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Mules easily win opener

    WATERVILLE –Looking back, the Colby College women’s lacrosse team might remember losing in the first round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament as a blessing.

  • Published
    May 5, 2012

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Quite a career for Light

    On Monday, New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light plans to officially announce his retirement.

  • Published
    May 4, 2012

    COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: McCarty lifts Husson to title

    After losing the first game of the North Atlantic Conference softball tournament, Husson University pitcher Becca McCarty approached the rest of the tournament with one thought in her mind.

  • Published
    May 4, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTES: Winslow adjust to wood bats

    While many teams have seen a decline in power with the use of the new BBCOR bats or wooden bats this season, the Winslow High School baseball team is hitting as well as it has in years.

  • Published
    May 3, 2012

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Madison holds off Mt. Abram rally

    MADISON — When the Mt. Abram baseball team rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth inning, Madison third baseman Travis Emerson didn’t blink.

  • Published
    May 2, 2012

    COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Colby’s Kone should contend for national title

    WATERVILLE — On a raw May day that felt more like March, Dom Kone worked at becoming the best sprinter in the country.

  • Published
    April 28, 2012

    COLLEGE NOTES: UMF set for playoffs

    The University of Maine at Farmington men’s lacrosse team enters the playoffs playing its best lacrosse of the season, according first-year coach Jon Evans. The Beavers will have to prove that if they hope to advance in the North Atlantic Conference tournament.