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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    October 21, 2011

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Colby hopes to turn things around in 2nd half

    The first half of the season is traditionally tough for the Colby College football team, but this season was particularly so.

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    October 20, 2011


    THORNDIKE — It happened so quickly, Alexis Lachance only had time to react, not think. The Winslow High School field hockey team’s goalie saw the giveaway right in front of her, saw Mt. View’s Janelle Thornley with the ball, and the next thing Lachance knew, she was sprawled on the turf.

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    October 20, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rivalry? Not yet

    They’ve played just twice in the last three years, so there’s no grudge through repetition. They sit approximately 60 miles apart, so there’s no disdain through proximity.

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    October 18, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES: Playoffs start now for Eagles

    The Pine Tree Conference Class A playoffs don’t start until Nov. 4, but as far as Messalonskee High School coach Wes Littlefield is concerned, they start this weekend.

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    October 16, 2011

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Flipping out in PTC Class A

    The Pine Tree Conference Class A has been the most entertaining and competitive high school football league in the state this season. If you don’t believe me, follow me as I explain how the PTC could take fans into the football twilight zone as it heads to the postseason.

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    October 14, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: Winslow, Oak Hill renew rivalry

    For a few years in the past decade, Winslow and Oak Hill were rivals in the Pine Tree Conference’s Class B division. Now that both are playing in the Campbell Conference Class C, the Raiders and Black Raiders will meet for the first time since 2008.

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    October 13, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Winslow captains showing the way

    WINSLOW — Winslow High School football coach calls Shane O’Connell “The Gov,” because O’Connell served as the Governor of Boys State this past summer. Siviski calls Vitaliano Tantoco “Vital,” because of his importance to the Black Raiders’ line play.

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    October 12, 2011

    COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Pellerin adjusting quickly to college

    Jordan Pellerin knew what was coming. Even so, the Waterville Senior High School graduate found the life of a Division I college athlete a shock at first

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    October 11, 2011

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOBALL NOTEBOOK: PTC A top seed could go to coin flip

    With three weeks left in the Pine Tree Conference’s Class A regular season, it appears that six teams are fighting for the league’s four playoff spots.

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    October 9, 2011

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Hurt with no end in sight

    When his last, best hope for a normal, pain-free life told Thomas Yerrick that he will not get better, Yerrick did what, at the time, he thought was best. He swallowed a lot of pills and attempted suicide.