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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  • July 21, 2011

    LOBSTER BOWL: White proves a quick learner

    HEBRON — It was the first football game of Zach White’s career, a preseason game against Maine Central Institute, and he was playing defensive back.

  • July 21, 2011

    BABE RUTH BASEBALL: Central Maine cruises in opener

    FAIRFIELD — Fantastic pitching and defense, combined with timely hits and aggressive baserunning was the formula for Central Maine in the first round of the 14-year old Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday at Keyes Field.

  • July 21, 2011

    LOBSTER BOWL: McKee’s hard work pays off

    HEBRON — When you break it down, all Colin McKee really did was what all good wide receivers do. He saw an opening, and he went for it.

  • July 20, 2011

    BASEBALL: Central Maine wins opening game of Babe Ruth tourney

    FAIRFIELD — Fantastic pitching and defense, combined with timely hits and aggressive baserunning was the formula for Central Maine in the first round of the 14-year olds Babe Ruth state tournament on Wednesday at Keyes Field.

  • July 19, 2011

    BILLIARDS: Reynolds win national title

    Taylor Reynolds competed in the Billiard Education Foundation’s Junior National Championship three times before this summer. Each time was she came home with the same hardware.

  • July 17, 2011

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Uniform is Jeter’s only fault

    The baseball fan inside me and the Boston Red Sox fan inside me are at war. It’s going nuclear, in the form of heartburn and self-reflection.

  • July 15, 2011

    AUTO RACING: Busch tunes up for TD Bank 250

    OXFORD — Kyle Busch ran a few laps around Oxford Plains Speedway, then he’d have his crew tinker with the new car, built by Dale Shaw for Busch to race in the TD Bank 250 on July 24. Then it would be back to the track for some more laps, followed by more work on the car.

  • July 14, 2011

    TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Still not America’s game

    Some thoughts while I wait out the slowest sports day of the year…

  • July 12, 2011

    SOCCER: Locals help team win regionals

    The Portland Phoenix Under-20 men’s soccer team won the Northeast Region with a 4-2 win over the Massachusetts Bulldogs last week. With the win, the Phoenix earned a spot in the national tournament later this month in Tampa, Fla.

  • July 11, 2011

    MAINE AM: Golfers set to tee off

    Ryan Gay can’t hide his enthusiasm for the Portland Country Club.