Before the season, baseball coaches in the Telegram League talked about the balance in the league. They said there was no clear-cut favorite, although Westbrook was widely regarded as one of the top teams.

Last Thursday’s game between Westbrook (4-0) and Massabesic (0-4) may indicate that the coaches were right. Westbrook trailed 3-1 before rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 4-3 victory.

The Blazes looked strong in their first two games but made five errors against the Mustangs.

There’s more evidence the league could be wide open. Biddeford, the defending Western Class A champion, notched a 4-3 win over Deering, the defending Telegram League champion, but then the Tigers traveled to South Portland on Thursday and lost 11-1.

Several teams could be in the running for the league title.

After dropping its opening game against Cheverus, Scarborough has won three straight, including a 4-1 victory Friday against Thornton Academy. That one was a pitchers’ duel between Ryan Mancini of Scarborough and Jeff Gelinas of the Golden Trojans. Wessel pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10, while Gelinas and Carlton Pendleton combined to allow five Scarborough hits.


IF IT’S TRUE that walks give coaches gray hairs, then Medomak Valley and Leavitt did their share in contributing to their coaches’ premature grayness in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference baseball game Friday.

Medomak (2-2) walked 13 batters, while Leavitt (1-3) gave up 11 walks. The Hornets scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh to record an 11-10 win.


CAMDEN HILLS girls’ tennis coach Karen Brace was a little bit in awe of how well her team played in its home opener Wednesday against Gardiner.

Except for a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles by Emma Blakeley, every match was a 6-0, 6-0 victory for Camden Hills.

Carissa English and Abby Blakeley won at second and third singles. Christine Forcillo and Camilla Walker at first doubles and Kayla Hart and Erica Alex at second doubles did likewise.

Brace called it “the most unbelievable result of any match in my seven years of coaching.”

So what happened Friday at Maranacook? The Windjammers repeated their performance, losing only two games.

Also Friday in York, a rematch of the Western Class B boys’ final took place between the Wildcats and visiting Cape Elizabeth. As was the case last June, the Capers won by a score of 5-0.

Cape Elizabeth went on to win the state title a year ago despite entering the playoffs as the fifth seed, because of Western Maine Conference losses to Waynflete (twice) and Falmouth. On Wednesday, Cape Elizabeth hosts Falmouth in what could be — if the Heal point system doesn’t louse it up by seeding both schools in the same bracket — a preview of the regional final.

But first, York plays at Falmouth today.

— Staff writers Tom Chard and Glenn Jordan contributed to this report.