<p>Travis Barrett covers sports for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, including high school soccer, hockey and lacrosse, as well as local auto racing. An award-winning sports writer, he returned to Maine in 2005 after covering professional and college beats in Rhode Island. He has worked in public relations and sports marketing fields during a five-year hiatus from journalism, including a stint as a social media consultant to NASCAR. Travis lives in Oakland with his wife, Sara, and children, Cooper and Samantha. During his off-hours, he openly roots for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Liverpool Football Club, while just as openly rooting for anyone playing against the New England Patriots.</p>

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