Friday, December 13, 2013
• The University of Southern Maine will induct seven new members to the Husky Hall of Fame on Sept. 29. The inductees are longtime men's tennis coach Phillip A. Cole, baseball standout Jason Crepeau (class of 1998), golfer Douglas Hall (1966), women's soccer and basketball player Ali Hathaway Bennett (2001), softball pitcher Melissa Henderson Pelletier (2005), field hockey All-American Jessie Superchi Gaudioso (2005) and women's basketball standout Susan Ware Page (1999).
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• The Maine Lightning U12 travel baseball team compiled a 7-1 record and reached the quarterfinals at a recent 104-team tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Lightning went 6-0 in pool play and won their first game in the elimination round before losing in the quarterfinals.
Team members are Brendan Tinsman of Cape Elizabeth; Colin Coyne, Jacob Preston and Aidan Smith of Falmouth; Jared Brooks and Morgan Pratt of Scarborough; Griffin Watson and Jack Kilbride of Portland; AJ Eisenhart and Wade Sansone of Cumberland; Jackson Caruso of Yarmouth; and Mike Gilman of Windham. The team is coached by Mike D'Andrea, Tom Coyne and John Eisenhart.
• Eric Erskine, a powerlifter from Sidney, was chosen as Maine Games Male Athlete of the Year.
Competing in the 181-pound weight class and 50-54 age group in March, Erskine set Maine Games records in the squat and dead lift, as well as overall weight. He holds 13 Maine Games powerlifting records.
• Steve Deutsch sank his sixth hole-in-one on Sept. 3, acing the 149-yard 18th hole at the Rockland Golf Club. Deutsch, in a foursome with Skip Heald, Randy Hooper and Peter Stuart, used a 7-iron for the shot.
• Butch Gagnon aced the fourth hole at Toddy Brook Golf Course on Sept. 4. Gagnon used a pitching wedge for the 120-yard shot, which was witnessed by Larry Spires, Skip Crowley and Art Stevens.
• Susan Gilpatrick-Smart aced the 143-yard 14th hole at Portland Country Club on Sept. 4. She was playing with Jan Ronan and Sally Gilpatrick.
• Bruce Forsley of Scarborough recorded his fifth hole-in-one on the 180-yard ninth hole at Martindale Country Club on Sept. 6. Forsley used a 6-iron for the shot, which was witnessed by Joey Joseph, Rick Cook, Rick Whelan and John Kimball.
• Bob Patton used an 8-iron to ace the 140-yard eighth hole at Rivermeadow Golf Club on Sept. 6. The shot was witnessed by Ray Turgeon, Jerry Paradis, Paul St. Clair and Joel Marquis.
• Ray Jean made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole at Portland Country Club on Sept. 6. Jean used a 5-hybrid for the 174-yard shot, which was witnessed by Ted Frois.
• Tom Cloutier carded his second career hole-in-one on Sept. 7 at the Purpoodock Club, acing the 240-yard, par-4 first hole. Dan Honan and Tim Downing witnessed the shot.
• Tommy Thompson recorded a hole-in-one on the 293-yard, par-4 10th hole at Poland Spring Golf Course on Sept. 8. The shot was witnessed by Cy Thompson, Dan Bouttenot, Denis Bouttenot and several other players on adjacent holes.
• Earl Fargo scored his first hole-in-one on the 125-yard, 18th hole at Rockland Golf Club, using a 5-iron. Bob Wiggins, Len Goeke and Bob Cremonni witnessed the shot.
• The 1930 yacht Quest won the Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta in Newport, R.I., over the weekend of Sept. 1-2. Quest, a Fife 8-meter recently restored by boat builders French & Webb of Belfast, also won the Opera House Cup on Aug. 19 in Nantucket, Mass.