Former Maine Amateur champion off to good start at Public Links Championship

Ricky Jones of Thomaston shot a 1-over 72 Monday in the opening round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Greensboro, N.C., putting himself into position to qualify for match play.

Jones, a two-time Maine Amateur champion, was tied for 29th place heading into the second round. The top 64 players after today’s round advance to match play.


SENIOR LEGION: Ian McAlister hit a two-run double in a seven-run third inning as Staples Crossing (11-3) erased a 6-1 deficit and went on to a 9-7 win over Kennebunk (7-7) at South Berwick.

JUNIOR LEGION: Nick Kenney had two hits and two RBI, and Cam Jackman added a single and a double and scored twice as Fayette-Staples used a nine-run fifth inning to pull away for an 11-1 win over First Title at Saco.

Chester Jacobs allowed just four hits and an unearned run in six innings, and Bryce Snyder had three hits and two RBI to pace visiting OA Yarmouth to a 6-1 victory over Fayette-Staples.

NECBL: Shane Davis took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but the North Adams SteepleCats rallied for three runs in the eighth to beat the Sanford Mainers 3-2 at Goodall Park.

Sanford managed just three hits, including home runs by Joey Wendle in the fourth and Michael Roth in the seventh.


YOUTH FIELD DAY: The Scarborough Fish & Game Association will host the annual Maine Youth Field Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14.

The goal of the free event is to introduce boys and girls to outdoor recreational activities, including shooting, archery and orienteering, in a supervised setting with qualified instructors.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult, and registration is required by Aug. 11. Contact Mike Scammon at 885-9838 or visit for more information.