Mike Ridley

of West Baldwin and Peter Grosso of Westbrook are among five who will be inducted into the University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Oct. 2.

Ridley, a 1992 graduate, was a three-time captain of the baseball team and a two-time All-NAIA District 5 player. He was also a member of the 1988 and 1989 golf teams that reached the NAIA championships.

Grosso, a 1995 graduate, earned All-NAIA District 5 recognition in each of his four seasons with the men’s soccer team. In 1993, he was a Maine Athletic Conference co-player of the year and received USCAA All-America honorable mention status.

The other inductees are Chris Bessey of Jay, Debbie Gagnon Gendreau of Hampden and Candice Berger Parent of Oakland.


Gwyneth McPherson, the lead trainer and director of the Pineland Farms Equestrian Center in New Gloucester, and Lawool, a 17-year-old Dutch-bred gelding, won the United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Grand Prix open division championship on Sept. 16 in Saugerties, N.Y.

McPherson and Lawool’s score of 63.23 percent topped a field of 10 professional competitors.

Pineland Farms rider Carissa Lizotte, riding Cadence, a 3-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, placed fourth in the training level open division finals.

Putting Children First, a golf tournament hosted by Webhannet Golf Club in Kennebunk on Sept. 17, raised nearly $50,000 for York County charities.

Recipients were York County Shelter Programs, Caring Unlimited and the Church Community Outreach Program.


The MaineLine Coalition’s Do Good With Your Game celebrity golf tournament, held Sept. 13 at Nonesuch River Golf Club in Scarborough, raised more than $25,000 for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

More than 130 golfers took part.


Kerry Hall made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole at Willowdale Golf Club on Sept. 18. She used a 4-iron for the shot, which was witnessed by Brendan Hall.


• Ian MacDonald aced the sixth hole at Sable Oaks Golf Club on Sept. 22. MacDonald used an 8-iron for the 170-yard shot, which was witnessed by Larry Wichroski, Walter Fletcher and Mark Payne.