Russ Nutting of Limerick was elected to the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. He will be inducted in a ceremony at the LaRenaissance Banquet Hall in East Windsor, Conn., on Jan. 30.

Nutting won more than 200 feature races in New England and Canada during his 53-year career, including championships at Oxford Plains and Arundel. He competed in super modifieds, late models, cut downs and modifieds, and served as an official after retiring.

Other 2010 inductees are drivers Punky Caron, Dan Meservey and Jerry Dolliver; car owners Rich and Ray Garuti, Stanley Matczak and Vic Kangas; and “Speedway Scene” publisher Val LeSieur.


Basketball teams from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will compete Nov. 20-21 in the BST-NNE Exposure Showcase at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.

The Maine squad includes Tanner Hyland of South Portland, John Amabile of Deering, Graham Safford of Hampden Academy, James Ek of Portland, Liam Langaas of York, Chris Braley of Nokomis, Tristan Thomas and Zach Blodgett of Bangor, Tyler McFarland of Camden Hills and Will Cartwright of Piscataquis.

Proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.


Tim O’Wril of Saco scored a hole-in-one at Dunegrass on Oct. 19. O’Wril used a 10-iron to make the 155-yard shot on the 13th hole.


Herb Tyler made a hole-in-one at Spring Meadows on Oct. 12. He made the 115-yard shot on the sixth hole with a 5-iron. It was witnessed by Gene Strong and Steve Guthrie.


Ed Higgins of Saco used a hybrid to ace the 155-yard 13th hole at Riverside North Golf Course on Sept. 8. The shot was witnessed by Paul Lagasse of Auburn and Ken Hagen of Scarborough.


Marina Douglass made a hole-in-one on the third hole during the Pumpkin Scramble at Fox Ridge Golf Club on Sunday. She used a driver for the shot, which was witnessed by Tom Blackburn, Reggie Gordon and Ed Michaud.