Angela Bancroft of Paris won her age group and placed seventh overall among women at the Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon in New York on July 25. Bancroft, 41, swam 2.4 miles in 1 hour, 1 minute and 53 seconds, biked 112 miles in 5:37:48, and ran 26.2 miles in 3:30.10. Her overall time of 10:19.21 was second best among amateur women.


Al Payson and Ted Volger of Portland received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame at its 41st induction ceremony Sunday at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Payson was an umpire for more than 30 years in Maine and New York, officiating high school, American Legion and Twilight League games. Volger coached Portland Little League and Babe Ruth teams for 20 years.

Alexis Bogdanovich of South Portland, Charlotte Lewis of Fryeburg Academy and Tayla Trask of Mattanawcook Academy received the Hall of Fame’s Marie W. Noel Softball Scholarships, and Nicholas Lops of Cheverus, Dylan McNally of Forest Hills and Ben Verrill of Gray-New Gloucester received Edward “Packy” McFarland Baseball Scholarships.


Barbara Silke aced the 13th hole at Gorham Country Club on July 29. Silke used a 7-iron for the 110-yard shot, which was witnessed by Nancy Lambert and Kim Brennick.


Sue Tiner used a 5-wood to ace the 156-yard ninth hole at Martindale Country Club in Auburn on July 26. It was Tiner’s second hole-in-one and was witnessed by Donna Brewster and Faye Brickel.


Kathy Murphy scored her first hole-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole at Toddy Brook Golf Course in North Yarmouth during the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association event on July 26. Murphy used a 9-iron for the 80-yard shot, which was seen by Stephanie Babin and Susanne Waltz.


Kathy Harvey used a 7-iron to ace the sixth hole at Toddy Brook Golf Course on July 27. It was Harvey’s first hole-in-one and was witnessed by Kathy Copp and Carol Hall.


Bell Mello carded his first hole-in-one in 65 years of playing, acing the 117-yard 16th hole at Toddy Brook Golf Course on July 28. Mello used a 9-iron for the shot. His playing partners were Pat Baldwin, Thurston Holt and Jean Wilson.