SkiingNorth Yarmouth skier wins at Junior Nationals

North Yarmouth native Tara Humphries won a Junior National 5-kilometer Nordic ski race Monday at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt.

Humphries, 18, bested a national field of 34 in the women’s 18-19 age division with a time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds.

Bates teammate Sadie James of Avon was third. Other Mainers with notable results Monday: Braden Becker of Yarmouth was seventh of 74 among junior men (ages 16-17) in a 10K classic race; Kaelyn Woods of Gray-New Gloucester was 15th among junior women (16-17) in a 5K classic; and Daniel Streinz of Hersey was seventh among junior men (14-15) in a 5K classic.

Competition continues Wednesday with sprint races.



EXHIBITION: Bob and Mike Bryan won an intergenerational matchup of doubles-playing brothers, beating John and Patrick McEnroe 8-3 in an exhibition at Madison Square Garden.

John McEnroe added some sizzle to the meeting a few months ago when he made critical comments about the current state of doubles, suggesting top players today are the guys who weren’t athletic enough to make it in singles.

HONORED: Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport is now a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The American was joined at Monday’s enshrinement class by five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck and renowned coach Nick Bollettieri.

Davenport won the 1998 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open and 1996 Olympic gold medal to go with three major doubles titles. She held the world’s No. 1 ranking for 98 weeks in her career.



U.S. TEAM: American midfielder Stuart Holden lasted less than a half-hour in his first match since another major knee injury last year.

Holden, unchallenged, fell to the turf in the first half of Bolton’s under-21s game at Everton — his first game appearance since tearing his right ACL in the United States’ 1-0 victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 28.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Olympic silver medalists Patrick Chan and ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are skipping this month’s championships at Ottawa, Ontario.

Chan has won the last three world titles, but is uncertain about continuing to compete. Virtue and Moir are two-time world winners and took the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

– From staff and news services

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