Six finalists named for Miss Maine softball

Alyssa Williamson of Scarborough and Amber Kelly of Noble were among the six finalists named Tuesday for Miss Maine softball.

The other finalists are Erin Brayden of Thornton Academy, Kaylie Andrews of Traip Academy, Emily McKenney of Madison and Kylee Knight of Messalonskee.

The winner will be announced June 26.


FCBL: Brian Campbell led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double and scored on a single by Kevin Foley to lift the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide at Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

The Raging Tide rallied from a 4-3 deficit to tie the game in the top of the ninth when Rahiem Cooper singled and later scored on a wild pitch.

NECBL: Richard Vrana gave up one run on three hits, striking out six and walking two over 61/3 innings to earn the win for the Sanford Mainers (3-2) in a 2-1 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats (1-2) at Keene, New Hampshire.


SHOOTING CONVICTION: A man identified by prosecutors as the organizer of a bungled 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was convicted of murder and burglary, and immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A 12-person jury deliberated nearly four hours before finding Jason Mitchell, 25, guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy imposed the mandatory life sentence.

NFL: Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole early Monday.

Joie Chitwood III, the Daytona International Speedway president, said he would like the Jaguars to play an exhibition on the track’s infield.


GERRY WEBER OPEN: Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet and sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny crashed out in the first round at Halle, Germany.

Robin Haase of the Netherlands defeated Gasquet 6-4, 6-4, and Ivo Karlovic of Croatia hit 22 aces on his way to a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Youzhny.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: The surprising United States reached the semifinals for the first time in 20 years after beating South Africa 4-2 at The Hague, Netherlands.

The 10th-ranked Americans won their group and will meet Australia on Thursday. Argentina and the Netherlands will meet in the other semifinal in a rematch of the 2010 final.


MAY-TREANOR BIRTH: Misty May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Malia.

May-Treanor announced on her Facebook page that the baby was born last week. She also posted a picture of her husband, a former major league baseball player and former Sea Dogs catcher, Matt Treanor, holding his newborn daughter.


COACH’S NEPHEW DIES: The 48-year-old nephew of Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was killed in a car accident just two days before the team’s World Cup opener, police said.

– From staff and news reports