Panthers beat Raging Bulls in overtime in title game

Shante Wynn’s 15-yard run in overtime lifted the Connecticut Panthers (12-1) to a 37-31 victory over the Southern Maine Raging Bulls (12-1) at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday night for Connecticut’s second straight New England Football League title.

Alexis Colon threw two scoring passes to help the Bulls take a 24-10 halftime lead.

Connecticut tied it at 24 on Jamie Bryant’s 28-yard run midway through the third quarter. The score was tied again at 31-31 when time ran out in the fourth.


CROSS COUNTRY: Falmouth senior Bryce Murdick and Greely sophomore Katherine Leggat-Barr were the top Maine runners at the New England high school cross country championships at Manchester, Connecticut.

Murdick was 19th of 264 boys, running the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 15 seconds – 1:08 behind winner Alex Ostberg of Darien, Connecticut. Leggat-Barr finished in 19:25 to place 32nd of 255. Hannah Debalsi of Westport, Connecticut, won in 17:58.


WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Graeme McDowell shot a 1-under 71 that kept him in the lead – by a single shot – at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

PGA: John Rollins took a two-stroke lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship, birdieing two of the final five holes for a 4-under 68 at Jackson, Mississippi.

LPGA: Laura Davies of Britain shot a 5-under 67 to share the Mizuno Classic lead with Ai Suzuki of Japan and Ilhee Lee of South Korea after the second round at Shima, Japan.


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB: Brandon Berry of West Forks will fight Freddie Sanchez of Worcester, Massachusetts, on the undercard of the Russell Lamour-Alisandi Gibbs fight for the IBA North American middleweight championship at the Portland Expo on Nov. 15.

Berry, 8-0, faces his third opponent in three months. Sanchez, last year’s USA Boxing light welterweight champion as an amateur, has won his first two fights as a pro.


FED CUP: Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Germany in the final at Prague. Kvitova cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 and Safarova beat 10th-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 to put the hosts one win away from the title.


MLS: Peguy Luyindula scored his second playoff goal and the New York Red Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference finals despite a 2-1 loss to D.C. United.

The Red Bulls advanced 3-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 last Sunday.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Brooke Downey and Siobhan McDermott scored for Berwick Academy in a 4-2 loss at Lexington Christian Academy.

– From staff and news services