Pittsfield golfer captures regional high school title

Gavin Dugas of Pittsfield captured the New England schoolboy golf championship Monday at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire.

Dugas, who recently graduated from Maine Central Institute, shot a 2-under 70 to win by a shot over two golfers. There were 47 golfers in the tournament from the six New England states.

“I hit the ball in the spots I wanted to and I putted well from outside 10 feet,” said Dugas.

Dugas shot 2 under on the back nine, which was his opening nine.

“I didn’t lose a ball, which also helped,” he said.

Last October, Dugas captured the Class B individual title at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. He was named the Maine Sunday Telegram schoolboy Player of the Year.

Dugas will play this fall at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Dugas said he came into the New Englands with a lot of confidence after qualifying Saturday for the Optimist World Junior Tournament with a 74 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. The Optimist World Junior will be held July 26-31 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, a former UMaine player, hit four home runs, including two straight at one point, in batting practice before the Tampa Bay Rays’ game Tuesday night against Toronto.

“I got a couple lucky swings,” he said. “You can definitely feel it when you hit it on the sweet spot and it goes. It was fun.”


NBA: Cleveland picked up center Timofey Mozgov’s $5 million contract option for next season.

Mozgov was acquired from Denver for two first-round draft picks in January. The 7-foot-1 Mozgov averaged 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds Cleveland, which was desperate for a rim-protecting big man after losing Anderson Varejao to an Achilles injury.


COLLEGE: A judge granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student.

Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins ruled in favor of defense lawyers who said a juror intentionally withheld information that he was a rape victim during the jury selection process.


U.S. SENIOR OPEN: Fred Couples withdrew from the event because of a back injury.

Couples, 55, has a long history of back trouble. He missed the cut at the Masters and hasn’t played in the last two months. Couples also pulled out of qualifying earlier this month for the U.S. Open, outside his hometown of Seattle.


AEGON INTERNATIONAL: Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki made a winning start to her grass-court season with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova in the second round at Eastbourne, England.


AMERICAN LEGION: Trevor Labonte, Colby Todd and Malcom Hughes combined to throw a no-hitter for Saco Bay PT (1-2) in an 8-2 victory against Noble at York.

Saco Bay PT broke the game open with a five-run first inning, including a three-run homer by Cole Merritt.

– From staff and news services