SANFORD — Ryan Connarton singled home Leyton Bickford in the bottom of the seventh to lift Sanford to a 5-4 win over Portland in an SMAA baseball game Monday.

Bickford reached on an error to begin the inning, then advanced to third on a single by Marcus Gould.

Nate Martineau went 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI for the Spartans (1-4).

Jake Knop had a single and a double for Portland (2-2), which scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to erase a 4-1 deficit.

SOUTH PORTLAND 8, THORNTON ACADEMY 7: The Red Riots (3-1) took the lead for good on Zach Johnson’s three-run homer in the fifth inning and held off the Golden Trojans (2-2) at South Portland.

South Portland opened the scoring with single runs in the second and third, but Thornton grabbed the lead with four runs in the fourth, highlighted by a two-run double from Tim Smith.

Trailing 8-4 in the seventh, the Trojans rallied for three runs but left the bases loaded.

SCARBOROUGH 12, DEERING 3: Nolan Lamontagne hit a two-run single and Timothy Carion followed with a two-run double in the fifth inning as the Red Storm (3-1) scored seven runs to break open a close game against Deering (2-2) at Scarborough.

Matt Cook, Wyatt Plummer and Zach Alofs each added a double for Scarborough, which led 5-3 before its big inning.

WESTBROOK 13, MASSABESIC 3: Derek Higgins tripled home two runs and Dylan Francoeur added a two-run double during a five-run second inning as the Blue Blazes (3-1) pulled away form the Mustangs (1-2) in a five-inning game at Westbrook.

Higgins finished 3 for 3 with five RBI. Kyle Champagne was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Francoeur was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out seven.

GREELY 7, LAKE REGION 4: The Rangers (4-1) scored five runs in the second inning and held on to defeat the Lakers (1-3) in Cumberland.

Zach Brown hit a two-run triple to highlight the big second inning. Will Neleski (1-1) got the win, allowing two hits and one earned run with three strikeouts in five innings.

Andrew Douglass hit a two-run double for Lake Region in the sixth inning.

YARMOUTH 4, POLAND 2: The Clippers (3-1) scored three runs in the fourth inning and defeated the Knights (2-4) in Poland.

Ethan Belesca (1-0) pitched five innings for the win, allowing four hits and no earned runs. He also hit an RBI single.

WELLS 7, KENNEBUNK 0: Wells (3-2) broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fourth inning, capped by Mike Wrigley’s three-run double, against the Rams (1-5) in Kennebunk.

Wrigley added an RBI single during a three-run fifth.

Camren Cousins went the distance on the mound, striking out four while holding Kennebunk to four hits and a walk.

TRAIP ACADEMY 2, ST. DOMINIC ACADEMY 1: Charlie Driscoll hit a two-run single in the third inning to lift the Rangers (3-1) over the Saints (1-2) in Kittery.

Shane MacNeill (3-0) picked up the win, allowing three hits with four strikeouts in 61/3 innings. Trevor Salema retired the final two batters for the save.

Riley Volpe (0-1) of St. Dom’s pitched a two-hitter with four strikeouts.

SACOPEE VALLEY 11, NYA 1: The Hawks (2-4) scored seven runs in the third inning, highlighted Cameron Cyr’s two-run homer, and defeated the Panthers (2-2) in five innings at South Hiram.

Jared Jordan, D.J. Shea and Brandon Burnell each had a pair of hits for the Hawks. Jordan was the winning pitcher, allowing just two hits in 42/3 scoreless innings

Joe Strabley had an RBI double in the fifth inning for North Yarmouth Academy.

WINTHROP 17, TELSTAR 7: Carson Camick had two hits and drove in three runs for Winthrop (4-1) in a win over the Rebels (1-4) at Kents Hills.


WINDHAM 11, BONNY EAGLE 10: Tyler Woolston had four goals and four assists to lead the Eagles (2-2) over the Scots (1-2) in Windham.

Windham went on a 9-0 run to take an 11-4 lead before holding off a late surge by Bonny Eagle.

Griffin MacVane added three goals for Windham, and Ben Elliott recorded 16 saves.

Tanner McClure scored three goals for Bonny Eagle.

ERSKINE ACADEMY 14, LINCOLN ACADEMY 8: Caleb Tyler scored seven goals to lift Erskine (1-2) to its first win of the season, in Newcastle.

Liam Cullina scored four goals for Lincoln (1-4).


Winslow’s school board has voted in favor of merging its boys’ hockey team with Waterville, moving the possibility of a co-operative program between the two rivals a step closer to reality.

Waterville captured its second consecutive Class B state championship this winter with a 17-player roster that included eight seniors, but school officials are concerned that they might not have enough players to field a team next season.

Winslow finished last in Class B North with only 13 players on its roster, none of whom are seniors.

Waterville has won 22 state championships, including 20 in Class A before the school’s enrollment started to decline. Winslow has won 11 Class B championships – the most of any Maine school.