Gorham High senior Grace McGouldrick was named the Gatorade Maine softball player of the year Monday.

McGouldrick, who will play at the University of Maine, is the first Gorham player to receive this honor.

At the time of her selection, McGouldrick was hitting .692 with five home runs, 28 runs and 19 RBI. She is also Gorham’s No. 1 pitcher with a 5-3 record, 1.82 ERA, and 114 strikeouts and just 18 walks in 73 innings. She has pitched one no-hitter and four shutouts.

The Rams finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and are seeded fifth in the Class A South playoffs.

McGouldrick is a returning Maine Sunday Telegram All-State player and a two-time all-SMAA first-team selection.

BOYS’ TENNIS: Waynflete continued undefeated, losing just two games while defeating fifth-seeded Madison (7-4), 5-0 in a Class C South semifinal in Portland.

The top-ranked Flyers ran their record to 14-0 behind 6-0, 6-0 straight-set victories by Shuhao Liu at third singles, as well as the doubles teams of Ben Adey/Aidan Kieffer and Ben Lualdi/Chris Register. First singles’ Thorne Kieffer and second singles’ Nick Wagg managed 6-1, 6-0 victories.


FOOTBALL: The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

The growing bowl lineup led to the NCAA determining in 2015 that 5-7 teams with the best Academic Progress Ratings would be bowl eligible if there were not enough six-win teams to fill the then-80 spots. Three 5-7 teams played in bowls in 2015 and two did so in 2016. None were needed last season when the number of FBS bowl slots dropped to 78 (39 games, not including the national title game) with the Poinsettia Bowl folding.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Patrick Myers, a Kennebunk native who spent the last four seasons as the associate head coach at Penn, was named the Lafayette head coach.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Doctors who performed exams in Boston concluded Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during last month’s final that would have affected his performance.

Karius was injured in a collision with Sergio Ramos while defending a corner kick in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid on May 26 at Kiev, Ukraine. Karius remained in the game and gave up two goals after the incident.


GRAND PRIX: World champion Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada will skip this year’s events.

Osmond won the world title in March, a month after taking an individual bronze medal in the women’s competition at the Olympics. She also was a part of Canada’s gold medal-winning team in South Korea.


U.S. OPEN: Adam Scott kept alive his 17-year streak playing in all the majors with a two-putt from 30 feet for par on his final hole at Columbus, Ohio. And even-par 72 for a 6-under 138 total was just enough for him to avoid a 10-man playoff for the final qualifying spot.

“It’s a nice streak to keep going, but it will be better if I win the U.S. Open,” Scott said. “I’m playing all these majors to win them, not just to show up.”

– Staff and news report

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