Jon Roberts has been hired as the first full-time head women’s volleyball coach at Saint Joseph’s College in the 38-year history of program.

Roberts was coach of the Scarborough High volleyball team for the last eight years, and since 2010 has also been involved in the Maine club volleyball scene, as coach for the Maine Juniors Volleyball Club for eight years.

At Scarborough, Roberts won two Class A state titles.

“Saint Joseph’s has made a significant commitment to the success of the volleyball program with the creation of this new position,” said Roberts. “There is a great history of successful sports teams on campus and I am very excited to start building the volleyball program up to that level.”


EMPIRE LEAGUE: The Puerto Rico Islanders scored two unearned runs in the second and added three more in the fifth in a 6-2 win over the Old Orchard Beach Surge at Agudar, Puerto Rico.

Starter Wendell Floranus got the win (8-7) with seven scoreless innings, scattering four singles with 15 strikeouts and no walks.

John Tierney and Daniel Dominguez each had two hits for the Surge (9-8).

AMERICAN LEGION: Dylan Minor went 3 for 4 with two RBI as Yankee Ford beat Topsham Post 8-1 in Zone 3 game at Bowdoinham.

Jake Poole had a double for Yankee Ford (9-0).


BRITISH OPEN: Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen was among 12 players who made it into the British Open on Tuesday through local final qualifying with rounds of 71-72 to make it by one shot.


TOUR DE FRANCE: After being cleared of doping, Chris Froome is ready “to make history” in France.

Froome will be on the starting line on Saturday aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain in the elite club of five-time champions of cycling’s biggest race.

On Monday, cycling authorities cleared Froome of any wrongdoing despite an abnormal doping test result.

– Staff and news service report

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