Tri-County team hits it out of the park and into the World Series

The Tri-County 13U Babe Ruth baseball team includes, in front, from left, Coach Tom Morton (Paris), Tyler Hill (Bethel), Charlie Morton (Paris), Jake Mills (Oxford), Wyatt Williamson (Woodstock), Cody Allen (Bridgton) and Rodney Bean (Norway). In back, from left, are Coach Janek Luksza (Hebron), Dylan Desroches (Rumford), Ayden Desanctis (Lovell), Duncan Hurd (Harrison), Cameron Godbois (Rumford), Jonny Pruett (Waterford), Janek Luksza (Hebron) and Coach Gary Williamson.

PARIS — The coaches and players from the Tri-County 13U Babe Ruth baseball team hope to slide safely home, bringing with them the championship title from the youth World Series, which starts next weekend. The team — comprised of 11 kids from Norway, Paris, Hebron, Harrison, Waterford, Woodstock, Bethel, Stoneham, Bridgton, Lovell, Rumford and Mexico — will head […]

Norway native Amelia Moore continues her fight to the Olympics

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Norway native Amelia Moore, with her coach Robert Crawford, out in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the most recent Olympic qualifiers for women's boxing.

COLUMBIA, Md. — Norway native Amelia Moore believes the third time will be the charm to realize her Olympic dreams. The amateur boxer, who now resides in Maryland, returned home Sunday from the second round of Olympic qualifiers in Colorado Springs, Colo. She spent nine days out West, fighting for four of those. She won two […]

Norway celebrates its snowshoe history with a festival this weekend

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Competitors try to race across the finish line during last year's Snowshoe Wife Carry - the only of its kind in the world - during the Norway Snowshoe Festival

NORWAY — A candle-lit snow-filled trek, a three-legged race, musical chairs and a wife carrying contest, all of this and more can be done for free — and on snowshoes — as part of the fifth annual Norway Snowshoe Festival this weekend. The three-day event is organized by the Norway-based Western Foothills Land Trust with help from Norway […]

Oxford Plains Dragway meeting heats up the crowd

It was standing room only on Sunday afternoon as roughly 150 people attend the racers meeting for the Oxford Dragway.

OXFORD — If attendance at Sunday’s meeting was any indication, Oxford Plains Dragway is revving up for a spectacular 2015 season. It was standing room only at Oxford’s Anderson Staples American Legion Post 112 on King Street with the roughly 150 people in attendance spilling over into the vestibule. Oxford Plains Dragway owner Jeff Shock and […]

Ice fishermen are a special kind of fish out of water

David Billings, of Otisfield, holds a 21.5 inch togue, or lake trout, he caught while ice fishing on Thompson Lake on Sunday.

OTISFIELD—David Billings steps outside of the shanty his grandson built and immediately points his finger to the orange flag that’s tipped up from the hole in the ice just 15 feet beyond. He quickly walks over to the edge of the ice, bends down and looks at the line. “I think he stole my bait,” […]

Moore takes down opponent to honor coach

(From left) Assistant coach Thomas Langley Jr., Ron Stephens and Norway native and Olympic hopeful Amelia Moore pose for a photo after Moore's victory against Lindsay Kyajohnian on Saturday night at an event put on by the Portland Boxing Club.

PORTLAND—When Norway native Amelia Moore stepped into the boxing ring Saturday night, she knew what she had to do. There was no other option, nor was their a doubt in her mind—she would emerge victorious. She had to—not for herself, but for her coach, Thomas Langley Sr., who was hospitalized at the time of Moore’s […]

Norway native fights her way to the Olympics

Norway native Amelia Moore and her coach and trainer ,Thomas Langley Sr., snap a post-win photo after the South Atlantic Regional Golden Gloves Novice Finals at Sugar Ray Gym in Palmer Park, Md.

Amelia Moore hits the ring in Portland on Saturday By Erin Place COLUMBIA, Md.—Norway native and the 2014 Maryland Novice Golden Gloves champion Amelia Moore is going for the one-two punch when she fights in Portland this weekend—she’ll further her boxing career and her local friends and family get to see her compete. The 24-year-old […]