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Sports briefs for Aug. 15, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports, Special to the BDN

Winkin service available via webcast

WATERVILLE, Maine — There will be a memorial service for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin on Sunday at noon at Colby’s Lorimer Chapel and a reception to follow at Page Commons.

For those unable to attend, Rob Munzing of Munzing Media will have a live stream of the service at:

Winkin had over 300 wins with the Mules’ baseball program. He died in July at age 94.

Winkin was inducted into the 2013 Class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Winkin was at Colby from 1955 to 1974 and also served as athletics director.

He won 1,043 games during his time at Colby, Maine and Husson University, and was inducted into 11 halls of fame, including the College Baseball Hall of Fame last year.

Former Maranacook star named Bowdoin assistant coach

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Former Maine high school standout Toby Martin has been named assistant coach for the Bowdoin women’s basketball team.

Martin, a 2005 graduate of Maranacook High School and two-time Maine All-State selection, fills the position vacated by K.J. Krasco, who was named the head coach at Middlebury College earlier this summer.

A three-time Kennebec Valley Conference Player of the Year at Maranacook, Martin played Division II basketball at Franklin Pierce University where she helped lead the Ravens to the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference Championship and a pair of NCAA Regional titles. In 2009, she was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team as Franklin Pierce advanced to the national final.

After graduation, Martin played professionally in Germany for three years for the Qtsu Dragons, twice leading the league in scoring. She was also an assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine, where she served under head coach Gary Fifield.

Panthers’ Newton will play at least a quarter Sunday

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will play at least one quarter against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

He might play more, depending on how the Carolina offensive line holds up against the Chiefs.

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson returned to practice this week after missing half of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Teens busted after sneaking into home of basketball star Ray Allen

MIAMI — Seven teenagers were questioned by south Florida police after sneaking into the house of former Miami Heat basketball star Ray Allen and could face charges after frightening his wife and children, officials say.

“Mrs. Allen woke up … and screamed out to them, ‘What are you doing in my house,’” said Coral Gables Police spokeswoman Kelly Denham.

The group of 18- and 19-year-olds had entered the house early Thursday through an unlocked back door and quickly fled once Allen’s wife, Shannon Walker Allen, yelled at them.

Mrs. Allen called police, who investigated a party at a house next door and learned that some of the suspects were at another nearby home.

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