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State Championship Saturday

(NEWS CENTER) - Field hockey, cross-country, and volleyball handed out their championship trophies with some program's adding to their prestige while others captured their first titles.

Field Hockey

Class 'A'

Skowhegan 4 Scarborough 1

Class 'B'

Nokomis 1 York 0

Class 'C'

Foxcroft Academy 1 North Yarmouth Academy 0

Girls Volleyball

Class 'A'

Falmouth 3, Scarborough 1

Class 'B'

Yarmouth 3, Washington Academy 2

Boys Cross Country

Class 'A'

Lewiston 51
Scarborough 94
Bangor 113
Falmouth 160
Gorham 165

Class 'B'

Cape Elizabeth 49
Ellsworth 61
York 128
Freeport 152
Gray-New Gloucester 166

Class 'C'

Driver killed when logging truck rolls over him and into Pizza hut

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The driver of a logging truck was killed Monday when the truck rolled over him and into a restaurant in Skowhegan.

Edward Blais, Skowhegan's police chief, says Mike Morin, the owner of truck, stopped at the Pizza Hut on Madison Avenue/U.S. 201 for lunch. Blais says it appears Morin got out of the truck and walked toward the restaurant when the truck rolled over him and into the restaurant.

State Police examined the truck, which has been removed from the Pizza Hut. Crews have boarded up the spot where the truck hit the building.

Log truck driver killed by his own truck in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A logging truck driver died in a bizarre crash Monday after he was run over by his own truck while stopping to get lunch at a Skowhegan restaurant. Skowhegan and State Police are investigating the crash which took the life of 59 year old Michael Morin of Oakland. According to authorities, he parked his logging truck at the Pizza Hut and was heading into the restaurant when the truck rolled forward and crashed into the restaurant, going through a  wall and killing him in the process. The big question authorities must determine now is what went wrong.  

"They (state police investigators) were looking at the truck to see what would cause it to roll down to the building and at this point I don't have an answer for you as to why this happened but it really is an unfortunate accident this guy was stopping for lunch and he was struck by his own truck,"  Explained Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais.

5th Quarter Top Ten Poll: Week 8

(NEWS CENTER) - For the seventh straight week, Cheverus remains atop the polls.  Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, and Bonny Eagle round out the top five.

1. Cheverus

2. Portland

3. Kennebunk

4. Brunswick

5. Bonny Eagle

6. Leavitt

7. Marshwood

8. South Portland

9. Thornton Academy

10. Scarborough

Week 7: Fifth Quarter Play of the Week Nominees

(NEWS CENTER) - The second-to-last week of the high school football regular season brought more of the same spectacular plays.  Here are this week's five nominees:

1. South Porltand's Hayden Owen goes full extension for the catch in traffic

2. MCI's Jonathan Santiago breaks an 89-yard run for a touchdown

3. Cheverus RB Liam LaFountain shakes off a pair of tacklers en route to a 55-yd TD

4. Westbrook's Maurice Jonhson outruns everyone for an 85 yard score

5.  Poland's John Fossett forces a fumble then teammate Everett Bertrand scoops and returns the ball for a 40-yard touchdown. 

To vote, click on the link below: 

http://lms.usatodayhss.com/portland-me/

"The Joker" charged with driving drunk in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) - Police didn't need Batman to help them arrest the Joker in central Maine over the weekend.

A man returning from a Halloween party and wearing makeup like the Joker was charged with drunken driving after crashing his car in Pittsfield early Sunday.

Police say 64-year-old Dennis Lalime lost control of his car at about 2 a.m., then struck multiple trees and rocks before coming to a rest. Lalime wasn't injured.

The Morning Sentinel reports that a nearby homeowner heard the crash and called police, who arrested Lalime on an operating under the influence charge.

In his booking photo, Lalime's face is painted white, with dark circles around his eyes, and his hair is dyed bright green, just like the villain in the Batman series.

A working telephone number couldn't be located for Lalime.