Boys' hockey playoffs underway-Southern edition

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Boys’ hockey, the final sport to kick off its postseason, now has its playoffs underway. Cape Elizabeth wound up 14-2-2 after holding off visiting Gorham, 6-4, in last week’s regular season finale. The Capers are the No. 2 seed and earned a bye into Friday’s semifinal round in Lewiston against either No. 3 York (13-5) or sixth-ranked Brunswick (9-9). The regional final is Wednesday of next week and the state final is Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Those games will be played in Lewiston. The South Portland/Waynflete/Freeport co-op team posted a 10-7-1 mark after closing with a 4-1 win at Windham/Westbrook. The squad finished sixth in Class A South and went to No. 3 Biddeford for the quarterfinals Tuesday. The winner moved on to Saturday’s semifinals against No. 2 Falmouth. The Class A South Final is Tuesday of next week and the state game is Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m., in Lewiston. Scarborough finished 3-15 after a 5-0 loss to Cheverus and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

Solid seasons for SMCC hoops teams

Southern Maine Community College once again had a strong basketball season. The men’s team went 18-10, going 11-5 in the Yankee Small College Conference. The Seawolves reached the YSCC semifinals before losing to New Hampshire Technical Institute. The women finished 19-9 (12-4 in conference) and also got to the YSCC semis, losing to the University of Maine-Augusta. Former Deering High standouts Amanda Brett and Abi Ramirez paced the Seawolves in many statistical categories and earned All-Conference mention. 

Legion coaches needed

American Legion baseball is seeking managers and coaches for the senior (19 years and older) division for two teams: Deering-Portland-Westbrook and Bonny Eagle-Gorham-Lake Region-Sacopee Valley-Windham. FMI, 329-9139 or