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North Sports Roundup

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North Sports Roundup

Halligan a Coach of the Year finalist

Longtime Falmouth boys' soccer coach Dave Halligan was recently named the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Region I (New England) Coach of the Year and is one of eight finalists for the national award, to be presented Friday night in Philadelphia. Halligan, who has won 277 games and nine state championships (two in Class C and seven of the past 10 in Class B) in his 23 seasons at Falmouth, was named Coach of the Year back in 1998.

"They thought I was a good coach when I had Roger Levesque and now I'm a good coach when I have (All-American) Gabe Hoffman-Johnson," Halligan joked.

Hoffman-Johnson will also be in attendance in Philadelphia, receiving recognition for his second straight All-American selection.

Falmouth girl wins Hoop Shoot

Falmouth's Allie Clement won the girls' 12-13 age group in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday at McAuley High School. Clement advanced to the district championship this coming Sunday at Bath Middle School.

Waynflete seeking 7th grade lax coach

Waynflete School needs a 7th grade girls' lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season. Coaching and/or playing experience is required. Interested applicants should e-mail a letter, resume and list of three references to athletic director Ross Burdick at ross_burdick@waynflete.org.

USM hosting 3-on-3 benefit tournament

The 16th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out Childhood Cancer 3-on-3 Challenge will take place Sunday, Jan. 31 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Registration is encouraged with the field limited to 36 teams. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273 or jparadise@mainecul.org.

Umpire certification classes upcoming

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding baseball umpire certification classes, beginning Sunday, Jan. 31, for umpires above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. FMI, 846-5997.

Baseball pitching clinic upcoming

Ryne Lawson of the Portland Sea Dogs and former Deering High standout Ryan Reid, now pitching in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, will instruct the basics of pitching Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Falmouth Middle School gym. Ages 8 to 12 will go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 18 go from 5:30 to 7 p.m. FMI, 781-5253.

Yarmouth seeking coaches

Yarmouth High is seeking first team baseball, junior varsity softball, first team boys' lacrosse, junior varsity field hockey and assistant girls' lacrosse coaches. Also, there's an opening for an 8th grade softball position at Harrison Middle School. FMI, 846-2329.

Casco Bay Sports offering January sports leagues

Casco Bay Sports in Portland is offering four new sports leagues in January. Sunday 6-on-6 floor hockey begins Jan. 17 at Riverton Community Center. Monday night bowling starts Jan. 18 at Yankee Lanes. Sunday evening co-ed Hoops kicks off Jan. 24 at the East End Community Center. Sunday evening indoor soccer starts Jan. 31 at YourSpace in Gorham. FMI, cascobaysports.com.

Falmouth Little League registration open

Falmouth Little League player and coach registration is now open for the 2010 season. T-ball, baseball and softball boys, girls and coaches should register at falmouthlittleleague.net. The cost is $60 for players age 5-12 and $85 for players 13-16. There will be a $25 late fee for registrations received after Feb. 28. FMI, 797-7633, active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1820479, or rileyjack2351@msn.com.

Special Olympics seeking flag football volunteers

Special Olympics of Cumberland County is seeking high school student volunteers to help out with the upcoming flag football league. All games will take place at YourSpace in Gorham from 5-7 p.m. beginning this Saturday and going through March 6. FMI, Jamie Chamberlain, 883-0458, or Judi Joy, wsjudi@hotmail.com.