North Sports Roundup
Hulst steps down at NYA
North Yarmouth Academy boys' hockey coach Kent Hulst, a former Portland Pirates standout, will step down from his position as coach, director of the NYA hockey program and manager of Travis Roy Ice Arena as of April 30. Hulst has accepted a position as the coach of the Portland Junior Pirates juinor 'A' team in Saco.
NYA competes at Junior Olympics
North Yarmouth Academy freshman Aldis Gamble competed at the recent Juinor Olympic Championships for fencing in Memphis, Tenn. Gamble qualified by winning the Cadet (under 17-years-old) gold medal and earning the silver in the Junior (under 20-years-old) qualifier for foil in the New England Division (Maine and Hampshire).
Greely baseball holding auction
Greely baseball is holding its annual "Legends of Maine" auction on Feb. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Val Halla Banquet Center in Cumberland. This year's event features University of Southern Maine coach Ed Flaherty and St. Joseph's College coach Will Sanborn. FMI, email@example.com.
Yarmouth seeking coaches
Yarmouth High School is seeking an assistant girls' lacrosse and a junior varsity softball coach for the spring season. Aditionally, there are openings for junior varsity field hockey, assistant varsity football, girls' varsity basketball and boys' junior varsity basketball. Also, there's an opening for an 8th grade softball position at Harrison Middle School. FMI, 846-2329.
Atlantic Sportswear hosting lacrosse stringing clinic
Atlantic Sportswear's new lacrosse division and retail store LAXPROS is hosting a stringing clinic for players and coaches Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at 36 Waldron Way, Portland (off Riverside Street). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot (space is limited). Don't forget to bring your stick head and the Laxpros Doctor will help you out. FMI, laxpros.com.
Day of Hockey fundraiser upcoming
"A Day of Hockey" to benefit the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital will be held Feb. 28 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. There will be youth games beginning at 7 a.m., a contest between the Southern Maine Law Enforcement All-Stars and the Portland Fire Department at 12 p.m. and a Portland Pirates vs. Albany River Rats contest at 4 p.m. The cost is $12. FMI, mmc.org.
Running program set to begin
The Nor'Easter Run training/racing program for male and female runners of any level of ability, led by Maine Running of Hall of Fame coach Ziggy Gillespie, begins March 3. There will be Wednesday workouts at 6 p.m. and several races, including the Beach to Beacon. FMI, email@example.com.
Back Bay lax registration
Back Bay Lacrosse is now accepting registration for Portland area boys and girls in grades 3-8. Practices start in early April. FMI, backbaylacrosse.com.
Maine Lacrosse training new officials
The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association (MLOA) needs more officials to support boys' lacrosse at Maine high schools, middle school and youth events and is hosting a certification course beginning Feb. 28 at the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Middle School in Yarmouth. The cost of training is $20, which is deducted from your dues when you are certified. FMI, mainelaxofficials.org.