North Sports Roundup
Greely girls' lacrosse clinic
The Greely girls' lacrosse team is offering an instructional clinic for girls in grades K through 8 Saturday, May 2 at Sharps Field next to the North Yarmouth Town Offices (or in the Greely gym in case of inclement weather). Grades K through 4 go from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Grades 5 through 8 are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the girls' lacrosse boosters. FMI, 829-9336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's basketball league taking registration
The Hancock Lumber Women's Summer Basketball League, hosted by Southern Maine Community college, is taking registration for the 2009 season. Games will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights from June 2 through July 9. Registration deadline is May 22. FMI, Becky Roak, email@example.com
New soccer organization debuting
A new soccer organization, Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix, will launch at the Portland Sports Complex this month. Kicking off during April vacation week, all details are available at www.mainepremiersoccer.com
Falmouth Youth Soccer registration
Falmouth Youth Soccer has opened registration for the fall travel season. Any child who is 8 years old by July 30 and/or going into third grade is eligible to play. Evaluations for U-12 and U-13 boys will be held May 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. U-14 boys and girls go May 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. U-12 and U-13 girls try out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 6. All evaluations take place at Portland Sports Center and are mandatory.
Casco Bay Sports co-ed leagues beginning
Several spring co-ed leagues are starting up at Casco Bay Sports. Basketball leagues start Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30. Softball begins Sunday, May 17. There will also be a dodgeball league beginning Tuesday, May 19. FMI, www.cascobaysports.com.
Greater Portland men's Over-50 softball league open for registrations
The Greater Portland Men's Over-50 softball league located in Portland and South Portland and now in its 11th season, is seeking players for the 2009 season. Players who turn 50 prior to Dec. 31 are eligible. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free promotional soccer clinic upcoming
Freeport Recreation and Community Education, along with Challenger Sports, is offering a free promotional soccer clinic Wednesday at the Freeport Middle School gym. U-4 and U-5 go from 12 to 1 p.m. U-6 and U-7 go from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. U-8 through U-12 go from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. FMI, 865-6171 or email@example.com.
First Annual Run or Walk for AIDS upcoming
The Frannie Peabody Center is holding a Beach and Bay 5K Run or Walk for AIDS Saturday, May 2 in Ogunquit, beginning at 11 a.m., and around Back Cove in Portland, starting at 12 p.m. The Portland race is USATF certified. Both races will be professionally timed. FMI, 838-4490 or www.peabodycenter.org.
Run for Hope upcoming
Run for Hope, a 5K run/walk to benefit Catherine McAuley High School in the memory and honor of Jim and Maxine Pouravelis, will be held Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the high school. FMI, 899-0981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Training program for walkers begins
Waynflete cross country coach Brian "Ziggy" Gillespie, a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, is holding a training program for walkers Tuesday evenings May 5 through Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Peak Performance Multisport in Portland. The fee is $125. FMI, 780-8200 or email@example.com.