Portland Sports Roundup
Deering wrestling 10th at states, Cheverus 15th
For the first time in a long time, the Deering wrestling team failed to produce a state champion this winter. The Rams did manage to come in 10th at the Class A meet in North Berwick Saturday with a score of 39.5 Cheverus had 10 points and came in 15th. Noble (135.5) won the title. Deering did have a pair of runner-ups. Heavyweight standout Tyler DeBardino lost 5-1 to Mt. Ararat's Henry Chandler in the 285-pound final. Deiondrea Howard fell 9-4 to Noble's Jake Bagley in the 135-pound division. Harrison Stein made it to the consolation final, but was pinned 53 seconds in by Massabesic's Ethan Norwald. For Cheverus, Iain Whitis won the consolation final in the 103-pound class, edging Massabesic's Lucas Dion, 3-2. Portland did not score.
Portland High athletic trainer honored
Longtime Portland High School athletic trainer Audrey McKenzie was recently named the NATA District 1 Winner of the SSATC/Gatorade Recognition Award for her excellent work as and athletic trainer and for going above and beyond in the school and community.
Portland Babe Ruth registration
Portland Babe Ruth is holding registration for youth 13 to 15 at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m., on Feb. 24 and March 3. Any youth who reside in the city, born between May 1, 1994 and April 30, 1997 are eligible to register to tryout. The fee is $150. FMI, leaguelineup.com/pbr.
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.
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.
Open basketball offered
Pick-up basketball games for high schoolers and adults are taking place twice a week from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Mondays at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., and Thursdays at the University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave. The cost is $5 a night. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
Bowdoin hosting Girls and Women in Sports Day
Bowdoin College is hosting Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Farley Field House. The event, featuring free sports clinics taught by varsity women student-athletes from several sports, is free and open to girls in grades K-12. Grades K-3 go from 12 to 2 p.m. Grades 4-12 go from 2 to 4 p.m. FMI, bowdoin.edu/athletics.
McAuley seeking softball coach
Catherine McAuley High School needs a varsity softball coach for the 2010 season. Candidates should have a solid background in softball as a player and/or coach. Previous coaching experience is preferred. FMI, 797-3802, ext. 2052, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.