Portland Sports Roundup
Portland lacrosse opening
Portland High is seeking an assistant varsity girls' lacrosse coach for the 2010 season. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMCC women win conference title
The Southern Maine Community College women's basketball team won the Yankee Small College Conference championship last weekend, downing Eastern Maine CC, 64-57, in the semifinals (thanks to 14 points and 13 rebounds from Alisa Sweet and 13 points and 13 boards from Rachel Del Camp) and Central Maine CC, 59-47, in the championship game. Sweet and DelCamp combined for 36 points and 25 rebounds. Amanda Chandler added 15 points. Del Camp was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Chandler was named the tournament's Outstanding Offensive Player. SMCC will next compete in the USCAA National Tournament March 2-6 in Uniontown, Pa. The men weren't as fortunate. After beating Vermont Tech on the road in a quarterfinal game, 90-81 (behind 23 points and 10 rebounds from Coleman Findlay), the Seawolves fell 87-85 to NHTI in the semifinals, despite four players in double figures, led by Josh Mackie with 17. SMCC didn't qualify for the national tournament and wound up 17-12.
SMCC hoops stars honored
Three SMCC basketball players were recently honored at the Yankee Small College Conference awards banquet in Lewiston. Coleman Findlay of the men's team was named to the all-conference team. Rachel Del Camp and Alisa Sweet of the women's squad made the all-conference team as well. Del Camp was chosen as the YSCC Women's Player of the Year.
Portland Porpoises holding open registration
The Portland Porpoises swim team is holding open registration on Sunday, March 28, at 4 p.m., at the Riverton Community Pool in Portland. Beginning March 22, new swimmers are invited to join the team in practice for a free week. FMI, email@example.com or portlandporpoises.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.
Maine Premier Lacrosse offering 8th grade division
Maine Premier Lacrosse is offering a session for 8th grade boys who want to transition into high school programs. The session is hled Tuesdays from March 9 through April 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Portland Indoor Sports Complex. Cost is $150. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org or mainepremierlax.com.