Portland Sports Roundup
Fitzpatrick leads Norwich to NCAA title game
Former Cheverus player Mollie Fitzpatrick (a sophomore) and the Norwich women's hockey team reached the NCAA Division III national championship game last weekend before losing, 7-2, to Amherst. The Cadets beat Plattsburgh State, 3-2, in the quarterfinals, then edged Elmira, 3-2, in the semifinals.
McAuley seeks coach
Catherine McAuley High School has an opening for a varsity girls' basketball coach. Prior high school coaching experience is preferred. Strong leadership, teaching and communication skills are required. FMI, 797-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheverus inducts new Hall of Fame members
Cheverus will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on March 28. The group includes John P. Cimino, Class of 1961, a basketball standout and a member of the school's 1961 state championship team; Santo A. Cimino, 1962, who earned three varsity letters in basketball; Phillip "Jack" Dawson, 1952, a football, basketball and track standout who is now a member of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame and the man behind the Cheverus summer sports program; Peter J. Foley, 1963, a state record-setting swimmer; and Ronald L. Lemieux, 1973, a football, basketball and baseball star. The ceremony will be held at the Portland Regency Hotel at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. FMI, 774-6238 or email@example.com.
Waynflete lacrosse clinic upcoming
Longtime Waynflete varsity lacrosse coaches Cathie Connors and Bob Johnson will conduct clinics for boys and girls in grades 3-6 during the month of May. The clinics will emphasize fundamentals and prepare young athletes for competitive play. The first clinic is May 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Fore River Fields. Athletes must bring their own sticks, cleats and protective equipment. Clinics are open to all. FMI, 774-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Porpoises holding open registration
The Portland Porpoises swim team is holding open registration 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.
Lacrosse stringing clinics continue
Atlantic Sportswear's new lacrosse retail store LAXPROS will host a men's stringing clinic Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Clinics are held at 36 Waldron Way in Portland. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org or laxpros.com.
Boys' lacrosse clinic upcoming
Laxpros and North Yarmouth Academy are hosting a free boys' youth lacrosse coaches' clinic Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at NYA's gymnasium. The clinic is designed to help youth and middle school coaches understand the basics of lacrosse as well as new drills and techniques. FMI, email@example.com.
Maine Premier Soccer offering camp dates
Maine Premier Soccer has announced camp dates for April and this summer, including residential, high school and goalkeeper. FMI, 878-5780 or mainepremiersoccer.com.
Casco Bay Sports offering spring leagues
Casco Bay Sports is offering soccer, flag football, softball and dodgeball leagues this spring. A co-ed Monday night 6-on-6 soccer league starts April 12. A Thursday night league begins May 6. A Sunday 11-on-11 league begins May 2. A spring 6-on-6 flag football league starts April 11. A Sunday softball league begins May 2. A weeknight league commences May 3. Co-ed dodgeball has divisions playing Tuesday (starting April 20), Wednesday (April 21) and Thursday (April 29). FMI, cascobaysports.com.
SMCC hires new assistant baseball coach
Southern Maine Community College has hired Jacob Kleckner as its new assistant baseball coach. Kleckner replaces Andy Wood, who is now coaching at St. Joseph's College.
SMCC names Athletes of the Month
The SMCC Liberty Mutual Athletes of the Month are Coleman Findlay and Alisa Sweet. Findlay is a junior center for the men's basketball team, a captain and a criminal justice major. He averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in February. Sweet, a freshman small forward majoring in liberal studies, averaged 14.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in February, helping the Seawolves win the Yankee Small College Conference crown.