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Portland Sports Roundup

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Portland Sports Roundup

Power Pigs open season with a win

The Portland Power Pigs rugby team began defense of their 2009 Maine/New Hampshire championship with a 27-0 victory over Kearsage Regional High School (N.H.) at the Cumberland Fairgrounds Saturday. Portland got two first half tries from Caleb Tracey and a conversion by flyhalf Francisco Marques to lead 12-0. Marques, prop forward Brooks Berueffy, and wing Eddie Beaulieu added second half tries to bring the final to 27-0. Portland's next match is tentatively set for April 17 against Kimball Union Academy (N.H.).

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 jkilmartin@mcauleyhs.org.

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 ross_burdick@waynflete.org.

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.

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.