Portland Sports Roundup
Rugby team goes 2-1 in NE tourney
The Portland boys' U-19 rugby club used two last second opportunities to gain a berth in the New England tournament, held Saturday in Manchester, N.H. In their quarterfinal, Portland stopped a Marshfield, Mass., attempt on the goal line as time expired to prevail, 3-0. Flyhalf Francisco Marques (Greely) kicked a penalty in the second half for Portland's points. In the semifinal against Brookline, Mass., the Pigs found themselves down 8-0 midway through the second half, but a late try by scrumhalf Ian Keith (Portland) and a conversion by Marques brought the score to 8-7. On the final play of the game, Marques kicked a 35-yard penalty to propel Portland to a 10-8 win. In the final match, Portland played Arlington Catholic, Mass. In a close match, AC scored in the early minutes of the game and despite constant pressure, Portland was unable to answer. A late AC penalty made the final 10-0. Portland's next match is Saturday at Kearsage N.H.
Center for Grieving Children forming running team
The Center for Grieving Children is forming a team for the Maine Marathon and Half Marathon to be held Oct. 3. The team is coached by RRCA certified coach Jeanne Hackett and meets once a week for a group run. Information sessions will be held Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. and May 13 at 5:15 p.m., at the Center, located at 555 Forest Ave., in Portland. FMI, 775-5216, firstname.lastname@example.org or cgcmaine.org.
Twilight Baseball League tryouts upcoming
The 2010 Twilight Baseball League, which includes teams in Auburn, Biddeford and Portland, will hold tryouts May 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frozen Ropes Training Center in Portland. Players who turn 19 by Aug. 1 or who spent the 2009-10 acadmic year in college or prep school are eligible. There is a $10 tryout fee. FMI, 878-2600 or leaguelineup.com/twilightbaseballleague.
SMCC hosting golf tournament, seeking Hall nominations
the Seawolves Athletic Club will host a Foundation and Athletic Golf Tournament June 22 at Prouts Neck CC in Scarborough. SMCC is also accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2010. FMI, 741-5927 or smccme.edu/halloffame.
Inaugural Tri-for-the-Y upcoming
The inaugural Cumberland County YMCA Tri-for-the-Y will take place May 22 in Freeport. The triathlon portion of the race has sold out, but anyone interested in the duathlon still has time to enter. Volunteers are also still needed. FMI, 671-2420 or cumberlandcountyymca.org/triforthey.
SailMaine benefit upcoming
The Shakdown Regatta, featuring sailboats racing on courses inside Portland Harbor, will be held Saturday, June 5 as a benefit for SailMaine's community sailing program. FMI, sailmaine.org.