South Sports Roundup
Local schools announce first-day practice schedules
The first day of practice for the 2009 fall sports season is Monday.
At Cape Elizabeth, football practices from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hannaford Field, then from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gull Crest Field. Boys' soccer goes from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the middle school multi-purpose field and from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Hannaford Field. Girls' soccer meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hannaford Field. Field hockey practices from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Holman Field and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hannaford Field. Boys' cross country goes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the girls' meet from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the main entrance to the high school. Volleyball meets from 12 to 2 and 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pond Cove gym. Golf's first practice is Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Purpoodock.
At Scarborough, there will be a mandatory parent/student-athlete "Meet the Coach Night," Sunday at 6 p.m., at the high school. Athletes should bring a completed physical, athletic contract and emergency information sheet. FMI, scarborough.k12.me.us/high/athletics.htm.
At South Portland, freshman football meets at 9 a.m., in the locker room. Varsity football meets at 7 a.m., in the locker room. Boys' and girls' soccer meet at 9 a.m., at Wainwright. Field hockey starts at 3 p.m. at the high school field. Boys' cross country meets at 8 a.m. and the girls' meet at 8:30 a.m., at the high school track. Athletes should bring all necessary forms. No athlete will be allowed to practice without a completed and signed medical history form, contract and physical.
Shay's Grill Pub wins Men's Elite Lacrosse championship
The 2009 Maine Elite Lacrosse championship went to Shay's Grill Pub after it defeated Atlantic Sportswear 9-5 in the title game last Thursday night in Portland. Shay's led 3-0 after one period, 6-3 at the half and 9-4 after three quarters. Adam Tracy led the victors with three goals. Jeff Muscatello and Scarborough varsity boys' coach Joe Hezlep each added two. Adam Rothbart led Atlantic with two goals.
WMC sweeps soccer all-star games
The Western Maine Conference downed the Southern Maine Activities Association in both the 19th annual boys' and girls' Senior All-Star Games last Tuesday in Westbrook, in an event which benefited the Special Olympics. The WMC girls won 4-2 behind goals from Greely's Liza LePage and Hannah Young and Yarmouth's Tess Beem. In the boys' game, Yarmouth's Johnny Murphy scored twice and Cape Elizabeth's Amory Houghton added a tally to help the WMC win 5-0.
Cross country clinic upcoming
Maine Running Company and Reebok are hosting a Coach and Athlete cross
country running clinic Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of
Southern Maine Portland Campus' Luther Bonney Hall. Local coaches will
be part of the panel.
SP boys' basketball holding fundraiser
The South Portland boys' basketball boosters are holding their second
annual fundraising golf tournament Monday, Aug. 24 at the Old Marsh
Country Club in Wells. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The tournament
begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $100 per player,
which includes green fee with cart, cookout and prizes. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SMCC accepting Hall of Fame nominations
Southern Maine Community College is currently accepting nominations for
its annual Athletics Hall of Fame class. Nominations can be received
from the community for a former student-athlete, administrator/coach or
friend/supporter. FMI, 741-5927, firstname.lastname@example.org, or smccme.edu/athletics/special-events/hall-of-fame/
SMCC announces coaching vacancies
Southern Maine Community College is seeking an assistant men's
basketball/head junior varsity coach. The stipend position includes
on-the-floor coaching, practice preparation and recruiting. FMI, smccme.edu/athletics.