South Sports Roundup
Cross country regionals, states postponed
Due to Saturday's bad weather, the Maine Principals' Association pushed the cross country regional championships back a week to this coming Saturday, meaning the state championship meet will now be held Saturday, Nov. 7. Both meets will be contested at Twin Brook in Cumberland. Saturday, the Western Class A girls (Scarborough and South Portland) begin at 10 a.m. The Class A boys run at 10:35 a.m. The Cape Elizabeth girls run in the Class B meet at 11:10 a.m. The Class B boys start at 11:45 a.m.
Waynflete seeks Nordic ski coach
Waynflete School is seeking a middle school cross country ski coach for the winter season. Practices begin Nov. 2. FMI, Ross Burdick at 774-7863 x258 or 233-6122.
SMCC names athletes of the month
Southern Maine Community College, in conjunction with Liberty Mutual, recently named David Nealley and Rachel Del Camp September Athletes of the Month. Nealley, from Portland, was the starting catcher for the Seawolves baseball team and hit .302 with a slugging percentage of .581. He also hit two home runs and drove in 15. Nealley is a sophomore majoring in criminal justice. Del Camp, of South Portland, was the starting shortstop in softball. She hit .412 with a slugging percentage of .853. She hit three home runs. Del Camp is a liberal studies-biology major.
SMCC wraps up fall season
Southern Maine Community College has finished its fall sports season. The baseball team went 10-6 and reached the Yankee Small College Conference championship game before falling to New Hampshire Technical Institute. Josh Mackie (of South Portland) led the team with a .417 batting average. Dan Walker (of Falmouth) went 4-1 to pace the pitching staff. Softball wound up 7-4 after losing 5-0 to the University of New Hampshire's club team in the YSCC Final. Windham's Darcey Webster hit .606 to lead the team. Men's soccer finished 6-7-1 after losing 3-0 to NHTI in the YSCC championship game. Alex Jenkins led the team with six goals and three assists. Goalie Matt Richio made 109 saves and had a goals-against-average of 1.89. The women wound up 4-6-1 and lost to NHTI on penalty kicks in the YSCC playoffs. Morgan Crespo had 11 goals and one assist this fall. Taylor Graves added seven goals and four assists. Goalkeeper Kellie Melancon made 65 saves.
MPIL offering girls' lacrosse skills session
Maine Premier Indoor Lacrosse is holding an indoor season on Tuesdays and is adding a skills session with USM head women's coach Lauren Reid. The session begins Nov. 3. The cost is $205 for nine weeks of play. FMI, email@example.com or mainepremierlax.com.
NBA/WNBA FIT Challenge upcoming
Portland Recreation is hosting a local competition of NBA/WNBA FIT Challenge Nov. 7 at the Riverton Community Center. This is a free competition for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 to challenge their level of fitness in a fun and competitive format. FMI, 756-8275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Elite Lacrosse clinics upcoming
Maine Elite Lacrosse is offering clinics Sunday and Tuesday nights beginning next month. A weekly clinic with short-sided scrimmages for boys in grades 2-8 will begin Nov. 1 and run Sunday nights through Dec. 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. at YourSpace, 215 Narragansett St., in Gorham. Cheverus varsity boys' lacrosse coach Deke Andrew will run the program. The price is $150. There will also be an elite 4v4 winter session for advanced Elite level middle schoolers Tuesday nights Nov. 3 through Dec. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Portland Sports Complex behind Jokers. The price is $200. FMI, maineelitelacrosse.com.
Portland Pirates hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Night
The Portland Pirates will host their second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night when they meet the Lowell Devils Friday at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the rink and join the Pirates in supporting those affected by breast cancer. Main Deck Discount Tickets will be available for $13. FMI, 828-4665.
Sea Dogs pitcher offering clinic
Portland Sea Dogs pitcher Ryne Lawson will present a pitching clinic Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Falmouth Middle School gym. The 8-12 year old session goes from 6 to 7 p.m. A 13-18 year old clinic runs from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. The cost is $20. FMI, 318-6056 or email@example.com.
Casco Bay Sports presents November Sports Leagues
Casco Bay Sports is offering several co-ed sports leagues beginning next month. Sunday Evening Basketball starts Nov. 1. Monday Night Bowling begins Nov. 16. Wednesday Dodgeball starts Nov. 18. Sunday Evening Indoor Soccer commences Nov. 22, as does Sunday Morning Floor Hockey. FMI, cascobaysports.com.