South Sports Roundup
Livada named Player of the Week
Former Cape Elizabeth standout Drake Livada, now a junior designated hitter at Brandeis University, was named the University Athletic Association's Player of the Week after hitting safely in all five games last week, to the tune of .571 with four RBI. Livada is hitting .345 for the season. He leads his team with three home runs and 22 RBI.
Scarborough track standouts compete in New York
Several members of Scarborough's first-rate boys' track program kicked off their season at the Pole Vault Invitational in New York. Brad Nakanishi was second in the pole vault (with a top jump of 14 feet). The Red Storm's 4x1,600 relay (Nate Hathaway, Craig Robinson, Zach Brown and Nick Morris) was ninth (19 minutes, 2.87 seconds). Hathaway was fourth in the two-mile (9:48.82). Sean Griffin came in 21st (10:35.33). Brian Woodbury set a personal record with his top shot put throw of 48 feet, 8 inches. Morris threw 23-9 in the shot put.
Maine Waves holding tryouts
The Maine Waves girls' lacrosse club will be holding a tryout for its 2009 summer team Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Preble Street/Back Cove field in Portland. Maine Waves is an inclusive four-week program of practices, scrimmages and tournaments. Any high school varsity player is eligible to tryout.
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SP National Little League Opening Day upcoming
The South Portland National Little League will hold its Opening Day ceremonies Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m., at the Majors field on Pine Street.
Women's basketball league taking registration
The Hancock Lumber Women's Summer Basketball League, hosted by Southern Maine Community College, is taking registration for the 2009 season. Games will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights from June 2 through July 9. Registration deadline is May 22.
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South Portland coaching vacancies
South Portland's athletic department is seeking to fill three coaching positions. At the high school, a junior varsity boys' soccer and a freshman football coach are needed. An assistant track and field coach at Memorial Middle School is also sought.
First Annual Run or Walk for AIDS upcoming
The Frannie Peabody Center is holding a Beach and Bay 5K Run or Walk for AIDS Saturday, May 2 in Ogunquit, beginning at 11 a.m., and around Back Cove in Portland, starting at 12 p.m. The Portland race is USATF certified. Both races will be professionally timed.
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Run for Hope upcoming
Run for Hope, a 5K run/walk to benefit Catherine McAuley High School in the memory and honor of Jim and Maxine Pouravelis, will be held Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the high school.
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Casco Bay Sports co-ed leagues beginning
Several spring co-ed leagues are starting up at Casco Bay Sports. Basketball leagues start Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30. Softball begins Sunday, May 17. There will also be a dodgeball league beginning Tuesday, May 19.
Training program for walkers begins
Waynflete cross country coach Brian "Ziggy" Gillespie, a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, is holding a training program for walkers Tuesday evenings May 5 through Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Peak Performance Multisport in Portland. The fee is $125.
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