Local basketball and hockey players will be busy in the days between Christmas and New Year’s.
Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth’s boys’ basketball teams will compete at the Portland High holiday tournament at the Portland Expo, Monday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 30.
Defending Class B state champion Falmouth meets Deering Monday at 11:30 a.m. Yarmouth faces Windham at 2:30 p.m. The winners advance to play at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, Greely meets Scarborough at 12:30 p.m. and faces South Portland at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Yarmouth and Scarborough play at 2 p.m. Falmouth meets Susan Wagner, N.Y. at 5 p.m.
Greely closes the tournament when it meets defending Class A champion Cheverus at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Freeport’s boys’ basketball team will take part in the St. Dom’s Holiday Tournament on Monday. The Falcons meet Lisbon at 11:50 a.m., Madison at 4:30 p.m. and St. Dom’s at 6:50 p.m.
NYA is not playing in a holiday tournament.
On the girls’ side, Falmouth and Greely will take part in the Portland High Holiday Tournament Wednesday and Thursday. On the first day, at Portland High, Greely plays Winnacunnet (N.H.) at 11:30 a.m. Falmouth meets Portland at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Portland Expo, Greely meets Susan Wagner of New York at 8 a.m. Falmouth plays Cape Elizabeth at 9:30 a.m.
Freeport will compete in the St. Dom’s Holiday Tournament Tuesday through Thursday.
NYA is at St. Dom’s Tuesday and plays at Richmond on Thursday.
Yarmouth will take part in the Gorham Holiday Tournament Monday and Tuesday.
The 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational will be contested at several locations from Monday through Thursday.
On Monday at Portland Ice Arena, Greely meets North Broward Prep of Florida at noon and faces Pilgrim High of Rhode Island at 8 p.m. Tuesday at PIA, Falmouth faces North Broward Prep at 8 p.m. At MHG Arena in Saco, Yarmouth faces Coventry (R.I.) at 2 p.m. Wednesday at PIA, Falmouth battles North Haven (Conn.) at 2 p.m. and meets DeMatha High School of Maryland at 8 p.m. At MHG, Greely meets Amity (Conn.) at 2 p.m. Yarmouth faces Hampton (New Brunswick) at 6 p.m. At USM in Gorham, NYA battles Xavier (Conn.) at 8 p.m. Thursday at PIA, North Yarmouth Academy meets St. Joseph’s of Connecticut at 8 p.m.
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