Mid-Coast boys and girls’ cross country runners took part in the 77th annual New England championships last weekend in North Scituate, R.I. Mt. Ararat’s girls competed as a team and placed 23rd. The Eagles were led by Kelly Lynch (who was 74th for scoring purposes, finishing the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 53 seconds). Also scoring were Emma Wood (103rd, 20:12), Olivia Swan (153th, 20:42), Lauren McNett (198th, 21:21) and Emilia McGrath (202nd, 21:24). Brunswick’s Teresa Murphy ran as an individual. She had the 87th-best time (20:01). On the boys side, Brunswick’s Benson Worthington was 111th (17:14,). Mt. Ararat’s Andy Reifman-Packett placed 137th (17:23).
Morse and Mt. Ararat will take part in the Turkey Tip-Off Nov. 25 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Morse girls face Sanford at 6 p.m. The Morse and Mt. Ararat boys square off at 7:30 p.m.
The new Riverside Athletic Center, at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland, is hosting a Learn to Play Lacrosse clinic for boys in grades K-8, Sundays from 3-4 p.m. The weekly program builds a strong foundation of fundamental lacrosse skills. The cost is $140. FMI, maineelitelacrosse.com.
The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding baseball umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. Classes run for five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning Feb. 12, 2012. FMI, email@example.com or 653-8736.