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Portland Sports Roundup

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Portland Sports Roundup

McAuley spring coaching opening

Catherine McAuley High School has an immediate opening for a girls' lacrosse assistant/JV coach. FMI, jkilmartin@mcauleyhs.org.

PAYSA signup upcoming

The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association (PAYSA) Fall Travel program is holding a sign-up and information night Thursday, April 15, at the Riverton School Community Room. New and returning players for teams U-10 through U-14 from Portland should sign up for evaluations between 6 and 8 p.m. Those new to the program should attend a 20-minute meeting at 6:30 or 7:30 pm. The 2012 fall season runs Aug. 15 through Nov. 1. Evaluations will be held Sunday, May 6. FMI, travel@paysasoccer.com.

Mercy Hospital/Red Claws free throw tourney upcoming

Mercy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for the Maine Red Claws, kicks off its annual Best Shot for Youth Initiative with its popular free throw tournament, Sunday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. The tournament is open to all York and Cumberland County grades 6-12 at no cost. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips, meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff and 50 students will have a chance to win two tickets each to the final Maine Red Claws games of the season. FMI, 879-3144 or redclaws@mercyme.com.

Seawolves hoops clinic upcoming

The Seacoast Hoops Spring Basketball Clinic, now in its fourth year, will be offering a skills and drills session for boys in grades 5-6. The session will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings through April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. Lead instructors will be SMCC men's coach Matt Richards and South Portland High boys' coach. This clinic will focus solely on skills and drills. The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes camp T-shirt. The session will be open to the first 50 players that register. FMI, 741-5927 or mrichards@smccme.edu.

Portland Public Schools seeks middle school lax coaches

Portland Public Schools has coaching openings for boys' and girls' 7th and 8th grade lacrosse programs for the 2012 season. Coaching experience is necessary, lacrosse playing experience is preferred. FMI, backbaylacrosse@gmail.com.

Maine Premier Lacrosse offerings

Girls' lacrosse programs are now open for middle and high schoolers. There will also be Learn 2 Lax programs Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full field high school action is also underway. FMI, mainepremierlax.com.