South Sports Roundup
SMCC hoops teams wrap up first semester
The Southern Maine Community College men's basketball team probably doesn't want to see the first semester end. The Seawolves closed with victories at the University of Maine-Augusta (81-77) and the University of Maine-Machias (75-70) to improve to 13-3 overall (10-1 in the Yankee Small College Conference). Jose Nouchanthavong had 19 points and Jon Amabile added 12 against UMA. Emmanuel Donalson led the way versus UMM with 20 points, while Amabile had 15. SMCC is back in action Jan. 5 when it hosts John Abbott College at 8 p.m. The women's team lost at UMA, 77-69, in overtime, and 60-47 at UMM, to fall to 9-4 overall and 5-3 in conference. Against UMA, Rogetta Donalson went off for 27 points. Maria Veino added 14. Esther Palmieri had a team-high nine points versus UMM. The Seawolves host John Abbott College Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.
Russo, Wolfgram among new Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Legendary high school football coach John Wolfgram, who led Cheverus to the 2010 and 2011 Class A state titles, and longtime owner of the Portland Boxing Club, Robert Russo, are among nine new members of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame who will be inducted May 5 at a banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. Dr. Douglas W. Brown, a sports medicine specialist, of Portland, will also be inducted, along with NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, Skowhegan field hockey coach Paula Doughty, University of Southern Maine women's basketball coach Gary Fifield, bodybuilding champion John Robinson, storied Cony girls' basketball coach Paul Vachon and former U. Maine star quarterback Manchester Wheeler. Tickets are $40 for members of the Hall of Fame and $45 for non-members. FMI, mshof.com.
RAC hosting pick-up soccer
The Riverside Athletic Club is hosting a year-round adult pick-up soccer league, Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m. The cost is $10 per night. FMI, email@example.com or riversideathleticcenter.com.
MAINEiax holding tournament
The MAINEiax Winter Whiteout high school lacrosse tournament will be held Dec. 29 for girls and Dec. 30 for boys at the Dome at the Portland Sports Complex. Registration includes clinics by NCAA head college coaches for girls and a choice of clinics for boys. Team fee is $400. Free agent fee is $40. FMI, maineiax.com.
Elks foul shooting contest upcoming
The Portland Elks Lodge No. 188 will hold its annual foul shooting contest Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9:45 a.m., at Catherine McAuley High School. There will be three age groups: boys' and girls' 8-9, boys' and girls' 10-11 and boys' and girls' 12-13. Winners advance to the regional shoot-off Jan. 13 in Wells. FMI, 773-6426.