North Sports Roundup
Red Claws Christmas Tournament upcoming
The Portland Exposition Building will host the annual Red Claws Christmas basketball tournament later this week. On Thursday, the Falmouth and Scarborough girls play at 2:30 p.m., the Portland and Greely girls meet at 4, the Greely boys play a team from New Dorp, N.Y. at 5:30, Yarmouth's boys play Susan Wagner, N.Y., at 7 and the Portland and Falmouth boys meet at 8:30. On Friday, games involving local schools begin at 9:30 a.m., when the Greely and Thornton Academy girls square off. McAuley faces Bedford, N.H. at 10:45 and Portland plays Falmouth at noon. In boys' action, South Portland and Susan Wagner meet at 4 p.m., Deering and Gorham play in a countable contest at 5:30, Portland meets a team from Zagreb, Croatia at 7 and Falmouth and Bonny Eagle play at 8:30. On Saturday, the Yarmouth boys play Spruce Mountain at noon, Yarmouth's boys meet New Dorp, N.Y., at 5:30 p.m., Scarborough and Windham play a countable game at 7 and Greely and Westbrook wrap up the tournament at 8:30.
McAuley alumnae game Thursday
McAuley will hold its fourth annual alumnae game Thursday at the high school. Warmups are at 4:30 p.m.. Pregame introductions will be held at 4:50 and the game starts at 5. Postgame pictures will be taken at 6, with a meet-and-greet to follow.
Running winter strength program upcoming
Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian "Ziggy" Gillespie, the cross country and track coach at Waynflete School, is holding an eight-week winter strength program for runners of all levels of ability from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Runners meet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., at the Maine Running Company for easy 440s on the Portland Trails course and Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Maine Running Company for a one-hour group run. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.