Portland Sports Roundup
Cheverus names new boys' soccer coach
Colin Minte, a one-time standout player at North Yarmouth Academy, who coached the Windham boys' soccer team to its first Class A state title in 2011, is the new boys' soccer at Cheverus, replacing Bill LeBlanc, who recently stepped down after seven seasons (with a record of 61-38-10).
"I think Colin is a great fit for Cheverus," said Cheverus athletic director Gary Hoyt. "He coached a championship team and he grew up in a Catholic school environment before coming to Maine."
Local track athletes compete at New Englands
City runners, jumpers and throwers impressed at the New England Indoor Track and Field championships in Boston earlier this month. Cheverus' Jake Dixon was sixth in the 300 (35.63 seconds) and qualified for Nationals. Isaac Yeboah came in ninth in the 55 hurdles (7.94) and 17th in the 300 (36.64). Nick White placed 16th in the shot put (46 feet, 11.25 inches). Gerald Wagner came in 30th in the 600 (1 minute, 30.40 seconds). Deering's Ricardo Delgado was ninth in the long jump (20-10.5). Teammate Paulo DeMarco placed 25th in the 55 hurdles (8.72). In girls' competition, Cheverus' Kiera Murray finished 17th in the two-mile (11:34.64). Meredith Willard was 19th in the 55 (7.66) and 21st in the 300(44.47). The Stags' 800 relay team came in 20th (1:51.15). Their 3,200 relay squad was 24th (10:17.72). Deering's Katie Farrell came in 23rd in the 600 (1:51.26). Teammate Rashad Zagon placed 27th in the 55 hurdles (9.70).
Deering girls' basketball holding skills camp
The Deering girls' basketball program will be holding a Skills & Drills Basketball Camp on Sundays March 23 and 30 and April 6 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the high school for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Varsity coach Mike Murphy and his staff will be instructing. The cost is $50 per player. FMI, 854-1775 or email@example.com.
Running training program offered
Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian "Ziggy" Gillespie is offering a six-month individual training/racing program, Nor'Easter Run, through August 27. The program is open to male and female runners of any level of ability. Workouts are held each Wednesday night at 6 p.m., at the Maine Running Company in Portland. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two SMCC players named All-Americans
Two members of the Southern Maine Community College basketball program, Jose Nouchanthavong of the men's team and Danielle McCusker from the women's squad, were named All-Americans at the recent USCAA banquet. Nouchanthavong, a junior point guard, led the Seawolves this past season in scoring (15.7 points per game) and assists (5.7) and was named to the USCAA DII All-American first-team. McCusker, a senior shooting guard, led SMCC in scoring (16 points per game) and in free throw shooting (74 percent). She was also second in assists (2.6) and third in rebounds (5.5). McCusker was named to the USCAA DII All-American second-team.