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Greely girls’ soccer coach steps down

Greely girls’ soccer coach Michael Kennedy, who led the Rangers to 57 victories, including at least one in each of his five seasons, stepped down last week, citing his increased workload and a desire to spend more time with family.

“I didn’t make this decision lightly, as I know many of the current players will be disappointed,” said Kennedy, in an e-mail. “Change is always difficult, but I know that the girls will adjust over time and thrive with a new start. They are a very special group of young ladies and I will miss them more than they know. I truly appreciate the support I’ve received from the administration, (athletic director) David Shapiro and many of you in the (Greely girls’ soccer) family over the years. I will miss coaching the girls very much, but wish all of you the best of luck in the future.”

McAuley seeking lacrosse coach

Catherine McAuley High School needs a girls’ varsity lacrosse coach for the upcoming season. Past coaching and playing experience at the high school level is preferred. FMI, 797-3802, ext. 2052, or

Hot Shot competition upcoming

The Maine Recreation and Parks Association/Red Claws Hotshot basketball skills competition for ages 9-15 will be held Sunday at the Reiche School. There will be three different age divisions, 9-and-10, 11-and-12 and 13-14-15. Girls begin at 10 a.m. Boys at 11:30 a.m. The competition involves shooting from five “hot spots” and tests the contestants speed, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. This is a free event, but registration on the day of the competition is required. FMI, 756-8275 or

Longest running 3-on-3 benefit tournament seeks teams

The Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out, Maine’s longest running, continuous 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. The co-ed, double elimination program is seeking teams to take part. It is open to adults 18 and older. The entry fee is $100 per team. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or

NYA spring coaching openings

North Yarmouth Academy has openings for upper school varsity softball, upper school junior varsity lacrosse and middle school baseball coaches. FMI, 847-5456