Local basketball and hockey teams will take part in holiday tournaments next week. The Portland Expo will host boys’ and girls’ hoops action. On Tuesday, Yarmouth’s boys play Cheverus at 8 p.m. On Dec. 28, Falmouth meets Moore Catholic (N.Y.) at 2:30 p.m. and either Cape Elizabeth or Scarborough at 7 p.m. Greely plays Mountain Valley at 4 p.m. The winner meets Portland at 8:30 p.m. Play continues Dec. 29 and 30 with pairings to be announced. Freeport’s boys will compete in the St. Dom’s Classic in Auburn Tuesday. The Falcons meet St. Dom’s at 10:35 a.m. and Lisbon at 12:45 p.m.
In girls’ action at the Expo, Greely meets Waynflete Monday at 12:30 p.m. Falmouth and Thornton Academy square off at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Falmouth plays Kennebunk at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Greely meets Biddeford at 8:30 a.m. Freeport will compete in a tournament at Central Maine Community College in Auburn Tuesday. The Falcons play Lewiston at 2:30 p.m. and Lisbon at 5:30 p.m. Freeport is also hosting a holiday round robin tournament Friday. The Falcons play Spruce Mountain at 12:30 p.m. and Monmouth at 2 p.m. The current varsity will also take part in an alumni game Friday at 5 p.m. Yarmouth will also go to Auburn and take part in a tournament at St. Dom’s. The Clippers face Lisbon at 9:20 a.m., Mt. Abram at 2:20 p.m. and St. Dom’s at 4:20 p.m. NYA will also be at that tournament playing St. Dom’s at 12:20 p.m., Lisbon at 2:20 p.m. and Mt. Abram at 5:20 p.m.
At the Maine High School Hockey Invitational at the Portland Ice Arena, Greely plays DeMatha Catholic of Maryland Wednesday at 12 p.m. and Xavier, Conn., at 8 p.m. Falmouth meets Coventry R.I. at 4 p.m. Thursday, Falmouth faces Lockview, Nova Scotia at 8 p.m. At the Biddeford Ice Arena, Yarmouth plays Brookfield, Conn., Wednesday at 8 a.m. and Tewksbury, Mass., at 6 p.m. NYA meets St. Joe’s of Connecticut at 8 a.m. Thursday and plays Pinkerton Academy (N.H.) at 4 p.m. Greely and Lockview play next Friday at 12 p.m.
North Yarmouth Academy recently honored its top fall athletes. Boys’ soccer gave Coaches’ awards to Sam Leishman and Forrest Milburn and its MVP to Ryan Rousseau. The JV team named Alex Paige Most Improved and gave the Coaches’ award to Bill Tao. The girls’ varsity team’s MVP was Hannah Twombly. Ally Morrison won the Coaches’ award. Field hockey, once again the Class C state champion, named Katherine Millett MVP and gave Katie Cawley the Coaches’ award. The JV squad named McKenzie Larson MVP and gave Emma Randall the Coaches’ award. The boys’ cross country team also won a title. Coaches’ awards went to Alex Coffin and Rudy Guliani. Cam Regan was named MVP. The girls’ team’s Coaches’ award went to Hannah Austin. Hillary Detert was named MVP. Volleyball named Jae Jeon MVP. Chelsea Muller won the Coaches’ award. The JV team named Diana McLeod MIP. Lizzie Roche took home the Coaches’ award. Forrest Milburn and Hannah Twombly won the Athletic Council Awards.
The Southern Maine All-Conference team was released and included Falmouth middle hitters Laney Evers and Nicole Rodgers, Greely outside hitter Maggie Bradley, setter Haleigh Roach and outside hitter/libero Emily Sampson, North Yarmouth Academy outside hitter Jae Jeon and Yarmouth middle hitter Morgan Cahill and setter Suzanne Driscoll.
The Cheverus girls’ varsity basketball team is holding free skill development clinics for girls in grades 3-8 Saturdays Jan. 7, 14 and 21 at Cheverus, 267 Ocean Ave. in Portland. Grades 3-5 go from 9-10:30 a.m. Grades 6-8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will receive a free pass to be special guests at Cheverus’ home game versus South Portland on Jan. 28. FMI, 775-6792 or email@example.com.
The Greater Portland YMCA Pine Tree Swim Club is holding an open swim assessment and information sessions. Everyone swims, everyone wins. The Club is where Olympic gold medalist Ian Crocker got his start. FMI, 712-9609, 874-1111, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Elite Lacrosse is offering a range of activities at the new Riverside Athletic Center in Portland. On Sundays, boys’ K-8 Skills and Drills is at 3 p.m., K-6 game time at 4 p.m. and high school games at 5 and 6 p.m. Monday at 5 p.m., girls play a full field 7-versus-7 game. Tuesdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., girls’ K-8 Skills and Drills at 5, Boys’ grades 7-8 games at 6 p.m. and boys’ high school full field games at 7 p.m. Wednesday, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., women’s collegiate pickup at 8 p.m. Thursdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m. and men’s collegiate pickup is at 8 p.m.
The Portland Porpoises Swim Club is holding open assessments and registration for new swimmers 10-years old and under. FMI, 232-9457 or email@example.com.
The Maine Recreation and Park Association and the Maine Red Claws have teamed up to sponsor the “Hot Shot Contest” this winter. The skills contest is built around a 60-second drill that requires participants to draw on all aspects of the game. Open events will be held Friday in South Portland, Tuesday in Brunswick and Wednesday in Freeport, Old Orchard Beach and Wiscasset. FMI, 767-7650, firstname.lastname@example.org or merpa.org.
Maine Premier Lacrosse is hosting its Indoor Winter Classic Dec. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Portland Sports Complex, 333 Warren Ave. Several former high school stars will be part of the coaching staff, along with three Native American players. Proceeds from a raffle will benefit NikeN7. Teams will be divided into Pool A and Pool B and will play 10 versus 10 on a full field. Teams are guaranteed four games and all games will be videotaped. FMI, 939-0190, email@example.com or mainepremierlax.com.