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Greely names new boys’ lax coach

Greely named a new boys’ lacrosse coach early this week. Michael Storey, who played for the Rangers lone state championship team in 1996 and graduated the following year, will replace Casey Abbott. Storey also played at New England College, assistant at NEC and was the Greely Middle School coach for three seasons.

“It was my lifelong dream to coach in my hometown,” said Storey. “I’d like to spread my knowledge and philosophy to the kids. Lacrosse is a complex game and it’s valuable for life skills. It takes hard work, dedication and teamwork. Sports are a good tool to teach life skills. I want to rebuild the program from the third grade right up through. I think there needs to be continuity.”

“It’s a big plus that (Michael) played here and that he played and coached in college,” said Greely athletic director David Shapiro. “He has connections to the community. He’s a great fit.”

New recreation center open in Portland

The Riverside Athletic Center, featuring a 75 by 40 yard FieldTurf synthetic grass surface, is now open at 1173 Riverside St., in Portland. The field can be rented for $250 an hour and is open to anyone. FMI, 841-2453, riversideathleticcenter@gmail.com or riversideathleticcenter.com.

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming

McAuley varsity girls’ basketball coach Billy Goodman and the defending Class A state champion Lions will offer a basketball clinic Sundays Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the high school. Girls in grades 3-5 go from 9-10:30 a.m. Girls in grades 6-8 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first 45 minutes will be devoted to drills and fundamentals. Games will be played the final 45 minutes. The cost is $15 per week or $40 for all three and includes a T-shirt and free admission to a Feb. 3 varsity home game versus Westbrook. FMI, linda.freeman@mcauleyhs.org.

Learn lacrosse program underway

The new Riverside Athletic Center, at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland is hosting a Learn to Play Lacrosse clinic for boys in grades K-8, Sundays from 3-4 p.m. The weekly program builds a strong foundation of fundamental lacrosse skills. The cost is $140. FMI, maineelitelacrosse.com.

Maine Premier Lacrosse offering programs

Maine Premier Lacrosse is offering new programs at The Portland Sports Complex. Boys and Girls – K-5 Learn2Lax, Middle School, High School are all available. Sign up online for the next three weeks Mainepremierlax.com. FMI, info@mainepremierlax.com.

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