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Local rugby team evens record

After losing their opening game to Kearsage, N.H., 17-5, the Portland boys’ U-19 rugby club defeated the Collegiate B-side, 46-0, Saturday at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. As part of the Maine College Cup Tournament, played annually between mens’ and womens’ teams from various Maine colleges, the Power Pigs dominated from the opening kickoff. In a cold continuous rain, Captain and flanker, Jack McDonald (Cape Elizabeth) scored the first try, followed by flyhalf Chase Rochon (Greely) converting, making the score 7-0. Outside center Max McDonald (Windham) and inside center Parker Doyon (Cheverus), scored a few minutes later, with Rochon converting only one. Scrumhalf John Toohey (Portland) added the final try of the half, and the score stood at 24-0. In the second half, the points continued to mount with prop Max Heller (Portland), and number 8 Nate Porter (Portland) scoring tries, along with the final Rochon conversion. Porter and Doyon finished the game off, each scoring their second try, bringing the final to 46-0. Portland next plays Seacoast Rugby Club Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H.

NYA coach openings

North Yarmouth Academy is seeking girls’ varsity and girls’ junior varsity soccer, girls’ varsity ice hockey and middle school girls’ ice hockey coaches for next school year. FMI, Mike Dutton, 846-9051 or mdutton@nya.org.

Greely lacrosse clinic upcoming

The Greely High School boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are holding an instructional clinic for all youth players Sunday at the Twin Brook fields, on the Tuttle Road side. Boys and girls in grades 5-8 go from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Boys and girls in grades K-4 go from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $15. FMI, thekurlands@hotmail.com.

Pitch, Hit and Run competition coming to Freeport

The Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, will be held Sunday, May 8 at 12 p.m. (registration is at 11:30 a.m.) at Freeport Middle School. The free competition is for boys and girls, ages 7-14. The winners advance to the Sectionals and ultimately, Nationals and will have a chance to play during All-Star Weekend in July. FMI, 865-6171.

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