North Sports Roundup

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Falmouth lineman in running for award

Falmouth’s Jack Horton is a finalist for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Award, given to top offensive and defensive linemen who epitomize character, leadership and perseverance in the classroom, community and on the field. Winners will be named Jan. 23 in Augusta.

Falmouth Little League registration open

Player registration for the 2011 season of the Falmouth Little League is open, through Feb. 28. New players must present a birth certificate for age verification. Registration can be done at falmouthlittleleague.net. Player evaluations will be held on March 13 for softball and March 15 and 16 for baseball. T-ball information night is Thursday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lunt School gym. FMI, 838-4424 or FLLPlayerAgent@gmail.com.

Tucker’s Boardercross upcoming

This year’s version of Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer, a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Sugarloaf. The event has raised over $100,000 over the past five years and is the top event for USASA’s Maine Mountain Series. FMI, http://www.tucksbx.com/TucksBX/Welcome.html.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth LL registration open

Registration for Cumberland/North Yarmouth’s 2011 Little League season is open and can only be done online via credit card at cnyll.com. You’ll receive an early bird discount by registering prior to Feb. 28. Coaches are needed for all levels. Applications can be found at the website and are due before Jan. 31 for Majors and Minors softball and baseball and Feb. 9 for Pony and Farm baseball. FMI, cnyll.com.

Umpire certification classes upcoming

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. Classes run for five Sunday evenings beginning Jan. 30. FMI, 846-5997 or wmbua@maine.rr.com.

Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeking inductions

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is seeking inductions for its 2011 class. The Hall honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from all corners of the state who have achieved prominence in, or made valuable contributions to, baseball in Maine. Nominations for induction may be sent to:
Maine Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1062
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
or emailed to:
ddouglas@douglastitle.com
The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 4.

Running strength program upcoming

The Nor’Easter Run winter strength program will be held Tuesdays through March 1 under the direction of Maine Running Hall of Fame-inducted coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie. Focus will be on distance base training and upper body strength. The program is open to males and females of any ability level. Weekly workouts are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at World Gym on Marginal Way in Portland. The cost for the eight-week session is $100. FMI, happy2smiles2001@yahoo.com.

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