North Sports Roundup

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NYA coaching openings
North Yarmouth Academy is seeking two varsity coaches, boys’ soccer and girls’ ice hockey, for the 2009-10 school year. FMI,

Yarmouth’s Gross honored

Former Yarmouth High standout Jack Gross, now a freshman at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was named Liberty League Co-Rookie of the Week after scoring back-to-back hat tricks in games last week. He also had a pair of assists and 10 ground balls. Gross helped the Brewers set a program record with six wins this year and finished third on the squad with 16 goals and three assists.

Greely girls’ lacrosse clinic
The Greely girls’ lacrosse team is offering an instructional clinic for girls in grades K through 8 Saturday at Sharps Field next to the North Yarmouth Town Offices (or in the Greely gym in case of inclement weather). Grades K through 4 go from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Grades 5 through 8 are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the girls’ lacrosse boosters. FMI, 829-9336 or

Women’s basketball league taking registration
The Hancock Lumber Women’s Summer Basketball League, hosted by Southern Maine Community college, is taking registration for the 2009 season. Games will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights from June 2 through July 9. Registration deadline is May 22. FMI, Becky Roak,

Falmouth Youth Soccer registration
Falmouth Youth Soccer has opened registration for the fall travel season. Any child who is 8 years old by July 30 and/or going into third grade is eligible to play. Evaluations for U-12 and U-13 boys will be held May 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. U-14 boys and girls go May 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. U-12 and U-13 girls try out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 6. All evaluations take place at Portland Sports Center and are mandatory.

Casco Bay Sports co-ed leagues beginning
Several spring co-ed leagues are starting up at Casco Bay Sports. Thursday basketball leagues start April 30. Softball begins Sunday, May 17. There will also be a dodgeball league beginning Tuesday, May 19. FMI,

First Annual Run or Walk for AIDS upcoming
The Frannie Peabody Center is holding a Beach and Bay 5K Run or Walk for AIDS Saturday, May 2 in Ogunquit, beginning at 11 a.m., and around Back Cove in Portland, starting at 12 p.m. The Portland race is USATF certified. Both races will be professionally timed. FMI, 838-4490 or

Maine Waves hosting tryouts
The Maine Waves girls’ lacrosse club will be holding a tryout for its 2009 summer team Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m., at the Preble St./Back Cove field in Portland. Maine Waves is an inclusive four-week program of practices, scrimmages and tournaments. Any high school varsity player is eligible to tryout.
FMI, 883–0458 or

Run for Hope upcoming
Run for Hope, a 5K run/walk to benefit Catherine McAuley High School in the memory and honor of Jim and Maxine Pouravelis, will be held Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the high school. FMI, 899-0981 or

Falmouth football registration upcoming
Falmouth football will hold registration for the 2009 season for players entering grades 1 through 12 Monday, May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the high school library.
FMI, 797-7707 or

Training program for walkers begins
Waynflete cross country coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie, a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, is holding a training program for walkers Tuesday evenings May 5 through Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Peak Performance Multisport in Portland. The fee is $125. FMI, 780-8200 or

Sunday lacrosse clinics offered
Cheverus boys’ varsity lacrosse coach Deke Andrew and other top coaches from the area will be hosting weekly Sunday lacrosse clinics from June 7 through Aug. 9 at Deering High’s Memorial Field. The cost is $75 for five weeks or $150 for 10 weeks.  The program is a mix of instruction and game play and is open to boys and girls entering grades 2 through 8 next fall. FMI,