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Officials training course upcoming

The Western Maine Board of Soccer Officials is conducting their annual New Officials Training Course Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Gorham Municipal Center’s Recreation Department. The one-day clinic is followed by several on-field training sessions with seasoned officials. There is a small fee. Lunch and rulebooks are provided. The Board provides officials for all middle school, freshman, JV and varsity soccer in York and Cumberland counties. FMI,, or

Local soccer players to compete in Special Olympics benefit game

Several recently graduated local soccer standouts will compete in the 23rd annual Special Olympics Maine benefit fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Hannaford Field in Cape Elizabeth. The women’s game is at 6 p.m. The men play at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 (same times) is the rain date. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The Western Maine Conference men’s team features Luke Andrews, Grant Burfeind and J.P. White of Class B state champion Falmouth, Freeport’s Parker Matheson, Greely’s Nick Dunnett, Elijah Leverett and Nicholas Shain and Yarmouth’s Andrew Fochler and Michael Smith. The WMC has an 11-4-7 all-time advantage over the Southwestern Maine Activities Association. In the women’s game, the WMC team features Caroline Lucas of Class B champion Falmouth, Freeport’s Jocelyn Davee and Naomi Otis, Greely’s Holly Rand and Yarmouth’s Megan Decker and Tess Merrill. Falmouth’s Andrew Pelletier will serve as a coach. The WMC has a 10-5-7 all-time lead in the series. FMI, 879-0489 or