The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a six-week Spring Skills n Scrimmage program on Sundays for children in the U-6 to U-8 age groupds. Coaches from the Portland Phoenix club team will teach basic skills at Portland’s Presumscot School. Players receive a ball and jersey. The program begins May 12 and is $49. PAYSA is also holding fall travel team tryouts Sunday, May 5 at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. The program runs from mid-August through October and boys and girls U-10 through U-14 are eligible. FMI, paysasoccer.com.
Southern Maine Community College baseball player Alex Brown, a sophomore outfielder, was recently named the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week after a walkoff hit in a win over Bridgton Academy and three hits and two RBI in a win over Briarcliffe. Freshman softball player Lindsey Howell, a third baseman, was named the YSCC softball Player of the Week after getting two hits and an RBI against Briarcliffe.