Dan Costigan is the new boys’ basketball coach at Cheverus High School, replacing Bob Brown. Costigan graduated from Cheverus in 1982 after leading the Stags to two state titles. He also played football and lettered in outdoor track in high school. Costigan served as Brown’s assistant and has taught English at Cheverus since 2004. He previously served as a head boys’ basketball coach at Scarborough High School from 1988 to 1992 and was the men’s basketball coach at the University of Southern Maine from 1997 to 2003.
“Cheverus has always been a special place for me and my family,” Costigan said. “Returning to teach and coach at Cheverus eight years ago seemed so natural and this feels the same. I’ve had an incredible experience working with Coach Brown, he’s the best. He’s been a mentor, a boss, but most importantly, a great friend. Following a legend is never easy. All I can do is be myself and work as hard as I can.”
Portland’s Brooke Dawson placed second in the girls’ 12-13 age group at the recent New England Hoop Shoot Contest held at Deering High School. Dawson tied for first, but lost in a five-shot shoot-off.
Former Portland High standouts Peter Adams and Ralph Stowell will be part of the 2012 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame induction class and will be welcomed at the induction ceremony and banquet Aug. 5 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. Adams was a shortstop for the Bulldogs and also played at the University of Maine, appearing in two College World Series. Stowell was twice an all-star and later led the Portland Twilight League in home runs for four seasons. For tickets to the banquet, contact Dan Douglas at 846-3460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spring Into Action K-8 boys’ lacrosse clinic, featuring skills, drills and games designed to give a boost to your players and coaches as you head into the season, will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Avenue. The cost is $20 per player. Free to all coaches. FMI, mainepremierlax.com.