Portland Sports Roundup

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SMCC spring season underway

Southern Maine Community College’s baseball and softball spring season is underway. Baseball dropped its first five games, but won three of its last four, including a 5-3 win over Briarcliffe (N.Y.) Saturday and an 11-0 triumph over Kings College Sunday. Andrew Richards got the win and Donnie Cray hit a two-run home run versus Briarcliffe. Sunday, in a five-inning affair, Matt Turnage threw a two-hitter and Cray had four RBI. The Seawolves open at home Saturday against Roxbury Community College. Softball lost its first five games on its Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Spring Trip, but turned around to win four straight, capped by a 3-2 victory over Henry Ford C.C. Softball opens at home on Monday.

McAuley spring coaching opening

Catherine McAuley High School has an immediate opening for a girls’ lacrosse assistant/JV coach. FMI, jkilmartin@mcauleyhs.org.

Portland Women’s Rugby season starts Saturday

The Portland Women’s Rugby Football Club will open its season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. versus Norwich University at its home field, 120 Fox St., in Portland. FMI, brittney.braasch@gmail.com or MaineWomensRugby.com.

PAYSA signup upcoming

The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association (PAYSA) Fall Travel program is holding a sign-up and information night Thursday, April 5, at the Riverton School Community Room. New and returning players for teams U-10 through U-14 from Portland should sign up for evaluations between 6 and 8 p.m. Those new to the program should attend a 20-minute meeting at 6:30 or 7:30 pm. The 2012 fall season runs Aug. 15 through Nov. 1. Evaluations will be held Sunday, May 6. FMI, travel@paysasoccer.com.

Mercy Hospital/Red Claws free throw tourney upcoming

Mercy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for the Maine Red Claws, kicks off its annual Best Shot for Youth Initiative with its popular free throw tournament, Sunday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. The tournament is open to all York and Cumberland County grades 6-12 at no cost. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips, meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff and 50 students will have a chance to win two tickets each to the final Maine Red Claws games of the season. FMI, 879-3144 or redclaws@mercyme.com.