The high school hockey season came to a close last week when the Cheverus boys lost to Marshwood/Traip, 5-3, in the Western A quarterfinals. The Stags, seeded fourth, fell behind the fifth-ranked Hawks, 3-0, after one period and never caught up. Cameron McLain scored twice and Liam Fitzpatrick once as Cheverus’ season ended at 13-6, its best mark since winning the 2006 state title (21-2-1).
Three SMCC basketball players were named to the Yankee Small College Conference team. Josh Mackie, who averaged 15.3 points per game in his senior season, was named all-conference for the second time. Mackie reached the 1,000-point mark for his career. On the women’s side, Katelyn Benson averaged 13.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in her freshman year. Benson was joined by Marissa Welch, who finished with an average of 11.8 points and 10.2 boards per contest.
The Seacoast Hoops Spring Basketball Clinic, now in its fourth year, will be offering a skills and drills session for boys in grades 5-6. The session will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m., March 15-April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. Lead instructors will be SMCC men’s coach Matt Richards and South Portland High boys’ coach. This clinic will focus solely on skills and drills. The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes camp T-shirt. The session will be open to the first 50 players that register. FMI, 741-5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Nordic is pleased to announce that 9 of its athletes have qualified to represent Maine in post season championship events. Lizzy Landry of Casco Bay High School and Laura Frank of Portland High qualified for the Maine J2 Nordic team to compete in the J2 Championships at Black Mountain in Rumford this weekend. Deering’s Kuba Chandler and Portland’s Ben Allen and Abby Popenoe have been chosen to represent Maine as part of the Maine High School Nordic team at the Eastern High School Championships, March 16-18 in Chittenden, Vt.
Girls’ lacrosse programs are now open for middle and high schoolers. There will also be Learn 2 Lax programs Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full field high school action is also underway. FMI, mainepremierlax.com.
The Riverside Athletic Center, 1173 Riverside St., in Portland, is holding a used lacrosse equipment sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The admission cost is $2. FMI, 841-2453.
Portland Public Schools has coaching openings for boys’ and girls’ 7th and 8th grade lacrosse programs for the 2012 season. Coaching experience is necessary, lacrosse playing experience is preferred. FMI, email@example.com.