Portland Sports Roundup

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Portland girl wins Hoop Shoot state title

Portland’s Brooke Dawson won the Elks Hoop Shoot foul shooting contest’s girls’ 12-and-13 age division championship Sunday at Cony High School in Augusta. Dawson qualified for the New England finals March 24, which will be held at Deering High School. Henry Westphal was runner-up in the boys’ 10-11 age group. Jack Casale was third in the boys’ 12-13 division.

PBC fighter advances

Portland Boxing Club novice welterweight Jayson Richter, a former U.S. Marine and current pre-med student at the University of Southern Maine, advanced to the New England Golden Gloves finals with recent wins over Anthony Collins of Lewiston and John Haley of Burlington, Vt. Richter joins PBC teammates Jeremy Witham, Casey Kramlich, Juan Lopez and Liz Leddy in the finals, to be held in Burlington, Vt., Saturday.

Portland seeking football coach

Portland High is seeking a head varsity football coach. FMI, Mike McCullum at mcculm@portlandschools.org.

Men’s basketball tournament upcoming

The first annual MBR men’s statewide basketball championship will be held March 3-4 in Lewiston/Auburn. Each team will play two games of pool play March 3. The top finisher from each pool advances to the championship run March 4. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 207-318-6523 or Jon@mbr.org.

Try Hockey Weekend upcoming

Casco Bay Youth Hockey Association invites boys and girls ages four to nine to come to the Portland Ice Arena Feb. 18 at 4:15 p.m. for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a safe environment. FMI, marketing@cascobayhockey.com or tryhockeyforfree.com.

MPL preseason lacrosse session open

Maine Premier Lacrosse’s Session III preseason lacrosse is open for all age groups. Boys and girls learn2lax K-5 runs Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Girls’ middle school runs Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Girls’ high school is also on Sundays. Boys’ middle school is at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and boys’ high school goes Sundays. Learn from NCAA coaches, college and pro lacrosse players. FMI, info@mainepremierlax.com or mainepremierlax.com.

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