Portland’s Henry Westphal (boys’ 10-11 division), Jack Casale (boys’ 12-13) and Brooke Dawson (girls’ 12-13) all won district hoop shoot championships Sunday at McAuley. Casale made a perfect 25-of-25 attempts. Isabel Dawson was runner-up in the girls’ 10-11 division. The winners advanced to the state hoop shoot contest to be held Jan. 29 at 9 a.m., at Cony High School in Augusta.
Cheverus’ Christian Deschenes (defense) and Portland’s Nate Porter (offense) are finalists for the Frank Gaziano High School Football Scholarship and Awards, given to the state’s top linemen. The winners will be announced Sunday, Jan. 29.
South Portland’s Charlie Furbush, a member of the Seattle Mariners, will host a pitching class Saturday, Jan. 21 at Frozen Ropes Training Center in Portland. Players ages 8-12 go from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Players ages 13-18 go from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. FMI, 878-2600 or frozenropes.com/portland.
The 18th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge, the longest running, continuous 3-on-3 benefit basketball tournament in the state, is seeking teams to participate in this year’s event, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 29. The tournament is a benefit for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.