Four boys and girls from the city of Portland were age group winners at the Elks Lodge 188 Hoop Shoot contest held Sunday at McAuley. Isabel Dawson took the girls’ 10-11 group. Brooke Dawson was tops in the girls’ 12-13 classification. Henry Westphal won the boys’ 10-11 age group. Jack Casale took first in the boys’ 12-13 division. The winners advance to the regional championships to be held at McAuley Sunday. Winners there move on to the state finals Jan. 29, at Cony High School in Augusta.
The Cheverus girls’ varsity basketball team is holding free skill development clinics for girls in grades 3-8 Saturdays Jan. 14 and 21 at Cheverus, 267 Ocean Ave. in Portland. Grades 3-5 go from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Grades 6-8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will receive a free pass to be special guests at Cheverus’ home game versus South Portland on Jan. 28. FMI, 775-6792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.