Portland Sports Roundup

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Cheverus girls’ basketball clinic

The Cheverus girls’ varsity basketball team is holding free skill development clinics for girls in grades 3-8 Saturdays Jan. 7, 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 sllind@aol.com.

Portland YMCA offering swim assessment

The Greater Portland YMCA Pine Tree Swim Club is holding an open swim assessment and information sessions. Everyone swims, everyone wins. The Club is where Olympic gold medalist Ian Crocker got his start. FMI, 712-9609, 874-1111, or gsands@maine.rr.com.

Maine Elite Lacrosse offerings

Maine Elite Lacrosse is offering a range of activities at the new Riverside Athletic Center in Portland. On Sundays, boys’ K-8 Skills and Drills is at 3 p.m., K-6 game time at 4 p.m. and high school games at 5 and 6 p.m. Monday at 5 p.m., girls play a full field 7v7 game. Tuesdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., girls’ K-8 Skills and Drills at 5, Boys’ grades 7-8 games at 6 p.m. and boys’ high school full field games at 7 p.m. Wednesday, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., women’s collegiate pickup at 8 p.m. Thursdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m. and men’s collegiate pickup is at 8 p.m.

Portland Porpoises offering assessment/registration

The Portland Porpoises Swim Club is holding open assessments and registration for new swimmers 10 years old and under. FMI, 232-9457 or matt@portlandporpoises.com.

Major leaguer hosting Frozen Ropes class

South Portland’s Charlie Furbush, a member of the Seattle Mariners, will host a pitching class 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.

Seacoast United offering new teams

Seacoast United Maine is entering a team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) beginning this summer. Both teams are called the Seacoast United Mariners. The teams are designed for current local, home grown college players as well as recently graduated college players from Maine.  NPSL tryouts will be held at the Topsham Dome Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. WPSL tryouts are Thursday, Jan. 5 from 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. FMI on NPSL,  712-3778 or sethcjohnson@hoffjohn.com. FMI on WPSL, 232-6376, pcameron@seacoastunited.org, or seacoastunitedmaine.org.

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