Portland Sports Roundup

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Run for Hope Saturday

The fifth annual Run for Hope 5K Scholarship Fund Race/Run, in memory of James and Maxine Pouravelis, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at McAuley High School. The race benefits a scholarship fund that provides a scholarship for McAuley students. There will be a post-race celebration in the McAuley foyer at 11:30 a.m. FMI, mcauleyhs.org/alumnae/events/run_for_hope/index.php.

Cheverus girls’ lax player makes national team

Cheverus freshman Alexandra Logan was selected for the women’s High School Division National Tournament team. She was the only freshman to be selected. The 2011 Maine team is made up of 20 high school players from 11 varsity teams. Cheverus’ Jamie Chamberlain is one of the coaches. The tournament will be held May 28-29 in Stony Brook, N.Y.

 Three PBC fighters earn wins

Portland Boxing Club 14-year-old junior novice middleweight Joe Fitzpatrick scored a convincing unanimous decision win over Mike Berrio, open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich scored a unanimous decision over Ricky Ford and novice welterweight Jayson Richter beat Gordon Berry in a recent fundraiser in Bingham. Richter was voted outstanding boxer.

SMCC softball wins conference title

The Southern Maine Community College softball team captured the Yankee Small College Conference title Sunday, rallying for a dramatic 3-2 win over rival Central Maine CC in the championship game. Kim Hunt earned the win with 13 strikeouts, had a clutch triple and was named tournament most valuable player. The Seawolves baseball team beat New Hampshire Technical Institute in the semifinals, 7-4 (Mustafa Jamel threw a complete game to earn the win), but despite a valiant rally from a 5-1 deficit, SMCC lost to Vermont Tech in the final, 6-5. Jeremy Gearty was named the tournament’s all-defensive player. The Seawolves next will takes part in the USCAA National tournament at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach May 13-18.

Quinton Porter holding football clinic

Quinton Porter, former Portland High, Boston College and current quarterback of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger Cats, in conjunction with the Cape Elizabeth football boosters, will hold spring football clinics for all positions and all players in grades 7-12 Saturdays May 14 and 21 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Hannaford Field. Cost is $80 per single session and $150 for both. FMI, 617-304-4079 or quinton.porter@gmail.com.

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