Portland Sports Roundup

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Local hockey player earns scholarship

Cheverus’ Nic Lops was one of 12 recent scholarship winners from the 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational. Lops received a $500 scholarship for the results of his academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activity, athletic achievement, post-secondary educational pursuit and a 250-word essay explaining the biggest obstacle overcome in life.

SMCC hoops teams close regular season with wins

Southern Maine Community College’s women’s basketball team finished the regular season 12-14 after a 64-46 home win over Berkeley (N.Y.) College Saturday. Esther Palmieri led the Seawolves with 16 points. Alisa Sweet added 15 (and 10 rebounds), while Christina Ricci had 14 points and eight boards. The men held off Berkeley, 75-69, as Paul Holland had 19 points and Josh Mackie 12. SMCC improved to 17-11. The Yankee Small College Conference tournament is up next, this weekend in South Portland.

PHS job openings

Portland High is seeking a varsity boys’ tennis and a junior varsity girls’ lacrosse season for the upcoming 2011 season. FMI, mcculm@portlandschools.org.

PBC fighters win Golden Gloves crown

John Lopez, a novice featherweight from the Portland Boxing Club, recently won a unanimous decision over Nick Anderson of St. Albans, Vt., to win the Northern New England Golden Gloves title. Novice middleweight Sasha Lamour won by unanimous decision over Henry Poitras of Claremont, N.H. Light welterweight Casey Kramlich was a unanimous decision winner over Brandon Berry of Skowhegan. Scarborough’s Jason Quirk, a middleweight, beat Mike Riendeau of Burlington, Vt., 4-1. Open class featherweight Liz Leddy won by walkover. Winners advanced to the New England championships in Lowell, Mass. The national championships await those winners in April.

Lacrosse officials sought

The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association is seeking new officials. Anyone interested should attend an overview and training sessions Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Yarmouth Academy’s Middle School. FMI, 650-7464 or mainelaxofficials.org.

Back Bay Lacrosse Club seeks coaches

Back Bay Lacrosse, a Portland-based youth lacrosse club, is seeking coaches for its 3rd-4th grade girls’ and boys’ teams and our 5th-6th grade girls’ team for the 2011 season. FMI, backbaylacrosse@gmail.com.

Portland Public Schools Middle School Lacrosse seeks coaches

Portland Public Schools has coaching openings for the boys’ and girls’ 7th-8th grade programs for the 2011 season. Coaching experience is necessary, lacrosse playing experience is preferred. FMI, backbaylacrosse@gmail.com.