Portland Sports Roundup

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Busy weekend for SMCC hoops teams

Southern Maine Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted Unity College and Vermont Tech this weekend. Saturday, the women downed Unity, 83-27, behind 19 points and 11 rebounds from Christina Ricci, 16 points and seven rebounds from Alisa Sweet and 13 points apiece from Esther Palmieri and Jessica Truman (who also had five assists and five steals). The men defeated Unity, 112-51, as Josh Mackie had 22 points, Paul Holland 18, Coleman Findlay 14 and Matt Findlay and Randall Laing 12 apiece. Sunday, the women beat Vermont Tech, 72-62, thanks to 31 points from Ricci, 17 from Palmieri and 16 from Sweet, to improve to 9-11 (6-2 in the Yankee Small College Conference). The men lost to Vermont Tech, 88-83, despite 24 points from Coleman Findlay, to drop to 11-10 (5-3 in-conference). The Seawolves are back in action Thursday at home versus the University of Maine-Augusta.

Casco Bay Sports winter offerings

Casco Bay Sports has several leagues primed to start soon. A Sunday night co-ed indoor soccer league begins Jan. 30 at YourSpace in Gorham. Wednesday night co-ed softball starts Feb. 2 in Gorham. Sunday co-ed basketball begins Feb. 13 at the East End Community Center in Portland. There will also be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night dodgeball leagues beginning in early February and a Wednesday bowling league and  a new Monday co-ed volleyball league beginning in late February. FMI, cascobaysports.com.

Waynflete seeks lacrosse coaches

The Waynflete girls’ lacrosse program is seeking a junior varsity and a seventh grade coach for the upcoming season. Experience playing and/or coaching is required. FMI, ross_burdick@waynflete.org.

NYA seeking softball coaches

North Yarmouth Academy has openings for varsity and middle school softball coaches. FMI, mdutton@nya.org.

SP coaching vacancies

South Portland High School is seeking a junior varsity girls’ soccer coach. Mahoney Middle School needs an assistant indoor track coach. FMI, 767-7705.

Maine Elite Lacrosse registration upcoming

Maine Elite Lacrosse’s session III registration opens Feb. 1. The boys’ grades 7-8 season runs Tuesdays March 1 through April 12 at the Portland Sports Complex. Game time is 6:15 p.m. Sundays from March 6 through April 24 at YourSpace in Gorham, boys and girls in grades 2-8 have skills and drills at 4 p.m. Girls in grades 7-8 play at 5 p.m. and boys in grades 4, 5 and 6 play at a 5 p.m. FMI, info@maineelitelacrosse.com

Umpire certification classes upcoming

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. Classes run for five Sunday evenings beginning Jan. 30. FMI, 846-5997 or wmbua@maine.rr.com.

Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeking inductions

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is seeking inductions for its 2011 class. The Hall honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from all corners of the state who have achieved prominence in, or made valuable contributions to, baseball in Maine. Nominations for induction may be sent to:
Maine Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1062
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
or emailed to:
ddouglas@douglastitle.com
The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 4.

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