Portland Sports Roundup

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Big win for PBC fighter

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour earned the biggest win of his career with a unanimous decision over 2008 Olympic bronze medalist John Joe Joyce of Kildare, Ireland at the World Series of Boxing in Los Angeles. Lamour won every round on two of the three judges’ scorecards. Lamour is now 3-0 in the World Series of Boxing and is the top-rated middleweight on the continent by the WSB.

Locals win district Hoopshoot crown

Three Portland youngsters were winners at the recent Districk Elks foulshooting contest held in Rockland. Isabel Dawson won the girls’ 8-9 age group. Henry Westphal was first in the boys’ 8-9 group. Jack Casale took the boys’ 10-11 division. All three will take part in the state shootoff, held Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Brunswick High School.

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.

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.

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.

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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