Portland Sports Roundup

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Cheverus lineman in running for award

Cheverus’ Zach Dulac is a finalist for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Award, given to top offensive and defensive linemen who epitomize character, leadership and perseverance in the classroom, community and on the field. Winners will be named Jan. 23 in Augusta.

Portland youngsters win Elks Hoopshoot

Four boys and girls from Portland were winners in the Elks Hoopshoot foulshooting contest Jan. 2 at McAuley High School. In the girls’ 8-9 division, Isabel Danson finished first. Henry Westphal won the boys’ 8-9 title. In the girls’ 10-11 division, Izzy Rico was the winner. Jack Casale took the boys’ 10-11 crown. The winners advance to the regional shootout to be held in Rockland Sunday.

Tucker’s Boardercross upcoming

This year’s version of Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer, a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Sugarloaf. The event has raised over $100,000 over the past five years and is the top event for USASA’s Maine Mountain Series. FMI, http://www.tucksbx.com/TucksBX/Welcome.html.

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.

SMCC splits against John Abbott

Southern Maine Community College’s men’s basketball team defeated visiting John Abbott College, 94-60, Friday night. Josh Mackie went off for 28 points and Coleman Findlay added 15. The women lost to John Abbott, 74-53, despite 31 points and 13 rebounds from Christina Ricci.

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.

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:
The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 4.

Running strength program upcoming

The Nor’Easter Run winter strength program will be held Tuesdays through March 1 under the direction of Maine Running Hall of Fame-inducted coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie. Focus will be on distance base training and upper body strength. The program is open to males and females of any ability level. Weekly workouts are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at World Gym on Marginal Way in Portland. The cost for the eight-week session is $100. FMI, happy2smiles2001@yahoo.com.