Portland Sports Roundup

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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 lax 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.

SMCC names athletes of the month

Southern Maine Community College, in partnership with Liberty Mutual, has named Jim Thyng and Hanna Lyons as its December Athletes of the Month. Thyng is a freshman point guard on the men’s basketball team. He majors in business administration. Lyons, of Scarborough, is a freshman point guard on the women’s basketball squad. She majors in criminal justice.

Quinton Porter holiding football clinic

Former Portland High and Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter, who spent a season with the Houston Texans and has been a member of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the past three years, will hold the First Down Football Clinic every Tuesday for 15 weeks beginning Jan. 11 at the Portland Sports Complex on Warren Avenue in Portland. The clinics are open to kids in grades 3-12. The cost is $30 for a drop-in, single session, $110 for five sessions or $275 for the full 15 weeks. FMI, quinton.porter@gmail.com.

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.

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