Portland Sports Roundup

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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 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.

Elks Hoop Shoot upcoming

The Portland Elks Lodge No. 188 will hold their annual foul shooting contest Saturday at 9 a.m. at McAuley High School on Stevens Avenue. There are three age groups, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12 and 13, for boys and girls. Winners advance to the regionals on Jan. 16. FMI, 773-6426.

Running strength program upcoming

The Nor’Easter Run winter strength program will be held Jan. 4 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.