Portland Sports Roundup

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Deering downs Portland in Turkey Day battle

The Deering High football team capped its superb 2010 campaign Thursday with a 35-14 win over rival Portland in the teams’ 99th annual Thanksgiving Day showdown. The Rams, who went 8-2 this year, losing an epic by a point at eventual state champion Cheverus in the Western A Final and the Bulldogs, who were a disappointing 2-6 in the regular season, put on a show. Deering led 14-0 early in the second half before Portland rallied to tie behind a pair of TD runs from senior Imadhi Zagon. The Rams went ahead to stay on junior Renaldo Lowry’s 91-yard kickoff return early in the fourth period and put it away on TD runs from senior quarterback Jamie Ross and junior Nick DiBiase. Portland still leads the all-time series, 54 victories to 38 (with seven ties).

City Cup hockey fundraiser upcoming

The Deering and Portland High boys’ ice hockey teams will meet in the second annual “City Cup” regular season opener, Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Portland Ice Arena, in what will serve as a fundraiser for the city’s middle school hockey program. FMI, 415-5916, [email protected] or [email protected].

McAuley hosting basketball alumnae game

The first annual McAuley girls’ basketball game will be held at the high school Monday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. There will be a reception afterwards. The game is for all alumnae. FMI, [email protected].

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming

The McAuley girls’ basketball program, under the direction of new coach Amy Vachon, will host a three-week clinic in December. On Dec. 4, 11 and 18 there will be 45 minutes of drills and fundamentals followed by 45 minutes of games. Girls in grades 3 to 5 go from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Girls in grades 6 to 8 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 per week or $40 for three weeks. That includes a T-shirt and free admission to the Lions’ Jan. 15 home game versus Sanford. FMI, [email protected].

SP hosting preseason hoops tournament

South Portland’s annual boys’ basketball tip-off tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at Beal Gymnasium. On Friday, Yarmouth faces Thornton Academy at 4 p.m., Scarborough and defending Class B champion Falmouth play at 5:30 p.m., South Portland hosts Nokomis at 7 p.m. and defending Class A champion Cheverus plays Cape Elizabeth at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Scarborough and Nokomis meet at 2:30 p.m., Yarmouth and Sanford play at 4 p.m., Cape Elizabeth squares off against Thornton Academy at 5:30 p.m., and South Portland closes the tournament versus Falmouth at 7 p.m. FMI, [email protected].

Furbush holding pitching class at Frozen Ropes Saturday

Former South Portland High School standout and current professional baseball player Charlie Furbush will conduct a pitching class for ages 8 to 12 at Frozen Ropes Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Frozen Ropes expects to hold a session for ages 13 to 18 as well. FMI, frozenropes.com.

Casco Bay Sports offering December leagues

Casco Bay Sports is offering several December sports leagues. Sunday co-ed floor hockey at Riverton Community Center in Portland starts Dec. 5. Sunday women’s basketball starts Dec. 12 at Portland’s East End Community Center. Tuesday co-ed basketball starts Dec. 7. Thursday co-ed basketball begins Dec. 23. Wednesday co-ed bowling starts Dec. 22. There will also be co-ed dodgeball leagues Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. FMI, cascobaysports.com.