Portland Sports Roundup

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Deering/Portland Turkey Day food drive

The Deering/Portland athletic offices will be helping the Salvation Army with the Food for the Holidays Drive. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the gates at Fitzpatrick Stadium at Thursday’s annual Deering-Portland Thanksgiving Day showdown.

McAuley hosting Thanksgiving basketball tournament

McAuley is hosting a Thanksgiving girls’ basketball tournament Friday and Saturday. The Friday schedule is as follows: Greely vs. Mt. Ararat at 8:30 a.m., Portland-Bishop Guertin (N.H.) at 10 a.m., McAuley-Mt. Ararat at 11:30 a.m., Bishop Guertin-Gorham at 1 p.m., Greely-Portland at 2:30 p.m., Gorham-Cape Elizabeth at 4 p.m., Leavitt-Deering at 5:30 p.m. and McAuley-Manchester Memorial (N.H.) at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the schedule is: Oxford Hills-Bishop Guertin at 8:30 am., Cape Elizabeth-Deering at 10 a.m., Gorham-Greely at 11:30 a.m., Oxford Hills-Cape Elizabeth at 1 p.m., Leavitt-Manchester at 2:30 p.m., Portland-Oxford Hills at 4 p.m., Deering-Manchester at 5:30 p.m. and McAuley-Leavitt at 7 p.m.

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, ktcb123@yahoo.com or bwtpuck77@yahoo.com.

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, av2023@aol.com.

Furbush holding pitching class at Frozen Ropes

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, Dec. 4, 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. Wednesday night indoor softball begins Dec. 1 at YourSpace in Gorham. 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.

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