Portland Sports Roundup

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Durgin second at New Englands

Cheverus cross country standout Emily Durgin was second at Saturday’s New England championship meet in Thetford, Vt., completing the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 23.2 seconds. Teammate Shannon Conley was 19th (20:19.5). Cheverus’ Fiona Hendry (44th, 21:06.7), Kiera Murray (87th, 21:42.4), Maddie Woods (159th, 22:44.8), Lizzie Gwilym (218th, 23:59.2) and Greta Niedermeyer (226th, 24:10.4) also took part. On the boys’ side, Cheverus’ Jack Terwilliger came in 70th (18:05.8).

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.

SMCC hoops teams sweep EMCC

Southern Maine Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams enjoyed victories Sunday against in-state rival Eastern Maine CC. The women, who were coming off an 84-52 loss to Apprentice School Saturday, improved to 3-2 (1-0 in Yankee Small College Conference play) with a 75-39 victory. Alisa Sweet led the way with 19 points and 12 boards. Christina Ricci added 18 points. The men (who lost, 78-66, to Apprentice the night before) improved to 4-1 (2-0 in league play) with an 89-61 win. Josh Mackie had 19 points, Jim Thyng added 16 and Paul Holland finished with 14. Both Seawolves squads go to the University of Maine-Augusta Wednesday and host Dean College Saturday.

November/December offerings at Casco Bay Sports

Casco Bay Sports is holding several leagues this fall. A Sunday night co-ed basketball league and Wednesday co-ed dodgeball are underway. Sunday night co-ed indoor soccer starts Nov. 21. Tuesday and Thursday dodgeball gets underway Not. 29. An indoor softball league on Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 1 at YourSpace in Gorham. Sunday co-ed floor hockey starts Dec. 5 at the Riverton Community Center in Portland.

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.

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