Portland Sports Roundup

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McAuley seeking softball coach

Catherine McAuley High School needs a varsity softball coach for the 2010 season. Candidates should have a solid background in softball as a player and/or coach. Previous coaching experience is preferred. FMI, 797-3802, ext. 2052, or jkilmartin@mcauleyhs.org.

Portland lacrosse opening

Portland High is seeking an assistant varsity girls’ lacrosse coach for the 2010 season. FMI, drummr@portlandschools.org.

Atlantic Sportswear hosting lacrosse stringing clinic

Atlantic Sportswear’s new lacrosse division and retail store LAXPROS is hosting a stringing clinic for players and coaches Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at 36 Waldron Way, Portland (off Riverside Street). Please e-mail steve@laxpros.com to reserve your spot (space is limited). Don’t forget to bring your stick head and the Laxpros Doctor will help you out. FMI, laxpros.com.

Day of Hockey fundraiser upcoming

“A Day of Hockey” to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital will be held Sunday at the Cumberland County Civic Center. There will be youth games beginning at 7 a.m., a contest between the Southern Maine Law Enforcement All-Stars and the Portland Fire Department at 12 p.m. and a Portland Pirates vs. Albany River Rats contest at 4 p.m. The cost is $12. FMI, mmc.org.

Running program set to begin

The Nor’Easter Run training/racing program for male and female runners of any level of ability, led by Maine Running of Hall of Fame coach Ziggy Gillespie, begins March 3. There will be Wednesday workouts at 6 p.m. and several races, including the Beach to Beacon. FMI, happy2smiles2001@yahoo.com.

Back Bay lax registration

Back Bay Lacrosse is now accepting registration for Portland area boys and girls in grades 3-8. Practices start in early April. FMI, backbaylacrosse.com.

Open basketball offered

Pick-up basketball games for high schoolers and adults are taking place twice a week from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Mondays at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., and Thursdays at the University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave. The cost is $5 a night. FMI, klevinsk@maine.rr.com.

Maine Lacrosse training new officials

The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association (MLOA) needs more officials to support boys’ lacrosse at Maine high schools, middle school and youth events and is hosting a certification course beginning Feb. 28 at the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Middle School in Yarmouth. The cost of training is $20, which is deducted from your dues when you are certified. FMI, mainelaxofficials.org.

Portland High athletic trainer honored

Longtime Portland High School athletic trainer Audrey McKenzie was recently named the NATA District 1 Winner of the SSATC/Gatorade Recognition Award for her excellent work as and athletic trainer and for going above and beyond in the school and community.

Portland Babe Ruth registration

Portland Babe Ruth is holding registration for youth 13 to 15 at the North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 and March 3. Any youth who reside in the city, born between May 1, 1994 and April 30, 1997 are eligible to register to tryout. The fee is $150. FMI, leaguelineup.com/pbr.