Portland Sports Roundup

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Cheverus basketball coach selected to Maine Hall of Fame

Cheverus boys’ basketball coach Bob Brown, who led the Stags to the 2008 Class A state title and has them positioned for another run this winter, recently learned that he’s one of nine inductees into the 2010 Maine Sports Hall of Fame class. Brown has coached at the high school and college level for 50 years and has 550 wins to his credit.

“It’s a thrill,” Brown said. “I look at the people who are in there. It’s pretty obvious for athletes, those guys are so good. As a coach, it’s not as obvious. To be honest with you, it’s because of all the guys that I coached.”

The 35th annual ceremony will be held June 13 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. A social hour will precede the meal at noon. Tickets cost $35 and can be reserved by contacting Bill Daviero at 899-0569.

Tom Thornton, who won 11 varsity letters in four years at Cheverus, then went on to earn letters in football and basketball at Boston University, is also part of the 2010 class.

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 [email protected].

Day of Hockey fundraiser upcoming

“A Day of Hockey” to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital will be held Feb. 28 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.

Waynflete seeking varsity crew assistant

Waynflete School needs a varsity crew assistant coach for the upcoming spring season. Practices begin in mid-March and the season concludes at the end of May. Experience rowing and/or coaching is required. Boat maintenance and trailering experience is a plus. Interested applicants should e-mail a letter, resume and list of three references to head coach C.C. Stockly at [email protected].