Portland Sports Roundup

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Portland kids win Hoop Shoot

Portland’s Isabel Dawson and Katasia Titherington won their respective age groups in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday at McAuley High School. Dawson was tops in the girls’ 8-9 age division, while Titherington won the girls’ 10-11 group. The two advanced to the district championship Sunday at Bath Middle School.

SMCC hoops teams earn wins

The Southern Maine Community College women’s basketball team defeated Briarcliffe College (64-59) and John Abbott College (69-65) last week to improve to 7-5 on the season. In the first game, Amanda Chandler, Alisa Sweet and Darcey Webster all scored 18 points. Against John Abbott, Rachel Del Camp went off for 27 points, while Sweet added 17. The men improved to 7-7 on the year with a 119-104 victory over John Abbott Saturday. Paul Holland led the way with 25 points.

Waynflete seeking 7th grade lax coach

Waynflete School needs a 7th grade girls’ lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season. Coaching and/or playing experience is required. Interested applicants should e-mail a letter, resume and list of three references to athletic director Ross Burdick at [email protected].

USM hosting 3-on-3 benefit tournament

The 16th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out Childhood Cancer 3-on-3 Challenge will take place Sunday, Jan. 31 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Registration is encouraged with the field limited to 36 teams. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273 or [email protected].

Pitching clinic features former Deering star

Former Deering High standout Ryan Reid, now a member of the Tampa Bay Rays organization, along with Portland Sea Dogs hurler Ryne Lawson will conduct a pitching clinic Saturday, Jan. 23 at Falmouth Middle School. Ages 8 to 12 go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 18 go from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $20 for Falmouth residents and $25 for non-residents. FMI, town.falmouth.me.us.

SMCC hosting alumni basketball game

Southern Maine Community College is hosting a men’s basketball alumni game Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the men’s varsity game against Holyoke C.C. at 1 p.m. FMI, 741-5927.

Umpire certification classes upcoming

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding baseball umpire certification classes, beginning Sunday, Jan. 31, for umpires above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. FMI, 846-5997.

Portland seeking girls’ lacrosse assistant

The Portland girls’ lacrosse program is looking for an assistant coach for the 2010 season. FMI, 807-5116.

Casco Bay Sports offering January sports leagues

Casco Bay Sports in Portland is offering four new sports leagues in January. Sunday 6-on-6 floor hockey begins Jan. 17 at Riverton Community Center. Monday night bowling starts Jan. 18 at Yankee Lanes. Sunday evening co-ed hoops kicks off Jan. 24 at the East End Community Center. Sunday evening indoor soccer starts Jan. 31 at YourSpace in Gorham. FMI, cascobaysports.com.

South Portland coaching opening

South Portland High School needs a junior varsity girls’ lacrosse coach for the 2010 season. FMI, 767-7705.