Portland Sports Roundup

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Power Pigs runners-up in 7’s tourney


The Portland Boys U-19 rugby Club finished second at the second annual Seacoast (NH) 7’s Rugby Festival, played Saturday in Epping, N.H.  Portland defeated Upper Valley N.H., 12-7, in pool play. Wing Patrick MacVane and center Tom Marcisso scored tries, while Will White kicked one conversion. In the final, Portland faced Amoskeag, N.H., the team they had beaten two weeks earlier in the 15’s League final. This time, however, Amoskeag showed too much pace and experience as they raced to a 31-7 win. Wing Barry Teng scored Portland’s only try and White again converted.  FMI, powerpigrugby.org.

Waynflete coaching openings

Waynflete School is seeking fall and winter coaches for the 2009-2010
school year. Fall junior varsity boys’ soccer, along with winter junior
varsity basketball, varsity Nordic ski and middle school Nordic ski
coaches are sought. FMI, 774-7863, ext. 258, or ross_burdick@waynflete.org.

Maine Waves holding open practice

The Maine Waves girls’ lacrosse team will hold an open practice for
its U-17 and U-19 teams Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Preble
St./Back Cove field in Portland. There is no cost to attend, however, a
signed waiver is required. FMI, 883-0458 or jtc1@maine.rr.com.

Lady Rams Hoops Camp upcoming

The two-time defending Class A state champion girls’ basketball program
is holding a Hoop Camp from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., June 29 through July 3
at the Deering gym. The camp is directed by Rams varsity coach Mike
Murphy. Cost is $150 per player. FMI, 854-1775.

USM lacrosse hosting two fundraisers

The University of
Southern Maine men’s lacrosse team, coming off the first winning season
in program history, is hosting a skills clinic/competition for boys
ages 6 to 18 and a boys’ high school 3-versus-3 tournament on Saturday,
June 27 at the Gorham campus’ Hodgdon Field. The clinic is from 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. The cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 the day of. The
3v3 tournament goes from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $60 per team. FMI,
228-8589 or malcolm.chase@gmail.com.

New, unique lacrosse camp starting up

Former Yarmouth High lacrosse standouts Jon and Sam Miller are
introducing the Grip and Rip Lacrosse Camp this summer. The camp is
geared toward players who want to play in college, teaching them about
the process, while continuing to hone their skills. Current college
players will be in attendance as well to step up the level of play even
higher. Jon Miller was a Division III All-American at Union College.
Sam Miller currently plays DI lacrosse at Hobart College. The camp runs
from June 29 through July 7, from to 5 to 8 p.m. daily on Yarmouth
High’s turf field. The price is $125. FMI, gripandriplacrosse.com.

Nova Seafood Baseball Clinic

Nova Seafood Legion coach Mike D’Andrea is presenting a baseball clinic
June 22 through 26, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily at Deering High. The
clinic will instruct in pitching, catching, hitting, fielding,
throwing, baserunning and more. The clinic is open to girls and boys
ages 7 through 15. The cost is $220 for pre-registration and $230
on-site. Campers need to bring a bag lunch. FMI, 651-5150.

Field hockey camp upcoming

The Cougar field hockey camp, run
in part by Greely varsity coach Kristina Lane Prescott, featuring
individual help at all levels and positions, offense, defense and
goalkeeping, will be offered June 29 through July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. There will also be a camp from
July 27 through July 30 in Northport. FMI, mainefieldhockey@yahoo.com.

Ziggy’s Running Camp open for registration

Ziggy’s Running Camp for boys and girls ages 12 to 18, presented by
Waynflete School cross country and track coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie,
a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, will be held July 13
through 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. , at the Waynflete athletic field.
Enrollment is limited to 10 boys and 10 girls. The cost is $175. FMI,
774-5721 or waynflete.org.

First annual lacrosse refereeing camp scheduled

The first annual Midcoast Lacrosse Refereeing Camp will be held July 6
through 9 at Bowdoin College. Times are 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
three days and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 9. Directed by Mary Parker and
Sue Perkins, the camp features classroom instruction, mechanics, game
tape analysis, rules clarification, extensive on-field mentoring and
more. The cost is $75 per person per day. FMI, 522-9979 or mary_parker@coconetme.org.

Odyssey Sport tryouts upcoming

Odyssey Sport ’97 will hold tryouts beginning July 8 for its U-12-U-18 premier soccer teams, as well as evaluation sessions for interested U-10 and U-11 players. FMI, odysseysport.org.