Portland’s Babe Ruth 14 All-Star team, the New England Region champion, lost its first two games in pool play at the World Series in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, then won two straight before falling in its finale. Portland lost its opener, 6-1, to White Hall, Arkansas, then fell again, 13-3, to Tri Valley, California. Portland kept its title hopes alive by rallying for five runs in its final at-bat to down Frankin, Kentucky, 9-8, in nine innings, then defeated South Arkansas, 5-4, in eight innings. A win in the finale could have meant a trip to the knockout round, but Portland lost to Atlantic Shore, New Jersey, 4-3.
When rivals Deering and Portland meet in their lone field hockey showdown this season, Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at Deering High School, more than bragging rights will be at stake. The game will be dedicated to Deering supporter Shelly DiBiase and her family and to cancer awareness. All proceeds from the game, in addition to T-shirt and food sales, will go to cancer research. FMI, crowdrise.com/ShellysGamePlay4theCure or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Portland’s school department has several openings for the upcoming season. At the high school, there’s an opening for a first team boys’ soccer coach. There are middle school openings for boys’ soccer and 7th and 8th grade field hockey. FMI, 767-7705 or email@example.com