Hockey teams ousted
The boys’ hockey postseason came to an abrupt end for Cheverus and Portland/Deering last week. The Stags, ranked fifth in Western A, suffered a tough 4-3 quarterfinal round loss at No. 4 Noble/Wells, despite goals from Jesse Cyr-Brophy, Alex Libby and Luke Trickey. Cheverus wound up 9-9-1. Portland/Deering, the No. 7 seed, made No. 2 Scarborough sweat in its quarterfinal, but lost, 4-2, despite goals from Mike Fuller and Ryan Ruhlin and finished the season 6-12-1.
Local Alpine skiers impress at states
Skiers from Portland schools took part at the Alpine state championships last weekend. In Class C, while Waynflete didn’t score as a team, Louis Frumer managed to win the boys’ giant slalom in a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 15.4 seconds and the slalom in 1:03.9. On the girls’ side, Waynflete’s Beata Vest was fifth in the GS (1:28.0) and 18th in the slalom (1:29.4), while Kelly Frumer came in sixth in the GS (1:29.2) and 12th in the slalom (1:21.9). In Class A, Cheverus’ girls were 13th (Greely was the champion). The Stags were paced by Hanna Sonneson, who was 24th in the GS (1:54.17) and 25th in the slalom (2:03.29). Lizzie Fossett placed 27th in the slalom (2:06.77) and 43rd in the GS (2:07.32. Cheverus’ Schuyler Black finished 14th in the slalom (1:38.65). Teammate Josh Boynton was 60th (2:35.21).
Conway 3-on-3 Classic upcoming
The inaugural 3-on-3-for-B Conway Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the Brendan Conway Memorial Scholarship at Deering High School, in honor of the school’s former standout athlete, coach and athletic director, who passed away at the far-too-young age of 34 in November, will be held Saturday at Deering. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with games starting at 9:30. A fourth player can participate as an optional substitute. The cost is $75 for a three-person team and $100 for a four-person squad. The tournament is for players 18-and-older. The scholarship fund seeks to honor Conway’s spirit, as well as his work within the Deering community. Each year, a deserving Deering senior will be awarded a sizable scholarship to help continue their education at a college or university. FMI, 207-730-6533 or email@example.com.
Deering holding girls’ basketball skills camp
The Deering girls’ basketball program will be holding a Skills & Drills Basketball Camp on Sundays March 23 and 30 and April 6 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the high school for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Varsity coach Mike Murphy and his staff will be instructing. The cost is $50 per player. FMI, 854-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running training program offered
Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie is offering a six-month individual training/racing program, Nor’Easter Run, from March 12 to August 27. The program is open to male and female runners of any level of ability. Workouts are held each Wednesday night at 6 p.m., at the Maine Running Company in Portland. FMI, email@example.com.