The boys’ and girls’ ice hockey teams from Cheverus and Portland will vie for the “City Cup” Wednesday at the Portland Ice Arena. The girls’ game starts at 3:10 p.m. The boys’ teams play at 5. This year, William B. Troubh Awards will be given to the outstanding boys’ and outstanding girls’ players from each team. Troubh, a one-time Portland mayor, was instrumental in the development of the Portland Ice Arena.
The Portland Elks is holding its annual foul shooting contest Sunday at 9 a.m., at the McAuley High School gymnasium. Girls and boys will shoot in three different age categories. Winners advance the district shoot-off the following Sunday. FMI, 773-6426.
The 20th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The tournament is a three-on-three, co-ed, double elimination event open to adults 18 and older. The entry is fee is $100 per team and all funds raised go directly to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. There will also be a Junior Swish-Out open to middle school students. Entry fee is $75. FMI, 773-5671 or email@example.com.
Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie, the cross country and track coach at Waynflete School, is holding an eight-week winter strength program for runners of all levels of ability from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Runners meet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., at the Maine Running Company for easy 440s on the Portland Trails course and Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Maine Running Company for a one-hour group run. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team finished the 2013 portion of its schedule 12-3 (6-1 in conference) after a 90-86 overtime loss at Vaughn College in New York City. Tong Akot had 18 points and 17 rebounds in defeat. Jose Nouchanthavong added 19 points. The women ended the calendar year 9-4 (6-1 in conference) after a loss at Briarcliffe, N.Y. (73-60) and a decisive victory at Vaughn College (93-15). Danielle McCusker had 17 points in both games. The Seawolves are back in action Jan. 10 at the College of St. Joe’s.