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Two SMCC basketball players named All-American
Southern Maine Community College recently had a men’s and a women’s basketball player named USCAA All-American. Coleman Findlay was selected from the men’s squad. Findlay averaged 20.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Sonya O’Tash (16.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game) was chosen from the women’s team. O’Tash is the second leading scorer (652) and rebounder (371) in program history.
Cheverus athletes named to SMAA All-Academic team
Several winter athletes from Cheverus High School qualified for the Southern Maine Activities Association’s Senior All-Academic team, having a career grade point average of 3.2 or higher over seven semesters.
The boys’ basketball team placed Mick DiStasio and Connor Shoos. The girls’ basketball list included Kristen Baum, Jamie Lowery, Victoria Schuyler, Molly Skog, Elizabeth Somma and Catherine Wise. Boys’ hockey qualifiers included Doug MacGillivray and Justin Sheehan. Bethany Potter, Christine Renaud and Melissa Slater made it from the girls’ hockey team. John Richardson represented boys’ indoor track. The boys’ swim team placed Samuel Cushing, Christopher Gervais, Joseph Moreshead and Justin Papkee. Eun Joo Kwak, Bridget Thomas and Rebecca Ward qualified from the girls’ swim squad. Ian Conners of the boys’ Alpine ski team, John Hill of the boys’ Nordic squad, and Ariana Muca and Leslie Sharkey of the girls’ Nordic team, also were honored.
Deering student-faculty game upcoming
Deering High School’s annual student versus faculty basketball game will be held Friday at 7 p.m., at the DHS gym. There will be nominal fee.
Beach to Beacon on-line registration opens March 15
On-line registration for the 12th annual TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K race will open at noon on March 15. Race organizers have expanded the field size to 6,000 participants this year- in increase of 500 runners – but expect spots to fill up even faster than last year’s record of 26 hours. On-line registration is the only way to sign up for the race, which is scheduled for Aug. 1. The 2009 entry fee is $35. Registration for the Kids Fun Run will also open March 15, though this year it will be run the day before the 10K, on July 31.
Casco Bay Sports offering co-ed spring leagues
Casco Bay Sports is offering several co-ed spring leagues. Sunday Basketball begins play March 15 with games at 5:15 p.m. Thursday Dodgeball starts March 26. In April, a 6-on-6 soccer league, a Sunday flag football and a Sunday softball league will commence.
Bruins alumni to face local hockey players
Former Boston Bruins will face local high school players Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m., at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Portland Firefighters Union is encouraging local residents to show support by making a contribution.
Greater Portland men’s Over-50 softball league open for registrations
The Greater Portland Men’s Over-50 softball league located in Portland and South Portland and now in its 11th season, is seeking players for the 2009 season. Players who turn 50 prior to Dec. 31 are eligible.