PBC fighter advances
Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour beat Charles Foster of New Haven, Conn., last weekend to advance to the Lake Placid Region One Championship. If he wins there, he’ll go to the U.S. Championships in Denver, Col., in June. Lamour, along with PBC welterweight Jimmy Smith, has already advanced to the National Golden Gloves Championships in May. Also last weekend, novice lightweight Tiger Dias won a 3-2 split decision over Justin Brown of New Britain, Conn. Light welterweight champion Casey Kramlich dropped a controversial 3-2 split decision to Luis Rivera of Holyoke, Mass.
Arsenault earns honor
Former Portland High pitcher Ryan Arsenault, who now plays for Husson College, was recently named the Northeast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. Arsenault made three starts on a Florida trip and had an 0.42 earned run average. He went 1-0 and struck out 17.
Alston makes D3 Final Four
Former Cheverus boys’ basketball standout Doug Alston, a member of the Stags’ 2008 Class A state championship team, took part on a Guilford College (N.C.) squad this winter which reached the Division III Final Four.
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.
Portland High hosting boys’ lacrosse play day
The Portland boys’ lacrosse program is hosting its sixth annual preseason play day Saturday, April 4. Ten local teams will take part in one of the largest tournaments in Maine to start a season.
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.