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SMCC softball competes at Disney World
The Southern Maine Community College softball team played seven games during a spring training trip in Orlando, Fla. The Seawolves beat Sussex County College 4-2 and lost four other games as of press time. SMCC went 10-5 this fall. The Seawolves open their spring schedule with a home doubleheader against Vermont Technical College March 28.
Scarborough goalie competes in Costa Rica
Goalkeeper Adam Blanchard of the Class A state champion Scarborough Red Storm is competing with the Region I Olympic Development Program in Costa Rica. Blanchard and his teammates earned draws in their first two matches.
Local track athletes compete at nationals
Runners and jumpers from Scarborough and South Portland took part at the Nike Indoor Nationals in Boston and the National Scholastic Indoor Nationals in New York City last weekend. At the NIN meet, Scarborough’s Whitney Chamberlain finished the 800 in 2 minutes, 20.28 seconds. Jenny Snyder was 52nd in the 60 hurdles (9.82 seconds) and 63rd in the 60 meter dash (8.31). Catie Funk competed in the shot put. On the boys’ side, Scarborough’s Nate Hathaway finished the mile in 4:27.36. At the NSIC meet, Scarborough standout Brad Nakanishi finished ninth in the pole vault (13 feet, 9 1/4 inches). South Portland’s 4×55 shuttle hurdle relay team (Tony Haeuser, J.C. Esquibel, David Hardison and Brandon Emerson) came in 17th (32.63).
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.
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.
Cape Elizabeth baseball boosters hosting fundraiser
The Cape Elizabeth baseball boosters are holding a dance for ages 21 and up Saturday, March 21 from 7 p.m., to 12 a.m. at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. There will be a cash bar, snacks and door prizes. Cape Elizabeth varsity football coach Aaron Filieo will DJ. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.
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Cape Elizabeth hockey fundraiser upcoming
The second annual Cape Elizabeth Engine Company No. 2 fundraiser hockey game between members of the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department and the Capers boys’ hockey team will be held March 21 at 8:15 p.m. at Portland Ice Arena. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.
Lacrosse officials’ classes offered
The Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association is offering “New Umpire Classes” Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., at Thornton Academy in Saco.