SUBHEAD-SMCC sweeps Hesser
Southern Maine Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both defeated visiting Hesser College last Thursday. The women broke open a close game with a 54-24 second half run to win 86-46 behind 25 points and 14 rebounds from Sonya O’Tash and 10 points and 11 boards from Rachel Del Camp. Amanda Chandler added 15 points, Roxanne Creveling finished with 13 and Darcey Webster had 12. SMCC improved to 12-8 overall and 10-0 in Yankee Small College Conference play. In the men’s game, the Seawolves blew it open in the first half, leading 50-25 at the break, en route to a 87-71 triumph. Coleman Findlay continued his dominant season with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Scott Proudman added 18 points, Josh Tuplin had 15 and Kory Martin finished with 14. SMCC is now 15-6 (8-2 in conference). Both teams were scheduled to play at New Hampshire Technical Institute Thursday.
SUBHEAD-Haeuser earns college honor
Former South Portland Red Riot Emily Haeuser, now a junior forward at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was named the Liberty League Forward of the Week, after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds in three games.
SUBHEAD-Volleyball team makes history
The Portland North 18 Gold girls’ volleyball team recently came in seventh at an open level qualifying event in Derry, N.H. That was the highest finish to date for a Maine team. Portland North, which doesn’t feature a player taller than 5-feet-9-inches, was seeded No. 20 going in. Portland North beat teams from Bourne, Mass., Plaistow, N.H., Milford, N.H., and Hudson, Mass. The team includes Falmouth’s Alyssa Yeung, Freeport’s Sarah Hawkes, Greely’s Erin Cadigan, Michaela Campbell, Hillary Cederna, and Kayla Sampson, and Scarborough’s Caitlin Cleary
SUBHEAD-McAuley basketball clinic Sunday
Head coach Wil Smith of Catherine McAuley High School will be joined by basketball team members for the following girls’ basketball clinics being held on Sunday at Catherine McAuley High School. Clinics for girls, grades 4-6 1:30pm -3:30pm, grades 7-8 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Cost is $20.00. For more information contact Linda Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 797-3802 ext. 2059.
SUBHEAD-SP National Little League registration upcoming
Registration for South Portland National Little League will be held Saturday (10 a.m., to 12 p.m.) and Wednesday (6 to 8 p.m.) at the Community Center. The SPNLL organizes leagues for T-ball, baseball and softball for boys ages 5 to 16 and girls ages 5 to 12. First-time participants must have a birth certificate and proof of residency. FMI, email@example.com.
SUBHEAD-Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday
Bowdoin College will host the annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at Farley Fieldhouse. The session for grades K through 3 is from 12 to 2 p.m. Grades 4 through high school go from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. The free event is designed to introduce young women to a wide range of sports. Pizza and snacks with Bowdoin student-athletes will be available afterwards. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBHEAD-Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer coming up
The fourth annual Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer, a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, which also honors the life of Yarmouth’s Tucker Olmsted, will be held Feb. 14 and 15 at Sunday River. The Olmsted family and MCCP have established a Special Purpose Fund, dedicated to research, development and promotion for complementing approaches in the treatment of cancer. Shirts and hoodies, raffle and auction items will also be available. FMI, 281-2428 or email@example.com.
SUBHEAD-Lacrosse officials wanted
The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association is holding its annual men’s high school referee training program Feb. 22 and March 1 (with March 8 as a snow day) at North Yarmouth Academy. Officials are needed for boys’ lacrosse for the upcoming season. FMI, www.mainelaxofficials.org
SUBHEAD-Scarborough baseball/softball camps upcoming
The 12th annual baseball and softball spring training camp for 8-12 year old boys and girls will begin March 1 and will continue March 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Wentworth Gym in Scarborough. Scarborough baseball coach Jim Cronin will direct. Cost is $45 for the four sessions.
There will also be the ninth annual baseball and softball skills camp for 5-8 year old boys and girls on the same dates and at the same location from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Scarborough softball coach Tom Griffin will direct. The cost for four sessions is $30.