South Sports Roundup

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Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeking nominations

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is requesting nominations for 2013 inductees. The Hall honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from all corners of the state who achieved prominence in, or made valuable contributions to, baseball in Maine. Nominations should be sent The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 15. The induction ceremony is July 28.

Portland Rugby Football Club hosting winter academy

The Portland Rugby Football Club is hosting four weekend workshops to introduce Maine athletes to the sport in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Workshops will be held Saturdays Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the Reiche Elementary School. FMI, Tom Lovering, 329-3630 or

Challenge stretch for SMCC teams

Southern Maine Community College’s basketball teams are in the midst of a challenging closing stretch in Yankee Small College Conference play. Last week, the men enjoyed a 101-48 romp at Northern Maine CC (Jacob Loveridge led the way with 16 points), handled host Unity, 43-25 (Emmanuel Donalson had a game-high 20 points) and lost, 71-60, to visiting U. Maine-Machias (despite 14 points from Jon Amabile). The Seawolves (18-8 and 11-3 in conference) visited New Hampshire Technical Institute Tuesday, welcomed rival Central Maine CC Thursday and go to Navy Prep Saturday. The regular season ends Feb. 12 at home versus U. Maine-Augusta. The women’s team enjoyed a 72-21 win at Unity (Esther Palmieri had 16 points), then handled visiting U. Maine-Machias, 83-64, behind 18 points and 14 rebounds from Nyalieb Deng. SMCC (14-7 overall, 8-3 in conference) was at NHTI Tuesday, hosted CMCC Thursday, goes to Navy Prep Saturday and closes at home versus UMA Feb. 12.