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SMAA football all-stars named

The Southern Maine Activities Association released its all-conference team last week. The first-team offense included Scarborough tight end Chris Cyr, lineman Travis Elliott and receiver Greg Viola. South Portland lineman Cody Munson was a second teamer. Scarborough back Dillon Russo and South Portland tackle Liam Rottkov were named to the first-team defense. Scarborough tackle Mike Pino, linebacker Charlie Raybine and end Brendon Smith were second teamers. South Portland’s Ryan Ely qualified for the All-Academic team.

SMAA soccer all-stars released

The SMAA also released its boys’ and girls’ soccer all-stars last week. The boys’ first team included Scarborough senior back Chris Cleary, senior forward Austin Downing, junior midfielder Wyatt Omsberg and senior midfielder Trevor Sparda and South Portland senior forward Damjan Draskovic. Scarborough junior goalkeeper Pat Stanton and South Portland senior backs Caleb Elsemore and Adam Helmke made the second team. Scarborough junior back Andrew Morrissey and South Portland senior goalkeeper Ben Burkey were honorable mentions. Scarborough’s Downing, Damian Ramsdell and Aaron Ravin and South Portland’s Burkey, Dillon Burns and Ryan Pelletier qualified for the All-Academic team. The girls’ first team included Scarborough junior back Ainsley Jamieson and senior back Maria Philbrick. Scarborough junior goalkeeper Sydney Martin, senior forward Jess Meader and senior midfielder Ashley Ronzo made the second team. Scarborough senior midfielder Taylor LeBorgne and senior forward Sarah Martens, along with South Portland senior forward Jenacee Bradbury, were honorable mentions. Scarborough’s Philbrick was named the SMAA Student-Athlete of the Year. Scarborough’s Grace Farnkoff, LeBorgne, Philbrick and Katherine Wahrer and South Portland’s Aleina Peluso and Jenna Wing qualified for the All-Academic team.

SMCC on a roll

Southern Maine Community College’s men’s basketball team is now 11-3 overall and 8-1 in conference after a pair of exciting wins, 72-70, at rival Central Maine CC and 86-62 over visiting Eastern Maine CC. Jose Nouchanthavong (15 points) hit a late shot to beat the Mustangs. Chance Baldino added 16 points. Against EMCC, 11 different players scored, led by 24 points from Emmanuel Donalson. Tyheem Simon had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Jon Amabile added 12 points. The Seawolves (ranked sixth by the US Collegiate Athletic Association) were at the University of Maine-Augusta Wednesday and finish the first semester with a game at U. Maine-Machias Saturday. The women are ranked fourth in the USCAA with a 9-2 overall record (4-1 in conference). After falling at CMCC, 84-51 (Katryna Gilson had 10 points), SMCC downed visiting EMCC, 65-40, behind 13 points from Esther Palmieri and 12 apiece from Emily Bard and Rogetta Donalson. After playing at UMA Wednesday, the Seawolves finish the first semester at UMM Saturday.