South Sports Roundup

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SPNLL Opening Day Saturday

The South Portland National Little League will hold its Opening Day ceremonies Saturday at 9 a.m., at the Majors Softball field on Pine St. The event will include the introduction of the SPNLL’s teams and coaches and will be followed by the start of league play for the nearly 350 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 who comprise the SPNLL’s Junior League, Little League and T-Ball League. The opening ceremonies will also honor the league’s 2011 District 6 Junior League champion, comprised of all stars from the SPNLL’s three Junior League (players age 13-14) teams. The event will also feature a special appearance by “Slugger,” the Portland Sea Dogs’ popular mascot, and a South Portland color guard.

Strikers registration upcoming

Registration for South Portland Strikers soccer will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the South Portland Community Center, Senior wing. FMI,, or

SP Youth and Middle School football registration

Registration for South Portland Youth Football and Middle School Football will be held Wednesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the South Portland Community Center. Registration is open to all boys and girls entering grades 2-6 this fall. The only youth football program in South Portland is devoted to teaching youth the fundamentals. Players receive full equipment upon registration. Grades 2-3 are in the Pee Wee Division. Grades 4-5 are JV. Grades 5-6 are Varsity Division. Middle School is 7th and 8th grades. Cost for youth football is $90. Cost for middle school football is $125. FMI, or