South Sports Roundup

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SMCC baseball player named Player of the Week

Southern Maine Community College freshman Matt Turnage was named the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week after going 7-for-16 with three RBI in four games. That included five runs scored, three singles, two doubles, a triple and a home run. The Seawolves went 3-1 against Vermont Tech in those games and are now 7-1 in conference play.

Local players make girls’ lax Maine team roster

Cape Elizabeth’s Hannah Newhall, Talley Perkins and Lauren Steidl and Scarborough’s Margaret Kirsch and Ashley Ronzo made the Maine girls’ lacrosse team roster. The squad will compete in the U.S. Women’s Division National Lacrosse Tournament in Long Island, N.Y., during Memorial Day weekend. The team is coached by Cheverus’ Jamie Chamberlain (along with Bernie Marvin of Marshwood). Waynflete coach Cathie Connors is the team coordinator.

SPNLL Opening Day April 28

The South Portland National Little League will hold its Opening Day ceremonies Saturday, April 28, 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.

Golf Card comes to Portland

The Junior Golf Card program is coming to the Greater Portland area. The card saves youths ages 17-and-under 50 percent off (unlimited use) at over 19 partnering golf courses in Maine, plus other golf related discounts and is valid for the entire 2012 season. It is available at the Golf & Ski Warehouse in Scarborough, Maine and online at for only $29. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cards will benefit the First Tee of Maine.