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Portland YMCA offering swim assessment

The Greater Portland YMCA Pine Tree Swim Club is holding an open swim assessment and information sessions. Everyone swims, everyone wins. The Club is where Olympic gold medalist Ian Crocker got his start. FMI, 712-9609, 874-1111, or

Maine Elite Lacrosse offerings

Maine Elite Lacrosse is offering a range of activities at the new Riverside Athletic Center in Portland. On Sundays, boys’ K-8 Skills and Drills is at 3 p.m., K-6 game time at 4 p.m. and high school games at 5 and 6 p.m. Monday at 5 p.m., girls play a full field 7v7 game. Tuesdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., girls’ K-8 Skills and Drills at 5, Boys’ grades 7-8 games at 6 p.m. and boys’ high school full field games at 7 p.m. Wednesday, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m., women’s collegiate pickup at 8 p.m. Thursdays, boys’ high school pickup is at 3 p.m. and men’s collegiate pickup is at 8 p.m.

Portland Porpoises offering assessment/registration

The Portland Porpoises Swim Club is holding open assessments and registration for new swimmers 10 years old and under. FMI, 232-9457 or

Scarborough Frozen 5K upcoming

The Scarborough Track and Cross Country Boosters are sponsoring a 5K Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Registration begins at the high school at 11:30 a.m. Registration before race day is $15 and all pre-registered runners (by Jan. 6) will receive a performance race shirt. On race day registration is $20. The course will begin at the Memorial Park building and follow much of the Summerfest race course. The race will end in front of the high school. Proceeds from the race will help the Scarborough Track & Cross Country Boosters. FMI,

Seacoast United offering new teams

Seacoast United Maine is entering a team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) beginning this summer. Both teams are called the Seacoast United Mariners. The teams are designed for current local, home grown college players as well as recently graduated college players from Maine.  NPSL tryouts will be held at the Topsham Dome Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. WPSL tryouts are Thursday, Jan. 5 from 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 1 – 3 p.m. FMI on NPSL,  712-3778 or FMI on WPSL, 232-6376,, or

MPL hosting Winter Classic

Maine Premier Lacrosse is hosting its Indoor Winter Classic Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Portland Sports Complex, 333 Warren Ave. Several former high school stars will be part of the coaching staff, along with three Native American players. Proceeds from a raffle will benefit NikeN7. Teams will be divided into Pool A and Pool B and will play 10 versus 10 on a full field. Teams are guaranteed four games and all games will be videotaped. FMI, 939-0190, or