South Sports Roundup

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Locals compete at cross country New Englands

Area cross country runners competed in the 77th annual New England championships last weekend in North Scituate, R.I. The Class A champion Scarborough boys’ team finished 23rd of 30 scoring teams (Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island was first). Senior Nick Morris was 51st for scoring purposes (finishing the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 6 seconds. Also scoring for the Red Storm was junior Robby Hall (66th, 17:17), junior Jack Sullivan 90th, 17:29), senior Wout Moulin (141st, 17:55) and sophomore Ian Morris (170th, 18:11). Cape Elizabeth sophomore Peter Doane competed as an individual and was 141st (17:25). On the girls’ side, South Portland junior Nyajock Pan ran as an individual and had the 41st-best time (19:34).

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming

McAuley varsity girls’ basketball coach Billy Goodman and the defending Class A state champion Lions will offer a basketball clinic Sundays Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the high school. Girls in grades 3-5 go from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Girls in grades 6-8 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first 45 minutes will be devoted to drills and fundamentals. Games will be played the final 45 minutes. The cost is $15 per week or $40 for all three and includes a T-shirt and free admission to a Feb. 3 varsity home game versus Westbrook. FMI,

Cape Elizabeth coaching openings

Cape Elizabeth High School is seeking an indoor track distance coach and a varsity boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski coach for the upcoming winter season. FMI,

Learn lacrosse program underway

The new Riverside Athletic Center, at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland is hosting a Learn to Play Lacrosse clinic for boys in grades K-8, Sundays from 3 – 4 p.m. The weekly program builds a strong foundation of fundamental lacrosse skills. The cost is $140. FMI,

Umpires needed

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding baseball umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. Classes run for five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning February 12, 2012. FMI, or 653-8736.

Sportszone hosting Turkey tip-off, travel league

The Southern Maine Sportszone in Saco is hosting the 2011 Turkey Tip-Off Nov. 26 and 27 for boys and girls in grades 5-8 and travel teams (no AAU or all-star teams). The cost is $100 for two games. Sportszone is also hosting the Southern Maine Auxiliary Travel Basketball League. An eight-game schedule begins Dec. 3 and runs through Feb. 11 for boys and girls in grades 5-8. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 468-4685, or