South Portland senior softball pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich was recently named the Gatorade Maine Player of the Year. Bogdanovich, also selected as the Southern Maine Activities Association Player of the Year, was honored for her performance on the mound and 92.8 average in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball on scholarship at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.
Several local athletes took part in the 66th New England outdoor track championship meet Saturday in Burlington, Vt. Scarborough standout Nicole Kirk led the way by coming in fourth in the 200 (25.61 seconds) and ninth in the 100 (11.65). Emily Tolman came in eighth in the 400 (57.96). Emilia Scheemaker placed eighth in the triple jump (36 feet, 00.25 inches) and 18th in the long jump (16-2). The Red Storm were 11th in the 400 relay (Morgan Rodway, Scheemaker, Andrea Tolman and Kirk, 50.62). South Portland’s Nyajock Pan came in 20th in the mile (5 minutes, 24.72 seconds). The Red Riots’ 3,200 relay team (Annelise Donahue, Bridget Campbell, Clara Ellis and Pan) came in 17th (9:55.46). On the boys’ side, South Portland’s Adrian Reid was 18th in the 100 (11.55) and 21st in the 200 (23.59). Daniel Medici came in 18th in the 300 hurdles (42.50). Michael Kennedy was 22nd in the 800 (2:01.80). The Red Riots’ 1,600 relay (Daniel Grazewski, Matthew Clement, Medici and Kennedy) placed 12th (3:31.24). The 400 relay (Teddy Lefay, Medici, Ryan Tuttle and Reid) came in 13th (44.68). The 3,200 relay (Clement, Callaghan Skillings, John Wilkinson and Kennedy) placed 21st (8:24.27). Scarborough’s Scott Merrill came in 18th in the 400 (51.44).
The inaugural Air It Out Passing Academy football camp, for offensive and defensive skill players, run by Scarborough football coach Lance Johnson and former Portland High and current Wesleyan University quarterback Andrew Lieberman will be held this summer in Scarborough. Players will get personal instruction, play 7-on-7 and get advice on college recruiting. A camp for high schoolers will be held June 27-30. Middle school camp runs from July 25-28. A youth camp will run Aug. 8-11. FMI, airitoutpassingacademy.com.
Greater Portland Christian School is offering four weeks of sports camps this summer. There will be a basketball camp from June 20-24. K-5 goes from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grades 6-12 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 per player. A soccer camp is offered from June 27-July 1. Same times and cost. There is also a general sports camp, a cross between gym class and recess, from Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $90 per player. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.