South Sports Roundup

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SP coaching vacancy

South Portland High School is seeking a varsity winter cheering coach. The application deadline is May 27. FMI, 767-7705.

SP youth football registration

Registration will be held for South Portland youth and middle school football Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the South Portland Community Center. The program is open to all boys and girls in grades 2-6 this fall. The season starts approximately Aug. 15. FMI, southportlandfootball.com.

Football clinic upcoming

The Cape Elizabeth football boosters will hold spring football clinics for all positions and all players in grades 7-12 Saturdays May 14 and 21 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Hannaford Field. The camp is led by Quinton Porter, the former Portland High, Boston College and current quarterback of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger Cats. Cost is $80 per single session and $150 for both. FMI, 617-304-4079 or quinton.porter@gmail.com.

Portland rugby team drops a close one

The Portland U-19 boys’ rugby club lost a very close match to Seacoast (N.H.) Rugby Club Saturday in a game played on the turf at the Amesbury (Mass.) Sports Park. The match was dominated by Seacoast in the first half, as they took advantage of Portland turnovers and built a substantial 22-7 halftime lead. Portland’s first stanza points came on fine run by flyhalf Chase Rochon (Greely). Rochon also kicked the conversion. In the second half however, the Power Pigs came alive as flanker and captain Jack McDonald (Cape Elizabeth) led the comeback, scoring three tries on hard runs off Seacoast penalties, and fullback Parker Doyon (Cheverus) converted one. Seacoast scored their only second half try in between McDonald’s efforts and that proved to be the difference. Portland’s record stands at 1-2 as the Power Pigs prepare for their league championships in two weeks on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Portland will be the No. 3 seed in the round robin format.

SMCC hosting conference baseball tourney

Southern Maine Community College will host the Yankee Small College Conference championships Sunday. The Seawolves, seeded third, meet No. 2 New Hampshire Technical Institute at 11 a.m. Fourth-seeded Central Maine CC and No. 1 Vermont Tech play at 1:30 p.m. The championship is at 4 p.m.

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