South Sports Roundup

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SMCC hoops teams close regular season with wins

Southern Maine Community College’s women’s basketball team finished the regular season 12-14 after a 64-46 home win over Berkeley (N.Y.) College Saturday. Esther Palmieri led the Seawolves with 16 points. Alisa Sweet added 15 (and 10 rebounds), while Christina Ricci had 14 points and eight boards. The men held off Berkeley, 75-69, as Paul Holland had 19 points and Josh Mackie 12. SMCC improved to 17-11. The Yankee Small College Conference tournament is up next, this weekend in South Portland. SMCC’s Liberty Mutual Athletes of Month for January were basketball players Jose Nouchanthavong and Chelsea Sloat.

Local hockey players honored

Scarborough’s Andrew Talbot and South Portland’s Tommy Ellis were two of 12 recent scholarship winners from the 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational. Ellis and Talbot both received a $500 scholarship for the results of their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activity, athletic achievement, post-secondary educational pursuit and a 250-word essay explaining the biggest obstacle overcome in life.

Scarborough skier qualifies

Scarborough’s Sarah Berube qualified for the Maine State Ski Challenge Finals with a first place finish at Lost Valley last weekend. The finals will be held at Black Mountain on March 6.

Lacrosse officials sought

The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association is seeking new officials. Anyone interested should attend an overview and training sessions Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Yarmouth Academy’s Middle School. FMI, 650-7464 or

SP coaching vacancies

South Portland High School is seeking a junior varsity girls’ soccer, a JV baseball and a JV softball coach. Mahoney Middle School needs an assistant indoor track coach. FMI, 767-7705.

Scarborough softball clinic

The Southern New Hampshire University softball coaching staff and players will be at the Wentworth Gym at Scarborough High Feb. 27 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. for a free softball clinic for all Scarborough girls ages 6 to 13. There is a $15 fee for non-resident players. The event is sponsored by the Scarborough Little League. FMI, 885-0074 or [email protected].