South Sports Roundup

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SP coaching vacancies

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

Barrett earns national honor

Cape Elizabeth senior girls’ soccer standout Karyn Barrett (the school’s two-time reigning Fall Female Athlete of the Year) was recently named to the NSCAA Scholar All-American East Regional team. Barrett was the lone female player chosen from New England. To qualify, a player must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year.

Local linemen in running for award

Cape Elizabeth’s Connor McAleney and South Portland’s Matt Welch are finalists for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Award, given to top offensive and defensive linemen who epitomize character, leadership and perseverance in the classroom, community and on the field. Winners will be named Jan. 23 in Augusta.

Scarborough holding 5K race

The Scarborough track and cross country boosters are holding a 5K race Saturday at 1 p.m. The race begins at the Memorial Park building and ends in front of the high school. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $15. Day-of registration is $20. FMI, rkelly01@maine.rr.com

Running strength program upcoming

The Nor’Easter Run winter strength program will be held Jan. 4 through March 1 under the direction of Maine Running Hall of Fame inducted coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie. Focus will be on distance base training and upper body strength. The program is open to males and females of any ability level. Weekly workouts are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at World Gym on Marginal Way in Portland. The cost for the eight-week session is $100. FMI, happy2smiles2001@yahoo.com.

Quinton Porter holiding football clinic

Former Portland High and Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter, who spent a season with the Houston Texans and has been a member of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats the past three years, will hold the First Down Football Clinic every Tuesday for 15 weeks beginning Jan. 11 at the Portland Sports Complex on Warren Avenue in Portland. The clinics are open to kids in grades 3-12. The cost is $30 for a drop-in, single session, $110 for five sessions or $275 for the full 15 weeks. FMI, quinton.porter@gmail.com.

Umpire certification classes upcoming

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding 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 Sunday evenings beginning Jan. 30. FMI, 846-5997 or wmbua@maine.rr.com.

Hot Shot/Free Throw Contest winners named

The South Portland Parks and Recreation Hot Shot and Free Throw contest was held recently. Winners were as follows:
8-9 year-old boys Riley Mullen, Max Rascher
8-9 girls Meghan Livingston, Shaelyn Kierstead, Katelyn Arsenault
10-11 boys Xander Keiter, Riley Hasson
10-11 girls Ashley DiBiase, Grace Roberts
12-13 boys Cameron Deiley, Luca Napolitano, Sam DePaolo, Dillon Rottkov
12-13 girls Maddie Hasson

SPALL holding registration

The South Portland American Little League is holding walk-in registration Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Center. FMI, spallweb.com.

Waynflete seeks lax coaches

The Waynflete girls’ lacrosse program is seeking a junior varsity and a seventh grade coach for the upcoming season. Experience playing and/or coaching is required. FMI, ross_burdick@waynflete.org.

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