South Sports Roundup

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Local runners compete at New Englands

South Portland’s Nyajock Pan was the top local finisher at Saturday’s New England cross country championships in Thetford, Vt. Pan completed the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 27.8 seconds, good for 67th place in the girls’ race. Cape Elizabeth’s Rachel Nichols (89th, 21:43.8), Kelsey Barton (116th, 22:09.7), Catherine Tierney (133rd, 22:17.7), Emma Inhorn (183rd, 23:08.4), Emily Lobosco (195th, 23:21.9), Dana Hatton (204th, 23:40.3) and Natalie Rand (220th, 24:00) also took part. The Capers were 19th out of 30 teams. On the boys’ side, Scarborough’s Nick Morris was 98th (18:20.9). Zach Brown (120th, 18:31.7), Tom Hague (167th, 19:02.9), Robby Hall (175th, 19:06.1), Ethan Law (222nd, 19:37.2), Ian Morris (228th, 19:43.2) and Wout Moulin (244th, 20:12.6) also took part as the Red Storm placed 21st as a team. Cape Elizabeth came in 26th behind Leo Ledman (169th, 19:04.4), Reid Douty (171st, 19:05.1), Peter Doane (219th, 19:32.3), Paul Trantina (240th, 20:03.3), Julian Pelzer (250th, 20:27.1) and Liam Simpson (256th, 20:38.6).

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming

The McAuley girls’ basketball program, under the direction of new coach Amy Vachon, will host a three-week clinic in December. On Dec. 4, 11 and 18 there will be 45 minutes of drills and fundamentals followed by 45 minutes of games. Girls in grades 3 to 5 go from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Girls in grades 6 to 8 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 per week or $40 for three weeks. That includes a T-shirt and free admission to the Lions’ Jan. 15 home game versus Sanford. FMI,

Furbush holding pitching class at Frozen Ropes

Former South Portland High School standout and current professional baseball player Charlie Furbush will conduct a pitching class for ages 8 to 12 at Frozen Ropes on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Frozen Ropes expects to hold a session for ages 13 to 18 as well. FMI,

November/December offerings at Casco Bay Sports

Casco Bay Sports is holding several leagues this fall. A Sunday night co-ed basketball league and Wednesday co-ed dodgeball are underway. Sunday night co-ed indoor soccer starts Nov. 21. Tuesday and Thursday dodgeball gets underway Not. 29. An indoor softball league on Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 1 at YourSpace in Gorham. Sunday co-ed floor hockey starts Dec. 5 at the Riverton Community Center in Portland.