South Sports Roundup

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SMCC players honored

South Portland’s Adam Burpee, a men’s soccer player at Southern Maine Community College, was named the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week.  Burpee, a freshman midfielder, scored three goals and added two assists on the week against Bridgeton Academy, Unity College, and Lyndon State College. Teammate Nick Link was named the national player of the week by the USCAA. Link, a junior defenseman, played 180 minutes of a 1-1 week, helping his team record a shutout, while scoring a goal and adding an assist on offense. The men’s team stands at 2-3 overall and 1-0 in YSCC play. Golf is off to great start. The team is 2-1 overall. Dan Feeney (South Portland) shot a 77 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute match over the weekend which was top score. The team won the overall match beating NHTI, Green Mountain College, and Johnson State College. Women’s soccer is 0-4 to date, but freshman goalie Rebecca Schooley has made 41 saves. Baseball is 0-3 in its fall season. Softball opens Saturday with a doubleheader at noon.

GPCS hires boys’ basketball coach

South Portland’s Greater Portland Christian School recently hired Len MacPhee as its new boys’ varsity basketball coach. MacPhee previously coached men’s and women’s basketball and served as the athletic director at the University of Maine-Farmington for 36 years and spent five seasons at Rangeley as the boys’ basketball coach. MacPhee, who played baseball and basketball and the University of Maine, has won 528 games in his career.

“We’re very fortunate to have coach MacPhee coaching our boys’ basketball program,” said  GPCS athletic director Chris Spaulding. “Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from learning from one of Maine’s all-time great coaches.”

South Portland coaching vacancies

South Portland High School is seeking a first team girls’ basketball coach and a varsity baseball coach. Memorial Middle School has an opening for a cross country coach. FMI, 767-7705.