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SUBHEAD-SMAA football all-stars named

(Editor’s Note: Due to a distribution delay, these all-stars weren’t made available to The Forecaster until last week.)
Several standouts from Cheverus, Deering and Portland were named to the 2008 Southern Maine Activities Association football all-star team. The first team offense included Cheverus senior kicker Ryan McQuaid and Deering seniors Matt Becker (offensive line) and Jack Heary (running back). The first team defense included Cheverus senior defensive back Anthony DiPhilippo and Deering seniors Matt Alves (linebacker), Thomas McDuff (defensive back) and Ernie Salamone (linebacker). The Cumberland County first team offense included Cheverus’ McQuaid and senior lineman Jake Watson, Deering’s Becker and Heary, and Portland sophomore running back Imadhi Zagon. First team defenders included Cheverus’ DiPhilippo and junior utilityman Matt Place, and Deering’s Alves, McDuff, Salamone and senior end Mike Cowie. The second team offense featured Cheverus sophomore running back Will Walsh, Deering senior wide receiver Sam Balzano, senior center Corey Delmonte, senior lineman Danny Pheng, and Portland senior lineman Dylan Kenney. The second team defense included Cheverus’ Watson and senior tackle Tyler Cook, Deering’s Becker, sophomore Jamie Ross and junior defensive back Travis Wade, and Portland senior end Dylan Kennedy. Portland’s Lance Johnson was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

SUBHEAD-Road race upcoming
Jimmy The Greek’s Frozen 4-miler will be held Sunday in Old Orchard Beach. The race starts and finishes at Jimmy The Greek’s at 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is $12 with no shirt and $18 with a T-shirt.
FMI, 865-4501,, or

SUBHEAD-SailMaine seeks coaches

SailMaine is seeking coaches for the spring season. Teams practice three days a week from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

FMI,  207-650-2085 or

SUBHEAD—Casco Bay Sports winter offerings
Casco Bay Sports is offering co-ed Tuesday and Thursday basketball leagues with referees, beginning Jan. 20 and 22. Monday Night Social Runs (6 p.m.) and Wednesday Night Rock Climbing (6:30 p.m.) are also being offered.

SUBHEAD-PHS dance and auction upcoming
The Portland High School hockey and basketball Lady Bulldogs are holding their annual Dance and Silent Auction Feb. 6. Tickets are available and must be bought in advance.
FMI, 878-2956 or 878-8910.

SUBHEAD-Maine Premier Lacrosse openings
Maine Premier Lacrosse has limited space remaining in all divisions including boys’ youth 3, 4 and 5, boys’ and girls’ middle school and high school. Women’s adult lacrosse is also new.

SUBHEAD-Maine Elite Lacrosse hosting second session
Maine Elite Lacrosse is announcing a second session of girls’ and boys’ lacrosse, featuring a mix of instruction and game play for grades 2 through 8. The session will be held at YourSpace Sports and Recreation Complex in Gorham. Instruction will be held Sundays beginning Jan. 18 through March 22. Boys and girls in grades 2 through 5 go from 10 to 11 a.m. Boys and girls in grades 6 through 8 go from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Coaches include Cheverus’ Deke Andrew and Jamie Chamberlain, Lewiston’s Josh Graham and Portland’s Eric Begonia.
Cost is $200 for the full session or $100 for half.

SUBHEAD-YourSpace hosting pickup lacrosse
YourSpace, formerly Gorham Sports Center in Gorham, is hosting middle and high school pickup lacrosse on Wednesday afternoons. Girls play from 4 to 5 p.m. Boys go from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per hour. A five-week league will begin Feb. 25.
FMI, 839-6767 or

SUBHEAD-Portland High seeks coaches
Portland High School is seeking a boys’ and a girls’ JV lacrosse coach for 2009.
FMI, Rich Drummond, 874-8257.

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