North Yarmouth Academy has named Molly Climo as its new girls’ lacrosse coach. Climo replaces Lucy Gerrity, who stepped down after two season. Climo is a Massachusetts native, who played at Gould Academy (where she was named All-American) and at Hobart/William Smith, where she still holds records. Climo previously served as an assistant coach at Husson College and has coached with the Maineiax Lacrosse Club in Portland.
“Coach Climo is a great personality who has a solid background in multiple aspects in the sport of lacrosse,” said NYA athletic director Jack Hardy. “She wants for our girls just what we want: to love and enjoy the sport, have fun and understand the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed as an individual and team.”
The annual Portland High/Red Claws Christmas Tournament begins Friday and continues next week at the Portland Exposition Building. Friday’s schedule features boys’ games only and begins with Massabesic and Westbrook squaring off at 3:30 p.m. South Portland and Yarmouth meet at 5, Deering and Brunswick play at 6:30 and Portland and Wells do battle at 8. Saturday, the Greely and Wells boys kick things off at 2 p.m., Waynflete and Massabesic’s boys play at 3:30, the Portland and Greely girls meet at 5, Greely’s boys play Brookline, New Hampshire at 6:30 and Cape Elizabeth battles New Dorp, New York at 8 p.m. Monday’s schedule begins with a 10:30 a.m. girls’ contest between Portland and Wells. Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach play in a boys’ game at noon, the Portland girls meet Londonderry at 1:30, Falmouth’s boys play Brookline at 2:45, the Portland and Noble boys’ junior varsity teams square off at 4:15, the Portland and Noble boys’ varsity squads meet in a countable game at 5:45, McAuley plays Londonderry in a girls’ contest at 7 and the Falmouth and New Dorp boys bring the curtain down at 8:30. The tournament concludes Tuesday. Waynflete and New Dorp meet in a boys’ game at 11:15 a.m., the Greely and Wells girls play at 12:30 p.m., Yarmouth and Brookline’s boys meet at 2, Windham battles Spruce Mountain in a girls’ contest at 3:30, Greely’s girls meet Lincoln Academy at 5, the Lake Region and York boys play at 6:30 and the final game features the Deering and Cape Elizabeth girls squaring off at 8. Times and matchups are subject to change.