The Gray-New Gloucester girls’ Little League softball team topped Biddeford 11-8 in the third game of the state championship series to advance to Worcester, Mass., for the regional tournament.

GNG took the lead for good in the fifth when it exploded for seven runs to take an 11-6 lead.

Heather Chapman pitched a complete game for the win. She finished with four strikeouts and no walks.

The Maineiax, a lacrosse team of high school junior girls from Maine, participated in the Capital Cup, a national recruiting tournament in Virginia with a 3-0-1 record from July 15 to July 17. There were over 200 teams entered and over 150 college coaches in attendance. The Maineiax were the first team from Maine to compete in the tournament.

The Saco Little League 10-year-old All-Star team won the District 4 championship and the 9-10 State All-Star tournament this summer. To win the state championship, Saco had to face Auburn, which was undefeated. Saco beat Auburn twice to take the title. They will play in the regional tournament in Providence, R.I.

The New England Shooting Stars girls’ 16-and-under basketball team is on a roll in its final season. After winning the Division II national championship last July in Florida, the team picked up where it left off with a fifth-place finish out of 128 teams at the USA Invitational at Penn State University. The Shooting Stars finished the tournament with a 5-1 record, including a pair of two-point wins and a narrow overtime loss.

Fred Bishop recorded his first hole in one July 19th on the 152-yard 11th hole at Martindale Country Club in Auburn. Bishop used a 7-iron to record the ace, witnessed by Reggie Pratt, Ed Cormier and Jeff Downing.

Cathy Hardy aced the 107-yard 8th hole at Sable Oaks Golf Club on Sunday. The shot was witnessed by Doreen Robinson, Kathy Myers and Barbara Taber.

Matt Richards, Southern Maine Community College’s director of athletics and men’s basketball coach, was named president of the board of directors of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association at the annual meeting in Norfolk, Va. The appointment came during the annual business meeting.

“The USCAA national office is excited to have Mr. Richards assume the role as president of the association,” said USCAA Chief Operating Officer Matthew Simms. “Mr. Richards has been an integral part of both the association’s external growth in members, as well as the increase in operating budget that has allowed us to hire new workers and improve our member service and relations. His experience and vigor will provide an excellent platform for continued success.”

Richards just completed a four-year term as the vice president of marketing and eligibility on the USCAA Board of Directors.