HIGH SCHOOL

Freeport chooses Seavey as girls’ basketball coach

Jim Seavey has been hired as the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Freeport High.

Seavey, who won a Class B girls’ state title at Greely in 2004 and a Class A title at Scarborough in 2010, will succeed Jen Chon.

Seavey spent last winter as an assistant women’s coach at the University of Southern Maine.

BASEBALL: The Western Class B baseball semifinal between Morse and Falmouth has been postponed until Monday because of a flooded field.

The game was rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Falmouth High.

BASEBALL

NECBL: John Polonius hit a three-run homer to lift the Laconia Muskrats (1-0) to a 6-4 victory over the Sanford Mainers (0-2) in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game called after six innings at Laconia, N.H.

Jose Torralba led Sanford with three RBI.

FCBL: Sam Balzano, Jason Vosler and Boston Langley hit RBI singles in the eighth inning as the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (1-1) rallied for a 5-4 win over the Nashua Silver Knights (0-2) in a Futures Collegiate Baseball League game at Nashua, N.H.

Harry Van Zant struck out five of the six batters he faced to earn the save.

SOCCER

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Herculez Gomez scored as the United States opened World Cup qualifying with a somewhat shaky 3-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda at Tampa, Fla.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Replacement goalkeeper Wrzemyslaw Tyton punched Giorgos Karagounis’ penalty kick past the post immediately after Poland’s starting goalkeeper received a red card for a foul in the box, helping the co-hosts salvage a 1-1 draw against Greece in the opening match at Warsaw, Poland.

Alan Dzagoev scored in each half to lead Russia to a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic at Wroclaw, Poland.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Kara Lawson scored 18 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 89-81 at Indianapolis.

Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points, and the New York Liberty took control with a 30-5 first-half run on the way to their first road victory of the season, 76-70 over the Washington Mystics.

Angel McCoughtry scored 16 points and Lindsey Harding added 14 as the Atlanta Dream edged the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars, 60-57.

HOCKEY

AHL: The American Hockey League said its officials made a mistake in allowing a fluke overtime goal to stand in Game 3 of the Calder Cup finals.

The goal gave the Norfolk Admirals a 1-0 win Wednesday night and a 3-0 series lead over the Toronto Marlies.

The Admirals got the win after defenseman Mike Kostka’s dump-in hit a stanchion in the Marlies zone and bounced into an open net, with goalie Ben Scrivens behind the goal to play the incoming puck. The officials didn’t notice Norfolk had at least one player offside when the puck was shot in.

AHL President Dave Andrews said in a statement that the result will stand. Norfolk can clinch the Calder Cup tonight.

NHL: The city council in Glendale, Ariz., approved a 20-year lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena, clearing the last major hurdle in the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group led by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison.

AUTO RACING

INDYCAR: Alex Tagliani won the pole for tonight’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tagliani turned a lap at 215.691 mph to bump Dario Franchitti (215.646) from the top starting spot. Graham Rahal qualified third and Scott Dixon was fourth.

TRUCKS: Johnny Sauter passed teammate Matt Crafton for the lead with 22 laps left at Texas Motor Speedway and became the seventh different winner in the first seven Truck Series races this year.

 

— From staff and news services