Ben True of North Yarmouth earned his third straight USA 15K championship on Saturday, winning the Gate River Run in Jackonsville, Florida.

True, 29, finished in 44 minutes, 3 seconds to beat Christo Landry, who finished second in 44:14.

The Gate River Run is billed as the largest 15K in the country, with 14,902 finishers Saturday. Amy Hastings won the women’s title in 50:18.


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Will Geoghegan of Brunswick finished third in the 3,000-meter run at the NCAA Division I men’s indoor track and field championships, part of a 1-2-3 sweep by the Oregon Ducks, who won the team title.

Geoghegan finished in 8:00.44 behind teammates Eric Jenkins (7:58.81) and Edward Cheserek (7:59.42).


BASKETBALL: The East won three of four McDonald’s Senior All-Star Games Saturday at Husson University in Bangor.

In the boys’ Classes C and D, Kyle Bouchard of Houlton scored 26 points as the East won 124-91. Austin Seavey of Washington Academy had 20 points. John Hepburn of Boothbay Region led the West with 22 points.

In the boys’ A/B, Ethan Winglass had 24 points and Eric Hoogterp of Old Town added 20 as the East won 103-94. Jared Muller of South Portland had 19 points for the West.

In the girls’ A/B, Maria Valente of Gray-New Gloucester had 13 points and Ashley Storey of Greely had 11 in the West’s 69-39 win. Morgan Carver of Gardiner had 12 points for the East.

In the girls’ C/D, Madison McVicar of Calais scored 17 points and Mackenzie Worcester of Washburn had 16 to help the East to a 74-61 win.


SILVER MITTENS: Gabriel Morales, a 16-year-old from the Portland Boxing Club, won the New England Silver Mittens novice featherweight championship in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Morales was awarded a TKO over Duncan MacNeil of Haverhill, Massachusetts at 1:48 of the second round.

Barry Wilson won a split decision in the 11-12-year-old 75-80-pound division in the semifinals, but lost in the finals.


PGA: Ryan Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Six players were tied for the lead Saturday heading into the final round of the Tshwane Open in Pretoria, South Africa.


PARIBAS OPEN: Kei Nishikori beat Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

– From staff and news services