Travis Roy to speak at St. Joe’s

As the Saint Joseph’s College baseball team prepares to defend its North Atlantic Conference Championship, the Monks are hosting an on-campus afternoon of inspiration, fine dining and conversation at its 2nd annual Hot Stove Dinner on Saturday, March 4. The gathering features guest speaker Travis Roy, a buffet hosted by Bon Appetit and a Monks baseball season preview. Roy, a Maine native, is a former Boston University hockey player and author of “Eleven Seconds,” which details his against-all-odds journey after a paralyzing injury just seconds into his first collegiate hockey game. The Hot Stove Dinner begins with Roy’s talk at 2 p.m. in the college dining hall. For more information, contact baseball coach Will Sanborn at 893-6675 or e-mail [email protected] Pre-registration is due by Feb. 25.

Indoor lacrosse in Gorham

Gorham Sports Center is now accepting pre-registrations for the last session of high school lacrosse for boys and girls. The five-week session held on Wednesdays will be a team/league format with a set game schedule. Pre-registering is strongly encouraged, as payment will be required to reserve either a team slot or an individual player slot on a first-come, first-served basis. The girls play later in the afternoon and early evening with boys playing later in the evening. The deadline for pre-registering is Friday, Feb. 17, with league play beginning on Feb. 22. Go to www.gorhamsportscenter.com for forms and details or call 839-6767.

Get the jump on spring sports

The University of Southern Maine baseball staff will hold pitching, hitting and defense clinics on consecutive Sundays, Mar. 5 and 12, at the Costello Fieldhouse on the school’s Gorham campus. The clinics are open to players ages 8 to 18, with pitching and defense the focus from 9 a.m. to noon and hitting from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for each session is $30, while a full day is $50. For more information, contact Coach Ed Flaherty at 780-5474.

Swish for a good cause

The 12th annual Swish-Out Challenge 3-on-3 tournament will be held at USM on Sun., Feb. 12. Proceeds benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Since 1993, more than $55,000 has been raised through the event. Teams may be of any size with the only stipulation being that a member of the opposite sex is on the court at all times. Participants receive a prize just for playing, as well as a T-shirt. Plaques are awarded to the top four teams, with this year’s champion receiving a picnic for 20 people at a Portland Sea Dogs game. Space is limited to the first 36 teams to register. For an entry form, sponsorship information or for more information, please contact Jon Paradise at the Maine Credit Union League at 773-5671, ext. 273, or e-mail [email protected]


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