Locals compete at New England swim championships
Swimmers and divers from Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland took part in the New England swimming and diving championships Saturday at Bates College in Lewiston. Scarborough’s Christine Beecher was runner-up in the girls’ 200 individual medley (2 minutes, 19.30 seconds) and also came in sixth in the 500 free (5:34.38). The Red Storm’s 200 medley (Beecher, Julie Passarelli, Alison Reynolds and Shelby Wheeler, 2:09.85) and 400 free (Reynolds, Wheeler, Passarelli and Beecher, 4:18.09) teams both finished 15th. Cape Elizabeth’s Rosie Wennberg was seventh in the 50 free (26.35 seconds) and 11th in the 100 free (58.83). Paige St. Germain came in 14th in the 200 free (2:13.69). South Portland’s Courtney Perruzzi placed eighth in diving (238.30 points).
On the boys’ side, South Portland divers Jaren Parras (sixth, 259.35) and Travis Wibby (eighth, 241.30) both scored, as did Cape Elizabeth diver Kevin Flathers (ninth, 236.00). Scarborough’s Thomas Spencer placed 14th in the 100 butterfly (1:00.87). The Red Storm’s 400 free relay (Spencer, Adam Saltz, Daniel Friedman and Mark Endrizzi) came in 11th (3:44.24) Scarborough’s medley relay team (Saltz, Friedman, Spencer and Endrizzi) came in 15th (1:54.92).

Scarborough Sports Done Right public forum
Scarborough Town Hall will be the site of a public forum to discuss Scarborough Sports Done Right Tuesday at 6 p.m. Coaches, parents, boosters, students, teachers, administrators and residents are welcome.

Beach to Beacon online registration opens March 15
Online registration for the 12th annual TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K race will open at noon on March 15. Race organizers have expanded the field size to 6,000 participants this year – in increase of 500 runners – but expect spots to fill up even faster than last year’s record of 26 hours. Online registration is the only way to sign up for the race, which is scheduled for Aug. 1. The 2009 entry fee is $35. Registration for the Kids Fun Run will also open March 15, though this year it will be run the day before the 10K, on July 31.
FMI, beach2beacon.org.

Bruins alumni to face local hockey players
Former Boston Bruins will face local high school players Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m., at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Portland Firefighters Union is encouraging local residents to show support by making a contribution.
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Greater Portland men’s Over-50 softball league open for registrations
The Greater Portland Men’s Over-50 softball league located in Portland and South Portland and now in its 11th season, is seeking players for the 2009 season. Players who turn 50 prior to Dec. 31 are eligible.
FMI, [email protected]

Cape Elizabeth baseball boosters hosting fundraiser
The Cape Elizabeth baseball boosters are holding a dance for ages 21 and up Saturday, March 21 from 7 p.m., to 12 a.m. at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. There will be a cash bar, snacks and door prizes. Cape Elizabeth varsity football coach Aaron Filieo will DJ. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.
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Cape Elizabeth hockey fundraiser upcoming
The second annual Cape Elizabeth Engine Company No. 2 fundraiser hockey game between members of the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department and the Capers boys’ hockey team will be held March 21 at 8;15 p.m. at Portland Ice Arena. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.

Haeuser named to all-conference team
South Portland’s Emily Haeuser, a junior at Vassar College, was named to the All-Liberty League second team recognizing her play as a forward on the women’s basketball team. A captain, Haeuser led the league in blocks and defensive rebounds.