Cheverus names interim baseball coach

In the wake of longtime baseball coach Al Livingston’s resignation last week, Cheverus High has named Marshall “Mac” McKew as its interim coach for the 2009 season. McKew played at the University of Southern Maine and has been a coach in the Portland Babe Ruth League, Frozen Ropes fall program and American Legion.

“I know most of these boys from the American Legion program,” said McKew. We’re looking to continue a good baseball experience for them at Cheverus. It’s about the boys, the game, the program and Cheverus.”
“Mac is a good fit into the values, purpose and climate of the school,” said Cheverus athletic director Gary Hoyt. “Bottom line: He’s a talented coach who is enthusiastic about baseball.”

Portland girl second at New England Hoop Shoot
Portland’s Taylor Sargent made 21 of 25 free throws to place second, one point behind the winner, in the girls’ 10 and 11 age bracket at Saturday’s New England Hoop Shoot contest held at Scarborough High.

Maine Masters swim team shines at New England tournament
The Maine Masters swim team, consisting of Dave Sawyer, Doug Pride, Mike LePage, Hodding Carter and Andrew Thomas, took part in the New England Masters swim meet at Harvard last weekend. Maine Masters wound up first in the USMS club division with 7,295 points.

Power Pigs win opener
The Portland boys’ U-19 rugby club, the Power Pigs, opened the newly formed New Hampshire/Maine Rugby League with a 15-5 victory over the Amoskeag U-19s from Manchester, N.H., Sunday at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Corey Johnson, Brooks Berueffy and Tomas Callan all had tries in the win. Portland returns to action April 18 at home against Sugar River, N.H.

Casco Bay Sports offering co-ed spring leagues
Casco Bay Sports is offering several co-ed spring leagues. In April and May, a 6-on-6 soccer league, a Sunday flag football and a Sunday softball league will commence.

Bruins alumni to face local hockey players
Former Boston Bruins will face local high school players Friday 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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Portland High hosting boys’ lacrosse play day
The Portland boys’ lacrosse program is hosting its sixth annual preseason play day Saturday. Ten local teams will take part in one of the largest tournaments in Maine to start a season.

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.
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