SP hosting preseason hoops tournament

South Portland’s annual boys’ basketball tip-off tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at Beal Gymnasium. On Friday, Yarmouth faces Thornton Academy at 4 p.m., Scarborough and defending Class B champion Falmouth play at 5:30 p.m., South Portland hosts Nokomis at 7 p.m. and defending Class A champion Cheverus plays Cape Elizabeth at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Scarborough and Nokomis meet at 2:30 p.m., Yarmouth and Sanford play at 4 p.m., Cape Elizabeth squares off against Thornton Academy at 5:30 p.m., and South Portland closes the tournament versus Falmouth at 7 p.m. FMI, [email protected].

SP Rec hosting contest

The South Portland Recreation Department is hosting a MRPA/Red Claws Hot Shot and Free Throw contest at the South Portland Community Center, Thursday, Dec. 23. The boys’ free throw contest is at 10 a.m. The boys’ hot shot contest starts at 11 a.m. The girls’ free throw contest begins at 12 p.m. The girls’ hot shot contest starts at 1 p.m. FMI, 767-7650.

SP swim fundraiser

The South Portland swim and diving team is hosting a fundraiser Monday at Willow’s Pizza on Broadway at Cash Corner. A percentage of sales from 4 to 9 p.m., either dine-in or take out, will be donated to the program.

McAuley hosting basketball alumnae game

The first annual McAuley girls’ basketball game will be held at the high school Monday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. There will be a reception afterwards. The game is for all alumnae. FMI, [email protected].

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming

The McAuley girls’ basketball program, under the direction of new coach Amy Vachon, will host a three-week clinic in December. On Dec. 4, 11 and 18 there will be 45 minutes of drills and fundamentals followed by 45 minutes of games. Girls in grades 3 to 5 go from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Girls in grades 6 to 8 go from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 per week or $40 for three weeks. That includes a T-shirt and free admission to the Lions’ Jan. 15 home game versus Sanford. FMI, [email protected].

Furbush holding pitching class at Frozen Ropes Saturday

Former South Portland High School standout and current professional baseball player Charlie Furbush will conduct a pitching class for ages 8 to 12 at Frozen Ropes Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Frozen Ropes expects to hold a session for ages 13 to 18 as well. FMI, frozenropes.com.

SMCC hoops teams in coaches’ poll

The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team was fifth in the latest USCAA Division II coaches’ poll. The women were 23rd.

Casco Bay Sports offering December leagues

Casco Bay Sports is offering several December sports leagues. Sunday co-ed floor hockey at Riverton Community Center in Portland starts Dec. 5. Sunday women’s basketball starts Dec. 12 at Portland’s East End Community Center. Tuesday co-ed basketball starts Dec. 7. Thursday co-ed basketball begins Dec. 23. Wednesday co-ed bowling starts Dec. 22. There will also be co-ed dodgeball leagues Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. FMI, cascobaysports.com.