Eric Delmonte, 15, of the Portland Porpoises Swim Club set an age-group state record in the 100-meter breast stroke at the Candy Cane Classic, held Dec. 5 at the Riverton pool. Delmonte’s time of 1 minute, 11.26 seconds broke the existing records for both the 15-16 and 17-18 divisions.

Four other PPSC swimmers — Booway Bikales of Portland, Michael O’Donovan and Kevin Kane of Falmouth, and Glade Fredenburg of Scarborough — teamed up to smash the 11-12 record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:29.50, more than 19 seconds faster than the previous mark. Bikales swam the backstroke leg, O’Donovan swam the freestyle leg, Kane swam butterfly and Fredenburg swam breast stroke.


Nicola Mancini of the Brunswick-based Polar Bear Diving Club qualified for the AAU national championships with her first-place finish among girls ages 16-18 in the 1-meter event at the Boston Area Christmas Classic Diving Invitational in Sudbury, Mass., on Dec. 11.

Mancini finished with 352.05 points. She also won the synchronized diving event with Evie Perry.

Noah Brillant won the boys’ 11-12 division with 161 points, and Dylan Farber and Ryan Conley won the boys’ 16-18 synchronized event.

Farber also was third in the boys’ 14-15 division, and Conley was fourth in the 16-18 division.

Nicholas Sawyer placed second in the boys’ 9-10 division with 94 points.


Brian Hart of Cumberland was named most valuable player of the boys’ soccer team at Phillips Exeter Academy. Hart, a junior, set a school single-season record with 16 goals, leading his team to a 13-4-1 record.