The Nor’easters of the North Atlantic Figure Skating Club in Falmouth took top-10 finishes in both the open juvenile and open adult divisions at the U.S. Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held this past weekend at Lake Placid, N.Y.

The juvenile team, which finished fourth, is made up of eight skaters between the ages of 11 and 17: Meghan Clifford and Leah Israel of Cape Elizabeth; Ava Demer, Caroline Samaras and Elizabeth Stewart of Falmouth; Sarena Hall of Topsham; and Sophie Lawsure and Kelley Reardon of Scarborough.

The adult team, which took fifth, had nine skaters ranging in age from 23 to 58: Cindy Bolles of Yarmouth, Kathy Cain of Oxford, Amy Carlson of Biddeford, Heidi Coffin of Brunswick, Carrie McCormick of Freeport, Meghan O’Brien of South Portland, Caroline Paras and Molly Spindler of Portland and Birgitta Westberg-Tupper of Kennebunk.

The teams are coached by Deb Coppinger and Lori Johnson of Portland and Rob Yokabaskas of Cape Elizabeth.


The Maine Indians defeated the Fort Myers Hooters Blues to win the Class A masters division (48-years-old and over) of the Roy Hobbs World Series in Fort Myers, Fla.

Shortstop Ed Fuller was named the tournament MVP after batting .500 with 13 runs and 14 stolen bases. The Indians also got key contributions from Ed Simmons (.423, 11 RBI), catcher Mike Wentworth and pitchers Steve Curtin, Joe Baum and Larry Murphy.

Other team members were Tony Gonatas, Harry Dwyer, Drew Kellock, Ed Mayer, Rusty Klobas, Mark Oliari, Mike Boulanger, Grady Ragsdale and Bill Arsenault.


Emily Lane, a senior at Sacopee Valley High, signed a letter of intent last week to play soccer at the University of Vermont.

Lane had 24 goals and 10 assists last fall and was chosen as the Maine Sunday Telegram MVP for girls’ soccer after leading Sacopee Valley to its first Class C state championship.


The Butt Ends of Barton Mortgage won the open division of the New England Pond Hockey Festival in Rangeley. Other winners were Atlantic Sportswear in the 50-plus division, the Bowdoin alumni team, Go U Bears in the women’s open division, and the North Berwick Lumber Company Beavers in the women’s just-for-fun division.


Sam Roach of Windham placed first in his age group and Graham Shaw of Falmouth finished second in his division at the Tim Daggett National Invitational gymnastics meet held Saturday at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Roach scored 90.4 points to win the age 8-9 all-around title in Level 6, and Shaw had a score of 88.7 in the Level 6 age 10-11 division.