Henry Westphal and Isabel Dawson of Portland qualified for the Elks National Hoop Shoot Contest by winning their age group Sunday at the New England regional held at the University of Southern Maine’s Hill Gymnasium in Gorham.

Westphal posted the best score among boys in all age groups, sinking 24 of 25 free throws while placing first in the 8-9 division. Dawson also won the 8-9 division, making 19 of 25 shots.

Westphal and Dawson were the only Maine competitors to win New England titles. Colby Esty of Skowhegan finished second in the boys’ 10-11 division, Ciara LeClair of Winslow tied for fourth among 10-11 girls, Stephen Gikas of Scarborough placed sixth among 12-13 boys, and Caitlin Paradis of Ashland was fifth in the 12-13 girls’ division.

Lynn Welch, a South Portland native who lives in Hilton Head, S.C., was inducted Saturday night into the Rollins College Sports Hall of Fame.

Welch, a 1978 Rollins graduate, was the No. 1 tennis player in Maine for 14 straight years in the 1970s and ’80s. She has been a professional tennis official since 1991 and is the only U.S. woman recognized as a Gold Badge chair umpire by the International Tennis Federation.

Welch is a member of the Maine Sports Legends Hall Of Honors and is the only women’s tennis player in the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

The Maine Juniors 18 Gold volleyball team won the New England Region Volleyball Association’s 18 Silver Open tournament in Quincy, Mass., on March 20.

Team members include Alana Becker, Emily Seaver and Kate Sparks of Falmouth; Maggie Bradley, Emily Sampson and Sara Warnock of Greely; Brittany Bona of Scarborough; Alyssa Drapeau of Biddeford; Vicki Parker of Gorham and Taylor Davis of Washington Academy.

As one of the top eight teams in the region, the Maine squad qualified for the NERVA Open Gold tournament on Sunday in Derry, N.H.

St. Joseph’s College will hold a dedication ceremony to rename its softball field in honor of longtime coach Dick Bailey prior to a doubleheader against Rivier College on April 9.

Bailey compiled a record of 244-101 during 11 years as a head coach at St. Joseph’s, leading the Monks to six conference championships, four NAIA New England championships and one NAIA Northeast title. He left St. Joseph’s after the 1995 season and spent 13 years at Colby, where he posted a 197-177-3 record.

Bailey, who also was the dean of students at St. Joseph’s for 16 years, rejoined the softball program last fall as an assistant coach.

The dedication festivities begin with a reception at 10 a.m. at the softball field, followed by the ceremony at 11. After the doubleheader, which starts at 1 p.m., a special tribute to Bailey will be held in the Chalet at 6 p.m.

Those interested in attending should contact the alumni office at 893-7890 or email [email protected] by April 4.

The Maine Masters Swim Club had four members — Bill Reeve, 79; Hans Wendel, 75; Phil Kerr, 76; and Hap Hazzard, 79 — break five New England age-group relay records at the New England Masters Swimming Championships, held March 18-20 at Harvard University.

The quartet posted times of 2 minutes, 52.94 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle, 6:50.93 in the 400 free, 15:42.29 in the 800 free, 3:08.68 in the 200 medley relay, and 7:46.60 in the 400 medley relay.

Tina-Marie Poulin, a Skowhegan native and part-time resident of South Portland, placed fourth among women at the World Snowshoe Invitational held Feb. 13 in Myoko, Japan. Poulin completed the 15-kilometer race in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 50 seconds — less than two minutes behind the winner.