SMCC fall teams underway

Southern Maine Community College’s fall sports season has begun. The early highlight came from Cape Elizabeth’s Alex McFarlane, who was named the YSCC and USCAA Player of the Week after medaling at his first career golf tournament, shooting a 1-over 71. That led the Seawolves to a victory.

Men’s soccer fell to Albany College of Pharmacy and Bridgton Academy in its first two contests, but bounced back with a pair of explosive outings, blanking the University of Maine-Augusta, 12-0, and pounding Northern Maine CC, 7-1. The women’s first home game is Saturday against New Hampshire Institute of Technology. The women play at noon, the men meet NHTI at 2 p.m.

Baseball has won its first three games, 2-1 over Bridgton Academy, and 6-4 and 6-5 over the University of New Hampshire’s club team. Softball beat the University of Maine’s club team, 21-4 and 14-2 in a pair of exhibitions.

PBC to host NE championships again

The Portland Boxing Club will host the USA Boxing New England championships for the fourth year in a row, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 at the PBC, 33 Allen Avenue in Portland. This year’s special guest will be “Irish” Micky Ward, the subject of the Oscar nominated film, “The Fighter.” FMI, 761-0975 or