Locals finalists for Gaziano Award

Cape Elizabeth’s Matthew Ross (defense) and Scarborough’s Logan Mars (offense) are finalists for the Frank Gaziano High School Football Scholarship and Awards, given to the state’s top linemen. The winners will be announced Sunday, Jan. 29.

South Portland boy wins Elks Hoopshoot contest

South Portland’s Andrew Varipatis was the 8-9 boys’ age group winner at the Elks Lodge 188 Hoop Shoot contest held Sunday at McAuley. Varipatis advanced to the regional championships to be held at McAuley Sunday. Winners there move on to the state finals Jan. 29, at Cony High School in Augusta.

Swish-Out basketball tourney seeks teams

The 18th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge, the longest running, continuous 3-on-3 benefit basketball tournament in the state, is seeking teams to participate in this year’s event, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 29. The tournament is a benefit for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or [email protected].

Major leaguer hosting Frozen Ropes class

South Portland’s Charlie Furbush, a member of the Seattle Mariners, will host a pitching class Jan. 21 at Frozen Ropes Training Center in Portland. Players ages 8-12 go from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Players ages 13-18 go from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. FMI, 878-2600 or frozenropes.com/portland.

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