South Portland boy runner-up at Hoop Shoot District

South Portland’s Andrew Varipatis was the runner-up in the 8-9 boys’ age group at the Elks Coastal District Hoop Shoot contest held Sunday at McAuley.

SP job openings

South Portland High School has spring coaching openings for first team baseball and junior varsity girls’ lacrosse. Mahoney Middle School needs an outdoor track coach and there’s also an opening for a middle school boys’ lacrosse coach. FMI, 767-7705.

SPNLL registration upcoming

The South Portland National Little League will hold its 2012 registration Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (alson Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) at the Community Center. On-line registration is also available at FMI, [email protected].

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 Saturday 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

Men’s basketball tournament upcoming

The first annual MBR men’s statewide basketball championship will be held March 3-4 in Lewiston/Auburn. Each team will play two games of pool play March 3. The top finisher from each pool advances to the championship run March 4. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 207-318-6523 or [email protected].