The Portland Sea Dogs crowned six champions in the Little League Hit, Run and Throw competition on June 5.

Winners were Aiden Connolly from Cape Elizabeth L.L. in the boys’ 7-8 year-old division; Morgan Cooledge from Westbrook L.L. in 7-8 girls; Ryan Oberholtzer from Cape Elizabeth L.L. in 9-10 boys; Elena Keller from Cape Elizabeth L.L. in 9-10 girls, Jack Kidder from Falmouth L.L. in 11-12 boys; and Marianna Godfrey from Cape Elizabeth L.L. in 11-12 girls.


Chad Rafferty, a junior right-hander at St. Joseph’s College, was named NCAA Division III New England Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Rafferty, who was 10-0 with 74 strikeouts and a 1.71 ERA in 681/3 innings, finished fourth in voting for the National Pitcher of the Year.


Eileen Brandes of Falmouth became the first player in the history of the University of Michigan field hockey program to be named a Capital One Academic All-American.

Brandes, a fifth-year senior who graduated in December with a degree in biology and a minor in French, is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. A co-captain who started all 22 games last fall, she helped the Wolverines reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.


Seacoast United Maine’s U-14 boys won the State Cup for the third year in a row with a 2-1 victory over MCU Phoenix Elite on June 3 at Falmouth High. The team qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships starting June 28 in Lancaster, Pa.


Roman Lao-Gosney of Raymond, an All-America lacrosse player at Lehigh University, was claimed last week by the Hamilton (Ontario) Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.

Lao-Gosney scored 20 goals this spring while leading Lehigh to the Patriot League title and a berth in the NCAA tournament. He also was named a Scholar All-American.


Tess Wiggins, a senior from Cape Elizabeth, and Katie Paige, a sophomore from Brunswick, were part of the William Smith College varsity eight team that earned Liberty League Crew of the Year honors for the second year in a row.

Wiggins was chosen as an All-American for the second year in a row by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, and Paige was named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.


Brian McAlary aced the 11th hole at Falmouth Country Club on Sunday. McAlary used a 7-iron for the shot, which was witnessed by Merilyn McAlary, Carol Clarke and Matthew McAlary.