Portland Boxing Club lightweight Liz Leddy won the national Golden Gloves lightweight (132 pound) championship with a unanimous decision over Kristen Carlson of Chicago on June 9 in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Leddy won the featherweight division (125 pounds) last year.

The MCU Portland Phoenix won the U12 girls’ division at the State Cup soccer championships with a 2-1 victory over Black Bear United FC Black of Bangor on June 6 in Augusta. The Phoenix qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1 Championship, starting June 28 at Lancaster, Pa.

Katy Bryan of Sanford was one of two girls from Maine selected to participate in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s U-14 national training camp, which was held May 27 to June 3 in Carson, Calif.

Bryan, who will be a freshman at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., in the fall, plays for the FC Stars in Acton, Mass.

Opal Curless of Mount Desert also was among 48 girls chosen to participate.

Andrew Smith of Thornton Academy earned a medal with a fifth-place finish in the freshmen 100-meter dash at the New Balance Nationals, held June 14-16 at Greensboro, N.C.

Smith, who just finished his freshman year, ran a personal best 11.24 seconds.

Maine athletes took three of the top four spots in the boys’ 1-mile racewalk. Ben Kates, a rising senior at Lisbon High, placed second in 7:47.57, followed by Messalonskee rising junior Peter Littlefield (9:29.32) and Bonny Eagle rising junior Matt Youland (10:02.27).

Bethanie Brown, a rising senior from Waterville, finished seventh in the girls’ 5,000-meter championship race with a time of 17:11.14.

Nolan Hobbs, 7, of South Portland got a hole-in-one on the seventh hole at South Portland Municipal Golf Course, using a driver. The shot was witnessed by his father, Craig.

Chris Keene of South Portland carded his second career hole-in-one on June 5 at South Portland Municipal Golf Course. Keene aced the sixth hole with a 6-iron. Shane Sullivan witnessed the shot.

Joe Dillon aced the 15th hole at Nonesuch River Golf Club on June 5. Dillon used a 6-iron for the 154-yard shot, which was witnessed by J.B. Folsom and Jimmy Letourneau.

Al Gilblair carded his first hole-in-one on the third hole at Salmon Falls Country Club on June 12. He used a driver for the 190-yard shot, which was witnessed by Ernie Spulick, Paul L’Heureux and George Dewitt.

Wayne Steele aced the 11th hole at Toddy Brook Golf Course on June 12. Steele used an 8-iron for the 165-yard shot. Jeremaih Davis witnessed the shot.

Matt Spang made a hole-in-one on the 195-yard fourth hole at Nonesuch River Golf Club on Friday. Spang used a 5-iron for the shot, which was seen by James Sidelinger, Shirley Sidelinger and Bruce Spang.

Dave Kahill made a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Sable Oaks Golf Club on Friday. Kahill used a 9-iron for the 138-yard shot, which was witnessed by Stacey Sevelowitz and Paul Mitchell.

Stanley Thims scored a hole-in-one on the 133-yard 16th hole at Falmouth Country Club on Saturday. The shot was witnessed by Rob Tracy and Mark Metcalf.