Portland names new boys’ lacrosse coach

Portland High School has named Mike DiFusco as its new boys’ lacrosse coach. DiFusco replaces Eric Begonia, who stepped down at the end of last season. DiFusco was a standout player at Cape Elizabeth High School, a two-time All-American, a member of the 2006 NJCAA national championship team at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., and previously served as a Bulldogs assistant.

“Mike has been a coach in our system for several years and he has worked hard to prepare himself for the challenges that he will face as a varsity coach,” said Portland athletic director Mike Connolly. “He will be a strong influence on the program, given his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.”

207Lacrosse announces Halloween event, winter sessions

207Lacrosse will host the second annual Halloween Havoc, a free catered lacrosse extravaganza with multiple fields and a DJ, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Deering High School. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. There will also be three winter sessions, the first in November-December, the second in January-February and the third in March-April. Sundays features’ K-6 skills at drills at 3 p.m., boys’ K-6 games at 4 p.m. and boys’ high school elite league from 5 to p.m. On Mondays, girls’ K-6 game time and skills is at 5 p.m. and the high school elite league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 5 p.m., boys’ grade 7-8 next level advanced skills program is offered. A grade 7-8 elite league for boys’ runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, boys’ K-6 skills and drills runs at 5p.m., boys’ K-6 game time is held at 6 p.m. and men’s pick-up lacrosse ($10) is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, the girls’ 7-8 league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. FMI, 841-2453 or 207Lacrosse.com.

St. Joe’s basketball shooting clinic upcoming

The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team, under the direction of coach Mike McDevitt, will conduct a shooting clinic for girls in grades 3-9 Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the clinic. FMI, 893-6671 or [email protected].