SPNLL holding registration

The South Portland National Little League will hold its 2013 registration Saturday, Feb. 2, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, 21 Nelson Rd. Online registration is also available for all returning players (spnll.com). First-time participants must have a birth certificate and proof of residency when signing up. Scholarships are available based on need. FMI, [email protected]

Hot Shot competition upcoming

The Maine Recreation and Parks Association/Red Claws Hotshot basketball skills competition for ages 9-15 will be held Sunday at the Reiche School. There will be three different age divisions, 9-and-10, 11-and-12 and 13-14-15. Girls begin at 10 a.m. Boys at 11:30 a.m. The competition involves shooting from five “hot spots” and tests the contestants speed, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. This is a free event, but registration on the day of the competition is required. FMI, 756-8275 or [email protected].

Longest running 3-on-3 benefit tournament seeks teams

The Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out, Maine’s longest running, continuous 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. The co-ed, double elimination program is seeking teams to take part. It is open to adults 18 and older. The entry fee is $100 per team. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or [email protected].

Mixed results for SMCC

Both Southern Maine Community College basketball teams suffered frustrating losses to rival New Hampshire Technical Institute last Tuesday. The women fell, 73-59, despite Esther Palmieri’s 13 points and 12 points from Tiana Burton. The men lost for the first time this semester, 78-65. Emmanuel Donalson had a team-high 21 points in defeat. Former Deering High standout Jon Amabile added 16. Saturday, the women bounced back with a 75-60 overtime win over Vermont Tech. Alicia Hoyt led the Seawolves with 22 points, while Palmieri added 21. The SMCC men dropped another tough one, 77-70, despite 23 points from Amabile. Wednesday, at Eastern Maine CC, the women prevailed, 77-50, behind Hoyt’s 17 points, to improve to 12-6 (6-3 in conference). The Seawolves men dropped a 64-60 decision, despite 16 points from Donalson and 15 from Amabile, falling to 16-6 (10-2 in conference). Both SMCC teams are home with Dean College Saturday. The annual alumni games will be contested beforehand.

Waynflete seeks spring coach

Waynflete School is looking for a middle school boys’ lacrosse coach for the upcoming spring season. The season begins in early March and runs through the end of May. FYI, [email protected].

McAuley seeking lacrosse coach

Catherine McAuley High School needs a girls’ varsity lacrosse coach for the upcoming season. Past coaching and playing experience at the high school level is preferred. FMI, 797-3802, ext. 2052, or [email protected].