City Cup to be contested Wednesday

The boys’ and girls’ ice hockey teams from Cheverus and Portland will vie for the “City Cup” Wednesday at the Portland Ice Arena. The girls’ game starts at 3:10 p.m. The boys’ teams play at 5. This year, William B. Troubh Awards will be given to the outstanding boys’ and outstanding girls’ players from each team. Troubh, a one-time Portland mayor, was instrumental in the development of the Portland Ice Arena.

Foul shooting contest upcoming

The Portland Elks is holding its annual foul shooting contest Sunday at 9 a.m., at the McAuley High School gymnasium. Girls and boys will shoot in three different age categories. Winners advance the district shoot-off the following Sunday. FMI, 773-6426.

Swish-Out Cancer Challenge upcoming

The 20th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The tournament is a three-on-three, co-ed, double elimination event open to adults 18 and older. The entry is fee is $100 per team and all funds raised go directly to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. There will also be a Junior Swish-Out open to middle school students. Entry fee is $75. FMI, 773-5671 or [email protected].

Running winter strength program upcoming

Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie, the cross country and track coach at Waynflete School, is holding an eight-week winter strength program for runners of all levels of ability from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Runners meet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., at the Maine Running Company for easy 440s on the Portland Trails course and Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Maine Running Company for a one-hour group run. FMI, [email protected].

Portland Porpoises accepting new swimmers

The Portland Porpoise Swim Club is accepting new swimmers in all age groups. FMI, [email protected] or

SMCC wraps up first semester

The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team finished the 2013 portion of its schedule 12-3 (6-1 in conference) after a 90-86 overtime loss at Vaughn College in New York City. Tong Akot had 18 points and 17 rebounds in defeat. Jose Nouchanthavong added 19 points. The women ended the calendar year 9-4 (6-1 in conference) after a loss at Briarcliffe, N.Y. (73-60) and a decisive victory at Vaughn College (93-15). Danielle McCusker had 17 points in both games. The Seawolves are back in action Jan. 10 at the College of St. Joe’s.