Hoop Shoot contest Saturday

Portland Elks Lodge 188 will hold a foul shooting contest Saturday at the McAuley gym. Registration is 9 a.m. There will categories for girls and boys in age groups 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners advance to the district shoot-off. FMI, 773-6426.

Christmas basketball tournament schedule announced

The annual Red Claws Christmas Tournament will be held Dec. 26 and 27 at the Portland Exposition Building and Portland High School. On Opening Day at the Expo, in games involving local teams, the Scarborough and Falmouth girls play at 12 p.m., Portland’s girls meet Londonderry, N.H., at 1:30 p.m., Portland’s boys play Yarmouth at 3 p.m., Greely meets New Dorp, N.Y., in a boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. and Falmouth plays MSIT, N.Y., in a boys’ game at 8:45 p.m. On Dec. 27 at the Expo, Greely’s girls play Gorham at 9:30 a.m., Greely’s boys meet Westbrook at 11 a.m., McAuley and Fryeburg play in a girls’ game at 12:30 p.m., Portland’s girls face Lake Region at 2 p.m., Deering’s boys play Gorham at 6:30 p.m. and Greely’s girls face off against Thornton Academy at 9:15 p.m. At Portland High School, Cape Elizabeth’s boys play MSIT, N.Y., at 3 p.m., Scarborough’s girls face Fryeburg at 4:30 p.m., Yarmouth’s boys meet MSIT, N.Y., at 6 p.m. and Falmouth’s boys play New Dorp, N.Y., at 7:30 p.m.

Ryan Flaherty to appear in Portland

Former Deering High standout and current Baltimore Oriole Ryan Flaherty will appear at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland Monday, Dec. 29. The night, presented by Legends of Maine Baseball, will run from 5 to 9 p.m. The Master of Ceremonies will be Bill Green of WCSH6. Tickets are $20 each and will include a variety of appetizers. The event is a co-hosted by Greely Baseball and Deering’s American Legion baseball club. There will be some silent and live auction items to bid on throughout the course of the evening. FMI, [email protected].

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