NYA names new girls’ lax coach

North Yarmouth Academy has named Molly Climo as its new girls’ lacrosse coach. Climo replaces Lucy Gerrity, who stepped down after two season. Climo is a Massachusetts native, who played at Gould Academy (where she was named All-American) and at Hobart/William Smith, where she still holds records. Climo previously served as an assistant coach at Husson College and has coached with the Maineiax Lacrosse Club in Portland.
“Coach Climo is a great personality who has a solid background in multiple aspects in the sport of lacrosse,” said NYA athletic director Jack Hardy. “She wants for our girls just what we want: to love and enjoy the sport, have fun and understand the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed as an individual and team.” 

Holiday tournament schedule announced

The annual Portland High/Red Claws Christmas Tournament begins Friday and continues next week at the Portland Exposition Building. Friday’s schedule features boys’ games only and begins with Massabesic and Westbrook squaring off at 3:30 p.m. South Portland and Yarmouth meet at 5, Deering and Brunswick play at 6:30 and Portland and Wells do battle at 8. Saturday, the Greely and Wells boys kick things off at 2 p.m., Waynflete and Massabesic’s boys play at 3:30, the Portland and Greely girls meet at 5, Greely’s boys play Brookline, New Hampshire at 6:30 and Cape Elizabeth battles New Dorp, New York at 8 p.m. Monday’s schedule begins with a 10:30 a.m. girls’ contest between Portland and Wells. Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach play in a boys’ game at noon, the Portland girls meet Londonderry at 1:30, Falmouth’s boys play Brookline at 2:45, the Portland and Noble boys’ junior varsity teams square off at 4:15, the Portland and Noble boys’ varsity squads meet in a countable game at 5:45, McAuley plays Londonderry in a girls’ contest at 7 and the Falmouth and New Dorp boys bring the curtain down at 8:30. The tournament concludes Tuesday. Waynflete and New Dorp meet in a boys’ game at 11:15 a.m., the Greely and Wells girls play at 12:30 p.m., Yarmouth and Brookline’s boys meet at 2, Windham battles Spruce Mountain in a girls’ contest at 3:30, Greely’s girls meet Lincoln Academy at 5, the Lake Region and York boys play at 6:30 and the final game features the Deering and Cape Elizabeth girls squaring off at 8. Times and matchups are subject to change.

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