Biddeford High coach takes over SMCC softball

Ray Magnant has been named softball coach at Southern Maine Community College.

Magnant joins the Seawolves after coaching the past two seasons at Biddeford High, where he had a 30-8 record and won the Class A state championship this season.

Magnant previously served as Massabesic High coach and managed the U16 Southern Maine Flame, an ASA summer travel team.

“I plan to bring a winning atmosphere both on and off the softball diamond and provide a positive college experience,” Magnant said.


HIGH SCHOOL: The Maine Nebraska Wrestling Friendship Exchange begins Saturday. The first dual meet will be at 6 p.m. at Marshwood High with a $5 admission fee.

Maine wrestlers are: Liam Coomey, Kyle Glidden, Aidan Whitis and Justin Stacy of Marshwood; Leo Amabile of Massabesic; Austin Shorey, Jake Martel, Josh Grenier and Otto Kiesker of Noble; Julian Sirois of Skowhegan; Josh Smith of York; Joe Kenney of Bonny Eagle; Claudel Buba of Portland; Sam Anderson of Sanford; Mike Wrigley of Wells; and Trey Burnham and Chris Langtang of Biddeford.

The other three sites for the event are Mountain Valley, Belfast and Skowhegan.


HIGH SCHOOL: Sam Rusak of Scarborough High School was named the 2015-16 Gatorade Maine Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Rusak, who is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, won the pole vault, high jump, 110 hurdles and 200 while leading the Red Storm to the Class A state title this season.

Rusak also finished fourth nationally in the decathlon at the New Balance Nationals outdoor championships.


NECBL: Zach Jancarski hit a pair of doubles and scored three runs to lead the Sanford Mainers (7-6) to a 7-1 win over the Danbury Westerners (7-7) in Sanford.

Daniel Wilson struck out five and gave up two hits over 52/3 scoreless innings for the win.

Nelson Mompierre hit a two-run single for Sanford, and Shaine Hughes drove in one run and scored once.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Chris Allen and Luc Pomales each scored on passed balls and Allen also hit an RBI double as the Old Orchard Beach Surge scored three runs in the top of the ninth ito rally for an 8-7 win over the New Hampshire Wild in Rindge, New Hampshire.

Dan Gagnon and Brandon Cooksey each finished with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI apiece for the Surge.


POSTPONED: World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was forced to postpone his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after hurting his left ankle while training for the fight.

Fury, who in November ended Klitschko’s decade-long reign as heavyweight champ, said on Instagram that he sprained the ankle 10 days ago and has been told to keep off it for six or seven weeks. The rematch was to be July 9 in Manchester.


SUMMER GAMES: The World Anti-Doping Agency suspended Rio de Janeiro anti-doping lab’s accreditation due to “non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories.”

The suspension further embarrasses Brazil with the Summer Games beginning Aug. 5.

– From staff and news services

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