Mike Carmody, the former Westbrook High boys’ hockey coach, was named as the head coach at Cheverus, the school announced Monday.

Carmody replaces Dan Lucas, the former Maine Mariners player who, in nine seasons, led the Stags to the playoffs eight times with three appearances in regional finals.

Carmody, who was the state player of the year at Falmouth in 2002, also has been an assistant coach at New England College and has coached youth teams with Casco Bay Hockey.


AMERICAN LEGION: Jack Casale pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and Dylan Francouer hit a solo home run in the second inning to lead Coastal Landscape to a 7-0 win over Staples Crossing at South Berwick.

Francouer’s homer put Coastal Landscape ahead 2-0. It scored three more runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead.

Trevor Salema struck out seven in four innings for Staples Crossing.

Gibson Harnett struck out 11, A.J. Eisenhart had three hits, driving in two, and Post 86 (4-5) scored seven runs in the third en route to a 10-2 win over Topsham 202 at Cumberland. Post 86 led 3-0 before scoring seven runs in the third.

NECBL: Randall Bednar and Austin Biggar hit two-run homers and Nick Howie added a solo shot to power the visiting Sanford Mainers (12-8) to a 8-1 win over the Laconia Muskrats (4-5) in New Hampshire.

Tripp Barfield pitched 12/3 innings of one-hit relief to pick up the win.


AMERICA’S CUP: U.S. Olympians Caleb Paine and Bora Gulari are on the initial roster of 17 sailors announced by American Magic, the America’s Cup challenger backed by the New York Yacht Club.

They are joined by veteran America’s Cup helmsman Dean Barker of New Zealand and Paul Goodison of Britain, an Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion in the foiling Moth class.


WORLD CUP: Basketball’s international governing body opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl, which included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker, broke out in their qualifying game at Manila, Phillippines.

A total of 13 players were ejected after the melee that began in the third quarter of Australia’s 89-53 victory following a collision in the lane. The game continued with three players from the Philippines.


WRITER DIES: Jim O’Connell, the longtime college basketball writer for The Associated Press and a member of the Hall of Fame, died at age 64 after a series of ailments.

O’Connell was a former president of the United States Basketball Writers Association. He entered that organization’s Hall of Fame in 2002.


CHAMPION CLEARED: Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week.

Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample provided during his victory at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.

– Staff and news report