Senior all-star soccer games set Sunday

HAMPDEN — The state’s best high school soccer players will battle on Sunday at Hampden Academy’s soccer complex when the East and West senior all-star games for boys and girls will be held during the 20th annual Maine Soccer Coaches Senior Bowl.

Players named to a Maine Soccer Coaches regional all-star team are invited to compete in the games with the girls game set for noon, followed by the boys game at 2:30 p.m. Players will be invited to the game by their coaches and should arrive for check-in one hour before game time.

Camden Hills slates used ski sale

ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills Regional High School ski team will host its annual used ski sale Nov. 22-23. The sale features used snow sports equipment such as as skis, boots, poles, snowboards, skates, helmets and car carriers. Participants also may sell equipment that is outgrown or unused.

To sell used equipment, first preregister online at, then bring the items to the school between 3 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 21. The seller sets the price, with the the ski team keeping 25 percent.

The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the school. For more information, visit or call Richard at 542-7571.

Johnny Damon featured at Sea Dogs dinner

PORTLAND, Maine- Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon will be the featured guest at the Sea Dogs 2015 Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

The event will take place on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.

Tickets are $50 and only 300 will be sold. They may be purchased at the Hadlock Field ticket office, by phone at 207-879-9500 or online at

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the silent auction running from 5:30 to 7. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 and the program begins at 7. Everyone who attends will receive an autographed 8×10 photo of Damon.

Clippers’ Griffin charged with battery

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin faces a Dec. 8 arraignment in Las Vegas on a misdemeanor battery charge resulting from an altercation with a man at a nightclub in October.

Griffin is scheduled to appear at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. He could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine or community service if convicted.

The Clippers had no comment Wednesday on the charge.

Las Vegas police investigated the complaint and determined there was enough evidence to file the charge. According to police, the man said Griffin took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a picture on Oct. 19 at the Venetian resort.

The Clippers are scheduled to play the Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

In seven games this season, Griffin is averaging 24.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Winston hearing pushed back to Dec. 1

The student conduct code hearing for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was delayed until Dec. 1, USA Today reported Wednesday.

The university is investigating whether an alleged sexual assault involving Winston was a violation of the conduct policy.

The delay could result in a decision not being made until after the selections are made for the College Football Playoff. The Seminoles are ranked third this week in the CFP poll.

According to the conduct code, a letter informing Winston of any decisions made from the hearing and investigation must be sent within 10 class days from the end of the proceedings. However, more time could be taken if “additional consideration of evidence and deliberation is required,” USA Today reported.

With Florida State’s fall semester ending Dec. 12, a decision might not come until after after the date of the national championship game in January.

A former female Florida State student accused Winston of raping her nearly two years ago. The women first reported the incident to campus police in December 2012.