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Midcoast sports news, Aug. 11, 2011

Hiking, paddling expeditions

Join Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance for a hike 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 14, on Hogback Mountain in Montville. Participants will hike the Hemlock Hollow Trail. Meet on the Halldale Road at the foot of the driveway that leads up to the Northern Headwaters Trailhead. The driveway is 2.5 miles from the south junction of Route 220 and Halldale Road. The hike is free and open to all. For more information, contact Buck O’Herin at buckoherin@fairpoint.net or 589-3230.

Paddle Sheepscot Bog with the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Palermo. The bog is accessible from the southeast corner of Sheepscot Pond. From Route 3 in Palermo, travel 3 miles south on Turner Ridge Road to the Gore Rd. Go 1.5 miles east to East Shores Road, then travel 1.3 miles north to just past the Back Cove Road sign. Bring your own kayak or canoe. This event is free and open to the public. The Sheepscot Bog Paddle is co-sponsored with the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association. For more information, Buck O’Herin at buckoherin@fairpoint.net or 589-3230.

Field Day foot race

MONTVILLE, Maine — Montville will kick off the town’s annual field day with a 2-mile run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The race, held to benefit the Montville Fire Department, will begin at Bean’s Corner and Hidden Valley Camp road and end at Bartlett Stream. Joe Thornley and Sons Cement Contractor are the event sponsors. The top three winners in each division will receive medals. Divisions are age 13 and under, 14 to 17, 18 to 39, and 40 and over. Entry fee is $4. For information, contact Chris Schmidt at 342-5234 or schmidtfam@fairpoint.net.

Sailing regatta

BELFAST — Come Boating!, Belfast’s community boating program, will hold its 11th annual sailing regatta Saturday, Aug. 20. Registration will occur 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Come Boating! shed at the Belfast Town Landing. A skippers’ meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. followed by six races. Awards will take place at around 4:30 p.m.

The races will take place in conjunction with the Marine Heritage festival. Races are open to any sailing craft less than 16 feet in length. Boats will be divided into two classes, Lasers and Open Dinghies. Six short sailing races are scheduled to be held near the mouth of the harbor outside the mooring field. Awards will be given for first, second and third in each class, plus first woman and youth in the Laser class.

For more information, contact Margie Spencer Smith at 338-6126 or margiess@roadrunner.com.

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