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On Deck, a Sports Calendar, Jan. 5


Bangor West LL board meeting

At Bangor, Holiday Inn Odlin Road, Bangor West Little League board of directors meeting, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; elections for the 2012 board will be held, public is welcome

Sea Dogs baseball camp

At Portland, Portland Sea Dogs accepting registrations for Sea Dogs Baseball Camp for July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., players and coaches teach skills to youths ages 8-12, morning instruction, afternoon games, attend Aug. 2 Sea Dogs game against Akron Aeros, contact

Baseball trip set next summer

Five-game bus trip for major league games, July 24-29, Nationals at Mets, Brewers at Phillies, Rays at Orioles, Red Sox at Yankees (2), for more info or to register for trip, contact Vaughn Clark, 872-0075 or 649-0084

LL World Series trip

At Millinocket, Millinocket Little League organizing bus trip to 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., four-day, three-night trip Aug. 16-19, opening weekend of LLWS, two days at LLWS and a stop at National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on return trip; cost per person, based on hotel room occupancy: single $805, double $500, triple $395, quadruple $345, quintuple $315, includes roundtrip motorcoach, three nights hotel, transportation to and from stadium and admission to the Hall of Fame; LLWS games admission is free; contact Brian Brown at 731-8053 or


Elks “Hoop Shoot”

At Madison, annual Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge “Hoop Shoot,” free throw contest, noon, Jan. 8, at Madison Memorial High School, boys and girls divided into age groups (8-9, 10-11, 12-13), 25 shots each, top scorers advance to Central District finals at Cony High School in Augusta on Jan. 15, district winners advance to state contest at Cony on Jan. 29

Girls basketball, grades 4-6

At Fort Kent Elementary School, Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department program for girls grades 4-6, practices and games Mondays through Thursdays, residents $20, nonresidents $25, register at Fort Kent Rec. office on 416 West Main St., registration deadline Jan. 9, player evaluation Jan. 9, 6 p.m.; adults interested in volunteering as coach, assistant coach, referee or general supervision may contact Fort Kent Rec director Ann Beaulieu, 843-3730

Holiday Tourney

EM Basketball League

Travel team tryouts, for boys and girls grades 3-8, to find local team tryouts go to, or on Facebook, Eastern Maine Basketball League

Skill Development Series

Skill development series for Bangor area. Contact Brian E. McDormand 290-7641 or

Open Gym

At Bangor, open gym for adults to play basketball, Tuesdays, 8-9:30 p.m. at Parks and Rec. at 647 Main Street, $2 per night, runs through March, more info at

At Brewer, pickup basketball Tuesdays noon-2 p.m. at Brewer Auditorium, $2 per day attended, for more info call Parks and Rec at 989-5199


Fencing lessons offered

At Northeast Harbor, Orono and Belfast, Downeast School of Fencing is offering lessons to youths, teens and adults; Mondays at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Wednesdays at Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono, Thursdays at the Waterfall Arts Building in Belfast; for information call 974-8461, 469-8936 or on the Internet at


Winter Skills Academies

At Waterville, Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club’s Winter Skill Academies, second five-week sessions is Feb. 6 to March 8, at All-Pro Sports Center, $95 for each session, for more information, visit or contact Amy Bernatchez at


Indoor Golf Net

At Brewer, Brewer Parks and Recreation indoor golf driving net available for rental, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekly with Sunday afternoon rentals available beginning Jan. 8, $2 per half hour, tee times can be reserved by contacting Brewer Parks and Recreation at 989-5199


Learn to Skate

At Bangor, Sawyer Arena, Bangor Parks and Rec. is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate lessons, ages 4 and up, second session Jan. 8-Feb. 12, Sundays 1:50-2:50 p.m., residents $70, nonresidents $75, register at Parks and Rec at 647 Main Street or at

Women’s Rec Hockey

At Bangor, Sawyer Arena, Sundays, new time of 8:10 to 9:10 p.m. on Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5, stick ‘n puck, $10 fee, contact Lynn Caron 947-4851 or Chris Henderson 862-5506


Saturday, Jan. 14

At Orono, January membership meeting of Penobscot Valley Ski Club, 5 p.m., evening ski from University of Maine Recreation Center parking lot, maps available at trail head and inside the center, rental skis available to PVSC members at no charge.


Katahdin Area Racing Schedule

At Medway, East Branch Sno Rovers Club, Katahdin Area Snowmobile Racing Affiliates races, Northeast Winter Nationals, Jan. 21-22: Jan. 21, registration and tech opens 7 a.m., registration closes 10 a.m., qualifying begins 11 a.m.; Jan. 22, drivers’ meeting 9:30 a.m., racing begins 10 a.m.; Maine State Championship, Feb. 18-19: Feb. 18, registration and tech opens 7 a.m., registration closes 10 a.m., qualifying begins 11 a.m.; Feb. 19, drivers’ meeting 9:30 a.m., racing starts 10 a.m.; call 207-746-5058 or email


Snow Softball Tournament For Autism

At Bangor, Union Street Complex, Snow Softball Tournament For Autism, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., co-ed, fundraiser for the Autism Society of Maine, for more information visit or email


Open Gym

At Brewer, pickup volleyball Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., at Brewer Auditorium, $2 per day attended, for more info call Parks and Rec at 989-5199

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