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Bangor spring baseball clinic

At Bangor High School gym, Bangor Comrades 3rd Annual Spring Baseball Clinic, each Sunday in March (4, 11, 18, 25), offered to all Bangor youth baseball players, Farm League (ages 6-8) noon-1:15 p.m.; Little League (9-12) 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Junior League (up to 8th grade) 3-4 p.m.; no charge, bring glove and bat if possible; parents encouraged to attend Farm League clinic; registration available for Bangor Little/Junior Leagues; contact David Morris, 992-6639 or

Maine Baseball hall seeks nominations

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeks nominations for its 2012 class of inductees. The organization honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from across the state who have achieved prominence in or have made valuable contributions to baseball in Maine. Nominations, which should include a resume or supporting documentation, should be sent to Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1062, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or via email at The deadline for nominations is March 1 and the induction ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 5, 2012.

Hampden New. LL meeting

At Hampden Town Office community room, Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., all board members, volunteers and parents are welcome to attend; will discuss upcoming season, elect new members if necessary; those with children ages 7-17 interested in baseball and softball are encouraged to attend.

Umpires clinic

At Presque Isle, Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires clinic, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m., at Northern Maine CC’s room 108, completion of clinic enables candidate to begin umpiring this spring, must be age 18 by May 1, 2012, course is $35, contact board clinician Bill Casavant, 764-0810 or 551-5778.

UMPI clinic

At Presque Isle, UMPI baseball team’s clinic at Wieden Gym, March 9-11; $35 for one session, $65 for two, $85 for three; focus is on fundamental skills; March 9 (6-9 p.m.); March 10 (1-5 p.m.); March 11 (1-5 p.m.); registration form at; contact coach Leo Saucier at 768-9421 or


YBOA tourneys

Youth Basketball of America’s girls basketball tourneys, March 10 at St. Joseph’s College, March 11 at University of Southern Maine; YBOA State Tourney on March 24-25 at Waterville/Fairfield; and one-day tourneys on March 31, April 1 at Waterville/Fairfield; tourneys for grades 6-12, contact Bill Libby, 207-852-4671 or

Girls Foul Shot Competition

At Brewer, Brewer High School gym, Monday, Feb. 27, free foul shot competition sponsored by the Maine chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, open to girls ages 8-12; registration at 5:30 p.m., competition starts at 6 p.m.; winners from each age level receive a signed basketball from the University of Maine women’s basketball team; for information contact Amanda Tewksbury at 207-951-6360 or via email at or visit

March 23-24

At East Sullivan, Sumner Junior High Basketball Round Robin, $150 entry fee, six boys teams, six girls teams, registration deadline March 16, contact Wayne Newenham @ 460-4483 or Jimmy Malloy 266-5940

Calais Classic

The Calais Rec. Department’s travel team tourneys, $160 per tourney, 5th/6th Girls March 3-4, 7th/8th Girls March 17-18, 7th/8th Boys March 24-25, 5th/6th Boys March 31-April 1, for info or to register a team, contact the Calais Rec. Department at 454-2761 or

Orono/Veazie girls

At Orono, 5th-6th & 7th-8th grade tournament March 3-4, pool play plus single-elimination playoff, each team guaranteed four games, for more info or to register a team, visit and download a registration packet, or contact Billy Shannon, youth sports coordinator at Orono Parks & Recreation at 866-5065 or by email at

Youth tourneys

At Old Town-Orono YMCA, grades 3-4 (girls Feb. 17-19, boys Feb. 24-26); grades 5-6 (girls March 23-25, boys March 16-18); grades 7-8 (girls March 2-4, boys March 9-11); $200 per team, contact Brian Pordon, 827-9622 or e-mail

Tourney for grades 8U

At Baileyville and Woodland; Down East Credit Union Basketball Tourney; March 9-11 for grades 8 and under, male and female divisions; format depends on number of teams entered; $110 per team or $190 for two teams from same school; no AAU or all-star teams; contact Woodland Rec. Dept. 427-6205 or

Tourney for grades 6U

At Baileyville, Woodland; Down East Credit Union Basketball Tourney; March 23-25; for grades 6 and under, male and female divisions; for Gr. 6 & down teams; 2 divisions (male / female); format depends on number of teams entered; $110 per team or $190 for two teams from same school; no AAU or all-star teams; contact Woodland Rec. Dept. 427-6205 or


JHS championships

At Bangor Auditorium, 16th Maine State JHS/Elementary Cheering Championships, March 10; open to all school and recreation department teams with different classes and divisions based on grade and ability; fee is $40 per team; for info or to register a team, contact the Calais Rec. Department at 454-2761 or


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, $2 per half hour, tee times can be reserved by contacting Brewer Parks and Recreation at 989-5199

Indoor Lessons

At Brewer, Tee Time Tuneup lessons, at Brewer Auditorium, begin March 8, two slots available: noon-1 p.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m., four weeks, all ability levels, instructor pro Mark Hall, residents $30, nonresidents $35, class limited to first eight for each slot, contact Brewer Parks and Recreation at 989-5199


Learn to Skate

At Alfond Arena, Orono, Learn to Skate, 5:15-6:15 p.m., ages 4 and up, $60; Feb. 27, 29; March 5, 7, 12, 16; contact Orono Parks and Rec, 866-5065 or

Adult stick and puck

At Sawyer Arena, Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Lunch Time Stick and Puck time, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m, $3 a person per day, full-faced helmet is required, for info, go to or call Sawyer Arena at 947-0071.


Saturday, March 31

At Lamoine, the Flattop 5K at the Lamoine School, kids one mile 9:30 a.m., 5K 10 a.m.; $1 for kids run, $15 for 5K, race commemorates Bill Pinkham; contact Robin 667-9219 or Tom 667-9771


Saturday, March 10

At Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Himie Towle Memorial Winter Frolic, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the lodge, first race begins at 11 a.m., $20 a family, $10 adults, $5 youths, mass-start event is freestyle cross country, snowshoe enthusiasts invited to use snowshoe trails; first and second-place awards in 22 ski categories, special awards for overall men’s and women’s winners in 10K main event; contact Tom Towle 207-472-3882


USM clinics

At Gorham, University of Southern Maine softball team’s clinics, March 4, 17; March 4 for grades 3-8, pitching and defense, 9-11:30 a.m., offensive clinic, 12:30-3 p.m.; same format on March 17 for grades 9-12; $30 preregistration for each session or $50 for day; $35 and $60 for registration on the day; contact USM coach Bonny Brown Denico at (207) 780-5519 or e-mail

UMPI clinic

At Presque Isle, UMaine-Presque Isle softball team’s pitching and hitting clinic, March 3, Wieden Gym, pitching 9-11 a.m.; hitting 12-2 p.m.; $20 for one or $30 for both; open for grades 6-12, must have own gear, including sneakers and a glove, contact 768-9506


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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