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On Deck, sport calendar for March 1



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

Bangor East registration

At Bangor, Fruit Street School, March 7 and March 13, 6-8 p.m., Little League, Junior League, Senior League; for more info, go to

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


March 9-10

At Trenton, junior high girls and boys tourneys, double elimination, $50 per team, contact Troy Alley 263-7625 or 664-0182

March 30-31, April 1

At Jonesport, 10th annual Moosabec Youth Soccer Men’s Basketball Tournament, double elimination, all-star team, slam dunk, 3-point shooting competitions, $190 entry fee, college teams welcome, contact Troy Alley 263-7625 or 497-2691

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

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, 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

Youth tourneys

At Old Town-Orono YMCA, 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


At Portland, downtown at Holiday Inn by the Bay, March 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and March 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free parking next door in Holiday Inn parking garage, discounted tickets online 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, $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; 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


Umpiring classes

At Bangor, classes start March 4 at 6 p.m. for those interested in becoming a youth, school-age or adult softball umpire, at Parks and Rec Center at 647 Main Street, sponsored Bangor Parks and Recreation, Maine ASA District 4 and Eastern Maine Softball Umpires Association, for more info call 992-4490 or go to

Bangor East registration

At Bangor, Fruit Street School, March 7 and March 13, 6-8 p.m.; for more info, go to

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

Adult Softball

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is seeking teams for its summer adult league: men’s, church, co-ed divisions, league starts in mid-May, 14 games, playoffs, $750 per team, $350 due by April 15th to secure a spot in league, info meeting March 5, 6:30 p.m., at Parks and Rec Center, roster forms at or at office on 647 Main St.; call 992-4490

Track & field

Sunday, April 1

At Orono, Town Office, council chambers, 59 Main St., Maine Association of USA Track & Field will conduct a track and field officials clinic, registration 12:30 p.m., clinic 1-4:30 p.m., no fee, clinic is for anyone interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school, or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified, contact Mary Cady, master official and experienced meet director, if you plan to attend or have questions, 745-2540 or


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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