On Deck: A sports calendar for Jan. 3, 2013

Posted Jan. 03, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.

BASEBALL

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com. An open house will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

11U AAU baseball tryouts

At Augusta, Central Maine 11U AAU Baseball tryouts 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St., games from April to June. Won’t interfere with Little League, Cal Ripken or middle school baseball. For information or to register, call Jim at 370-5654, Pete at 462-7913 or visit http://www.neaau.org/tryouts.

 

13U AAU baseball tryouts

At Augusta, 13U AAU baseball tryouts 3:30-5:30 p.m., Jan. 6, Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St., call Pete, 462-7913, or Sabastien, 320-0543

BASKETBALL

Elks Hoop Shoot

At Madison, Annual Elks Hoop Shoot sponsored by the Skowhegan-Madison Lodge, Sunday, Jan. 6, Madison Memorial High School. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., first contest starts at noon. Open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13, with two divisions. Winners will be determined by the number of successful free throws out of 25 attempts. Contestants must wear gym shoes and gym clothes to compete. Scott Mitchell, 474-0276.

BIATHLON

Sunday, Jan. 27

At Jefferson, cross country skiing and shooting race, for youth and adults 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Hidden Valley Nature Center, mandatory shooting and gun safety clinic will be conducted 9-11 a.m., guns provided, ski clinic available before races and some ski equipment available by reservation. To register, www.hvnc.org.

HOCKEY

Learn to Skate

At Brewer, Penobscot Ice Arena, Learn to Skate and Learn to Play hockey programs, on Saturdays, 16 weeks, $99 per skater, to register log onto www.brewerhockey.org and click on the registration link and follow the online instructions, all skaters also need to register with USA Hockey prior to registering with Brewer Youth Hockey, major credit card is needed register, birth certificates are required. George Bishop, 944-5965 or vpinstructal@brewerhockey.org.

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate Lessons for ages 4 and up, Session II is Jan. 6-Feb. 10, at Sawyer Arena on Sundays, go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec Center at 647 Main St. to see times and descriptions. 992-4490.

POWERLIFTING

Maine Games

At Brewer, registration for ninth Maine Games State Powerlifting Championships opens Jan. 1. Event is March 23, Brewer Auditorium, open to athletes 10 years and older. Random drug testing. Event medalists will qualify for 2013 State Games of America held this summer in Hershey-Harrisburg, Pa. http://www.planetReg.com/MaineGamesPowerliftingRegistration.

SKIING

Racing program

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club Alpine Racing Development Program for skiers ages 8-14, to improve ski technique and develop racing skills, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Hermon Mountain, January through February, racers encouraged to participate in 4-5 optional junior races on Sundays. Prospective participants should be independent in gearing up and riding lifts, no racing experience necessary, skiers should be developing parallel skiing skills and skiing independently on intermediate terrain, more details and registration materials available at www.pvskiclub.org, for more info email Lindsay at l.hogman@yahoo.com

Ski, snowboard programs

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club and Hermon Mountain offering ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children of all abilities, programs consist of four lessons/lift tickets, lesson schedule: skiing for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., snowboarding for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., skiing and snowboarding for juniors ages 5-12 on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., and skiing for tots, ages 3-4, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., rental equipment available at Hermon Mountain, first session Jan. 4, registration forms and more information at www.pvskiclub.org, deadline for registration for January sessions is Dec. 21, for info email Susan at srlancaster@roadrunner.com.

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department accepting registrations for Ski and Snowboard lessons at Hermon Mountain. Session 1 runs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-19. Session 2 runs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5-March 5. Each session offers four one-hour lessons and up to an hour of free ski time. Transportation to and from the mountain is the responsibility of the participant. The cost is $75 Bangor residents, $85 others per session. The cost for snowboarding is $95 Bangor residents, $105 others per session. 992-4490 or register at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

Cross country ski program

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department will offer a cross-country ski program open to children in grades 3 through 8. The program will run 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. The cost is $40 per person. Call 992-4490 or register at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

Discounted ski tickets

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount lift tickets for Sugarloaf Mountain. The tickets are good forJan. 19, only. Participants travel on their own. A parks and rec staff member will hand out lift tickets at the mountain. Cost is $46, $36 young adults, minimum of 20 participants needed for rates to apply, 992-4490 or register online at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

 

SNOWMOBILING

Snowmobile Ice Drag Race

At Medway, The Gilman-Okonite Northeast Winter Nationals Snowmobile Ice Drag Race, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, East Branch SnoRovers. Registration, 9:30-10 a.m.; racing. 11 a.m. 120cc kids class race, noon Sunday. Admission, $5 daily. 207-746-9348, email info@snorovers.com or go to www.snorovers.com.

 

SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoe Championships

At Orland, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust 2013 Dion National Snowshoe Championships, noon Sunday, Jan. 20. Registration, 10-11:30 a.m. Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Hatchery Road off Route 1, East Orland. Runners, non-competitive trekkers and three-person teams invited to participate. Entry fee, $10 in advance by Thursday, Jan. 17, or $15 on race day. Benefits the trust. Peter John Keeney, 35 Greeley Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609, 207-288-3909 or pktrldrt@myfairpoint.net.

SOFTBALL

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com. An open house will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

VOLLEYBALL

Pickup games

At Brewer, volleyball, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Brewer Parks and Recreation Department. 207-989-5199.

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