On Deck

Posted Jan. 09, 2013, at 8:47 p.m.

BASEBALL

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, Indoor Winter League accepting individual and or team registrations for U10 and U12 Winter League and U13-U16 Winter Hitting League for both baseball and softball, 60 Acme Road. Grand Opening 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2, and noon-6 p.m. Feb. 3. Free to the public. Season runs Feb. 23-6 April 6. AAU 10U-16U and ASA JO U10-U18 try-out dates

listed at mainesluggers.com. Sluggers will host the Husson University Baseball Clinic and Sluggers Softball Clinic during February vacation week. For information, go to the website or email Director of Softball Terren Hall at thall@mainesluggers.com, Director of Baseball Travis Thome at tthome@mainesluggers.com or Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or

dpluard@mainesluggers.com

11U AAU tryouts

At Augusta, Central Maine 11U AAU Baseball tryouts 6-7:30 p.m., 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.

AAU baseball tryouts

At Bangor, Seacoast United Blackbear will holding AAU baseball tryouts 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, at Fields 4 Kids. Players born on or after May 1, 1998, will be eligible to participate. Register for free at www.seacoastunitedblackbear.com under the baseball tab. David Hamel at 207-944-7999 or dhamel@seacoastunited.com.

BASKETBALL

We Run the Courts 3-on-3 Tournament

At Orono, University of Maine field house, We Run the Courts 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Jan. 27, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; divisions for men, women and co-ed, two games guaranteed, $50 per four-player team; $200 cash prize to winner in each bracket, other prizes awarded; proceeds benefit Strong Mind-Strong Body Inc.’s free Summer Wellness and Nutrition Camp for area youngsters; information, registration form available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strong-Mind-Strong-Body-Inc/194002480654929?fref=ts or contact Roosevelt Boone at 202-997-6933 or R.boone36@yahoo.com.

Open gym

At Bangor, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering open gym for adults to play basketball on Tuesdays from 8-9:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St., $2 fee per person each night, for info contact the Parks and Recreation at 992-4490 or go to www.BangorParksandRec.com.

At Brewer, The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will host women’s pickup basketball games 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays this winter. The fee is $2. For information, call 207-989-5199.

Winter Basketball Clinic

At Fort Kent, 2013 Bengal Basketball Cubs Winter Basketball Clinic, open to children in pre-kindergarten through grade three, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, and Feb. 2, 9 and 23, UMFK Sports Center. $15 per session or $75 for all six sessions. Clinic staff will feature UMFK college men’s and women’s coaches and players. Reservations or information, Eric Werntgen, UMFK Athletic Department, 834-7828 or werntgen@maine.edu. Or register in advance at 8:45 a.m. on any clinic date. Campers must show proof of insurance.

Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic

At Orono and Veazie, Annual Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic Tournament for boys in grades five through eight, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, at Orono High School, Orono Middle School and Veazie Community School. Girls tournament 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, same schools. Registration fee $180 per team, first-registered basis. Registrations not accepted over the phone. To receive registration form, Orono Parks and Recreation Department, 866-5065, or kristene@orono.org.

EM Travel Festival

At Orono, Eastern Maine Travel Festival basketball 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in February and March at the University of Maine New Balance Recreation Center. Grade three-four boys, Feb. 16-17; grade seven-eight girls, Feb. 23-24; grade seven-eight boys, March 1-2; grade five-six boys, March 8-9; grade five-six and three-four girls, March 15-16. Lance Cote 207-852-7111 or ljc22871@gmail.com, or www.jaymadcorp.com.

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 good for Jan. 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.

Skiing in the preserve

At Woolwich, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to join experienced Nordic skiers at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve for skiing tips and fun, 1 p.m. on Jan. 19. Instruction and hot cocoa included. To register, Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org by Jan. 16. Limited supply of equipment to loan to children and adults, Chuck Mainville at 389-2749 to borrow gear.

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, 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.

SOCCER

SOFTBALL

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, 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.

Skill Development Sundays

At Orono, head coach Lynn Coutts and University of Maine softball team to host Skill Development Sundays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, grades 5-12, five sessions per Sunday with groups being sorted by grades, Hitting I (grades 5-7) is 11 a.m. to noon, Pitching II (grades 8-12) also 11-noon, Hitting II (grades 8-12) and Pitching I (grades 5-7) is noon to 1 p.m., Infield/Outfield for all grades 1 to 2 p.m., cost: one session $20, two sessions $35, three sessions $45 or one week-all three sessions $45, two weeks-six sessions $90, three weeks-nine sessions $135, four weeks-12 sessions $180 or five weeks 15 sessions $225.

Saturday, Jan. 16

At Newport, Coed 16-inch softball tournament, at the M Room. First 10 teams, $175. Seven guys, three girls. No gloves, call Matt, 215-6317.

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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