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On Deck, a sports calendar for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013


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


Sunday, Jan. 27

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 pick-up basketball games 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays this winter. The fee is $2. For information, call 207-989-5199.

Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic

At Orono and Veazie, Annual Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic Tournament for boys in grades 5-8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23-24, at Orono High School, Orono Middle School and Veazie Community School. Girls tournament 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 3-4 boys, Feb. 16-17; grade 7-8 girls, Feb. 23-24; grade 7-8 boys, March 1-2; grade 5-6 boys, March 8-9; grade 5-6 and 3-4 girls, March 15-16. Lance Cote 207-852-7111 or ljc22871@gmail.com, or www.jaymadcorp.com.


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 at 9-11 a.m., guns provided, ski clinic available before races and some ski equipment available by reservation. To register, www.hvnc.org


Hockey instruction for adults

At, Brewer, Hockey instruction for adults, 8: 30-10: 30 p.m. Tuesdays, Penobscot Ice Arena. Open to those age 18 and up. Full equipment is required. $15, hour of practice followed by a game. Coach Jon Davis, 207-852-1736.


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.


Saturday, Feb. 16

At Houlton, 5K run, first race in the Aroostook Musterds County Challenge Series, Millar Civic Center, Community Park. Registration, 9:30-10:35 a.m., $12. Walk, 10:45 a.m.; run, 11 a.m. Open to those age of 14 and up. Donations to the scholarship fund will be accepted. Larry Tonzi, 207-532-7548 or ltonzi@gmail.com.


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, more details and registration materials available at www.pvskiclub.org, for more info email Lindsay at l.hogman@yahoo.com

Sunday, Feb. 10

At Orono, Black Bear 3K and 14K cross-country ski races, 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, University of Maine ski trails. Registration in the Recreation Center at the back entrance. $10 for both races; make checks payable to the University of Maine. Separate divisions in the 14K for classical and skate divisions. Thad Dwyer at 581-1234 or thad.dwyer@umit.maine.edu.


Jan. 19-20

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.


Sunday, Jan. 20

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


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.

Saturday, Jan. 26

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.


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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