On deck, a sports calendar for Dec. 12, 2013

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 6:41 p.m.

BASEBALL

ORONO — University of Maine baseball clinic for ages 9-12 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 8. For information, contact Nick Derba at nicholas.derba@umit.maine.edu or by phone 581-1097.

ORONO — University of Maine Youth Age Baseball Classic will begin Dec. 29, 2014, and is signing up teams now. If anyone is interested in putting a team in, contact Nick Derba at nicholas.derba@umit.maine.edu for details. Junior Black Bears Clinic kicked off this past week and entrants are being accepted at a pro-rated rate; same goes for Senior Black Bears Winter Clinic.There is still an additional 17 weeks in the clinic.Punch card hitting has commenced. Come and hit on a reservation basis. For all information call Nick Derba at 581-1097 or via email at the address listed above.

LEWISTON — The Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout for high school baseball players ages 14-18 will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Merrill Gymnasium. The tryout for pre-high school athletes ages 12-14 will be held at 1 p.m. also Sunday, Dec. 15, at Merrill Gymnasium. The registration fee for each event is $99. Visit baseballfactory.com/tryouts to enroll or call us at 800-641-4487 x 101 to speak with a Baseball Factory representative.

GORHAM — Holiday baseball clinic with University of Southern Maine Huskies head coach Ed Flaherty, USM baseball staff and Ryan Flaherty of Baltimore Orioles, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 27, at Costello Sports Complex, for players in grades three-12. Players will be divided by grade level. Cost is $50.

BASKETBALL

BANGOR — The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest will be held at the district level at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Doughty School. The event is for those ages 8-13 and is hosted by Bangor Lodge No. 244. Winners advance through the district, state and regional events. For more info, contact director Shawn Stacey, 207-385-6352.

BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for its eight-week Youth Basketball Program open to all children in grades two and three, with Saturday games beginning week of of Dec. 14. One practice per week. Boys and girls leagues. Residents’ fee is $35; and non-residents, $45. To register, visit www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by Bangor Parks and Rec at 647 Main St. For information, call 992-4490.

BANGOR — MAC Winter Men’s League has extended its entry fee/roster deadline to Friday, Dec. 20. The league will start on Sunday, Dec. 29, at Penobscot Job Corps Academy. Entry fee is $650 and must accompany the team entry/roster form. For further information and entry roster form, contact Bob Cimbollek at 356-6787 or email mrp17@roadrunner.com.

FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletics will offer a Winter Basketball Clinic. The Bengal Basketball Cubs clinic is open to grades Pre-K through grades 12 and will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and 28, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at UMFK Sports Center. The clinic rates are $15 per session or $85 for all seven sessions. The clinic staff will include UMFK college men’s and women’s coaches and players. For reservations or information, contact Eric Werntgenat 834-7828 or via e-mail at werntgen@maine.edu.

GOLF

ORRINGTON — Rocky Knoll Country Club will hold its board of directors meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the clubhouse, 94 River Road, to discuss the 2014 season. The meeting will be followed by a Christmas potluck supper and a Yankee swap. Meeting topics include a memorial fund, greens care, an adopt a hole program and 2014 goals.

ORONO — Mid Maine Golf Expo, patterned after the Portland Golf Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2014, at New Balance Recreation Center at University of Maine, Orono. Sign up at www.midmainegolfexpo.com.

HOCKEY

BREWER — Learn to play hockey clinic for adults at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Penobscot Ice Arena. Full equipment required. New players or players who haven’t played in a while and want to get back on the ice are welcome. $15 for an hour of practice followed by a game. Contact coach Jon Davis at 852-1736 for more information.

ICE SKATING

BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate and Free-Style Skate lessons for ages 4 and up. Session II is Sundays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, at Sawyer Arena. Learn to Skate is 4:10-5:10 p.m. and is a half hour of instruction and a half hour of supervised free skate. Basic Level 4-8 and Freestyle Skate Levels 1-6 is 5:20-6:20 p.m. and is a half hour of lessons with a half hour of free skate to practice. Students who would like to compete and test at Basic Levels 4-8 and Free-Style Skate 1-6 must be members of the United States Figure Skating Association. Free-Style Skate Level 4-6 and Synchronized Team Skating is 6:20-7:20 p.m. and is synchronized team skating, and practice for the advanced skaters. To register go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St. Call 992-4490 if you have any questions.

SOCCER

NORTHPORT — Dutch Soccer Academy’s indoor soccer program is under way Fridays and Saturdays, at Northport Point Lookout gym, for children ages 3 and up. The cost is; $75 per session, with a one-time registration fee of $15. For information, or to register, contact www.dutchsocceracademy.com or email Tammy Krul at: dsa@dutchsocceracademy.com.

TOBOGGAN RACING

CAMDEN — Registration is open for the 2014 U.S. National Toboggan Championships to be held Feb. 7-9, in Camden. A total of 425 teams vie for mahogany trophies and bragging rights for being the fastest on traditional wooden toboggans down the 400-foot-long chute. This event sells out every year and registration closes Jan. 24, 2014. The cost is $30 per person. Experimental teams are $100 and can consist of two, three or four people on the sled. All money raised benefits the Camden Snow Bowl, which will undergo a major renovation in the coming seasons to include new chair lifts and a new lodge. The racing will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 7; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8; and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9.

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