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On deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 27, 2014


BANGOR — Baseball Coaches Clinic, 5-8 p.m. March 2, at Sluggers, instructed by Husson baseball coaching staff. Cost is $75 per coach. Topics include team building and chemistry; philosophies of team, pitching, hitting and defense; pitching mechanics; managing pitching staff; hitting and bunting mechanics; hitting and bunting drills; infield and outfield techniques and drills; catchers techniques and drills; defensive situations; base running and leads; practice formats and more. Register by emailing harveyja@husson.edu or at the door.


ORONO — Roundball at the Rec Youth Basketball Tournament will be held in FMarch at New Balance Student Recreation Center in Orono. Tournaments will be: boys grades 7-8, March 1-2; boys grades 5-6, March 8-9; and girls grades 5-6, March 15-16.

CALAIS — Calais Recreation Department will hold its annual travel team basketball tournaments in March. Fee for each tournament is $160. The tournaments will be held on the following weekends: seventh and eighth grade girls, March 15-16; seventh and eighth grade boys, March 22-23; fifth and sixth grade boys, March 29-30. For info or to register a team, please contact Calais Recreation Department at 454-2761 or calaisrec@calaismaine.org

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 22nd annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out basketball tournament will be held Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, at Harbor House Community Service Center. The tournament has more than 80 teams and four divisions that include girls and boys, junior high, and high school basketball teams from all over Maine. Event registration closes Feb. 25. Participants get T-shirts, and winning teams in various divisions get trophies. Proceeds benefit Harbor House. For information, visit www.harborhousemdi.org or contact event coordinator Diana Novella at 244-3713 or diana@harborhousemdi.org.


NEEDHAM, Mass. — Registration for the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, which benefits cancer research, is open. PMC weekend, set for Aug. 2-3, will raise money to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. This year, more than 5,500 cyclists are expected to raise $40 million. The PMC contributes 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. The event will offer 13 routes that range from 25 to 190 miles over one or two days. Fundraising minimums range from $500 to $4,300. For more information about the PMC, or to register to ride, visit pmc.org. Like the Pan-Mass Challenge on Facebook or follow the annual bike-a-thon on Twitter, @PanMassChalleng.


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

BREWER — Brewer Parks & Recreation Department will offer Tee Time Tune-up golf lessons, noon-1 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 13, at Brewer Auditorium Gymnasium. Lessons are designed for players of all levels, from fundamentals to fine-tuning. Instructor will be Mark Hall, PGA professional. Cost is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Class size will be limited to the first 10 registered. Call 989-5199 to register.


AUBURN — Norway Savings Bank Arena announces the first Hilton Garden Inn: Great Falls Shootout 2014 tournaments to be held March-May, at Norway Savings Bank Arena. Tournaments are: Cross Ice Mite Jamboree, March 7-9; Tier II and Tier III (Peewee and Bantam), March 28-30; U16/U18 Select Invitational, April 4-6; U14/U16 Select Girls Invitational, April 11-13; Tier II and Tier III Squirts, Full Ice Mites, April 25-27; and Adult Men’s Tournament, Open, A and B divisions, May 2-4. Details and registration information at 333-6688 or www.NorwaySavingsBankArena.com Great Falls Shootout tab.


WATERVILLE — The Alfond Youth Center ice rink, at 126 North St., is open to the public. Support from the Languet family and Waterville Fire Department has made it possible. The rink is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. with evening lights surrounding the rink, seven days a week, no fees.


ORONO — The University Credit Union’s seventh annual Healthy High 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 4:20 p.m. April 13, at the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center. Early registration deadline is 4 p.m. April 9 and the fees for the 5K/10K are $15; $5 for students. The 1-mile walk/run is free. Race-day registration fees are $20; $10 for students. Registration is available online at umaine.edu/aod/healthy-high-5k-10k. Race proceeds benefit the Black Bear Exchange Food Pantry and Thrift Store. Donations of used footwear will benefit Soles4Souls. For information, contact Shelby Saucier,581-1423.


BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department will host an evening for the public of the department’s skating club performing and displaying their skills in a Skating Show Exhibition at 5 p.m. March 2, at Sawyer Arena. Free. For information call the arena at 947-0071.


BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation will offer an Outdoor Experience Program at 9:15 a.m. March 14, at Sugarloaf Mountain, for an educational ski or snowboard program. The program is for youths ages 7-18, and will cost $41, which includes a mid-mountain lift ticket, equipment rentals and a 90-minute clinic. You can add a full mountain lift ticket for an extra $10. Register at www.BangorParksandRec.com or visit Parks and Recreation office at 647 Main St. 992-4490.


BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will hold hitting and fielding clinics for kids in Bangor 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays at EMCC fields. Cost is $15 per session. Contact Tim Crowell at 944-9945 or email tkidtarpy@aol.com.


FREEPORT — The 2014 Lobsterman Triathlon and Aquabike will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Winslow Park. If you sign up for the Lobsterman and the Boston Triathlon, receive a 10 percent discount on both entries.

ORRINGTON — Bangor YMCA is hosting its annual Tri for the Y Sprint Triathlon at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 20, at Brewer Lake Boat Launch in Orrington. Proceeds will provide camp, membership, and program scholarships to children and teens. Early registration with a special discount until April 20. Triathletes will swim 750 meters in Brewer Lake, do a 12.4-mile bicycle ride through Orrington; and 3.1-mile out and back run. The Y will offer preparation training courses. To register, visit www.BangorY.org/Triathlon. Visit the Bangor YMCA Triathlon website, call 207-941-2808 or email the Triathlon Committee at triathlon@bangory.org for information.


BANGOR — Youth Folkstyle wrestling for grades 1-5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 28-April 12, at Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. Athletes will learn the fundamentals of wrestling through instruction, drills, and one-on-one matches with other athletes of similar age and weight. The fee for residents will be $35 and for non-residents will be $45. To register you can go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Parks and Recreation office at 647 Main St. 992-4490.



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