On Deck, a sports calendar for March 27, 2014

Posted March 27, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.

BASEBALL

ORONO — The UMaine baseball program will conduct a free coaches clinic on April 3 from 6-8 p.m. inside the Mahaney Dome. Coaches of baseball teams from the youth levels up through high school are invited to attend the session, which will focus on the dynamics of maximizing indoor practices. Coaches are asked to bring their own gloves to participate. For more information, contact UMaine assistant coach Nick Derba atnicholas.derba@umit.maine.edu or by calling 581-1097.

BASKETBALL

BAILEYVILLE — Men’s basketball tourney at Woodland High School, Saturday, April 5, double elimination, $125 per team, contact Ryan Lincoln 904-7231.

PORTLAND — Casco Bay Sports is hosting its annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Old Port Hoopla, May 3, at the Portland Expo. It will include three men’s divisions, a women’s division, boys and girls high school divisions, and boys and girls middle school divisions. The majority of the proceeds will benefit the Brendan Conway Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information or to register, visit www.oldporthoopla.com.

CANOE RACING

WALDO — The 41st annual Passagassawakeag River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Savage Road, Littlefield Farm. Registration $20 per paddler, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Race starts at Littlefield Farm; first mile is flat water with many curves; passes under cement bridge to another mile of flat water; short stretch of Class II rapids; two miles of flat water to Rolerson’s bridge; then Class I, II, and III whitewater for a mile and a half; ending with flat water to finish. www.waldocountyymca.org

SEARSMONT — The 35th annual St. George River Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 6, Searsmont Methodist Church, Route 131. Registration $20 per paddler, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Race starts at St. George Bridge in Searsmont Village; three miles of dead water; one mile of rapids; two miles of dead water and curves with a Class III drop. Race is Class II-Class III rapids. www.waldocountyymca.org

CYCLING

ORONO — The Great Maine Bike Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Admission is $3, with free admission for students at UMaine, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College as well as children 12 or younger. Those wanting to sell bicycles should register the bikes online at bikemaine.org/swap and then drop them off at the New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center between 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, or 8 and 10 a.m. on the day of the swap. To inquire about the potential for an earlier drop-off, please call the Bicycle Coalition at 623-4511. A 15 percent commission on bike sales will support the coalition’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. The Great Maine Bike Swap in Portland will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, at USM’s Sullivan Gym. Visit bikemaine.org/swap or call 623-4511.

GOLF

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Parks and Recreation is offering April Vacation Golf for Kids with Bowdoin College Women’s Golf Coach Gerry Caron, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for children ages 8-16, at Highland Green Golf Club in Topsham. Equipment provided. Class dependent on the weather and course conditions. Residents $21; nonresidents $28. Registrations are accepted at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 220 Neptune Drive.

For information call 725-6656. For a copy of the refund policy, visit www.brunswickme.org/parkrec.

ROAD RACING

LAMOINE — The ninth Flattop 5K road race, an annual race that commemorates longtime runner Bill PInkham, will be held on Saturday, March 29. The kids one mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5-kilometer race at 10 a.m. There is a $15 entry fee for the 5K and $1 for the mile race. The race begins at the Lamone School, which is on Route 184, about six miles from the intersections of Routes 1 and 184. Contact: Robin Emery at 667-9219.

ORONO — The University Credit Union’s seventh annual Healthy High 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run 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 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.

UNITY — The Unity College 32nd annual Spring 5K Road Race will be held Saturday, April 19, on campus. Typically 75-80 runners and walkers participate in the event which is also co-sponsored by the Central Maine Striders running club. Registration for $10 starts at 8 a.m. in the college’s Activities Building, and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will start at 9:15 a.m. Prizes for various age groups will be awarded. The race will coincide with Unity College’s Earth Day celebration. Contact Gary Zane for information at 948-9241 or email gzane@unity.edu.

PRESQUE ISLE — The Autism Challenge will be held on Sunday, April 27, at the Presque Isle Middle School Track, as part of several events associated with University of Maine at Presque Isle and other community events benefit Aroostook Autism Support Group. A 5K run will begin at 10:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Entry is $20 per person, with children 18 years and younger $10. All proceeds benefit the Aroostook Autism Support Group. Following the run, the Walk for Autism will be held at noon, also at the Presque Isle Middle School Track. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for the walk, with all proceeds benefiting the Autism Society of Maine.

SKIING

NEWRY — More than 400 Maine Adaptive Ski students, volunteers, board members and other fundraisers will gather Saturday, March 29, at Sunday River Resort to turn in their collected donations and celebrate the year’s successes. The Ski-A-Thon is expected to raise more than half of Maine Adaptive’s annual operating budget. Everyone will gather at Sunday River’s Grand Summit hotel to celebrate a full day of live music, meals and activities outside including a fun race, games, a costume contest, an obstacle course, a scavenger hunt and 132 trails of skiing and riding. Maine Adaptive will award the new Chip Crother’s Founders Award, a special recognition to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Omar (Chip) Crothers who co-founded Maine Handicapped Skiing, now known as Maine Adaptive, 32 years ago.

TRACK & FIELD

ORONO — The Maine Association of USA Track & Field to offer a free track and field officials clinic Sunday, April 6, in the Orono council chambers, Town Office Building, 59 Main St. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the clinic be held 1-4:30 p.m. The entrance to the Council Chambers faces Main Street. The clinic is for anyone interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school, or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified. Don Berry, master official in the sport and the Certification Chair for Maine USATF, will conduct the clinic. Contact Mary Cady, master USATF official and experienced meet director, if you plan to attend or have questions, 745-2540 or email kdmarykd@gmail.com.

TRIATHLON

CAMDEN – Second annual Run For Your Life Challenge for first responders, to be held May 24, on Ragged Mountain. On a rugged obstacle course that is sure to challenge everyone, runners will push themselves mentally and physically up and down Ragged Mountain. For teams or solo competitors. Register at www.emergencychallenge.org, or by calling the Camden Fire Department, 236-7950. To learn more, and to get involved, visit the Challenge website;f riend us on Facebook; email: info@emergencychallenge.org, or call 236-7950.

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. on Sunday, July 20, at Brewer Lake Boat Launch in Orrington. Proceeds will provide camp, membership and program scholarships for 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.

 

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