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On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 15, 2014


OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to submit more than one team, and the belief of the EMFBL is that no child should be kept away from playing. For info, call 827-3961 or email at: amahaney@old-town.org.


BANGOR — The Bangor chapter of Maine Football Officials will begin 11 weeks of classes for prospective officials at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the lecture hall of Bangor High School. New officials will be allowed and encouraged to referee middle school and youth league games this fall once the basic rules are covered. New officials are needed, so if you are interested, contact Doug Ferguson at 257-4215 or 974-7969 or Alan Kochis at 989-4372.


LINCOLN — Lee Academy’s 2014 Panda Scramble Golf Tourney, Sunday, Aug. 17, at Jato Highlands Golf Course (rain or shine), scramble format, four per team, 18 holes, shotgun start at 9 a.m., $75 a person includes: green fees and cart, golf gift, entry for door prize, entry in team putting contest, and post tourney barbecue, registration forms may be downloaded at www.leeacademy.org or call Lee Academy to register or to get more info (738-2252).

WINTERPORT — Junior Golf Camp at Sonny’s Par 3 and Driving Range, Aug. 18-22, 8-11:30 a.m., ages 14-18, golf fundamentals, rules and etiquette; call 223-5242 or visit sonnysrange.com

PORTLAND — The Maine Red Claws and Riverside Golf Course will hold the first Crusher Open Golf Tournament to benefit Maine Red Claws Foundation and First Tee Program at Riverside Friday, Aug. 22, at Riverside’s 18-hole North Course, located at 1158 Riverside Street in Portland. There will be a free morning clinic on South Course’s three-hole practice course for children of golfers participating in the tournament. www.maineredclaws.com or www.riversidegolfcourseme.com.

ORRINGTON — Golf tourney to benefit Special Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 31, 4-person scramble at Rocky Knoll Country Club, registration 7 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m., $220 per team, $55 a person, lunch and prizes, hole-in-one contest; for info, contact: Tracy Gran Jr., 207-307-9198 or Bruce Ellis 207-478-7137, email: seriouslysillie@yahoo.com

BROOKS — Future RSU 3’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start, at Country View Golf Club on Route 7, $55 a person or $220 a team, fundraiser for Mount View athletic equipment and facilities, many prizes; for more info contact Judy Hall: Judy.butch3444@gmail.com or 323-6601

ROCKLAND — Annual Greater Gator Open, Saturday, Sept. 6, Rockland Golf Club, to benefit Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund, which provides gas certificates to those cancer patients that need a little financial help to travel for their radiation treatments. Four-person scramble with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Early entry fee $100, which includes round of golf, Gator cap, lobster dinner and team photo. Two hole-in prizes: 2014 Chevy Cruze sponsored by Fullers GMC; and $10,000 prize sponsored by The Landing Marina — Rockland Car Wash & Texaco Xpress Lube. For information, Keenan Flanagan, Rockland Golf Club at 594-9322.

WINTER HARBOR — The 17th annual Schoodic Scramble, Saturday, Sept. 13, at Grindstone Golf Course in Winter Harbor. Proceeds benefit the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro, an out-patient department of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Fee is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lobster stew, ice cream sundaes, wine, cheese, smoked salmon, tournament hat, hole-in-one opportunity as well as prizes for men’s, women’s, and couples flights. Tee and green sponsorships are available. To register a team or for information, call 664-5337 or register online at www.mainehospital.org.


HAMPDEN — Warren Bishop Memorial Run, 2.8 miles on Old Hampden Academy cross country course or 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk (first loop of course), 9 a.m. start, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Old Hampden Academy. Registration forms available at the new Hampden Academy or Hampden Recreation. Contact: Dick Balentine at 862-4562.

BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for the 52nd annual Labor Day 5-Mile Road Race, begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Bangor Parks and Recreation Center. Race-day registration 7:45-8:45 a.m. Fee $20 per participant, first 100 of which receive commemorative T-shirt. Also may register online at www.BangorParksandRec.com, send in by mail or visit the office. Robin Emery Trophy to top female finisher; Bob Hillgrove Trophy to top male finisher. Ralph Thomas Trophy to top male master finisher; and Leona Clapper Trophy to top female master finisher. Visit www.BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.

MILLINOCKET — The second annual Trails End Festival 5K run/walk and 2.5K walk to benefit the Michaud Trail Maintenance Fund and Millinocket Friends of the Arts, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Registration 7-8 a.m. Entry fee $15; children 12 and under, $5. Awards & raffle prizes, canvas shopping bags to the first 50 registrants compliments of Hannaford Bros. Information and registration at www.trailsendfestival.org (click on Activities) or contact Mickey Lackey at wynni01@att.net. Online registration at www.active.com.

PRESQUE ISLE — Half Marathon and Relay race, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Riverside Park, for 13.1 miles. Awards ceremony at noon at the park. Registration closes Friday, Aug. 22. No race-day registrations. Cost is $65 for individuals and $85 for relay teams. To register, visit www.competitorme.com.

BANGOR, PORTLAND — Registration open for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K events, for runners and walkers, will be held in Portland on Sunday, Sept. 14 and in Bangor on Sunday, Sept. 21. The money raised through the two annual Race for the Cure events will support the fight against breast cancer. The Portland race, starting in Payson Park, will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. The Bangor race begins from the Bangor Waterfront where registration will also begin at 7:30 a.m. Each event will include a 9 a.m. survivor ceremony to recognize the women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer. Interested race participants and volunteers can sign up at http://www.komenmaine.org. To learn more about the race details or make a donation, visit the website.

AUGUSTA — On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. Early adult registration is $15 per person through Aug. 22. Thereafter, regular-priced adult admittance is $20. The registration fee for children, age 2-11, is $5. Teams of five can register for a reduced rate of $70, and C&C clients also receive a discounted price. To register, visit ontracktorecovery5k.eventbrite.com. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., and the race will start at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Participants will convene near the Kennebec Valley YMCA, 31 Union St.. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the trailhead, in public parking spaces or at the Kennebec Valley YMCA.


BELFAST — 14th annual Rowing Regatta, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Belfast Boat House, 34 Commercial St., as part of the Belfast Harbor Fest. All human-powered rowed and paddled boats are invited to race the 3.6-mile course around Belfast harbor, and a sailing Regatta will be held Sunday, Aug. 17, in association with the Maine Laser Championship Series. Registration fees, which include a fabulous potluck meal donated by Come Boating! members, are $25 per person. Details are available at www.comeboating.org, www.belfastharborfest.com, and www.laserdistrict7.com.


BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for coaches for its youth Fall Soccer Program. Teams practice one day per week and play Saturday mornings. If you are interested, call Tim at 992-4493 or email at tim.baude@bangormaine.gov.


LEWISTON-AUBURN — Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails’ MH&T Backwoods Triathlon, Saturday, Sept. 20, in Carrabassett Valley. Sprint triathlon, consisting of a 4-mile paddle, a 14-mile mountain bike leg, and a 4-mile trail run, and will take participants along the east shores of Flagstaff Lake and into the heart of Carrabassett Valley. Participants may choose to enter solo for $60; or as a team for $100. Entry can be purchased online at www.baxteroutoors.com For information, Adam Platz 576-5318.

FREEPORT — The 2014 Lobsterman Triathlon and Aquabike, 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.


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