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On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 5, 2017


BANGOR — The Bangor West Little League will hold its annual voting meeting for the board of directors for the 2018 season at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Sea Dog Restaurant.


AUGUSTA — The fourth annual Dirigo Fall Basketball League will run through Oct. 28. The pick and play series lets teams play one or both days on a weekend. Fees are $125 for two games per day, or $250 for four games on a weekend. Games will be held from Bangor to Saco. The league is open to teams in grades 3-12. For more information email or call Lenny at 207-749-9492.

LINCOLN — Basketball On Court Training offers skill development in groups of one, two and three. For more information, contact Brian McDormand 290-7641.


ORRINGTON — Fifth annual Muskrat Scramble race on Sedgeunkedunk Stream, Saturday, Oct. 14. Registration at noon, race at 1 p.m. No entry fee. Contact Larry at 825-4577 or


BREWER — Brewer Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey sessions. There will be two, 12-week sessions and participants can sign up for one session or both. They will be held on Sundays at 12:40 p.m. The first session is Oct. 29 at the Penobscot Ice arena located at 90 Acme Rd. The cost is $75 per session. New this year, 3-year-olds skate for $33. The second session starts mid-January. Registration is open for all our other teams including Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Girls U10, U12 and U14, and Bantams. For more information contact Kevin Nilsson at, Paul Pangburn at or George Bishop Rental gear and scholarship funds available. To register visit


HAMPDEN — National pickleball champion Richard “Coach Mo” Movsessian will be the featured instructor for a series of pickleball clinics at the Armstrong Tennis Center, 60 Mecaw Road. Sessions are scheduled as follows: Beginner/intermediate players on Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to noon; a skill level ratings session, Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and advanced players, Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Movessian, who owns a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a masters of education from Boston University, is an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association certified instructor. He has conducted pickleball clinics in 16 states. For more information or to register, contact Susan Starbird at 207-862-6262.


BANGOR — Heroes for Hope 5K, Sunday, Oct. 15, at Husson University. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m. Contact Stacey Duran

BAR HARBOR — Island Connections’ second annual Running for Rides Mary Parker Memorial 5K Race presented by Title Sponsor Bar Harbor Savings and Loan, rain or shine, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Walk, run or jog. Pets welcome. Course starts at Pat’s Pizza on Pleasant Street, and travels through stunning portion of Acadia National Park Loop Road which should be spectacular with fall foliage. The awards ceremony and post party hosted by Pat’s Pizza. Acadia National Park entrance fee pass required. Sign up at

ROCKPORT — A grand celebration to inaugurate new trails with a Beach to Beech Hill 5K footrace, hosted by Stone Coast Wellness, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, on 70 acres between Route 90 and Beech Hill, abutting Erickson Field. Race begins on Goodie’s Beach in Rockport Harbor and ends at the top of Beech Hill. Rain date is Oct. 15. Spectators may park at Erickson Fields Preserve or Beech Hill Preserve and cheer on the runners. Awards ceremony for race finalists, raffle drawing, refreshments on Beech Hill. To participate in the Beach to Beech Hill 5K, register online at or the day of the race 7-7:45 a.m. For information, visit Stone Coast Wellness on Facebook or call 236-2739.

ORONO — Black Bear 5K, Sunday, Oct. 22 at the University of Maine. Race starts at at 11 a.m., pre-registration entries due by Oct. 20. Fees are $12 per person and checks should be made out to UMaine. Contact Thad Dwyer 581-1082.

OLD TOWN — The ninth annual Ralph K Thomas Road Race/Walk will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 5, on Indian Island, at 1-55 Wabanaki Way. The race helps raise money and awareness for diabetes and prevention. Native American baskets and art will be given out to the first male and female finishers and top finishers in their age categories. For information, contact Bob Bryant at or 817-7333.


BANGOR — Penobscot Valley Ski Club ski sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. New and used equipment. Mounting services available. Used equipment registration 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, for club to sell it for you less a 15 percent commission. $1 registration fee for nonmembers. Unsold items must be reclaimed 6-7 p.m. Oct. 14. Items not claimed by 7 p.m. donated to charity. Consignment registration form available online at


GORHAM — University of Southern Maine’s Harry Marra Track & Field Clinic, Nov. 16 to 18. Marra is a 2016 IAAF World Coach of the Year. Registration includes six sessions with Marra, coaches portfolio, Saturday lunch, Thursday dine and discus. Open to all high school,l college, junior college and club coaches. Registration at or via mail to: George Towel, U of Southern Maine, Track Office, 37 College Ave., Gorham, ME 04038. Fee is $85 before Nov. 1 and $95 after.


DIXMONT — Benefit trail ride to support Maine Mounted Search and Rescue on Saturday, Oct. 7. Riders may choose between a 6-mile and an 11.5-mile course through Dixmont, and compete in a clue awareness game meant to give a taste of what it’s like to train with Maine Mounted Search and Rescue. Prizes for top-scoring teams. Riders wishing to participate should contact Melissa Looman at 234-1001 or no later than Friday, Oct. 6. Riders may form their own teams or register individually and be placed on a team.


ORONO — The University of Maine’s Maine Bound Headlamp 5K Trail Run, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, registration at back lobby of the New Balance Student Recreation Center, 22 Hilltop Road, contact race director Chris Bartram, 581-1752,

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