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On Deck: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013


Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, Indoor Winter League accepting individual and or team registrations for U10 and U12 Winter League and U13-U16 Winter Hitting League for both baseball and softball, 60 Acme Road. Season runs Feb. 23-April 6. AAU 10U-16U and ASA JO U10-U18 tryout dates

listed at

UMaine Camp

At Orono, UMaine baseball team’s Spring Training Camp, April 15-19, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 8-18, all levels, cost $125, campers asked to bring spikes, glove, bat, baseball pants and catchers need to bring own gear, register by downloading brochure on, for info contact Maine assistant coach Ryan Forrest at or at 207-581-1096.


YBOA tourneys

Youth Basketball of America will be holding its annual tournaments for girls, state tourney is March 23-24 in Waterville/Fairfield gyms; other tourneys: March 16 at St Joseph College, March 17 at USM; open to all teams grades 6 and up; brackets for all-star type teams and local travel teams available; teams do not have to members of YBOA to compete in these tourneys; for info, contact Bill Libby 852-4671

March 9-10

At Lewiston and Auburn, MBR Undergrad Event, teams of 7th- through 12th-grade players (other than 2013 grads) from towns that make up a high school district, boys and girls divisions, play as many games as you want on one day or both days, fee $75 per game, will work to schedule matchups you desire; to reserve a spot or for more info, contact MBR Basketball’s Jon Gilson at or 207-318-6523

March 15-17

At East Sullivan, junior high tournament at Sumner High School, $150 entry fee, 8 boys teams and 8 girls teams, round-robin, for more info contact Wayne Newenham at 460-4483 or

Open gym

At Bangor, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering open gym for adults to play basketball on Tuesdays from 8-9:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St., $2 fee per person each night, for info contact the Parks and Recreation at 992-4490 or go to

At Brewer, The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will host women’s pick-up basketball games 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays this winter. The fee is $2. For information, call 207-989-5199.

Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic

At Orono and Veazie, annual Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic Tournament for girls in grades 5-8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2-3, at Orono High School, Orono Middle School and Veazie Community School. Registration $180 per team, first-registered basis. To receive registration form, contact Orono Parks and Recreation Department, 866-5065, or

YBOA tryouts

Girls interested in trying out for a girls 15-under YBOA North Stars may contact Shane Bacon at 907-5419.

Calais tourneys

At Calais, the Calais Rec. Department’s travel team basketball tournaments, $160 fee, tourney schedule: 7th/8th Girls 3/2-3/3, 5th/6th Girls 3/16-3/17, 7th/8th Boys 3/23-3/24, 5th/6th Boys 3/30-3/31, for info or to register contact the Calais Rec. at 454-2761 or

Down East CU Tourneys

At Baileyville, Down East Credit Union grades 8 and under torneys, boys division March 2-3, girls division March 23-24, $110 entry fee, round robin or double elimination depending on number of teams, for info contact Mike Boies 214-8784 or


Saturday, April 20

Bangor Parks and Rec is now accepting registrations for the 47th Annual Kenduskeag Canoe Race, race is April 20, preregistrations will be accepted until 1 p.m. April 19; fee is $20 per person with pre-registration, and $40 per person race day; race-day registrations will only be accepted from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race registrations are available online and at the Parks and Rec office at 647 Main St. for info or to register visit or call 207-992-4490.


JHS/Elementary finals

At the Bangor Auditorium, 17th Annual Maine State JHS/Elementary Cheering Championships, March 9, open to all school and recreation department teams with different classes and divisions based on grade and ability, $50 fee per team, for info or to register contact the Calais Rec. Department at 454-2761 or


Noontime golf lessons

At Brewer, Tee Time Tuneup golf lessons, beginning March 14, with two time slots available: noon-1 p.m. and 1:15 -2:15 p.m., running for four weeks, lessons are designed for players of all levels and will include fundamentals for the beginner as well as tips for the experienced player; instructor Mark Hall, PGA Professional; $30 for residents, $35 for nonresidents; class size limited to first eight registered for each session; registration available by contacting Parks & Recreation office at 989-5199


Maine Games

At Brewer, registration for ninth Maine Games State Powerlifting Championships opens Jan. 1. Event is March 23, Brewer Auditorium, open to athletes 10 years and older. Random drug testing. Event medalists will qualify for 2013 State Games of America held this summer in Hershey-Harrisburg, Pa.


Sunday, March 9

At Brewer, Chamberlain March Half Marathon and 5K Road race, 10 a.m. start at Brewer Armory, 133 Elm St., $15 preregistration for 5K, $35 for half-marathon via website, race-day registration 8 a.m., $20 and $45, respectively.

Saturday, March 30

At Lamoine, the Flattop 5K, memorial race for Bill Pinkham, Kids 1 Mile, 9:30 a.m., 5K 10 a.m., registration $1 for Kids 1 Mile, $15 for 5K, race begins at the Lamoine School, six miles from the intersection of Routes 1 and 184, for info contact Robin Emery (667-9219) or Tom Kirby (667-9771).

Saturday, April 27

At Bangor, a 5K road race in memory of Bangor native Erin Woolley, who died of cancer in 2010, will take place along the Bangor Waterfront at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. The run will benefit Spruce Run and a scholarship in Erin’s memory through the University of Maine swimming and diving team, where she was a member. For more information or to register, please visit Ben Sprague, (207) 852-1405,


Cross Country Ski Trails

At Bangor Municipal Course, 6 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, some trails have lights for nighttime skiing, no walking on trails and no snowmobiles on the course, for more info, contact Bangor Parks and Rec. at 992-4490.

Sunday, March 3

At Bangor, first Penobscot Ski Bash, 1-4 p.m., at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 278 Webster Ave., free one-day event to encourage area skiers of all ages and abilities to enjoy cross country skiing in Bangor area, skis available to rent at no charge, activities include laser biathlon, radar speed skiing, scavenger hunt, obstacle course and more, optional races (500m, 1km, 3km, and 6km) will begin at 3 p.m., hot chocolate and snacks available near bonfire, collaboration between Penobscot Valley Ski Club, Healthy Hometowns program of Maine Winter Sports Center, Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness and Bangor Parks and Recreation Department; check for updates at


Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or


Pickup games

At Brewer, volleyball, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Brewer Parks and Recreation Department. 207-989-5199.

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