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On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 17, 2013


AAU tryouts

At Brewer, Sluggers AAU Baseball tryouts at its facility, ages 8-13, Nov. 4 & 6, 5-7 p.m.; ages 14-18, Nov. 5 & 7, 5-7 p.m.; for more info or to register, call 207-951-2250


Bangor program

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Rec is accepting registrations for its Youth Basketball Program; eight-week program, open to all children grades 2-3, 4-5; boys and girls leagues; one practice per week, Saturday games start week of Dec. 14; $35 fee for residents, $45 for non-residents; to register go to or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec at 647 Main St., for info, call 992-4490

Fall camps

At Orono Middle School, Jason Otter Basketball Camps; for players grade 6 and older who seek improvement; two-day camp Nov. 9-10, shooting camp Nov. 9, advanced shooting/game shooting Nov. 10, combo Nov. 11; for more info, contact Bill Libby or cell 207-852-467 or visit

Bangor Travel Basketball

At Bangor High school, Bangor Travel Basketball tryouts, Saturday, Oct. 19, grades 7-8 registration 8:30 a.m., tryouts 9 a.m.; grades 5-6 registration 9:30 a.m., tryouts 10 a.m.; online registration at: for all age groups; participation fee $75 after teams are selected; for info or if participant cannot attend tryout, contact Bangor Parks and Rec. at 992-4490

Saturday, Oct. 19

At Hampden, Skehan Center, Hampden Travel Basketball tryouts; grades 5-6, 3:30-5 p.m.; grades 7o-8, 4:30-6 p.m .; grades 3-4: 5-5:30 p.m.; (registration only); Hampden Travel Basketball is open to all children in the RSU; participation fee of $75 covers uniforms, gym time and costs associated with league participation; for info contact Pete Huston 318-8916

MAC men’s basketball league

At Bangor, Penobscot Job Corps Academy gym, Maine Athletic Club’s Eastern Maine Men’s Basketball League, begins Nov. 24, college rules, entry fee of $650 and a roster form due Nov. 15, first 10 teams to register will be accepted, for more info and to obtain an entry roster form, contact league director Bob Cimbollek at 356-6787 or e-mail

Sunday, Nov. 3

At Waterville, Colby College,16th Annual Maine Elite Girls Basketball Showcase, girls grades 9-12, $40 per player, 4-5 games, coaches will evaluate, for info contact: Bill Libby 852-4671,

Nov. 2-3

At Fredericton, New Brunswick, sixth annual Delta Hotel Northside Minor Basketball Association, seeking Maine teams for its event Nov. 2-3, Basketball New Brunswick Bamtam A, B for girls in grades 7-8, three games guaranteed, visit or contact Brad Janes at


Saturday, Nov. 2

At Orrington, 2d Annual Muskrat Scramble Canoe & Kayak race, 1 p.m.; start and finish at dam on Brewer Lake Road, just past Kozy Korner store; race 4 miles or 2.5 miles; beginners welcome; no entry fee, prizes awarded, numerous classes; for more info, call Larry at 825-4577 or email


Bangor Learn to Skate

At Bangor, Sawyer Arena, Bangor Parks and Rec is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate and Free-Style Skate Lessons for ages 4 and up; Session I is Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, on Sundays; times and fees vary based on program chosen; to register go to or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec at 647 Main St., for info, call 992-4490


Sunday, Oct. 20

At Orono, Black Bear 5K, 11 a.m. start, all early entries must be received at Campus Recreation no later than 4 p.m., Oct. 18; late registration and number pickup at Alfond Hockey Lounge starting at 9:30 a.m.; $12 entry, race is part of Trade Winds Market Place/Sub 5 Track Club Road Race Series, for info, contact race director Thad Dwyer, 581-1234 or visit


Equipment sale

At Bangor Parks and Rec. building, Penobscot Valley Ski Club’s ski and snowboard equipment sale, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., new and used equipment including cross country and downhill skis, boots, poles, apparel, helmets, and snowboards; fundraiser for Penobscot Valley Ski Club, a non-profit organization; check or the PVSC facebook page for more info


USATF fall meets

Maine USATF fall cross country program is underway of weekly Sunday meets: Oct. 20 at Cony High School, Augusta; Oct. 27 at Saxl Park, Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor and Smiling Hill Farm, Westbrook; Nov. 3 Cony High School; $4 entry fee (USATF registration, $15 youth, $30 adult is required, available at all the meets), registration 12:15 p.m., course walks begin 1 p.m., first race 2 p.m., at least eight age divisions, for more info contact Ron Kelly, 883-2747-evenings or by e-mail:

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