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On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 21, 2016

BASEBALL

PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. For more information, contact clinician Bill Casavant at 551-5778 or 764-0810 for more information.

ORONO — The University of Maine baseball program will hold a free coaches clinic on Jan. 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. on the Orono campus.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility will be offering daily and weekly clinics and lessons to help athletes prepare for the spring sports season. All clinics are $20 per session. For more information contact Tim Bush at 207-951-2250 or tbush@mainesluggers.com.

BASKETBALL

OLD TOWN — Old Town Jr. Coyotes travel basketball in the Eastern Maine Basketball League, registration $65 per player. Teams will be third-fourth grade boys/girls; fifth-sixth grade boys/girls; and seventh-eighth grade boys/girls. For information, visit www.oldtownrec.com or call 827-3961.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Registration is open for the 24th annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out postseason basketball tournament, which benefits Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor. The tournament for junior high and high school students March 18-20, at gymnasiums on Mount Desert Island, Trenton and Ellsworth. Organizers are seeking sponsors as well as volunteers to sell tickets, run the clocks and sell concessions. Sponsorships may be mailed to Harbor House, P.O. Box 836, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. For info, contact event director Diana Novella at 244-3713 or diana@harborhousemdi.org .

BIATHLON

JEFFERSON — Hidden Valley Nature Center’s sixth annual Liberal Cup Biathlon will be held Sunday, Jan. 31. This year there will be the youth category for racers ages 10-14. Skiers can race individually or in teams of four, and they are encouraged to race in costume. The event uses air rifles, and, in addition to requiring all participants to attend a gun safety session, each station on the gun range will be staffed by safety personnel. Prizes will be awarded for costumes as well as individual and team times. Details will be updated online at: http://hvnc.org/biathlon-2/. Races will begin about 9 a.m. Registration fees range from $10 to $25. The winning team will take home the Liberal Cup trophy. For information, visit HVNC’s web site (www.hvnc.org), write to andy@midcoastconservancy.org, or call 389-5150.

ICE HOCKEY

RANGELEY — The 10th annual New England Pond Hockey Tournament will be held 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6; and 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 7, at Haley Pond on Pond Street. There will be at least five divisions of teams. For information, call 491-6566; email info@rangeleymaine.com; or visit www.newenglandpondhockey.com

ROAD RACING

WESTBROOK — The inaugural Robert Burns 10K Road Race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Westbrook Community Center. The race will follow a figure-8 style course through Cumberland Street, Park Road, East Bridge Street, Lincoln Street, and Pierce Street before ending back at the community center. The race is a fundraiser for the Alternative Education program at Westbrook High School. Registration is $30 and is open at www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=35328

ROLLER DERBY

NORTHPORT — Rock Coast Rollers announces open skate Sundays 1-3 p.m., Jan. 24-March 20, at Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway. This event is open to the public, ages 18 and up. All levels welcome. There will be facilitators on hand to teach basic skills. If you need to borrow skates from RCR, or have questions about the program, email rockcoastrollers.training@gmail.com. The cost of the program is $10 per person, per session, or $80 prepaid for all 10 Sundays.

SKIING

BRIDGTON — Shawnee Peak hosts the second annual Moonlight Challenge on Jan. 22, which is an evening of friendly competition for skiers and snowboarders who compete for the fastest clocked time and to raise the most money in support of The Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Access to the mountain starts at noon and the race kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Participants can register online at www.MoonlightChallenge.org. To learn more about the event, visit www.MoonlightChallenge.org and spread the word by following The Moonlight Challenge on Facebook

SLED DOG RACES

GREENVILLE — The 10th annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race, place 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, over 70 miles of forested mountain trails. The Wilderness Race will begin and end at Leisure Life Resort on Lily Bay Road. A 30-mile race also will be held. The race purse has been raised to $10,000. The race trail traverses the mountainous 100-mile wilderness area, and passes through several remote sporting camps such as Appalachian Mountain Club’s Little Lyford Camps and West Branch Pond Camps, where there will be vantage points for the public to watch the racers pass through. For information, visit 100milewildernessrace.org, or call Bethany at the Greenville Town Office at 695-2421.

SOFTBALL

ORONO — Winter Softball Clinics for ages 9 through high school seniors will be held Jan. 24-Feb. 21, at the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome. Pitching and hitting sessions are available. All sessions will include mental skills instruction to help improve your game. UMaine softball staff and players will conduct all sessions. Space is limited. Register online at goblackbears.com under the softball team page.

ORONO — The University of Maine Softball program will hold a Winter Prospect Camp for grades 9-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 20, at UMaine. Players will work with the UMaine staff and interact with the 2016 softball team. Hitting, catching, fielding, and pitching sessions. Register online at goblackbears.com under the softball team page.

WATERVILLE — Maine Softball Coaches Association will offer a coaches clinic 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Alfond Center, Thomas College. Instructors will include Kaitlin Cochran, Lisa-Ann Wallace, Terry Parlin, Ryan Sullivan and Nick Caiazzo, who will teach hitting, baserunning, bunting, vision training, catching mechanics and drills, pitching, and organizing drills. Fees are $30 fee per school plus $40 fee per person. For information, contact David Billings at mathteacher@roadrunner.com . Registration at the door will be an additional $10.

SWIMMING

BRUNSWICK — Tri-Maine swim clinics start in March at Greason Pool, Bowdoin College. Swim Clinic I, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, and 10 a.. Saturday, March 27; Clinic II, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, March 22 and April 12. Small group sessions, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. For additional information visit tri-maine.com .

 



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