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On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 29, 2016


ORONO — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association will hold a free umpiring clinic, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Jan. 15, 2017, at University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome. The daylong clinic is for high school umpires, people interested in umpiring high school baseball or those seeking training in game situations. The clinic is co-sponsored by the UMaine baseball team. For information, go to embua.me


HAMPDEN — The Eastern Maine Board 111 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is offering a Prospective Officials Class for anyone 18 or older who is interested in becoming a certified basketball official. People living in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties are eligible to take the class, which will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, starting Sunday, Oct. 2, at Reeds Brook Middle School, Room 164. There will be seven classes culminating with a written test on Nov. 7. For information and applications, contact Dave Ames, Board 111 Interpreter, at 789-5118 or email at damesref@tidewater.net

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine women’s basketball team will host its annual Huskies’ Shooting Clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Costello Sports Complex on the USM campus for girls in grades 3-10. The fee is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the clinic, which is geared toward all levels and abilities. Participants should bring a lunch and are required to wear sneakers and basketball-appropriate clothing. For information or to download a registration form: http://usm.maine.edu/athletic-camps-clinics/womens-basketball-clinics

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team will host its annual Huskies’ Shooting Clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, at Costello Sports Complex on the USM campus, and is open to boys in grades 3-10. The cost is $35 in advance or $40 the day of the clinic. Head coach Karl Henrikson, the USM staff and players will instruct participants in an basketball and shooting fundamentals. The clinic is geared toward all levels and abilities. Registration materials can be found at: http://usm.maine.edu/athletic-camps-clinics/boys-basketball-shooting-clinic

OLD TOWN — Fall Basketball Clinic presented by Mark Baxter and Matt MacKenzie of Results Basketball, for grades 3-8, 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, at Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave. Individual instruction for each player on shooting, ball handling, rebounding, and passing. Players are split into ability-appropriate groups. For information and to register, call 827-9622. Price is $60.

OLD TOWN — The Old Town-Orono YMCA Travel Basketball program open to players in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The 5-6 and 7-8 teams will practice two nights per week before middle school basketball starts, and then one or two nights per week. The 3-4 teams will practice two days per week. Games begin in early November and will go until mid-February. Most teams will continue through March and April playing in tournaments around the area. Postseason tournaments require additional fees. Program registration began Sept. 26, with tryouts the week of Oct. 17. Cost is $100, and includes free registration for the annual Bob Messier Tournaments. Visit http://otoymca.org/ymca/online-registration to register if a member; or call 827-9622 or stop by 472 Stillwater Ave. in Old Town.


OLD TOWN — Basic cheerleading program, kindergarten through fifth grade, practices 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Dec. 24, at Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave. Cost is $100. Visit http://otoymca.org/ymca/online-registration to register if already a member; or call 827-9622 or stop by.


BREWER — The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Brewer High School. Social hour is at 5 p.m., with dinner and presentations beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP forms can be found on the Brewer athletic webpage www.gobrewerwitches.com under the “Hall of Fame” tab. Banquet forms are due no later than Sept. 30, which is an extended deadline. Contact David Utterback at Brewer High School at 989-8629 or dutterback@breweredu.org.


ROCKPORT — The annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at Samoset Resort Golf Course, 220 Warrenton St., to benefit chamber membership programming. Event and hole sponsorships available. Scramble format with interactive contests throughout the morning including: Putting contest, longest/shortest drives, and hole-in-one contest. Cost is $125 per player, $500 for foursome, $600 for Gold Foursome, which includes a hole sponsorship. Includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch and awards, goody bags for all players, and prizes. Registration and breakfast begin at 7 a.m., golf tees off at 8 a.m. sharp. Call the Chamber at 596-0376, or register online at www.camdenrockland.com.


ORONO — The Maine Junior Black Bears youth hockey organization is accepting Tier IV and Instructional registrations for the 2016-2017 season. Visit www.mainejrblackbears.com to sign up.

BREWER — Brewer Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey sessions. There will be two, 12-week sessions this season. Participants can sign up for one session or both. Sessions will be held at 12:40 p.m. on Sundays, beginning Oct. 23, at Penobscot Ice Arena, 90 Acme Road. The cost is $75 per session. All 3-year-olds skate for $33. The second session starts mid-January. Registration is open for all other teams including Mites, Squirts, Peewee, Girls U10, U12 and U14 and Bantams. For information, contact Kevin Nilsson at vpinstructional@brewerhockey.org. Register at brewerhockey.org


OLD TOWN — The Old Town-Orono YMCA is assembling a team to participate in the Insane Inflatable 5K on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the University of Maine. YMCA Warrior Fitness instructors Josh O’Keefe and Ali O’Keefe are team leaders. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. To register, visit http://insaneinflatable5k.com. Click register and scroll down to find the team name Old Town-Orono YMCA. Sign up for the 8:30 a.m. wave (if full, sign up for 9 a.m.). At the end, use promo code 10INSANE2016 to save 10 percent. You do not have to be a member of the Y to participate.

OLD TOWN — Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area Special Olympics will hold a benefit 5K road race at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Old Town/Orono YMCA. The race is a fundraiser for the events that the area program puts on throughout the year. The race is being called Mickey’s 5K, commemorating Mickey Boutilier, the founder of Maine Special Olympics. Registration is $20, but will increase to $25 on race day. T-shirts are available for the first 75 registrants. Registration can be completed online at www.runinarace.com. The course for this race is flat and fast, utilizing roads and bike paths. http://www.specialolympicsmaine.org/

BREWER — Brewer Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a 5K road race, 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Brewer Federal Credit Union, 229 Dirigo Drive. All proceeds go directly to Make A Wish Maine. This event is open to runners of all abilities and walkers. Registration will be held 8-9:45 a.m. and costs $20. Participants who raise $50 or more in pledges will have the registration fee waived. To download a race application form and pledge sheet, visit www.brewerfcu.org or sub5.com. For information, contact David Stanhope at 989-7240 ext. 209 or davidstanhope@brewerfcu.org.


BANGOR — The Penobscot Valley Ski Club will hold its annual ski and snowboard equipment sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. New and used equipment including cross country and downhill skis, boots, poles, apparel, helmets and snowboards will be available at discounted prices. Bring used equipment to sell 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The cost to participate is $1 per item. Name your price and the club will sell it for you, less a 15 percent commission. The Penobscot Valley Ski Club is a nonprofit organization that supports local ski activities. For information about the club and the ski sale, visit pvskiclub.org or find it on Facebook.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy’s annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale will be held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Anti Gravity Complex in Carrabassett Valley. The sale will feature a variety of new and used ski/snowboard equipment and gear, as well as some miscellaneous sporting items. Anyone planning to bring items to sell may do so 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. For information, visit: gocva.com/skisale.


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