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On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 8, 2018

ADVENTURE RACING

WATERVILLE — Thomas College fourth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run is a 5K, 14-obstacle course that loops through the woods and campus on Sunday, April 15. Obstacles range from monkey bars, tire flips, mud crawl, bucket carry, 3-, 4-, and 5-foot walls, and trails. New courses this year include a water cannon, hay bales to crawl over and through, and a net crawl through the mud. The elite heat begins at 8:45 a.m. and all others at 10-minute intervals beginning at 9 a.m. Dirty Dog Mud Run is family-friendly, with a kids race, food trucks, and a D.J. Registration is open online at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Waterville/ThomasCollegeDirtyDogMudRun. The cost of the run is $45. All proceeds support Thomas College’s student recreation. For information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at rileym@thomas.edu or 859-1313.

BASEBALL

PRESQUE ISLE — On Feb. 26, the Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will begin its annual clinic for prospective umpires at Northern Maine Community College in the Edmond’s Conference Center in Presque Isle at 5:30 p.m. Successful candidates who pass the written exam after week five will then attend two classes of umpiring mechanics and begin umpiring sub-varsity games this spring. The cost of the clinic is $45 and includes rulebook, casebook, printed materials and exam. For more information contact board clinician Bill Casavant at 207-551- 5778 or bballump34@yahoo.com

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by veteran head coach Ed Flaherty, will be hosting the Huskies’ 28th annual Winter Clinics 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 at Costello Sports Complex Field House. Geared toward players in grades 3-12. Topics will include skill development, work ethic, academics and social development. Players should wear appropriate attire, including sneakers, and bring their own equipment. $60 for one day, $100 for both dates. For information contact coach Flaherty at 207-780-5474. Online registration form can be found by clicking http://usm.maine.edu/athletic-camps-clinics/athletic-clinic-schedule.

ORONO — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association will present an umpire training clinic, free and open to anyone interested in becoming an umpire, new umpires and experienced umpires at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at the University of Maine’s Mahaney Clubhouse, starting upstairs in the Palmer Lounge. UMaine coach Nick Derba will be present along with umpire instructors. Those interested may contact Troy Lare for information at thirdwatchhockey@aol.com or visit www.easternmaineumpires.org.

BREWER — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association will conduct new umpire classes starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Brewer Community School Library. The classes run every Thursday for six weeks. EMBUA umpires work middle school and high school baseball games in the Penobscot and Hancock county areas. Games typically start at 4 p.m. and will be assigned close to your work or home. The course fee is $25 and includes instruction manuals and rulebook. For information, visit www.easternmaineumpires.org or email steve@herrickandsalsbury.com

HAMPDEN — Bronco Little League of Hampden/Newburgh/Winterport will hold its annual meeting to plan for the upcoming baseball and softball season at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Hampden Academy cafeteria. Volunteers, parents and interested community members are welcome to attend. Annual planning and board elections will be on the agenda. Contact Pete Huston, League President, with inquiries. 318-8916.

BASKETBALL

BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2018 Co-Ed Adult Basketball League. This Basketball League is a great opportunity to get out and play some basketball with your friends and family. The league is co-ed and geared to make it fun for all with some rules exclusive to co-ed leagues. Games will be played on Thursday and Sunday evenings, starting March 1. There will be an NBA League for more competitive teams with better skills; Huff and Puff League for recreational teams with a desire to have fun and get some exercise. Cost: $300 per team or $425 per team with shirts provided. Six-game regular season plus playoffs. If we do not get a minimum of four in a league, the registered teams will receive a full refund. ALL players must have a matching shirt color with a number on it. A $200 deposit is due by Thursday, Feb. 16. If you want the Recreation Department supply shirts (up to 12), register with the” with T-shirts” link, and provide sizes by Monday, Feb. 12. If you register after this date, you must provide your own shirts. For information, email tim.baude@bangormaine.gov or call Bangor Parks and Recreation at 992-4490.

BAILEYVILLE — Downeast Credit Union basketball tournament. Grades 8 and under, boys: March 17-18; girls: March 24-25, $130 per team, three-game minimum; board-certified officials, team trophies, Hotshot Competition; contact Michael Boes at 214-8784 or recreation@baileyville.org

CALAIS — 29th annual Calais Recreation International Basketball Classics, 5 p.m., March 10-11 for grades 7-8 girls tournament; March 17-18 for boys and girls grades 5-6; and March 24-25 for boys in grades 7-8, at Calais High School. Each of the three weekends limited to the first eight teams to register and pay the $160 fee. Call or email Craig Morrison at 207-454-2761, or calaisrec@calaismaine.org with questions.

PRESQUE ISLE — The Aroostook Basketball Camp has announced its summer dates. Ages 9-15, boys: June 25-29; girls: July 9-13, at Presque Isle High School gymnasiums. Camps are designed to give each player the opportunity to develop his or her basketball skills through drills, games and lectures. The coaching staff will be made up of successful high school and college coaches. Camp counselors will be high school and college players who will relate their playing experiences and help with instruction. Contact Bill Casavant at 764-0810 or bballump34@yahoo.com, on Facebook at Aroostook Basketball Camp.

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

PICKLEBALL

BREWER — All levels of pickleball play are underway at the Brewer Auditorium located on Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., through Feb. 27.

OLD TOWN — All Levels Pickleball Play at the Old Town-Orono YMCA, 427 Stillwater Avenue, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to noon

NEWPORT — All Levels Pickleball Play at the Newport Recreation Center, 81 North Street, Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m., through Tuesday, March 20

HAMPDEN — Experienced Pickleball Play at Armstrong Tennis Center, $5 per person, 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Beginner/Intermediate Pickleball Play 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Thursday, Feb. 22, and again starting on Thursday, March 15

ROAD RACING

ORONO — 11th annual Healthy High 5k,10k & 1 Mile fun run at 5 p.m. April 20; The 5k/10k run/walk will start at the New Balance Recreation Center on the University of Maine campus and will continue on a course around campus ending back at the Rec center. The 5k/10k courses will be timed for 1.5 hours. Both the 5K course and the 10K course are certified by USATF

Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female runners in each of the divisions for both the 5/10k. Register at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8645 ; No refunds or transfers are available for this race; Entry fees — 5K, UMaine Student: $10 before race day (includes Tech Shirt and finisher medal); Non-student: $20 before race day (includes Tech Shirt and finisher medal); 10K, UMaine Student: $15 before race day (includes Tech Shirt and finisher medal); non-student: $25 before race day (includes Tech Shirt and finisher Medal); Mile: Free (no shirt or medal)

TOBOGGAN RACING

CAMDEN — The 28th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships will be held Feb. 9-11 at the Camden Snow Bowl, up to 425 teams will race traditional wood toboggans down the country’s only remaining gravity-powered wooden toboggan chute, originally built in 1936, which is 440 feet long and ends with a slide across frozen Hosmer Pond. Toboggan Nationals is the signature event of the 9-day Winterfest festival with ice sculpting, the CamJam ski and snowboard exhibition, music concert at the Camden Opera House and more. Toboggan team registration is underway, and space is limited. For more information on rules, toboggan regulations, parking information and registration forms, visit http://www.camdensnowbowl.com/toboggan.


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