BREWER — Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association is offering instructional classes for prospective middle and high school baseball umpires to serve the schools in the Eastern Maine area. Weekly classes will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Brewer Community School library. Course fee is $68 and includes books and materials. Those who pass the course will be eligible to umpire area sub-varsity baseball games. Contact Rob at email@example.com for information about baseball umpiring or to register.
BANGOR — Bangor Comrades American Legion Baseball will conduct free clinics four Sundays, March 1-22, with March 29 as a weather makeup date, for Bangor youth at Bangor High Red Barry Gym. Registration and entrance to the gym will be on the Peakes Auditorium side. Clinics are 10-11:15 a.m. for ages 5-8; noon-1:30 p.m. for ages 9-12; and 2-3:30 p.m. ages 13-14 (middle school only). For any questions contact David Morris 992-6639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMPDEN — Bronco Little League will hold registration night for baseball and softball on Monday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., at the Hampden Academy Cafeteria. Boys, ages 7 to 16 and girls, ages 7 to 12 are eligible to participate. Online registration is also available at www.eteamz.com/broncolittleleague. Birth certificates, medical insurance, and proof of residency will be needed to complete the registration process. Players from Hampden, Newburgh and Winterport are welcome to participate.
WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held Wednesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1, Braves at Phillies, and Aug. 2, Nationals at Mets. Cost is $860 with a $160 deposit required. A monthly payment plan is available. Trip organizer Vaughn Clark may be reached for signup or information at 872-0075 or 649-0084 or by email at email@example.com.
BAILEYVILLE — Registration is open for the 2015 annual Down East Credit Union basketball tournaments to be held March 21-22 for girls and March 28-29 for boys. The cost is $120 per team. Teams are for grades eight and lower. There will be board-certified officials. For information, contact Woodland Recreation Department at 427-6205 or 214-8784; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of teams will be limited, so register early.
BANGOR — Husson University will hold 15, one-day basketball clinics throughout the school year for boys and girls in grades 3-8. The clinics will focus on skill development such as ballhandling, footwork, shooting, passing, along with other basic skills and concepts. Clinics will be held 9-11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Monday, April 20; Tuesday, April 21; Wednesday, April 22; Thursday, April 23; and Friday, March 6. The cost is $20 per camp date. To register, visit https://events.membersolutions.com/
BANGOR — The Maine Athletic Club’s Mark LeClerc and retired Maine high school basketball coach Bob Cimbollek are offering a basketball consulting service for players, teams and coaches.The service will offer individual lessons to players on offensive skills and basketball shooting day camps. It also has a segment for basketball lessons that include an Accushot shooting device, a manual on shooting and a one-on-one game. For teams and coaches, the consulting service offers player and coaches clinics and sessions on rules. For more info, contact Cimbollek at 356-6787 or via email at email@example.com or LeClerc at 592-9268, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREWER — Central Maine Pride AAU boys basketball for ages 14 and younger will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 2, and possibly the same time Thursday, March 5, at Brewer Auditorium. The cost is $400, which includes gym rental, tournament entry fees, uniforms. For information, email email@example.com or call 478-4461.
CALAIS — Calais International Basketball Tournaments will be held at 9 a.m. at Calais High School: fifth and sixth grade boys and girls, March 14-15; seventh and eighth grade boys, March 21-22; and seventh and eighth grade girls, March 28-29. For information, call Recreation Director Craig Morrison at 454-2761.
CARIBOU — The 25th annual Aroostook County All-Star High School Basketball Classic will be held on Thursday, March 5, at Caribou High School. The teams feature girls and boys from the Senior Class of 2015, representing 17 Aroostook County schools. The girls game begins at 5:30 p.m., and the boys game follows at 7 p.m. at the Caribou High School Gymnasium. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students. All proceeds benefit the Aroostook League Scholar Athletes Scholarship Program.
OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center will hold three youth basketball tournaments in March. The Jr. Coyote Classic is open to youth travel basketball teams, which are set up for B Level teams, and will not be open to AAU caliber teams. Entry to the tournament is $200. Teams will play a minimum of three games.The dates for the tournaments are: March 14-15 for third and fourth grade boys; March 20-22 for fifth and sixth grade girls; and March 28-29 for fifth and sixth grade boys. For information, visit http://oldtownrec.com/forms/5835_tournament_rules.pdf
ORONO — The Friends of UMaine Women’s Basketball group is organizing a bus trip to the Black Bears’ 1 p.m. game at New Hampshire on Sunday, March 1. The bus will leave Old Town at 7:30 a.m. and make stops in Bangor and Newport. If needed, other stops will be added. The cost of the trip is $50 per person which includes motorcoach service and a ticket to the game. Contact Evie Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 207-356-1811 for more information.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Registration is open to girls and boys junior high and high school basketball teams for the 23rd annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out basketball tournament March 20-23, at area gyms on Mount Desert Island, Trenton and Ellsworth. Last year, nearly 90 teams participated in the fundraiser for Harbor House and area youth programs. There will be four divisions for junior high and high school girls and boys teams. Volunteers are needed to help with the various event activities, and sponsors are welcome. Sponsorships may be mailed to Harbor House at P.O. Box 836, Southwest Harbor 04679. For information, contact event coordinator Diana Novella at 244-3713 or email@example.com.
BANGOR — The Calais Recreation Department will hold its 19th annual statewide competition for junior high school and elementary cheerleading squads 10 a.m.-approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Cross Center on Main St. in Bangor. The Maine State Junior High School/Elementary Cheering Championships last year had 44 teams and 580 participants competing in five classes with 10 divisions. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Recreation Department at 454-2761 for information.
BREWER — The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department will offer Tee Time Tune-up golf lessons, noon-1 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 12, in the Brewer Auditorium gymnasium. The four weeks of lessons are designed for players of all levels and will include fundamentals for the beginner as well as tips for the experienced player. Instructor will be Mark Hall, PGA professional. Cost is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Class size will be limited to the first 10 registered. Registration is available by contacting Parks & Recreation at 989-5199.
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation, along with Eastern Maine Youth Lacrosse, will offer a Youth Lacrosse program for third grade through high school students. Free clinics for first year players in grades three-eight who want to try out the sport will be held 12:15-2 p.m. Feb. 28, March 7 and 21, at Fields 4 Kids. You must register, but may attend one, two or three clinics. The fee for the lacrosse program is $85. Register before March 25 and pay only $75. To register, visit www.BangorParksandRec.com or Parks and Recreation office at 647 Main St. If you have questions, call 992-4490.
BRUNSWICK — The Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials’ Association is offering new umpire classes for adults who want to umpire. All prospective umpires are required to attend a series of classes that are taught by U.S. Lacrosse-trained umpires. Classes will be held in four different locations for four consecutive weeks. New officials must attend a minimum of three classes to qualify for the 2015 season.The nonrefundable cost for the course is $45, and covers class materials and a 2015 Lacrosse Rule Book. MWLOA dues for new umpires is $20 and is payable at the last class. Classes will be held 6-8 p.m. March 2, 9, 16 and 23, at Thornton Academy; 6-8 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, and 23, at Brunswick High School; 6-8 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, and 26, at Falmouth High School; and at Thomas College on a schedule to be announced. For information, or to register, go to www.mainewloa.com or call Barbara Snapp at 721-0708.
PORTLAND — D1 Finish Line girls lacrosse camp for students in fifth through 11th grade, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22-25, at 239 Park Ave. Portland. Come train with the U.S. team’s Kayla Treanor and a powerhouse lineup of coaches. For information, email email@example.com.
LAMOINE — The Flattop 5K is set for Saturday, March 28, with the Kids 1-Mile at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m., there is a $1 entry for the Kids 1-Mile and $15 for the 5K, race-day registration closes at 9 a.m. for the 1-mile and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K, race begins at the Lamoine School, follow Route 1 through Ellsworth, turn right onto Route 184, the school is about 6 miles from the intersection of Routes 1 and 184, the race commemorates runner Bill Pinkham; for info contact Robin Emery, 667-9219.
PROSPECT — Fourth annual Bridge the Gap 5k/10 mile Race will begin 10 a.m. April 12, at Fort Knox and finish at the Verona Island Picnic Area. There will be a 1-mile fun run, a 5K out-and-back race, and a 10-mile loop around peaceful Verona Island. Call 659-3148 for information. http://www.bridgethegaprace.org/
ORONO — The Black Bear Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on June 21, on the University of Maine Campus in Orono. A Vendor Expo will be held June 20, in the University of Maine Fieldhouse. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. There is a 6-hour limit on the marathon course. There is an option to register for the early start time of 6:30 a.m. for those who feel they may need the extra hour to finish the marathon. Early start is not available for the half marathon. The half marathon course will start on campus and travel through Orono and Old Town back to the bike path on campus. The full marathon course is a double loop of the half. For information, visit http://umaine.edu/blackbearmarathon/
HAMPDEN — The 2015 home season opener and first doubleheader for Bangor Roller Derby will be 4 p.m. featuring Bangor vs. Aroostook Roller Derby; and at 6 p.m. Bangor vs. Les Duchesses of Roller Derby Quebec, Feb. 28, at Skehan Recreation Center, 1 Main Road North. DJZ Entertainment will be there laying down the soundtrack. Tickets are $7 presale from skaters or $10 at the door for both bouts and $5 after the first bout. Children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 3 p.m.
BANGOR — The Sawyer Arena Skating Club will put on its free annual skating exhibition at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Sawyer Arena in Bangor. For information, contact Sawyer Arena at 947-0071.
ORONO — Learn to Skate program starts March 2 for youth age 4 and up at all ability levels. The instruction will be twice weekly for three weeks. Cost is $60. Visit www.oronorec.com for details and to register.
BRIDGTON — The 13th annual Break the Sound Barrier Ski Race to benefit hear ME now will be held Sunday, March 1, at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. New registration at 8 a.m.; check-in 8-10 a.m. Gate inspection with Julie Parisien on the slopes at 10 a.m. Race begins 11 a.m. Barbecue luncheon and awards ceremony approximately 1-1:30 p.m. Each skier/rider enjoys one timed course run, an all-day lift ticket, lunch, official race T-shirt, awards ceremony and more. Registration costs $75. Proceeds benefit hear ME now, Maine’s leading auditory oral education center committed to supporting children and adults with hearing loss, their families and their communities.
BRUNSWICK — Registration is open for Tri-Maine’s swim clinics to be held in March and April by Swim Works instructor Brad Burnham, who will teach correct body position and stroke mechanics, at Bowdoin College’s Gleason Pool. He is head coach at Bowdoin College and has worked with Division I finalists and Olympians. Clinic I will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 15; Clinic II at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 15, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8; and small group sessions at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. For information and to sign up, visit http://tri-maine.com/events/swim-clinics/.
BRUNSWICK — Registration is open for the Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon to be held May 2, in Brunswick, and the Sebago Lake Triathlon Festival Weekend, June 13-14. Signup for Polar Bear is at https://runsignup.com/Register/?raceId=5489; and signup for Sebago Lake is http://tri-maine.com/events/sebago-lake-triathlon/registration/. The Tri-Maine swim clinics will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 and April 8 and 15; and 10 a.m.-noon, Sundays March 15 and 29, with Brad Burnham at Bowdoin College. Register at www.tri-maine.com.
ORRINGTON — The Bangor YMCA will host its annual Tri for the Y Sprint Triathlon 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, July 19, beginning at Brewer Lake boat launch in Orrington, to help raise funds for Bangor YMCA. Tri for the Y is a USATriathlon-sanctioned event. Early registration discount available until April 19. Triathletes will swim 750 meters in Brewer Lake, enjoy the beautiful out and back course through Orrington in the 12.4-mile bike, and enjoy the views from the shores of Brewer Lake in the 3.1 mile out and back run. Register as an individual triathlete, as part of a two- or three-person relay team or sign up to be a volunteer on race day. To register, visit www.BangorYMCA.org/Triathlon. For information, visit the Bangor YMCA Triathlon website or email Audrey Co at aco@bangorY.org
SKOWHEGAN — The 2015 Skowhegan Youth Wrestling Tournament for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will be held Sunday, March 15, at Skowhegan Area High School. There will be four-person round robins. Weigh-in for pre-K through second grade, 7:15-8:15 a.m.; Grades 3-4 closes 9:15 a.m.; and 5-8 closes 11 a.m. Pre-registration, $15; walk-ins, $20. Email pre-registration information including name, age, grade, weight and experience to djrjbell@beeline_online.net by Wednesday, March 11. Concessions available all day.