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.

BANGOR — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires will begin classes for those wanting to umpire baseball at the junior high and high school levels, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the library of the Brewer Community School. Classes will run seven weeks on Thursdays. Cost is $70, which includes books. For information, email or


BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility is 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

HAMPDEN — Bronco Little League will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Hampden Academy Cafeteria. Bronco Little League is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 16 who are interested in baseball or softball and live in Hampden, Newburgh or Winterport, or attend school in RSU 22. The annual meeting is an opportunity for parents and volunteers to start the process of organizing the upcoming season. All interested people are encouraged to attend.


BREWER — The Central Maine Pride AAU 15-under Boys Basketball team will hold tryouts on Monday, Feb. 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Brewer Auditorium. The tryout fee is $10 and the program cost is $300 which includes rental for gym, tournament entry fees, uniforms. For more information you can contact or call 207-478-4461.

BAILEYVILLE — DownEast Credit Union Basketball Tournaments will be held for boys through eighth grade March 19-20, and for girls through eighth grade April 2-3, at Woodland High School. Cost is $120 per team. Certified International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, concession stand, T-shirts, hot shot competition. For information, contact Woodland Recreation Department director Michael Boies at; 427-6205 or 214-8784.

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 .

RUMFORD — The 17th annual Mountain Valley Recreational Basketball Tournament will be held on April 1-3, a week later than usual due to an early Easter, at Mountain Valley High School and Mountain Valley Middle School. This highly competitive tournament will feature some of the best players in the state in Division A, along with other more seasoned veterans in the B and senior divisions. Organizers are trying to have a women’s division this year also. Entry fees are $350 before March 1; $375 before March 15; and $400 thereafter. Contact Commissioner Eddie Paterson, or 364-9352 and/or visit for information.

CALAIS — The Calais Recreation Department invites teams to its 27th annual basketball tournaments at Calais High School, 1 Blue Devil Hill. The schedule is: March 12-13, fifth- and sixth-grade boys; March 19-20, seventh- and eighth-grade girls; March 26-27, seventh- and eighth-grade boys; April 2-3, fifth- and sixth-grade girls. For information, call Craig Morrison at 454-2761 or email


BANGOR — The 20th annual Maine State Junior High School/Elementary School Cheering Championships will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Registration forms are available at on the recreation page under departments or call Craig Morrison at 454-2761 or email


BREWER — PGA Pro Mark Hall will teach indoor golf lessons at noon beginning Thursdays, March 17-April 7, at Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson St., through Brewer Parks and Recreation. The lessons are designed for players of all levels. Registrations are being accepted at the main office of the Parks & Recreation Department, located in the Brewer Auditorium. Fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Call 989-5199 for further details.


ORONO — The second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on June 5, on the University of Maine Campus. Starts in the UMaine Football stadium track and a run through the campus, along the river and through Orono and Old Town. You will pass the Old Town Canoe Company and return to campus via a paved bike path through the woods.The course will feature cheer stations, music and lots of water stops. Registration:

BANGOR — In order to raise money for the Husson track and field team to travel to South Carolina for its opening meet, the third annual Husson University Donut Run will be held Sunday, April 10, at Newman gymnasium, Husson University. Two races will be offered — the Munchkin Mile for children 13 and under who will race 1 mile (9 a.m.) and receive Munchkins at the end, and the 2-mile Donut Run (9:30 a.m.) where racers run a mile, eat two donuts, and then run another mile. Race fee is $10. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Race fee is $10 high school and college students registered by Friday, April 8, $15 day of the race; $15 community members if registered by April 8, $20 day of the race. For information, email Kyle Lillie at


ORONO — Black Bear 6K and 14K ski race, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Race-day registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the University of Maine Recreation and Fitness Center. Cost for both races is $10. For information, contact race Director Thad Dwyer at 581-1234 or visit .


WATERVILLE — Third annual tennis clinics for grades 5-12 novice and serious players put on by Thomas College men’s coaches and players, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 5, at Thomas College, 180 West River Road. Cost is $60 per day or $110 for both. Call or text Coach Fowler at 649-4852 for information or to sign up. Also go to, Inside Athletics, camps and clinics.


PORTLAND — Registration is open for the Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon on May 7, and Sebago Lake Tri Festival June 11-12, at Gorham Bike and Ski, 693 Congress St.