BANGOR — Kissy Walker, head coach of Husson University’s women’s basketball team, invites high school, middle school and youth coaches to a free open week of practices 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 17-19, and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Husson. Rick Torbett, from Better Basketball and the creator of the “Read and React Offense”, installs all 10 layers of the dynamic offense that can be used from youth to all college levels. It improves basketball IQ and teaches kids how to play the game without offensive plays. Torbett has worked with college and high schools across the United States, including the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s program, among others. For information, call Walker at 941-7019.

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


BELFAST — Learn to curl at the Belfast Curling Club, Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or Sunday, Oct 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to try curling or are interested in joining Belfast Curling Club, go to, email or call Steve McLaughlin at 685-9540. Sign up now. Space is limited. It’s just $10 to experience curling, a Winter Olympic sport. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, dress warmly (you’re on ice) and bring a separate pair of clean sneakers. Join the Belfast Curling Club for your winter exercise and fun. The Belfast Curling Club is located at 211 Belmont Ave.


BREWER — Brewer Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey sessions. There will be two, 12-week sessions and participants can sign up for one session or both. They will be held on Sundays at 12:40 p.m. The first session is Oct. 29 at the Penobscot Ice arena located at 90 Acme Rd. Cost is $75 per session. New this year, 3-year-olds skate for $33. The second session starts mid-January. Registration is open for all our other teams including Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Girls U10, U12 and U14, and Bantams. For more information contact Kevin Nilsson at, Paul Pangburn at or George Bishop Rental gear and scholarship funds available. To register visit


ORLAND — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Frenchman Bay Conservancy are sponsoring the 5th annual Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Challenge. Events are the GPMCT Wildlands Trail Race on Sunday, Oct. 29, and the FBC Autumn Trail Race on Sunday, Nov. 5. Participants who run both races are eligible for a special prize. The GPMCT Wildlands Trail Race offers two courses this year: the new, two-mile fun run or the 6.3-mile challenge. The 6.3-mile course covers dirt roads and single track, over roots, rocks and mud, up and down hills and over small streams. Climb is approximately 1,200 feet. The two-miler goes out Hothole Brook Trail and back, past giant boulders and over a bridge. Registration starts at 10 a.m., races at 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., respectively. The FBC Autumn Trail Race starts and finishes at at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, and offers a 4-mile run on FBC’s Long Ledges & Baker Hill Preserves or an 8-mile course traversing the new Schoodic Connector Trail. Races start at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, with registration at 9 am. Lunch is provided at both races. Please, no dogs. Pre-registration cost ranges from $10 for the GPMCT fun run to $35 for both events. Pre-registration for all races is available online at Register two family members for any run, and additional kids under 15 run free! More information, downloadable registration forms and maps can also be found at or

ORONO — Black Bear 5K, Sunday, Oct. 22, at the University of Maine. Race starts at at 11 a.m., pre-registration entries due by Oct. 20. Fees are $12 per person and checks should be made out to UMaine. Contact Thad Dwyer 581-1082.

OLD TOWN — The ninth annual Ralph K Thomas Road Race/Walk will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 5, on Indian Island, at 1-55 Wabanaki Way. The race helps raise money and awareness for diabetes and prevention. Native American baskets and art will be given out to the first male and female finishers and top finishers in their age categories. For information, contact Bob Bryant at or 817-7333.


GORHAM — University of Southern Maine’s Harry Marra Track & Field Clinic, Nov. 16-18. Marra is a 2016 IAAF World Coach of the Year. Registration includes six sessions with Marra, coaches portfolio, Saturday lunch, Thursday dine and discus. Open to all high school, college, junior college and club coaches. Registration at or via mail to: George Towle, USM Track Office, 37 College Ave., Gorham, ME 04038. Fee is $85 before Nov. 1 and $95 after.


SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine Ultimate, in conjunction with co-hosts, the City of South Portland and the Maine Sports Commission, will host the Maine Ultimate Lobsterpot Tournament on Oct. 21–22, at the South Portland Recreation Complex at Wainwright Farms. The college tournament draws men’s and women’s teams from throughout New England, New York and beyond. This year’s Lobsterpot has 60 teams registered. There will be three divisions. The winning team in each division receives $1,000 cash and the runner-up gets $500. A Girls Ultimate Movement Clinic will be offered Sunday, Oct. 22. Girls ages 7 to 14 are encouraged to participate and will be given a free disc. Please email for more information about this particular event. Questions about the Lobsterpot may be directed to Richard Young at

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...