Local Briefs: Racewalkers headed to Millrose

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AUBURN — Local high school racewalkers Abby Dunn and Nicole Court-Menendez were selected by the 2012 Millrose Games Committee to compete in this years 105th running of the MIllrose Games Track and Field Meet, to be held in New York City on Feb. 11.

For Dunn, a senior at Edward Little High School in Auburn, this will be her second time participating. She is one of the top ranked junior race walkers in the country and will be looking to improve on her time from last year. Court-Menendez, a senior at Lewiston High School and Dunn’s long time training partner, will be making her first appearance at the meet.

Both girls are looking forward to competing against some of the best race walkers in the country and using this race as a precursor for High School Nationals, which will be held next month. The girls are coached by Tom Menendez of Lewiston.

Renegades open house

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GORHAM — The Maine Renegades Ice Hockey Organization will host two open house program skates on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Tuesday, March 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Ice Arena.

These events will give the prospective players and parents the opportunity see what the Renegades program is about. The coaching staff and board members will be available to answer questions and provide information if needed.

All prospects that attend must wear full hockey gear and be USA Hockey registered. Prospects must register before the event. The registration form may be found on the Renegades’ website www.mainerenegades.com.

The Maine Renegades are an independent hockey program that plays in the Valley League. They offer about 100 hours of practice over the course of a season with a consistent practice schedule. Their skating instruction is taught by Adam Nicholas from Stride Envy Skating, and they offer instruction from a certified goalie instructor.

Raging Bulls meeting

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Southern Maine Raging Bulls, Maine’s ‘AAA’ Semi-Professional football team, will be kicking off their 15th season with a recruiting and informational meeting at Jimmy the Greek’s on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

The Bulls are a part of the New England Football League, which is comprised of 40 teams from all states in New England. This meeting is open to all men 18 years of age as well as their family and friends. If you have what it takes to represent the state of Maine, the Bulls would like to see you there. For more information visit Southern Maine Raging Bulls on Facebook or www.ragingbullsfootball.com.

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