RUMFORD – The 7th annual Mountain Valley Rec Basketball Tournament, the former Mike’s Sports and then Sarge’s Sports Pub and Grub Tournament, is scheduled for March 31, and April 1-2. The sites will be Mountain Valley High School and Mountain Valley Middle School. Proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association of Maine and the Bike Trek Across Maine.

This year’s tourney headquarters will be Teena’s Restaurant and Shelter Lounge, with Joe Gorham hosting the evening festivities.

Plans are for Men’s A and B round robin divisions of at least 6 teams. All clubs will be guaranteed 3 games, with the potential for 5. Entry fee is $300 per team.

Contests planned are foul shooting, 3-point, and slam dunk.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the American Lung Association.

Anyone interested in entering a team, being a referee or to keep score, can contact Eddie Paterson at New England Financial, P.O. Box C, Rumford, Maine 04276. The telephone numbers are 364-2595, 364-9352 (cell), or [email protected]

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AUBURN -Higher-seeded teams prevailed Monday as playoffs began in the Auburn Rec Men’s Slowdown Basketball League. Hooligans (8) beat Free Agents (9) 61-28 as Ben Lachance poured in 24 points. Craig Dickson added 8. Kevin Blair (10) and William Adams (4) led Agents. . . Matt Lachapelle scored 16 and Peter Cloutier 9 as JF Murphy (5) defeated Rocky Mountain Oysters (12) 41-30. Dane Goggin (14) and Pat Goggin (9) paced the Oysters. . . LA Dox (4) won by forfeit over Insomniacs (13),

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