FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington will offer its annual soccer camp this summer in two separate, age-appropriate sessions.

UMF soccer camp focuses on fun and fundamentals. From beginners to the advanced, players will practice the basic techniques and tactics they need to progress to the next level of skill. Players will be grouped according to age and ability. They will receive both individual and team instruction on the fundamentals of soccer.

Session One will be held at the Fitness and Recreation Center, June 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and June 17-20, 9 to 10:30 a.m. This camp is for ages 5-7. Cost is $50.

Session Two takes place at Dearborn Gymnasium and Prescott Field, June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ages 7-15, $125.

Former UMF men’s soccer coach and standout student-athlete Jamie Beaudoin is the director for the camp. The camp’s instructional staff includes collegiate and high school coaches and players. For more information, contact Beaudoin at 778-8168 or [email protected] Registration forms are available at

Dirigo hoop clinic| enters 10th year

DIXFIELD – The Dirigo High School basketball staff announces the 10th-annual Western Mountains Hoop Clinic beginning June 23 at the high school.

The clinic will run through Friday, June 27 and is open to all boys and girls entering grades three through nine in fall 2008.

Sessions for grades 3-5 will be held each morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., while grades 6-9 will meet from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Cost for grades 3-5 is $25, and $40 for players in grades 6-9.

Players will learn basketball fundamentals and rules and participate in games and various contests. Lectures and demonstrations will be provided daily by staff members, followed by drill sessions emphasizing those topics. All players will have the opportunity to improve their basketball skills in an enjoyable and energetic environment with the help of a professional staff.

FMI, contact Gavin Kane at 645-2499 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Pottle Hill road race set for June 21

MECHANIC FALLS – Pottle Hill, Inc. will celebrate its 27th annual Road Race starting from the town square on Saturday, June 21.

Known over the years as “New England’s Toughest 10K,” the event starts with a tamer one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m., followed by the start of the 5K at 9 a.m. and the 10K at 9:15 a.m. The course is hilly and scenic and mostly rural, well marked, wheel measured, split time with water stations along the course.

Refreshments will be available after the race. Registration fee for the 10K and 5K is $15 before June 2. Runners will receive a free T-shirt. The fee is $18 thereafter. Registration for the Fun Run is $4

Cash prizes for top winners and many other prizes will be awarded.

Volunteers also receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers are always needed to assist with the many processes involved with the Road Race. People are needed to help with mailings, water stations, setting up, cleaning up and registration.

The annual road race is Pottle Hill’s primary fundraiser with proceeds dedicated to Pottle Hill programs for persons with disabilities. Pottle Hill is a 501 (c) (3) organization under the IRS Code; donations are deductible to the extent permissible by law.

There are several levels of sponsorship and benefits including name on banners, on race T-Shirts and in the media and newsletters, depending on level of sponsorship. Donations may be used for many purposes, such as wellness activities, improvements for accessibility, equipment and vehicles, medical devices to assist mobility. To sponsor the Pottle Hill Road Race or to register to run in the race, please call Debra Holden or Stephanie Bell at 753-1457 or e-mail [email protected] Information about the race is online at

Sabattus Rec holding fall signups

SABATTUS – Sabattus Rec Club will be holding fall football and cheering signups in June.

Football and cheering are open to residents of Litchfield, Sabattus and Wales. Flag football is for children entering grades K-2; Tackle football is for children entering grades 3-8. Cheering is for children entering K-8.

Sign-ups are Thursday, June 5 from 5 to 7p.m at Electrical Contractor of Maine garage (Steve Labbe) in Litchfield and on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sabattus Town Office. Please bring any returnables with you to sign-ups. Please contact Crystal Buteau at 375-4406 or [email protected] or Debbie Strout at 375-9936 or [email protected] with any questions.

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