Sports in brief . . .

17 years ago

Junior Golf Clinic
A Junior Golf Clinic will be held at the Fort Fairfield Community Center every Wednesday until April 11. Those attending the clinic will be using newly purchased golf equipment, from golf clubs, to hitting nets, to a nine-hole putting course.
    “The six week indoor youth golf clinic will prepare the young golfers for the more intense golf instruction program to be carried out this summer at the Aroostook Valley County Club over a ten week period,” says Tom Towle, Fort Fairfield recreation director and CANUSA Youth Golf council member. “The young golfers will receive golf instruction three times per week and have access to the AVCC course all summer. We have several volunteers that help with travel and mentoring these young golfers and we will be hiring a full-time Youth Golf Coordinator for fund-raising and developing youth golf activities.”
For more information, contact the FFCC at 472-3882.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp
Registration is now open for the 10 Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. There is also a summer camp available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure on these summer camps, call 704-373-0873, anytime.

    Knights of Columbus free throw champs
The Maine State Council of the Knights of Columbus held their State Free Throw Championships recently. Four participants in the competition represented Aroostook County. They were: Jordann Coiley, from Fort Fairfield, with a score of 17; Mathew Curry, of Caribou, with 21; Amanda Violette, of Caribou, with 17; and Danielle Violette, also of Caribou, with a score of 18.

Soap Box Derby registration
The Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Committee is currently accepting registrations for the 12th annual Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Race. The race is set for Saturday, June 16 at Derby Hill in Houlton’s Community Park.
Youth between the ages of 8-16 years are encouraged to participate in this fun family event. To register, call the Houlton Parks and Recreation Department at 532-1310 and registration material will be sent through the mail.
Also, the committee is still looking for Soap Box Derby cars that are not being used. Call the recreation department if there is any problem finding a driver for a car.