Sports in brief . . .

17 years ago

Tryout dates slated
Presque Isle Middle School Wildcats girls and boys cross country tryouts will take place beginning Monday, Aug. 20 at the Johnson Athletic Complex from 3-4 p.m.
For more information, call the athletic office at 764-6507.
Nordic walking clinic
An introduction to the sport of Women’s Nordic Walking will take place at the Nordic Heritage Center today from noon to 1 p.m.
Those interested should meet at the NHC Welcome Center, located on the Fort Fairfield Road in Presque Isle.  Instruction on using poles to improve body health with low impact, and a woods walk will take place.  Poles will be provided.
For more information, call Catherine Packard at 762-2261.

PI squads capture tourney victories
The Presque Isle girls and boys varsity soccer teams were both victorious at the 15th Annual PIHS Invitational Soccer Tournament held Thursday and Saturday.
The girls defeated Madawaska in the finals, 1-0, while the boys won their championship by the same score over Caribou in overtime.
Houlton, Van Buren and Fort Kent were the other schools taking part.

VNA golf tourney
Visiting Nurses of Aroostook (VNA) is pleased to once again be hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday at Mars Hill Country Club.
Registration is limited to 36 teams with goodie bags for all players. Shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. with an awards barbecue in the early afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place for men’s and women’s low gross and low net, as well as contests for closest to the pin and most accurate drive.
To register a team, please contact Lynn Dube at VNA at 498-2578.

Fat Tire Festival planned
Nordic Heritage Sports Center will hold a Fat Tire Festival at the facility on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22.
Friday night’s activities will include a Mountain Bike Biathlon, pasta dinner and bonfire. Saturday will feature mountain bike races (cross-country and downhill) and a barbecue. Both days will include kids races and fun activities for the entire family.
Come see how fun mountain biking is here in the County and what biathlon is all about. All events will be held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle. For more information call 762-6972.

Scramble to benefit turf project, emergency fund
The first KeyBank “Wildcats” Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Presque Isle Country Club. The proceeds will be used to support the new Field Turf Project at the SAD 1 Stadium Field, as well as the SAD 1 Student Emergency Fund.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top men’s and women’s teams for both gross and net. There will also be prizes for the first hole-in-one, a putting contest, a longest drive contest and closest to pin on the par-three holes.
A barbecue lunch will be provided by Star City IGA.
A shotgun start will get the tourney under way at 10 a.m. Golfers must check in by 9 a.m. The minimum team handicap is 30. The registration fee is $120 per team. To register, call Steve St. Pierre at 764-9423.

Indoor pool classes
The Presque Isle Indoor Pool is currently taking prepaid registration for its Aug. 20 through Oct. 28 session.
Classes offered include parent-toddler, three-year-old, four- and five-year-old, swimming 3-5 year-old, learn-to-swim levels 1-6, adult lessons and water exercise, water running and water walking.
Please contact the indoor pool at 764-2564 with any questions.