Sports in brief . . .

17 years ago

Woodsman Open

The annual Woodsman Open Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 at Portage Hills Country Club.
Three-person teams will compete in a best-ball format for the first nine holes and a scramble format for the second nine. There are no handicap restrictions. The entry fee is $90 per team.     Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but registration will also be held the morning of the tournament from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The tourney begins with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.
There will be divisions for men and women, with cash prizes going to the top gross and net teams. A new car will be given away to the player with the first hole-in-one.
Cart availability is limited. The rain date is Sept. 2. Call 435-8221 to pre-register or for more information.

Athletes of the week

Presque Isle High School students Parker Hovey and Amy Grivois were named Varsity Club/Big Cheese Pizza athletes of the week for Aug. 13-18.
Hovey led the boys varsity soccer team to an undefeated preseason by scoring goals, collecting assists, working hard in practice and pushing his teammates to perform at a high level.
Grivois has played solid defense for the girls varsity soccer team, despite having to learn new positions and nursing a sore knee.
Student-athletes selected as athletes of the week receive a large one-item pizza, courtesy of Big Cheese Pizza.

Bowling league organizational meetings

Northern Lanes will hold organizational meetings for its bowling leagues on the following dates and times:
Women’s Tuesday Night League, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Men’s Monday and Wednesday Leagues, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.; Men’s Thursday Night League, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Night Mixed Doubles, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.
For more information, call 764-1532 or 551-9601.

JV girls notch shutout victories

The Presque Isle junior varsity girls soccer team earned a pair of shutout wins last week.
The Wildcat girls bested Madawaska on Aug. 20, 4-0, and then blanked Houlton Thursday, 6-0. The team is now 3-1 overall and has not been scored upon in its three regular season contests.

Archery Safety Course offered in Presque Isle

An Archery Safety Course will be offered from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 6-7 and finishing on Sept. 9 at the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club.
The class is sponsored by Uncle Buck’s Archery and the instructor will be Glenn Daigle. Students who are ages 10-12 must be accompanied through the full program by a parent or guardian.
For more information, call Daigle at 764-4845.

Wilson competes in triathlon series

Lori Wilson, the daughter of Harold (Bud) and Carole Wilson of Presque Isle, competed in the Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Team Survivor USA.
She was one of 110 women from Maine who took part in the July 29 event in Webster, Mass.
The triathlon consisted of a half-mile swim, a 12.5-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.

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.