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Fat Tire Festival set for this weekend
    The fourth annual TAMC/NHSC Fat Tire Festival is slated for Saturday and Sunday.
    Taking place on the trails of the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, the event has something in store for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.     On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Mountain Bike Fun Day will feature tours of the Nordic Heritage Center trails, a bike rodeo and mountain bike biathlon, bike maintenance clinics and demos, as well as a spaghetti feed and bonfire that evening, all at no cost to participants. For a nominal fee, riders may also feed their competitive hunger by registering for the downhill races.
    The Sunday, Aug. 2 schedule will mark the third event in the Maine Mountain Bike Association’s point series of races. Riders from throughout Maine will join local riders from Aroostook County and New Brunswick to race for points in novice, sport, and expert categories.
    Local bike shops and food vendors will be on hand both days.
    To register for the festival, please visit www.bikereg.com.
Mini Vike clinic slated Aug. 3-7
    Caribou High School will be the location of the Caribou Mini Vike Soccer Clinic, to be held Aug. 3-7 from 9-10:30 a.m. for students entering grades 1-6.
    A $25 registration fee is payable on the first day of the clinic.
Woodland Dragons win County Shootout
    The Class C Woodland Dragons defeated Class C Narraguagus Knights in the finals of the fifth annual Pepsi Bottling Group County Shootout girls’ basketball tournament, held in Fort Fairfield Friday and Saturday.
    Sixteen girls teams competed in the tournament that had four divisions of four teams each. Big crowds were on hand all weekend to watch some outstanding play by all teams. Woodland, Stearns, Narraguagus and Fort Fairfield came out of their division play with 3-0 records, followed by Central Aroostook, Southern Aroostook and Madawaska, who then played in the quarterfinal, semifinals and finals to determine the champion.
    Woodland ended up 7-0 on the weekend, while runner-up Narraguagus ended at 6-1.
    Other teams playing in the event included Fort Kent, Limestone, Penobscot Valley High School, Greater Houlton Christian Academy, Shead, Easton and Hodgdon.
    An all-tourney team was selected by the coaches that consisted of Ariel Knights and Ashley Laking from Woodland, Brooke Beaulieu from Fort Fairfield, Vicki McIntyre from CAHS, Kirsten Marter from Stearns, and Mackenzie Foss and Andrea Perry from Narraguagus.
UMPI Athletic Dept. golf tourney scheduled
    The third annual UMPI Athletic Department Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. at Presque Isle Country Club.
    The entry fee for the two-person scramble is $40 per person, which includes lunch. Men’s and women’s teams are welcome and the minimum team handicap is 12. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place gross and net winners. Second and third-place teams will also receive prizes. Closest to pin and longest drive competitions will also be held.
    For more information, contact Alan Gordon at 768-9473.
Golf tournament planned in Limestone
    The Limestone Project Graduation Class of 2010 will hold a two-person scramble golf tournament at Limestone Country Club Aug. 23.
    Registration is from 8-8:30 a.m. and a shot gun start is at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $60 per team, which  includes one mulligan and one length of string. Cart availability is limited. Contact 325-7277 for more information.