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Girls soccer tryouts

Caribou High School girls soccer tryouts will be held next week at the CHS soccer field.

Sessions will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 30, from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 and from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

For more information, call 493-4274 or email Todd Albert at

Boys soccer tryouts

Tryouts for the Caribou High School boys varsity and junior varsity soccer teams will be held Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3.

Practices on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be from 6-8 p.m. The final tryout session is on Friday, Aug. 3 from 8-10 a.m.

The tryouts will take place at the CHS soccer fields and all eligible boys entering grades 9-12 are invited to try out.

Lions baseball tourney

The Caribou Little League will host its annual Lions Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday, featuring six teams in the 11-12 year-old bracket and four teams in the 9-10 year-old bracket.

Games will be played beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and all day Saturday. For a complete schedule, visit the league’s website

Golf tourney to benefit basketball hall of fame

The second annual Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Scramble will take place Friday, Aug. 3 at Aroostook Valley Country Club.

The four-person Oldsmobile scramble has an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Registration runs from 10-10:45 a.m. The field is limited to the first 40 paid teams. Entry fee is $50 per person and includes a steak or chicken barbecue.

More than $4,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top two gross teams and the top eight net teams. In addition, golfers will have a chance to win two hole-in-one prizes: a 2012 Ford Focus, supplied by Griffeth Ford-Lincoln-Honda of Caribou and Presque Isle, and $10,000 cash.

Closest to pin and longest drive competitions will also be held. An auction will also take place as part of the event.

Proceeds from the tourney go to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, which will be located in a wing of the new Bangor Auditorium which is now under construction.

If interested in forming a team for the tourney, call Larry Gardner at 551-5001.

Mountain bike event scheduled for this weekend

The eighth Nordic Fat Tire Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.

One of the featured events at the mountain bike celebration is the 12-Hour Epic, a race to see which team or individual can complete the most laps on an eight-plus mile course in 12 hours. The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and concludes at 9 p.m.

Also taking place on Saturday are bicycle safety educator training from 9 a.m. to noon, a youth race at 11 a.m., festival games and activities from noon-4 p.m., biathlon range practice beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a dirt jump rally at 9:15 p.m.

On Sunday, a biathlon race is slated for 10 a.m. and a downhill race at 11:30 a.m.

Meals will be served throughout the weekend.

For more information, go to

T.I.O.S.S. senior and adult series offered

T.I.O.S.S. senior and adult series are outings and seminars to help adults and seniors fall into shape and keep mentally sharp. Some of the trips scheduled for late summer and fall include guided sightseeing tours to Spudland Alpacas, MIZPAH, Bar Harbor, Kings Landing, Bradford Sporting Camps on Munsungan Lake as well as trips to Deboullie, Baxter State Park, Penobscot Theater Company to name just a few.

Complete listings of the trips are available for view on, the recreation department’s Facebook page and in the main office. For additional information please contact the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department at 493-4224.