Sports in brief . . .

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 Officiating clinic

    The Northern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials will conduct a clinic for prospective officials Saturday, Aug. 9 in the ski building at the Caribou High School athletic complex.
The clinic begins at 9 a.m. and will run through mid-afternoon.
Anyone 18 years or older who is interested in officiating the game of soccer this fall in Aroostook County at the middle school and junior varsity level is urged to attend.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Bob Stedt by phone at 896-5501 or 896-5514 or by email at

Two more aces recorded at PICC

    The third and fourth holes-in-one of the year were recorded recently at Presque Isle Country Club.
The latest came on Monday when 10-year-old Noah Deprey aced the 136-yard 17th hole with a five-iron. His brother, Evan, witnessed the shot along with his father, Matthew Duprey, and grandfather Bob Duprey.
On July 23, Ryan Umphrey garnered the third of his career, also on hole No. 17. He used an eight-iron on the 155-yard hole. Matthew Madore, Bruce Sargent and Glenn Carson were the witnesses.

SAD 1 tryout and practice schedule

    Tryout and practice dates for SAD 1 fall sports have been announced.
Soccer and cross country are already under way. Golf begins Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at Presque Isle Country Club, while fall cheering tryouts are slated for Aug. 18 and 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the PIHS upper gymnasium.
The first soccer practices for PIMS teams will be held Aug. 11-14 at the Johnson Athletic Complex. The boys’ White team will practice from 10 a.m.-noon, the boys’ Blue team from noon-2 p.m., the girls’ Blue team from 2-4 p.m. and the girls’ White team from 6-8 p.m. all four days. The girls’ Blue team will have an additional practice Aug. 15 from 8-10 a.m.
PIMS cross country will practice Aug. 18-22 from 3-4:15 p.m. at the middle school.

Soccer registration

    Registrations are being accepted for the Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department soccer program for grades Pre-K through sixth.
Separate divisions are offered for Pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6. Registration, which ends Aug. 13, must be done in person at the William Haskell Community Center. Call 764-2545 for more information.

Season tickets

    Presque Isle High School soccer season tickets are now available to purchase in the SAD 1 athletics office. The cost is $35. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 764-6507.

Middle school-age football players wanted

    Aroostook Football’s middle school program is in need of more players if it is to compete in a league this fall.
The team is open to players throughout central Aroostook County and is part of an 8 vs. 8 league that also includes teams from Houlton, Millinocket and Madawaska. Coach Jon Frederick said a minimum of 12 players are needed to field a team and the numbers were well short of that at presstime.
The season is scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and Frederick is hoping he can generate enough interest well before that date. The team practices Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Games, begin Sept. 13 and are held Saturdays at Caribou’s Sincock Field.
Registration information may be obtained at Contact Frederick by email at or by calling 762-6177 for further information.

Flag football sign up

    Registration for the men’s flag football league is being held through Aug. 22. The fee is $200 per team.  Registration must be done in person at the William Haskell Community Center.