USCC East cross country snowmobile racing will be hosting three events in Maine, at Parlin Pond, Madawaska and Greenville. The Parlin Pond event will be held Jan. 26, followed by the Madawaska event Feb. 16 and the Greenville event March 2. The USCC race circuit invites all levels of racers from beginners to true pros, and all age groups are included in six clases of races starting with a “kiddie Cat” up to a 100-mile long pro race. For more information on all of the cross country snowmobile events, please pay a visit

Portland Recreation will be hosting a local competition of the MRPA/Red Claws Hot Shot Competition on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Reiche School & Community Center on Brackett Street in Portland. Hot Shot is a basketball skills competition for boys and girls who are ages 9-15. The girls will compete at 10 a.m. and the boys at 11:30 a.m. For more information on the event, please get in touch with Dave Caldwell at 756-8275 or [email protected]

South Portland National Little League will hold its 2013 registration on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center on Nelson Road. Online registration is also available for returning players at There are leagues for baseball, softball and T-ball for boys ages 4-14 and for girls ages 4-12. First-time participants must have a birth certificate and proof of residency when signing up. Scholarships will be available based on need. For more information on the league, please get in touch with Chris Kelley at [email protected]

Nominations for induction in 2013 into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Please include either a resume or supporting documentation and send it to: Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1062, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Nominations can also be emailed to [email protected] The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 5, and the induction ceremony will be held on July 28.