Maine Hoops announced their tryout days for the end of winter and spring AAU league. There will be tryouts for Southern Maine at XLSportsworld in Saco for girls in grades 3-12 between Saturday and Feb. 17. There will also be a special session at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 for anyone who can’t make one of the other tryouts. For the specific dates and times for each tryout, visit For more information, contact Jim Seavey at 468-4685 or [email protected]

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