The Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge will hold its annual Hoop Shoot on Jan. 4 at Saco Middle School. The Hoop Shoot is a 25-shot free-throw contest for boys and girls ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2015. Registration and warm-ups begin at 9 a.m., and the contest starts at 9:30. Six age-group winners will be invited to the district competition in Old Orchard Beach on Jan. 11, and can advance from there to state, regional and national championships. Contact Chris McCallum at 229-4242 for more information.

South Portland National Little League will hold registration for the 2015 season from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 17 and Feb. 7 at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club, located at 169 Broadway. Online registration will be available at for returning players starting Jan. 1. Age groups range from 5-16 for baseball, 5-12 for softball and 6-18 for the Challenger Division. First-time participants must have a birth certificate and proof of residency when signing up. For more information, contact Josh Small at [email protected] or Dan O’Connell at [email protected]

North Yarmouth Academy is hosting the NYA Girls’ Hockey Winter Cup on Monday and Tuesday at Travis Roy Ice Arena in Yarmouth. A total of 10 games will be played, featuring teams from Berwick Academy, Hebron Academy, Vermont Academy and Thayer Academy in addition to NYA.