Troy Howard Middle School student-athletes continue to raise funds to support the sixth- and seventh-grade basketball teams. The teams need to raise $3,000 by Nov. 21 in order to have teams for the coming season.

The children will host a dance on Friday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at THMS. Admission is $4. There also will be a bake sale/concession. All admission and food sales will benefit the basketball fund.

Additionally, there will be a basketball shooting clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. at THMS. The clinic is for boys and girls in grades six through eight and those who attend can come from any school.

Participation is a minimum donation of $10. The clinic is hosted by Stanley Sturgis and Penson Bartlett.

Participation donations also will go to the basketball fund. One can register at the door the day of the clinic.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at