, Newburyport, MA


February 16, 2012

Local sports briefs


Runners and walkers are invited to join the weekly Sunday morning Snowflake Series. The purpose of the series is to get people moving outdoors right through the winter. According to run coach Nancy McCarthy, the series is also designed to improve runners/walkers speed and endurance. The 30- to 45-minute sessions, which start at 8 a.m., will end with coffee and conversation by the fire at Plum Island Coffee Roasters, where the group also meets to start their workout. The runs will continue through February. Contact Nancy McCarthy at Natural High Fitness Club at 978-499-0993 or e-mail her at


A Viking Baseball Clinic for students in grades 4 to 8 will be held at Triton Regional High Feb. 21 to 24. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and will focus on all of the fundamentals. The fee is $100. The clinic staff includes Triton varsity coach Rich Dube and Triton assistant Ryan McCarthy. For more information, contact Dube at 978-462-5856 or

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The ninth annual Pre-Season Sachem Baseball School will be held at Pentucket Regional High during the week of March 12 to March 16. One session runs 4 to 5:30 p.m. all week for all players in grades 2 through 9. The clinic will emphasize the proper skill development in pitching, catching and hitting. The camp also features indoor mounds and one indoor batting cage. For more information, call head coach Tom L'Italien at 978-265-6128 or e-mail at

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The Essex Baseball Association will have a three-team league based out of Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. League games will be played by 1861 rules and take place on Sundays. The league will feature new clubs such as the Lowell Baseball Club, Newburyport Clamdiggers and Lynn Live Oaks. Players, umpires, and score keepers are needed. Anyone interested can attend an informational meeting March 3 (noon) Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. For more information contact Brian Sheehy at or check out

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