NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

October 11, 2012

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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The Graf Rink, in cooperation with the Merrimack Valley Skating Club, is accepting applications for its fall Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots programs. Classes will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please visit www.grafrink.com for more detailed information such as class times and cost.

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Newburyport Youth Hockey is continuing to accept registrations for its Learn to Skate. The program is open to boys and girls from ages of 3 to 9 and runs 20 weeks starting Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Register before class at 9:30 or online at www.NYHL.org. Cost is $125 per skater ($75 for second child). Any questions, call Dick Tierney 978-465-0128.

Flag Football

TTS/Ipswich Youth Flag Football League registration will be on Saturdays until Nov. 3 at Town Hall Fields. Grades 1 and 2 will be at 3 p.m,, grades 3 and 4 will be at 4 p.m., grades 5 and 6 will be at 5 p.m. The league fee is $50 and $40 for each additional family member. The family max is $100. Email questions to TTS/IYFFL program director coachmikefay@gmail.com.

Running

The 23rd Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Wild Turkey Trot 3.1 Mile Cross-Country Run/Walk will be run Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pipestave Hill/Mill Pond Recreation Area. Proceeds to benefit the West Newbury Historical Society and the charitable activities and youth and adult running programs of the Winner’s Circle Running Club. Hosted and directed by the Winner’s Circle Running Club. For more information, visit http://www.runthecircle.org/turkey.htm or email Scott Walsh at turkeytrot@runthecircle.org.

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The Maudslay 5K Turkey Trot will take place at 8:20 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Newburyport’s Maudslay State Park. All race profits will go to the Newburyport Parks and other local charities. Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email mjfiene@msn.com.

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Train for the second annual Green Strides Half Marathon, and/or the All Women One Lucky Guy Half Marathon both in Newburyport this fall, and/or the Boston Tufts 10K with coach Nancy McCarthy Saturdays at 8 a.m. from Natural High Fitness Club on Water Street. Contact McCarthy at 978-499-0993 for details.

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Get off the couch and join a Relay Team for the first-timers at the Green Strides Half Marathon and Relay race in October. The new Couch to 5K Program, for new runners, coached by Nancy McCarthy, will run Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. from Natural High Fitness Club. Contact Nancy at 978-499-0993 or e-mail Nancy@getrealfitness for any further information.

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The sixth annual Mike Donohoe Run/Walk for Melanoma will be Oct. 21 at noon (kids run at 11:30 a.m.). Register online at www.coolrunning.com/major/12/mikedonohoe/ by Oct. 7 and receive a free t-shirt. For more information, email mikedonohoe5Kroadrace@comcast.net or call Rich at 978-500-9023.

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The Howling Mile dog race will take place Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at Newburyport’s Cashman Park. The dog will have the timing chip, and the dog owner will be running with the dog. The race will be one nautical mile along the rail trail. There will be prizes by weight class of the dog, and also prizes for the best costume. After the race there will be a dog carnival hosted by the Clipper City Canines organization. All race profits will go to the Newburyport Parks and other local charities.Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email mjfiene@msn.com.

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The inaugural Apple Dash 5K and One Miler will be Oct. 27 at Apple Crest Farm in Hampton Falls, NH. The start time for the One Miler is 10 a.m. A kids’ fun run (5 and under) will begin at 10:30 a.m. The 5K will start at 11 a.m. Register at www.heateventmanagement.com.

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The fifth annual Cider Mash 5K will be Nov. 4 at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. The 5K will begin at 11 a.m., the One Miler will be at 10 a.m. and a children’s run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Register at www.heateventmanagement.com.

Basketball

Triton Youth Basketball will have a coaches meeting Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (site to be determined). The Triton varsity coaches will hold a free player and coaches clinic Oct. 21 at Triton High. Visit tritonyouthbasketball.com for further information, online registration for girls and boys grades 3–8 and information for the K–2 program. Email tritonyouthbasketball@gmail.com with any questions.

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Pentucket Youth Basketball will hold tryouts for girls travel basketball teams Oct. 14 at Pentucket Regional High. Fifth-grade tryouts will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; sixth-grade tryouts will be 1 to 2:15 p.m.; sixth-grade tryouts will be 1 to 2:15 p.m.; seventh- and eighth-grade tryouts will be 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

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The Newburyport Girls Basketball Association is accepting registrations for the for the 2012-2013 basketball season for all girls in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Registration forms and league information can be found at http://freeteams.net/NGBA/. The NGBA is a non-profit organization that allows all girls the opportunity to play and learn the game of basketball. Registrations postmarked after Oct. 11 may be placed on a waiting list. The registration fee is $225. Team selections will be held Oct. 14 at Newburyport High School.

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Amesbury Youth Rotary Basketball League for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 in the Amesbury or South Hampton NH school districts has opened registration. Intown division games will be played on Saturdays from December through February with one practice during the week. Travel games will be played either Saturday or Sunday with two practices per week. Draft and tryouts for both will start the week of Oct. 15 for grades 5-8 only. All registrations must be in by Oct. 15. Visit www.ayrbl.org or email to psydlowski@ayrbl.org.

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Registration for the Newburyport Boys Basketball (NBBA) runs through Oct. 31. The NBBA offers a variety of basketball programs for boys in grades 3-8. Register in-person Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nock Middle School gym, or visit www.freeteams.net/NBBA.

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The Newburyport Basketball Academy will be running two separate basketball clinics this season for boys in first- to eighth grade. The first clinic will start Nov. 5 and run five consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Newburyport High for boys in the fifth- through eighth grade. The second clinic will run on Sundays starting Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newburyport High for boys in first- to eighth-grade. Both sessions will be run by Newburyport boys basketball head coach Tom L’Italien. For more information please visit TLCAMPS.com or contact L’Italien at 978-265-6128.

Wall of Fame

Tickets for the Newburyport Wall of Fame induction Oct. 25 are being sold at the Park Lunch, Tom Smolski (978-361-7635) and Newburyport High for $35 each. The banquet dinner will be at the Elks Lodge, with a cocktail hour starting at 6 p.m.