NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 4, 2014

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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The Ice Cats Youth Girls Hockey club is holding tryouts this week, and girls ages 8 to 14 are encouraged to try out. The program is open to people from all communities, and practices and games will be held weekly at local rinks around the area. Tryouts will be held at the Kasabuski Rink in Saugus on March 6 at 4:50 p.m. (for U14), 6 p.m. (for U10), 7:10 p.m. (for U12) and March 12 (for U10 again). There is a $150 tryout fee, and anyone with questions should contact Jeff at JLveglia@comcast.net.

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The Newburyport Youth Hockey League will be holding tryouts for the 2014-15 season between March 11-13. Tryouts will be held for Mites from 6-7 p.m. on March 11-12; for Squirts from 7-8 p.m. on March 11-12; for PeeWees from 8-9 p.m. on March 11 and from 7-8 p.m. on March 13; and for Bantams from 8-9 p.m. on March 12-13. For more information or if you have questions on where your son/daughter will be next year, please email directors@nyhl.org.

Summer Programs

Football, girls lacrosse, tennis, soccer, basketball and outdoor adventure camps and clinics will be offered at Pingree School for a variety of ages this summer. Visit www.pingree.org/summersports for details of dates, ages and costs, or call 978-468-4415, ext. 255. Families are also invited to an open house on Sunday, March 30, from 1-3 p.m. The Pingree School is located at 537 Highland St. in South Hamilton.

Swimming

Spring Swim Clinic with Triton coach Diane Sagaser held at Newburyport YWCA during April vacation. Viking Clinic for grades 4-8, Jr. Viking Clinic K-3. For times and cost, dsagaser@ywcanewburyport.org.

Soccer

Seacoast United has a few open spots on its Boys U14 and Boys U15 Club Teams, and prospective players are welcome to try out for the team. The teams both play in the New England Premiership League, and training sessions are twice a week at the Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping, N.H. To set up a tryout, contact boys director Peter Decker at pdecker@seacoastunited.com, and for more information about Seacoast United, visit www.seacoastunited.com.

Flag Football

Spring registration for the 2014 Newburyport Youth Flag Football, a member of NFL Flag Football, has opened online registration. Register at www.syffl.com. Limited space is available for ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-11 and 12-15, and teams are coed. Games for ages 5-15 are all played in Newburyport beginning in April. For more information go to www.syffl.com or www.nflflag.com. Contact Jeff Johnson at jeff@syffl.com

Softball/Baseball

Registration is open for the Amesbury Girls Youth Softball League spring season. This program is open for all girls in grades 3-8 who are residents of Amesbury and South Hampton. For more information and to register online go to www.agysl.org. Volunteers are needed for coaching, fundraising and league operations.

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Amesbury Little League registration is now open. There are five divisions: T-Ball (age 5); Single-A: Instructional baseball with coaches pitching (ages 6-7); Double-A: Instructional baseball with youth pitchers (age 8); Triple-A: Competitive baseball with youth pitchers (ages 9-10); and the Majors (ages 11-12). The registration fee is $90 per child for A through Majors; T-Ball is $45 per child. Family maximum is $180. Parent volunteers are needed for coaching, fundraising and league operations. For more information: AmesburyLittleLeague.org.

Wall of Fame

The Newburyport High School Wall of Fame is accepting nominations for 2014. Honorees shall be men or women who have made significant contributions to athletics, including players, coaches, teachers, administrators or others. A student is not eligible until 20 years after graduation from NHS. All others are five years after completion of active service. Send all letters of nomination to Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 to the attention of Pat McBride. The nomination deadline is June 10.

YWCA Triathlon

The YWCA/Tough Warrior Princesses 4th Annual Triathlon will be held on Sunday, March 23, and will include a 10-minute lap swim, a 25-minute indoor spin ride and a 1.5-mile run on the picturesque Newburyport rail trail. Registration is $45, and for more information contact Ilene Harnch-Grady at 978-465-9922, ext 13.