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March 12, 2014

Local sports briefs

Rugby

The Essex County Youth Rugby club will be holding a Casino Night fundraiser this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Newburyport Elks. Tickets are $25, and for more information, visit the Essex County Bulldogs website at http://www.bulldogrugby.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.

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.

The Newburyport Pioneer League will be training interested parties as umpires for the upcoming Spring 2014 baseball season beginning this Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank conference room on State Street. Any individual interested in umping this season must be at least 14 years of age as of April 30. Training will take place either Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon (with a few exceptions) beginning March 15. Anyone interested can contact nbptumpires@comcast.net.

Running

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s April Fools’ 4-Mile Road Race is on March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Winner’s Rircle Running Club. Visit http://www.runthecircle.org/aprilfools for more information.

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The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Commission is holding its The Tortoise and Hare 10K Race on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Lions Park in Salisbury. The race also features a Kids Fun Run, a Kids 1-mile race prior to the start of the race and a 3-Mile walk that will start as soon as the runners are jogging down the Ghost Trail. The post-race includes music, popcorn, kids games and a fun run for children. To register please go to active.com.

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