NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 12, 2014

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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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.

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.

Hockey

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 12 at 4:50 p.m. (for U10) and March 14 at 4:50 p.m. (for U12) and 6 p.m. (for U14). 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.

Football

The 32nd Annual Northeast Quarterback/Receiver Football Clinic dates have been released. The clinic will run from July 11-13 and will be held at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. The cost for the program is $470 to be a resident, $370 to be a day participant and $405 to be an Extended Day participant. Applications are now being accepted and can be received by calling 800-433-6060 or by emailing northeastfootballclinic@ussportcamps.com. For more information on the camp that is a “Recipe for Success,” check out the web site at www.northeastclinics.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.