, Newburyport, MA


March 21, 2012

Local sports briefs

Field Hockey

Amesbury Youth Field Hockey Skills and Drills Clinic will run on Tuesdays, June 26 to July 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Amesbury Sports Park. The clinic is open to all local students entering grades 3 to 9. The rate is $100 per player. An equipment pack will also be available for purchase at Amesbury Skate and Sport Shop. Send checks made out to AHS Boosters to Amesbury coach Bethany Noseworthy at 14 Gardner St., Salisbury, MA 01952. Contact Noseworthy at or 978-376-4292.


Amesbury Girls Youth Softball League is holding sign-ups for the 2012 season. Girls from Amesbury and South Hampton who are in grades 3 through 8 are invited to play in the league. No experience necessary. Tryouts for girls moving to the Upper Division and new girls joining the league will be March 24. Go to to register. For questions or to volunteer to coach or join the board, contact Jill Hooper at

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The Newbury Softball League is accepting registrations for girls in grades 3 to 9. This is an instructional league and players can expect to play in all games. There are two to three games per week plus practice time from the end of April to the second week of June. Registration fee is $100 for the first child in the family and $90 for the second child and $80 for the third child. Email if interested.


New Half Marathon Training Program runs at Natural High Fitness Club Saturdays at 8 a.m. at Natural High Fitness Club, 50 Water St. at The Tannery. Participants will be training on Saturdays for a Memorial Day weekend event. Contact Nancy McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or email Nancy@getrealfitness for further information or to register.

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Join Nancy McCarthy for her next Couch to 5K Beginner Running program starting April 7 at 8 a.m. This is a nine-week program to train for the inaugural Derek Hines Flag Day Race, which will be held on June 14. This program is offered free of charge to all levels of fitness. For further information or to register, call Nancy McCarthy 978-499-0993 or email

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