NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

October 27, 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.

Running

The Pentucket Athletic Association will host the third annual running of the Pentucket Pride 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Nov. 25. The fun run will start at 10 a.m., with the 5K set for 10:30 a.m. Both will start at Pentucket Regional High. Visit pentucketpride5K.com for more details.

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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 24th annual Maudslay 5K Turkey Trot will take place at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 22 at Newburyport’s Maudslay State Park. All race profits will go to local charities, such as the Pettengil House and Opportunity Workshop. Last year, this race generated over $10,000 for the local charities. In addition the runners contributed hundreds of cans and boxes of food for the needy. Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email mjfiene@msn.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.

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Train for the Turkey Trot on the Maudslay State Park Turkey Trot course. All levels are welcome Saturday mornings beginning Nov. 3 for three weeks. The training session begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday. Meet at the Maudslay parking lot. Contact coach Nancy McCarthy at Nancy@getrealfitness.com or 978-499-0993 for further information.

Baseball/Softball

The Newburyport Pioneer League Baseball/Softball registration for the 2013 season is underway through Nov. 5. The program is open to boys and girls from Newburyport between the ages of 6 and 15. The season runs from the middle of April to the end of June. Please visit www.thenewburyportpioneerleague.com for more information and to register.

Basketball

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.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Join the Booster Clubs from Amesbury and Newburyport High Schools, in continuing the tradition of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season. Collection sites will be set up at the Thanksgiving Day football game between Newburyport and Amesbury at Landry Memorial Stadium in Amesbury. Donations will be sent to Our Neighbors’ Table in Amesbury. For more info, visit www.ourneighborstable.org or email ahs-boosters@hotmail.com or NHSallsportsboosters@gmail.com.