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January 15, 2013

Local sports briefs

Rugby

The Essex County Youth Rugby Football Club is holding an open sign-up and informational meeting for all U19 (15- to 18-year-olds) and U15 (12- to 14-year-olds) Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the West Newbury Town Annex located at 381 Main Street.

Lacrosse

Triton Youth Lacrosse registration is open Jan. 31. Visit Triton’s website at www.tri-lax.com. If you have questions, call Tom Galligan at 617-548-1407 or email trilax@comcast.net.

Swimming

The YWCA Greater Newburyport will expand its Junior Breakers Swim Development Program with the new Junior Breakers Black Program. To qualify for Black Program a swimmer must be able to swim 200 yards, non-stop, wall to wall, demonstrating the front crawl stroke using rotary breathing and open turns and flip turns. Swimmers should be comfortable diving and swimming under water. Junior Breakers Black meets on Monday and Wednesday, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tryouts for both the Junior Breakers Orange and Black can be arranged by contacting Ilene H. Grady at igrady@ywcanewburyport.org.

Baseball/Softball

The Salisbury Youth Baseball/Softball League will hold registration Jan. 23 (5 to 7 p.m.) at Salisbury Elementary or Jan. 26 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Play Ball in Salisbury. The cost for coed instructional baseball is $95. The cost for baseball/softball is $115 per child, and $95 for each additional child.

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The Byfield-Newbury Baseball/Softball League is open for registration at www.byfieldnewburylittleleague.com. All players in grades 1 to 6 are required to attend the evaluations on Jan. 26 at Governor’s Academy. Call Kim Watson at 978-270-8814 for more information.

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Amesbury Girls Youth Softball League is holding sign-ups for the 2013 season. Girls from Amesbury and South Hampton who are in grades 3 through 8 are invited to play in the league. Registration is being held at Play Ball in Salisbury Jan. 19 and Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register by January 19 and pay $50. Tryouts will be March 23. Visit http://www.agysl.org/. Contact Jill Hooper at jill.tyler@verizon.net for more information.

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