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June 9, 2014

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Bad Dogs of Summer Soccer Training

Local athletes can participate in the Bad Dogs of Summer Soccer Training program from July 9 to Aug. 15. Training will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and registration is $130 per player. Training will be conducted by Newburyport coaching staff and student athlete volunteers, and all proceeds will go to benefit the annual scholarship fund. To sign up or for more information, contact Robb Gonnam at 617-974-3100.

Tennis

Amesbury Youth Recreation will host a USTA Tennis Play Event Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Amesbury High School tennis courts in a nationwide effort to get kids excited and active in tennis. More than a thousand facilities will host USTA Tennis Play Events this year, each showcasing how fun and easy it now is for families to get into the sport. These events will allow parents to sign up their children for summer tennis programs. To learn more about USTA Tennis Play Events, visit www.youthtennis.com.

Derek Hines Flag Day 5K

On June 14, the 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund will host its 3rd Annual Flag Day 5k Road Race. The 5K walk, run or jog will go through Newburyport. The post-race reception for the race has been expanded this year and guests will enjoy live musical entertainment from the Barn Fire band. The post-race reception will also include food, drinks and entertainment at the North End Boat Club in Newburyport. For more information, contact Adam Benoit at 978-930-9734.

Summer Maudslay Summer XC Series

The Maudslay Summer XC series races will be held on Thursday evenings from June 19 through Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Maudslay State Park. Races of 1.5 miles and 3 miles of the runner’s choice will be run with a mutual start time of 6:30 p.m. There is no entry fee — all runners will get their finishing time and all finishers under 14 will receive a ribbon. All runners who complete four or more of the eight races will receive a Summer XC Series T-shirt compliments of Greater Boston Running Company. The races are open to all ages and all abilities. For more info contact Don Hennigar at dhennigar2@hotmail.com.

Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament

The 9th Annual Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament and Barbecue will be held at Ring’s Island Marina in Salisbury on Saturday, June 21, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to everyone and will be held rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded for the three longest stripers caught from land, dock or a boat at sea. All proceeds to benefit the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Display. The winner takes home $500, second place wins $250, third place wins a pair of Red Sox tickets. There will also be raffles for other prizes. Entry fee is $40 per fisherman. Junior fee is $25 per fisherman 15 and under. Each junior entry must be accompanied by an adult. Entry fee includes a free insulated tote bag. To enter, visit www.ringsislandmarina.com or www.yankeehomecoming.com to download the rules and registration forms.

Basketball

The Newburyport Girls Basketball Camp run by Gregg Dollas, coaching staff and players will be June 23-26. The deadline for registration is Saturday, June 14. Make sure to send up to date physical and immunization with registration. Registration form can be found at http://freeteams.com/NGBA/ or contact Gregg at nbptbasketball@yahoo.com.

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Registration for 1v1 Sports Training’s Rage Streetball League is now open. Boys and girls from grades 3-8 are invited to either form a team or join as a free agent and be assigned to a team. The league will consist of eight weekly games, weekly practices, and participants will receive a pinni and shorts. The league will run on Saturdays from June 28 to Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will be six divisions, three each for boys and girls, and the age breakdown will go from 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. The cost to register is $125. For more information, visit www.ragesports.net or call 978-225-8131.

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The Triton Boys Basketball Clinic will run from July 14-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Triton Regional High School. Enrollment is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Players can register at www.trsdathletics.net under Camps and Clinics.

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The first annual Amesbury Summer Basketball Clinic will be conducted by John Daileanes from July 28-31 at the Amesbury Middle School gym (girls, 8 to 11 a.m. and boys, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for students entering grades 3-9. For a registration form or more information, go to www.ayrbl.org or contact Daileanes by email at j.d.50@comcast.net.

Baseball

Registration is now open for the Triton Viking and Junior Viking Baseball clinic, which will take place at Triton Regional High School between June 23-26. The cost for each participant is $119 for the Viking clinic and $69 for the Junior clinic. The Viking clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and the Junior clinic will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Triton head coach Ryan McCarthy with any questions at coachmac7@hotmail.com or register online at trsdathletics.net.

Peak Performance Clinic

The Peak Performance speed, agility and quickness clinic will run from June 23 through Aug. 15 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at Fuller Field in Newburyport. It is a multi-sport speed, agility, quickness and game conditioning clinic for both male and female athletes. The focus is on injury prevention through training techniques. The clinic consists of speed, plyometrics, explosiveness and change of direction drills. For more information visit www.peakperformancecamp.net or email jason@peakperformancecamp.net.

Lifeguard Training

The YWCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course from June 23-27 to participants 15 years of age and older, and an American Red Cross Review Lifeguard Course from June 28-29. The rate for the full lifeguarding course is $300 for members, $350 for non-members, and the review course is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. To be eligible for the review course, participants must have a current lifeguarding certification. For more information or to register for either course, call 978-465-9922, ext. 15.

Flag Football

The Newburyport All Sports Boosters is running a Flag Football camp this summer, June 23-27 (Monday-Friday), 8 a.m. to noon each day at Fuller Field. The camp will be open to boys going into grades 3-8. Cost: resident $175/non-resident $185. Register online at Newburyport Youth Services: www.newburyportyouthservices.com. Contact Steve MacRae with any questions at 978-380-2907 or smacrae@ebsco.com.

Football

The 32nd Annual Northeast Quarterback/Receiver Football 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, check out the website at www.northeastclinics.com.

Field Hockey

The Governor’s Academy will host the 39th annual Northeast Field Hockey Academy, directed by Shannon Hlebichuk, head coach of the UMass Lowell field hockey team. There will be two programs, one running from July 13-16 for girls ages 10-18, and another from July 14-16 for girls ages 8-10. Overnight, extended day and day camp options are available for the older kids, and a half-day option is available for the younger ones. For more information, visit www.ussportscamps.com or call 800-645-3226.

Summer Programs

TLCAMPS will be hosting the Sachem Baseball School in West Newbury and the Newburyport Basketball Academy at Newburyport High School during the month of July. The Sachem Baseball School will run three weeks of clinics for various ages and the Newburyport Basketball Academy will run two separate weeks for specific ages. All five sessions will emphasize the proper fundamentals of the game, team work as well as stress the importance of sportsmanship and learning how to compete in a fun atmosphere. For further information visit TLCAMPS.com or contact head coach Tom L’Italien at 978-265-6128 or TLCAMPS@me.com.

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The RIM Sports Complex in Hampton, N.H., will be offering a variety of summer programs this upcoming. The Summer Sports Activities Camp runs from July 7 to Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $89 per week ($55 lunch option available). Sports and activities in include basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, kickball, flag football and wiffleball.

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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. The Pingree School is located at 537 Highland St. in South Hamilton.

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Soccer, baseball, field hockey and lacrosse camps and clinics are being offered by Seacoast United Sports Club. From Aug. 4-7, Amesbury will host soccer clinics for 3-12 year olds. From Aug. 18-21, Groveland will host a clinic for 4-12 year olds. Information on the full list of Seacoast United 2014 Summer Camps & Clinics can be found at www.seacoastunited.com. For any questions about the 2014 camps and clinics, contact Matt Glode at mglode@seacoastunited.com or at 603-926-8444 ext. 118.

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Registration for the YWCA’s Tween Summer Program is now open. Children from grades 5-7 will enjoy a variety of fitness challenges geared toward enhancing their cardiovascular and muscular systems while targeting core strength and balance. Instructors are certified personal trainers and fitness instructors. Each session is two weeks and meets twice a week. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m., and registration is $50. For more information, call 978-465-9922.

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Amesbury Youth Recreation will be holding Prime Time Lacrosse Day Clinics this summer for players looking to improve their skills. Staff consisting of current and former college and professional lacrosse players will teach all aspects of both individual and team-based skills. Participants should bring their own sticks. The clinic will run from July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and is for kids ages 8-15. Registration is $195 and the clinic will take place at Woodsom Farm. For more information, visit www.primetimelacrosse.com.