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June 9, 2014

Local sports briefs

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.

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