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July 4, 2014

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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The 55th running of the Yankee Homecoming 10-Mile and 5K races will be held July 29 in Newburyport starting and ending at Newburyport High School. The 5K race starts at 6 p.m. and the 10-mile race at 6:14 p.m. Team competition is with USATF Teams in the 10-mile race. Runners in the 5K may form a corporate team at their place of employment. -More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in celebrating Newburyport’s 250-year-old history. To enter the race, visit www.yankeerace.com, and for more information, email yankeeseacoast@comcast.net.

Summer Track Meets

Amesbury will be hosting three track meets on Wednesdays, July 16, 23, and Aug. 6. The meets are open to all ages: 6- to 8-year-old to men’s and women’s open. Events include the 100, 200, 400, 800, mile, 2 mile, shot put, discus, high jump, and long jump. The entry fee is $5 for up to three events, and all proceeds benefit the track programs at Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket and Triton. Ribbons will be awarded to all first-place finishers by age group. For more info: contact Steve Derro at sderro87@hotmail.com or Ernie Bissaillon at ebiss3@comcast.net.

Triathlon

The 4th annual Dam Triathlon will come to Amesbury on Saturday, July 12. The race will take place at Lake Gardner starting at 8 a.m., after which participants will take a half-mile swim across the lake, a 13-mile bike ride through Amesbury and some of the surrounding towns, and finally a 3.1-mile run from Woodsom Farm back to Lake Gardner. Registration is $65 per person and $180 for a team; for more information, visit www.bnseventmanagement.com.

Summer Programs

Triton Regional High School will be hosting a variety of sports camps and clinics this summer. Among the camps being offered are the Co-ed Youth Summer Track and Field clinic (Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7-Aug. 6, $99), the Cross Country clinic (Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14 and 21, $99), the Girls Lacrosse clinic (Aug. 4-7, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Field Hockey clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Soccer clinic (Session 1: July 7-10, Session 2: Aug. 11-14, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Soccer clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Tennis clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Basketball clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Tennis clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Lacrosse clinic (Session 1: July 21-24, Session 2: July 28-31, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking) and the Cheerleading clinic (Aug. 11-14, $99). Players and parents can find more information and register at www.trsdathletics.net under Camps and Clinics.

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TLCAMPS will be hosting the Sachem Baseball School in West Newbury and the Newburyport Basketball Academy at Newburyport High School during 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 Masconomet Baseball Clinic will be held in three different sessions by coach T.J. Baril at the high school in Boxford. Sessions are July 8-10, July 15-17 and July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to find a more information and a brochure on the clinics, go to www.mascobaseball.org or contact the coach via email: tjbaril41@gmail.com.

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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.

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Amesbury girls tennis head coach Brett Manoloff will be offering tennis instruction to help local youth to learn the game of tennis. The instruction will begin on Monday, July 21, and continue until July 25. Instruction for grades 1-3 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m; grades 4-6 will take place between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m; grades 7-11 will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $60 for the week, and to register, go to amesburygirlstennis.org and click on the ACT page.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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NFL Flag Football registration is now open. Seacoast Youth Flag Football’s Fall Registration is open for coed ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15-17. Games are played every Saturday starting the first week of September and runs 10 weeks. NFL Flag Football is the premier Flag Football League emphasizing: Football fundamentals, fitness, teamwork & sportsmanship. All players get official NFL team jersey, socks and shorts. Registration is limited, you must register at www.syffl.com, any questions email info@syffl.com.

Umpire Training

The Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will hold umpire training classes for men, women and teenagers over 16 on Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, and August 7 and 14. Testing will be on Aug. 21. Classes are at the St. Michael School in North Andover from 6-8 p.m. Anyone who wants to be trained as a baseball umpire in Major League Baseball rules should attend these classes. The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) umpire’s exam is based on the rules of Major League Baseball and will be administered at the end of the classes. Candidates passing the exam will then attend clinics on mechanics and positioning. The cost for the 6 week program is $150. Anyone interested is urged to contact Rande Chabot at 603-437-8847 or at Randechabot@myfairpoint.net for reservations and registration. For more information, go to www.mvua.org.

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.

NEF Golf Open

The Newburyport Education Foundation will be holding its annual Golf Open tournament on Monday, July 21, at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, and all funds raised will go to benefit the Newburyport Public Schools. Registration is $225. For more information, contact Greg Park at gpark@NewburyportEF.org.

Slow Bike Race

The Coastal Trails Coalition’s Slow Bike Race will take place on Wednesday, July 31 starting at 6 p.m. The race will be held at Brown Square in Newburyport and the winner will be the participant who crosses the finish line last. Prizes will also be offered to the entrant who raises the most money and for best costume. Registration is $25 and all proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the local rail trail. For more information, visit coastaltrails.org or call 978-462-2733.

Maudslay Summer XC Series

The Maudslay Summer XC series races will be held on Thursday evenings 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.

Wall of Fame Golf Tournament

Registration for this year’s Wall of Fame Golf Tournament is now underway. The tournament will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Ould Newbury Golf Club in Byfield. The cost of registration is $75 per player with four players per team, and the competition will follow an 18 hole “scramble” format. Each team will receive two golf carts, lunch will be provided after the tournament., and prizes are available for the winners, runners-up and for those who record the longest drive and closest shots on the par-three holes. This year’s tournament is in honor of past president and treasurer Paul Reilly, who passed in February. The deadline to register is July 31, and for more information contact Roger Fuller at 978-465-8029.