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June 4, 2014

Local sports briefs

Tennis

Anyone interested in learning how to coach tennis is invited to a coaching workshop at the Amesbury High School Tennis Courts scheduled for Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Participants will receive a 10 and under on court workshop manual as well as a certificate of completion. No experience is necessary, and to register, go to www.coachyouthtennis.com, create a login, click on the workshop, pay $15 online, print and sign a waiver and take the online courses. For more information, contact oncourttraining@usta.com with any questions.

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 great 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.

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