Triton Youth Basketball is offering early registration at www.tritonyouthbasketball.com for the 2012-2013 winter season with raffled prizes available to those who sign up prior to Sept. 30. Initial registration is $130 per player. There is an additional $100 fee due Dec. 1 through TYB’s online payment system for players that tryout and selected for travel teams girls and boys in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions.
Pentucket Youth Basketball will hold tryouts for girls travel basketball teams Oct. 14 at Pentucket Regional High. Fifth-grade tryouts will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; sixth-grade tryouts will be 1 to 2:15 p.m.; sixth-grade tryouts will be 1 to 2:15 p.m.; seventh- and eighth-grade tryouts will be 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) will be offering a class for anyone interested in becoming a certified basketball official. The class starts Oct. 1 and runs on Monday and Wednesday nights for five weeks. All classes will be held at North Andover High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Board 130 and state rules interpreter Bill Boutilier. The IAABO exam for new officials will be administered Nov. 5 at Salem High School. All residents of Essex County age 18 and older are eligible to take the class and exam. The cost for taking the exam is $175, which covers the exam, rule book and all study materials. Register online at ww.iaaboboard130.org. For more information, contact Bill Boutilier at 978-682-9959 or Dan Bryant at email@example.com.
The Newburyport Girls Basketball Association is accepting registrations for the for the 2012-2013 basketball season for all girls in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Registration forms and league information can be found at http://freeteams.net/NGBA/. The NGBA is a non-profit organization that allows all girls the opportunity to play and learn the game of basketball. Registrations postmarked after Oct. 11 may be placed on a waiting list. The registration fee is $225. Team selections will be held Oct. 14 at Newburyport High School.
Amesbury Youth Rotary Basketball League for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 in the Amesbury or South Hampton NH school districts has opened registration. Intown division games will be played on Saturdays from December through February with one practice during the week. Travel games will be played either Saturday or Sunday with two practices per week. Draft and tryouts for both will start the week of Oct. 15 for grades 5-8 only. All registrations must be in by Oct. 15. Visit www.ayrbl.org or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wall of Fame
Tickets for the Newburyport Wall of Fame induction Oct. 25 are being sold at the Park Lunch, Tom Smolski (978-361-7635) and Newburyport High for $35 each. The banquet dinner will be at the Elks Lodge, with a cocktail hour starting at 6 p.m.
Learn to Skate
Triton Youth Hockey is accepting applications for the upcoming Learn to Skate program. LTS is open to boys and girls from area towns just starting in ice skating. The program runs on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. from Oct. 6 through Jan. 12 at the Graf Rink. Cost of the program is $125 for one child or $200 for two. Contact Jon Lindholm (email@example.com) for registration questions or go online to register at www.tritonyouthhockey.com.
The Graf Rink, in cooperation with the Merrimack Valley Skating Club, is accepting applications for its fall Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots programs. Classes will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please visit www.grafrink.com for more detailed information such as class times and cost.
TTS/Ipswich Youth Flag Football League registration will be on Saturdays until Nov. 3 at Town Hall Fields. Grades 1 and 2 will be at 3 p.m,, grades 3 and 4 will be at 4 p.m., grades 5 and 6 will be at 5 p.m. The league fee is $50 and $40 for each additional family member. The family max is $100. Email questions to TTS/IYFFL program director firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association will host Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Event Oct. 6 at Maudslay State Park. The event begins at 9 a.m. and goes through 11:30 a.m. Ages from 6 to 16 are welcome, plus a “trike park” for children under 6. For more information, contact Howard Granat at email@example.com.
Train for the second annual Green Strides Half Marathon, and/or the All Women One Lucky Guy Half Marathon both in Newburyport this fall, and/or the Boston Tufts 10K with coach Nancy McCarthy Saturdays at 8 a.m. from Natural High Fitness Club on Water Street. Contact McCarthy at 978-499-0993 for details.
Get off the couch and join a Relay Team for the first-timers at the Green Strides Half Marathon and Relay race in October. The new Couch to 5K Program, for new runners, coached by Nancy McCarthy, will run Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. from Natural High Fitness Club. Contact Nancy at 978-499-0993 or e-mail Nancy@getrealfitness for any further information.
The 26th annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk will be Oct. 7 at The Lasting Grille in Haverhill. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the race will begin at 11 a.m. Pre-entry cost is $22, day-of is $27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coolrunning.com/major/12/bbell.
The sixth annual Mike Donohoe Run/Walk for Melanoma will be Oct. 21 at noon (kids run at 11:30 a.m.). Register online at www.coolrunning.com/major/12/mikedonohoe/ by Oct. 7 and receive a free t-shirt. For more information, email mikedonohoe5Kroadrace@comcast.net or call Rich at 978-500-9023.
The Howling Mile dog race will take place Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at Newburyport’s Cashman Park. The dog will have the timing chip, and the dog owner will be running with the dog. The race will be one nautical mile along the rail trail. There will be prizes by weight class of the dog, and also prizes for the best costume. After the race there will be a dog carnival hosted by the Clipper City Canines organization. All race profits will go to the Newburyport Parks and other local charities.Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email email@example.com.
The inaugural Apple Dash 5K and One Miler will be Oct. 27 at Apple Crest Farm in Hampton Falls, NH. The start time for the One Miler is 10 a.m. A kids’ fun run (5 and under) will begin at 10:30 a.m. The 5K will start at 11 a.m. Register at www.heateventmanagement.com.
The fifth annual Cider Mash 5K will be Nov. 4 at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. The 5K will begin at 11 a.m., the One Miler will be at 10 a.m. and a children’s run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Register at www.heateventmanagement.com.
The 23rd annual Apple Harvest Run will be Sept. 30 at the Action Cove Playground in West Newbury. The USATF certified 5-mile and 5K events will benefit the John C. Page Elementary School PTO. The 1-mile run will begin at noon, the 5-mile run at 12:30 p.m., and the 5K at 12:40 p.m. Register online or download forms to mail in www.appleharvestrun.org.
The River Valley Charter School Foundation will have a Swing into Giving fall fundraiser, in partnership with Ould Newbury Golf Club. Play golf at Ould Newbury in support of the RVCS Foundation before Oct. 12, and a portion of the greens fee will be donated to the RVCS Foundation. Special RVCS greens fees of $50 include a cart, nine holes of golf. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at 978-465-9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
River Rival Wrestling is a non-profit youth wrestling program (grades K-8) for all of the towns in the River Rival Region. River Rival Wrestling is a member of the AAU and the Massachusetts Youth Wrestling Association. Registration is open for the 2012-13 season. Additional information is available at www.riverrivalwrestling.org.