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September 28, 2012

Local sports briefs

Basketball

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 tritonyouthbasketball@gmail.com regarding any questions.

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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.

Basketball Officiating

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 daniel.bryant@comcast.net.

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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.

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