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November 2, 2012

Local sports briefs

Baseball/Softball

The Newburyport Pioneer League Baseball/Softball registration for the 2013 season is underway through Nov. 5. The program is open to boys and girls from Newburyport between the ages of 6 and 15. The season runs from the middle of April to the end of June. Please visit www.thenewburyportpioneerleague.com for more information and to register.

Basketball

The Newburyport Basketball Academy will be running two separate basketball clinics this season for boys in first- to eighth grade. The first clinic will start Nov. 5 and run five consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Newburyport High for boys in the fifth- through eighth grade. The second clinic will run on Sundays starting Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newburyport High for boys in first- to eighth-grade. Both sessions will be run by Newburyport boys basketball head coach Tom L’Italien. For more information please visit TLCAMPS.com or contact L’Italien at 978-265-6128.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Join the Booster Clubs from Amesbury and Newburyport High Schools, in continuing the tradition of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season. Collection sites will be set up at the Thanksgiving Day football game between Newburyport and Amesbury at Landry Memorial Stadium in Amesbury. Donations will be sent to Our Neighbors’ Table in Amesbury. For more info, visit www.ourneighborstable.org or email ahs-boosters@hotmail.com or NHSallsportsboosters@gmail.com.

Hockey

The Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team is offering two free tickets to an upcoming game to the first 50 children, ages 4-9, who register for “Try Hockey For Free Day,” and

particpiate on the ice in Haverhill Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info and to register see www.tryhockeyforfree.com, or www.hpthunder.org. “Try Hockey For Free Day” is sponsored by USA Hockey and the National Hockey League, and produced by Greater Haverhill-Pentucket Youth Hockey, which serves Georgetown and the Pentucket communities.

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