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November 6, 2012

Local sports briefs

Gymnastics

Clipper City Gymnastics will start its Winter 1 term Nov. 19. For information and available classes, email beth@clippercitygym.com or call 978-388-2666.

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.

Learn to Skate

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.

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