NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

October 17, 2012

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

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Seacoast United Soccer Club has a Grassroots — Skills and Scrimmage program starting the week of Oct. 22. For more information and to register, visit www.seacoastunited.com/kingston/.

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

Triton Youth Basketball will have a coaches meeting Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (site to be determined). The Triton varsity coaches will hold a free player and coaches clinic Oct. 21 at Triton High. Visit tritonyouthbasketball.com for further information, online registration for girls and boys grades 3–8 and information for the K–2 program. Email tritonyouthbasketball@gmail.com with any questions.

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Registration for the Newburyport Boys Basketball (NBBA) runs through Oct. 31. The NBBA offers a variety of basketball programs for boys in grades 3-8. Visit www.freeteams.net/NBBA.

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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.

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

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.

Flag Football

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 coachmikefay@gmail.com.

Running

The 23rd Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Wild Turkey Trot 3.1 Mile Cross-Country Run/Walk will be run Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pipestave Hill/Mill Pond Recreation Area. Proceeds to benefit the West Newbury Historical Society and the charitable activities and youth and adult running programs of the Winner’s Circle Running Club. Hosted and directed by the Winner’s Circle Running Club. For more information, visit http://www.runthecircle.org/turkey.htm or email Scott Walsh at turkeytrot@runthecircle.org.

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The Maudslay 5K Turkey Trot will take place at 8:20 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Newburyport’s Maudslay State Park. All race profits will go to the Newburyport Parks and other local charities. Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email mjfiene@msn.com.

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The sixth annual Mike Donohoe Run/Walk for Melanoma will be Oct. 21 at noon (kids run at 11:30 a.m.). For more information, email mikedonohoe5Kroadrace@comcast.net or call Rich at 978-500-9023.

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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 mjfiene@msn.com.

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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.

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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.