Learn to Skate

The Graf Rink is accepting applications for its summer Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots program. Classes will run on Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning June 20. Please visit www.grafrink.com. The Graf Rink offers private and semi-private skating lessons for all ages and levels of skating. Contact the rink at 978-462-8112 or visit www.grafrink.com for more information.


The New England Hawks semi-pro football team is looking for players and a coaching staff for the 2011 NEFL season. If you are interested in playing tackle football, please contact Mike Bernier at 603-766-1350 or mike@nehawks.com. For more information, visit nehawks.com or "friend" New England Hawks on Facebook.

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Pentucket Youth Football sign-ups will be June 17 (5-8 p.m.) and June 18 (9-11 a.m.) at the Groveland Town Hall. PYF is for children in the Pentucket Regional School District entering grades 4 through 8 in Sept.


Pentucket Youth Soccer Association will hold evaluations for the fall season June 20 at Town Forest Fields in Merrimac. To register online, visit www.pentucketyouthsoccer.org. PYSA is asking all players to be pre-registered before their evaluation.

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Registration for the West Newbury Youth Soccer League fall season is open. All West Newbury boys and girls entering kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to play. All kids ages 4 or 5 (as of Sept. 1 and not entering kindergarten) can participate in the Pre-K program. Registration and payment must be done at www.westnewburyyouthleague.org before June 17. For more information, call Terry Hartford at 978-510-1559.

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Newburyport Youth Soccer Association will have fall registration for in-town soccer until June 30. Visit www.newburyportsoccer.com for more information. If you have any questions, contact Laurie Kench at laurie.kench@prodevinc.com.

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Seacoast United Soccer Club will have U11-U14 try-outs June 13-16 and June 20 and 22. Check www.seacoastunited.org for tryouts times and specific age groups. Cost of try-outs is $20 and includes a SUSC t-shirt. Players should bring a ball, water and be dressed to play.

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Emmanuel College head women's soccer coach Wayne Currie will lead a PASA Foot Skills Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-7 p.m.) at Beaumont Pitch (Town Forest) in Merrimac, from July 5 until July 28. Players ages 6-12 can participate. The cost is $96 per player. For information or to register, contact Wayne Currie at 978-884-4800 or currie@emmanuel.edu.

Field Hockey

Youth Field Hockey Skills and Drills Clinic for all local students entering grades 3-8 in the fall will run June 29 to Aug. 3 on Wednesdays (4-6 p.m.) at Amesbury Sports Park. The cost is $100 per player. Amesbury Skate and Sport is offering a $50 package that includes all equipment (stick, shin guards, goggles and mouth guard). Contact Bethany Noseworthy, Amesbury field hockey coach, at beth.noseworthy@comcast.net or 978-376-4292. Registration open until June 26.


The annual Peak Performance Strength and Conditioning Clinic, under the direction of strength coach Jason Beauparlant, will run June 22 to Aug. 17 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Fuller Field in Newburyport. This is a multi-sport speed, quickness, strength and conditioning camp for male and female athletes. For a registration form, go to www.peakperformancecamp.net. For more information, contact Jason Beauparlant at jason@peakperformancecamp.net.


Newburyport High athletic director John Daileanes is looking for parent volunteers to assist him with the redesign of the gymnasium area hallway and tunnel. Experience in the area of graphic design would be helpful but not necessary. The school is looking for people to provide creative ideas to make the gymnasium area more presentable. Please contact John Daileanes through e-mail if interested at jdaileanes@newburyport.k12.ma.us.


The Maudslay Summer Cross Country Race Series will be run at Maudslay State Park every Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. from June 30 to Aug. 18. Two races of 1.5 miles and 3.0 miles will be run on the Travis Landreth course. All ages are welcome. There is no entry fee and ribbons are awarded to all finishers 14 and under. For more information, contact Don Hennigar at dhennigar2@hotmail.com.


The Amesbury High Learn to Pitch Clinic will run June 27 to July 1 (9-11 a.m.) for girls in grades 3-11 at Amesbury Middle School. The cost is $150 per player. The pitching camp is run by Amesbury High coach Chris Perry and will include Cathy Mamakos, Ashley Waters and Joy Farmer. Contact Perry at 603-781-7287 or e-mail clperry20@gmail.com with questions.

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Dirt the Skirt Sports is starting its second annual season of competitive fast-pitch softball for women 30 years of age and older. Registration is ongoing until July 15 at dtssports.com. The fee is $70 prior to June 25 and $75 thereafter.


Newburyport Youth Baseball School will run June 27 to July 1 (9 a.m. to noon) at Newburyport Pioneer League Park. Newburyport High assistant Ryan McCarthy will run the clinic. The cost is $125 ($100 for each additional sibling) for 6- to 11-year-old boys and girls. For information, call 978-764-7675 or e-mail coachmac7@hotmail.com. Please send application form, immunization form and check to Ryan McCarthy; 62 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952.

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The 15th annual Sachem Baseball School will have three sessions — June 27-30 (9 a.m. to noon) for seventh- to ninth-graders, July 18-22 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and July 25-29 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) for boys and girls ages 5-12. For more info, call camp director Tom L'Italien at 978-265-6128 or e-mail TLCAMPS@comcast.net.

Track and Field

Hershey Youth Track and Field series will run through June 14. The local Hershey Track Championships will be June 16. All local youth ages 9-14 are welcome. Events vary with age. Regular Tuesday practices will run 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or email stellamccormick@comcast.net.

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The inaugural River Rival Youth Track Camp, under the direction of Newburyport coach Mike McCormick and Pentucket coach Steve Derro, will run Mondays and Thursdays from July 7 to Aug. 1 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Fuller Track in Newburyport. Open to girls and boys ages 8-14. To request an application, e-mail Steve Derro at sderro87@hotmail.com. Any questions can be directed to Steve Derro or Mike McCormick at stellamccormick@comcast.net.

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The fifth annual Winner's Circle Running Club/Yankee Runner River Rivals series will run July 5 and Aug. 9 in Newburyport, July 12 and 26 in Amesbury and July 19 at Triton. Sign-ups start at 4:45 p.m. Event starts at 5:30 p.m. Age groups include 6-8, 9-13, 14-18 and 18-plus. For more info, contact Mike McCormick (978-382-0738), Steve Derro (978-994-9091), Joe Colbert (978-764-5980) or Winner's Circle Running Club at website-runthecircle.org.


The annual Clipper Girls Basketball Camp, under the direction of NHS athletic director John Daileanes and girls basketball coach Gregg Dollas, will run June 27 to June 30 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day) at the NHS gymnasium. For a registration form, please go to www.mrdollas.com/basketball.htm. Any questions may be directed to John Daileanes at jdaileanes@newburyport.k12.ma.us or Gregg Dollas at gdollas@trsd.net.

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The Triton Basketball Summer Clinic, led by the coaching staff at Triton Regional High, will be offering four separate weeks of clinics for all players entering grades 1-9. Each week focuses on a different set of skills necessary to be a successful basketball player. Clinics will be run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 for one week, $150 for two weeks, $175 for three, and $200 for all four. Contact Karen Christian at kchristian@trsd.net or 978-462-8171 ext. 4515.

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The Market Street Baptist Church will host a three-day Junior Church Basketball Clinic June 26-28 (1-4 p.m.) at the Cashman Elementary School. The clinic for girls and boys ages 5-13 is a noncompetitive, instructional program designed to teach fundamental basketball skills and basic Bible knowledge. A suggested donation of $10 per child is requested to cover costs. To register, call the church at 978-388-0930 or e-mail msbcsec@verizon.net.

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The seventh annual Newburyport Boys Basketball Camp will run July 11-15 (8 a.m. to noon) for boys entering third to 10th grade. For more info, call camp director Tom L'Italien at 978-265-6128 or e-mail TLCAMPS@comcast.net.

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The New England Warriors are offering basketball skills and shooting programs for boys and girls grades 5-12 from June thru July at NECC. For information contact Northern Essex Coach Joe Tardif at 603-234-5727; e-mail NeWarriorsBasketball@comcast.net; or visit the website at NeWarriors.Co.


The Newburyport Gridiron Club will host the 12th Annual Clipper Classic Golf Tournament at Apple Hill Golf Course in Kingston, N.H., July 15. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost of the tournament will be $125 per person. Included is a breakfast of coffee and doughnuts, 18 holes of golf with cart, longest drive and closest to the pin contests, registration gift, various handouts and a lunch by the Galley Hatch. All proceeds go to the Newburyport High School football program. Visit www.newburyportgridironclub.org.

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The Evergreen Valley Senior Men's Golf League plays every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., on the Evergreen Valley Golf Course in Newburyport. If you are interested in playing, please contact Ethel at 978-463-8600.

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The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce will hold its 22nd annual Golf Tournament June 27 (10 a.m. start) at Portsmouth Country Club, Portsmouth, NH. Visit http://www.newburyportchamber.org/pdf/GolfApp_2011.pdf.

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The third annual Windrush Farm Golf Classic will be held at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown June 27 to support the therapeutic programs at Windrush Farm. The price is $135 per golfer or $520 per foursome and includes 18 holes, dinner, contests, gifts, raffles and an auction. To sign-up or for more information, visit www.windrushfarm.org or call 978-682-7855.

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The 2011 Links for Learning Golf Tournament will be held Monday July 11 at the Black Swan Country Club. Tickets are on sale at www.linksforlearninggolf.org. Single golfers are $145, foursomes are $580.

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