Newburyport Lacrosse will host a Laughs for Lax comedy night April 20 at Newburyport Elks Lodge. The doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. Performers include Paul Gilligan, Jon Fisch and Tony Moschetto. Tickets are $20, and are available at Amesbury Skate and Sport. Call Rob at 508-783-6072 or visit


New Half Marathon Training Program runs at Natural High Fitness Club Saturdays at 8 a.m. at Natural High Fitness Club, 50 Water St. at The Tannery. Participants will be training on Saturdays for a Memorial Day Weekend event. Please contact Nancy McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or email Nancy@getrealfitness for further information or to register.

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Join Nancy McCarthy for her Couch to 5K Beginner Running nine-week program to train for the inaugural Derek Hines Flag Day Race, which will be held on June 14. This program is offered free of charge to all levels of fitness. For further information or to register, please call Nancy McCarthy 978-499-0993 or email

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The seventh annual Spring Fever 5K and Family Fun Run will be May 6 at 1 p.m. at the Bresnahan School in Newburyport. Sign up for the race at road-race-and-family-fun-run-2012. It is the largest fundraiser for the Newburyport Elementary PTO and all proceeds go directly to the elementary schools in Newburyport.

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The 12th annual Trav's Trail Run will be May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. The 3.0-mile cross-country race will be on dirt roads and pine-needle paths. New Balance technical T-shirts will go to all who register prior to the event. There will be cash and merchandise prizes and a post-race raffle. Number pick-up and registration will be at Greater Boston Running Company May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. All race proceeds will go to Travis Landreth Memorial Scholarship Fund. Register online at Email Don Hennigar at for more information.

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The Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund is hosting an inaugural Flag Day 5K road race June 14. The 5K walk, run or jog will go through scenic Newburyport, including the Rail Trail. It will be followed with a post-race party featuring food, drinks, entertainment and raffles all at the North End Boat Club. Registration for the Flag Day 5K is at

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The Hershey National Youth Track and Field program, sponsored by the Winner's Circle Running Club, will begin April 24 with 5:15 p.m. sign-up at Fuller Track in Newburyport. Ages 9 to 14 are welcome. Sprints, middle distance, jump and softball throw events are included. The fee is $35 per athlete. Please contact or 978-462-0117 for more information.


Intertown Babe Ruth summer baseball players are needed for the 15- to 16-year-old division as well as the 13- to 14-year-old division. Players must be living in or attending school in Newburyport. The birth date cutoff is Aug. 1. Contact Mike Quinn at or 978-490-0218 for additional information.

Hall/Wall of Fame

The Newburyport High School Wall Of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 year. Those interested may send nominations to the Newburyport High, attention Pat McBride, before the June 1 deadline.

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The Amesbury High Hall of Fame meeting will be April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Provident Bank Community Room on Market Street.


The 13th annual Clipper Classic will be at Apple Hill Golf Course in Kingston, N.H., July 13. 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, closest to the pin contests and putting contest, 50/50 hole, registration gift, various handouts and lunch at the Galley Hatch. To register, please visit

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The inaugural NHS Baseball Alumni Association Golf Tournament will be Aug. 12 at noon at Apple Hill Golf Course in Kingston, N.H. The cost is $125 per player or $500 per foursome. Proceeds from this year's tournament will be used to support the annual scholarship and for enhancements to the baseball field. Email completed forms no later than July 29 to Kevin Doyle at and pay the day of the event, or mail completed forms with payment to Kevin Doyle, 3 Greystone Lane, Seabrook, NH 03874.


Clipper City Gymnastics is accepting enrollment for the session beginning April 23. For information and a list of available classes, visit or call 978-388-2666.


Newburyport Youth Football and Cheerleading has opened registration for the fall season. Registration is available to those boys and girls entering grades 3-8 in the fall. Please register online at Registration will end June 1.

Field Hockey

Youth Field Hockey Skills and Drills Clinic will run on Tuesdays, June 26 to July 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Amesbury Sports Park. The clinic is open to all local students entering grades 3 to 9. The rate is $100 per player. An equipment pack will also be available for purchase at Amesbury Skate and Sport Shop. Send checks made out to AHS Boosters to Amesbury coach Bethany Noseworthy at 14 Gardner St., Salisbury, MA 01952. Contact Noseworthy at or 978-376-4292.

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A new co-ed adult field hockey league will be starting in May at the Amesbury Sports Park. This league is designed for recent high school graduates, college students, as well as retired field hockey players looking to continue playing competitive field hockey. The hour-long games will be 8 vs. 8 format, plus a goalie, and will run Tuesday nights starting May 15, with start times between 7 and 9 p.m. Limited space is available. Sign up a full team (preferred) or as an individual player by the registration deadline of April 30. Goalies need their own equipment and play for free. Check out Facebook under "Merrimack Valley Field Hockey" or contact Tara Murphy or Kaleigh Rowe at

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The Cape Ann League is seeking applicants interested in applying for the position of Field Hockey Commissioner. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Donna Andersen, Athletic Director, Triton Regional High School, 112 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922. Application materials must be received by April 13.


The annual Clipper Girls Basketball Clinic, run by NHS Athletic Director John Daileanes and NHS girls basketball coach Gregg Dollas, will be held from June 25 through 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the NHS Gym. The clinic is open to girls entering grades 3-9 in the fall of 2012. For a registration form or more information contact John Daileanes at or Gregg Dollas at Registration forms are also available on the Nock Middle School Web page under "take home notices."

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The coaching staff at Triton Regional High will be offering two weeks of basketball clinics this summer for boys and girls entering grades 1-3 for the 2012-2013 school year. Week 1: June 25-28; Week 2: July 9-12 (Monday-Thursday). Each week will focus on the skills necessary to be a successful basketball player. For registration forms, please contact Karen Christian at 978-462-8171 ext. 4515 or at

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The Viking Girls Basketball Skills Program at Triton Regional High is sponsoring a Basketball Skills Clinic the week of July 23 to 26 (Monday to Thursday) for girls who are entering grades 4-9 for the 2012-2013 school year. Each day will consist of drills, games and competitions to ensure that the players are learning the fundamentals and concepts of the game. For registration forms, please contact Karen Christian at 978-462-8171 ext. 4515 or at

Triathlon Training

The Dragonfly Swim and Tri Team is a unique youth team focusing on open water distance swimming and triathlon training for athletes ages 11 and older. Participate two, three or five days per week. Contact coach Andrew Soracco to learn more at or call 978-204-7882.


AHS All-Sports Boosters Club is hosting an "Amesbury High Night of Fun and Games" May 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lena's Seafood and Captains Corner in Salisbury. The entire facility at Captains Corner will be open, including the mini-golf course, batting cages and go-carts. Proceeds will support the efforts of the AHS Grad Night Committee and the AHS All-Sports Boosters Club. Mini golf tickets are $7 each and include a free batting cage token. Tickets can be purchased directly from members of either group and are also on sale at Amesbury High School, Cutter's Plus in Amesbury and Amesbury Skate and Sport Shop. In the event of rain, Lena's will still be open and mini golf tickets will be honored anytime after May 8. For more information, contact or

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