SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 28, 2014

Local sports briefs


The Salem News

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Danvers Girls Softball is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 season. The league has been restructured this year to include new league names and grade eligibility. The new structure is: Pre-School Fundamentals, T-Ball (Kindergarten & 1st grade), Junior (grades 2-3), Minor (grades 4-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), and High School (grades 9-12). The Middle School and High School leagues will be entirely re-drafted and tryouts will be held March 29. Registration fees are: $35 for Pre-School Fundamentals, $55 for T-Ball and $100 for all other leagues, with a family maximum of $200 if the registration is received prior to Feb. 15. After that date, the fee for each league will increase by $10 with a family maximum of $220. Please go to www.danversgirlssoftball.com to register using our new online registration system and to find out times for the Middle School and High School tryouts. Any questions, please contact Libby Kellard @ soxs61@verizon.net.

HALLS OF FAME

The Beverly High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 11 new members on Saturday, April 5 in a ceremony at the Danversport Yacht Club. Inductees include Brian Nelson (Class of 1974, hockey and track), Richard Giunta (Class of 1980, football and lacrosse), Peter Wynne (Class of 1981, basketball), Pam Morose (Class of 1983, field hockey and softball), Derek Dionne (Class of 1989, soccer, basketball and baseball), Jessica Davidson (Class of 2003, swimming), and Emily Rinaldi (Class of 2003, gymnastics). In addition, the BHS boys track relay team of 1967, which were New England champions, will also be honored. Tickets will be available for purchase at Todd’s Sporting Goods on Cabot Street, or from Dave Jellerson, until March 29.

BASEBALL

Veteran Danvers High baseball coach Roger Day is giving private baseball lessons for pitching, hitting and fielding. If interested, please contact Day at 978-771-1825.

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Registration for Danvers Babe Ruth in the Prep (13-year-old) and Major (14-15) divisions runs through April 11. The fee is $140, and the divisions begin in late April and run through the end of June. The Senior Division, for players ages 16-19, has a signup deadline of May 11. Fee is $160, and there will be competitive tryouts for this one team, which begins play June 1 and concludes in mid-August. There will also be an Lou Thompkins summer team for the first time, with games being played from mid-June through the end of August and travelling throughout Eastern Mass. to play. Fee is $160 and the deadline to sign up is May 1. For more information, please visit www.danversbaberuth.com or e-mail us at president@danversbaberuth.com.

FUNDRAISER

Peabody girls hockey is holding a fundraiser at McVann-O’Keefe Rink on March 1. The team will be collecting electronics recyclables including TVs ($25 bellow 27 inches, $30 above 27 inches), wood consoles ($35), projection TVs ($35), computer monitors and laptops ($15), phones ($5) and other appliances ($15). For more information, contact Christine at 781-580-9227 or K_Ctravers@juno.com.