, Salem, MA

June 15, 2013

Local sports briefs

The Salem News

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The Danvers High Golf Boosters will be holding its annual tournament at the Ferncroft Country Club on Monday with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. This major fundraiser directly supports the varsity and JV golf teams. The cost of $150 per player includes 18 holes of championship golf with cart, raffle prizes, and an awards dinner reception. Please reserve your foursome spot today or obtain more information on becoming a hole sponsor by contacting


The 34th Cape Ann Hockey School will hold sessions at the Peabody Rink this summer from August 5-9, 12-16 and 19-23. Ages 5-to-9 go from 8:30-10:30 a.m. followed by 9-12-year-olds from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ages 13-18 from 5-7 p.m. Each class limits the student-teacher ratio for individualized instruction, and the school is led by 33-year Masco coach Bob Driscoll. Cost is $200 per week, with discounts for siblings and multiple weeks. There is also a girls session for players ages 9-17 from August 19-23 from 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact or visit


Summer at Pingree will hold a Football Skills Clinic on the Pingree School campus at 537 Highland Street in South Hamilton from July 29 to August 1 for boys entering grades 7-9. The clinic is designed to help players develop essential skills. Participants will work with Pingree’s Head Football Coach Christ Powers, other coaches, and players from the Pingree football program. Skills will range from stance and footwork to game strategies. Each day will consist of warm ups, agility training, individual position training, team concepts, and end with a 7 v 7 game. Players will work on both offensive and defensive skills daily. The clinic will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For more information and to register, go to www.pingree/summer or call 978-468-4415 ext. 255.


Pitching Fix summer prep will be holding morning and evenings training sessions which include information on mechanics, velocity building, conditioning, drills and nutrition. Led by National Pitching Association and RDRBI (Rod Dedeaux Research in Baseball Institute) coach Gardy O’Flynn who works directly with pitching guru Tom House. For more information visit or contact Gardy at or 978-500-0148.



Tom Donovan’s 19th annual Beverly Panthers basketball camp will be held July 29-August 2 at Beverly High. The camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for players ages 8-15. For more information call the Beverly Rec. Department 978-921-6067 or Tom Donovan at 978-927-5577.


The North Shore Basketball School will be held June 30-July 3 for boys and girls entering grades 4 through 9. The Sunday, June 30 session will be held from noon to 5 p.m. while the other three days will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Danvers High School Fieldhouse.

Cost of the camp is $150 and it will include drills, competitions, and two games a day with a focus on fundamentals. Campers will receive T-shirts and individual and team awards will be given out. Camp Directors are Danvers High boys basketball coach John Walsh and Watertown High School boys basketball coach Steve Harrington. For more information, contact Walsh by email at, or by phone at 781-307-8231.


The ninth annual North Shore Basketball clinic will be held July 29-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm. at the Higgins Middle School in Peabody. Former St. John’s Prep varsity basketball coach Sean Connolly and his former assistant and recently-named successor John Dullea will conduct the clinic, which will focus on the offensive and defensive fundamentals of the game for players age 8-16. For more information, contact John Dullea at 978-210-1974 or by email at



Certified water polo coach Kim Lord will coach a water polo clinic in Pingree School’s outdoor pool from June 22-26 from 5-6:30 p.m. One evening she will take the group into Boston to view a college team or perhaps play in a collegiate pool. Open to boys and girls entering grades 6-9. Pingree School is located at 537 Highland Street in South Hamilton. Fee: $145. For more information and to register, go to and scroll down to sports, arts, etc. or email


The annual Beverly Hockey Alumni Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 8 at Wenham Country Club. Cost of the outing is $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. There is a Hole-In-One prize where a car will be awarded if someone can ace a shot on the designated hole; there will also be other prizes, raffles and food following golf at Wenham CC. For more information or to sign up as a foursome, contact Ross McCullough at 978-821-1034 or Todd Lampert at 978-927-1600.



Beverly High School is looking for a varsity girls basketball coach. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to athletic director James Coffey, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly High School, Beverly, MA 01915 or email him at

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School is seeking a fall cheerleading coach for the upcoming, 2013 season. Interested candidates are asked to email athletic director Craig Genualdo a cover letter and resume at This is a part-time, stipend position that begins in August and ends the first week in December.

Danvers High School is looking to fill the following positions: full school year athletic trainer; head gymnastics coach; JV girls basketball coach; varsity volleyball coach; JV volleyball coach; freshman girls soccer coach; JV golf coach; and JV and freshman field hockey coaches. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: John Sullivan, Athletic Director, Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers, MA 01923 or email


The Next Level North Shore Lacrosse Clinic will take place July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Higgins Middle School in Peabody for boys ages 8-16. The clinic director is Bryan Molk. Registration is done through the Peabody Rec Dept.; go to and click on Parks & Rec Online.


The Wicked Running Club of Salem is excited to announce the Third Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 mile road race, Friday, July 12, 8pm. A portion of the proceeds each year help fund local track programs at public schools. This year’s beneficiary will be Lynn English High School. Previous recipients were Salem and Beverly High Schools.