, Salem, MA


January 24, 2014

Local sports briefs


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 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 @


The North Shore Softball Umpire Association (NSSUA) will be running a Softball Umpires School in February 2014 at Marblehead High School. The school will certify umpires to work high school and recreational leagues on the North Shore. School will held Mondays from 6:30-9 p.m. for seven consecutive weeks starting Feb. 3. The cost of the school, including rulebook & umpiring materials, is $75. If interested and for more information, please contact Roy Ballard @ or 781-223-0378.


The Top Gun Softball Pitching Clinic is accepting registration for six Sunday sessions running beginning January 26. Beginners go from 8:30-9:30 a.m. followed by intermediate and advanced from 9:30-10:30 a.m. All sessions are at Bishop Fenwick High School and are run by coach Paul Lyman along with Shannon Lyman-Blacker and Jackie Collier, who both pitched in college. For more information, call 978-744-1717 or e-mail


The Silver Streaks Skating Club in Peabody will be holding a new session of skating lessons for boys and girls of all ages. Group classes are held Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. and Sundays at 3:50 p.m. Advanced skates can join their Figure Skating Club. Additional ice time is available on Fridays, and private lessons are available. Please contact Coach Alisa at 978-882-1777 or email for more information.

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