SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 24, 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.

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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 @ roys4girls@yahoo.com or 781-223-0378.

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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 topfunsoftball@gmail.com.

ICE SKATING

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 alisaskates229@gmail.com for more information.

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.

OPEN HOUSE

The YMCA of Greater Beverly will be holding an open house today from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Patrons can visit the Y free of charge while enjoying full access to our expansive facility with all member privileges and take part in some exclusive pool offerings including aqua aerobics (8-9 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.) and aqua zumba (9:30-10:30 a.m.) and sample mini swim lessons from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit NorthShoreYMCA.org.

BASKETBALL

The Beverly Knights of Columbus will be holding a Free Throw Contest this Sunday at the Beverly YMCA Sterling Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to all boys and girls ages 9-14. Nine and 10-year-old players begin at 3:30 p.m.; 11 and 12-year-olds begin at 5 p.m., and 13 and 14-year-olds will start at 6:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

Salem Little League will have its final registration for the 2014 season Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jackson Hewitt Offices, 138 Canal Street in Salem (in the Family Dollar Plaza across from Crosby’s Market). Cost is $65 for T-Ball, $120 for one player in baseball or softball, $200 for two players from the same family or househould and $250 for three or more from the same family or household. All major credit cards except for American Express are accepted. Returning players from 2013 must register for 2014. Parents of new players will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a Massachusetts License or current picture ID and two other documents showing proof of Salem residence, such as car registration and utility bills. Please visit www.salemll.com for more details.

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The Beverly Legion Post 331 baseball program has two paid assistant coaching positions open for the 2014 season. Interested parties are asked to call John Prisco at 508-801-4946.

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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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Peabody Babe Ruth baseball will be holding sign-ups tomorrow at the Higgins Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please visit http://www.peabodybaberuth.com.

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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.

COACHING VACANCIES

Swampscott High School is seeking a varsity field hockey coach. Interested candidates can send a letter and resume to athletic director Jon Flanagan at 200 Essex Street in Swampscott, 01907, or fax 781-599-2034, or e-mail athletics@swampscott.k12.ma.us.

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Ipswich High School is currently seeking applicants for a varsity girls soccer coach. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, at least three references and a copy of their resume to: Ipswich High School, c/o Tom Gallagher, Athletic Director, 134 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938. Fax is 978-356-3720 or e-mail: ipsath@ipswichschools.org.

LACROSSE

The Swampscott Nahant Youth Lacrosse organization’s registration for the 2014 season is open for boys and girls ages 7-15 in Swampscott and Nahant. No experience is necessary and registration must be completed by Jan. 1 or a $25 late fee will be assessed. For more information or to register, visit www.snyl.org or e-mail Tom Driscoll at tomdriscoll@snyl.org.

FOOTBALL

Lynn Classical is seeking two experienced offensive assistant football coaches for the 2014 season. Interested candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of coaching experience at the high school level or higher. Positions to be filled include an offensive coordinator as well as an offensive skills coach (quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please mail coaching resume and two written letters of reference to Lynn Classical High School, Attn.: Athletic Director Bill Devin, 235 O’Callaghan Way, Lynn, MA 01905. The deadline is Friday, January 31st. No late resumes or letters will be accepted.