Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Connecticut Heat AAU baseball - Hosting tryouts for 10U and 11U players on Jan. 6, 20 and 31, 5-7 p.m., Renegade Sports Center in Waterford. Contact: (860) 449-4052 or email ctheatbaseball@gmail.com.

Waterford North Little League meeting - Thursday, Jan. 10 in Quaker Hill School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Contact: Traci at (860) 443-0883.

Connecticut Sounders AAU baseball - Accepting registration for players ages 10U-18U for 2013 season. Tryouts will be held in early Jan. Contact: Dan at (860) 514-5068 or visit www.ctsounders.com

Salem Youth Baseball/Softball League registration - Saturdays, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Salem School gym. Contact: Arthur Christian, (860) 859-0226.

Montville Little League registration - At the Fair Oaks School on Feb. 2 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Feb. 13 (6-8 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Montville High at 10 a.m. (softball) and 1 p.m. (baseball).

Eastern Connecticut ASA Umpires - Training sessions for new umpires will be held in preparation for the upcoming middle school and high school fast pitch softball season. Training sessions will begin in February and the season begins in April. New umpires are expected to attend 3-4 classroom sessions as well as field clinics. There are also mandatory board meetings during the season. Contact: Todd S. Smith, (860) 599-6078 or todd9794@sbcglobal.net.

Niantic American Legion - Looking for coaches in Senior division and a manager and coaches in Junior division. Contact: Harold Winslow, (860) 691-2426 or Ed Waido, (860) 389-5048.

CT Challengers travel softball - Looking for players for 14U and 16U teams. Players must be born from 1996-1999. Contacts, Randy Ortiz at ranjams70@yahoo.com or (860) 942-3829, Al Carpenter at acarpenter@cphengineers.com or (860) 208-3394.

New England Tides baseball - The Tides are holding individual tryouts for their 18U and 16U summer travel teams. Contact: Travis Beausoleil at (860) 861-1646 or beausoleil_t@mitchell.edu.

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Training Sessions - Running Thursdays for nine weeks starting Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m., New London High School. For athletes in grades 7 and up. Run by Travis Meyer from Five Star Quarterback Training. Contact: Travis Meyer at 5starqb@live.com

MISCELLANEOUS

East Lyme Aquatic and Fitness Center Youth Swim Lessons - Session begins Jan. 5; open to ages 3 months-16 years old. Classes range from parent/tot through advanced stroke. Classes are 30 minutes in length and meet once per week, unless noted otherwise. Offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. at 1/2-hour intervals. Springboard diving offered Saturdays at 9 a.m. Contact: (860) 691-4681 or visit the web at www.nutmegaquatics.com

Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship - The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance will accept applications until Feb. for 2013 Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship. Named for a longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003, the scholarship provides the winning applicant $1,500 toward the first year of college study leading to a career in sports journalism. Increased aid is offered for the remaining college years if the student meets certain criteria of progress. Contact: Robert Barton, competition chairman, rbrtbarton@aol.com, subject: kolinsky. Applications and supporting documents must reach the Alliance at Box 70, Unionville, 06085, by Feb. 19.

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