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Published February 22. 2014 4:00AM

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Waterford Babe Ruth registration - Feb. 22, 23 and March 1, 2, at Walker Baseball Academy from 12:30-2 p.m. each session. For ages 13-15. Fee is $100 per player, $150 for two with a family maximum of $180. New players must present valid birth certificate. Contact: Todd Crawford at david t crawford@sbcglobal.net

Groton Little League registration - Saturday, Feb. 22, noon-3 p.m., DBI 800 Flanders Road, Building 7. All dates are also player clinics (bring sneakers and glove) For baseball (ages 4-12) and softball (ages 7-16). Bring birth certificate and proof of residency. More information and returning player online registration available at http://www.eteamz.com/groton/

Montville Little League registration - Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fair Oaks School (Room 116). Online registration available for returning players only at www.montvilleamerican.org. Contact: Tania Bonner at tbonner@ct.metrocast.net (baseball) or Rachel Belardo at rlane928@sbcglobal.net (softball).

Mystic Little League baseball/softball registration - Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., B.F. Hoxie Fire Department. Open to players ages 4-12. Registration is also available online at http://mysticlittleleague.com. Contact: Tom Taber, (860) 908-6566 or email t.taber@sbcglobal.net

Montville Babe Ruth registration - Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-7 p.m., Montville American Legion. For ages 13-15 (and 16-18 if enough interest). Contact: Marc McGrath at gooster12@aol.com or (860) 912-3176.

Old Lyme Little League - Parents or guardians must go to www.lolll.org and complete a registration and medical release by Feb. 28. There will be one open registration on Saturday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Old Lyme Middle School. Visit www.lolll.org or contact president Deb O'Neil, (860) 501-7232.

Pawcatuck Little League and Babe Ruth registration - Sunday, March 2 from noon-3 p.m. at Pawcatuck Middle School cafeteria. For players ages 4-12 as of April 30, 2014 (for baseball) or Dec. 31, 2013 (for softball). Players who live, or attend school, in the Pawcatuck Little League district are eligible. Contact: Lance Hamilton at (860) 710-2163.

CT Hurricanes baseball fall tryouts - March 3 or 6, 16U (6-7:30 p.m.), 18U (7:30-9 p.m.), Dodd Stadium indoor facility. Schedule will not exceed 20 games. Contact Scott Chiasson at scottchiasson@me.com or call 860-334-5630.

Coast Guard Academy AAF Spring Training Baseball Camp - March 7-10, Roland Fieldhouse. For boys ages 10-17. First session (for ages 10-12) is Friday and Monday, 4:45-6:45 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 9-11 a.m. Second session (ages 13-17) is Friday and Monday, 6:45-8:45 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $85 per camper, $150 two family members, $200 for three family members. Contact: Bob Bono, (860) 444-8588 or Robert.bono@uscga.edu

New London American Legion baseball - Looking for players who reside in New London, Groton or Mystic for the 2014 summer season in Senior (19-under), Junior (17-under) and new Prep (13-15) programs. Cost: $300 per player. Also looking for coaches. Contact: Tom Vivirito at tomviv@ymail.com or (860) 444-7883.

Niantic American Legion Baseball - Looking for players who reside in East Lyme, Old Lyme or Salem to play on Junior League (17-under) team. Contact: Bob Kane, (860) 701-8070 or rollapair163@yahoo.com or Marty Hausberger, (860) 922-5174.

Dodd Stadium Baseball Academy - Individual instruction for baseball and softball players of all ages. Contact: (860) 887-7962, ext. 104 or email academy@cttigers.com

Southeastern Connecticut Winter Tune-up Softball Hitting Clinic - Sunday, March 2, Yarnall Field House, Mitchell College, New London. Session I, ages 10-14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Session II, high school group, 4-6 p.m. Fee: $40, $30 for New London athletes. Contact: Jillian Ortega, Ortega_j@mitchell.edu or Jen Ward, wardj8@yahoo.com

CT Energy 14U travel softball team - Looking for players to complete 2014 roster. Contact: Chris Gonet, (860) 389-0139 or email cagonet.aol.com

CT Fusion AAU softball team - Looking for a pitcher for 14u team for 2014 spring/summer season. Contact: Joel, (860) 235-0623 or Gary (401) 741-4806.

CT Heat AAU baseball team - Looking for interested players for fall season in age groups 13u, 14u, 15u and 16u. To schedule a workout email ctheatbaseball@gmail.com or go to ctheatbaseball.com

CT Renegades 16u softball team - Looking for one more pitcher for 2014 summer season. Contact: Ken Nogacek, (860) 608-5558 or kpndmd@hotmail.com, or Matt Schmahl, (860) 861-2974 or schmahlmj@hotmail.com

CT Sounders Baseball Club - Looking for players in age groups 13u-16u for fall season and beyond. Contact Dan, (860) 514-5068 to register and schedule tryout or visit www.ctsounders.com.

CT Pirates Baseball Club - Looking for players in age groups 13u-18u. Contact: Marc McGrath at gooster12@aol.com or (860) 912-3176.

CT Vipers baseball - Looking for players in age groups 9u-18u. Contact: connecticutvipers@gmail.com

CT Crush baseball - Looking for players for summer season in age groups 16u-19u. Contact: Mike Wall at Ctcrushbaseball@yahoo.com or (860) 514-7129.

CT Energy softball - Looking for players for summer season. Contact: Chris Gonet at cagonet@aol.com or (860) 389-0139.

BASKETBALL

CT Storm girls' basketball spring program - Starts week of March 17 with practices in Groton or Willimantic/Columbia. Teams attend three AAU tournaments. Contact: Chris Conley, c.conley@live.com or www.ctstorm.com

Connecticut Playmakers AAU boys' basketball travel team Looking for coaches and players in age groups 9U through 17U for spring/summer AAU season. All interested players/coaches should contact Alick Furtick at ctplaymakersaau@gmail.com

FOOTBALL

Ledyard Youth Football Clinic - Consecutive Sundays on Feb. 23, March 2, March 9 and March 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ledyard H.S. gym. For students in grades 1-8 and conducted by Ledyard H.S. coaching staff. Cost: $20. Contact: Ledyard Parks and Rec, (860) 464-9112 or ledyardrec.org

GOLF

Norwich Tech Friends & Alumni Scholarship Scramble - Sunday, May 4, Norwich Golf Club. Registration, 11 a.m.; lunch, noon; shotgun start, 1 p.m.; buffet dinner, 5:30 p.m. Cost: $500 per four-player team. Contact: Timothy Krodel, (860) 514-2142 or timothy.krodel@ct.gov

LACROSSE

Groton Mystic Lacrosse Association - Registration open for indoor and outdoor lacrosse. New players welcome. March 2-April 6 (all players). Register for the indoor through Groton Park & Rec at www.groton-ct.gov/parksrec and for outdoor at www.grotonmysticlacrosse.com. Contact: John Casey, grotonlax@gmail.com or (860) 235-6532.

East Lyme Lacrosse Association Registration - Web-based registration is open for the spring season; program open to boys and girls grades K-8. Contact: www.ella.uslaxteams.com on the web for all registration information or Judd Andres (860) 912-3106 or Ken Roberts (860) 625-4621 with any questions.

SOCCER

Groton Soccer Club spring registration - Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Groton Public Library. For boys and girls ages 4-11. Cost: $50 for rec (ages 4-7), $70 for travel (additional fee if new uniform is needed). Bring used (cleaned) cleats for cleat swap during registration. Online registration also available at www.grotonsoccerclub.com

Easter Week Soccer Clinic - At New London Sports Complex, April 15-19 from 9 a.m.-noon. Geared for travel boys and girls ages 8-14, cost is $140. Contact: Andrew Storton at astorton@conncoastsoccer.com or (203) 901-5879.

Eastern Connecticut State University Spring Break Soccer Clinic April 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon. Boys and girls ages 5-14, all skill levels. Run by ECSU men's soccer staff at Mansfield Athletic Complex. Cost: $110. Checks payable to ECSU Foundation. Register online at www.ecsuyouthsoccercamp.com or call (860) 465-4334.

SWIMMING

East Lyme Aquatic and Fitness Center registration - Youth swim lessions begin March 1. For ages 3 months through 16. Contact: nutmegaquatics.com or (860) 691-4681.

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