Local Calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Niantic Legion baseball tryouts — Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. For players from East Lyme, Old Lyme and Salem. Tryouts are for the Junior (17U) and Senior (19U) teams. Contact: nianticlegionbaseball@gmail.com.

Pawcatuck Little League registration — Sunday, March 4 at Pawcatuck Middle School cafeteria from noon-3 p.m. For boys ages 4-12 and girls ages 4-15. Online registration is preferred and available at http://www.eteamz.com/pawcatucklittleleague. Forms can be found under forms & handouts. Registrations will also be taken for Babe Ruth baseball, for boys ages 13-15 as of May 1. Cost is $70 for t-ball, $150 for Babe Ruth, and $100 for all other divisions, with a family maximum of $200 (Babe Ruth not eligible). First-time registrants must bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate.

Eastern Connecticut Board of Umpires — Looking for new members to umpire high school and American Legion baseball games. Training begins in February. Contact: Matt McShane, mattmcshane@umpire.com, (860) 908-7609.

Waterford/Montville Babe Ruth baseball — Online registration is open for travel and regular season teams. Players from both towns are eligible. Regular season runs from mid-April through June 22 . For fees and to register go to htpp://waterfordbaberuth.siplay.com

Fast-pitch softball umpires — Looking for new members to umpire high school and middle school softball games. Contact: Carl Sheppard, (860) 608-9424, Joe Auwood, jauwood@snet.net

New London Legion baseball — Looking for players for 19U and 17U teams. Players born in 1999 or later whose parents reside in New London, Groton or Mystic are eligible. Contact: Tom Vivirito, tomviv@ymail.com

Baltic Jack Benny Softball League — Looking for players age 45 and older, for Sunday afternoon wooden bat league which begins in April. Contact: Mike Gressler, m.gressler@ew-inc.com, (860) 287-3075.

TCB Hammerheads baseball — Looking for players for 10U, 11U, 13U, 14U and 15U teams. Contact: (860) 390-6194.

CT Crush softball — Evaluations for 14U, 12U and 10U players. Email grandslam.ct@gmail.com for an evaluation.

CT Challengers softball — Looking for players for 16U and 14U teams. Players interested in trying out for either team should contact Randy Ortiz, ctchallengers2011@gmail.com or (860) 942-3829.

CT Clippers baseball — Evaluations for 18U players. Email grandslam.ct@gmail.com for an evaluation.

Shore Sting White 14u softball — Need two players to round out roster. Interested players must be age 14 as of Jan. 1, 2017. Contacts: David Gage via text at (860) 227-0085 or Ed Hobson via email at Hobson@comcast.net or call (203) 530-3964.



BASKETBALL

CT Playmakers boys’ basketball — Looking for coaches and players in age groups 9U-17U for spring/summer season. Contact: Alick Furtick, ctplaymakersbasketball@gmail.com

Intensity boys’ basketball middle school tryouts — For grades 3-8. Monday, Feb. 26 at Stanton Elementary School in Norwich; Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Huntington Elementary School in Norwich; Wednesday., Feb. 28 at Moriarty Elementary School in Norwich. Each session is 6:30-8 p.m. (grades 3-5) and 8-9:30 p.m. (grades 6-8). $10 fee for tryout, which covers all three days. Player must be present for at least one date. Bring birth certificate and school report card to tryouts. Contact: Tim Strong, tstrong3523@gmail.com

Intensity boys’ basketball high school tryouts — For grades 9-12. Monday, March 12 Stanton Elementary School in Norwich; Tuesday, March 13 at Huntington Elementary School in Norwich; Wednesday., March 14 at Moriarty Elementary School in Norwich. Each session is 6:30-9:30 p.m. $10 fee for tryout, which covers all three days. Player must be present for at least one date. Bring birth certificate and school report card to tryouts. Contact: Tim Strong, tstrong3523@gmail.com



LACROSSE

East Lyme Lacrosse Association Spring Registration — Web-based registration system for the Spring 2018 season is now open; open to boys and girls, grades 1-8. For information, visit www.ella.uslaxteams.com. Contact: Rich McCaffrey (860) 912-3106 or Tim Swenson (860) 739-0539.



RUNNING

Colchester Half Marathon — Saturday, Feb. 24 at Bacon Academy. Race begins at 10 a.m. Contact: Rick Konon, r-kon@sbcglobal.net



MISCELLANEOUS

The Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Sports Journalism Scholarship — Presented by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance, the scholarship honors the memory of Bohdan Kolinsky, longtime high school sports editor of the Hartford Courant, who died in 2003. The scholarship provides a one-time award of $2,500 to a high school senior from Connecticut who is admitted to an accredited four-year college for study leading to a career in sports journalism (print, broadcast, digital). Applications will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 23. Apply now online at www.ctsportswriters.com/scholarship. Contact: John Holt, scholarship chairman, via email at johndholt@yahoo.com (be sure to leave your name and number where you can be reached.)

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