Local Calendar


CT Bombers fall softball tryouts - 14U (Today, 6 p.m.), 16U (Today, 6 p.m.), 18U (Thursday, 6 p.m.). All tryouts at Volunteer Field, Franklin. Contacts: Rich Hiscox, (860) 908-0330 or richh32@comcast.net, Tony Delorenzo, (860) 377-8979 or tonyde100@aol.com, Mike DeVito, (860) 887-8019 or 22devito@comcast.net, Mark Correia, (860) 490-2316 or mcorreia@preventure.com.

CT Renegades travel fastpitch softball tryouts - Saturday at Ledyard Middle School. 14U at 9 a.m., 16U at 10:30 a.m. and 18U at noon. Contact: Ken Nogacek at ctrenegades2012@aol.com or (860) 608-5558.

Waterford Babe Ruth fall ball registration - Saturday (10 a.m.) and Tuesday, Aug. 21 (7 p.m.) at Babe Ruth field. For ages 13-15 (as of May 1, 2012) at cost of $80 and $25 more for each additional sibling.

Mystic Babe Ruth League - Next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Mystic YMCA.

East Lyme Babe Ruth Fall Ball registration - Go to East Lyme Babe Ruth website to register by Aug. 29. Fill out form and send check for $80 to East Lyme Babe Ruth, P.O. Box 102, East Lyme 06333. Contact, John Klinefelter at johnklinefelter@sbcglobal.net

Mystic Little League Fall Ball - Baseball and softball open to ages 6-11 (age as of April 30, 2012) starting in late August through October. Contact: ww.mysticlittleleague.com, Jim Carney at jimc@carneyfinancial.com (baseball) or Tom Taber at t.taber@sbcglobal.net (softball).

Pitching lessons - Dennis Long is conducting fall pitchers' workouts from Sept. 1-Nov. 1 for ages 12-18. Contact: (860) 608-3287 or pitchingeasy@gmail.com.

Jimmy Fund One-Pitch/Double-Elimination Softball Tournament - Men's and women's divisions available; Sept. 7-9 and 14-16 at Washington Park in Groton. Fee: $125 donation, due by Sept. 5. Contact: Glen Graham at (860) 445-7926 or Tom Thomson at (860) 912-0290.

The CT Bombers Softball clinics - 14th annual Fall-Ball Girls' Fastpitch Softball skills clinics and league for girls entering grades 5-12, begins Sept. 8 and runs through Oct. 28. All activities will be held at Giddings Park, Route 207 in North Franklin. Saturdays will be for grades 5-8, Sundays for grades 9-12. The first weekend (Sept. 8-9) will be instructional clinics and skills drills instilling or reenforcing proper mechanics and decision making. The following seven weekends will be double headers, culminating in the crowning of league champions. Contact: Rich Hiscox (860) 642-6076, Tony Delorenzo (860) 228-2819 Mark Correia (860) 490-2316, Mike DeVito (860) 887-7367 or visit www.ctbombers.org

New England Tides baseball - Program is looking for top 2013 and 2014 grads for its 18u fall prospect team and interested players for the 16u fall travel team. If interested call Travis Beausoleil at (860) 861-1646 or email Beausoleil_t@Mitchell.edu


2012 Northeast College Girls' Basketball Showcase - Sunday, Sept. 9 at Connecticut College in New London, open to players in Grades 10-12 interested in playing in college. Registration will be limited to 80 players and advance registration is required. Contact: www.ct-starters.org

Connecticut Storm fall basketball registration - Register at http://www.ctstorm.com/fallleague.htm through Sept. 17. Fees are $130 to play on a team, $100 for the skills clinic only and $750 to enter a team. Contact, Larry Miller (860) 859-2202.


VFW Post 594 Golf Tournament - Thursday, River Ridge GC. Time: 10:30 a.m. (shotguns scramble). Cost: $95 per player (includes prime rib dinner back at post). Deadline for registration: Aug. 9. Contact: (860) 892-1400.

ECSU women's soccer, softball and volleyball golf tournament - Sunday, Aug. 26, University Club, Windham. Cost: $135, includes cart and dinner. Contact, Chris D'Ambrosio (860) 465-0175.

Montville Lions "We Serve" Golf Tournament - Sunday, Aug. 26, Richmond (R.I.) Country Club: Registration: 6:30 a.m. (shot gun start at 8 a.m.). Cost: $125 per person.


Norwich Rec Runs - Thursdays through Aug. 23, Mohegan Park Center, Norwich, 6:15 p.m. (group stretching and warmup), followed by 1/2-mile run for children under 6 (must be accompanied by adult) at 6:30 p.m., 1-mile run for children under 6 (must be accompanied by adult) and 7 p.m., 3-mile run for ages 6-and-over (children under 12 must be accompanied by adult). Contact: Norwich Rec. at (860) 823-3791.


The 2012 Labor Day Classic Presented by Nike - Accepting teams to fill openings in U10, U12, U14 girls' and boys' classic/travel divisions and U11 and U13 girls' and boys' premier divisions. There are more than 80 teams already committed to this soccer tournament from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Contact: tournament director Rob Brule at (860) 884-0230 or rob@conncoastsoccer.com. Registration deadline is Aug. 13.

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