Local Calendar


New London Babe Ruth meeting - Monday, Jan. 28 at Elks at 6 p.m. Interested coaches or volunteers should attend. Contact, Anna at (860) 443-7553.

Waterford Babe Ruth registration - Initial sessions for ages 13-15, Jan. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Babe Ruth Field press box. Cost: $100 ($150 for two players; $180 family maximum). New players need birth certificates. Contact: Joe Pezzolesi at jpezzolesi@aol.com.

Connecticut Heat AAU baseball - Hosting tryouts for 10U, 11U and 13U players on Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m., Renegade Sports Center in Waterford. Contact: (860) 449-4052 or email ctheatbaseball@gmail.com.

Waterford Babe Ruth winter hitting - For ages 13-18, held each Saturday and Sunday in Feb. Cost: $65 ($100 for two players). Sessions are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Contact: Rick Beaney at rbeans@snet.net.

East Lyme Little League Baseball/Softball registration - Online for all levels at www.ellittleleague.org or http://www.eteamz.com/eastlymelittleleague/ Anyone with questions or interest in coaching can come to East Lyme Middle School on Feb. 2 (9 a.m.-noon) or Feb. 6 (6-8 p.m.), but registration is online only. For East Lyme and Niantic residents only. Contact: Spencer Beers at sbeers24@sbcglobal.net (for baseball) or Jay Venditti at jvvenditti@gmail.com (softball).

Norwich Little League registration - Feb. 2-3 and Feb. 9-10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at NFA's Tirrell Building. Contact: www.eteamz.com/norwichlittle league.

Baseball panel discussion - Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m., Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Cost: $10. Featuring former batting coach Walt Hriniak, former Red Sox catcher Roger LaFrancois, St. Louis Cardinals batting coach Mark DeJohn and author Marty Appel. Contact: Roger LaFrancois at rlafrancois@aol.com.

Montville Little League registration - Feb. 2 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Feb. 13 (6-8 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Fair Oaks School. Tryouts are Saturday, March 2, Montville High, 10 a.m. (softball) and 1 p.m. (baseball).

Pawcatuck Little League and Babe Ruth registration - Sunday, Feb. 3 at Pawcatuck Middle School cafeteria from noon-3 p.m. For boys ages 5-15 as of April 30, 2013 and girls ages 5-16 as of Jan. 1, 2013. Birth certificate and proof of residency required.

Pawcatuck and North Stonington Major League registration - Sunday, Feb. 3 at Pawcatuck Middle School cafeteria from noon-3 p.m. For boys in North Stonington ages 9-12 as of April 30, 2013 and girls ages 11-16 as of Jan. 1, 2013. Birth certificate and proof of residency required.

Montville Babe Ruth registration - Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6-7 p.m., Montville American Legion. For ages 13-15 and possibly 16-18. Contact: Marc McGrath, (860) 912-3176 or gooster12@aol.com.

Waterford South Little League final registration - Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Waterford Cummunity Center. Any person not registering a player by the 21st must pay a $25 late fee. Contact, Tim Jerome (860) 235-5009.

Salem Youth Baseball/Softball League registration - Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Salem Town Hall. Contact: Arthur Christian, (860) 859-0226.

Waterford North Little League registration - Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m., Clark Lane Middle School cafeteria, and Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Quaker Hill School cafeteria. For boys and girls ages 4-12. Final registration (with late fee) is Thursday, March 7, 5-7 p.m., Clark Lane cafeteria. New players must bring birth certificate and proof of residency.

Lyme-Old Lyme Little League registration - For boys and girls ages 4-12. Registration and medical release forms can be mailed in by Feb. 11. To download forms vs. www.lolll.assn.la

Batter Up Baseball Camp - Winter break clinic Feb. 18-19 at Old Lyme High School from 9 a.m.-noon. For players grades 1-8, $60 per player. Contact, Bill Buscetto at billbuscetto@aol.com or (860) 514-5144.

Mystic Baseball/Softball registration - Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., B.F. Hoxie Fire Department. For Mystic Babe Ruth and Little League teams (players ages 4-16). Contact: Tom Taber, (860) 908-6566.

Salem Stampede AAU baseball - Hosting tryouts in February for 12U, 13U and 14U players. Contact: Joshua, (860) 237-2488.

CT Crush 12U softball team - Looking for players to join Mystic-based team, which will play four tournaments in April-June. Contact: Peter Georgetti, (203) 233-2011.

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. Sessions begin in February. New umpires must 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.

Connecticut Renegades 16U softball - Looking for players for summer season, which includes 5-6 tournaments and college showcase tournaments. Contact: Ken Nogacek, (860) 608-5558 or KPNDMD@hotmail.com or Matt Schmahl, (860) 861-2974.

CT Pirates travel baseball - Looking for players in 13-18 age groups and a 14U spring team. Contact: Marc McGrath at gooster12@aol.com or (860) 912-3176 or Willie Rios at willie.rios@hotmail.com or (860) 625-5514.

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

South County Sea Devils - Looking for experienced catcher for 16U travel team this season: Contact: Dave (860) 460-2296.


Stonington Youth Football and cheerleading signups - Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Stonington Police Station. Teams in age groups from 5-14. Fees: $65, $105 for two players, $125 family maximum. Contact: Jim Moore at coachmoore45@yahoo.com or (860) 857-3005 (for football) or Dorothy Burdick at dorothym13@yahoo.com or (860) 389-3464 (for cheerleading).


Indoor Soccer Leagues at Renegade Sports Center - Accepting team applications for youths and adults. Deadline is Jan. 28 for start of league play on Feb. 1. Contact: www.renegadesportscenter.com, call (860) 437-4504 or email bill4renegade@gmail.com

Groton Soccer Club registration - For spring season, boys and girls ages 4-14. Feb. 23 at Groton Public Library, Room 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Contact, www.grotonsoccerclub.com.


Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship - The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance will accept applications until Feb. 19 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.


Mystic Knights of Columbus free throw competition - Saturday, Feb. 2, noon, Mystic YMCA. Free to boys and girls ages 10-14. Proof of age and parental contest required. Contact: Mike Crowley, (860) 572-9241.

Prof Gallitto Boys' Basketball Invitational - March 1-3 in Middletown. Looking for teams in grades 4-9. Contact: Richard Geltzer at (860) 257-3517.

Connecticut Storm - Looking for players for spring program, which begins March 18. Contact: www.ctstorm.com/springclinic.htm., Steve (860) 705-2216 or Jen (860) 460-8368.

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