Local Calendar


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).

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).

CT Sounders baseball travel team open house - Saturday, Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m., City of Groton Municipal Building. All players and families are welcome.

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.

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.

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.

CT Sounders travel baseball team - Looking for players ages 10u-18u for spring season and beyond. Accepting registration for tryouts. Contact Dan, (860) 514-5068 or visit www.ctsounders.com


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.

CT Breakers AAU basketball - Limited spots for boys in grades 5-11 for spring/summer. An affiliate of the Rhode Island Breakers. Contact: dvitale@ribreakers.com or call (860) 428-4768.


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).


Montville Lacrosse League registration - Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; March 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., all at Fair Oaks library. General meetings (7-8 p.m., Fair Oaks library) will be held on the following dates: Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17. Contact: Kristin Ventresca, (860) 460-2970 or montvillectlax@gmail.com


Eastern Connecticut Soccer Officials Association - Certification meeting for those interested in becoming high school officials, Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Griswold High School (Room 4118). Contact: dvitale@ribreakers.com or (860) 428-4768.

Groton Soccer Club registration - For spring season, Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Groton Public Library, Room 1. Contact: www.grotonsoccerclub.com

Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic - Feb. 28-March 2, Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Clinicians include UConn men's coach Ray Reid, former U.S. women's coach Tony DiCicco, former U.S. Olympian and FIFA Player of the Century Michelle Akers and many others. Cost: $169 (by Feb. 21), $190 at door. Visit www.SoccerChampionsClinic.com or call (860) 674-1500.

Norwich PAL girls' soccer registration - For ages 9-13 (as of April 30). Applications can be downloaded at http://www.norwichpal.org and completed forms should be returned to PAL, P.O. Box 206, Norwich, CT o6360. Players do not need to be Norwich residents to participate. Juniors (ages 9-10) and Seniors (11-13) are the leagues and skill assessments are Sunday, March 10 at Norwich Free Academy gymnasium, 1 p.m. Contact, (860) 889-1958.


Fourth Annual Husky Howl - Sunday, Feb. 3, New London High School. Event is fundraiser to help re-establish wrestling at UConn. Contact: John Satti, (860) 287-0526 or jsatti@snet.net


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.

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