Local Calendar


CT Challengers softball tryouts - At Norwich Little League complex on Tuesday, Aug. 5., from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for 12u and from 6:30-8 p.m. for 14u and 16u. Same times on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Killingly Intermediate School. Go to www.challengers.com for more information.

CT Bombers softball tryouts - At Giddings Park (Route 207), Franklin. Dates and times as follows: 10U (born 2004 or after), Saturday, Aug. 9, noon-2 p.m. and/or Monday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; 12U (born 2002-2003), Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon and/or Monday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.; 14U (born 2000-2001), Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon and/or Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m.; 16U (born 1998-1999, Sunday, Aug. 10, noon-3 p.m. and/or Wednesday, Aug. 20 6 p.m. 18U (Born 1996-1997), by appointment only. Contact: Rich Hiscox richh32@comcast.net or (860) 908-0330.

CT Energy U14 softball tryouts - At Lisa Dedrick Field, Waterford. Saturday, Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. Contact: Chris Gonet, (860) 389-0139 or cagonet@aol.com

CT Thunder 13U baseball tryouts - Saturday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m., Tyl Middle School, Montville. A newly formed team for players that were 12 and played final year of Little League. Tryout fee: $25. Contact: ctthunder@hotmail.com

Fundraiser baseball tournament - Aug. 22-24, 12u tournament and 13-14u tournament to raise money for Courtney Marineau Memorial Scholarship Fund. Entry fee: $525 per team. Four-game minimum, home run derby, fastest player and other competitions. Contact: cheneybaseball22@aol.com or Gary at (860) 794-6804.

Annual Jimmy Fund One Pitch Softball Tournament - Sept. 5-7, Washington Park. Men's and women's divisions, double-elimination. Fee: $125 per team. Contact: Glen Graham, (860) 445-7926.

CT Hurricanes baseball - Looking for 18u players for the fall season. Contact: Scott Chiasson at scottchiasson@me.com or (860) 334-5630.


Slamma Jamma Basketball Camp Aug. 11-15, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., at East Lyme High School. For boys and girls in grades 4-9. Cost is $125. Contact: www.slamma-jamma.com, Art Leary (203) 676-1314 or Carolyn (860) 961-6710.

Kareem Brown Skills Academy Training program and mentoring for players of all ages through the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut. Contact: Kareem Brown at kareem8@gmail.com or (585) 935-1067.


Family Fun Night at Lake of Isles Friday and Saturday evenings during summer, 5 p.m. Cost: $49 for one adult and one junior to play nine holes and dine at Matches Tavern. Fee includes golf, cart fee, rental clubs, two sleeves of Callaway golf balls and two dinner entrees. Choice between regular set of tees on North Course or special nine-hole course. Call 888-475-3746, or reserve online at lakeofisles.com


Norwich Rec Runs 50th season - Thursdays through Aug. 28, Mohegan Park Center, Norwich, open to ages 6 and over. Schedule is as follows: 6:15 p.m., group stretching and warmup; 6:30 p.m., 1/2-mile run; 6:45 p.m., 1-mile run; 7 p.m., 3-mile run (timed). Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult for shorter races. In 3-mile event, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Norwich Recreation Department at (860) 823-3791.


Nike Labor Day Classic - Aug. 30-Sept. 1, for U9-U14 premier and travel teams, will be played in East Lyme, Waterford and New London. Contact: Rob Brule (860) 884-0230 or waterfordsoccer.org (to register).


Charity Tennis Tournament for Shriners Hospitals - Saturday, Aug. 16, matches throughout the day; organized by Waterford High school players Nisha Rajamohan, a patient at Shriners since being born without a portion of her right arm, and Lauren Rahr. Fee: $15 per entry (donations are also welcome). Contact: Rajamohan at nisha.rajamohan@yahoo.com or Rahr at laurenrahr@yahoo.com. To register, please send a check to Nisha Rajamohan, 33 Giovanni Dr., Waterford, 06385.


High school officials - For anyone interested in officiating on the high school level. Experience in the sport is required. Contact: Carl Pignone (860) 447-1856.

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