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Published February 05. 2013 4:00AM

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

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.

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. 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).

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.

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

Montville Little League registration - 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).

Groton Babe Ruth registration - Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6 at Groton Municipal Building from 6-7 p.m. For ages 13-15. Contact: Chris Blake (989) 330-6851 or Bob Gironimi (860) 235-3556.

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 softball - Looking for experienced catcher for 16U travel team this season. Will play in six tournaments, including two college showcases. 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

LACROSSE

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

FOOTBALL

Ledyard Youth Football Clinic - Held on Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3 and 10, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Ledyard High School gymnasium. Run by Ledyard High School coach Jim Buonocore and for children in grades 1-8. Cost is $20. Contact, ledyardrec.org or (860) 464-9112.

SOCCER

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.

BASKETBALL

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.

GOLF

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Education Golf Tournament - Wednesday, June 26 at Lake of Isles. $275 per player with lunch and registration at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Contact, Shannan McNair at smcnair@mptn.org or (860) 396-6727.

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