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Published May 03. 2013 4:00AM

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Ledyard-Pawcatuck American Legion tryouts - Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ledyard High School. All players, including returning playrs, must try out. Visit www.eteamz.com/lpbaseball

20th annual Batter Up Baseball Camp - June 24-28 and July 1-5 at Pawcatuck Little League complex and July 8-12 at Bride Brook Park in East Lyme. For players ages 5-12 at a cost of $135 per session. Contact: Bill Buscetto at billbuscetto@aol.com or (860) 514-5144.

30th annual Tri-County Baseball School - July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Colchester Recreation Complex. For players ages 6-13. Directed by Bacon Academy coach Dave Shea and former pro John Shea. Cost: $120 (deposit of $50 required with each application). Contact: Dave Shea, (860) 537-5782.

Groton 16-18 Babe Ruth - Program is looking for a manager. Interested parties should call Al at (860) 445-4153.

New London American Legion baseball - Looking for players ages 19 and under from New London, Groton or Mystic. Contact: Tom Vivirito at tomviv@ymail.com or (860) 444-7883.

East Lyme Babe Ruth 16-18 - Accepting 2013 season applications; go to www.eastlymebaberuth.com and download the application. Fee: $110. Forward application and fee to East Lyme Babe Ruth, P. O. Box 102, East Lyme, 06333. Tentative schedule is from June 1 to the end of July.

Norwich Jack Benny Softball League - Looking for one team (roster of 15 players over the age of 45) for league which plays alternating weekend days at the Taftville Reservoir Fields. Contact: Ed Derosiers, (860) 884-8485.

BASKETBALL

Connecticut Storm Girls' Basketball Camps - June 15-19 at two sites: Colchester (grades 3-6), Groton (grades 4-10). Contact: Chris Conley, (860) 213-1848 or download registration form at www.ctstorm.com/summercamp.htm

24th St. Thomas More Basketball Camp - July 8-12 and July 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For boys and girls ages 7-17. Contact: Jere Quinn, (860) 823-1845.

Connecticut College Basketball Camp - July 15-19 for boys entering grades 3-9. Brochure available at www.conncollege.edu/athletics/mbb. Contact: (860) 439-2565 or email tsat@conncoll.edu

Viking Hoop Camp - July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Lyme High School. For boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Cost: $150 (first child), $100 (any additional sibling). Contact: James Cunningham, (860) 227-4042 or james.cunningham@eastlymeschools.org

FOOTBALL

Northeast Combine and Skills Academy - Saturday, May 18, Kennedy Stadium, Bridgeport. Check-in: 10 a.m. (event runs from noon-3 p.m.). For high school athletes currently in grades 9-11. Registration information: www.TheProgram1.com

Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine - Being hosted by New London High School, June 8-9. Open to players in grades seven through next year's high school seniors. Go to www.nationalunderclassmen.com to register. Contact: Duane Maranda, (860) 437-6421.

7-on-7 Football Passing League - Coach Beams Athletic Fund 7-on-7 Passing League, Tuesday nights (starting July 2), New London High School. Will run for six weeks. Divisions: men's, high school, youth (7th and 8th graders). Fee: $250 per team (each team will receive 15 t-shirts). Visit www.coachbeamsfund.com to register. Contact: Duane Maranda at coachbathleticfund@gmail.com or (860) 437-6412.

GOLF

Pequot Women's Golf Association - Forming a Monday night 9-hole ladies league. Tee times 4:45-5:30. Contact: Joe Brucas, (860) 535-1898 or kstrazza@tcors.com.

15th annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament - Friday, May 10, Shennecossett Golf Course. Lunch, 11 a.m.; shotgun start, 12:30 p.m. Tournament being held in memory of Jim Neidhardt. Fee: $400 per-foursome. Contact: Denny Muckle, (860) 961-6505 or Eileen Cicchese, (860) 536-5691. Registration form available at grotonrec.com.

Second annual Westerly High School Alumni Charity Golf Tournament - May 11, Beaver River Golf Course, Richmond, R.I. Registration, noon; shotgun start, 2 p.m. Cost: $120 per player. Contact: Charles Taylor, (860) 514-5105 or WASFI64@aol.com or John Clemens at (401) 742-2428 or jmclem10@verizon.net

Eighth annual Stonington High School Football Golf Tournament - Thursday, May 30, Stonington Country Club, 1:30 p.m. Cost: $130 per player. Contact: A.J. Massengale at amassengale@stoningtonschools.org or Sean Ladyga at seanladyga@gmail.com

Waterford Soccer Club golf tournament - June 10, Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. Registration, 8 a.m.; shotgun start, 9:30 a.m. Fee: $135 per golfer. Contact: www.WaterfordSoccer.org, Eric (ebergstrom@att.net) or Nancy (nshepard65@yahoo.com).

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

Fifth Annual Ledyard High School Football Golf Tournament - Friday, July 12, Great Neck Country Club. Registration, noon; shotgun start, 1 p.m. Cost: $135 per person. Contact: Jim Buonocore, (860) 235-6107 or jbuonocore@ledyard.net

7th Annual Bill Bentley Memorial Golf Tournament - Monday, July 15, Great Neck Country Club. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. To benefit the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Community Cancer Center and Temple Emanu-El Youth Services. Entry fee: $150. Contact: Scott Wolfe, (860) 449-3009 or scottwolfe11@comcast.net.

3rd Annual New London High School Football Golf Tournament - Saturday, July 20, Pequot Golf Club. Registration, 8 a.m.; shotgun start, 9 a.m. Cost: $125. Proceeds to help support athletes of football program, as well as purchase equipment. Contact: Duane Maranda, marandad@newlondon.org or (860) 437-6412.

LACROSSE

Williams School Summer Sticks Camp - June 17-21, 6-8:30 p.m., Williams Athletic Complex. For boys and girls in grades 3-10. Cost: $150 ($100 for each additional sibling). Contact: www.williamsschool.org/summer or (860) 443-5333.

SOCCER

Williams School Summer Kicks Camp - July 22-26, Williams Athletic Complex. For boys and girls ages 10-16. Morning session (9 a.m.-noon), $150; full day session (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), $225. Contact: www.williamsschool.org/summer or (860) 443-5333.

MISCELLANEOUS

Lifeguard Training Course - May 6-15, East Lyme Aquatics & Fitness Center. Classes are 6-9 p.m. (evenings) and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Saturday). Course also covers First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. Ages: 15-up (by may 15). Contact: (860) 691-4681 or www.nutmegaquatics.com

East Lyme Aquatic and Fitness Center Adult Water Aerobics - Ongoing, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:20-9:10 a.m. Designed for those who enjoy the water and want to build muscle and increase flexibility, coordination and balance. Instructor: Ann Farley. Contact: (860) 691-4681 or visit the web at www.nutmegaquatics.com

Williams School Strength & Conditioning Camp - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (9-11 a.m.), June 28-Aug. 2, Williams gym and fitness center. Cost: $300 entire session, $75 per week). Contact: www.williamsschool.org/summer or (860) 443-5333.

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