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January 13, 2013

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The Central Catholic freshman girls lost to undefeated Billerica 35-28.

The Andover Knights of Columbus is holding a free throw contest on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 10 Brook St. in Andvoer for boys and girls ages 10-14. Ages 10-11 shoot from 12 feet and others from the free throw line. There is no charge. For more information contact Ron Amidon at 617-335-1662.

BASEBALL

New England Firebirds AAU 10u, 11u, and 12u tryouts are at their new Haverhill facility at 233 Neck Road across from B.J.’s Wholesale on Jan. 19 from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 978-373-7466 or visit rippcitybaseball.com.

Play Ball in Salem is holding registration for local players. The 10-week program starts Jan. 12. Ages 6-12, meet Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m., ages 13-18 Sundays from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact methuenbaseball@verizon.net or call 978-416-7273 for more information.

Show Baseball and Softball Academy is holding tryouts for its 12U, 13U and 15U teams and for ages 16-18 showcase teams pitchers on Jan. 20 and 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the academy at 678 Andover St. Suite 4 in Lawrence. For more information call 978-208-7825.

The New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association clinic is Feb. 10 for high school and youth coaches Souhegan High in Amherst. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the clinic runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register visit nhhsbca.com.

SoftBALL

UMass Lowell will hold pitching clinics Wednesdays from Feb. 6 through Feb. 27 from 7-8 p.m. for players in grades 5-12. Each pitcher must bring a catcher (a catcher can be provided for an additional $30). Cost of the clinic is $125 per pitcher.

For more information, contact Kara Melillo at 978-934-3977 or kara_melillo@uml.edu.

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