Phillies tryouts/workouts

The Lunenburg Phillies, in their 23rd year, will be holding tryouts/workouts for the upcoming season beginning Saturday, April 15 2006 at 9a.m., weather and field conditions permitting.

The Phillies, a semi-pro baseball team in the 10-team Central New England Baseball League, is open to players over 18 years of age. Workouts will continue until they commence a 40-45 game schedule that runs from late May to early August.

Players interested in trying out for the team should call Joe Ruth at (978) 597-5495 for details. Interested active college players are encouraged to attend.

NM Pop Warner news

North Middlesex Pop Warner is now accepting letters of intent for all head coaching positions, both both football and cheerleading at all levels. Interested persons should send their letter of intent to NMPW, PO Box 59, Townsend, MA. 01469 or e-mail

North Middlesex Pop Warner is now accepting applications for scholarships (2 football $250, 2 cheerleading $250). Requirements are two years minimum participation, one year minimum volunteer within NMPW, and a college acceptance letter. The deadline is May 1, 2006. Mail to NMPW, PO Box 59, Townsend, MA. 01469 Attn: Scholarships.

Pepperell Legion team seeks contributions

Frank West Post 213 of Pepperell has again voted to enter a team in the Middlesex County American Legion Baseball League. Entry in this league gives important exposure to ballplayers between the ages of 16 and 19. The American Legion understands the importance of sponsoring these types of programs in our community, and youths from Pepperell, Groton, Dunstable, Townsend and Tyngsboro will be on the team.

The cost of the program cannot be entirely funded by player registration fees. The American Legion strives to keep the individual registration fees as low as possible, and their budget would run short if not for donations from the community.

The American Legion Post 213 is proud to be able to provide recreational activities for the youth of our communities. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. We hope you can take a few minutes and send a tax-deductible contribution to help promote these activities.

Send contributions to Pepperell Legion Baseball, c/o Brian Locapo, 59 Lower Dam Way, Dunstable, MA. 01827, or Pepperell Legion Baseball, c/o Al Deshler, 67 Mount Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA. 01463.

Court Vision Basketball Clinic

Court Vision Basketball Clinic for girls entering grades 7-10 in fall of 2006 will be held at Ayer High School from June 28-30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fee is $75 and enrollment is limited. The director of the clinic is Ayer High Girls Varsity Head Coach Charlie Noonan. The staff is comprised of energetic basketball players who have a passion for the game, and seek to help young athletes reach their goals. Counselors include Ayer junior varsity coach Leah Megan, Ayer Middle School girls basketball coach Terri Rollins, and Ayer junior guard Amanda Carlson, a league all-star. Send application and check to Court Vision Basketball, 62 South Shaker Road, Harvard, MA. 01451.

Spring/summer adult hockey leagues

Spring/summer adult hockey leagues will start in May at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, and players and teams are needed for all levels of play and ages. If interested, call 1-888-456-3745, or email for a brochure.