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American Legion Tryouts

Shirley Post 183 American Legion baseball tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 6, Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Lura A. White School in Shirley. All interested players, whether they played last year or not, should attend the tryouts. For further information, contact Joe Hawthorne at (978) 425-4552, or the American Legion at (978) 425-4888.

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 leslieknox@verizon.net.

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.

Football/cheerleading coaches needed

Ayer/Shirley Youth Football & Cheer is now accepting applications for both football and cheerleading coaches for all levels. Applications are available both online at www.asyfc.com or at the registrations at the Shirley Town Hall on April 15. For further information, football coach applicants can email Doug Lawton, football vice-president, at doug@asyfc.com, and cheerleading coach applicants can email Joyce Wood, cheer director, at joyce@asyfc.com.

Rich Gedman Baseball Clinic

Rich Gedman, a 17-year veteran of professional baseball, including 13 years with the Boston Red Sox, will be visiting Marshall Park in Lunenburg for a baseball clinic on Sunday, May 7. Gedman is now manager of the Worcester Tornadoes, who were the 2005 champions of the CanAm League in their first year in existence. Gedman, along with Tornadoes’ third base coach Dave Smith, and Tornadoes outfielder Keith Beauregard (Leominster native), plus members of the Lunenburg Phillies Semi-Pro Baseball Club will work with Little League age players on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing and fielding. You can expect skill stations, skill games and a scrimmage game for all participants. Learn the game the way it should be played, and have fun doing it. Registration/autographs will start at 9:30 a.m. on May 7 with the clinic running from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. The cost per play is $30. Please make checks payable to and mail with registration info to: Lunenburg Phillies, c/o Joe Ruth, 5 Fox Run, W.Townsend, MA. 01474. For further information, please call Joe at (978) 597-5495 or email at ruthj@diebold.com. Register early, space is limited.

GD Youth Lacrosse registrations

Groton Dunstable Youth Lacrosse is looking for girls to sign up for the U-11 (grade 3&4), U-13 (grades 5&6), and U-15 (grades 7&8). The teams play in the MBYLL, a league with over 6,000 girls. This is your chance to try this exciting sport. Please visit the website at www.gdylax.org or call (978)302-5816.

Groton Dunstable Youth Lacrosse is taking registrations for its “stick” league. This is a co-ed program for K-2nd graders. All the necessary equipment, except mouth guards, will be provided. This is a fun program designed to introduce lacrosse to young players. To find out more, please visit the web site at www.gdlax.org or call (978)302-5816.

Groton Dunstable Youth Lacrosse is looking for coaches, especially for the girls. We will train if you have no lacrosse experience, and there are excellent clinics coming up. Please call Jim Cantrill at (978) 302-5816 for further information.

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