, Gloucester, MA

October 11, 2013

Local Sports Briefs

Gloucester Daily Times

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Cape Ann Youth Basketball Tryouts

The Cape Ann Youth Basketball North Shore Girls Basketball Travel League will be holding tryouts for the 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the O’Maley Middle School gymnasium.

Registration for grades 4-6 will be at 9 a.m. with tryouts from 9:30-10:30. Registration for grades 7-8 will be at 10:45 a.m. with tryouts from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $5 per player, and the cost for the program is expected to be $275 per player, if you have more than one daughter in the program the second player will be discounted. The league will run from November 12 through the middle of March.

Gloucester Youth Boys Basketball

Gloucester Youth Boys Basketball will be holding tryouts for their 5th-8th grade travel program on Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the O’Maley Middle School gymnasium.

Grade 5 tryouts will take place on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. Grade 6 tryouts will be on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Grade 7 will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Grade 8 will be on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Players are asked to arrive 30 minutes before tryouts to register. Players must attend tryout to be considered.

The season runs from November to early March with two practices per week and games on weekends. For more information contact Mike Oliver at or Paul Scola at

Soccer Nights at Newell

Fishermen Youth Soccer and Gloucester High School soccer are putting on a Soccer Night at New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium on Friday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The free event provides an opportunity for kids grades K-6 to play under the lights at Newell Stadium. There will be a clinic featuring Gloucester High soccer players and Fishermen Youth Soccer coaches along with instructions and an inspirational message from Ryan Guy of the New England Revolution.

Cape Ann Youth Hockey Programs

Cape Ann Youth Hockey is offering learn to skate and learn to play hockey programs for the 2013-2014 season. There are programs for various skill levels for boys and girls ages three to 14.

Registration for CAYH Learn to Skate/Initiation, Cape Ann Cross Ice and In-House Hockey are now open online at

Cross Ice and In-House begin on Saturday, October 19. Learn to Skate begins on Saturday, November 9.

For question and more information visit the Cape Ann Youth Hockey web site or contact the CAYH Registrar at

Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014 Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse season.

You can register boys and girls in grades 1-8 online at For questions contact Tricia Reed at

Ravenswood Trail Race

The 10th Annual Ravenswood Trail Race will take place on Sunday October 20th.

To register go to the Team Gloucester web page ( or applications are available at Lone Gull Coffee and Palazola’s Sporting Goods.

There is no post registration and the race is capped at 175 runners.

Essex County Elementary XC Invitational

The 1st Annual Essex County Elementary XC Invitational will take place on Saturday, November 9 (10:00 a.m.) at the Gannon Golf Course in Lynn.

Individual and team entries are welcome, the school does not need to have a formal cross country program or team to be eligible. All students in grades 1-5 from public, parochial, charter and private elementary schools of Essex County and those communties not in Essex County but are members of the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Conference or the Cape Ann League are eligible to compete.

For further information and registration forms contact Joe Abelon at 781-593-6562 or as well as Lisa Nerich of Lynn Parks and Recreation at 781-477-7096 or 781-268-8000.