, Gloucester, MA

August 2, 2013

Local Sports Briefs

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — MERMHS announces fall sports registration online

The Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School is accepting online fall sports registrations for the following sports: Middle School (7th & 8th grade) Co Ed Soccer, Middle School Field Hockey, Varsity Boys Cross Country, Varsity Girls Cross Country, JV & Varsity Boys Soccer, JV & Varsity Girls Soccer, Freshman Field Hockey, JV & Varsity Field Hockey, Freshman Football and Varsity Football and Varsity Golf.

These programs are open to all students in grades 7-12. 7th & 8th grade students are eligible to play on the middle school soccer and field hockey teams, the girls and boys cross country teams and the golf team.

Online registration is done through with the link being found on the Athletics page of the MERSD website. Please review all information on the website while registering your student/athlete.

Registration and payment of the user fee for participation are due by Tuesday, August 13th. Each student athlete must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Department prior to participating. Please review the information carefully on the site for specific information.

Free and Reduced Meals applications are now posted on the Foodservice web page. If you qualify for free or reduced meals, you will also qualify for either a waiver or a reduced rate on your athletic fees. Please follow the link located on , fill out your application and return it to Sheila Parisien, School Nutrition Director, MERMHS, 36 Lincoln Street, Manchester, MA 01944.

Youth flag football

The Cape Ann Pee Wee Football League is holding a six week flag football session for kids ages 5-8. The program will run on Friday nights at O’Maley School (6:00 p.m.) from July 19-August 23.

The program will feature 30-45 minutes of drills and 30-45 minutes of a flag football game.

To register or for more details contact Fran Gibbs at 978-828-3354, Jay Cody at 978-335-3111 or email Players will also be able to register at the field before the first session.

Little Kids track

Little Kids track is running every Wednesday this summer at the O’Maley School Track at 6:00 p.m. The program is for kids ages 5-8, 9 and 10 year olds are also welcome. The program, part of Get Fit Gloucester, features multiple track and conditioning events, there is no charge.

Manchester Essex lacrosse clinic

Manchester Essex will be holding its first ever summer lacrosse clinic for players age 8-14 at Hyland Field from August 12-15 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The clinic offers existing players and those interested in the game of lacrosse with a fun, local and unique approach to learning fundamental skills and team concepts.

Manchester Essex Varsity Lacrosse Coach John McCavanagh will run the clinic along with assistant coaches Joe Gergino and Steve Driscoll.

Those interested can register at, cost is $200.

Endicott soccer camp

The Endicott College men’s soccer program will be hosting its first annual JUST PLAY Residential Camp for high school aged boys players from August 2 to August 4 on campus in Beverly, MA. To register today please visit For questions regarding the camp contact head coach Joe Calabrese at 413-348-3303 or