By Keith Murray
Sports Director WEEI
Well by the looks of the fields at Opechee, Robbie Mills and Memorial you wouldn’t think baseball will happen anytime soon. Living here as long as I have, one things is constant: change! Once Mother Nature decides it’s time to play ball the sun’s journey from horizon to horizon will be longer and higher, the temperatures will soar, the snow will melt and Kevin Dunleavy’s team will make ready the fields. Now that I’ve waxed poetic about my favorite sport here are some important pre-season events happening:
Laconia Little League is holding tryouts coming up on Saturday morning at Memorial Middle school. The minor leaguers are going at 8:30 and the major leaguers go at 9. Following each tryout there will be a free winter warm up clinic. Another clinic will be held on March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Returning players are asked to register now at www.laconiaLL.org and new players are asked to register from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Boys and Girls aged 5-12 who live or go to school in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton, Bristol, New Hampton and Meredith are eligible to play. Cost is $35 per player in Tee-ball and $50 for all other divisions with a family maximum of $75.
Lakes Region Flag Football:
Bob Giroux from Lakes Region Flag Football said the indoor winter season is heading into its home stretch. “We have two more Saturdays of indoor flag football, with this past Saturday being the end of the regular season for our youth and men's divisions.” Playoff seedings have been determined and will happen next Saturday at the Tilton Sports Center. The following week Giroux says they have something special in store for the final games of the winter season. “On Saturday March 31 we have our Super Bowl and consolation games to end the winter season. Our Super Bowl champs in each division will receive an LRFFL Championship T-shirt, while the winners of our consolation games receive a super-size chocolate bunny (solid chocolate!), as Easter is April 1!” Registration for the spring season also ends on April first and Giroux reports there are still some slots available. “While all age divisions are at or very near wait list, we still have room for more players as we build teams. Wait list doesn't lock players out, just gives us a chance to build an even number of teams in each division. Our 10U division has already cleared first wait list and now we are working on our second wait list.” Divisions are all co-ed 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U (age as of June 1) and you can register at www.lrffl.com and follow them on Facebook: LakesRegionFlagFootball. Listen for Bob on Lakes Region Voice of Sports this Saturday morning at 9 on 107.3FM WEMJ.
The Road Ahead:
The WEEI Sports Trivia night at Hart’s Turkey Farm in the Copper Kettle Lounge is tonight! Join Dominic Biello and myself for some fun and prizes from 7 to 9 p.m. WEMJ Coaches Roundtable, featuring several area high school basketball coaches, is Monday, March 26. Time and location will be revealed in Saturday’s report.
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