Gametime Basketball Camp will be held at Saugus High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The camp is for Saugus girls who are entering Grades 5-12. The cost is $125. All proceeds benefit the SHS girls basketball program. Payments are required by July 1.

Gametime Basketball Camp

Gametime Basketball Camp will be held at Saugus High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The camp is for Saugus girls who are entering Grades 5-12. The cost is $125. All proceeds benefit the SHS girls basketball program. Payments are required by July 1.

The Saugus High girls basketball coaching staff are the camp instructors.

For more information, call Paul Zermani at 978-278-5403. Or email Brochures are also available upon request.

Pop Warner final registration

Saugus Pop Warner will hold late registration on June 13 and 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Saugus Youth & Recreation Center, 400 Central Street for any football players or cheerleaders who have not yet had a chance to signup for the upcoming season.

Registration fees are $175 for the first child, $100 for the second child and $25 for an additional child. This is your last chance to signup in order to be a part of a fun and rewarding experience.

 Practices start on July 30. Coaches will contact players and cheerleaders with more information.

Any questions, call Andy Angelone at 781-231-8490.
ABC double tennis tourney

The ABC doubles tennis tournament will be held June 2-3 in Boxford and Topsfield. This year, for the second time, the tournament will feature a womens draw and we hope to draw just as strong a field of players on the women’s side as we have always had on the mens side. 

 All matches are doubles matches and are played on beautiful private courts in Boxford and Topsfield (weather permitting). Most matches are played on Saturday and the semi-finals and finals are played on Sunday morning.

ABC tennis tourney benefits ABC Masco program. ABC Masco has been a part of the community for more than 30 years. A Better Chance is a nationwide program that identifies academically talented minority students and places them in one of more than 200 member schools, both private and public. ABC Masco is a residential program in Topsfield that currently hosts five students who attend Masconomet. Topsfield will be home to seven students in the fall. To learn more about it, go to . 

Sign up sheets are available by e-mailing

The entry fee is $50, find a partner and get ready for an exciting weekend of fast paced doubles tennis. 

For information, call Sue Panella at 978-887-0197.
Hit Zone summer programs

Hit Zone, 171 Essex St. in Swampscott, will offer the following summer programs. For information, call 781-592-4487, e-mail, visit or

Baseball Clinic for players ages 8-13: Monday through Friday, June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the new Swampscott Little League fields (weather permitting).

Softball Clinic for players ages 8-13: Monday through Friday, July 9-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the new Swampscott Little League fields (weather permitting).

Baseball Clinic for players in grades 4-8: Monday through Friday, July 9-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, at Gatchell’s Park in Marblehead (weather permitting).

HoopGains summer programs

HoopGains, Inc. will offer a range of new summer basketball programs in the North Shore region. Players of all ages will now have several camps, clinics and private training sessions to take advantage of during the summer. All HoopGains programs will be held at Strike One on Route One in Danvers. Until now, a comprehensive basketball program has not been available in the North Shore.

The new HoopGains programs to be held at Strike One include: complete Players Edge, June 25 to Aug. 24.

This intense three-day a week advanced system will help players take their game to the next level and will include individual skill development, scrimmages, positional teaching, and conditioning. The program will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 8-12.

Summer Basketball League

This league offers A and B level pools from grades 5-12. Games will be played Monday to Thursdays, June 25 to Aug. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.. The program includes 10 regular season games, playoffs, plus “Player of the Week” awards.

Private Training

Private training provides personalized skill development to focus on position specific fundamentals, speed and agility, and skill development of all basketball aspects. Written player evaluation, progress discussion, and video taping analysis are also available.

Elite Players Camp

This full-day experience will allow players to participate in two team games per day, Aug. 6-10. Campers will also have two instructional stations in the morning and afternoon including drills on shooting, dribbling, ball handling, defense, passing, rebounding, and conditioning.

Next Prodigy Camp, July 5- 8

The Next Prodigy Camp will give high-level grade 6-8 players the opportunity to compete against other select players of their level from around the country. Players will be ranked and rated according to age, grade, and skill. All information will be published in the areas top hoop magazines, newsletters, and recruiting services. The top-rated players will get invited to the National Phenom Camp in San Diego.

Shooting Camp

Players will learn new techniques to master the mechanics necessary to become a prolific shooter. This camp, held July 16-20, will emphasize the science of shooting combined with a high shot volume. The coaching staff will work in small groups to maximize student learning.

Guard Camp

This positional camp will focus on teaching players about becoming a better guard, July 23-27. Players will learn shooting mechanics, advanced offensive moves to the hoop, shooting off the dribble, running an offense, and zone trapping.

High School Offensive Camp

Becoming an outstanding shooter and scorer is a learned skill. Players will learn better shooting mechanics, shooting off the dribble, proper footwork, moving without the ball, and techniques to get to the hole. This camp will focus on giving high school players the offensive skills needed to attack any defense.

Pre-Season Training, Early September

This program has received high marks by national college coaches and will help players get ready for their high school, middle school team, travel team, varsity, intramural, or public or private team.

To register for any of these events, or to find out more about HoopGains summer basketball at Strike One, visit HoopGains at or call 978-372-9504.

Home Health Foundation 17th annual golf tourney

Home Health Foundation’s family of agencies will be hosting their 17th annual Caring Cup Golf Tournament June 18, to benefit Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice, and HomeCare, Inc. This year they will host it at the Georgetown Golf Club with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

 For the past 16 years the proceeds from this tournament have enabled the three agencies to provide care to individuals in the community who have little or no resources. The not-for-profit agencies made 500,000 home visits in the last year to seniors, teen mothers, HIV/AIDS patients, people recovering from illness, as well as terminally ill patients and their families. Annually, the agencies provide approximately $850,000 worth of free care, which fundraisers like this tournament help to offset.

 “Each year we have received a great deal of support from the community and we are looking forward to another successful year,” said Joan Stygles Hull, president/CEO of Home Health Foundation. “This tournament is our largest single fundraiser, and it offers our agency a chance to work towards our mission of providing compassionate care to patients across the area regardless of their ability to pay.”

Participants are treated to a continental breakfast, four-person scramble tournament and an awards luncheon for an entry donation of $175. The donation is inclusive of the greens fees and golf carts. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, hole-in-one, longest drive, straightest drive, and many fabulous raffles. Registration must be completed by June 1. Caring Cup sponsorship opportunities are welcomed and can be tailored to each sponsor’s needs.

For information, call Janine Papesh at 978-552-4162 or e-mail Golfers can also register online at in the News & Events section.