2010-01-22 / Sports

Registration Continues On Saturday For Rockaway Little League

In-person registration for the Rockaway Little League will continue at the Little League clubhouse on Saturday, January 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mail-in registration will also be available. Download the forms at: http:// www.rockawaylittleleagueny.com.

The early signup fee is: $140 for one child, $230 for two and $320 for three or more.

Rockaway Little League’s Spring Training will be held at the Scholars’ Academy on Beach 104 Street and Beach Channel Drive in February.

Spring Training will consist of six sessions over a seven week period beginning the first week in February. The clinical baseball instruction will be directed by Rockaway resident Matt Roventini, the head baseball coach of Poly Prep in Brooklyn.

The clinic will consist of two separate age groups: 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds. The 6- to 8-year-olds’ clinic will be held on Tuesday nights on the following dates: February 2, 9, 23 and Mar 2, 9 and 16.

The 9- to 12-year-olds’ clinic will be held on Thursday nights on the following dates: February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11 16. Each session will be an hour and a half in duration, taking place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each child will get a spring training t-shirt as well.

The Rockaway Little League has also established the Challenger Division this season. It will enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.

The dedicated volunteer coaches of the Rockaway Little League will be coaching and organizing this endeavor

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales

From The Wheelhouse By Captain Vinnie Calabro

The more things change the more they remain the same. Interesting note as we enter the middle of January, that being said Montauk once again is home to the winter king; codfish.

Speaking with a childhood sweetheart Captain Kenny on Monday he told of good cod fishing over the weekend, Ken is a member of the Viking Fleet and is gracious enough to give me first hand updates on the action. Mention to him that you read about it here in The Wave and he’ll do his best to accommodate you.

Who can blame anyone for taking the trek out east; quality fish, at a time when anglers are suffering from the winter doldrums. The fleet has been growing out there so suffice to say the bight is on.

I fished locally on Tuesday and sorry to say with an east wind and water temperatures in the mid thirties my efforts were rewarded with two dogfish and a few skates.

Unless the weather picks up I’m kind of done locally at least for the moment. However, I did hear some scattered reports of codfish locally, which would end my self imposed moratorium. Anyway that about wraps up this report, so until the next tide … under the guidance of Joe Featherston who is also the president of the Rockaway Chapter of the Special Olympics.

If anyone has any questions please call Joe Braskey at 347-558-6231. If you would like to sign up or register your child please e-mail rockawaylittleleague@ gmail.com.

Please put Challenger Division in the subject line, or come to the clubhouse at Fort Tilden during the times and dates of registration.

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