Sports Shorts

Registration for the Mercer County Women’s Modified Softball will be held Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Recreation/Events Center at 1638 Old Trenton Road. Bring a check or money order made payable to MCWMS in the amount of $500 for team entry; the league will play on Friday nights, beginning April 22 at Mercer County Park. For more information, contact Jim Haggerty at (609) 448-7107 or e-mail

The Men’s Over 50 Softball League of Middlesex County is seeking players for its Saturday morning league. The season runs from mid-April to the end of August. Games are played in Old Bridge, Edison and East Brunswick. Interested individuals should call (732) 846-0811.

A pair of 9U and 12U travel baseball teams will hold tryouts on Jan. 15 and 22 at the Zone in Bridgewater. For more information, call (732) 910-2360.

The New Jersey Federation of Baseball Umpires will hold its clinic on the following dates: Feb. 22 and 24, March 1, 3, 8, 10, 17 and 22, with an exam on March 24. The clinics will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Mickey Sedlak Recreation Center on Dolan Street in Sayreville. For more information, call Mickey Sedlak at (732) 390-2918.

The 12U/14U/16U Jersey Intensity fastpitch softball will be holding tryouts for the 2005 season. The Intensity organization is a Junior Olympic softball program, affiliated with ASA, NSA and Pony. The teams compete year-round at the national level. For a private tryout, please e-mail or visit

The New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association will be holding cadet classes for individuals interested in officiating boys lacrosse. Classes will be held throughout the state. Interested individuals must be at least 18 years old and prior playing experience is not required. For more information, contact Mike Tatch at (973) 366-1744 or