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Harrison Little League Winds Up for 2012 Season

HARRISON, N.Y. - Whether there will be another six weeks of winter or not, Harrison's Little League Baseball organization will spend February gearing up for another big season come spring. With registration in full-swing, League President Rich Salerno said Harrison baseball enthusiasts can curb the anxiousness by getting a head start.

"During the winter months, people begin to get antsy and look forward to better weather," Salerno said. "For the kids of Harrison, applications for baseball and softball get mailed to their homes. Kids begin to dream of their participation in the national pastime."

Applications may also be obtained through the Harrison Recreation Department. Players interested in being evaluated by the league's coaches and volunteers may attend an audition at the Harrison High School gymnasium on March 3.

The league has become a staple of Harrison youth sports over the years and has received much praise both on and off the field. Harrison Youth Lacrosse Head Bob Cipolla spoke fondly of his many years of service to the league before branching off to expand the town's lacrosse program .

"Harrison Little League has been on the cutting edge of youth sports activities in the county of Westchester for many years and has no plans to tarnish its reputation as one of the best programs in the east," Salerno said. "The spirit of community participation and friendship is alive and well in the organization."

A community jamboree will follow a Little League Opening Day Parade on April 20. Spring season games run until late June.

For the serious baseball and softball enthusiasts looking to compete longer, Harrison Little League also offers summer and fall programs. Harrison Little League, a volunteer organization, works in conjunction with the Harrison Recreation Department and is the youth baseball and softball program for the town/village of Harrison.

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