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September 26, 2013

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---- — Lady Astros have new basketball coach

DERRY — After 15 years as head coach of Pinkerton Academy varsity girls basketball, John Barry has resigned. He leaves with a coaching record of 250-80.

Barry has done an outstanding job taking the girls basketball program and making it one of the elite girls basketball programs in New Hampshire Division 1, athletic director Tim Powers said.

Taking on the new role of head coach is Lani Buskey, who has been with the girls basketball program for the past 10 seasons as a JV coach and varsity assistant.

A former player in the program, Buskey now takes over looking to continue the traditions of Pinkerton.

‘Throwback Throwdown’ comes to Derry Sept. 28

DERRY — New England Championship Wrestling brings its brand of live professional wrestling to Derry Saturday, Sept. 28, at Sportszone, 7 A St. with a 7 p.m. bell time.

Proceeds benefit SZ United Soccer Club, a children’s soccer program.

The event, “Throwback Throwdown,” will feature three legends of professional wrestling, WWE Hall of Famers Tito Santana, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas and former WWE star “Dangerous” Danny Davis.

There will be a special pre-show fan fest beginning at 4 p.m. where fans can meet the stars, get pictures and autographs. The fan fest is free with an admission ticket to the event.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids age 12 and younger are admitted for $10 each. There is also a special VIP super tickets, which includes pictures and autographs with the three legends, as well as admission to the event itself.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at necw.tv or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

High school bass tourneys move to fall for the future

A first-ever student bass fishing tournament last May drew 54 teams from 39 New Hampshire schools taking part. The high school bass fishing tournament will occur once each year in the fall in future years. The events are conducted by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The tournaments include a strong educational component. Teams have adult mentors who guide them through the process of learning about New Hampshire’s aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being anglers. Additionally, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recently conducted a High School Bass Fishing Education Seminar which was attended by almost 70 students, coaches and athletic directors.

“On the day of the tournament, watch for tournament updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nhfishandgame and on Twitter @NHfishandgame.

Additional information about the tournament can be found on the NHIAA website at http://nhiaa.org.

National Forest waives fees Saturday for one day

CAMPTON — The Forest Service is waiving standard amenity fees in recognition of National Public Lands Day at hundreds of recreation sites nationwide.

The White Mountain National Forest will waive most day use fees on Saturday, Sept. 28. Fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and activities offered by concessionaires.

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

For more information about the White Mountain National Forest, visit fs.usda.gov/whitemountain.

YMCA volleyball league seeks more players

NASHUA — The YMCA of Greater Nashua is looking for more players in its volleyball league. The leagues meets at both the Nashua Y and Merrimack Y on Wednesdays from 7:50 to 9:50 p.m.

This is a competitive, adult (age 18+) league. They have nine teams and are recruiting for the 10th team. The cost for Y members is $40; $80 for the community.

Contact Josh Schupack at 881-7778 or jschupack@nmymca.org. The Nashua Y is located at 24 Stadium Drive; the Merrimack Y is located at 6 Henry Clay Drive.