, Derry, New Hampshire

February 20, 2014


Derry News

---- — Ainscow named to cross-country team

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Douglas Ainscow of Derry, a senior at Marist College, has been named a member of the college.’s cross country team for the 2013-2014 season.

Ainscow is a graduate of Pinkerton Academy.

Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,700 full-time undergraduate students. Founded in 1929, the College offers 44 major fields of undergraduate study and 12 graduate degree programs.

Fawcett wins sports scholarship

Chester native Rory Fawcett was recently awarded a scholarship for her academic achievement at the 2014 Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference and Clinical Symposium in Mashhantucket, Conn.

Fawcett, a senior athletic training major at Ithaca College, received the $2,500 Hartmann-Conco Sports Medicine EATA Scholarship Award. Fawcett also represented Ithaca College in the EATA Quiz Bowl, an annual competition where athletic training students who recently passed their Board of Certification exam can show off their knowledge.

Police, firefighters hit the ice March 1

MANCHESTER — The seventh annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship features local heroes, police officers and firefighters, in a battle of good vs. good for the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The police vs. fire rivalry will return to the ice at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Tickets are $10, free for kids 10 and under.! All tickets are general admission. Come with your family or your buddies.

Visit to view videos and complete information about the game and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Think summer, think soccer

DERRY — Kerry Boles, director of Varsity Soccer Academy, recently announced the dates for summer soccer camps.

The Youth Week (ages 7 to 13) will be held July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The High School Camp (grades 9-12) will be held July 21-25 from 9 a. to noon. Both camps will take place at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.

The preseason Fitness/Conditioning camp will be Aug.4-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pinkerton Academy’s track. The Fitness/Conditioning is open to any/all athletes who are planning to try out for an athletic team. It is not sport specific.

Information can be accessed from the website,; by email,; or by calling 490-4900.

Roller derby league gears up for 2014

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Roller Derby, the state’s first all-female flat track roller derby league, is gearing up for its 2014 season. Before the season opener on April 12 at the JFK Coliseum, its A travel team, the Skate Free or Die All-Stars, is hosting a roller derby disco night with Manchester’s Social 24 Sports Lounge.

The Social 24 fundraiser is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at the lounge, 24 Depot St., Manchester.

NHRD has also launched a crowd funding campaign to help pay for a new PA system. A goal of $4,000 has been set. Visit to donate. NHRD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

NHRD is always looking to add members to its growing family. For more information on becoming a skater, referee, nonskating official or to join the rec league, the Millyard Misfits, visit or email

Women, learn how to hunt turkeys at workshop

CONCORD — Women who want to learn how to hunt turkeys can get the basics by signing up for the N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman “Introduction to Turkey Hunting Workshop” March 22. The one-day workshop will be held at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Participants will learn about wild turkey habitat and behavior, shotgun handling tips, scouting, calling, safety and ethics, plus how to clean and care for your turkey.

A mail-in application is available at Only mail-in applications will be accepted.

The cost is $55, which includes lunch. This is an introductory class. No hunting license is required, and there will be no live firing.