DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

February 27, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Enhance your skills with I’m Possible founder

DERRY — Youth, high school, and college players looking to enhance their skill development with I’m Possible founder and CEO Micah Lancaster will have the opportunity to train with him March 8 and 9.

I’m Possible events are some of the most sought-after training events in the world, designed around the concept of making every player feel like they are training alone in the gym. The purpose s to empower and equip players of all levels with the skills needed to train themselves.

Lancaster is a world renowned basketball skill development trainer who has worked with players at all levels – grassroots to pros.

The same training curriculum and passion that he delivered to those players will be offered to boys and girls of all skill levels between third grade and college. The event will be broken into two sessions for intermediate and advanced players. It will be held at the NH SportsZone, 7 A St.

Working with Lancaster is a great opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, the trainer who has revolutionized the training of the game. Call 537-9663 or visit nhsportszone.com.

State announces some really big fish news

CONCORD — There were some big fish caught in New Hampshire last year.

Fisheries biologist and Trophy Fish Program Coordinator Don Miller has announced the winners of the 2013 Trophy Fish Program. A listing of all qualifying entries is posted on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s website, fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy/2013.html.

Four new state records were set in 2013: black sea bass (1 pound 3.5 ounces, 14.25 inches long), caught in Portsmouth by Shane Conlin of Hampton); common carp, bow harvested (41 pounds 0.04 ounces, 40.5 inches long, caught in Hinsdale by Kevin Martin of Hinsdale); common white sucker (3 pounds 12.64 ounces, 20.75 inches long, caught in Center Harbor by Timothy Moore Jr. of Portsmouth); and northern pike (26 pounds 9.44 ounces, 44.50 inches long, caught in Dalton by Kevin Phelps of Monroe).

While Fish and Game collected information on record fish as far back as 1911, the Trophy Fish Program began in the 1970s.

All successful applicants receive a “Trophy Fish” shoulder patch. The person who caught the largest fish in each species category, kept or released, is presented with a special certificate. There are 21 freshwater and seven saltwater species categories for both kept and released fish. All ages, all legal methods of angling, and all areas of the state are represented each year.

Of the 81 Trophy Fish Program entrants, 13 of these lucky anglers were under 20 years old. A listing of all entries, application forms, rules, records and winners from past years can be found at fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy/index.html.

Enter now for a chance to hunt moose

CONCORD — The lottery is open for New Hampshire’s 2014 moose hunt. Enter soon and try your luck on what many consider the adventure of a lifetime. Lottery applications are $15 for New Hampshire residents, $25 for nonresidents.

To enter, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm, where you can apply online or get a mail-in application. Pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game license agent or at the Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Moose hunt lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight May 30. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 20.

In 2013, more than 13,000 people entered the lottery for the chance to win one of 275 permits. Hunters from 18 different states won permits, but the majority of permits (about 85 percent) go to New Hampshire residents.

The number of permits being offered in the 2014 lottery is expected to be lower than last year. The exact number of permits for this fall’s hunt is not final, but the proposal under consideration is for a total of 124 moose hunting permits to be issued statewide.

While permit numbers will likely be reduced in 2014, hunters’ chance of being drawn and offered a permit in the lottery will be improved if they rank all wildlife management units on their application. This year’s hunt runs Oct. 18-26.