, Derry, New Hampshire

November 21, 2013


Derry News

---- — Try a ‘trot’ before eating turkey this Thanksgiving

DERRY — Sign up soon for the Greater Derry Track Club’s 40th annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race.

It starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102.

This event draws runners from all over. Sign up now to guarantee yourself a T-shirt and to take advantage of the “while it lasts” free kid’s early bird online registration.

Visit and access the link to sign up and enjoy pre-registration rates. A minimal transaction fee applies. No paper applications will be accepted for pre-registration. Online registration will close out promptly at noon Nov. 27. Registrations will be accepted at the venue from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 70 to 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Free online registrations for early bird kid’s registrations are only while supplies last.

The GDTC asks each registrant to bring a nonperishable canned or dry good item to replenish area food banks.

Awards will be presented at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Patriots’ alumni to hit the LHS court on Jan. 25

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry High School Boosters are starting the annual fund drive.

Local businesses and residents will be called in an effort to raise awareness and support for its annual New England Patriots Alumni Charity Basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Londonderry High School gymnasium.

Anticipated players include three-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Pass, 1986 Super Bowl hero Ronnie Lippett and more. In addition to the main event, there will be a chance for autographs and pictures during and after the game.

Money raised will help programs supported throughout the year by the Londonderry High School Boosters. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested $10 donation.

For details, email

Pinkerton Trailblazers take ninth place

DERRY — The Pinkerton Trailblazers competed in the New England Championships Nov. 9 at Derryfield Park and took ninth place, the highest place finish the team has had there since 2003.

Leading the way for the team, breaking the previous course record by a Pinkerton girl at Derryfield (set by Morgan Sansing at DI’s just two weeks ago, 19:08) was Ariel Vaillancourt. She ran a 18:27 and placed 17th overall, earning her All New England Honors. It also was an all-time personal best 5K time for Ariel.

Just after Ariel, running her fastest time on Derryfield and also breaking her previous course record, was Morgan Sansing, who finished 43rd overall with a time of 19:02.

Taylor Lacey was Pinkerton’s third fastest girl on the day, running a personal best 5K time of 19:34, this was the ninth fastest Pinkerton sophomore time on the Derryfield course.

Haley McMullen and Danika Ashness also finished in scoring position, running strong times of 20:21 and 20:49, respectively. All seven Trailblazers completed the course in 21:00.

Coe-Brown Academy was first, followed by Barrington (R.I.) High School, La Salle Academy, Tolland (Conn.) High School, Glastonbury (Conn.) High School, Champlain Valley (Vt.) Union High School; Bishop Guertin, Staples (Conn.) High School, Pinkerton Academy, St. Johnsbury Academy.

BOW offers women’s handgun class this winter

CONCORD — Women interested in learning about handguns can sign up now for a women’s handgun course through the New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program.

BOW is teaming up with Sturm Ruger and the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club to offer the course, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, with a snow date of Feb. 11, at the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club, 17 West Road in Canterbury. Participants must attend all four sessions.

A brochure and registration form for the course is available to download at Registration is open. Registration is first-come, first-served. Sign up soon, as the course is limited to 10 participants. The fee for the course is $60, which includes all equipment, materials and instruction.