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February 28, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Hey, baseball players, sign up March 9, 16

Youngsville will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Visiting Angels 14 Hooksett Rd, Auburn, on Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.

Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization. They offer four divisions of baseball for 4- to 12-year-olds. Players must be team age by May 1. AAU players are also welcome.

If you live in the following towns you are eligible to play at Youngsville: Manchester, Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Chester, Derry, Deerfield, Raymond 70 Ft baseball, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett and Pembroke.

For more information, call 627-4820 or email info@youngsvillebaseball.org. Visit youngsvillebaseball.org.

Sign up now for hunter education courses

CONCORD — Hunter or Bowhunter Education courses are underway around the state, so get your 2013 hunting seasons off to a great start by logging onto the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website to sign up for a class.

“We urge people to try to get your course in early in the year, especially if you want to go turkey hunting in May,” said Hunter Education Coordinator Josh Mackay. “Don’t delay, because spring classes and online field days are filling up fast.”

To sign up for a class, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm. Under “Find a Class,” click on the link for traditional hunter education, online hunter education or traditional bowhunter education courses. Scroll down and use the calendar search engine to find classes using your zip code.

Once you find a class, simply click on the event to preview all the details about the course and register. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. If you need help using the online system, call the Hunter Education office at 271-3214.

To accommodate the increasing number of people taking the online Hunter Education course – more than 1,000 people completed the online course in 2012 – the program will be offering additional field days this year. Those taking Hunter Education online must complete their testing and hands-on requirements at a structured field day event.

To receive a certificate of completion, participants in these programs must be 12 years old by the end of the course. Courses are available from February through October, but they fill up fast, so don’t wait until fall, or you could miss out.

Adults, here’s a baseball league just for you

The Granite State Baseball League is currently looking for players to compete in the 2013 season.

The GSBL was established in 1992 and is the premier amateur adult baseball league in New Hampshire. Teams play 18 regular season games on Sundays, starting in April.

Playoffs begin in August and the league hosts an annual All-Star Game. There are currently 22 teams that compete in +21/+28/+38 Divisions.

For more information, visit gsbl.net or email GSBLbaseball@yahoo.com.

Skiing superpass offers ‘Bring-A-Friend Bonus’

Bretton Woods, Cranmore, Cannon Mountain and Waterville Valley ski areas announce the launch of the White Mountain Superpass. The pass will be valid any day of the 2013-2014 winter season at all four mountains. There are no blackout date restrictions.

The new White Mountain Superpass will give skiers and riders access to a combined total of 284 trails, 41 lifts, 1,148 acres and 6,900 vertical feet; and it includes a special “Bring-A-Friend Bonus.” The bonus enables the pass holder to get a friend $15 off the purchase of a one-day full-priced adult lift ticket.

Skiers and riders are being encouraged to get the pass before June 1, when prices will increase. The special early-purchase price for the pass will be $949 for adults (ages 18+), $549 for teens (ages 13-17), and $449 for juniors (ages 6-12).

Visit WhiteMountainSuperpass.com.