DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

January 24, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Learn all about

ice fishing

CONCORD — Come one, come all, grab your hats and mittens, pull on your winter boots and head to Milford to learn about ice fishing.

Join instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program for a three-week Saturday program in Milford on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve a spot by contacting “Let’s Go Fishing” instructor Dale Riley, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 673-2987 or evenings at 673-4036.

The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served. All equipment and materials will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 classes will be spent at Riley Brothers Lumber at 39 Christmas Tree Lane in Milford, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as some winter ecology of lakes and ponds. On Feb. 9, head out to a local pond and put your newly learned skills to the test.

Find out more at fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Sign up for

baseball now

Youngsville Jr. Baseball has opened sign-ups on-line for the 2013 season at youngsvillebaseball.org.

Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization.

It offers four divisions of baseball for 4- to 12-year-olds who must be team age by May 1, 2013. 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, email info@youngsvillebaseball.org or visit youngsvillebaseball.org.

Snowmobile in

Maine, Vermont

CONCORD — Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory the weekend of Jan. 25-27, Friday through Sunday, during the New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine reciprocal snowmobile weekend.

Following are the ground rules for the weekend.

All snowmobiles legally registered in Vermont and Maine will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend. All other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.

All snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont and Maine during the reciprocal weekend. All other Vermont and Maine snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including Vermont’s mandatory liability insurance, safety education certification (if born after 7/1/1983), and youth operation requirements.

In addition to a law that passed in 2010 for the Vermont/New Hampshire reciprocity weekend, a new law passed in 2011 includes Maine in the three-day weekend, which will occur annually on the fourth weekend in January (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) provided neighboring states continue to participate.

For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit ride.nh.gov, nhtrails.org, or nhsa.com.

For information on snowmobiling rules in Vermont, visit vtvast.org/VAST.html.

For information on snowmobiling rules in Maine, visit maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/snowlaws.htm.