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December 5, 2013

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---- — LHS athletes ‘Meet the Coaches’

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry High School athletic director Howard Sobolov has announced that the winter sports Meet the Coaches Night for winter athletes and parents will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria.

After the first part of the program in the cafeteria, all athletes and parents will have team meetings with their coaches in assigned classrooms.

Call the athletic office with any questions at 432-6941, Ext. 2306.

Kids, join the ‘Hoop Shoot’

DERRY — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry will host the “Elks National Hoop Shoot” Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 9 a.m.

The “Hoop Shoot” is a basketball foul-shooting contest open to any boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 13.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three shooters in each age group, with each age group winner advancing to district finals, and a chance to advance to state finals, New England finals and national finals.

There is no fee to participate. Each contestant will shoot 25 free throws, with the top scores advancing.

There are six divisions and three age groups: Boys 8-9, Girls 8-9, Boys 10-11, Girls 10-11, Boys 12-13, Girls 12-13.

Call Mike Cassidy with questions, 434-6695.

See some great pre-season basketball

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy hosts the boys basketball preseason New England Jamboree Saturday from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

The gym doors will open for fans at 2:30 p.m. People are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food or cash for the local food pantry. Admission is free. The snow date is noon Sunday.

This year’s jamboree will have some of the top teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Final basketball clinic is Saturday

CONCORD — NHTI will host the final in a series of basketball clinics on Saturdays at the Wellness Center gym on the Concord campus Saturday, Dec. 7. The clinics are for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The clinics will feature an opportunity for campers to receive positive skill instruction, competitive drills and small games with each clinic.

NHTI men’s coaching staff and men’s basketball players will provide the instruction, under the guidance of veteran NHTI head men’s basketball coach Paul Hogan.

Most clinics are $25 pre-registered and/or $30 at the door.

Contact Hogan for information at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

Honor those who help wildlife

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is seeking nominations for its 2013 Awards of Excellence by Dec. 31.

If you know a person or organization that has made a difference for New Hampshire wildlife, fisheries and/or open land, in support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission, honor them with a nomination,

Each year, the Commission recognizes deserving individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements. The top honor is the Ellis R. Hatch Jr. Commission Award of Excellence. Other categories are Youth Conservationist, Conservation Organization, Volunteer, Habitat Stewardship, Communication, and Landowner Appreciation.

To nominate a person or organization for one of these awards, download the nomination form at wildnh.com/Inside_FandG/Awards_of_Excellence_Form.pdf. Forms are also available at Fish and Game offices, or call 271-3511 to request one by mail.

Send your nomination package, postmarked no later than Dec. 31, to: Commission Awards Program, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, 03301. No electronic submissions are accepted. Posthumous nominations are allowed.