DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 27, 2012

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Derry wrestlers make strong showing at tournament

Wrestlers from the Boys and Girls Club of Derry showed up at the YMCA Holiday Wrestling Tournament Dec. 16 in Bow. They brought with 18 wrestlers, ranging in age from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Leading the way was Tyler Mackiernan, who took first place at his respected weight class for fifth- and sixth-graders.

Dillion Lavely and Sterling McLauglin both took home second-place finishes. Jack Mackiernan and Jake Scarelli took home third-place finishes. Landon Mackiernan and Andrew Lydick took home fourth place.

Also representing Derry well were Kilan Matson, Molly Fahey, Riley Spellman, Riley Cox, Sam Depelteau, Michael Zabriskie, Joe Demartino, Matt MacDougall, Mike Calderone, John Simonelli and Nathan Landry.

Explore Maine and Vermont

by snowmobile

CONCORD Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 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 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, provided that our neighboring states continue to participate.

For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit N.H. Fish and Game Department at ride.nh.gov, N.H. Bureau of Trails at nhtrails.org and N.H. Snowmobile Association at 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.

Baseball league seeks new teams

The Granite State Baseball League is currently looking for players and teams 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 13 teams that compete in 28+ and 38+ Divisions.

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

Hunting, fishing licenses

on sale for 2013

CONCORD — New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2013 are now available for purchase. Get yours early and be set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall.

Licenses are good for the calendar year. Purchase online at wildnh.com, at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, or from one of more than 250 Fish and Game license agents statewide.

A hunting or fishing license is a year-round ticket to New Hampshire’s great outdoors. For state residents, an annual freshwater fishing license is $35; the basic hunting license is $24.50; and a combination (hunting and freshwater fishing) license is $48.50.

For nonresidents, annual freshwater fishing licenses are $53; hunting licenses, $105.50; and the combo license is $143.50. Residents can buy a one-day freshwater fishing license for $10. Nonresidents can opt for one-, three- or seven-day freshwater fishing licenses.

Coastal anglers should note that a N.H. Saltwater Recreational Fishing License is required for anyone 16 and older recreationally fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state. This license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents (includes $1 agent fee).

Current year (2012) licenses are no longer available through the online purchasing site or at Walmart; however, they may still be bought at license agents or Fish and Game in Concord.

Pick up a copy of the new 2013 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing digests. The digests are also available online at wildnh.com/pubs/fishing.html in searchable web format. These handy publications summarize fishing rules and include color photos for identifying fish and much more.

For hunters and anglers concerned about maintaining access to pursue their sports, the $10 Wildlife Legacy donation (a check-off on the multiform license) provides an opportunity to support Fish and Game’s Landowner Relations Program, which works in partnership with hunters, anglers and landowners to maintain hunting and fishing access to private lands. Learn more at wildnh.com/landshare/Wildlife_Legacy_Initiative.htm.

Fishing and hunting license revenue directly supports wildlife and fisheries management, law enforcement and conservation education in New Hampshire. Visit wildnh.com.