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July 18, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Local athlete inducted into honor society

COLCHESTER, Vt. — Londonderry’s Courtney Bedell was one of 35 Saint Michael’s College student-athletes inducted into 14 different academic honor societies during the 2012-2013 school year.

Bedell, a field hockey play and rising senior, was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon.

UNH offers two track-and-field camps

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire track and field program is now accepting registrations for its 2013 Distance Running Day Camp (July 21-24) and its Track and Field Day Camp (July 28-Aug. 1).

The day camps will take place at the Reginald Atkins Track (outdoor) and Paul Sweet Oval (indoor) at the UNH Field House.

Male and female athletes in grades 7-12 will learn the fundamentals of technique and training. Athletes are expected to come prepared to participate with their own shorts and shoes, including track spikes (optional). A certified athletic trainer will be available at all sessions.

The distance running day camp consists of middle distance, distance and cross country training. Camp times are 4 to 7 p.m. daily, with registration scheduled for 3:30 to 4 p.m. on the first day. Pre-registration for the distance running camp is $150 until July 20. Beginning July 21, registration costs $175. All pre-registered athletes receive a T-shirt. To register online, visit http://www.unhwildcats.com/camps/Distance.

The track and field camp consists of sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws from Sunday, July 28, to Thursday, Aug. 1. Camp times are 4-7 p.m. daily with registration scheduled for 3:30-4 p.m. on the first day.

Pre-registration for the track and field camp is $150 until July 27. Beginning July 28, registration costs $175. All pre-registered athletes receive a T-shirt. To register online, visit unhwildcats.com/camps/Track.

For more information, contact UNH men’s track and field coach Jim Boulanger at 862-3888 or UNH women’s track and field coach Casey Carroll at 674-4587.

Local baseball players support Jimmy Fund

DERRY —Some remarkable boys and girls from Derry will take a swing at cancer, both on and off the field. As a part of the 2013 Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Extra Innings, these children will be raising funds to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The program, in its 27th year, provides Little Leaguers of New England with the opportunity to continue to play baseball/softball after the conclusion of their regular season by participating in this local tournament and fundraising effort. These youngsters are given the opportunity to develop their athletic skills, build self-confidence, and, most importantly help others by fundraising in their local community.

Last summer, more than 5,000 children throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire took part. These children have raised more than $3 million for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber since the start of the program.

This summer, young all-stars will be back on the diamond working to improve their fundraising average and you can help. Support the Jimmy Fund Little League Program in your community by visiting jimmyfund.org/littleleague and clicking on support a team.

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

Adults, net yourselves some exercise

DERRY — Head to MacGregor Park any Monday at 6 p.m. for some adult recreational volleyball.

The program, which runs through Oct. 7, is free, but participants must complete a registration form before they join.

For more information, call Mark Lutter at 579-0302 or the Parks and Rec Department at 432-6136.