DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 6, 2012

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Adult baseball league seeks 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-plus and 38-plus Divisions. For more information, visit GSBL.net or email GSBLbaseball@yahoo.com.

Snowmobile classes have started across the state

CONCORD — Winter is almost here, and snowmobile education classes are underway across the state.

To operate a snowmobile in New Hampshire, any person age of 12 or older must have either a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or have successfully completed an approved Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Safety Education class taught by volunteer instructors trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Additionally, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating a snowmobile, unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents or guardians.

Sign up soon if you or someone you know needs a class. There is no charge for the classes, which are usually completed in a single day. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children.

For a current class schedule, visit wildnh.com/OHRV/schedule.html. New classes are added as they become available.

“Snowmobiling is a great way for families to have fun exploring the great outdoors, but riders have a responsibility to obey the rules of the trails, to be courteous and — most of all — to ride safely,” said Capt. John Wimsatt, who coordinates Fish and Game’s OHRV Education Program.

Many of the trained volunteer instructors teaching the safety classes are affiliated with one of the more than 100 snowmobile clubs in New Hampshire. Club membership also gives riders a $30 discount on snowmobile registration fees.

Sign up now for Londonderry Ski Club

LONDONDERRY — Ski Club sign-ups for Londonderry Recreation Ski Club have been extended.

The last chance to sign up for the 2013 season will be Monday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Head to the cafeteria at Matthew Thornton Elementary that evening to register for the upcoming ski and snowboard season.

The cost is $235. That includes five weeks of lift tickets, lessons and round-trip coach transportation. For $335, participants also get ski or snowboard rentals for the season.

It all happens at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford on the following Sundays: Jan. 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3 and 10.

Many insurance policies now approve skiing/riding as a wellness activity that is eligible for reimbursement. Check with your carrier for information.

Ski Club costs are discounted for all on-time registrations. All late sign-ups (after Dec. 10) will be added to a waiting list and $25 will be added to the registration cost.

The Ski Club also offers discounts with Ken Jones Ski Mart and Gunstock’s Outfitter Shop. Information on these discounts is available at sign-ups. Chaperones ski or board free.

New in 2013 is a five-week program, committed to five Sundays, all day.

Helmets are mandatory for all participants under 18 years old. “Sick Tricks” is a new lesson program offered by Gunstock pros for advanced skiers and riders needing a more fun and challenging lesson environment.

All local families and children in grades 5 through 12 are eligible for membership.

Information is also available at the recreation “hotline,” 437-2675, or visit londonderrynh.org (click on Rec Dept>Youth Activities>Ski Club) or lonskiclub@aol.com.

Contact Ski Club director Mark Hamilton at (978) 441-3691, Ext. 6504.