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December 13, 2012

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Derry News

---- — Former Patriots play hoops at LHS

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry High School Boosters will host the annual New England Patriots Alumni Charity Basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Londonderry High School gymnasium.

Anticipated players include three-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Pass, 1986 Super Bowl hero Ronnie Lippett and more.

In addition to the main event, there will be a chance for autographs and pictures during and after the game.

Money raised will help programs supported throughout the year by the Londonderry High School Boosters. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested $10 donation.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Londonderry High School is located at 295 Mammoth Road. Fore more details, email alex@ecmgevents.com.

Wrestling Rebels get their tournament season started

DERRY — The fifth-eighth-grade wrestling Rebels started their tournament season with a few place winners at the annual Londonderry Middle School Wrestling Tournament.

Tyler Mackiernan was the top-place finisher, going 2-1 on the day and finishing in second place.

Matt MacDougall (3-1) nets his first career wins, rolling to a third-place finish, also his first medal. Nathan Landry (3-1) had a strong showing on the day, losing his first and then winning three in a row to place third. Robbie Fahey finished fourth.

Get behind the plate;

sign up for ump classes

The Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will hold umpire training classes for anyone over age 16, starting Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s School, 80 Maple Ave., North Andover, Mass.

Anyone wishing to be trained in Major League Baseball rules should attend these classes, scheduled for seven consecutive Thursday evenings. The MLB umpire’s exam will be administered at the end of the exam.

The cost is $150. Call Rande Chabot at 437-8847 or email Randechabot@myfairpoint.net to register.

Visit mvua.org for more information. The organization provides umpires to all levels of baseball in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Become an Outdoors Woman this winter with one-day workshop

CONCORD — Registration opens Jan. 7 for the 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, (snow date Sunday, Feb. 17), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

A brochure describing the workshop (not the registration form) is available now at nhbow.com. If you are interested in attending, sign up soon after registration opens on Jan. 7. The application will be posted at nhbow.com. BOW workshops often fill up quickly.

Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. They can learn how to ice fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular ‘Shoe and Shoot class, which is woodland target shooting on snowshoes.

The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat. Visit nhwf.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit WildNH.com.

Women, learn how to tie flies

CONCORD — Women who love fly-fishing and want to learn a new winter hobby can now sign up for a fly-tying course with master fly tiers Jim and Kris Riccardi.

The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program are teaming up to offer the course, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 20, 2013, at the Bow Fire and Rescue Facility, 2 Knox Road.

Participants must attend all five sessions.

A brochure and mail-in registration form for the fly tying course are available to download at nhbow.com. You can also email aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov or call 271-3212 to request an application. Registration is first-come, first-served.

If you are interested, sign up soon, as the course is limited to 12 participants. The fee for the course is $100, which includes all equipment, materials and instruction.

While learning to tie several fly patterns, participants will be taught about the basic equipment and materials necessary to tie flies, common patterns and what they imitate. Instructors will also discuss insect anatomy and explain why a particular fly is used.

The course instructors are master fly tiers and veteran Let’s Go Fishing fly fishing instructors. They have been involved in Let’s Go Fishing and BOW programs for more than 12 years.