, Derry, New Hampshire

August 30, 2012


Derry News

---- — Astro girls volleyball ready for season

DERRY — Ninety girls tried out for the Pinkerton Astros’ girls Division I volleyball team this summer, coach Todd Royce said.

Thirteen girls made the varsity squad, including three returning starters: Brenna McNally and Tyla Mahon, both seniors, and junior Kelsey Cummings.

Other returning varsity players include Brittney Peredna, Amanda Stikeman, Michaela (no last name provided) and Jamie Metzger, all seniors.

Newcomers include five juniors, Rachael Byrd, Courtney Collins, Taylor Ferdinando, Denise White and Madison Neidliner, and sophomore Elizabeth Hicks.

Pinkerton golf team needs consistency

DERRY — Pinkerton golf coach Joey Lee is looking for consistency from his team this fall. With five returning starters, six returning varsity players and one promising newcomer.

“Consistency will be key if we want to compete for a championship,” Lee said.

Returning starters including seniors Nick Salema, Jake Veilleux and Andrew Wentworth. Junior returning starters Eric Byrne and Matt Galvin.

Juniors Ryan Christie and Jim Rice are returning varsity players. Sophomores Kaitlyn Lutinski, Michaela Griffin, Jason Barry and Matt Barnes all are sophomore returning players.

Sean Hall, a junior, joins the team this year.

UNH offers children’s gymnastics classes

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire gymnastics program announced gymnastics classes for school-age community children are being offered Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House, starting Sept. 5.

Classes of all levels for boys and girls are taught in a safe, progressive manner.

The 13-week fall session runs from Sept. 5 to Dec. 5. There are two separate class times available: 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.

Each session costs $146.25, plus a $20 registration fee.

For more information, call Melanie Brown at 862-4148 or email

Moose permit auction deemed a success

CONCORD — The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire reports a winning year all around for the organization and for the winning bidders in its annual moose hunt permit auction. A total of 12 bids were received this year, with bidders from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The average winning bid was consistent with last year’s winners. The auction raised a $40,900 for the foundation, with the five winning bids ranging from $7,250 to $8,750.

The annual auction is a primary fundraiser for the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and a real boost to its ability to fund Fish and Game programs. Each year, Fish and Game provides five moose hunting permits to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation.

The moose hunting season is Oct. 20-28. Winners of the moose permit auction are allowed to hunt in the Wildlife Management Unit of their choice, and may take either a cow or a bull.

Learn all about trapping at workshop Sept. 29

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program and the New Hampshire Trappers Association are teaming up to present a one-day Introduction to Trapping workshop on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fish and Game Department in Concord, 11 Hazen Drive.

The session is a chance to learn the basics of trapping and dispel common myths about an activity that has important benefits for wildlife and society.

To sign up, download a print-and-mail registration form at The cost is $25, which includes instruction, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, plus a continental breakfast and lunch. The course is open to women and men age 18 or older. Call 271-3212.