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May 23, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Free self-defense event offered to women

DERRY — A free self-defense workshop for women is held June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at ATA Martial Arts in Derry, Sportszone, second floor.

The seminar invites all women, friends, mothers to attend, as long as they are 8 or older.

The event is free, but call to register at 472-4022. Wear comfortable clothing. There will be a question-and-answer time following the seminar. Visit derryata.com.

Sign up now for youth golf program

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Youth Golf Program begins June 23 for the competitive program and June 25 for the instructional program.

This recreational program is designed to accommodate both beginning and experienced golfers ages 7 to 18.

The instructional program (ages 7 to 13) meets Tuesday evenings for seven weeks and costs $65. The competitive program (ages 12 to 18) meets on Sunday and Tuesday evenings for eight weeks and costs $185.

Both the instructional and competitive programs are held at The Windham Country Club.

For more information and/or to register, visit londonderryyouthgolf.com or contact program coordinator Chris Powers at 432-4633 or LYGPNH@gmail.com.

Sign up for Best Buddies Tennis Challenge

The Best Buddies NH Tennis Challenge 2013 will be held on June 7-9 at the County Road Courts in Bedford.

The event is co-sponsored by Granite State Kids and all proceeds will benefit Best Buddies, an organization that will provides individuals with developmental disabilities one-to-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development.

The event will be a Round Robin format with raffles, food and an Adaptive Tennis Social. Divisions will include Junior, Parent/Child, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed and Singles.

For information or to register, contact Andy Gould at gouldilox@comcast.net.

Hone field hockey skills at camp

DERRY — The Red and White Field Hockey Camp is set for July 15-19 and July 22-26 at Pinkerton Academy’s field hockey field.

It’s open to all players in grades 5-12, new or advanced level.

It’s a half-day camp from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost for one week is $90, $170 for both weeks.

The camp is run by Jennifer Resmini, head coach of the field hockey program at Pinkerton, the 2012 Division I state champions.

Campers will be instructed in the fundamental skills and strategies of the game by Resmini, members of the Pinkerton field hockey coaching staff, and recently graduated and experienced Pinkerton Academy field hockey players.

Each camp day will consist of skill stations and contests, instruction in game strategies, lectures, and small and large field team play.

Bring enough water to drink during camp, a field hockey stick, goggles, sneakers/cleats, mouthguard, and shin guards. Goalies must bring their own equipment to the camp.

Email jresmini77@gmail.com. Registration forms can be found at pinkertonacademy.net/athletics/summer/documents/field_hockey_camp.pdf.

Try fishing free in New Hampshire June 1

CONCORD — Saturday, June 1, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire. You don’t need a license to fish that day. State residents and nonresidents alike can fish any of New Hampshire’s inland waters – and saltwater, too.

Though you don’t need a license, season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day. Anglers fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers must have a fishing license along with a special Atlantic Salmon broodstock permit.

Also on Saturday, June 1, New Hampshire’s six state fish hatcheries will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in and see where the state raises more than a million trout each year that are stocked into New Hampshire’s rivers, lakes and ponds. Hatcheries are located at Berlin, Milford, New Hampton, New Durham (Powder Mill), Twin Mountain and Warren. Find directions at fishnh.com/Inside_FandG/hatcheries_visitor_centers.htm.