DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

August 29, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Londonderry golf champions crowned

LONDONDERRY — The weather and golf were perfect for the playing of the 2013 Londonderry Country Club Championship.

Players played 36 holes of golf over two days to determine this year’s gross and net champions.

At the conclusion of the first round, defending club champion Dusty Dustin held a slight lead in both the net and gross divisions, over Roy Jenkerson and Matt Hogan. The shot of the day was Jenkerson’ s approach shot at the seventh hole, where he nearly holed it for a birdie.

Sunday’s play was back and forth between three players with Dustin winning the Club’s Gross Division with a score of 144 and Hogan taking the Net Division with a score of 120.

Register now for fall baseball

DERRY — Fall Ball registration is open. Register now as spots are filling up fast.

Every Tuesday night until the start of Fall Ball, Coach Karen Simard is running an open practice and scrimmage session for girls softball. Any girl who participated in the Spring Majors or Minors Season or is of league age 12U is welcome to come down and practice.

The league is actively looking for coaches for Fall Baseball and Softball.

Visit derryll.org for details.

Youngsville still looking for players

Youngsville Baseball will be holding registrations for Fall Baseball at Youngsville Cal Ripken Park on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

There will be seven weekends of doubleheaders, followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Players must be baseball age for 2014. For example, a player who will be 11 years old before May 1, 2014, is baseball 11.

They also are looking for players for the Granite Heat Team, ages 13 and 14, to play in the Concord Sportscenter Fall Ball program.

The cost is $55 per player for 8- to 12-year-olds, $100 for families with two or more players.

We are also accepting town teams of 8 yrs, 9&10 and 11&12 for Fall Ball. More info on Web Site.

More information is available at youngsvillebaseball.org or by email tp info@youngsvillebaseball.org.

Join the Run for the Fallen on Sept. 15

RYE — On Sept. 15, Run for the Fallen NH will hold its third annual event honoring all New Hampshire service members who lost their lives since Sept. 11.

The run is held at Odiorne Park and anyone can participate. Take a ride on the trolley, walk, run or bike any portion of the 12-mile course, lined with all of New Hampshire military heroes’ photos and family members. A special gathering happens after the public event for the families.

Finders Keepers will be there to allow any gold star child to create their own “Hero Bear” free of charge. These bears can be filled with special charms and momentos. While Finders Keepers is donating the bears, they are asking for help from the public. They need more sponsors to help acquire the decorations, ribbons, and flags to make each bear special and unique.

A Hero Bear has a secret pouch near its heart. The idea is that a child picks special things to put in the pouch, little reminders of good times. No one knows what is inside the bear except the child.

The cost to sponsor an individual Hero Bear is about $20, but any amount is appreciated. Money or material donations can be left at either Finders Keepers location in Exeter or Derry, or through BuffmanProject.org.

Registration details and information about the event may be found at RunForTheFallenNH.org.

Hunters, learn how to cook your kill

Enjoy a weekend exploring wild game preparation and cooking Registration is now open for the second annual Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure Sept. 27-29.

Participants must be age 18 or older. Registration is first-come, first-served. The cost for the weekend is $150. All proceeds benefit Barry Conservation Camp.

Get hands-on instruction and practice dressing wild game, cutting meat, planning game menus, and preparing wild game for cooking.

Visit wildlife.state.nh.us/barrycamp/game_weekend.html to download an application.