, Derry, New Hampshire

August 8, 2013


Derry News

---- — Local athlete scores in national meet

The track and field USATF Junior Olympics were held recently in Greensboro, N.C.

Local athlete Brooke Kane represented Derry and Hood Middle School, competing in the high jump.

Brooke earned All American honors finishing fourth in the country out of a field of 49 who had qualified for the national meet.

Brooke credited her coach, Mike Karthas, for his extra work and dedication.

Golf tournament planned Aug. 30

EAST DERRY — East Derry Memorial Elementary School PTA hosts its first benefit golf tournament on Aug. 30 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in East Derry.

The four-person scramble format begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $100 for adults (17 and older) and $80 for youth (16 and under).

The tournament proceeds will go to support school technology.

The PTA is very active all year long, raising funds to support the school with cultural events, academics, special activities, equipment and summer school programs.

Golfers are needed. Consider playing in the tournament or sponsoring a hole. More information and registration information is available at or by calling 432-1260.

Former Lancer heads to Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER — Saint Anselm College field hockey head coach Carolyn King has announced the addition of eight incoming freshmen for the upcoming 2013 season, including Kelsey Leblanc, a midfielder from Londonderry.

“Each of them brings a unique skill set and tremendous work ethic that will help our program continue to move in the right direction and compete for a Northeast-10 title,” King said of the eight.

Leblanc was a Division I All-State selection in both 2011 and 2012, as well as a Division II All-State selection in 2010.

A three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star, Leblanc was also a two-year captain of her high school team. Leblanc was a four-year honor roll member and a Londonderry High School Scholar in 2013.

Time’s running out for hunter education

CONCORD — Hunting seasons are almost here, so if you need a hunter education class, drop everything and sign up for one of the remaining classes available for 2013. You can register online at

Just browse the calendar for the best date and location for you, then click on the course of your choice and complete the online registration form to officially join the class. Most of the remaining classes are in September. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available basis, but there are no guarantees. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

If you have already completed the online course, sign up for the required field day now. There are a limited number of field days left available at the beginning of October. No field days will be offered from the end of October until the spring. Taking the online course does not guarantee you will find space in a field day.

Hunter education is required in New Hampshire before a new hunter can purchase his or her first hunting license. If you are age 16 or older, you need a license to hunt. To meet this requirement, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offers Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes around the state. Participants must be at least 12 years old to achieve certification in basic Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education.

Those hunters who purchased the Apprentice Hunting License last year must take Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license this year.

The Apprentice Hunting License allows people to hunt under the guidance of an experienced hunter, without first taking a Hunter Education course. You can purchase the license once in your lifetime. It is available only through the Fish and Game office in Concord. Learn more at