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January 30, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Go Green and go snowshoeing

DERRY — Go Green Derry, a Derry Conservation Commission Committee, is hosting its annual snowshoe event at Broadview Farm on Young Road Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 3 p.m.

EMS will provide snowshoes to try. There will be hot cocoa and marshmallows and a bonfire.

For additional information and updates visit go-green-derry.org.

State to discuss moose study

CONCORD — On Monday, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department moose biologist Kristine Rines will recap progress of the study during the two-week collaring period (through Feb. 2) and take questions about the moose study and the status of New Hampshire’s moose population.

Background on the moose mortality study underway in New Hampshire, and a link to video may be found at wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q1/moose_study_launch.html.

In a previous statement, Rines summarized the impetus for the study.

“While regional moose populations are indeed facing some serious threats, moose are not on the verge of disappearing from the New Hampshire landscape, but they are declining,” Rines said earlier.

“We don’t know what the future holds, but we’re hopeful that a combination of research and management efforts will allow us to do all we can to secure the future of New Hampshire’s invaluable moose resources.”

It’s cold, good for ice anglers

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, is offering ice fishing classes open to the public this winter, and several are still available and coming up.

Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a space.

Melendy Pond, Route 13, Brookline: Drop-in workshops Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come when you can and stay as long as you like this free clinic does not require reservations. Contact Dale Riley, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 673-2987 or evenings at 673-4036.

Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester: Two-part class on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact the Amoskeag Fishways at 626-3474 for more information.

Region 1 Fish and Game Office, Lancaster: Saturday Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two-hour classroom session and the remainder of the day will be spent on a local pond. Contact UNH Cooperative Extension for sign-up at 788-4961.

Robinson Pond, Robinson Road, Hudson: Drop-in workshops Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come when you can and stay as long as you like this free clinic does not require reservations. Contact Dale Riley, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 673-2987 or evenings at 673-4036.

Haverhill Recreation Department: One-day workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 787-6096 for more information.

Grantham Recreation Department: One-day workshop on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Email fun@granthamnh.net or call 443-2894 for more information.

All the ice fishing classes include a hands-on indoor session where students learn about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, and winter ecology of lakes and ponds.

There’s also a field trip where students head out to a local pond and put their newly learned skills to the test.

Classes are open to everyone.

Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Youngsville seeks new players

Youngsville will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Avalanche Screenprinting, 78 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Directions are posted on youngsvillebaseball.org.

Online sign-up is available on the website.

Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization.

It offers four divisions of baseball for 4- to 12-year-olds who must be team age by May 1, 2014. AAU players are also welcomed.

Eligibility is for residents of these towns: Manchester, Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Deerfield, Raymond 70 Ft baseball, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett and Pembroke.