DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

September 27, 2012

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Derry News

---- — Boys, sharpen those basketball skills

DERRY — The Greater Derry Boys & Girls Club is holding basketball clinics for third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade boys on Sept. 24 and 26, Oct. 1, 3 and 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Travel basketball tryouts will be held in mid-October.

Call the club at 434-6695 with questions.

Wrestling skills clinic set for Oct. 7

DERRY — The Derry Boys and Girls Club will be hosting a wrestling skills clinic for grades 8 through 12, including a motivational talk, strength training and nutrition counseling.

The clinic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, with clinician Rock Bonomo at the Derry Boys and Girls Club.

The 2005 Eastern Wrestling League coach of the year, Bonomo has 30 years of Division 1 competition and coaching experience. He brings a wealth of experience and talent. He was an outstanding wrestler at Bloomsburg University, earning two NCAA Division 1 All-American crowns and was also a three-time Eastern Wrestling League champion and a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion.

Bonomo was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992.

The cost of the clinic is $60. For more information or to sign up, email Anne Cherniack at jimnanne@comcast.net or call 432-9933.

It’s Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s 2012 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.

To participate, youth must be 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult 18 or older. The adult may not hunt. The youth does not need a hunting license or duck stamp.

“The youth weekend is a great way to get kids involved in waterfowl hunting. It gives them a chance to go with an adult who knows the sport, at a time when it’s still fairly warm and good numbers of birds are around,” said Ed Robinson, state waterfowl biologist. “Quality time spent with a child during the youth weekend can help instill in them an appreciation of hunting lore, ethics and our outdoor environment.”

All regular season waterfowl regulations, including shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed at huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_waterfowl.htm.

Teach your students about NH wildlife

CONCORD — Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources or reinforce wildlife-related lessons they have learned have until Oct. 5 to request fall/winter 2012-2013 Wonders of Wildlife presentations by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents.

Wonders of Wildlife is a series of active educational programs presented in the classroom. Fish and Game WOW docents travel to elementary schools to teach one of four interactive programs: Habits and Habitats; Endangered Species; Pond Ecology; and Wetlands. There is no charge for the programs.

Teachers may download a print-and-mail request form on the Fish and Game website. Visit wildnh.com/Education/Wonders_of_Wildlife.htmland click on “program request form.”

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit wildnh.com.