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January 17, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Sign up now for Derry baseball, softball

DERRY — Derry Baseball and Softball Winter Workouts will be held at the Derry Sports Zone from Jan. 12 to March 16.

Online registration is now open for Derry Baseball and Softball for the following divisions, including Senior Boys:

Boys Senior League, ages 13-16

Boys Majors Division, ages 10-12

Boys AAA Division, ages 9-11

Boys AA Division, ages 7-9

Girls Softball Senior League, ages 13-16

Girls Softball Majors Division, ages 10-12

Girls Softball Minor Division Slow Pitch, ages 7-9

Don’t wait to secure your spot as registrations are already filling up quickly. Visit derryll.org for more information.

Register soon for Women’s Winter Workshop

CONCORD — Registration is open for the 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, (snow date Sunday, Feb. 17), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

An application and brochure about the workshop is available at nhbow.com. To request an application by mail, email Lisa.M.Collins@wildlife.nh.gov or call 271-3212. If you are interested in attending, sign up soon, as BOW workshops fill up fast.

Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. They can learn how to ice fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular ‘Shoe and Shoot class, which is woodland target shooting on snowshoes.

The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat. Visit nhwf.org.

Three AAU programs join forces

MANCHESTER — The New England Basketball Family has announced its official program launch for the spring 2013 AAU Basketball season.

NEB is a merger of three of the most successful NH Boys AAU programs in the past three years, combining for 10 state championships: Bishop Elite (7 time State Champions), Granite State Gladiators (2012 U14 State Champions) and NH Titans (2009 U13 and 2012 U16 State Champions).

The three program directors, Sudi Lett (Bishop Elite), Karl Lennon (Granite State Gladiators) and Gregg Dorman (NH Titans) will continue to serve as directors and coaches of the New England Basketball Family.

Additionally, Tim Finnegan, former Londonderry High School JV coach and director of NH Fastbreak AAU, will also join NEB. Tim Lambrou (Amherst MS and NH Titans), Terry Mann (Londonderry High JV coach), Frank Moreno (Bedford High assistant coach) and Tom Dickson (Central High School JV coach) will also join the coaching staff.

“All three programs have established strong relationships with their players,” Lett said. “We wanted to make sure we maintain those traditions, but at the same time ensure we can improve our ability to compete with the best teams in the country.” All three programs sent teams to the AAU National tournament last year. The new basketball family has a goal of not just sending teams, but winning at multiple levels.

Information on spring tryouts will be posted shortly. There are plans for four types of basketball opportunities; National, Regional, Local, and skills based with teams based in the Manchester, Derry, Plaistow and Bedford areas.

For more information contact Karl Lennon at (413) 624-6677 or klennon@gladiatorbasketball.net