DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

September 5, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Astro golfers off to a good start

Pinkerton Academy’s golf team came out on top of Merrimack, Spaulding and Memorial last week, improving to 3-0 on the season.

The final totals were: Pinkerton, 200; Merrimack, 205; Spaulding, 215; and Memorial, 221.

Top finishers for the Astros were Marshall Halpin, 39; Jim Rice, 39; Eric Byrne, 40; Kailtyn Lutinski, 41; and Matt Galvin, 41.

Run for those who have fallen

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.

Pinkerton boys start with a win

DERRY — The varsity Astro boys started the fall soccer season off with a 4-1 win over the Bishop Guertin Cardinals last week.

Senior captain Tommy Martin had two goals and an assist.

Senior captain Tim Wood controlled the defense, according to coach Kerry Boles.

Senior David Parrott scored his first varsity goal of his career.

In the Astro net, Eric Werner had four saves, Jimmy Mansour one.

“This was a nice way to start the season. We certainly have some things to work on, but this was a good beginning,” Boles said. “We are going to need our senior captains to produce game after game if we are going to be successful this season. It was good to see Tommy and Tim take control today.”

N.H. calendars available for fundraisers

CONCORD — If you need a fall fundraiser for your school, club or community group, selling the 2014 New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife calendar is a great way to go. This fundraiser offers local groups a great profit margin — your organization makes $4.95 on each calendar sold. There’s no risk for you, because calendars are pre-sold.

Last year, more than 50 local groups took part in the Fish and Game calendar fundraiser. Many schools, Scout troops, fish and game clubs, and other organizations took part. The theme of this year’s calendar is “Learn WILD” — connecting teachers, students and learners of all ages to the wild world.

The award-winning New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife Calendar retails for $9.95.

The calendar is a great New Hampshire product that inspires everyone to get connected to the great outdoors. Each month features fascinating professional photographs of native wildlife, from a snowy white ermine to a magnificent fall moose, a lacy dragonfly and a mallard taking flight. A mama bear and cub grace the cover. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy another unique feature — wildlife watching tips, plus handy N.H. hunting, fishing and snowmobile season dates.

Ready to get started? Download a calendar sales kit for your group today at wildnh.com/Shop/calendar_fundraiser.html or call 271-6355 to request a group sales kit by mail or email.