DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

September 12, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Astros name theirfall team captains

DERRY — Pinkerton recently announced the names of the fall sports team captains.

They are: boys cross country, seniors Connor Kwiecien and Ryan Walsh, and junior Nick White; girls cross country, seniors Meredith Haney, Amanda Kiley and Haley McMullen; field hockey, seniors Jessica Cote, Julie Saltamartini and Brianne Torre; football, seniors Matt Madden and Manny Latimore; golf, senior Eric Byrne; boys soccer, seniors Tim Wood and Tom Martin, and junior Kyle Hicks; girls soccer, seniors Katy Ann Grochmal, Julie Murray and Jacqui Wyka; Spirit, seniors Chelsea Bousquet, Ariana Moran, Taryn Mullane and Kiana Cormier; girls volleyball, seniors Taylor Ferdinando and Courtney Collins.

Fall ballplayersare still needed

Youngsville’s Granite Heat team is looking for three more players, 13 and 14 years old, to play in the Concord Sportszone Fall Ball League.

There will be seven weekends of doubleheaders.

Players must be baseball age for 2014. The cost is $100 per player.

More information is available at youngsvillebaseball.org or email info@youngsvillebaseball.org.

Gear up now for fall deer hunting

CONCORD — Get primed for deer hunting this fall at a series of free evening outdoor adventure talks being offered this fall at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.

The talks begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required.

Learn “Deer Hunting Basics” Thursday, Sept. 19, when volunteer hunter education instructor Dave Priebe presents need-to-know information for getting started in deer hunting. This session is ideal for new and apprentice hunters.

There are two chances to hear “Hunting Mature Bucks,” Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 9. Hunter education instructor Dave Priebe provides in-depth information on the rut (the phases of male whitetail deer breeding and behavior) and key knowledge of deer biology that will help increase your odds of locating and harvesting a dominant whitetail buck.

For hunting license sales and information on hunting in New Hampshire, huntnh.com/Hunting/hunting.htm.

Derry recreation offers fall events

DERRY — The Derry Parks and Recreation is ready for the fall 2013 season.

The department offers a variety of activities for individuals of all ages, including Lil’ Samurais Judo Club, Youth Open Gym, adult yoga and Zumba, winter basketball and much, much more.

Browse through the descriptions at derry-nh.org. Also listed there are dates, prices, registration forms and additional information.

Contact the recreation’s main office at 432-6136 with any questions.

Londonderry’s Griffin is in the NFL

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry’s Ryan Griffin is on the roster for the Houston Texans, wearing Number 84 at tight end.

Griffin, who played at UConn, was drafted by the Texans in May and made the roster this summer.

In a question-and-answer piece on the Texans’ website, Griffin said he was adjusting to Texas, a far cry (and distance) from Londonderry.

“It’s really hot. People are really nice,” he said. “It’s a lot different from home, obviously, New Hampshire. But everybody’s been really welcoming just in the streets and meeting people out. It’s been enjoyable.”

Griffin was a two-time second team All-Big East selection and played in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic.