Two holes-in-one at Brookstone

DERRY — It was quite a day at Brookstone Golf Course May 1 when two golfers made holes-in-one.

The first was Mark Kissel of Hampstead — and it was a first for him, too. He used a lob wedge on the 84-yard eighth hole. The ace was witnessed by Kissel's playing partner, Julie Deshaies of Methuen.

The second also was on the eighth hole, this time by David Whitehead of Standish, Maine. He used a 9 iron for his first career hole-in-one.

Whitehead's witness was wife Cindi Whitehead.

Wrestling Rebels do well at Eastern Nationals

DERRY — Three wrestlers from Derry's Wrestling Rebels spent the latter part of their spring vacations traveling to western New York to compete in the Gene Mills Eastern National Wrestling Tournament.

All three wrestlers qualified for the tournament by placing in the top four of their respective weight classes at The Rebel New England Classic, held March 21 at Pinkerton Academy.

Seamus Dolan led the way as he brought home a medal by placing sixth in the tournament. This win for Seamus makes him an All American wrestler.

Drew Chase and Dylan Barreiro each went 1-2 at the tournament.

Register soon for Derry Demons

DERRY — The Derry Demons will hold final pre-registration for the 2010 football season on Monday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. After May 17, registrations will be accepted only as space allows.

Children from Derry, Chester, Auburn and Hampstead are welcome. The eligibility age for cheerleaders is 7 through 15, as of July 31. There is a cheer mascot program for 5- and 6-year-olds.

Football is open for students entering grades 1-8 in the fall.

Practices begin in late July and games begin a month later. Visit or call Fred Gendron at 320-1999.

Little Leaguers sell Fisher Cats tickets

Derry Little League is selling tickets to the NH Fisher Cats game on May 16. The Fisher Cats have a 1:35 p.m. start against the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA affiliate).

The tickets cost $12 each and the seats are behind home plate. Derry Little League players are encouraged to arrive early and wear their game jerseys and hats; they will be invited on to the field for pre-game ceremonies. Tickets can be purchased at the concession stand at O'Hara Field or by contacting Bill Olson at

Derry Little League is hosting its second annual "Comedy Night Fundraiser" at Tupelo Hall in Londonderry on Sunday, June 13.

Top New England comedian Paul D'Angelo is the headliner in what promises to be a great event. There will be a silent auction and live raffles throughout the evening. This is an adults-only show.

Snacks and soft drinks will be served. Tupelo Hall charges a $3 corking fee for anyone who would like to bring their own beer or wine.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the O'Hara Field concession stand or by contacting Paul Ralston at

NH celebrates National Fishing Week

CONCORD — New Hampshire Free Fishing Day is Saturday. Both state residents and nonresidents can fish any inland water in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license, but season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed.

Free Fishing Day kicks off 2010 National Fishing and Boating Week in New Hampshire (June 5-13), a nationwide observance encouraging families to have fun together on the water.

For specific details on fishing rules, consult the 2010 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest at, or wherever fishing licenses are sold. The Fish and Game website offers information on where fish have recently been stocked, tackle tips, lake depths and fishing forecasts for various parts of the state.

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