Morey Skate-a-Thon Rescheduled, Joins Taste Event
Fairlee — The Upper Valley Trails Association has combined the Lake Morey Skate-a-Thon, which was postponed by poor ice conditions last month, with the Taste of the Lake and has scheduled both events for Feb. 16 at the Lake Morey Resort.
The Skate-a-Thon, which will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is staged on Lake Morey, around the longest groomed skating trail in the United States. Participants may use their own skates or borrow a pair of nordic skates, provided by Nordic Skater, for the trip around the 4.5-mile loop. Registration ($20-$25 for adults, $10-$15 for children) nets free skate rentals (while available), hot chocolate, soup and a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be earned for each circuit of the trail. Registration is available online at www.uvtrails.org or at Lake Morey Resort on the day of the event.
Taste of the Lake will run concurrently with the Skate-a-Thon, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., also on the lake. Several area restaurants will provide samples for participants to try out. Tickets for this event are $15 and must be purchased in advance, either at www.uvtrails.org or at the Lake Morey Resort. Registrants must specify either the 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m. shift.
Both events are fundraisers for the UVTA, which oversees trail building and maintenance efforts throughout the region. For more information, contact the UVTA at 802-649-9075.
On the Diamond
Baseball Schools Scheduled
Hanover — Hanover High School athletic director and baseball coach Mike Jackson is again teaming up with former Lebanon High and Boston Red Sox pitcher Rob Woodward for a pair of baseball schools next month.
The Rob Woodward Pitching School will take place at on March 15-16-17, while Jackson’s Hanover Hitting School is scheduled for March 23-24. Both Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored clinics will take place at Hanover High.
For more information on schedules and fees, contact Jackson at email@example.com or 603-381-5719.
Softball Pitching Clinic
Windsor — Windsor High softball coach Phil Hathorn will start his annual winter pitching clinic on Sunday at the Windsor High School gymnasium.
The clinic will run for six Sundays and is open to girls in grades 4-12. Grades 4-8 will start at 10 a.m. each Sunday, with the grades 9-12 throwing at 11 a.m. Windsor High pitchers Stefanie Curtis and Katelyn Curtis will be the instructors.
The clinic series costs $40 for Windsor students and $50 for all others. For more information or to sign up, contact Hathorn at 802-291-2645 or 802-674-2530.
With a Stick
Hanover — The Friends of Hanover Lacrosse organization has begun registration for its spring lacrosse programs for seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls.
Registration information and directions are available online at www.hanoverlacrosse.org. The group expects to field two boys teams and two girls teams this spring, with a registration deadline of Feb. 8, a start to tryouts the week of March 18 and the start of the league season in early April.
For more information on fees and other questions, contact Christopher Keating at ChristopherMKeating@gmail.com.
On Two Skis
Su 6 Skiers in Top 10
Pomfret — Members of the Suicide Six Ski Team made the most of their home hill knowledge to produce four top-10 finishes on Sunday in a two-run U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association slalom at the Pomfret ski area.
Grace Vollers had the best day, narrowly missing out on a win in the girls race. Vollers took second place in 1 minute, 2.92 seconds over her two runs, beating only by Pico’s Rebecca Clark (1:02.36). Suicide Six’s Caroline Killer took third place in 1:06.82, just behind McKenzie Cunningham of the Quechee Ski Team (1:14:50). Killington Mountain School skier Julia Denny, of Lebanon, was in third place after the opening run, but she hooked a ski tip on a gate on her second trip down the course and did not finish.
Killington’s Matthew Price won the boys slalom in 55.11 seconds, more than five seconds ahead of Pico runner-up Tommy Kenosh. Su 6’s Alden Anderson took third place in 1:00.78, and clubmate Elliot Shoemaker was ninth in 1:03.87.
Loppet for David’s House
Grantham — The Eastman Cross Country Ski Center will hold its second Loppet for David’s House on Feb. 16.
The event will feature groomed loops of various distances for classic or skate skiers, as well as a separate snowshoe course. Food will be available, and live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. The loppet is for all ages and not geared to be a competitive race. Participants may start anytime between 9 a.m. and noon and proceed at their own pace.
Each participant will be asked to seek pledges to cover their entry fees: adults, $50; children, $15; families, $125 if registering before Feb. 15. For more information, contact Eastman Recreation at 603-863-6772 or visit www.davids-house.com/loppet.
On The Run
Winter Wild Hits Ragged
Danbury, n.h. — Massachusetts runners took the top two spots in the Winter Wild outdoor running series’ race up and down Ragged Mountain on Saturday.
Jerimy Arnold, of Chelmsford, Mass., won the three-mile race in 16 minutes, 14 seconds, Josh Flanagan, of Cohasset, Mass., finished second in 17:30, and Jim Johnson, of Madison, N.H., was right behind in third (17:45).
Nathan Ricker, of Newbury, N.H., produced the best result by an Upper Valley athlete, taking seventh place in 20:55. A list of how other area competitors fared at Ragged can be found in the chart on this page.
The series continues with trips to Whaleback for the K-9 Uphill on Feb. 9 and to Pats Peak in Henniker, N.H., on Feb. 16. Winter Wild wraps up with stops at Mount Sunapee on March 2 and the series championship at Bretton Woods on March 16. All races are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Contact Chad Denning at 603-748-1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winterwild.com for more information.