UV Rays Bring Home Seven Wins From Nationals

Indianapolis — Three members of the UV Rays masters swim team recorded seven wins, six of them in relays, and set five regional records as a result of their performances in last weekend’s U.S. Masters Short-Course Spring Nationals swim meet last weekend.

Competing in the women’s 40-44 age group, Kim Lloyd posted the trio’s sole individual championship by winning the 500-yard freestyle in a regional-record time of 5 minutes, 34.51 seconds. Lloyd, who joined other New England Masters competitors to win three relays in the 35-and-over age division, also had podium finishes with record times in the 50 backstroke (second place; 28.27 seconds), 200 freestyle (second; 2:00.71) and 100 back (third; 1:01.25). Lloyd’s third-place result in the 200 back (2:15.62) just missed the regional time standard.

Competing in the men’s 35-39 division, Sean Uiterwyk came away with two national championships in relays. Uiterwyk contributed a pair of sub-24-second freestyle legs en route to victorious efforts in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.

UV Rays coach Barbara Hummel also got in on the act with a leg in a winning effort in the women’s 55-and-over medley relay. Competing in the women’s 60-64 age group, Hummel also took third in the 50 breastroke (37.35) and 100 breast (1:22.86) to go with three other top-seven finishes.

The Rays competed out of the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.

On the Gridiron

TVFFL Plans Tournament

Claremont — The Twin Valley Flag Football League is seeking teams to join its first Aaron Robar Memorial Tournament, scheduled for June 8-9.

The tournament will be staged in a round-robin format, with each team guaranteed at least four games. Results from Saturday’s round-robin play will go toward determining the seeds for Sunday’s championship rounds.

The tourney will also follow the TVFFL’s nine-on-nine format and rules, save for the elimination of kickoffs and a 20-minute time limit on halves.

The cost to participate is $300 per team, and the registration deadline is May 24 (mailed to Twin Valley Flag Football, P.O. Box 121, Claremont, NH 03743). Proceeds from the event will go toward the Aaron Robar Scholarship Fund and Relay for Life.

For more information, contact Michael Coutermarsh at 603-477-3980 or adminstrator@twinvalleyflagfootball.com.

On the Pitch

Lightning U15s Go 2-1

Meriden — The Lightning Soccer Club U15 boys won twice and lost once during a busy Mother’s Day weekend.

The Lightning played once on Saturday, recording a 2-0 victory over Nashua World Cup at NEAC Field in Pembroke, N.H. Playing in a constant downpour, LSC overcame a missed penalty kick in the first half to score twice in the second through Yedne Atkins and Silas Farwell-Mead. Bennett Newlove, Dylan DeTurk and Jacob Armstrong all played roles in setting up the goals, while Atkins drew the primary assist on Farwell-Mead’s clincher.

LSC returned to Pembroke on Sunday for a 1-0 loss to the Londonderry Bolts in the New Hampshire State Cup on a second-half drive that eluded netminder Brenden Amos’ reach. The Lightning rebounded in the afternoon by recording a 5-1 New England Premiership swamping of FC Sachems, with Mitchell Kelly scoring twice to accompany strikes from Asa Berolzheimer (on a penalty), Jake Armstrong and Hugh Townsend.

Sullivan FC Rolls

Hooksett, n.h. — The Sullivan FC Thunder rumbled to an 8-1 win over Hooksett Select on Sunday to cap a two-win weekend in league play.

The Thunder scored four times in each half to swamp Hooksett. Nate Gariepy had a hat trick, Ethan Sweet scored twice and Julian Stott, Luke Sandmann and Jo Jo Hammond also struck twine for SFC. Stott and Gariepy got Sullivan started with goals in the first seven minutes. Davis Cole and Tanner Durkee combined on four saves.

Including a 1-0 forfeit win over Bow from Saturday, Sullivan FC is now 5-0 with a 27-6 goals differential this season.

On the Tee

VSWGA State Day
At Okemo

Ludlow, Vt. — Upper Valley-based competitors came up with several wins during the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association’s state day tournament at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Tuesday.

Playing out of Green Mountain National Golf Club, Meriden’s Kathy Allbright tied for the Division A low gross award with West Bolton’s Nancy Devaux with matching rounds of 86. Lake Morey’s Nancy Cole was low gross for C Division at 90, while the Fairlee Club’s Jennifer Steck tied for second low net in the division at 72.

Local competitors also filled winning slots in D Division. Montague’s Pat Menger and Pam Neff were in a three-way tie for low gross at 104, while Montague’s Theresa Chun shot 75 to win the low net award, one shot ahead of Lake Morey’s Ute Frankenstein and Bradford’s Mary Hathorn.

NHWGA Seeking Juniors

Manchester — The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association will stage its Junior Girls Championship on June 27 at Intervale Golf Club and is seeking competitors to join the tournament.

Junior girls, under the age of 18 at the time of the tourney, can compete in one of eight different age and skill-level divisions. Four will cater to golfers between the ages of 5 and 11. The Munchkin and Cricket divisions play either five or seven shortened holes. The Peewee and Mini division play nine shortened holes. Golfers between 11 and 17 years of age have four divisions to choose from, playing either nine or 18 holes based on their ability.

Trophies go to the top players in each division. The entry fee is $10, and applications will be accepted through June 11. For more information or to request an application, call 603-356-9051 or 603-798-5589 or send an email to nhwga@aol.com. Applications may also be downloaded from www.nhwga.org.

On the Run, Etc.

Beginner 5K Class

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation wants to send another group of first-time runners on their way by offering a beginner’s 5K running program later this summer.

The class is for ages 15 and older, geared to get anyone ready for the third Hartford 5K on Aug. 3. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 4, spending the summer building endurance for the race.

Classes meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hartford High School. The registration deadline is May 28, and the cost is $25 for Hartford residents and $35 for nonresidents. Call Hartford Rec at 802-295-5036 for more.

In the Outdoors

Wednesday Walkers
Back in the Woods

White River Junction — The arrival of spring means the resumption of Hartford Parks and Recreation’s Wednesday Walkers hiking series.

The series is open to everyone. All walks begin with a 9 a.m. meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building for transportation to that day’s trailhead. The spring schedule:

May 22: Quechee Gorge, Quechee.

June 5: Clay Brook Trail, Lyme.

All hikes are free. Participants are asked to wear boots and appropriate clothing and bring a light snack and water for the trip. Call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information or to confirm a scheduled outing.

Lebanon Hiking Series

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will hold a series of hikes through the month of May.

Krissy Flythe will lead the outings. Participants are reminded to bring snacks, a backpack (if needed), water and hiking boots. The schedule:

∎ May 10: Farnum Hill Reserves, Lebanon (easy-moderate).

∎ May 24: Boston Lot, Lebanon (moderate-difficult).

∎ May 31: Cardigan Mountain, Canaan (difficult).

All hikes are free of charge. Contact Lebanon Rec at 603-448-5121 for meet-up information or other details.

On Two Wheels