Rhim Rides, Runs His Way to N.H. Cyclocross Win

Auburn, n.h. — He’s pretty good off the road, too.

Norwich’s Brendan Rhim, already a winner on the stage-race circuit this year, added a victory on Sunday in the Sucker Brook ‘Cross cyclocross race. Rhim, who attends Hanover High School, won the men’s 1-2-3 category in 53 minutes, 39 seconds, edging Jerome Townsend, of Princeton, Mass., by three seconds and Baltimore’s Samuel O’Keefe by 13 seconds. Rhim races for the Killington Mountain School-Start House cycling team.

Rhim is a member of USA Cycling’s national developmental program and highlighted his summer by winning the seven-day, 600-kilometer Tour de l’Abitibi in western Quebec in July.

Among other Upper Valley competitors at Sucker Brook:

∎ Etna’s Michael Whitfield finished 15th in the men’s cat 1-5 single speed division in 39:28, about four minutes behind winner Michael Rowell, of Bedford, Mass. (35:24).

∎ Rhim’s field in men’s 1-2-3 competition included White River Junction’s Ryan King (19th; 58:06).

∎ Lebanon’s James Norris took 13th in the men’s cat 3 division (45:56) in a race won by Jonah MeadVanCort, of Ithaca, N.Y. (43:12).

∎ Lebanon’s Alix Norris was 10th overall and fourth in cat 4 competition in the women’s cat 3-4 race (36:40). Claremont’s Elyse Scott 23rd overall and 12th among cat 4 competitors in the same race.

On the Tee

Four-U Mini-Golf Tourney

West Lebanon — The Fore-U Golf Center has kicked off qualifying for its annual mini-golf tournament, with the finals scheduled for Oct. 19.

Adults will fill their field over four weeks of qualifying. The top three qualfiers each week advance to the 12-player finals, with the division winner receiving a membership voucher toward the golf course of their choice for the 2014 season. A one-day Junior division tourney will also be held on Oct. 19 during the adult finals, with the winner receiving a Fore-U mini-golf membership for 2014. Food, drinks and music are all set for the championship day.

For more information about fees and rules, contact Fore-U’s Peter Harris at 603-298-9702 or harrispeter123@gmail.com.

Potwin Shares Win

Barre, Vt. — Lake Morey Country Club’s Mickey Potwin was among the winners at the Vermont State Women’s Golf Associations’ state-day tournament at the Country Club of Barre on Sept. 17.

Potwin shared the low-net victory in Division B with Vermont National’s Dana Cassidy at 73. Lake Morey’s Nancy Cole tied for second in the same category at 74 with Barre’s Jody Petterson.

Montague Golf Club’s Pat Menger won the low-gross award in Division E with a round of 102.

Quechee Golfers Victorious

Quechee — The Quechee Club’s Judy Johanneson and Sue Fox made the most of the home-course advantage with wins in a Sept. 17 VSWGA state day golf tournament.

Johanneson took the low-gross award in Division B, shooting a round of 90. Fox’s win came in Division C low net with a score of 73.

Hartford Hockey Tourney

Randolph — The Hartford High School hockey program will host its 14th Greater Hartford Hockey Open Golf Classic at Montague Golf Club on Oct. 5.

The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the Hartford High hockey teams. It begins with registration at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun-start scramble at noon. A dinner, awards and prizes follow the conclusion of the tourney, around 4:30 p.m.

The entry fee for a team of four is $220 for greens fees and carts, prizes and the dinner. The tournament will run rain or shine. Call Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau for more information.

In the Park

KDR, Leb Rec
Host Workout

Lebanon — KDR Fitness and the Lebanon Recreation Department will hold a free group workout for all Lebanon residents on Saturday in Colburn Park.

The event is open to all ages and fitness levels, and children are welcome as well. No reservations are required to participate.

For more information, contact KDR’s Christopher Spaulding at 603-727-9092.

On the Run

Graves Takes

Lebanon — Croydon’s Neal Graves completed the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series schedule by claiming the Lost a Lot Trail Race on Saturday in the Boston Lot preserve.

Graves dominated in winning, completing the seven-mile course in 55 minutes, 0.2 seconds. Ray Drewitz, of Ashfield, Mass., was second (57:54.2), and New London’s Brandon Baker took third (57:57.4). Norwich’s Nicole Yokum was the women’s winner, her time of 1:07:22.0 good enough for 20th overall in a field of 92 competitors.

The top finishers, including Upper Valley Running Club members and season series winners, can be found in the chart on this page.

Hurricane Hill Trail Run

White River Junction — The Friends of Hartford Track and the Upper Valley Aquatic Center will get out of the pool and into the woods to host the Hurricane Hill 5K/10K Trail Run on Saturday in a fundraiser for FOHT, a nonprofit group working toward the construction of a running track at Hartford High School.

The runs begin at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. All registration and parking will be at UVAC, which will provide shuttle bus transportation to the race start site about three-quarters of a mile from the center. The 5K is open to runners, walkers, families and youths, while the 10K will be for runners only.

For more information on the event, contact friendsofhartfordtrack@gmail.com.

Hanover Scavenger Hunt

Hanover — The Hanover Parks and Recreation Department is teaming with the Upper Valley Running Club for the Great Hanover Hunt, a scavenger hunt through the town on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

The hunt begins and ends at the R.W. Black Center. At a cost of $3 for individuals and $10 for families, hunters will get a map to collect stamps during their quest with the chance to win raffle prizes.

Participants can walk, jog or run their way through the hunt. For more information, contact Hanover Parks and Rec at 603-643-5315.

On the Court

IAABO Referee Classes

White River Junction — Vermont Board 105 of the International Association of Approved Basketbal Officials will hold a series of classes for aspiring referees beginning Oct. 28 at Hartford High School.

The classes will run on Monday and Thursday nights for four weeks, meeting 6:30-9 p.m. on each occasion. There is a cost to attend the seminars.

For more information, contact Dan Pause at 802-683-9315 or danpause@gmail.com.

On the Trails

Wednesday Walkers Back

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is hitting the Upper Valley’s prime hiking spots again this fall with the resumption of its Wednesday Walkers program.

Hikers meet at 9 a.m. at the Hartford Municipal Building for transport to the hike site, returning by noon. The schedule:

Oct. 9: Gile Mountain, Norwich.

Oct. 23: Cole Pond Trail, Enfield.

Nov. 6: Velvet Rocks, Hanover.

For more information on this series of free hikes, call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

On the Ice

UA Leagues Recruiting

Woodstock — Union Arena is seeking new players for the four adult hockey leagues it has planned for the coming winter season.

UA plans an Oct. 20 start to the hockey season. Levels of play include the high-level Upper Valley Hockey League, the B-level Union Arena Hockey League (mostly ages 30 and older), the Coed Adult Fun League for those seeking a new challenge or a relaxing level of play and the Women’s League for women of all abilities. All leagues are run to be competetive and fun at the same time.

For more information, contact team captains or Union Arena by Sept. 30 at 802-457-2500. Information is also available at www.uahockey.org.

With Paddles

Benefit Ping Pong Event

Lebanon — The Lebanon Assembly of God will host a fundraising ping pong tournament on Oct. 26 for the benefit of the Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley.

The event will be held at the church, located at 45 Buckingham Place in Lebanon, starting at noon. Prizes will be available, including trophies for the tournament winners. Potential participants are asked to register online via the ping pong link at christianbrilliance.com by Oct. 17. The registration fee is $25 for the tournament along with a $5 hot dog lunch.

For more information, contact Joel McPherson at 603-448-3333 or pastor@lebanonag.org.