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Reed Leads Area Crowd at Dartmouth Squash Stop

Hanover — Lebanon’s Max Reed led a contingent of Upper Valley competitors by winning his division of the Dartmouth Fall Foliage Junior Golf squash tournament at the Leede Arena courts on Sept. 27-29.

After receiving a first-round bye in the boys under-19 division, the top-seeded Reed rolled off four match victories for his championship, but not without encountering some difficulty along the way. Reed had to rally from a 2-0 deficit to record a five-game semifinal win over Timmy Brownell, of Belmont, Mass., before earning a three-game sweep for the title over Sam Epley, of Bronxville, N.Y., 11-8, 11-6, 11-4. The victory moved Reed to 13th nationally in the U.S. Squash U19 boys rankings.

Among other results:

∎ Hanover’s Hannah Nice advanced to the quarterfinals of the girls U19 main draw before being eliminated in three games by Hayley Parsons, of New Canaan, Conn.

∎ After a first-round defeat, Hanover’s Emma Supattapone reached the finals of the girls U13 consolation bracket, falling in three games to Harbour Woodward, of Bedford Corners, N.Y.

∎ Hanover’s Sam Supattapone earned a win in the boys U15 consolation draw before bowing in the second round to Christian Loop, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

∎ Margaret Werner, of Hanover, made the second round of the girls U17 consolation tourney, bowing out to Veronica Culhane, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nearly 200 youth competitors from around the country took part in the tournament, which included five age groups for both the boys and girls.

On the Diamond

Dartmouth Softball Clinic Next Weekend

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball program will hold its first community clinic for girls in grades 2-8 on Oct. 19 as part of its annual Green-White game.

All activities will be held at the Dartmouth Softball Park, with the one-hour skill development clinic and autograph session to follow the 10 a.m. game. There is no charge for the clinic or game.

For more information or to register, contact Lindsay Vanover at lindsay.vanover@dartmouth.edu.

On the Ice

Firemen, Police Sought For CHaD Game

Hanover — Organizers for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth’s Battle of the Badges fundraising hockey game will hold two open tryouts for prospective players later this fall.

Both tryouts will be staged at Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena on Oct. 28 (fire, 5-6:30 p.m.; police, 6:45-8:15 p.m.) and Nov. 4 (police, 5-6:30; fire, 6:45-8:15 p.m.) Prospective players must register online at chadhockey.org in order to be eligible for the tryout.

The seventh CHaD Battle of the Badges game will be staged on March 1 at Verizon Wireless Arena. Last year’s contest drew 5,500 fans and raised more than $190,000.

Peewee Elite Wins

Waterbury, Vt. — The Hanover Hockey Association’s new Peewee Major Elite team opened play on Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Green Mountain Glades at the Waterbury Ice Center.

After falling into an early hole, goaltenders Eliana Ray and Tyler Vosinek joined blueliners Jack Clarner, Aaron Damren, Ben Booker and Sy Oberting in anchoring Hanover’s comeback. Elias Zinman, Will Laycock, Alex Weinman and Clarner found the net, with Patrick Daley, Matty Gardner, Damren and Zinman posting assists.

The Wild heads to Schenectady, N.Y., this weekend to meet the CP Dynamo Elite at Union College’s Achilles Rink.

Learn to Play at UA

Woodstock — Union Arena will hold a five-week program for adults looking to learn the game of hockey beginning Oct. 22.

The Tuesday night classes will focus on basic skating, stickhandling and terminology as well as the rules of the game. Aimed for both first-timers and intermediates seeking to brush up their skills, the program concludes with a game night against members of Union Arena’s other adult leagues in a fun, learning atmosphere.

The program cost is $60, with a $10 discount for Union Arena members. Registration is available either at www.unionarena.org or at 802-457-2500.

On the Court

VBCA Clinic Set

Burlington — The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will hold its annual coaching clinic on Oct. 26-27 at the University of Vermont.

The opening night will include opportunities to catch the UVM men’s and women’s basketball teams in action, followed by a talk with former Catamount men’s coach Tom Brennan afterward. The clinic’s second day will feature discussions with Castleton State women’s coach Tim Barrett, Middlebury College men’s coach Jeff Brown, referee Dan Shepardson and UVM men’s assistant coach Matt O’Brien.

Registration forms and other information is available at www.vbca.info.

IAABO Referee Classes

White River Junction — Vermont Board 105 of the International Association of Approved Basketball 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 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.

On the Run

Run for Pie

Grantham — Why focus on the meal? Eastman Recreation will eat dessert first by holding the Run for Pie 5K road race on Nov. 9.

The five-kilometer course will be along Eastman’s paved and dirt roads, while an associated two-mile walk will be held on a wooded trail along the west side of Eastman Pond. True to the race’s name, homemade pies will go to winners of the race.

Advance registration is available at eastman.org at a cost of $15 for individuals and $32 for families. Race day registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at a cost of $18 for individuals and $38 for families. Race time is 11 a.m. Call 603-863-6772 or email charlie@eastmannh.org for more information.

On the Trails

Burnt Mountain Hike

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will lead a hike to Burnt Mountain in Lebanon’s Boston Lot on Sunday.

The hike leaves from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at 1 p.m., covering moderate-to-strenuous terrain. The plan is for a three-hour outing, but the hike could be extended depending upon time and group interest.

Hikers are to meet at the DHMC trailhead at the end of Lahaye Drive to take part in the outing, which is free of charge.

Baker’s Crossing Walk

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will lead a easy and scenic quarter-mile walk in the Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area on Nov. 17.

The walk will cover a route along the Mascoma River and floodplain meadow, starting at 1 p.m. While scheduled for an hour, anyone interested in extending the walk along the Northern Rail Trail for up to two more hours will be accommodated.

Participants are asked to meet at the Baker’s Crossing parking area, on Hardy Hill Road just east of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge, to join the walk, which is free of charge.

Fall Friday Hikes

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department has scheduled a series of Friday fall hikes for folks of all ages.

Each trip begins at Lebanon City Hall at 9 a.m. with transportation to that day’s trailhead, with a planned noon return. The schedule:

Oct. 11: Quechee Gorge. Quechee (easy/moderate).

Oct. 18: APD Nature Trails, Lebanon (easy/moderate).

Oct. 25: Two Rivers Conservation Area, West Lebanon (easy).

Call 603-448-5121 for more information.

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.

Meeting every two weeks, trip leader Jay McDonough will guide walkers on two-hour hikes at various locales. Hikers meet at 9 a.m. at the Hartford Municipal Building for transport to the hike site, returning by noon. The schedule:

Oct. 23: Cole Pond Trail, Enfield.

Nov. 6: Velvet Rocks, Hanover.

Hikers are recommended to bring boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. For more information on this series of free hikes, call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

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.