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Baseball Skills Clinic Set For Dec. 7 at Leverone

Nate Duford of The Show is forced to make a run as members of the Grey defense close in during the Twin Valley Flag Football League championship game at Barnes Park in Claremont Sunday, November 24, 2013.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Nate Duford of The Show is forced to make a run as members of the Grey defense close in during the Twin Valley Flag Football League championship game at Barnes Park in Claremont Sunday, November 24, 2013. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Hanover — The Dartmouth College baseball coaching staff will host an Advanced Skills Camp on Dec. 7-8 in the Leverone Fieldhouse.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 through 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, is designed to provide quality instruction in hitting, pitching, catching and infield defense from the Dartmouth coaching staff as well as other New England college and high school coaches. The cost for the camp is $175.

For more information, contact Evan Wells at evan.wells@dartmouth.edu or (603) 646-9775.

Hanover Baseball Hosting Santa

Hanover — To help raise funds for a planned spring trip to Florida, the Hanover High baseball program will hold a Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 7 at the Black Recreation and Senior Center.

This event for the whole family will offer seatings at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Donations are accepted and will go toward defraying the costs of the Marauders’ scheduled four-day spring visit to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ training camp in Bradenton, Fla.

Reservations are preferred by Dec. 4 at www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449ADA72AA02-seatings. Contact Mary Beth Stocken at marybeth.stocken@comcast.net for more information.

On the Ice

Woodstock Squirt White Ties Hanover

Woodstock — The Woodstock Squirt White team took on cross-town rivals the Upper Valley Storm this weekend, losing the contest despite a strong effort by first time goaltender Michael Lacroix. The next day the Wasps hosted the Hanover Squirt Blue team, skating to a 1-1 tie. Ethan Mellow was solid between the pipes, and Dylan DeSchamp scoring for Woodstock.

Woodstock Squirt Green Falls

Manchester — The Woodstock Squirt Green traveled to Manchester to take on the Northshire Bulldogs, losing the rematch, 5-0. Goalie Ben Plottner kept Woodstock in the game . Next week, the Wasps play the Upper Valley Storm, Pleasant Valley, and Brattleboro.

U12 Girls Split

Woodstock — The Jr. Wasps Girls U12 lost 4-3 to the visiting Northfield Northstars Friday night at Union Arena.

Bridgit Black kept the game close with some solid play in the crease, while Hannah Coates and Samantha Yates scored for the Wasps.

On Sunday, the Wasps defeated Middlebury in a one-sided contest. Yates led all scorers with four tallies, followed by Audrey Lee with the hat trick.

The Wasps spread out the scoring amongst the team, with Rose Donaldson and Gabrielle Shontz both finding the back of the net. Mackenzie Yates and Eliza Dodson also scored for the Wasps, with Elizabeth Peck and Emily Dean getting the assists.

Next week the Woodstock U12 will play Brattleboro.

Woodstock Pee Wees Win a Pair

The Woodstock Pee Wees defeated cross-town rivals the Upper Valley Storm on Saturday, 3-2. Jeremy Sigl, Brady Clark and Tyler Hamilton scored for the Wasps, with Henry Greene putting in another fine performance in net.

Woodstock took a 3-0 lead into the third period before the Storm came back with two goals in the last few minutes of the game.

On Sunday, the Pee Wees defeated PVA. 9-1. Next week the Woodstock Pee Wees will take part in the Hanover Thanksgiving tournament.

Hanover Squirt Green Wins

White River Junction — The Hanover Wild Squirt Green defeated the visiting Rutland Spartans, 6-3, in a non-league contest on Saturday at the Wendell Barwood Arena. Trailing, 3-2, after two periods, the defense,

led by Jack Gardner and Riley Shepherd, shut down the visitors. Wild scoring was led by Augie Oberting (two goals, one assist) and Ellis DeMars with two goals, with Bridger Close and Casey Graham adding one apiece. Lachlan Simmers picked up two assists and Jake Kriplin one.

The Wild outshot the Spartans, 32-7.

In the Gym

Bloom Sets Marks

Hartford, Conn. — Denise Bloom from the Thor’s Stone Athletic Club came in fourth in the Women’s Masters portion of the Trinity Open Olympic Lifting meet held last weekend.

The 46-year-old Bloom weighed 93 pounds and snatched 73 pounds for a personal record. She also clean and jerked 98 pounds for another record.

On the Bike

Rhim, Dickey Named to Team

Riders Ansel Dickey, of Woodstock, and Ben Rhim, of Norwich, are two of 14 riders named to the California Giant Berry Farms specialized team for the 2014 road season. The Under-23 racers will ride in national caliber competitions all over the country.

On the Slopes

Whaleback TNRL Returning

Enfield — Whaleback Ski Area has begun signu-ps for one of the mountain’s traditional events, the Thursday Night Race League.

The league features A, B and C divisions for skiers and riders of all abilities. The season will start with a Jan. 2 time trial to determine league assignments, with weekly dual slalom racing scheduled to begin on Jan. 9. Teams are made up of four skiers, with at least one competitor of each gender on the roster.

The cost to participate is $500 per team or $125 per individual, and the deadline to register is Dec. 12.

Registration is also under way for other Whaleback ski programs, including after-school recreation skiing, Mini-Core development squad and Core Team competitive squad. Visit www.whaleback.com for more information.