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Cudhea, Nichols Lead Ford Sayre Ski Jumpers at PA

Andover, n.h. — With a change of date to avoid inclement weather, two competitors from the Ford Sayre Ski Council recorded victories at a three-hill ski jumping meet at Proctor Academy’s Blackwater Ski Area on Friday.

The meet featured competitions on Blackwater’s K10, K18 and K38 jumps. Ford Sayre’s Aiden Cudhea picked up a win in the U14 division with a pair of 13.5-meter jumps off the K18 ramp, his 47.5 points nipping clubmate Evan Nichols for honors. Casey Nichols won the W-U14 class off the K38 jump with 47 points and long distance of 23 meters.

Hanover High’s Asher Brown won the high school division off the K38 with 56.5 points and a long jump of 30.5 meters. Hanover teammate Jack Pattison was second with 52.5 points. Lebanon’s Ben Emery launched himself 32 meters off the K38 for the long jump of the night, winning the senior division.

A total of 38 jumpers took part in the meet, which was moved from Sunday to Friday to avoid bad weather.

Garfield Wins Cannon Stop

Franconia, n.h. — Ford Sayre’s Phoebe Garfield brought home a first-place finish to highlight the club’s visit to Sunday’s Dowse Memorial slalom at Cannon Mountain.

Garfield won the girls U10 division, recording a two-run time of 1 minute, 42.36 seconds. Garfield’s older sister, Maia, claimed second in the girls U12 class (1:31.71), with FSSC’s Riley Craft (sixth), Willa McGough (eighth), Tracy Jasmine (ninth) and Eva Schiffman (10th) also in the top 10.

Ford Sayre’s boys saw Colin Rozzi take second in the U14 division thanks to the best time in the second run. FSSC’s Alexander Purcell was seventh. Ford Sayre also wen6t 6-7-8 in the U12 division with Wesley Stocken, Colter Lingelbach-Pierce and Ethan Ross.

In the Pool

UVAC Trio Sets Records

White River Junction — Upper Valley Aquatic Club competitors Shaun Kronenwetter, Isabelle Hiller and Kersten Dirrane all set meet records to highlight the club’s day at its own Connecticut Valley Invitational meet last weekend at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

Hiller, of Woodstock, set her mark in the girls age 9-10 division in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 36.61 seconds. Hiller also picked up two other race victories in the 50 back (35.55) and 100 individual medley (1:14.88).

Kronenwetter, of Grantham, posted an individual meet record in the 100 free for boys 11-12, checking in at 57.54 seconds. Kronenwetter also teamed up on two relay marks, joining Jack Wadsworth, Christopher Rieseberg and Erik Hansen in the 200 free relay (1:57.57) and teaming with Wasdworth, Hansen and Oliver Parrado in the 200 medley relay (2:10.51). Kronenwetter also won the 50 free and 50 back in his age group.

Dirrane, of Rumney, N.H., also had a three-win meet. In addition to taking the 100 back and 200 IM in the girls 15-18 division, Dirrane also set a meet record in the 100 breast (1:07.66).

UVAC also picked up multiple wins from Hannah Budner (two), Madeline Hiller (two), Sofia Gulick (three), Charlotte Pitts (two) and Will Kainen (two). UVAC swimmers finished with 33 individual wins and another nine in relay events.

On the Run

Red Zone 5K on Super Sunday

Wilder — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will hold its inaugural Red Zone 5K run and walk on Feb. 2 at the Dothan Brook School.

Participants in this family-friendly race are encouraged to dress up in football gear in recognition of the Super Bowl scheduled for later in the day. The race, which starts at 10 a.m., begins and ends at DBS, covering the Wilder Pedestrian Trail and returning along the town’s back roads.

Advance registration is available online at runreg.com/redzone5K. Day-of-race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best football attire as well as top times in various age groups. The cost to race is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event, with proceeds going toward department scholarship programs.

For more information, contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

On the Tee

Winter Golf Tourney Set

Canaan — As if to demonstration that golf isn’t only for the warm weather, the Friends of Canaan Village will hold the David O. Cushman winter golf tournament on Feb. 8 at Williams Field.

Come armed with a sense of humor and one club; organizers will provided tennis balls and a free putting range for the tournament. Free hot chocolate, donuts and pizza will also be available, while the cost to play in the tournament is $5. Prizes will be awarded, including the Babcock Trophy to the winning golfer. Tee time is 12 noon.

Contact Robin Parker for more information on the tournament at 603-523-4352 or canaanhardware47@yahoo.com.

With Rod and Reel

Youth Fishing Derby Scheduled for Jan. 25

Quechee — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is on the lookout for young anglers (and their parents) to join in the 13th Youth Ice Fishing Derby scheduled for Jan. 25 at Dewey’s Pond.

Children will be placed in age-appropriate categories based on the number of registrants. From there, awards will be given for the longest fish, shortest fish and greatest total length of all fish caught. Food, refreshments, fishing holes and a limited amount of bait and equipment will be available. Should weather intervene, the derby will be held on Feb. 1.

The cost to join in is $3; pre-registration is encouraged, although same-day registration will be available. For more information, call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

On the Ice

‘Pond Hockey’ Tourney Seeking Teams

Sharon — The Sharon Rink Committee is seeking 16 teams to take part in its inaugural pond hockey tournament, which will take place on the town’s outdoor ice rink behind Sharon Elementary School on Jan. 25.

The tournament will feature four-on-four competition (two substitutes allowed), with at least two children on the roster. The goal is to encourage players of all abilities to participate in a family-friendly atmosphere.

The cost to join is $30 per team, with the field filling on a first-come, first-serve basis. A prize is also planned for the team with the best uniform or costume. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward maintenance of the outdoor rink.

For more information, contact Steve at 802-763-8014 or gagliardones@gmail.com.

On the Ice, Part Deux

Lake Morey Skate-a-Thon

Fairlee — The Upper Valley Trails Alliance welcomes all winter enthusiasts to negotiate the nation’s longest groomed ice skating trail during the Lake Morey Skate-a-Thon on Sunday.

Particpants may use their own skates or borrow a set of Nordic skates for the event on the 4.5-mile groomed skate trail on Lake Morey. Registration ($20-25 for adults; $10-15 for children) nets free skate rentals (while available), lunch, s’mores and a raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be earned for each lap around the trail. The Skate-a-Thon runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds assist the UVTA in its trail management projects.

Registration is available online at www.uvtrails.org. For more information, contact the UVTA at 802-649-9075.

In the Outdoors

Ice Sports U. At Lake Morey

Fairlee — The Lake Morey Resort will open a portion of the adjoining lake for its first Ice Sports University day on Jan. 25.

In the spirit of the upcoming Olympics, participants will learn the basics of sports such as curling, Nordic skating, pond hockey, ice fishing and snowshoeing, with instructors offering complimentary one-hour lessons at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for those interested. The day ends with friendly competition from 3-4 p.m.

Day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children. All equipment, except helmets, will be provided, and hot chocolate and the resort’s amenities will be available to all. Overnight packages are also available. For more information or to register, visit www.lakemoreyresort.com or call 1-800-423-1211.