Lebanon’s Pelletier in State Hoop Shoot

Lebanon — Lebanon’s Kyle Pelletier is one his way to the New Hampshire Elks Hoop Shoot state championship after winning two levels of the free-throw shooting contest in recent weeks.

Pelletier, 12, won both the local and district contests to advance to states. Pelletier qualified for the next stage of the competition by hitting 21 of 25 free-throw attempts at the district meet.

He will now go up against four other boys between the ages of 12 and 13 for the right to advance to the New England regionals. The state championship will be held at Portsmouth High School on Feb. 5.

On the (Snowy) Trails

UVTA Going to Eastman

Grantham — The Upper Valley Trails Alliance will continue the celebration of its 15th anniversary with an Eastman Trails Day event on Feb. 9 at the Eastman Cross Country Ski Center.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include opportunities for both Nordic skiing snowshoeing on Eastman’s 30-kilometer trail network. The cost to participate is $10; Eastman residents get in for free.

Additionally, special guests will lead a series of group outings during the day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at an additional $5 per person. Historian Vic Henningsen will lead two snowshoe hikes, and former Olympic biathlete and current Ford Sayre coach Dennis Donahue will guide a pair of cross country ski trips. Equipment rentals and food are avaiable at the cross country ski center, and all proceeds from the day will go toward UVTA trail development, use and maintenance programs.

For more information, contact UVTA at 802-649-9075 or info@uvtrails.org.

In the Circle

Windsor Softball Clinics

Windsor — Katelyn and Stefanie Curtis will lead a series of softball pitching clinics for girls beginning Feb. 9 and continuing for five weeks.

The clinics will take place on Sunday mornings through March 9 at the Windsor High School gymnasium (lower entrance). Grades 4-8 will start at 10 a.m., with grades 9-12 following at 11 a.m.

The cost to participate is $40 for Windsor residents and $50 for nonresidents. For more information, contact Windsor High softball coach Phil Hathorn at 802-291-2645.

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 Sunday 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 demonstrate 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.