Lebanon’s Reed Wins Squash Tournament at GWU
Macsen Elkouh, 9, of Enfield, N.H., top, and Celia Barnett, 11, of Plainfield, N.H., participate in club swim practice at CCMA in Lebanon on September 10, 2013. The two are part of the Green Mountain Aquatics club swim team. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage Purchase photo reprints »
Washington — Lebanon High School junior Max Reed won his second squash tournament of the season on Sunday when he defeated second-seeded Jarett Odrich, of Greenwich, Conn., to win the boys under-19 division of the Squash Revolution DC Gold tournament at George Washington University.
Reed won five matches over the three-day weekend tournament to claim the title. The 16-year-old started with a 3-1 win over Connecticut’s Grayson Bubrosky on Friday, continuing to advance on Saturday by beating New Jersey’s Kenan Ong and Connecticut’s Billy Berner, both by 3-0 scores. Reed completed his championship run on Sunday, ousting Sean Kenny, of Villanova, Pa., in a 3-1 semifinal to set up his three-game sweep of Odrich in the finals, defeating his opponent by scores of 11-9, 12-10 and 11-6.
Reed previously won the Kenyon Gold Tournament in Ohio in July. Last weekend’s victory bumped Reed up the U.S. Squash national rankings to 22nd in the boys under-17 division. Reed is also a member of the Lebanon High boys tennis team.
On the Run
Norwich Labor Day Run
Norwich — Ten-year-old Lucy Glueck highlighted the Norwich Recreation Department’s Labor Day Road Race by beating a crowd of much older competitors in a 6.3-mile run.
Glueck won the women’s division in the longer of the two Sept. 2 runs in a time of 49 minutes, 50 seconds, with Deb Keane taking second in 50:32. Chris Lang won the men’s division in 39:25, ahead of James O’Malley (40:16).
The 2.2-mile race went to Scott Stone (13:12) on the men’s side and Maddie Harris (14:41) in the women’s division. Age-group winners can be found in the chart on this page.
Hall Wins Farnum
Lebanon — Hanover’s Alex Hall produced the only sub 40-minute time to win the sixth race of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series, the Farnum Five.5, in the Farnum Hill Preserve on Saturday.
Hall’s time of 39 minutes, 19.9 seconds, was good for a 42-second victory over Croydon’s Neal Graves (40:02.1). Upper Valley Running Club competitor Alden Hall took third in 41:05.9; Croydon’s Sara Graves topped the women’s field, taking 20th place overall in 47:27.5. More race details are available in the chart on this page.
The WNHTRS concludes on Sept. 21 with the Lost a Lot Trail Race, a 7-mile trek through the Boston Lot. The 9 a.m. race costs $20 in advance and $25 on race day. Online registration and deadlines are available on each race’s page at www.wnhtrs.com.
For more information on the series, visit www.wnhtrs.com or contact series director Chad Denning at 603-558-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Sept. 29 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.
Trail Run for FOHT
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 Sept. 28 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.
The cost to participate is $20 for adults and $15 for youths (ages 13-17) through Sept. 22, increasing to $25 and $20 up to and including race day. All children ages 12 and under are free. All preregistered participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, and all participants will receive 50 percent discount coupons for UVAC day passes the weekend of the race.
For more information on the event, contact email@example.com.
VTC Hosting Invitational
Randolph Center — The Vermont Technical College cross country team will hold a 5K run for all ages on Saturday as a precursor to its own collegiate invitational meet.
The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and will traverse a route including maple trees, hilltop views, apple orchards and a stretch of roadtop. The registration fee is $25, increasing to $30 on race day. T-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered runners, who are welcome to stay after the 5K to watch VTC host seven other college teams in the Vermont Tech Cross Country Invitational.
Online registration is available at www.3craceproductions.com. For more information, contact VTC cross country coach Bob Dunkle at 802-728-1771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Ice
Hanover Gear Sale
West Lebanon — The Hanover Hockey Association will hold its annual skate and equipment sale on Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campion Rink.
The HHA welcomes donations for the sale, which can be dropped off at anytime this week at Campion. The rink will also have ice available for open skating from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information on the sale, contact Bill Miles at 603-643-3007 or email@example.com.
On the Tee
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.
Coming to CPCC
White River Junction — Hartford Post 84, a new American Legion post dedicated to the memory of the late Jeffery Holmes, will hold its second fundraising golf tournament on Sept. 22 at Crown Point Country Club in Springfield, Vt.
Post 84 is hoping to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, which drew 96 golfers and volunteers. Prizes are being lined up for the tournament, and all proceeds from it will go toward programs that benefit Upper Valley youths and families in times of need. Holmes was a Hartford High School graduate who died in 2004 while serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq.
For more information on registration or donating to the tournament, contact Dan Hillard at 603-381-0457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KMS Tourney Set
Killington, Vt. — The Killington Mountain School will host a fundraising golf tournament to support its KMS trail initiative project on Sept. 20 at the Killington Golf Course, across from the Killington Grand Hotel.
The cost to participate is $125 per player for the 10 a.m. shotgun scramble. Four-player teams will get an 18-hole round, a power cart, a barbecue lunch and a post-tournament cocktrail reception at the Lookout Tavern at the end of the day.
For more information or to register, contact Chuck Hughes at 802-422-5671, ext. 274 or email@example.com.
In the Saddle
Hunter Pace Sept. 22
Hartland — The North Country Hounds’ seventh Hunter Pace event will be held on Sept. 22 at Lull Brook Farm.
Teams of two or three riders will cover a course of about eight miles with hunt jumps, with an NCH master of the fox hounds riding along to determine winning times. Riders may participate in either the Hunting or Hacking divisions, with the latter competing at a slower pace. Riders will depart between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; prizes and ribbons will go to competitors finishing closest to the ideal time.
Visit www.northcountryhounds.com or call 603-795-2101 for more information.
With the Big Kids
Adult Sports Nights
Lebanon — The Carter Community Building Association will begin a series of adult sports nights on Sept. 18.
The program will meet on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., rotating a variety of games such as dodgeball, touch football, pickleball and others. Each week’s games will be posted on the CCBA website, www.joinccba.org, a week in advance. There is no charge to CCBA members to take part, with a nonmember cost of $4.
Contact the CCBA’s Kevin Talcott for more information at 603-448-6477.