Recreation Briefs: Norwich’s Rhim Wins Bike Criterium in Connecticut

New Britain, Conn. — Norwich’s Brendan Rhim outsprinted a breakaway group to the finish line for a narrow victory in the 40-mile New Britain Criterium bicycle race on Sunday.

Rhim, a recent Hanover High School graduate, won the race in 1 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds, beating four other competitors by a single second. Racing in the Pro 1-3 category, the group of five broke from the 80-rider pack about midway through the race. Rhim won by outsprinting the group to the line on the final lap of the 1.2-mile loop course.

Rhim, 18, rode the race for the California Giant/Specialized cycling team.

In the Pool

Summer Race Series Begins Today

Lebanon — The Carter Community Building Association affiliate of Green Mountain Aquatics will hold a series of summer grassroots swimming races beginning this afternoon in the Witherell Center pool.

The series is intended to provide run races with no watches, no officials and no entry fees. The event is open to youngsters ages 7-13 who are enrolled in learn-to-swim programs, day camps or GMA’s beginner-level classes.

Swimmers may race one or two lengths of the pool, using the crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke or kickboard. Heat winners will get ribbons for their efforts.

Future summer series events will be held on July 24 at the Storrs Pond pool in Hanover at 2 p.m. and on Aug. 8 at the Sherman Manning Pools behind Hartford High School at 10 a.m. Contact GMA’s Laurie Albert at for more information.

On the Track

Six Wins for Hartford At Vt. Hershey Meet

Essex Junction, Vt. — Athletes representing the Hartland Parks and Recreation Department’s youth track and field program won six events and set two records at the Vermont Hershey track and field games at Essex High School on Saturday.

Ayodele Lowe, 8, claimed two victories in the boys 7-8 age group, winning the 100-meter dash in a meet-record 16.23 seconds and the 200 dash in 35.54. Robby McShinsky, 9, took the softball throw for boys ages 9-10 with a toss of 103 feet, 10 inches.

Three girls accounted for Hartford’s other wins. Eight-year-old Sarah Towne won the softball throw for girls ages 7-8 at 58 feet, 9 inches, adding a second place in the 50 dash and a third in the 100 dash. Sophia Trombley, 9, topped the 200 dash for girls ages 9-10 (32.81) and took second in the 100 dash. Kennedy Mullen was a winner among girls ages 11-12 in the 400 dash, breaking the meet record with a clocking of 1:05:58.

Hartford’s girls took fifth place out of 19 programs with 89 points, while the boys were seventh with 53 points. Bethany Davis, Chase Conway and Carson Archie all had top-three performances in their divisions to help Hartford.

Representing Hartland, 15-year-old Ileana Sirois took her division’s softball throw with a toss of 109 feet.

NHWGA Championship Still Seeking Entries

Windham, n.h. — The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association is continuing to accept entries for its annual state championship tournament, scheduled for Aug. 4-6 at Windham Country Club.

All NHWGA members bearing a handicap index of 25.0 or lower are welcoming to enter. This year’s tournament will be split into three flights, with prizes awarded for each flight. The championship will be played out over 54 holes.

Registration is available online at The NHWGA is also in need of volunteers to help run the state championship tournament.

Contact Candi Cosgrove at for more information.

On the Tee

Munson Scholarship Tourney Upcoming

Fairlee — The Doc Munson Youth Sports Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its second fundraising golf tournament at Lake Morey Country Club on July 27.

The tournament honors the memory of Doc Munson, a founding father of several community and youth organizations in the Bradford, Vt., area.

The nine-hole scramble tournament, featuring teams of two golfers each, fires off at 2:30 p.m. A cocktail hour and awards banquet will follow.

The cost to play in the tournament is $110, including a post-tournament dinner. Dinner only, no golf is, is $45. For more information, contact Steve Munson at or 858-735-5595. Golfers may pre-register for the tournament online at

On the Trail

Wednesday Walkers Sets Longer Excursions

White River Junction — Hartford Parks and Recreation’s Jay McDonough, the coordinator for the Wednesday Walkers hiking series, has stretched out a summer series walks to 3-4 hours on nearby mountains, with each group meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building at 10 a.m.

Each trip is moderate to difficult in nature, intended to foster social interaction and visit places that participants may not have previously been able to experience. The schedule:

∎ July 23: Mount Ascutney, Windsor.

∎ Aug. 6: Smarts Mountain, Lyme.

In all cases, walkers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water and either a light snack or lunch.

All walks are free of charge. Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-296-5036 for more information.


The Doc Munson Youth Sports Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its second fundraising golf tournament on July 27 at Lake Morey Country Club at 2:30 p.m. The $110 entry fee will include greens fees for the nine-hole tournament as well as a post-event dinner. The start time and details on the entry fee were incorrectly reported in an earlier version of this story.