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West Lebanon Golfer a Big Winner With First Ace

Newport — For Matthew Dungelman, wet was oh so worth it.

Despite damp and dreary conditions, the West Lebanon resident dropped a hole-in-one on Newport Golf Club’s fourth hole during the 22nd Valley Regional Hospital Golf Classic on Friday. Dungelman’s ace netted a 2013 Toyota Corolla in a contest provided by Durand Toyota Ford of Bellows Falls, Vt.

The hole-in-one on No. 4, a downhill par-3 that measures 208 yards from the back tees, was a first for Dungelman, who was playing on a team sponsored by Gallagher Flynn & Company.

On the Run

Jones, Burnett
Win WNHTRS Opener

Brownsville — Enfield’s Benjamin Jones and Canaan’s Joe Burnett opened the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series season by taking their respective divisions of Saturday’s West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime Trail Run at the former Mount Ascutney Resort.

Jones picked up the win in the five-kilometer division with a time of 23 minutes, 44.55 seconds. Maryland native Marshall Lieder was second (26:05.74), Enfield’s Dick Crate took third (26:32.58) and Brownsville’s Sarah Yates claimed fourth as the fastest woman in the field (31:48.43).

Burnett outraced the competition for the victory in the 10K division in 49:12.77, beating Vincent Lyon, of Antrim, N.H., by more than a minute (50:19.94). Hanover’s Dorcas Wonsavage won the women’s division in 55:25.04.

The top 25 runners in each division can be found in the chart on this page. The WNHTRS resumes on Saturday with the Six in the Stix trail run at Newport High School, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration information is available at www.wnhtrs.com.

On the Pitch

LSC U16 Girls Champions

Pembroke, n.h. — Hanover High freshman Eliza Laycock netted the winning goal in a penalty-kick shootout on Sunday to help the Lightning Soccer Club U16 girls beat Seacoast United to claim the Granite State League soccer championship.

The rivals played a scoreless draw through regulation, yielding a pair of goalless 10-minute overtimes to set up the tiebreaker. Hanover’s Sarah Haedrich, Norwich’s Emma Riccardi and Hartford’s Rachel Seaver also scored spot kicks, and goalkeeper Ashley Levesque kept the clean sheet in the net to secure the title. LSC reached the finals with a 2-0 win over Milford on Saturday, getting scores from Quechee’s Zoe Tsongalis in the first half and Laycock in the final five minutes of the match.

LSC’s 8-3-4 season mark included a run to the finals of the Needham (Mass.) Memorial Day Invitational tournament. The roster: Emily Calandrella, Laycock, Molly Early, Haedrich, Sarah Bibeau, Kay Soho, Izzy Kotlowitz, Tsongalis, Jenn DeBois, Gabby Rozumek, Seaver, Hannah Cook, Cory Lynds, Levesque, Riccardi, Emma Melenka, Ella Williams, Meredith Ferneau and Quenla Haehnel. The squad was coached by Dan Weitraub and Derek Gueldenzoph.

Thunder Finishes Perfect

Bedford, n.h. — The Sullivan County FC Thunder completed its U14 season by blanking the NHPSA Select on June 1.

Julian Stott led the way for the Thunder (8-0-0) with goals in each half. Luke Sandmann partnered with Stott’s strike for a 2-0 halftime lead. Stott added a second-half penalty kick, Graham Chickering and Jacob Peress completed the scoring, and Stott, Nate Gariepy and Cameron Magari finished with an assist apiece.

Davis Cole and Tanner Drake combined for the four-save shutout for SCFC, which completed the spring season with a plus-35 goal differential.

In the Pool

WSI in Claremont

Claremont — The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of classes in July for people interested in earning certification to teach swimming lessons.

The Water Safety Instruction class will be held at the city’s new community center. Sessions are open to ages 16 and older and will be held on July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, from 4-9 p.m. in each occasion. The cost of the program is $355, and registration is available online at www.swimnh.com. Contact Claremont Parks and Rec’s Jamie Messier at 603-542-7091, ext. 0284 or cencoord@claremontnh.com for more information.

Hartford Pools Opening

White River Junction — The Hartford Recreation and Parks Department’s Sherman Manning Pools behind Hartford High School will open for the season on Sunday.

The pools will offer open time for adults and youths and also host swim lessons and parties throughout the summer, up to the closing date of Aug. 10. Adult swim time will be available every weekday from noon-1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Open swim times will be 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 1-7 p.m. all other days.

The daily fee is $5 for all; Hartford is also offering a variety of season passes for residents and nonresidents. Contact Hartford Rec at 802-295-5036 for more details.

In the Outdoors

Tree ID Walk Saturday

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will hold a two-hour tree identification walk on Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m.

The walk, to be held at the Dothan Brook School, is open to anyone and will be held rain or shine. There is no previous knowledge of trees required to enjoy the outing, which involves an easy walk and welcomes all ages.

Call Hartford Parks and Rec for more information on this free event at 802-295-5036.

On Two Wheels

BMX, Scooter Jam Coming

Claremont — The Claremont Cycle Depot will present the Claremont BMX and Scooter Jam for young riders at Saturday at Riverside Park.

The comptetition is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will get the chance to display their riding abilities in front of friends and families in multiple age groups, in both open heats and in specific events such as jumps and wheelies.

Riders must have a signed parental release form to participate, and all competitors will be required to wear helmets. Contact Mary at 603-542-2453 or mary@claremontcycle.com for more information, including requests for helmets for competitors who don’t own or can’t borrow one for Saturday.

On the Water

Lake Sunapee Sailing Day

Sunapee — The Lake Sunapee Cruising Fleet will host its second Lake Sunapee Sailing Day on July 13, welcoming all boats from sunfish to cruisers and racers to take part in a poker cruise.

All boats will rendevous with the LSCF committee boat outside Sunapee Harbor at 1 p.m. Using a map received at that time, sailors will cruise to four marks and back to the committee boat, receiving a playing card at each stop. Hands will be reveals at an end-of-day reception at Pete’s Shed in Sunapee Harbor, with prizes going to the top hands.

All participating sailboats must meet all vessel requirements as outlined in the Boater’s Guide of New Hampshire. Should inclement weather intervene, the sailing day will be held on July 14. Contact fleet captain Bill Ames at 603-763-4868 or lake.sunapee.cruising.fleet@gmail.com for more information.

On the Ice

Free Hockey Clinics

Woodstock — Woodstock Youth Hockey and Union Arena are combining to host a trio of free hockey clinics for children during UA’s summer ice season.

The clinics will be held on July 3, 10 and 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. USA Hockey-certified coaches will be on hand to offer instruction. Participants need only bring any kind of helmet and a pair of gloves, and UA will handle the rest with free rental skates and sticks.

For more information, visit www.woodstockyouthhockey.org or call Dan French at 802-457-2500 or Greg White at 802-236-9248.

In the Saddle

Poker Ride June 22

Hartland — The North Country Hounds, a Windsor Country-based horse riding and fox hunting organization, will hold their sixth Poker Ride on June 22 at Lull Brook Farm.

Covering a six-mile route through the countryside, riders will pick up five cards to form a poker hand. There will also be optional hunt country jumps for riders who choose to jump. At the end of the ride, participants will reveal their cards, with prizes going to the top five hands of the day.

The entry fee for the event is $25, with all proceeds going toward feeding of the hounds. Riders will depart at 9 and 11 a.m., and will finish their day with pot-luck tailgaiting. For more information on the ride or the event, visit www.northcountryhounds.com or call 603-795-2101.

To the Hoop

Claremont Memorial Tourney

Claremont — The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting three-player teams for its Bruce Edwards Memorial Battle at Barnes basketball tournament, planned for the weekend of June 21-23 on the Barnes Park outdoor courts.

The tournament recognizes the late Bruce Edwards, a longtime teacher and coach who died last month at 64. Tournament organizers are seeking adult players “that still have love for the game of basketball and want to bring back that inner athlete, as well as to bring the community together and help remember a man who devoted his life for the betterment” of his community.

For more information, contact Claremont Parks and Rec at 603-542-7019. Players and teams are welcome to register for the tournament in person at the city’s new recreation center.

In the Saddle

GHMA Eventing Clinic

South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association has scheduled its first festival of eventing clinic for Aug 5-8 at its home facility in South Woodstock as a run-up to the Aug. 9 one-day competition for elementary, beginner novice and novice riders and the Aug. 10-11 meet for novice through intermediate equestrians.

The clinic will offer riders and horses intruction, briefings, unmounted sessions and fun in such areas as dressage schooling, stadium exercises and cross country gallops. There will also be opportunities to experience fast-pace work on GMHA’s steeplechase course. Registration opens on June 25.

Contact GHMA’s Molly Hutchins at 802-457-1509, ext. 219 or molly@gmhainc.org for more information.