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Rec briefs: Hanover pair on the attack at N-S lacrosse game

Staff Reports
Published: 5/30/2019 2:46:59 PM
Modified: 5/30/2019 2:46:52 PM

LACONIA, N.H. — Hanover’s Henry Carter and Brendan Logan both brought their scoring gloves to an all-star encounter last week.

Carter and Logan combined to have a role in eight goals as their North roster claimed an 11-9 win in the annual New Hampshire North-South All-Star Lacrosse Game at Laconia High School. The day featured boys and girls lacrosse contests for athletes from around the Granite State in multiple age divisions.

Playin the 14U boys contest, Logan led the North attackwith four goals and three assists. Carter was right behind with a three-goal hat trick. Carter is an attackman, while Logan shifts between attack and midfield.

Two other Hanover athletes, Reilly Loughman and Kate French, were selected to play in the 14U girls game.

On the CourtRebels win tourney

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The Lebanon Lady Rebels swept to four wins to claim the fifth-grade division of the Queens of the Court AAU basketball tournament at Saint Michael’s College on May 18-19.

The Rebels — made up of players from the Lebano, Plainfield, Rivendell, Mascoma and Springfield, N.H., school districts — went 3-0 in group play to make the division final. Lebanon beat the Hanover Heat (27-16), the Vermont Sting (31-10) and the Essex Sting (17-11) to gain a matchup with the Falcons in the final, which Lebanon won, 22-16, to avenge a regular-season loss from earlier this spring.

Olivia Parker had a game-high 13 points in the championship game for Lebanon, with Makenna Houston added six points and Summer Crowell recording four steals. The remainder of the roster: Rhiann Estes, Gabby Martin, Anella Marsh, Makayla Eastman, Lydia Hamilton, Grace Clifford, Ellie McGrody, Ashleigh Anderson and Lily Estes. Keith Estes served as coach.

The victory sends Lebanon to national competition in Boston next month.

ON THE PITCHLSC U14 Storm second

SOUTH HAMILTON, Mass. — The Lightning Soccer Club’s U14 Storm boys placed second in their bracket during last weekend’s Global Premier Soccer Memorial Day tournament at the Pingree School.

LSC started play on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to NEFC Dream Team, unable to erase an early 2-0 deficit. Returning on Sunday, the Storm rolled to a 3-1 win over GPS Mass. Central Elite Red on goals from Will Guerin, Rowan Smail and Carter Guerin.

The Storm secured second in the group with a 3-0 defeat of Stony Brook Spartak in Sunday’s finale. Nolan McMahon had the latter goal for LSC, which gained credit with a forfeit victory after Stony Brook pulled its team from the field just before halftime.

In other LSC tournament notes:

■ The U19 Rush boys won their devision with a 3-0 defeat of Best FC Premier.

■ The U17 Chargers girls reached the semifinals of their division before dropping a 3-0 decision to NEFC Central Elite.

WITH BOW AND ARROW‘Zen archery’ class

EAST THETFORD — Ray Chin will lead a class in kyudo, an ancient Japenese form or archery, on Saturday at his home at 149 Sugar House Lane in East Thetford.

Roughly translated, kyodo means “way of the bow,” leading to its reference as a Zen form of archery. Practicing involves focusing attention and calming the mind to prepare for drawing the bow and releasing the arrow. Hitting the target isn’t considered as important as coordinating the mind and body.

Chin’s First Shot Kyodo program will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at a cost of $90. The fee includes use of equipment, lunch and a two-hour follow-up session at a later date.

The class is a fundraiser for the Upper Valley Interfaith Project, which will receive half of the proceeds from the class. For more information. contact Chin at or 802-299-8626.

WITH WEIGHTSClement advances

FRANKLIN, Mass. — Darrin Clement, of East Thetford, has advanced to the World Masters Weightlifting Championships after his performance at the Robinson Weightlifting Club’s Memorial Day meet on Sunday.

Clement, 50, qualified to compete in the men’s 89-kilogram weight class. Clement recorded a best snatch attempt of 173 pounds and set a personal best with a 231-pould lift in the clean and jerk.

Clememt is a member of the Lebanon-based Thor’s Stone Athletic Club. The world masters championship is scheduled for Montreal in mid-August.

On the TEEBrave Challenge run

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Woodstock Union High School teachers Cody TanCreti and Jeff Thomas will host a fundraising golf tournament for the Brave Challenge — an obstacle-court race for people with special needs — on Saturday at Crown Point Country Club, starting at 1 p.m. The goal is to help fund a pair of Brave Challenge races in Vermont this year.

The Brave Challenge races are scheduled for July 20 at South Burlington High School and Sept. 21 at Hartford High School. Each race costs about $10,000 to run, according to Thomas, which is why he and TanCreti are hosting a golf tournament on the event’s behalf.

The cost to play the Crown Point fundraiser is $300 for a team of four. The fee includes the 18-hole tournament, power carts and a post-tourney meal. Prizes will go the low team round, and opportunities for longest drive and closest to the pin also will be involved.

Information is available at For further details, email or call 802-356-6356.

Post 22 tourney

LEBANON — The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball program will hold its annual Bill Broughton Memorial Golf tournament on Saturday at Carter Country Club.

The 18-hole best-ball scramble kicks off at noon, with an 11 a.m. check-in. The cost to play is $125 per person, with a maximum of 16 four-man teams.

The fee includes a barbecue cookout.

Contact Pete St. Pierre at 603-448-3429 to register.

H.S. teams unitefor fundraising tourney

GRANTHAM — Five Upper Valley high school golf programs are uniting to host a fundraising tournament on June 22 at Eastman Golf Links.

The 18-hole tourney helps the golf teams at Newport, Lebanon, Stevens, Kearsarge and Windsor high schools defray costs tied to their fall campaigns. In some cases, the teams have to fund themselves, and this tournament gives the public a chance to help and have fund at the same time.

The tournament, which will start at 1 p.m., costs $100 per person or $400 per four-player team to join. Sponsorship opportunities also are available, and raffle donations are welcome.

Contact Stevens High golf coach Ryan Seaver at 603-313-7985 or for more information or to register.

On the TrailsNCC work day

NEWBURY, Vt. — The Newbury Conservation Commission will hold its annual trails day work day on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with work scheduled for the Wells River Conservation Trails, the Cross Vermont Trail, the Blue Mountain Nature Trail and the Boltonville Nature Trail.

The NCC seeds volunteers to help keep all four sites in good shape by helping clear out winter blowdowns and cut back spring growth and brish. The NCC and the Cross Vermont Trail Association have received a grant to resurface the Wells River routes, and it’s important to get the prep work done before resurfacing can begin.

Volunteers are asked to bring weed whackers, brush cutters, loppers, shoves, rakes and chainsaws to help get the work done. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Blue Mountain Union High School parking lot in Wells River before heading off to the trails.

For more information, contact Michael Thomas at 802-757-3960 or

ON THE RUNParkrun in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK — The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park will kick off a series of recreational runs — called Parkrun — on Saturday at 9 a.m.

The series will continue on a weekly basis, with a pre-start briefing each week 10 minutes before the start of the race. The runs are open to all and are free of charge, whether participants choose to walk or run. Pre-registration (at is required for anyone wishing to have their time recorded; those that do will receive a barcode to bring for each race.

For more information on the series, visit

Ryan’s Run 5K

LYME CENTER — Ryan’s Run, a rural 5K race to benefit area youth programs, will be held on Saturday at the Dartmouth Skiway.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and remembers Lyme native Ryan Saunders, who died in 2012. Saunders grew up racing on the Skiway’s slopes. Money raised from Ryan’s Run supports camp opportunities for area youths.

The race cost is $20. Contact Ben Saunders at or 603-643-0443 for more information.

Save a Stray 5K

NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Humane Society has scheduled its annual Save a Stray 5K road race for June 22 at the historic Corbin Coverred Bridge in Newport.

The run/walk is a fundraiser to help the society care for homeless animals and run spay/neuter clinics. Online registration is available at $20 per runners, and the first 100 to sign up will receive a free event T-shirt. Awards will go to the top three runners in each gender, with winners receiving a $50 cash prize. Participants are also welcome to bring their dogs with them; dogs must be leashed and will start at the back of the pack.

The race begins at 10 a.m., with day-of race registration available at 8:30 a.m. Post-race festivities include a barbecue and raffle prizes. For more information, contact or visit

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