Recreation briefs: TSAC charity lifting event slotted

Staff Reports
Published: 8/14/2019 7:30:43 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon-based Thor’s Stone Athletic Club will hold its sixth Mike Costello Memorial Powerlifting Meet at the Lebanon Elks Club on Aug. 24.

The meet is open to all and will consist of the bench press and dead lift. In addition to crowning powerlifting winners, the meet serves as a fundraiser for local charities. Prizes will go to the top performers.

The cost to participate is $60, and the registration deadline is Monday. For more information, contact TSAC founder Carl Wallin at 603-448-2164.

On Two WheelsTour de Taste coming Sept. 8

NORWICH — Cylists with a yen for good food will be on the roads of the Upper Valley and beyond for the Upper Valley Trails Alliance’s annual Tour de Taste pedaling picnic on Sept. 8.

The event begins and ends at Samuel Morey Elementary School in Fairlee. It offers three varied routes, from a family-friendly loop on the road circling Lake Morey to longer rides along the Connecticut River.

Throughout each route, riders will have the chance to stop and enjoy products from 20 local restaurants, businesses and farms. In all, riders will have access to 14 different food stops featuring fare from sources within 100 miles of the ride.

Pre-registration ends Sept. 7. Tickets are available online, with spots available for 400 riders. Contact Kaitie Eddington at 802-649-9075 or for more information, or visit to register.

On the Tee

WRJ Post 84 tournament

HANOVER — The Jeffrey S. Holmes American Legion Post 84 fundraising golf tournament is coming to Hanover Country Club on Sept. 8.

The 1 p.m. tournament features four-player teams in a shotgun-start scramble. The 18-hole tournament will be followed by a barbecue buffet dinner and awards.

The cost to play is $85 per person or $340 for a foursome, with the fee covering golf, a cart, the meal and awards. There are no handicap restrictions. Contact Dan Hillard at 603-381-0457 or for more information.

Hartford Hockey Open turns 20

RANDOLPH — The Greater Hartford Hockey Open will celebrate its 20th edition of the annual fundraising golf tournament on Oct. 5 at Montague Golf Club.

The tournament helps fund the Hartford High boys and girls ice hockey programs. The 18-hole scramble tournament is open to golfers of all ages and abilities, with a foursome fee of $240 that includes green fees, carts, prizes and a post-tournament dinner.

Tourney-day registration starts at 11 a.m., followed by a noon start to play. The registration deadline is Sept. 28, and the tournament will be staged regardless of weather. Contact Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau at 802-296-6068 for more details.

Hawaiian Shirt Open

NEWPORT — The Tom and Judy Tuohy Memorial Scholarship Fund is seeking golfers for a fun fundraising day on the links at the 13th Hawaiian Shirt Open, scheduled for Sunday at Newport Golf Club.

The scramble-format tournament heads out at 11 a.m., following a 9:30 a.m. registration and bloody mary hour. The tournament fee of $100 covers greens fees, power carts, a midround snack and a post-golf buffet.

The tourney raises money for the Tuohy Fund, which has distributed scholarships to graduating seniors from Sunapee High School since 2003 and Newport High School since 2011.

Contact Josh Tuohy at or stop by the Salt hill Pub in Lebanon for an entry form. Hole sponsorship opportunities are also available; banners or signage must be submitted no later than Friday for use during the tournament.

ON THE PITCHVermont seeking referees

The Vermont Soccer Officials Association will hold a second training session in the Upper Valley next week in the hopes of drawing new people into officiating the game at the high school level.

Southern Vermont soccer officials assigner Gary Blodgett will lead a session at the White River Valley School in South Royalton on Aug. 24 at 8:30 a.m. The training includes reviewing rules of the game, a test and a field practice. Follow-up support and mentorship is also provided.

The clinic cost is $75, which includes VSOA membership for one year, the training and insurance. Once completed, participants will be eligible to work Vermont high school varsity and subvarsity matches anywhere in the state.

Contact Blodgett at for more information.

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