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Recreation Briefs: Lightning girls get Fury-ous in opener

Staff Reports
Published: 9/13/2019 11:17:36 AM
Modified: 9/13/2019 11:17:24 AM

MERIDEN — The Lightning Soccer Club’s U13 Fury girls got their youth season going on the right foot, if not also the left, with a 6-1 defeat of Goffstown on Saturday at Kimball Union Academy’s Carver Field.

Goffstown netted its own goal after just three minutes, taking advantage of an errant back pass to the Fury goalkeeper. It was all LSC after that: Maddie Allen tied the match on an Amelia Holthoff pass two minutes later, and Rose Candon, Audrey Rup and Allen made it 4-1 by halftime. Rupp and Lauren Hatch (one assist) provided second-half goals.

J.J. Masland and Sadie Ross shared the win in goal, with help from defenders Natalie Therrien and Peyton Rutherford. The Fury hosts the Plaistow Timberwolves on Saturday.

Canes storm to victory

MERIDEN — The LSC U11 Hurricanes stormed to an 8-1 defeat of Seacoast United Premier on Saturday at KUA’s Carver Field to kick off their campaign.

Tucker Green, Sacha Palm, Liam Sullivan and Dino Gavetti provided the scoring in the victory. Colin McLaughlin and Gabriel Del Pino earned the win in goal behind a defense of Nolan Borne, Ben Campfield and Sawyer Hall.

Matt Lepene, Yuvi Sathe and Nate McFetridge also had strong games for the Canes.

On Two WheelsRide the CVT

WELLS RIVER, Vt. — The Newbury Conservation Commission will hold a free fall foliage bike ride on the Cross Vermont Trail on Sept. 28.

This 22-year annual event begins at Kettle Pond in Groton State Park and follows the CVT along the Wells River to a conclusion at Blue Mountain Union High School. The ride covers about 20 miles of canopied former railroad bed. Sign-in and bike safety checks begin at 9:30 a.m., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. Expect it to take roughly two hours to complete.

There is no cost to participate, and while pre-registration is not required, advance notice is appreciated for planning purposes. Contact Michael Thomas at 802-757-3960 or for more information.

On the Water

Paddle the Border in Oct.

NEWBURY, Vt. — The Newbury Conservation Commission will hold its second Paddle the Border canoe and kayak trip of the year on Oct. 6.

The voyage, which takes 3½ to 4 hours to complete, begins at the Newbury boat launch by the Newbury-Haverhill bridge and concludes at the Bugbee landing in Bradford, Vt. Boats will launch between 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participants can leave their vehicles at the landing, where they’ll be shuttled to the launch site.

A barbecue lunch will await paddlers in Bradford. Contact Michael Thomas at 802-757-3960 or mike for more info.

On the IceCampion schedules season start

WEST LEBANON — Campion Rink will start the winter skating season on Sept. 27.

In the interim, the rink is busy accepting registrations for its upcoming programs, which will start shortly after the ice goes in. Programs will include the Campion Hockey League, the Gentlemens Hockey League, Coffee and Cocoa, Hockey 101, Intermediate Hockey and Freestyle, with more planned for the future.

For more information, visit or call 603-643-1222.

On The runSprouty coming up

SHARON — The annual Sprouty 5K run/walk and 10K run will take place on Sept. 21 at Sharon Elementary School.

Activities, which will also include a kids fun run, start at 9 a.m. The costs to participate is $15 for the 5K and $20 for the 10k. Runners or walkers who are among the first 150 people to register by Friday will receive a race T-shirt. There is no registreation required for the fun run.

The Sprouty supports the farm-to-school and outdoor education programs at Sharon Elementary. To learn more, visit

Going the Dismas 5K

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Dismas House, the transitional home for former prisoners returning to society, will hold a fundraising run, the Going the Dismas 5K, on Oct. 5.

The race begins and ends at the Dothan Brook School, with a start of 10 a.m. In addition to the run, the event will give participants a chance to meet the residents, staff, council member and volunteers behind Dismas House, which located in Hartford.

The route follows the bike path from DBS, heads into Wilder and turns around near Kilowatt Park before returning to the school. After the run is done, stick around for music, games, good and other fall-themed activities. Funds raised will go toward Dismas House operations.

The cost to race is $20. Online registration is available through until Oct. 4.

On the TeeHartford 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.

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