Rec Briefs: Entries Sought for Northern New England Golden Gloves

  • Upper Valley Aquatic Club coach Dorsi Raynolds, lower right, brought a healthy roster of athletes to the New England Swimming regional championship meet at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute last weekend.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Essex Junction, Vt. — Entry forms are now available for amateur boxers interested in competing in next month’s Northern New England Golden Gloves boxing tournament.

The tourney will take place on two Saturday nights, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, in the Robert E. Miller Building at the Champlain Valley Expo. Both sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. The tourney is limited to four boxers per weight class and will start with semifinal rounds in all divisions.

The tournament is open to all amateur male and female boxers between the ages of 18 and 40. The competition is split into novice and open divisions based on the number of amateur bouts fought. Novice champions at Northern New Englands advance to the New England finals in Lowell, Mass., on Feb. 8 and 15. Open champions will advance to Lowell for the New England finals on Feb. 21-22. Open division winners then can compete in the national Golden Gloves championship in Omaha, Neb., in May.

For more information or to receive an entry form, contact tournament director Ernie Farrar at enrievtboxing@hotmail.com. For ticket information or reservations, call 802-527-2936.

On the Snow

Lang Leads at Sugarloaf

Carrabasset Valley, Maine — Norwich’s Charlie Lang posted the best result among Upper Valley competitors at last weekend’s FIS Tech Series U19 races at Maine’s Sugarloaf resort.

Competing for Burke Mountain Academy, Lang recorded a third-place slalom finish out of the four slalom and giant slalom races that were on the program. Lang also placed 12th and 14th in the GS competitions.

Hanover Center’s Chauncey Morgan, also racing for BMA, had a best finish of seventh in the GS. Colin Rozzi took 19th in slalom to lead Hanover-based Ford Sayre Academy.

The races marked the next step up the developmental ski racing ladder at the U19 level. Other area competitors included Hanover Center’s Oliver Morgan, a BMA skier like his brother; Hanover’s Max Wonsavage, racing for Killington Mountain School; and FSA athletes Alex Purcell, Frans Luttmer and Kyle Rozzi.

Full Moon Fiesta in Jan.

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department hopes to take advantage of a clear sky and snowy trails for its Full Moon Fiesta progressive dinner at the Storrs Hill Ski Area lodge on Jan. 20.

Participants can use skis, snowboards or snowshoes to traverse a route through the area, where area restaurants will set up spots for light food and hot beverage breaks. As an eco-friendly event, those taking part are asked to reduce waste by bringing their own mugs, utensils and bowls. The event is scheduled to run from 6-8 p.m.

The cost is $10 per person for ages 13 and older, and $5 for youths ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and younger can join in at no charge. Advance registration is recommended at www.lebanonnh.gov/register; for more information, call 603-448-5121.

Burke Mountain Trips

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will host a pair of skiing and snowboarding trips for youths in grades 5-8 to Burke Mountain in the coming months.

Trips are scheduled for Jan. 16 (registration deadline: Jan. 9) and March 23 (registration deadline: March 16). Lebanon Rec will provide transportation from City Hall starting at 9 a.m., with a planned return of 4:30 p.m. Participants must either provide their own equipment or rent gear at the mountain for an additional fee. Youths are also recommended to bring their own lunches or bring money to purchase something at Burke.

Contact Lebanon Rec at 603-448-5121 for more information.

With a Disc

Hartford HostingIndoor Ultimate

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is bringing ultimate frisbee indoors as part of its adult play pass program.

Weekly open play for adults ages 18 and older will take place on Sundays, beginning on Jan. 7, at Hartford High School from 7-9 p.m. Pickup play will continue weekly through March 25.

The cost to participate is $2 per person per session or $15 for a season pass. Online registration is available at www.hartfordrec.com, or call 802-295-5036 for more information.

On the Trails

Snowshoeing at APD

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department is planning a series of showshoe hikes on trails at the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital campus in February.

The hikes are scheduled for Feb. 9, 16 and 23, each running from 10 a.m.-noon. Lebanon Recreation staff will lead each group; participants are recommended to dress for winter conditions and bring a snack, water, backpack and any additional equipment.

All hikes are free of charge. Pre-registration is requested by visiting www.lebanonnh.gov/recreation or calling 603-448-5121.

With Rod and Reel

Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Quechee — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for its 17th Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Dewey’s Pond on Jan. 27.

The free event, which coincides with Free Ice Fishing Day across Vermont, will run from 7 a.m.-noon. The derby will be split into three age groups — ages 6 and younger, ages 7-10 and ages 11-14 — for prizes. Food, refreshments, fishing holes and bait will be provided, along with a limited supply of equipment.

Pre-registration is encouraged at www.hartfordrec.com. Participants may also register for the derby on the day of the event at the sign-in tent.

On the Run

Red Zone 5K at DBS

Wilder — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is once again prepping for the Super Bowl by hosting its fifth Red Zone 5K fun run and walk on Feb. 3, the day before the big game.

The race, which is open to runners, walkers and families with strollers or leashed dogs, begins and ends at the Dothan Brook School, with a 9 a.m. start time. Participants will cover a route that includes parts of the Wilder Pedestrian Path along with back roads in Wilder village. The course is certified by USA Track and Field; proceeds from the day benefit Hartford Parks and Rec scholarship programs.

Online registration, at $15 per person, is available at www.runreg.com/redzone5k. Race-day registration will also be available at 8 a.m., at a cost of $20 per person. Participants are encouraged to dress in the attire of their favorite football team.

Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information.