Home Run Baseball League Open House is Feb. 18

CONWAY — An open house for the newly formed Home Run Baseball League will be held at the Home Run Sports Training Facility on Hobbs Street on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Prospective players, aged 13-15, parents, coaches and interested sponsors are all invited to meet the league officials, tour the facility and find out more about the new league.

The season will consist of 12 regular games, a league championship tournament and an All Star tournament at the end. Games will be during midweek, so as not to interfere with other baseball activities and weekend plans, but the end of the season tournaments will be on the weekends.

The league will consist of four teams with two team sponsors already committed, AJ Coleman and Sons, and The Tamworth Outing Club.

Jimmy Hidden and Doc Walker will be coaching the Tamworth Outing Club team, and league officials are currently in need of other coaches, as well as team sponsors.

Anyone interested is certainly encouraged to attend or contact Greg Allain at (603) 447-2000. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Cal Ripken Spring Training registration is Feb. 5

 

CONWAY — Cal Ripken Spring Training baseball registration will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Home Run Sports Training facility on Hobbs St, in Conway (down from the Ham Arena).
The program is for players aged 6-12, and will consist of six sessions of instruction and coaching from Cal Ripken coaches and Kennett High School varsity baseball players.
The sessions will run from 2:45-6 p.m. on successive Sundays, starting Feb. 26.
The cost is $35 per player.
Depending on the number of players and ability, there may be split-sessions, to be announced after the registration is completed.
All questions should be directed to Doc Walker (603) 356-5050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Teen Center unveils February trip schedule

CONWAY — The Conway Parks and Recreation Department Teen Center has a busy calendar of trips planned for February.

On Friday, Feb. 10, the Teen Center is scheduled to go to Portland, Maine, to watch the University of Maine hockey team play the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Cost of the trip is $22. Trip leaves at 4 p.m., and returns at 11 p.m. There will also be a stop for dinner at the Maine Mall Food Court. Cost of dinner is not included in the trip.

During school vacation, on Thursday, Feb. 23, the Teen Center plans to visit the Maine State Museum and State House in Augusta. Trip leaves at 8 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. The cost of this trip is just $5. Kids will need to bring a bag lunch to eat eat at the museum between tours. Center Coordinator Todd Gallagher said the group will tour the three-story museum, encompassing the history of Maine and then attend a legislative meeting, if one is in session.

On Saturday, Feb 25, the Teen Center plans to go tubing at the New England Sports Park in Amesbury, Mass. The trip will leave at 7:30 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost of the trip is $25. Teens will also need to bring additional money for lunch in Portsmouth on the way home.
Reminder that to be eligible to participate in these trips teens must be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade and must be a registered member of the Conway Parks and Recreation Department, Teen Center.

If you have any questions about the trips or how to register, please contact Todd Gallagher at the center by calling (603) 447-8442 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

32nd annual Latchkey Cup is Saturday

By Dave Suitor

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club held the second race of it's 2017 season this past weekend with sponsorship from D&L Auto of Manchester. The Jaffrey and the Milton ice racing clubs again joined the Moultonboro group on Lee Pond and another mild day made an enjoyable afternoon for a record number of fans.

Mike Horsch of Moultonboro wheeling his new sprint car led 7 of the 8 laps in the feature. Mike hit a hole in turn 1 of the last lap and lost momentum. Jake Williams of Tuftonboro and Tunk Berry of Ctr Ossipee shot by with Jake taking the win. Mike is going to get that first sprint car win, maybe next week.

The Juniors (13-15 year olds) were next out with Franklin's Jacob Brown taking his second feature win of the season. Kasey Coulstring of Ctr Harbor led the early laps, but settled for second place after Jacob got by on lap 6.

A growing field of V8 stockers took the track for the Stock feature. Sandwich's Derek Jeanson started mid- pack and quickly motored to the front for the win. Derek had his #52 Monty flying this week with no serious challengers. Last week's winner, Tim Chase took second with Scott Burns grabbing third after a battle with Pete Viano.

In the 4 Cylinder FWD class it was Jack Cook, of Moultonboro, taking his second win of the season and his grandson Chris Taylor settling for second. Phil Boisvert grabbed third behind the two veteran racers.

Matt Burns, of Moultonboro, motored to the win in the Modified class after Jack Cook broke a chain.

Derek Jeanson, of Sandwich, driving his pickup took the RWD 4 Cylinder class win. Tim Chase and Trevor Greene finished second and third respectively. Derek also won the RWD class and finished third in the Sprint Car class. Way to go Derek!

Complete results are available on the Club's website at www.LRIRC.com.

The 32nd annual Latchkey Cup, the largest race of the season, will be held this Saturday, Feb 4, at 10 a.m. The invitational Latchkey includes racers from the Jaffrey and Milton ice racing clubs. The Latchkey raises thousands of dollars for medical assistance, community aid, and scholarships. Bring the family out for a great day of racing for great causes. Regular club race is scheduled for the following Sunday, Feb 5. Both events are scheduled to be held on Berry Pond.

Check the club's website at www.LRIRC.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos. See you on the ice.