The event, sponsored by the Fryeburg area Rotary Club, is open to all players, and will feature a full day of activities including a barbecue, raffle prizes and cash drawing.
Each player's entree of $10 for singles, and $20 for doubles, includes a donation to Harvest Hills.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 04:11
The event will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at King Pine and is open to anyone. It will be free and donations will be accepted for the One Fund Boston. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
"This will be a run or a walk, whichever you prefer and will not be timed," Paul Kirsch, of the White Mountain Milers, said. "This is about celebrating the community of New England and showing support to the people of Boston. All of us in some way are touched by tragedies like this and certainly as runners, we all know someone who has participated in the ultimate of marathons: The Boston Marathon."
The event will consist of approximately a 2.62 kilometer route that starts at Milt's Place at King Pine Ski Area. For anyone who wishes to run further after the commemorative run, it is a beautiful area with bountiful trails and country roads and we encourage you to take in the beauty.
For parking, officials recommend parking at Milt's Place or across the street from the main lodge at King Pine. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. (only for everyone to sign a waiver, there is no cost for the event) with the event taking place at 10.
"We appreciate the willingness of The Hoyts, Laurie Campbell and King Pine Ski Area for being open to us having this event on such short notice," Kirsch said.
Donate $10 at the event and you'll receive a "Boston 2013 Strong" bumper stickers (while supplies last)
Participants are encouraged to wear something that supports the city of Boston — a marathon shirt, a Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics or Bruins shirt or something similar.
"Please tell your friends, whether they be runners or just proud residents of New England," Kirsch added. "This event is welcome to all. This will be a celebration of all that is good in our community so that we may send good vibes to Boston!"
There will be water available at the event and possibly some post-event refreshments. A special thanks to Dave Sartory for providing a sound system and lots of Boston-based music for the event.
The facilities at Milt's Place will be available for us for registration, bathrooms, etc.
Directions: To get to King Pine from Conway, take Route 153 approximately 9.5 miles from the lights in Conway. Milt's Place is the very first building on your right at the ski area before the main parking lot.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 03:46
Tryouts will take place this Sunday in the Kennett Middle School Gym for the folowing age groups: U10 co-ed —1-1:45 p.m.; U12 co-ed — 2-3 p.m.; U14 co-ed — 2-3 p.m.; U18 boys — 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and U18 girls — 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All players should bring indoor sneakers, shin guards, appropriate shorts/shirt and a water bottle.
The format of the tryout sessions will be indoor small sided games using two halves of the gym simultaneously. Technical Director Giovanni Pacini and selected MWVSC coaches will oversee the process and ultimately select the teams. Team coaches will contact those who made the teams that evening or Monday.
In the event players do not make the official roster, which is limited by GSYSL, they will have the option, and are strongly encouraged to train with the teams to continue to improve their skills.
Players and parents are reminded that there will be a minimum of two training sessions per week. If space can be secured, indoor training sessions will be conducted. Otherwise, outdoor training will take place once the snow has melted and the fields are ready. Most outdoor training sessions will take place at the Kennett Middle School fields. Every effort is made to respect the schedule of the other spring school sports players may be participating in, but the expectation is players understand the commitment to the soccer program.
The club teams play in a minimum of an eight game season through Granite State Youth Soccer League. Games are scheduled on Saturdays and/or Sundays from the end of April through mid-June.
Age requirements are: players should be under 10 on July 31, 2012 for U10 team; players should be under 12 on July 31, 2012 for U12 team; players should be under 14 on July 31, 2012 for U14 team; and players should be under 18 on July 31, 2012 for U18 team.
Cost is $100 per player.
Registration by parents can be done on-line through GotSoccer once teams are formed. A club representative will be on hand to explain the process during tryouts. You do not have to bring money or registration to the tryouts.
Coaches are: for U10 — Chris Clark and assistant coach Ryan Burke; U12 — Ron Krieger; U14 — Brian Byrne and assistant Matt Chaine; U18 (Boys) — Todd Pelton; and U18 (Girls) — David Hart.
While tryouts are being conducted, there will be on orientation meeting for parents to review the upcoming MWSC programs for the year. If travel soccer is not your thing, please check out the many other soccer programs here in the valley!
Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2013 18:29
Every winter the NHNCA organizes the NH Series races, arguably the country's premier high school nordic race series. These two races, one classical and one skate technique, attract over 700 middle and high school racers and their adoring fans.
This race series is used to select the top 22 high school boys and top 22 high school girls to Team NH to compete in the New England Nordic Ski Association's J2 and Eastern High School Championships in March.
In addition to high school racers, the NH Series also offers as many as 100 middle school racers their first major race experience as they prepare to compete in the annual Middle School Championships in Sandwich in February.
Racing action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with waves of 10 skiers starting every minute. The classic 5 kilometer race course will wind along the trails of the Town of Conway's Whitaker Woods property, with grooming provided by Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Association.
Food and beverages will be for sale in the John Fuller School cafeteria, with proceeds donated to the Mt. Washington Nordic Club to support junior nordic programs throughout Mt. Washington Valley.
Among the many local restaurants and businesses who have made generous food contributions are Flatbreads, Big Dave's Deli, Leavitt's Bakery , Village Bakery , Starbucks, Poland Spring, Camp Calumet Lutheran, Purity Spring Resort/King Pine , Subway, Mineral Springs Café, Backcountry Bakery and Café, White Mountain Hotel, Country Kitchen/LePage Bakery, North Country Wholesale , US Foodservice, Lakes Region Coca Cola and the family and friends of Kennett and Bartlett Nordic Ski Teams.
The NHNCA would like to thank their generous sponsors Eastern Mountain Sports, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Fischer, S & W Sports, Woodski, Camp Sentinel, and Stockwell Physical Therapy.
Anyone who would like to volunteer on race day should contact Race Director Emily Benson at 383-9147. For more information, please visit the NH Nordic Coaches Association's website at www.nhnordiccoaches.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2013 18:26