Saco Valley Swim Team opens 2017 season

BARTLETT — The Saco Valley Swim Team opened the 2017 race season on Feb. 4 with a meet in Colebrook. The hometown swimmers turned in a number of impressive results, including combining for 17 first-place finishes, six second-place finishes and one third-place finish. There were 12 personal best times achieved by the swimmers.

Performances included: Ben Biche, age 11, turning in a 23 second improvement in his second place finish in the 200-meter freestyle; Aaron Zakon had an 11 second improvement in his win in the 100-meter individual medley; and Alex Sweeney, 9, had a 9.5 second improvement in her 50-meter breaststroke.

Other results: Annaliesa Fry, age 8 — first in the individual medley, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke, and second in the 50-meter breaststroke.

Aaron Zakon, 11 — first in the 100-meter individual medley and 50-meter breaststroke.

Ella Baptista, 13 — first in the 200-meter individual medley, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter freestyle.

Joey Trumbull, 17 — first in the 200-meter individual medley, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter butterfly.

Joseph DellaValla, 8 — first in the 25-meter backstroke and 25-meter butterfly, and second in the 25-meter freestyle.

Molly DellaValla, 10 — first in the 50-meter backstroke and 50-meter breaststroke, and second in the 50-meter freestyle.

Alex Sweeney, 9 — second in the 100-meter freestyle.

Michael Trumbull, 11 — first in the 50-meter freestyle and second in the 50-meter backstroke.

Ben Biche,11 — second in the 200-meter freestyle and third in the 50-meter backstroke.

The next meet will take place at Colebrook on Sunday, March 12.

The Saco Valley Swim Team is based out of the White Mountain Aquatic Center located on 16A in Intervale. The WMAC conducts a variety of classes including learn to swim, pool parties and a masters swim program. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com for more information.

 

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.

 

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..