LOCAL GYMNASTS VAULT OVER COMPETITION
YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown Gymnastics Team Places at National Championships
Goffstown, NH - (August 2017) The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown gymnastics team recently traveled to Savannah, Georgia to compete in the 2017 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships.
“The team performed very well in a high profile event,” said Meg Norklun, coach of the YMCA’s Gymnastics Team and Director of Gymnastics at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown. “They faced top competitors from across the country and did a wonderful job of representing themselves and our program.”
Representing the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown team at the completion- which featured 2,000 athletes from over 100 YMCA’s across the US- were (top left photo) Carabeth Norklun (Goffstown), Jennie Ess (Bow), Alyssa Rzasa (Derry), Kara Bryson (New Boston), Nikita Bhat (Bedford), and Hanna Kloiber-Bravo (Goffstown).
Among the standouts were Carabeth Norklun (right 3rd photo down), who placed 4th on the Floor, 7th on the Vault, 8th on Beam, and 7th All Around. Norklun also qualified for the Level 8 All Around finals and became Top 25 in the nation for Level 8. Nikita Bhat (right center photo) placed 6th on Bars. “This sport takes a tremendous amount of dedication and this team refelcts that,” said Norklun. “We’re all so very proud of them.” ....READ THE FULL STORY AND VIEW MORE STILL IMAGES....
2017 NHSG Badminton Tournament features
strong performances from area athletes
New London, NH: (August 15, 2017) Hard fought rallies on the singles, doubles and mixed doubles courts highlighted the 2017 New Hampshire Senior Games Annual Badminton Tournament, held recently at Colby-Sawyer College.
“I enjoy all aspects of the sport,” said Wicky Chan of Nashua. The 53-year old plays regularly in a club in Massachusetts and looks for competitive events outside of his regular playing group. “This is a wonderful tournament,” he said. “There are some excellent players here and it’s been fun to meet people and compete.”
Mr. Chan’s doubles partner, 53-year-old Larry Lo of Westwood, MA, shared that he plays for exercise and the competition. “It really is a fun game,” he said. “I like the strategy of the sport. Many times, you are thinking several shots ahead with the goal of getting your opponent out of position so you can win the point.”
Stu Goldstein of Dunbarton picked up Badminton after playing tennis for several years. The 59-year-old teaches physical fitness and coaches gymnastics. He competes in several NH Senior Games events in addition to Badminton, among them Track and Field, Racquetball and Pickleball. “I’ve been active my whole life,” he said. “I started competing in the senior games when I turned 50 and it’s been a wonderful outlet. The competitions are always fun and the social aspect of this is amazing. .....READ THE FULL STORY.....
OUTLINE OF COURSE:
• Start on roadway located at (Rt. 114) / 155 S. Mast St. – heading west
• Left onto Rt 13 / New Boston Rd
• Left onto Bog Rd
• Left onto Lesnyk Rd (water station)
• Bear left onto Mtn. Rd
• Right onto South Mast Rd / Rt. 114 – heading east to Parks and Recreation Building (water station)
• Left onto Blue Jay Lane – Ending in Parks and Recreation Building Parking lot.
The fastest time of the race was recorded by Andy Macgibbon (above photo) of Goffstown (scroll down for Top Finishers race results) with a 28.09 recorded at the finish line. Andy was also the winner of the 37th Annual David French Goffstown Gallop.
For COMPLETE RESULTS, please CLICK HERE.
PLEASE ENJOY THE VIDEO BELOW PROVIDED BY GOFFSTOWN TELEVISION.
The Goffstown Grizzlies traveled out to Dover, NH this afternoon to play the Green Wave of Dover High School. The Grizzlies hadn’t played since their 6-1 victory over Nashua North-Souhegan last Saturday, on home ice. In that same span the Green Wave had lost two games already this week. They lost to Bow, 4-2, and then to Windham 4-3, on consecutive days. Funny thing though, they played two teams that are a combined 10-2 thus far, and judging by the scores, the games were competitive. Dover also was in the heat and intensity of game action twice this week, while the Grizzlies were idle. Honestly, that seemed to carry right into the game this afternoon.
The game was scheduled to start at 2:00pm, but started just after 2:15pm. The rink in Dover was cold, mostly full, and grew louder as the day went on. Dover entered play with a 2-4 record, having played the three top-ranked teams in Division II already. Goffstown came in at 4-0, while holding opponents to less than 16 shots per game, allowing just 6 total goals. Then again, that’s why they play the games. Before the afternoon was over, Dover would get their 3rd win of the season by virtue of their 4-3 win against Goffstown, in overtime.
Dylan Hyers would end up with a goal and an assist at Dover on Saturday. ....READ THE FULL STORY and VIEW SEVERAL MORE STILL IMAGES.....
Well, another day, another team, another effort, another result. This is why you play the games and compete in the sports. Nothing is given. All that is known often does not apply. Every new day, anything can happen. Now, I am not going to suggest that today’s 4pm game, between Goffstown and Manchester Central was a thing of beauty, or even an all-time great game, but it was a new start. A new day. A new result.
First, if I am being honest, I felt for first year player, and goaltender, Adam Richardson for Central. We are quite familiar with that scenario here in Goffstown. And though, I don’t pretend to be a part of the script, agreement, or discussion that went on in the Central locker room, I give credit to Mr. Richardson for playing all 45 minutes and getting back up every time he was down or beaten. Kudos to the competitor. ...READ THE FULL STORY and VIEW STILL IMAGES....
After a home opener on Monday, that didn’t happen for the Grizzlies, as school was canceled due to snow. The roads cleared as the day went on, but with school being closed, and roads re-freezing, the game was postponed.
So, we transition to the equivalent of a get-away-day in Major League Baseball with an afternoon contest on a Wednesday afternoon. The game started at 4pm. The full coaching staff was there by 5pm (hey, it’s okay, work happens). Goffstown’s offense showed up shortly thereafter.
The puck dropped and the season officially began. I heard people talking in the lobby, prior to game time, from both schools, and neither side seemed to be terribly confident in their team’s chances this season. On the other hand, the game turned out to be a come from behind, late tying goal, overtime short-handed game winner type of game. What else will happen over the next 20 or so ..... READ THE FULL STORY .....