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Local Gymnasts Vault Over Competition Allard Center at National Championships

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 photoCarabeth 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....





Stu Goldstein of Dunbarton wins Silver medal in 2017 NHSC Badmiton Tournament

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.....





Andy Macgibbon of Goffstown WINS 38th Annual David French Goffstown Gallop

Goffstown - 24 June 2017:  Today was the annual running of the David French Goffstown Gallop.  

The Course, 5.2 miles begins and ends at the Recreation building and is mostly flat with one rolling hill. This is a long standing race with a great deal of camaraderie among athletes.


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.  


Top Ten Women Overall
1. 36:52 Kristin Ross (see image below)
2. 37:20 Heidi Camire
3. 37:49 Susie Black
4. 38:09 Christine Garner
5. 39:21 Melissa Mannon
6. 39:42 Amanda Woods
7. 40:15 Connie McKinnon
8. 40:38 Rebekah Goldstein
9. 40:57 Jean Gallagher
10. 41:34 Sarah Sereno





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Tri-Town Youth Soccer League is now taking registrations for all teams for the Fall Season

The Tri-Town Youth Soccer League is preparing for the Fall 2017 Season! Tri-Town YSL is a co-ed, recreational soccer league for children and young adults ages 4 through 18. The League primarily serves the communities of Goffstown, Dunbarton, and New Boston; however players from other communities are welcome to participate as well. It is affiliated with New Hampshire Soccer Association. The League’s focus is on teaching players the rules of the game, positive sportsmanship, and skill evolution. Field sizes, team sizes and rules are modified for each age division (4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, and 14-18). 

Everyone plays every game and is encouraged to try new positions. For 4-6 yr olds, practices and games are on Saturday mornings, a half an hour practice and then a half an hour game. For older players, practices are weekdays, once or twice a week, and games are on Saturdays for one hour. Practices and games are primarily located at fields in Goffstown and New Boston. Registration fees are: $80 for 4-6 year olds, $90 for 7-13 year olds, $95 for 14-18 year olds and includes a shirt for each player. Each Family pays for 2 oldest players at full fee and a $65 discount for each additional player registration.

Registration available at: www.tritownsoccer.com. If you have any questions, call 1-978-381-9715 or see the website for additional information. If you are interested in coaching or learning about other volunteer positions, please contact us. Registration is now open and ends Friday, August 4, 2017.




Goffstown 3rd Annual Pumpkin Regatta 10k and Kids Pumpkin Dash is set for Sunday, 15 October 2017
GOFFSTOWN VILLAGE:  3rd annual Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta 10k and Kids Pumpkin Dash takes place on Sunday, Oct 15th!  The 10k starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the Kids Pumpkin Dash starts promptly at 10:15 a.m. (free to kids 11 and under).

As in the past, the Race is followed with a post race celebration at the Village Trestle and the last, and most excited day, of the Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta when Giant pumpkins are turned into boats and raced down Glen Lake. The Regatta includes live music, games, pumpkin catapulting, Art Show-off, Pumpkin Cook-off, kids pumpkin hunt, children's activities and much, much more. Do not miss out on this event. It's fun for the entire family! 

Online registration closes 24 hours prior to event.  Day of registration will be available and Early Bird Registration Fees are $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Youth entrants who are age 17 and under.  The Kids Pumpkin Patch Relay is FREE for all children age 11 and under.   PRICE INCREASES 3/1/17

All participants (21+) will receive 1 beer coupon redeemable at the Village Trestle.  The Course start is in Goffstown Village, loops around the beautiful Glen Lake utilizing the Goffstown Rail Trail and finishing on Mill Street next to the Village Trestle.   This event supports The Goffstown Main Street Program.

Post Race party and award announcements are at the Village Trestle.  The First 100 Registered Runners will get awesome race swag.  Parking is available throughout Goffstown Village.


Mail-in Registration: If you would prefer to mail in your registration form, you may do so. Contact me at chris@totalimaget.com and I can email you a form. Please make checks or money orders payable to ......READ MORE.....




Tri Town United Travel Soccer Tryouts set for 20th and 22nd June at Sarette Field
Tri Town United Travel Soccer Tryouts

​Tri-Town United Travel Soccer will be conducting tryouts for the upcoming fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons on Tuesday, June 20th and Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30PM - 7PM at Sarette field (2 Louis Street in Pinardville).  If you are interested in a local, competitive soccer experience where focus is on development of skills, while stressing teamwork and sportsmanship, you are welcome to try out!  Tryouts are open to girls and boys born between 2004 and 2010 and there are no residency requirements to participate.  You can preregister for tryouts for free in advance at https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=60158.  All players wishing to tryout will need to arrive at the field, ready to play with cleats, shin guards, proper clothing, water, and a soccer ball.  Please note, that no Tri-Town apparel may be worn to tryouts.  Check in and registration (for those not pre-registered) begin at 5:30 with tryouts beginning at 6pm.  Please visit www.tritowntravelsoccer.com for more information.




Timothy Lacharite of Weare placed 1st in his age division / weight Class


Nashua 28 February 2017: Timothy Lacharite (left photo), (10 yrs. old) of Weare, NH placed 1st in his age division/weight class at the NH Youth State Championship Wrestling tournament for grades k-4 held at Nashua South High on Feb. 28th.  

Timothy is a third year wrestler for Coach Benjamin Tessier of the Manchester YMCA Eagles and will be moving up to the middle school team next season. Timothy has big plans of being a John Stark wrestler during his high school years.
Goffstown Junior Baseball Registrations are OPEN!!!    Time is running out!!

GJB Little League Baseball Registration have opened for the 2017 baseball season!!! Register early to be sure you are not late for this years season. If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact the director for the division your son/daughter will be playing in or to help you determine what division they are ready to play in.

Please go to http://www.goffstownjrbaseball.com and register for the spring season. 





GHS at Dover goes down with a 3 - 4 loss in overtime on 14 January 2017

Dover Arena, Dover, NH. Saturday, January 14, 2017. Goffstown @ Dover, 215pm.  by Steve Beal

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.....




Goffstown 10 v Central 5 at JFK Coliseum Monarchs Christmas Hockey Classic

Monarchs Christmas Hockey Classic: Goffstown 10 v. Central 5

GHS Hockey by Steve Beal 27 December 2016:

MacKenzie Potvin and Theo Milanes line up to do battle against Central. (Left Photo by Charron).

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....





GHS Hockey takes out Portsmouth in Overtime at Rinks at Exeter - Home Opener Cancelled
GHS Hockey: Goffstown 4 @ Portsmouth 3 (OT) Leave a comment

Wednesday, December 14, 2016. 400pm @ Rinks at Exeter, Exeter, NH – Goffstown @ Portsmouth by Steve Beal.

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 .....




Men of Autumn - Goffstown Grizzlies Football Highlights 2016 courtesy of Goffstown Television

 

GHS Boys Soccer vs Oyster River 13 Sep 2016 courtesy of GTV
Goffstown wins over Oyster River 13 September 2016g 3 - 0

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