, Kingston, NH


February 6, 2014

Gymnastics Results

NORTH HAMPTON —New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics ( announces that their Men’s and Women’s Gymnastic Teams competed at the 13th annual Winter Carnival held at Gymnastics at Brentwood Commons in Brentwood. This past week-end gyms from the New England Region including NHA Gymnastics sent their athletes to compete on all six events for men including: floor exercise, vault, still rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bars and all four events for women including: floor exercise, vault, uneven parallel bars and balance beam. More than a dozen of NHA Gymnastics team members placed in first through third places for both individual events and All Around scores.

The Women’s Level 9 Team placed second for their cumulative team score. The NHA Gymnastics coaches are proud to say that their athletes are off to another strong season even with the challenge of having to train in various facilities while their own home gym in under repairs. One such facility to step up and offer their help was Gymnastics at Brentwood Commons, the very gym where NHAAGS just competed in the 2014 Winter Carnival.

The Men’s Level 6-10 divisions demonstrated the beginning of another exciting season. Eight-year-old Reece Landsperger placed first in all six events in the Level 6 division as well as for his All Around score. Nine-year-old Xander Marvrikis earned second place for his terrific performance on Still Rings also in the Level 6 division. Ten-year-old Dillon O’Connor competing in the Level 7 division placed first in four events and came in second with his All Around score. Twelve-year-old Dylan Hale also competing in the Level 7 division placed within the top three for all six events finishing with a second place for his All Around score. Gabe Pelletier competing in the Level 9 division placed third in several events and finished with a third place for his All Around score. Tyler Guilmette competing in the Level 10 division placed third in a number of events and had an impressive finish of second place with his All Around score. One of the most exciting and inspiring performances came from Connor Lyons also a Level 10 competitor. He placed 1st and second in a number of events and finished with second place for his All Around score. Connor was injured last year while warming up on Still Rings at the Granite State Cup and after a challenging recovery has come back to make a fantastic showing in the beginning of his season.

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  • Precious Trophy

    The Boston Red Sox World Series Tour came to the Sanborn Regional Middle School, in Newton Junction. The program was sponsored by the Newton Recreation Commission in their efforts to renovate Greenie Park. Proud to be photographed with the series trophy is Ransom Larson, 11, son of Leanne and Jason Larson. If you’d like to help with the Greenie Park project, call Annie Collyer at 603-502-2019.

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  • Athletic Scholarship Recipients

    The Hampstead Athletic Club congratulates the following recipients of the Ray Flaherty Athletic Scholarship, Natalie Fabrizio and Connor Kwiecien. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a former middle school athlete who participates in athletics during their senior year at Pinkerton Academy, and who demonstrate leadership qualities, sportsmanship and citizenship. This year due to Ray Flaherty’s generosity the club was able to award two scholarships.

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  • Karate Registration Posted 1 day ago
  • Softball Tryouts Posted 1 day ago
  • Free Karate Intro Posted 1 day ago
  • Soccer Program Posted 1 day ago
  • Golf Classic Posted 1 day ago
  • Sports Physical Clinics Posted 1 day ago
  • Football/Cheer Registration Posted 1 day ago
  • 5K Road Race Posted 1 day ago

Sports News
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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