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LEOMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

October 9, 2018

The Leominster High School Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 induction class.

Fourteen individuals and two teams will be honored during an induction ceremony on Oct. 13 at the Elks Lodge in Leominster. The following individuals will be honored for their accomplishments:

Athletes: Richard Comeau (baseball), Robert Stelluto (hockey/multiple sports), Peter VanDyke (soccer/multiple sports), Jeffrey Berry (baseball), Tracy Towle (softball), Lauren Hatfield (basketball/multiple sports), Alex Walsh (hockey), Richard Robichaud (four sports), Lindsay Dellechiaie (basketball/softball), Colleen Mason (track); coach/player: Pauline Ciccone (multiple sports); coaches: Frank Steffanides (softball), Richard Johnson (swimming); contributor: Donald Franciosi (tennis).

In addition, the Leominster High School Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors has selected for induction the 1978-79 hockey team and the 1975 track team.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information, contact Frank Steffanides at 508-331-5475 or steffanides2002@yahoo.com . The deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 5.

To learn more, visit www.leominsterhighschoolathletichall-of-fame.com .

NASHOBA REGIONAL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

Nashoba Regional High School has announced the inductees for the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The seventh annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at The International in Bolton.

Inductees include Doris Hackler Kosiewski (Class of 1965; field hockey, basketball, softball), Jane Schmelzer Reynolds (1965; field hockey, basketball, softball), David McNally (1971; football, basketball, track & field), Sue Fallon (1978; cross country, soccer, track & field), Doug Cooley (1986; football, baseball), Bob Williams (1986; football, basketball), John Williams (1988; football, track & field), Mark Gaynor (1991; soccer, basketball), the 1969-70 and 1970-71 undefeated football teams, the 1990 boys’ soccer team and the 1992 girls’ cross country team.

Nashoba alum Greg Hill, host of the Hillman Morning Show on 107.3 FM (WAAF), will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event will begin with a reception at 11 a.m., followed by brunch and the awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $30 per adult and $12 per child under 12, and can be purchased online at any time or in the Nashoba Regional High School athletics office the week of Sept. 24. The deadline for ordering tickets is Nov. 1. More information can be found on our website, http://nrhs.nrsd.net/athletics/athletic_hall_of_fame/ .

NORTH LEOMINSTER LITTLE LEAGUE SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

North Leominster Little League is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors for the 2018-19 season. Candidates need to submit their names to League Secretary Rob Carlin at racarlinjr@gmail.com . A general membership meeting will take place Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church. All parents of NLLL players are invited to attend to participate in our postseason wrap-up.

Elections for the 2018-19 Board of Directors will be held at 8 p.m.

CENTRAL MASS. BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Central Mass Basketball tryouts for boys and girls in grades 4-8 will take place on Oct. 22 and 23. The times and locations are as follows: Boys tryouts: Oct. 22, Leominster High School, 6-9 p.m. Girls tryouts: Oct. 22, Skyview, 6-9 p.m. Boys tryouts: Oct. 23, Skyview, 6-9 p.m. Girls tryouts: Oct. 23, Samoset, 6-9 p.m.

Visit leominsterhoops.com for the breakdown of tryout time slots for each grade level.

MONTACHUSETT SKI CLUB MEETING & TRIPS

The Montachusett Ski and Snowboard Club’s next regular meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster.

Day trips will be announced at the November meeting. Members can ski for 40 to 50 percent off lift tickets. Membership benefit includes free bus transportation on all eight day trips to ski resort from Fitchburg. One ski day trip can pay for your membership.

The Nov. 15 meeting will be held at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort with a presentation from Mountain Side Ski Shop. Members can bring their skis that evening and have them stone ground, sharpened and waxed with the Big Blue Zoom turning machine and leave with them that night.

Members will be attending the Connecticut Ski Council annual 2018 Snow Ball event on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott, Windsor, Connecticut. Music and numerous raffle items will be held during the evening.

Members are reminded to purchase their Wachusett Mountain GPS Season Pass at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort, Princeton, by ordering online at wachusett.com before the deadline date of Nov. 14. Members are asked to enter Montachusett Ski Club as the GPS Group coordinator. Prices will increase after the deadline date.

The club will again be offering a special skills clinic, the “Move -On Up Clinic,” at a member discount price, in conjunction with Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort Mountain’s Break Thru Clinic. This is an eight-week, two-hour lesson program, starting in January for club members to improve their ski skills with certified ski instructors in a small semi-private group. Sign up directly online or contact club contact person on website.

The club will be putting together its race teams for the coming ski season at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort in the Mountain’s Night Race League. Members can participate in three of the club’s teams on various night dates.

The following ski weekend trips are open and sign up can be taken at the October meeting:

Sugarbush, Vermont, Jan. 13th-15. Price includes round trip bus transportation to resort, two night lodging double occupancy at the Sugarbush Country Inn, lift tickets to two mountains, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak, continental breakfast for a price of $392.00 pp with deduction for IKON pass.

Sugarloaf, Maine, March 21-24. Price TB to include round trip bus transportation from Fitchburg to resort, three night lodging double occupancy, lift tickets, continental breakfast.

Membership benefits include free bus fare on all day trips; reduced lift tickets at ski areas, discounts for services, equipment in various ski shops in the area; provides the opportunity to ski with all levels of skiers, family skiing, improve skiing skills and enjoy fellowship both on and off the slopes; opportunity to join club race team; provides affiliation and benefits offered through membership in the Connecticut Ski Council and the New Jersey Ski Council. Membership is open to all skiers in New England and beyond. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the Month from September through April and are open.

For information on all ski trips, membership application form, meetings and events visit club website, www.montachusettskiclub.com , or contact Public Relations Director Julie Palioca, 978-537-7630.

CENTRAL MASS. SKI GROUP MEETING

The Central Mass. Ski Group will hold its first monthly meeting of the 2018-19 ski season on Oct. 10 at the Leominster Lodge of Elks, 134 North Main St., Leominster. A social hour runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m., which is then followed by an informative meeting. Slattery’s of Fitchburg will be offering a light menu for all attending to purchase.

At each meeting there are guest speakers from many ski areas, ski shops as well as our fun raffle. This month’s meeting will feature Sunday River Ski Resort, Mt. Cranmore, Bretton Woods, Zimmerman’s Ski Shop of Nashua, Strand’s Ski Shop of Worcester and a local favorite Tom Meyer of Wachusett Mountain.

This ski season Big Sky, Montana, and Grand Targhee, Wyoming, are the destinations for the two week trips. The Big Sky trip has sold out 55 seats in a week, but a few spaces are still available to Grand Targhee. The weekend trips this year are Sunday River, Stowe, Killington, Burke and Jay Peak. Skier Appreciation days are every weekend.

Membership in the Central Mass. Ski Group is open to everyone. Membership is currently at 1,600 members and we continue to grow. There are two types of memberships, Family ($35) and Individual ($25). A membership card is issued entitling members to many ski-related discounts.

The meeting schedule is Oct.10, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, and March 6. If you are interested and can’t make a meeting, all registrations can be done online.

For more information, visit the Central Mass. Ski Group website at www.skicmsg.com or contact Program Director Bruce Teittinen at 978-502-5463.

NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER HUNGER RUN 5K AND WALK

Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s seventh annual Hunger Run 5K road race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and will benefit Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley.

The Hunger Run 5K is professionally timed by Wilbur Race Systems and certified by USA Track and Field. The race begins at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road, at 11 a.m. and travels along the scenic back roads of Ayer and Groton. Walkers are also welcome to participate.

In addition to the Hunger Run, children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes (optional) and enjoy the “Harvest Half Mile Run.” Fun activities for the whole family will be available at the finish line. 5K registration is $20 in advance, $5 for the Half Mile Kids Run and $10 for 5K walkers.

Register by Monday, Oct. 1 and receive a free T-shirt. Registration the day of the event is from 9-10:15 a.m. To register, visit nashobamed.org/hunger-run-5k . For more information, please email gary.donia@steward.org .

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