A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Gregory Ardine (right) carded a hole-in-one at the Country Club of New Hampshire’s Black Fly Open. Courtesy

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gregory Ardine collected a $5,000 gift certificate from M.J. Harrington Jewlers after he connected for a hole-in-one at the Black Fly Open at the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton. It was the first ever hole-in-one for Ardine, and just the second time the hole-in-one prize was claimed at the Black Fly Open.

JV results

Ryan Merchant pitched seven innings and struck out three without allowing an earned run as the Concord JV baseball team beat Manchester Memorial, 8-3. Sal Rinaldi had two hits to lead the Crimson Tide offense while Adrien Kennedy, Thomas Duhaime, Eflio Shtino and Chase Langevin each had a hit

The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team beat Keene, 11-5. Ananya Nadeau, Emily Forward, Erin Doherty (four groundballs), Gea Asher, Maggie Connolly, Nicole Toler and Quinn Daniels (five draw controls) all scored for the Tide, and Jill Curley played well in goal.

The Hopkinton JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Pelham, 11-3. Emily Metzger (four goals), Sophia Staples-Roy (three goals) and Sophie Locke (two goals) led the Hopkinton offense. mid-fielders Midfielders Sydney Stockwell and Fiona Bean and defenders Lilia Klingler and Maddie Rhynhart also played well for the Hawks.

Middle school results

Behind solid pitching and seven stolen bases from Connor Wachsmuth (two RBI), Bow Memorial beat Sanborn Middle School, 12-4. Ryan Leonard (two RBI, four stolen bases), Jack Hyslop (RBI, three stolen bases, defense) and Evan Provost (great defense behind the plate) all played well for Bow.

Memorial also had a 1-1 tie with Hampstead Middle School that saw Connor Treybig pitch well and Nick Aubrey throw around some leather in the outfield.

H-D fall sports

Hillsboro-Deering High will have signups for the 2017 fall sports season on June 6 at 2:20 p.m. The girls’ soccer team will meet in 222, golf in 221, girls’ volleyball in the cafeteria and boys’ soccer, bass fishing and cross country will meet in the gymnasium.

Players needed

Concord Sunset Baseball League is looking for players, coaches and sponsors for the upcoming season. Call Steve at 496-3674 or 224-3377 ext. 16.

Central Force girls’ AAU basketball is looking for two girls to fill out their high school roster until June. Call Mark at 340-1281 with any questions.

U16 ASA Junior Olympic New England Fusion Gold softball team is looking for one player to finalize its roster. Contact Mike Bernier at 513-8018 or at michael.bernier@myfairpoint.net.

NH Lightning 18U ASA Softball team is looking to round out its roster for the 2017 tournament season. We will play in five tournaments from June until end of July. Please contact head coach Stu Beckett at scb7201@gmail.com for more information. Training is currently underway. More program information can be found at nhlightning.org.

Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for players to fill its 16U roster and one player for the 14U roster. Interested athletes and parents should contact Bill at wclary@iCloud.com for 14U team information and Shawn at Shawndg72@hotmail.com for 16U team information.

Capital Soccer Club is seeking a U13 (2004 birth year) goalkeeper and U14 (2003 birth year) players for its elite teams playing in the Northeast Soccer League (Maple). See club information at capitalsoccerclub-nh.com. Contact Ben Stephenson at 491-3819.


Concord Crew is offering a learn-to-row program for middle school and high school students. No experience is needed. Session 1 is June 26-July 20 and Session 2 is July 24-August 17. Clinics run Mondays through Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. behind the Everett Arena. Contact info@concordcrew.org with questions and register by June 10 at concordcrew.org.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps information for the summer can be found at hogancamps.com or 340-1719. Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI is June 19-23, Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp is June 25-27, Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp is at NHTI from June 28-30 and the 24th annual Specialty Basketball Camp is July 23-27.

UNH women’s lacrosse summer camp will be held June 26-28. The camp is open to girls entering grades 6-12 in the 2017-18 academic year. There are commuter and overnight options. Cost is $375 for the commuter option and $450 for overnight campers. There is a group/team discount available for overnight campers. Register online on the women’s lacrosse home page at unhwildcats.com. Contact UNH women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kate Gunts with any camp specific questions or to receive the group/team discount code at 203-722-5335 or kate.gunts@unh.edu.

Hawks Softball Camp, run by Hopkinton varsity softball coach Dan Meserve, is open to all area girls ages 7-13. The camp runs June 26-29 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun. Cost is $80 and includes a t-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org if you would like a brochure.

UNH women’s basketball camp is now accepting registrations for girls in grades 2-9 as of the fall of 2017. Session One will run June 26-30. Session Two will run from July 10-14. Both camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday and camp ending at 2 p.m. on Friday. To register go to unhwildcats.com/camps. For more details contact assistant coach Kelsey Hogan at kelsey.hogan@unh.edu or 862-4059.

Concord Recreation Youth Tennis Camp for ages 8 to 14 will run June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Players will be challenged at their own level of play. Camp will also include junior team tennis matches. Visit concordparksandrec.com for more information.

UNH field hockey summer camps are now accepting registrations for three 2017 camps: session I (June 28-July 1), session II (July 5-8) and a youth clinic (July 6-7). Session I and II are open to junior high and high school students (as of fall 2017). There are overnight ($475) and commuter ($375) options for both sessions. The youth clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. and is open to ages 5-12. The cost is $35 per day or $60 for both days. To register for session I and session II go to unhwildcats.com/sports/2015/6/23/Camps.aspx.

For specific camp questions or to register for the Youth Clinic, please contact Ross Gorham at Ross.gorham@unh.edu or 422-2925. Please contact Carrie Kimball at ckimball@unh.edu with questions.

Southern New Hampshire University 37th Annual New Hampshire All-Star Basketball School will be hosted by SNHU head basketball coach Stan Spirou. Boys and girls ages 8-16 can attend either one or both sessions, July 10-14 and/or July 17-21. For more information and to register visit nhallstarcamp.com.

Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six different towns around the state. Forms are printable from hogancamps.com along with information, tuition and other important facts about the camps. July 10-13 at Littleton High School, July 10-14 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. Gilford Middle School and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 during the week of July 17-21.

UNH women’s soccer camps are now open for registration. The 2017 Junior Wildcat Girls Soccer Camp will be held from July 10-13. All female players in grades 1-5 (as of the 2017-18 academic year) are invited to register. Each day runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This session costs $180. The 2017 UNH Girls Soccer Overnight Camp will be held from July 16-19. This session is open to all female player in grades 6-12 (as of the 2017-18 academic year). The overnight option costs $530 and the commuter option totals $430. For more details go to UNHWildcats.com or contact UNH assistant coach Amanda Webb at Amanda.Webb@unh.edu.

Crimson Tide Summer Cheerleading Camp hosted by Concord High School cheerleaders will be held from July 10-14. It is open to all incoming second- through eighth-graders and will be held at eXtreem Cheer in Bow. Flyers are available at elementary schools via physical education teachers. For more information contact coach Laura Owen at Lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

IHB Youth Baseball Camp to benefit Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth will be held July 10-14 at Pembroke Academy. The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13. Cost is $80 per camper which includes two tickets to the Fisher Cats on July 14. To register or find out more information visit ihbbaseball.net or contact Camp Director John Bly at coachbly@comcast.net or 558-1320.

Seacoast Express United soccer camps will be held this summer. Passing and Finishing Camp will run July 10-14 from 5-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $100. Seacoast United Express Elite Day Camp will be July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 31 College Drive in Concord. Cost is $220. Seacoast United Express Community Camp is Aug. 7-11 from 4-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $120. For more information on all camps and to register go to seacoastunited.com.

Concord Recreation Little Hitters Tennis for ages 4-5 will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 11-20. Visit concordparksandrec.com for times and prices.

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI July 17-21 for boys and girls in grades 1-3, and a second session for grades 4-11 under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson.

Concord Recreation lacrosse camp for grades three through nine will be held July 17-21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Merrimack Valley lacrosse Coach Sean O’Brien will instruct. Visit concordparksandrec.com for more information.

Bow High basketball clinic hosted by the girls’ varsity players and coaches will be holding a clinic July 24-27 from 6-8 p.m. at Bow High School. For more information and to register visit sites.google.com/bownet.org/bhsgirlsbasketballclinic/home.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School has the following coaching vacancies: girls’ JV soccer and boys’ JV soccer. Please email Andy Lathrop, Director of Athletics, at alathrop@bishopbrady.edu or send information to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, 03301.

Concord High School is looking for a boys’ freshman soccer coach, girls’ freshman soccer coach, girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coaches and a girls’ varsity basketball coach. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, 03301 or email:smello@sau8.org.

Rundlett Middle School is looking coaches for its field hockey ‘A’ team and girls’ soccer ‘A’ team. Please send resumes and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education and Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord or email smello@sau8.org.

Franklin High School has the following coaching vacancies: head JV baseball coach and head varsity field hockey coach. Franklin Middle School is also looking for an assistant track and field coach and a head coach for field hockey. All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies: head boys’ JV soccer coach, head cross country coach and a football line coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, and click on employment, then athletics and fill out application.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity boys’ soccer, varsity football assistant and varsity girls’ basketball. Send a current resume, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, 03281 or mark.searles@sau24.org.

Pembroke Academy is seeking a varsity girls’ soccer assistant coach for the 2017 fall season. Prior coaching or playing experience preferred. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to mdesilets@sau53.org and pfamulari@sau53.org.


Weare Post 65 Junior Legion baseball tryouts will be held on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at John Stark Regional High School. Players under the age of 18 are eligible and should not turn 18 in the 2017 calendar year. View more information about the league at newhampshireamericanlegionbaseball.com/baseball4A.html. Email or call Coach Pelletier with any questions at dennis.pelletier@jsrhs.net or 361-2961.

Concord High School fall sports registrations will be open from Tuesday-Aug. 1. Athletes must register online within this timeframe.

Concord Flyers girls track and field program will be opening the season with a practice on May 31 at Memorial Field in Concord from 5:30-7 p.m. All girls in grades 3-8 who are interested are welcome to attend. Practices normally take place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. that run through late July. Practice meets are on Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and competitive meets are on Thursday evenings at Livingston Park in Manchester. Registration fee for new team members is $90. The fee includes a uniform. For more information contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or 731-0765 or at jackf428@hotmail.com.

Seacoast United Express soccer tryouts for its Pre-Academy and Premier teams for the 2017-18 season on the following dates and times. Age groups are determined by birth year. Boys 2008-10 (June 5 and June 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.), boys 2006-07 (June 5 and June 7 from 6:30-8 p.m.), boys 2003-05 (June 12 and June 14 from 5-6:30 p.m.), boys 1999-2002 (June 12 and June 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.), girls 2008-10 (June 6 and June 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.), girls 2006-07 (June 6 and June 8 from 6:30-8 p.m.), girls 2003-05 (June 13 and June 15 from 5-6:30 p.m.), girls 1999-2002 (June 13 and June 15 from 6:30-8 p.m.). For more information go to seacoastunitedexpress.org.

Concord Recreation summer tennis league for ages 16 and older will run Tuesdays from June 13-July 25 from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from June 15 to July 20 from 6-7 p.m. Games will be held at Memorial Field. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.

Concord Recreation boys middle school basketball league will be held Sundays from June 25- July 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Green Street Community Center. League is 3-vs-3 and is for boys in grades 6-8.

Volunteers needed

Concord Babe Ruth League is in need of Board Members including a Treasurer. Contact minerys@comcast.net for information.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball, serving Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury and Andover, is seeking volunteers for the coming year, including several board positions. Please contact Chris Drew at 568-2358 or sully0923@yahoo.com for more information.


Kearsarge Wildcats football and cheerleading information meeting will be held on Monday at Maple Street School in Hopkinton (7 p.m.), and Wednesday at Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School at 7 p.m.. Boys and girls in grades 1-8 from the towns of Hopkinton, Hillsboro, Deering, Washington, Windsor, Warner, Sunapee, Bradford, Newbury, Springfield, Wilmot, Sutton and New London are welcome

Concord High School fall sports meetings for students entering grades 10-12 interested in participating in a fall sport must attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the high school. Meetings for the teams will meet in the following rooms: girls’ cross country (room 4027), boys’ cross country (room 4015), field hockey (W2013), golf (W2042), football (gym), girls’ soccer (W3087), boys’ soccer (W3090), spirit (W2047), volleyball (W2037). Any eighth graders at Rundlett who are intested in playing a fall sport at Concord High this fall must attend an information meeting on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at Rundlett. Girls will meet in the New Activity Room and boys will meet in the Multipurpose Room. Anyone interested in playing football should meet in the RMS Gym.

Concord City B men’s tennis tournament is scheduled for June 12 and is sponsored by the Bow Brook Club. Deadline for registration is June 8. Singles entry is $20. Doubles entry is $30 per team. Contact Jeffrey Siegel at cgulls@comcast.net for more information or to register.

Concord Recreation parent/child tennis tournament for ages six and older will be held June 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Memorial Field. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.

Concord Capitols Youth Football and Cheer has started a gofundme.com drive as it tries to dig out of a financial deficit. To donate or learn more, go to gofundme.com/concord-capitols-youth-football.