A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • From left: Caleb Yeung, Dawson Francher and Owen Webber were crowned EJEPL 10U Hockey All-Star champions. Courtesy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
JV results

The Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team beat Derryfield, 7-6, and improved its season record to 11-1. Freshman Ben Tobeler scored the game-winning run and sophomore Sean Miclette also scored. Aiden Roy was strong in the defensive end to help preserve the win.

The John Stark JV baseball team beat Hanover, 4-1. Treyten Williams threw a complete game with eight strikeouts, two hits and one earned run. The Generals were led at the plate by CJ Drabble with two hits and a stolen base. Tyler Hazzard chipped in with a RBI, stolen base and a run scored. Jaimason Lacasse stroked a two-run triple in the sixth inning to provide some insurance runs for Stark.

The St. Paul’s JV baseball team defeated Hopkinton, 9-5. Zach Conroy threw 3⅔ innings in relief for Hopkinton with one earned run and three strikeouts. Larsen Burack tossed two scoreless frames to close the game. The Hawks scored four runs in the third inning on seven walks, a fielder’s choice, a wild pitch and a passed ball. In the fifth, Jack Horne (2-for-2) went first-to-third on a single to right by Darren Early and scored on a passed ball. Shepyrd Murdough played well on defense with four putouts in centerfield. Jack Vallari also had four putouts and two assists at second base.

The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team lost to Bedford, 12-6. Nicole Toler won four draw controls. Goals were scored by Emily Forward, Maggie Connolly, Quinn Daniels, Gea Asher, Erin Doherty and Ella Doherty. Ananya Nadeau had three saves in net and Hannah Waite played solid defense.

Freshman results

The Concord freshman baseball team beat Merrimack, 9-1. Kyle Hill had three hits while Jamie Huffman, Will Shoemaker and Matt Burns all had two hits. Logan Otto, Myles Muir and Peter Geschwinder all had hits. Hill pitched seven innings with five strikeouts and no earned runs.

Middle school results

Emma Crawford and Abby Simpson drove in three runs each as Hopkinton softball defeated Sunapee. Olivia Bradfield added a pair of hits and Abby Condon drove in a run for the Hawks.

The Hopkinton Middle School baseball team lost to Sunapee, 7-6, in a non-league game. The Hawks were led with hits by Garret Rizzo, Vincent Bailey and Riley Gagnon. The Hawks host Epping in the Tri-County playoffs next week.

Youth baseball

The Bow Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team defeated Rowley Agency, 5-3. Nick DiBuono was strong on the mound for Rowley. Hayden Ford reached base twice and Brayden Wolff scored a run. Ryan Lover, Brady True and Ian Soucy pitched a combined one-hitter for Hooks.

Youth softball

The Hopkinton A-Market Babe Ruth softball team beat Concord National Under Armour, 13-4, in AAA action. A-Market was led in hits by Leia Branham, Gemma Rawson and some strong defense by Aubrey Weldon, who turned a double-play. Under Armour was led by Molly Ford, Macy Sprague and Lela Thorne.

Merrimack County Savings Bank Seniors (Concord) tied Banks (Hopkinton). Concord’s Kearra Cerasoli was strong on defense and Lilly Egounis hit well and worked hard at first base. Hopkinton’s Abby Simpson played well at third base. Hopkinton saw some strong pitching from Jordyn Barrett and Kally Murdough, who also got two hits each.

Youth lacrosse

The Concord Crush U10 girls’ lacrosse team shutout the Londonderry Menace, 9-0. Biyonca Judge led the defense and Lilly Merrill netted a goal. Maddie Short and Findlay Gibson passed the ball well for the Crush.

Youth hockey

The EJEPL Peewee Minor All-Star team went 5-0 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass., to claim the championship. Caleb Yeung, Dawson Francher and Owen Webber (above) represented the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs.

Unified result

The Pembroke Academy unified volleyball team lost to Merrimack, 2-1. The Spartans (1-3) rallied in the second set to win, 25-21, and force a third set. However, the Tomahawks (2-2) came out with strong serves and won the set. Naomi Harris was Pembroke’s greatest strength in the second set, and Preston McAllistar had a very strong game serving. “We are a building team this year and the amazing plays that each of these athletes make is hope for the coming years,” Pembroke Coach Melissa Miner said.

College standout

Center Barnstead’s Sahara Brown, of the Southern New Hampshire University track and field team, received all-region distinction after registering the season’s top performance in javelin. Brown threw the javelin 44.76 meters at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invite on April 29, 1.16 meters past the next-closest athlete.

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 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 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.

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 girls’ soccer, varsity boys’ soccer, varsity swim and varsity football assistant. 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.


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

Pembroke Summer Recreation Program registration will be held on May 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on June 3 from 10-11 a.m. at Pembroke Town Hall. The eight-week program is open to all Pembroke or Allenstown children in grades 1-6. The program is set to run from June 26 to August 18 and will be held at Memorial Field in Pembroke from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of the program is $55 per week. Contact Sarah at pembrokesummerrec@gmail.com, or at 848-9677 with any questions.

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.

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 room 222, golf in room 221, girls’ volleyball will meet in the cafeteria and boys’ soccer, bass fishing and cross country will meet in the gymnasium.

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.