A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Golf results

Sean McDonough won the 2017 Bill Heinz Concord City Juniors Championship at Concord Country Club. McDonough, who will be a junior at Concord High this fall, is expected to be one of the top players for the Crimson Tide.

Sue Perry, Cynthia Ross, Kathi Jordan, and Becky Gauthier won the ladies ribbon tournament at Concord Country Club with a two-ball, best-ball score of 129. Andy Jalbert, Mary Ruedig, Rachel Young and Terry Blake were second with a 134, just one stroke ahead of the team of Jean Verplanck, Geri Levesque, Brenda Thomas, and Carolyn Forbush. Two teams tied with fourth with scores of 136 – Teresa Ponn, Kim Hutton, Susan Edy and Mary Hogan; and Kathy Barnes, Gretchen Knapton, Cheryl Murphy and Helen Steenbeke in the other foursome.

Youth basketball

In third- and fourth-grade boys’ Sportszone summer league action, Bow Blue fell to Londonderry, 34-28. Offensively, Jake Reardon led Bow (3-5) with 12 points, while Tommy Tsouros chipped in two. Alex Cheney had several steals and Cameron Leonard added an assist.

The Bow Gold third- and fourth-grade boys’ team defeated the Salem Spartans, 49-14, in Sportszone summer league action. Brendan O’Keeffe had a career high 20 points. Peyton Larrabee (eight points) and Kyle Cimis (four points) also scored for Bow (6-2). Maddux Oosterveen played lock down defense in the win.

Bow-Larrabee defeated Bow-Brochu, 28-17, in Sportszone Summer League seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ action. Offensively, Alexandra Larrabee led the Larrabee team (3-6) with 12 points, followed by Jessica Chamberlin (eight), Makayla Trudel (four), Meghan Shippos (two) and Catherine Windsor (two). Lyndsey LaPerle paced the Brochu team (2-1-7) with nine points followed by Rachel Pelletier (four), Alli Boone (two) and Anne Marie Penney (one).

SNHU news

Hopkinton’s Courtney Benson, a junior at Southern New Hampshire University, assisted on the first goal for the SNHU women’s soccer team in its 3-1 preseason win against the Bermuda National Team. Benson spent the last two years at the College of Saint Rose before transferring to SNHU this year.

Hopkinton MS tryouts

Hopkinton Middle School sports begin on Aug. 28. All athletes must have a physical on file before participating. Times and locations for the first tryouts are as follows: field hockey 3:15-5:15 p.m. at the high school field hockey field; girls’ soccer 3:15-5:15 p.m. at Houston 3; boys’ soccer 3:15-5:15 p.m. at Houston 3; cross country 3:15-4:45 at Houston 1. There is also a “Meet the Middle School Coaches” on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Officials needed

NH High School Officials Volleyball Association (NHVOA) is seeking qualified applicants for the upcoming season. Classes will be held at NHTI in Concord on Sunday nights from 5-8 p.m. Classes will be on Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. The test will be given Oct. 1. The fee is $20. Attendance required at all sessions. If interested, please go to nhvoa.net and fill out the online application. Contact Terry Dostie with any questions at tdostie@aol.com.

NH Basketball Officials Association is seeking applications from individuals interested in officiating high school basketball. An introduction and the processing of applications will be held on Aug. 28. Classes will begin on Sept. 11. For more information contact Dennis Ordway at dennis.ordway@comcast.net.

NH Wrestling Officials Association is in need of apprentices. A minimum of two years experience in the sports as a coach or wrestler is required. Training is set to begin on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 396-8238 to reserve a seat.

NH Field Hockey Umpires Association is looking for officials for the upcoming season. The membership services the NHIAA member schools, along with prep and private schools in the state. Experience with sports and officiating is preferred but not necessary and training will be provided. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. For more information, email nhfhua@gmail.com.


NH Lightning USA/ASA softball is holding assessments for all of its fall 2018 Class A fast pitch teams at Martin Field in Concord on Sunday. Visit nhlightning.org for more information.

Concord Capitols middle school football is looking to add sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to the roster. If anyone is interested, email jdiachenko@gmail.com or register online at concordcaptiols.org. The Capitols will be at Martin Field on Iron Works Road on Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Derry Spartans basketball tryouts for their fall teams will be on Thursday at the Sportszone. Boys and girls in grades 3-6 have tryouts from 5:30-6:30 p.m., grades 7-8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and high school players from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Visit nhsportszone.com for more information.

Cap City Basketball tryouts will be held for the Cap City Select Travel/AAU team, Fall League (Concord), 3 vs. 3 Full-Court League (Manchester), and the Skills and Drills Group (Concord or Manchester). Tryouts will be held on Saturday at Bishop Brady and on Sunday and Aug. 27 at Bishop Brady and Ultimate Sports Academy. Visit capcitybasketball.com for tryout times, registration, and more information.

Adult indoor soccer leagues are being offered at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow for the fall men’s, women’s and adult coed leagues. All abilities are welcome. Games begin the week of Aug. 28 and are one night a week for eight weeks. Youth leagues (for ages 5-18) begin Nov. 3 and run for 12 weeks. To register call Fieldhouse Sports at 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. Visit fieldhousesports.com.

Rundlett Middle School fall sports online registration closes on Sept. 8. To register, sign into your PowerSchool Parent account at https://ps.sau8.or go directly to the CHS or RMS website. Look under the athletics tab for further directions. Tryouts and practices for boys’ and girls’ cross country (grades 6-8), field hockey (grades 6-8), boys’ and girls’ soccer (grades 7-8) and volleyball (grades 6-8) start on Aug. 31.

Seacoast Express United soccer is holding tryouts for their SUSC Emerging Talent Academy (for players born in 2008-2011) and SUSC Player Development (players born in 2004-2007) teams. Players will participate in two 12-week sessions. Session I (October-January) is focused skill development and small-sided play, while Session II (January-April) is focused on more intense training and competitive match play. Tryout dates for girls are on Sept. 13 from 5-6 p.m. (for birth years 2008-2010) and 6:15-7:15 p.m. (2006-2007 birth years).

Tryouts for boys are on Sept. 15 from 5-6 p.m. (birth years 2008-2010) and 6:15-7:15 p.m. (birth years 2006-2007). Contact mabdirizak@seacoastunitedexpress.org for more information or visit seacoastexpressunited.org.

Field Hockey Skills Clinics are being held at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow for boys and girls in grades K-2. The next session begins Sept. 14. Clinics meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for six weeks and are coached by Tracy Berube, a former Bow High varsity field hockey coach. Clinics for grades 3-6 begin Oct. 19.Cost is $65. To register call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. Visit FieldHouseSports.com.

Bow Recreation Ultimate Frisbee will have games this fall for grades 5-8. Games are played Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at Gosling Field in Bow. Registration is required through Bow Recreation. For more information call 228-2222.


Annual Bow boys soccer alumni game will be held on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. All past alumni are invited to attend. Bragging rights will be on the line, as the series stands tied at 10 wins for each side entering Thursday’s game.

Wanakee Wilderness 5K will be on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Wanakee, 75 Upper New Hampton Road, Meredith. Stay after the race for a chicken BBQ, swimming and boating at the camp. Register online at wanakeewilderness5k.com/ww5konlinereg2.asp. Pre-registration cost is $25. Race day registration is $30.

3rd Annual Skeleton Scramble golf tournament fundraiser will be on Sunday at Beaver Meadow Golf Course at 10 a.m. The fundraiser will help Concord’s Kyle Brown as he prepares to try to make the 2018 Olympic Skeleton Team this fall. Visit kylebrownskeleton.com to register.

Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic will be held at the Den Brae Golf Resort in suburban Sanbornton on Aug. 24 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Foursome fee is $360 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, chicken barbeque dinner and lots of prizes. Register your foursome or your sponsorship at townofboscawen.org, click on Old Home Day Committee. For further info visit lymancousens@comcast.net.

Franklin Savings Bank Granite State Open will be held at Loudon Country Club on Aug. 27. This is a charitable golf tournament with proceeds going to the Veterans Amputee Golf Association. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Teams play in pairs. There will be prizes and a raffle. To register or for more information, call 783-3372 ext.1 or email info@loudoncc.com.

11th Annual Davis & Towle Friendly Kitchen 5K will be held on Sept. 8 at NHTI. Help support the Friendly Kitchen by running or walking this flat and fast course. Awards and raffle immediately after race. 5K starts at 5:30 p.m. and children race at 6:15 p.m. There is also a corporate team competition. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu.

12th Annual Andover Lions Golf Classic will be on Sept. 18 at the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton. The tournament is a four-person scramble format. Any number of players up to foursomes will be accepted. Please indicate the field of competition for your entry (Open Competition, Ladies Competition, or Senior Competition). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the tournament starts with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $85 per person or $320 for a foursome. Extra shots are $5 each. An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the tournament is completed and all scores are posted. There will be prizes for first place teams as well as men’s and women’s drive closest to line and closest to the hole. There will also be a hole-in-one contest, putting contest and raffle drawing for various prizes. For more information call John Hanscom (748-0944), Howard George (735-5590) or Bill Leber (735-5144).

Live and Let Live Farm Golf Scramble will be on Sept. 25. Sign up forms are available at Canterbury Woods, Pembroke Pines and Ridgewood Country Clubs or by emailing GolfNH@aol.com. Price per player is $100 or $400 per foursome. You can sponsor the tournament for $25, $50 or $150. For additional details on becoming a sponsor please contact cperci33@gmail.com. This events title sponsor is Keeler Family Realty.

Friends of New England College Hockey Golf Outing will take place at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 21 with an 11 a.m. sign-up and a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $100 per person for 18 holes of golf, a cart, an NEC keepsake, barbecue and awards. To sing up or enter a team, contact John Lineberry at john@lineberrytennis.com or mail your check to Friends of NEC Hockey P.O. Box 1233, Concord, NH, 03302-1233,


Concord Parks and Recreation will offer NFL Flag Football this fall for boys and girls age 6 to 11. The league runs Sundays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. Ages 6 to 8 meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 9 to 11 meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 25.

Concord Parks and Recreation will offer the Mini Kickers soccer program to children ages 2 to 3. The class runs Wednesdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Concord Parks and Recreation offers the Cave Girl field hockey program to help young players in grades two through five develop their game. The instructional league will include two to three games with other area recreational field hockey programs. The league plays Sundays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Little Strikers Indoor Soccer Skills Clinics, for ages 3-6, begins Sept. 9 at Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow. Clinics meet Saturday mornings for five weeks. Cost is $40 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) and $50 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6). T-shirt included. To register call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive. Visit FieldHouseSports.com for more information.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School is looking for the following coaching positions for the 2017-18 school year: (fall) girls’ varsity soccer assistant, boys’ varsity soccer assistant, boys’ JV soccer, varsity field hockey assistant; (winter) boys’ varsity basketball assistant, Alpine skiing and boys’ varsity ice hockey head coach and assistant coach. If interested in any of these opportunities please email Annie Alosa, Director of Athletics, at aalosa@bishopbrady.edu or send resume and information to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, 03301.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking coaches for the following sports: varsity softball, varsity baseball, and JV baseball. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director at 942-5531 mskidds@coebrown.org.

Concord High School is looking for a JV volleyball coach and girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coaches. 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 to fill coaching positions for its boys’ basketball ‘A’ team and girls’ basketball ‘B’ 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 a head football coach, assistant football coach, assistant track and field coach and a head field hockey coach. 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 vacancy: boys’ JV soccer head coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org.

Hopkinton Middle High School is hiring for the following coaching positions: varsity cross country assistant, varsity Nordic assistant, middle school Nordic and middle school boys’ basketball. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity swimming and varsity boys’ volleyball. 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, NH 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Merrimack Valley High School has openings for boys’ varsity and JV lacrosse coaches. Experience at the high school level is preferred. Contact Kevin O’Brien, Athletic Administrator at kobrien@mvsdpride.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 Fred Vezina at fvezina@sau53.org.

Winnisquam Regional High School is looking for a head cross country coach and a middle school head cheerleading coach. If interested, send a letter of interest, coaching resume and Winnisquam Regional School District application form to, Athletic Director Brian Contorchick, Winnisquam Regional High School, 435 West Main Street, Tilton, 03276, or at bcontorchick@wrsdsau59.org.

Players needed

Concord Capitols Football and Cheer is looking for football players and cheerleaders in grades K-8. The league offers flag football and tackle football. Anyone interested in signing up please contact Jen at jdiachenko@gmail.com or 608-7470. More information can be found at concordcapitols.org

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.

Seacoast Express United is looking for soccer players born from 2003 to 2008 to join Seacoast’s Pre-Academy and Premier teams. Players will participate in a 10-month total player development program with licensed and professional coaches and take part in high level showcase tournaments. Contact Mo Abdirizak at mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com or 415-0146.

Concord Crew is looking for small, smart, youth from any capital region school to join Concord Crew as coxswains, to direct the efforts of our rowing athletes and steer our racing shells. No experience needed. Visit concordcrew.org for more information. Contact jay.printzlau@concordcrew.org.