A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
JV results

The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Mount Royal Academy, 2-0. David Price and Connor Daniels scored for the Hawks. Thomas Hoffman and Sam Brown played well on defense and Price and Steven Newton-Delgado split time in goal for the shutout.

The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team defeated Mount Royal to improve to 3-0. Annie Higginbotham scored midway through the first half and the Hawks continued a strong offensive effort throughout the remainder of the game. Sophia Staples-Roy and Elizabeth Berliner anchored the defense.

The Concord JV field hockey team fell to Merrimack, 5-1. Erin Doherty scoring the only goal for Concord. Grace Leonard played strong offense and Caitlyn Simms played strong defense.

The John Stark JV boys’ soccer team lost to Plymouth, 2-1. Nathan Isabelle scored for John Stark. The defense played strong for the Generals, while midfielders Joshua Reynolds and Brady Philibotte also played well.

The Merrimack Valley JV football team beat Hanover, 38-32. Noah Miller led the offense, completing 8-of-11 passes and throwing two touchdown passes to Andrew Roy. Brody Allen and Thomas Gandarilla led the team in tackles. Azelin Hodge had an interception with two minutes left and MV ran out of the clock from there.

Middle school results

The Rundlett boys’ A soccer team opened the season with a 5-0 win over Woodbury Middle School. Luk Sar Mukhiya opened the scoring on an assist from Nick Dibuono, followed by goals from Sharief Kahn, Max Grant and Sujan Bhujel. Kody Rashed scored on a penalty kick. Salvatore Aubin, Garrett Miskoe and Daniel Revellese led a strong defensive effort. Max Lahey earned the shutout in goal and stopped a penalty kick.

The Rundlett boys’ B1 soccer team came back from a 4-1 deficit to tie Rundlett B2. After falling behind 4-1. Davis Foley scored two second half goals to garner the tie.

The Hopkinton girls’ soccer team defeated Weare, 4-0. Olivia Cressy (two goals), Maddy Follansbee and Melana Curley scored for Hopkinton. Louise Bishop and Curley had assists.

The Rundlett field hockey A team beat Bow, 1-0. Megan Aslanian scored the goal, assisted by Camille Armaganian.

The Hopkinton boys’ soccer team defeated Bow, 1-0. The lone goal was scored off a corner kick from Ryan Brown to Brendan Elrick.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery & Landscaping Pee Wee I squad opened the season with a 4-2 victory over Cambridge, Mass. Sam Foulds, Avery Condon, Evan Crandlemire and Henry Brochu scored. They were assisted by Cam Plumb, Gage Winter, Nathaniel Johnson, Tyler Fennelly and Alex Hanson. Brady Cloutier played an outstanding game in net.

The RBC-Royal Bank of Canada Concord girls met defeated the Seacoast Spartans, 9-0. Goals were scored by Sophia Branch, Sophia Payne and Camdyn Despres.

The Concord Capitals U10 girls lost to the Worcester Lady Crusaders, 3-0.

The Concord Coach Lines Squirt 1 team defeated Belmont, Mass., 6-1. Rowan had two goals and two assists, Carter Doherty a goal and two assists and Jackson Chadwick, Brayden Beauregard and Patrick Owen each had a goal. Tad Stokes and Garrett Bishop both played well defensively for the Caps.

Youth basketball

In Cap City basketball NCAA League action, Kentucky topped Duke, 29-19. Duke’s Jack Brooks led a late-game comeback attempt with 10 points. Kentucky’s Colin Dube scored 12 points and had five steals.

UCLA defeated Kentucky, 19-18, in Cap City NCAA action. Dylan Jolicoeur led Kentucky with eight points. UCLA’s Gabe Menchion had nine points and nine rebounds.

UCLA defeated Duke in Cap City NCAA League action, 16-12. Noah Whipple led UCLA with seven points and eight reobunds. Jackson Reed led Duke with six points.

In Cap City NBA East action, the Bulls defeated the Hawks, 48-46. Moses Carr scored 22 points for the Bulls. Japhet Nduwayo led the Hawks with 19 points and seven rebounds.

In Cap City NBA East action, the Knicks topped the Heat, 46-43. Ethan Gray led the Heat with 12 points. Gaudette scored 16 points for the Knicks.

In Cap City NBA West action, the Jazz topped the Thuner, 51-47. Ivan Yen scored 23 points for the Jazz. Gumee Mbata-Aboro led the Thunder with 14 points and four three-pointers.

In Cap City NBA West action, the Warriors beat the Lakers, 53-48. Quinton Pincoske led the Warriors with 16 points. Tyler Mackey led the Lakers with 14 points.

In Cap City NBA West action the Rockets defeated the Clippers, 55-48. Isaac Jarvis scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Zack Furlong had 19 points to lead the Clippers.

Golf results

Steve White and Mark Douglas tied for first place in the Two-Ball Best Ball event at Concord Country Club with Tim O’Meara and Erle Pierce. Both teams schot 63s. O’Meara and Steve Davis came in second with a 65. The ladies of Concord Country Club played a Stableford point quota. There was a four-way tie for first place between Kathy Barnes, Chris Friedman, Gretchen Knapton and Sue Edy. All four ladies finished an impressive five points above their quota.

College standouts

Bow’s Josh LaCasse and Hooksett’s Matt Paradis finished third and tied for seventh, respectively, to lead the Southern New Hampshire University golf team to a victory at the 10-team Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational. Teammate Sam Riemer earned medalist honors, carding a two-day total of 144. LaCasse, a junior, shot a 148 and Paradis, a sophomore, carded a 150.

Salisbury flag football

Salisbury Recreation is looking to start a Coed NFL Flag Football program for children in Salisbury, and is open to children in the surrounding Merrimack Valley towns. League is open for both boys and girls, ages 8-12. Cost will be $35 per player which includes an NFL flag team reversible jersey. The season will run from mid-September through October. Every effort will be made not to conflict with Merrimack Valley soccer leagues so that those children wishing to do both sports can do so. Email Kathleen Doyle at salisburyrec@gmail.com if your child is interested in participating. Deadline for responses has been extended to Saturday.

Seacoast indoor soccer

Seacoast Express United will be offering adult and junior indoor soccer leagues throughout the winter months. A women’s league will be starting on Oct. 23 and run for 12 weeks. Men’s over-30 league will be starting Oct. 29. Team and individual registrations are available. For prices and more information contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

Officials needed

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.


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 Oct. 11 from 5-6 p.m. (birth years 2008-2010) and 6:15-7:15 p.m. (birth years 2006-2007). Tryout dates for boys are Oct. 16 from 5-6 p.m. (2008-2010 birth years) and from 6:15-7:15 p.m. (2006-2007 birth years). Contact mabdirizak@seacoastunitedexpress.org for more information or visit seacoastexpressunited.org.

Tune-Up Basketball League will be held at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith for boys and girls in grades 6-10 to prepare for the upcoming season. The league is open to players from area towns. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. All games will be played at ILES. The 10-game schedule begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 11. Registration fee is $50. Registration forms are available by contacting John Carrigg at jcarrigg@metrocast.net.

Youth indoor soccer leagues are being offered at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. All abilities are welcome. 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.

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.


Franklin High School New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Football Game will be on Saturday at home against Winnisquam. Entrance to the game will be free of charge with a donation of a minimum two non-perishable food items. All proceeds from the game will go to the Twin Rivers Food Pantry in Franklin. Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, soups, pasta, sauce and canned fruits or vegetables. Contact Franklin Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org with any questions.

12th Annual Andover Lions Golf Classic will be on Monday 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 held 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.

Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse program golf fundraiser will be held on Oct. 1 at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor. The event is open to all Plymouth State faculty, staff, coaches, athletes, alumni, families and friends. Tee-off takes place at 11 a.m. Event will include a round of golf, food, prizes and various raffles. For additional information or to register contact Colin Claflin at 339-933-2590 or cdclaflin@plymouth.edu.

MVHS 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament will be held at Loudon Country Club on Oct. 7. The cost is $300 per foursome and registration will take place between 8:00-8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Registration forms can be found at mvhs.mvsdpride.org.

Concord Little League will be holding its annual meeting Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell on 214 Main St. All member families are welcome to attend the meeting. People who are interested in a board position are asked to contact the league at concordnhlittleleague@gmail.com with their intent by Oct. 1.

Friends of New England College Hockey Golf Outing will take place at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on 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.


NH Comets softball clinics put will be held Tuesday and Sept. 19 at Sanel Park. The clinics are open to all ages and will start at 5 p.m. It is encouraged to bring a bat, helmet and glove.

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 Thursday. 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.

Seacoast United Baseball Club is offering a series of skills classes this fall in Concord. The club’s Gap-to-Gap Hitting Clinic and General Skills Development Class will take place on Tuesdays from Sept. 19-Oct. 17. All ages are welcome and the cost for each clinic is $80. To register, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

Tri Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is accepting applications for both its Fall Learn To Play Hockey and Mite Development programs. Call 485-1100 or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com for more information or to enroll.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School is looking for the following coaching positions for the 2017-18 school year: (winter) girls’ varsity hockey assistant, boys’ varsity basketball assistant, a head alpine skiing coach and a head swimming coach; (spring) boys’ lacrosse assistant, head girls’ lacrosse coach and a head boys’ tennis 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 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 vacancy: head JV basketball coach. Franklin Middle School is also looking for a head football coach, boys’ basketball coach for the ‘A’ team, 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.

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 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.

Winnisquam Regional High School is looking for 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.

New England College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of JV men’s ice hockey coach. Duties include organizing and conducting all evening practices and attending weekend games. The successful candidate should have playing and/or coaching experience. This is a part-time position beginning in October and includes a stipend. Please send inquiries and resume to tcarroll@nec.edu.

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 Soccer is looking for boys born from 2003 to 2008 and girls born from 2005 to 2008 to join their teams. Seacoast’s boys’ Pre-Academy and Premier teams are seeking players. Players will participate in a 10-month total player development program with licensed and professional coaches and take part in high level showcase tournaments. Seacoast’s girls’ Premier team is seeking a couple players born in 2005 in addition to its other teams. Contact Mo Abdirizak at mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com or 415-0146 for boys’ teams and Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for girls’ teams.

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

NH Comets 12U Blue team is looking to add a pitcher and catcher to complete its 2018 season roster. To schedule a tryout or for more information call 856-5840.