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 19, 2017

JV results

The John Stark JV boys’ soccer team defeated Kennett in John Stark’s homecoming match on Saturday, 8-0. Cameron Doyle scored four goals and Joey L’Heureux scored two for John Stark. Christian Barr and Emmet Rinehimer each scored single tallies.

The Hopkinton JV field hockey team lost to Stevens, 2-1. Maddie Bishop scored Hopkinton’s goal. Myah Kerbison and Meggie Hayley played well.

Middle school results

The Weare Wildcats field hockey A team defeated Merrimack Valley, 3-1. Isabella Pelletier scored the all three goals for Weare. Molly Coyle added two assists and Aubrey Fischer added one and played a strong midfield game. Jackie O’Donnell led a stingy defense.

The Weare field hockey B team defeated Merrimack Valley, 5-0. Edie Fischer earned the shutout in net and Molly Coyle added two goals. The other Weare goals were scored by Reagan Fischer, Reilly Winward and Isabella Pelletier.

The Rundlett boys’ soccer. A team tied Ross Lurgio Middle School, 1-1. Sujan Bhujel scored on an assist from Kody Rashed Rundlett’s defense led by Dan Revellese, Sal Aubin and Garrett Miskoe. Max Lahey turned away numerous tough shots on goal to secure the tie.

The Rundlett girls’ soccer team lost to Ross Lurgio Middle School, 3-1. Mary Martinson scored for Rundlett. Jenita Graham and Paige Cutting played great defense.

The Bow Memorial School girls’ soccer team improved to 2-1 in a thrilling last-minute win over Raymond. Addison Trefethen scored two goals in the last two minutes of the match. Madison Roberge, Lindsey Laperle, Ava Kehas and Ally Boone also played well.

The Hopkinton Hawks boys’ soccer team improved to 4-0-1 with a 4-2 victory over Hampstead. Owen O’Brian (two goals) led the offense and Payton Marshall played strong defense against Hampstead’s best player. The Hawks also defeated AOD and tied Kearsarge last week. The solid defensive play of Hunter Boissy, Brendan Elrick, Marshall and Garrett Fitzgerald led the Hawks.

The Hopkinton girls’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 3-1. Maddie Follansbee scored two goals and Melana Curley scored one. Olivia Cressy recorded an assist.

The Hopkinton field hockey team suffered a 3-2 loss to Winnisquam. Ashley Ogden and Rose Finlayson each had one goal and one assist for Hopkinton.

Youth soccer

The Rundlett boys B1 team defeated Hopkinton, 6-0, in Merrimack Soccer League seventh- and eighth-grade action. Manor Khatri scored two goals to lead Rundlett.

Youth basketball

Week two results of the Cap City Fall Leagues are below.

In NCAA League action, Kentucky edged UCLA, 22-18. Brendan O’Keefe led Kentucky with eight points and nine rebounds. Moses White led UCLA with seven points. UCLA defeated Duke with a last-minute bucket, 17-16. Kyle Cimis led UCLA with six points and two assists. Duke’s Ryan Stephenson had six points. Duke defeated Kentucky, 27-21. Tommy Weaver led Duke with six points and eight rebounds. Dylan Lake chipped in with seven points for Kentucky.

In NBA East League action, the Bucks topped the Hawks, 40-34. Shawn O’Neil led the Bucks with 13 points. Josh Pfefferle led the Hawks with six points and four steals. The Bucks defeated the Bulls, 45-41. Nick Badowian scored 20 points for the Bucks. Noah Durham led the Bulls with 13 points. The Bulls defeated the Knicks, 32-29. Carson Dodd scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds for the Bulls. Giovanni Nevares led the Knicks with 10 points. The Hawks defeated the Heat, 33-26. Nathan Nelson netted 18 points for the Hawks. Ethan Capsalis led the Heat with 10 points.

In NBA West League action, the Lakers defeated the Rockets, 49-47. Preston Wallace (21 points) scored the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left in overtime. Chris Burke led the Rockets with 21 points. The Warriors defeated the Thunder, 48-38. Gabriel Amnott led the Thunder with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Gabe Marquis led the Warriors with 13 points and five assists. The Jazz beat the Clippers, 44-38. Eli Gove scored 12 points and had eight rebounds for the Jazz. Jonah Voveris had seven points, five assists and three steals for the Clippers.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery & Landscaping Pee Wee I team defeated the New Hampshire East Eagles, 4-1. Cam Plumb scored twice and added an assist to lead the Capitals. Gage Winter had a goal and an assist and Finn Benoit added a goal. Sam Foulds and Nick Martel each had two assists and Avery Condon had one. Brady Cloutier and Colin Logan turned away a number of tough shots in net.

The Concord Youth Hockey Concord Orthopedics Bantam fell to Lynnfield-Saugus, 2-1. Donovan Hayes (goal), Hunter Coleman (defense) and Kalan Gaudreault (goalie) played well for Concord.

The Concord Capitals Bantam 1 team defeated Triboro, Mass. (3-1) and Andover, Mass. (11-0) over the weekend. Against Triboro, Zach Drew, Tyler Coskren and Noah Drew scored goals for Concord. Mike Stoddard had three assists. Against Andover, Joey Tarbel (three goals), Stoddard, (three goals), Heath Mann (two goals) and Coskren (two goals) led the offense. Adam Osmundson and CJ Escalera combined for the shutout in net.

The Concord Orthopaedics Concord Capitals girls U19 team defeated the Mass. Spitfires, 4-1. Ashlyn Brown, Sydney Fascetta, Olivia Branch and Lizzy MacBride each scored for the Capitals while Maddie Long and Abby Houle stood tall between the pipes to preserve the win.

The Concord Capitals U10 girls defeated the Lady Crusaders, 3-0. Lauryn Guevin played well in net to earn the shutout and lead Concord. Annabelle Norwalt, Abigail Brennan and Abigail Colby scored. Sydney Brown (two), Colby and Guevin recorded assists.

Ace of Blades Mowing Concord Capitals Peewee 2 fell to NE Edge, 5-4. Chilton Cabot, Finn Brown, Griffen Norwalt and Cooper Fisher scored for Concord. Evan Purtell, Gavin Nestler and Dougie Smith had assists.

The Concord Coachlines Squirt 1 team defeated Wakefield, Mass., 7-1. Jaden Haas (three), Colby Nyhan (three) and Finan Murphy scored for Concord. Rowan Arndt, Daniel Commerford and Patrick Owen had assists. Garrett Bishop played well in net.

Golf results

Steve Edwards and Fletcher Sokul won Concord Country Club’s Fall Member-Member tournament. Edwards and Sokul shot a combined 62 and 61 for a two-day total of 17-under par 123 round for a combined 17 under par score of 123. Second place was a tie between Will Brunkhorst and Dale Jennings, Dan Luker and Jon Dickey, and Matthew Walsh and Patrick Capozzi. All three teams shot 125.

Eric Saucier and Billy MacDougal won the Beaver Meadow Member-Member tournament with a gross score of 135. Charlie Lepore and Glen Shattuck finished second with a 137. Greg Champagne and Dick Champagne had the best net score (130). Jack Phinney and Derek Jensen (131) finished second.

Tim Russell scored a hole-in-one on Duston’s 180-yard ninth hole using a 3-wood. Shot was witnessed by Jack Hannigan and Randy Russell.

Plymouth State result

The Plymouth State men’s soccer team (1-5) fell in overtime to Johnson & Wales, 2-1. Sophomore Jerry Randolph gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the match, but the Wildcats (4-1) tied the game by halftime and scored less than two minutes into extra time to secure the win.

Wildcat honored

University of New Hampshire’s Mia Neas, a senior goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, was named the America East Player of the Week. Neas recorded a pair of shutouts last week in victories over Army (four saves) and Northeastern (nine saves). The Wildcats are 6-3 and begin conference play next week. UNH’s 6-3 start is the best non-conference record in program history.

Players needed

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.

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.


ICB Basketball is now offering signups for middle school boys and girls in the Merrimack Valley school district. Cost for players in grades 3-8 is $45 until Sept. 30, after that the cost is $65. Cost for players in grades 1-2 (instructional league) is $25 until Sept. 30 and $35 after that. Deadline for registration is Oct. 27. Go to icbbasketball.com for more and to register.

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. (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.

Seacoast Express United indoor soccer leagues are being offered for adults throughout the winter months. A women’s league will be starting 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.

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.


Cap City Basketball is hosting clinics on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 at the Concord Boys & Girls Club. Players in grades 3-5 will go from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and grades 6-9 will go from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes a Cap City Dri-FIT T-shirt. Payment and registration will only be at the door.

Live and Let Live Farm Golf Scramble will be held Monday. 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 event’s 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 8-8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 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.


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 Tuesday-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 or 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 St., 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 St., 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 St., 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.