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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Unified soccer

The Concord High School Unified soccer team fell short to Nashua South, 11-7. Maxwell Rand had a game-high four goals for the Tide. Garrison Kelly added one goal.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton girls’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 5-1. Melana Curley (two goals), Olivia Cressy, Kally Murdough and Maddie Carmichael scored for Hopkinton.

The Bow Memorial girls’ soccer team (8-1-1) defeated Raymond, 3-1. Madison Roberge, Ally Boone and Addison Trefethen led Bow’s offense.

The Hopkinton boys’ soccer team lost to Hooksett, 2-1. John Klingler had a near miss by the post to tie it with minutes to go. Tom Ellsworth played well getting up and down on the wing.

The Weare field hockey “A” team defeated Merrimack Valley, 4-0. Edie Fischer earned her second shutout on the season, and was helped by a solid defense led by Jackie O’Donnell. Gracie Bolduc (goal, assist), Isabella Pelletier (goal, two assists), Rylie Winward (goal) and Aubrey Fischer (goal) led Weare. Weare also tied Kearsarge, 1-1. Bolduc scored for Weare on an assist by Pelletier.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery & Landscaping Pee Wee I team went 1-1 this weekend, dropping a game to the Manchester Flames (5-2) and defeating the Lakes Region Lakers (4-3). Against the Flames, goalie Colin Logan made a number of incredible saves. Nathaniel Johnson and Tyler Fennelly scored goals. Avery Condon, Alex Hanson and Nick Martel had assists. Against the Lakers, Cam Plumb, Wlliam Brochu, Fennelly and Martel scored goals on assists from Evan Crandlemire, Finn Benoit, Gage Winter, Fennelly and Brochu. Brady Cloutier turned away a number of shots in goal.

The Concord Orthopedics Concord Youth Hockey Bantam 2 team tied Lynn, Mass., 2-2. John Thomas and Donovan Hayes scored for Concord. Concord also defeated the Triton, Mass., Vikings, 3-2. Quinten Piccolo, Thomas and Owen Jones scored.

The Concord Orthopaedics Concord Capitals U19 girls played two games this weekend. Concord lost to the Massachusetts Spitfires, 4-1, with Mary Anne Wiley scoring the only goal off assists from Jess Burwell and Kaitlin Bardellini. In the second game Concord played the Middlesex Islanders Tier I team to a 1-1 tie with Morgan Sisson scoring Concord’s goal. Olivia Branch and Rose Sperry assisted. Abby Houle played well in net.

Golf results

Duston Country Club held its fall Member/Member tournament this weekend. In the Ladies’ Division, the team of Corey Richardson and Kim Miller had the low gross score of 71. Sue Tullis and Leah Raabe had the low net score of 58. Richardson had the longest drive and Tullie shot closest to the pin. In the Couples’ Division, Stan Sostak and Cindy Sostak had the low net score of 60.

Duston Country Club held its Member/Member tournament. In the Men’s Division, the pair of Bob Dunlap and Jeff Hicks had the low gross score of 63. Mike Zack and Mike Flanagan had the low net score of 53. John Starkey and Dave Fleming had the second low gross score (63) and John Chandler and Don Phillips had the second low net score (55). Bob Demary and Phil Marsland had the third low net score (56). Bob White had the longest drive and Jon Routin shot closest to the pin.

Concord Crew

Concord Crew competed at the NH Champs regatta in Pembroke on Sunday. Four boats earned medals. The women’s eight and men’s four finished second while the men’s novice eight and women’s double finished third.

College standout

Gilford’s Jordan Dean, a sophomore on the St. Michael’s volleyball team, had five kills and eight digs in a 3-0 loss to Merrimack last week.


FieldHouse Sports field hockey skills clinic is accepting registrations for boys and girls ages 4-10. Beginners are encouraged to participate. The next session begins Thursday. Clinics meet on Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions and are coached by Tracy Berube, past Bow High varsity field hockey coach. The cost is $65. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

NHTI basketball clinic hosted by Paul Hogan, the NHTI Athletic Director and men’s basketball coach, will take place on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at NHTI. The clinic is open to youth, middle school and high school coaches and will cover topics like post player development, conditioning, defensive training/tactics and offensive schemes. The instructors will be Jen Fithian of NHTI, Rich Fazzi of Newbury College, Andrew Novick of Plymouth State University, Nick Whitmore of New Hampton School, Ryan Cain of Keene State College and Hogan. The cost $60 per person or $100 for coaching staffs of three or more. For more contact Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will be offering specialized skills classes for players in the Concord area. The 12-week classes begin on Oct. 24 and will be offered from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. It will include classes such as General Skill Development, Gap-to-Gap Hitters’ Clinic, Strike-One Pitchers’ Clinic and Caught Stealing Catchers’ Clinic. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com for more information.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility soccer skills and goalkeeping clinics will begin Nov. 6 and run for six weeks. Clinics will be directed by Jorge Pardo, Director of Caramba Soccer Camps. Clinics are for ages 6-60 for all abilities and meet on Monday afternoons. The cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.


John Stark Generals Football and Cheer Association is hosting a night football game its grade 7/8 team on Saturday at Bolton Memorial Field in Weare at 7 p.m. The Generals will be taking on the Monadnock Huskies. Bring the family down for some food and a great night of football. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. JSGFCA is asking for a $5 donation per car to offset the expenses of the night game. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer or sponsor contact Paul Massaro at 234-6534.

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

Bishop Brady and St. John Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be held on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Brady High School. The 2017 inductees include Neil Ackley (class of ’69), Robert Paveglio, (’69), Joe Farrelly (’73), John Hardiman (’67), Chelsea Proulx (’06), Scott Laliberte (’85) and Coach Greg Roberts who will receive the Sixth Man Award. The ceremony will also include a special unveiling honoring current Hall of Famer Tinker Foy (’57). Tickets for the event are $45. Contact Annie Alosa at aalosa@bishopbrady.edu or Paula Scrivens at pscrivens@bishopbrady.edu for more details.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School is looking for the following coaching positions for the 2017-18 school year: (winter) boys’ varsity basketball head coach, boys’ varsity basketball assistant, girls’ varsity hockey 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 boys’ freshman basketball and girls’ varsity tennis head 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.

Players needed

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.

Health Club of Concord Racquetball League is looking for experienced players. Call the Health Club of Concord to register.


FieldHouse Sports indoor soccer leagues are being offered. There are leagues for women age 25 and older, men 18 and older and men 30 and older. There are also several coed adult divisions based on skill level. Team and individual registrations are being accepted and all abilities are welcome. The next 12-week session begins the week of Friday-Oct. 26. Youth leagues (for ages 5-18) begin the week of Oct. 24-Nov. 4. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com or call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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 Saturday and runs through Nov. 11. Registration fee is $50. Registration forms are available by contacting John Carrigg at jcarrigg@metrocast.net.

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association basketball signups for the 2017-18 season are now open. There are teams or events for pre-K through 12th grade. Evaluations grades 3-6 will be held Monday-Oct. 26 at the Hopkinton High School gym. Pre-registration is required. Go to hysasportsnh.com for a registration form and more information.

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

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