A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • The New England Fusion U16 Gold softball team (above) won its own Fall Ball Tune Up Tournament, beating the Central Mass Crushers, 3-2, in the final. Courtesy

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Softball results

Pembroke’s Olivia McCarty hit a two-run home run and scored twice as the New England Fusion U16 Gold softball team won the New England Fusion U16 Fall Ball Tune Up Tournament, beating the Central Mass Crushers, 3-2, in the final. McCarty hit .369 in the tournament with three doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored. Concord’s Abigail Corbett hit .500 with six RBI. Other team members are Jenna DeAngelis, Camy Whitney, Abby Bedient, Marissa Carignan, Emily Cooper and Michaela Doyle. The team is coached by Mike Bernier, Todd Whitney, Sean Doyle and Mike Carignan.

Golf results

Bob Mielcarz captained his crew of Lise Swacha, Doug Ricard and Marion Akey to a 9-under-par round of 61 to capture the annual Turkey Shoot at the Concord Country Club. Bill Krueger, Steve Goldman, Bill Taranovich and Muriel Schadee won the match of cards at 66 to take second place. Other top finishers with rounds of 66 were: Dave Perry, Kathy Barnes, Fred Hast and Wendy Keeler; Tom Ouellet, Tom Flanders, Mark Lewy and Marge Bell; Phil Wise, Doug Duval, Steve Davis and Teddy Brunkorst.

New Hampton result

The New Hampton School football team defeated Holderness, 40-7.

NHTI results

Pembroke’s Jeremy Caruso scored the game-winner as the NHTI men’s soccer topped the University of Maine Machias, 5-4, in a Yankee Small College Conference semifinal match.

Pittsfield’s Stefani Gauthier scored a goal as the NHTI women’s soccer team blanked Southern Maine Community College, 4-0, in a Yankee Small College Conference semifinal.

UNH results

Senior standout Elinor Purrier cruised to her third America East cross country title and junior teammate Shannon Murdock finished second to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s team to its fifth straight team championship.

Junior Timothy Kenefick finished sixth overall to lead the UNH men’s cross country team to a sixth-place team finish at the America East Championships. Concord’s Alex Saveliev finished 50th overall for the Wildcats.

The UNH women’s hockey team (5-1-1) defeated rival Maine, 2-1, on Saturday in the annual Hockey East Skating Strides game.

Colby-Sawyer results

The Colby-Sawyer women’s volleyball team defeated Green Mountain, 3-0, in the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinals.

Colby-Sawyer’s men’s cross country team finished with 37 points to easily beat out runner-up Castleton (83 points) and claim a second straight NAC championship.

Northwood’s Megan Spainhower finsihed 13th overall to help the Colby-Sawyer women’s cross country team to its fourth straight NAC title.

NEC results

A headed goal by senior Jaycie Triandafilou in the 49th minute was the difference-maker as the third-seed New England College women’s soccer team downed sixth-seeded Maine-Farmington in the NAC quarterfinals, 1-0.

The New England College men’s ice hockey team (1-1) picked up its first win of the season, downing Bryn Athyn College, 2-0.

Players needed

Cannons Baseball is seeking players for the 11U and 15U teams for 2018. The head coach is Dale Emerson. The team does not conflict with town league All Stars. The 15U team starts in January with winter workouts and plays June through August. The team does not conflict with high school baseball. The co-head coaches of the team are Bryan Caruso and Matt Tupman. For more information, please call 224-1655.

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.


Hillsboro-Deering High School will have sign-ups for winter sports on the follow dates: Boys’ basketball, Wednesday, 2:20 p.m., in the gym; girls’ basketball, Thursday, 3:15 p.m., in the gym; Alpine skiing, Nov. 6, 2:20 p.m., in the gym; bowling, Nov. 6, 2:20 p.m., in Room 220; cheer, Nov. 7, 3 p.m., in the cafeteria.

Rundlett Middle School winter sports tryouts will be held on the following dates: boys’ and girls’ basketball on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 (girls from 3:45 -5:30 p.m. each day and boys from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each day); cheerleading on Nov. 13 and 14 (3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room); wrestling on Nov 13 (3:45-5:45 p.m. in the New Activities Room); and Nordic skiing on Nov. 27 (3:30-5 p.m. in Room 508). In order to register sign in to your PowerSchool Parent account at ps.sau8.org. If you have not signed up for PowerSchool Parent, you will need a one-time Access ID and Access Password which may be obtained from the school office by calling 225-0862.

Seacoast Express United will hold tryouts for players born in 1999 to 2003 on Nov. 26 at 10 Ferry St., Concord. Girls’ tryouts are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and boys will tryout from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.


Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will be offering specialized skills classes for players in the Concord area. The 12-week classe 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.

Concord Parks & Recreation beginner to advanced archery lessons will on Saturday afternoons for six-week sessions at the East Concord Community Center. The instructor is Dana White. Next session begins on Friday or Saturday. For more information, call 225-8690.

Second grade pre-season basketball league run by Concord High School basketball coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead volunteer coaches through skills and drills. The league will focus on fundamentals of basketball while also introducing team play. The program runs on Saturdays from this Saturday through Dec. 16.

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.


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, Alpine skiing head coach and a swimming head 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’ freshmen 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 for a girls’ basketball “B” team coach. 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 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.

Winnisquam Regional High School is looking for a middle school head cheerleading coach and JV girls’ basketball coach (one-year position). 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. WRSD application form can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzjI2U9aoGMoTkltN1E4cEhsLWM/view.