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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Thursday, December 07, 2017
Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team beat Chester Academy on Wednesday. Connor Tewksbury scored six points played a strong game defensively to lead the Hawks. Gavin Davies also netted six points.

Behind 11 points from Maddy Follansbee, the Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated Chester Academy, 43-17. Elise Miner finished with 10 points, Maddie Houston added seven points and Hannah Pecce chipped in with six.

Youth hockey

The Concord Coach Lines Squirt 1 team picked up a 6-5 win over Greater Lowell on Sunday. Ryder Francis provided the game-winning goal with under five seconds to play, while Trevor Craigue (two), Fin Murphy, Jaden Haas and Rowan Arndt all chipped in with goals.

Avery Condon scored the equalizer and Henry Powell notched the winning goal for the Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery & Landscaping Peewee 2 team in a 3-2 win over the Lakes Region Lakers.

Tilton results

The Tilton School JV boys’ basketball “B” team used a strong second half to pick up a 28-20 win over Brewster Academy. Trent Fountain scored a team-high nine points, while teammates Max Keef and Jonasson Zhang notched four points apiece.

The Tilton School boys’ hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against New Hampton. Cameron Weitzman and Gerard Marretta each finished with one goal and one assist. Goalie Jakob Wepman turned back 35 shots.

Morgan Higgins scored 20 points with eight assists, Karolina Tellman picked up a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Tilton School girls’ basketball team beat Vermont Academy, 77-46.

Proctor results

Kiara Vazquez and Anna McCluskey both found the back of the net for the Proctor Academy girls’ hockey team in a 2-1 win over Middlesex. Hallee Courtemanche and Sophie Weintraub accounted for the assists.

St. Paul’s results

The St. Paul’s School varsity boys’ basketball team lost to Nobles, 41-32.

The St. Paul’s School boys’ hockey team beat St. Mark’s School, 3-2.

Brianna Edgar and Adia Burrows combined for 28 points for the St. Paul’s School girls’ basketball team in a 62-40 victory over Lexington Christian Academy. St. Paul’s led 34-21 at the half and received solid contributions from Jaxy Marquez, Ella Stewart, Sophie Ward and Jax Donahue.

Tiffany Hill netted a pair of goals for the St. Paul’s School girls’ hockey team in a 5-2 win over Lawrence Academy. Both Gabby Roy and Gillis Frechette added one goal and two assists in the win.

Kimball Union results

Arlo Merritt finished with a hat trick, Logan Cash scored twice and the Kimball Union Academy boys’ hockey team defeated Proctor, 7-4. Proctor tied the game with two goals late in the second period, but Kimball’s offensive attack was ultimately too much.

Nick Timberlake shot 8 of 10 from the beyond the 3-point line for the Kimball Union Academy boys’ basketball team in a 78-49 win over Exeter. Kimball Union shot 60 percent from the field on the night.

All-East Region

A total of five University of New Hampshire soccer players were named to the NCAA Division I Men’s All-East Region teams, announced by United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday. Senior forward Robin Schmidt was the lone Wildcat to make the First Team All-East Region; Defenders Willis Griffith and Otto Sahlen made Second Team; and keeper Andrew Pesci and midfielder Linus Fallberg were selected to Third Team.

Lady Cannons

The New Hampshire Lady Cannons 16U white USA Softball team is looking for one player with middle infield or catching experience to complete their 2018 roster. The Lady Cannons hold workouts twice a week at Concord Sports Center beginning in January and will compete in seven tournaments over the summer. Call 496-5397 for tryout information.

Events

Adult open gym, hosted by Concord Parks & Recreation, will be at the Green Street Community Center Gym Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 8-10 p.m. from now until April 19. Cost is $3 per visit. For more information go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Concord High School Meet the Coaches Night for the winter sports season will be at the CHS Christa McAuliffe Auditorium on Thursday at 7 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. athletes and parents will break out into the following rooms by sport: boys’ basketball (gym), girls’ basketball (media center), boys’ hockey (room 3090), girls’ hockey (professional library), spirit (room W2013), swimming (room W2041) and indoor track (auditorium). Alpine, Nordic and ski jumping meetings will all take place in the student center.

Touch of Grey 4 Mile Road Race will be held on Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at Bishop Brady High School. This is a fundraiser for Bishop Brady Habitat for Humanity. It will feature age group awards and raffle prizes. Contact sseagroves@bishopbrady.edu.

Lions 7th annual middle school basketball Christmas tournament has openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team. Tournament is Dec. 27-28 at Proctor Academy. Entry fee is $100 per team. Contact Dick O’Connell at 934-0245 or xlpdroc@metrocast.net.

Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, which has helped provide close to 60,000 meals through the generous non-perishable food item donations of patrons over the years, has kicked off its seventh season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 2.5-mile drive-thru light show features more than two million LED lights throughout the 400 displays. There will be 60 different scenes this year including holiday, patriotic, and racing themes along with the popular Tunnel of Lights which brings visitors into the speedway’s infield. Admission is $20 per car at the gate. Buses are $20 for the first 15 people and $2 for each additional person. The Gift of Lights will run daily through Dec. 31 (except Dec. 25). There will be a delayed opening at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Jan. 7 and will begin at 11 a.m. at both the Gilford Middle School and High School gymnasiums. The fundraising event is a fun, recreational co-ed tournament for high school age students through adults. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research, as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund, which is given annually to a graduating senior. The entry fee is $100 and there is a 16-team limit that will be on a first-registered basis. To register or to find out more information, contact Joan Forge at 387-1202, or at forge@worldpath.net.

Tryouts/Registrations

Concord Crush spring season registration is now open. Crush offers both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams for grades 1-8. A Little Crush option is available for those younger than first grade. Registration and details available on the City of Concord Recreation Department website. Deadline to sign up for the spring season is Dec. 31.

Lakes Region Flag Football is accepting registrations for its winter indoor flag football league at the Tilton Sports Center starting in January. There will be coed divisions for ages 8-10 and 11-14 (players’ ages as of Jan. 1). Games are played on Saturday afternoons beginning Jan. 13 and run until March 31. Games for the 8-10 division will be played at 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. and 11-14 division games will be at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Season will start with a combine, one week of practice, six weeks of regular season games, playoffs and a Super Bowl. Registration fee for this official NFL Flag Football league is $125. Register online at lrffl.com.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

FieldHouse Sports field hockey clinics for boys and girls in grades K-6 are open for registration. 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, former varsity coach at Bow High. The cost is $65. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Concord Parks & Recreation Basketball League for grades 7-12 is for Concord/Penacook students in grades 7-12 who did not qualify for their school team or would like to play basketball and have fun. Registration deadline is Friday. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.

Pembroke Recreation Holiday Vacation Camp registration will be on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Pembroke Town Hall. Registration is also available online at https://goo.gl/forms/iMSwgTv13jubF9o83. The program is open to any Pembroke or Allenstown children ages 5-12. The program will run Dec. 26-29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Three Rivers School. Cost is $25 per day and includes one field trip. Children must bring their own lunch and snacks each day to the program.

A NHTI basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will be held on Saturday from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Wellness Center gym at NHTI and will be run by Paul Hogan, the veteran head coach for the men’s basketball team, and his players. The clinics will feature skill instruction, competitive drills and small games. The cost is $30 pre-registered or $40 at the door. Contact Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041 for more.

Andover Outing Club is looking for ski jumpers and cross country skiers. The programs begin the second week of December and confident skiers ages 7 or up are a natural fit for Ski Jumping and XC Skiing Programs at Proctor Ski Area. Contact Bill McCrillis in Hopkinton at wmccrillis@gmail.com, or at 715-1620.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow is accepting registrations for its Soccer Skills and Goalkeeping Clinics which will begin on Dec. 18. The clinic is a six-week session and will be directed by Jorge Pardo. The camps meet on Monday afternoons and are for ages 6-60. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. You can register online at FieldHouseSports.com, or call 226-4646.

Hot Shots and Jumpers basketball program is for age 4 through second grade, hosted by Concord Parks & Recreation and will be led by Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase, who will coach the Jumpers (grades 1-2), and Tim LaTorra, who will coach ages 4-6 (Hot Shots). Participants will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and team sports. Classes meet on Saturdays starting Jan. 6 and ending on Feb. 10. This league is available to Concord residents and non-residents. Registration deadline is Dec. 15. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Ice skating lessons are being offered by Concord Parks & Recreation for basic beginners, beginners and intermediate skaters. Session 2 runs Jan. 6-Feb. 10. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more.

Nordic ski lessons offered through the Concord Nordic BKL via Concord Parks & Recreation, can teach children how to ski and offer training for the more experienced skier, as well as opportunities to learn about Nordic racing. The program runs on Fridays from Jan. 12-Feb. 16 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children are required to have their own equipment and pre-registration is required. For more go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Concord Crush Learn to Play lacrosse clinics will be held this winter. This will be a co-ed clinic for players in grades 1-4. Clinics will be held Monday evenings beginning Jan. 22 and running through March. Clinics will be held at Seacoast Indoor, 10 Ferry St. This clinic is open to all area players. Register through the City of Concord Recreation department website. Cost is $30.

Plymouth State University Softball clinics will start on Jan. 28 with special guests Dick Blood, the former head coach at Cornell University, and Harold Sachs, the former Salem High coach and current pitching coach at Merrimack College. Blood will lead a hitting clinic from 9-10:30 a.m., and Sachs will holding a pitching clinic from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost for these is $40 per player. Four more clinics will be led by Plymouth State softball coaches and players and will be held on four separate Saturdays; Feb. 3, 17 and 24 and March 3, from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $30 per player. There is also a team discount – if five or more players from the same team/league particpate, the cost is $15 per player. All clinics will take place in the Bank of New Hampshire Fieldhouse in ALLWell North on the Plymouth State campus. Contact Bruce Addison at beaddison@plymouth.edu for more information and to register.

Players needed

Health Club of Concord is seeking senior tennis players (male and female) 50 and older to play on Wednesday and Friday mornings for mixed doubles. Seniors are eligible for discounted membership that entitles them to full access to the facilities and free parking. There is a nominal court fee to play. Contact Myrna at 224-7787 at the club to join. The Health Club Racquetball League is also looking for experienced players.

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.

Coaches needed

Concord Little League has a coaching vacancy at the major league level. Anyone interested in coaching the Kiwanis team for the upcoming season is asked to email the league at concordnhlittleleague@gmail.com prior to Dec. 20.