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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, January 01, 2018

Youth hockey

The Concord Coach Lines Squirt 1 team defeated the Manchester Flames, 3-1. Rowan Arndt led the way with two goals and Ryder Francis scored one. Brayden Beauregard and Finan Murphy each had an assist. Jackson Chadwick and Logan Hayes both played well defensively.

Ace of Blades Mowing Concord Capitals Peewee 2 skated to a 3-2 win against NHE 3 and lost, 1-0, to Framingham, Mass., on Saturday. Hayden Ford, Gavin Nestler and Chili Cabot scored in the victory while Soren Puc, Cooper Fisher, Gavin Currier and Bobby Bourgault recorded assists. Griffin Norwalt scored the lone goal in the loss. Evan Purtell assisted.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

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

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.

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.

Pine Hill XC Ski Area will open Robb’s Warming Hut opens for the season on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. and will offer snacks and hot drinks. The Annual Pancake Brunch will take place at Robb’s Hut on Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.

Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday 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. Contact Joan Forge at 387-1202 or at forge@worldpath.net.

Players needed

Capital Alliance FC soccer is looking to finalize rosters for its spring seasons. Practices and “soft tryout” nights are Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. for G03, G04 and G05 at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow. Contact Ben Stephenson for more information at 491-3819. G06, G07 and G08 will be Friday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Fieldhouse Sports. Contact Andy Palhof at 568-7494. Teams will all play in the NEP and cost will average around $425/session for SNHU coaches, tournaments and league play.

NH Lightning 18-plus softball team has an opening for a catcher for the 2018 tournament season. Winter workouts start Saturday. Tournaments will be in late June and July. For more information contact Stu Beckett at scb7201@gmail.com.

New England Royals 18U softball team is looking for two players for the summer season. Player fee is $300 and includes uniforms, five tournaments and winter workouts. Tryouts will be at Concord Indoor Sports on Ferry Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 11 and March 18. Contact Peter Jenovese at 724-5023 or peterjenovese@gmail.com.

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

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 Racquetball League is also looking for experienced players.

Tryouts/Registrations

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, 2018). Games are played on Saturday afternoons beginning Jan. 13 and run until March 31. Registration fee for this official NFL Flag Football league is $125. Register online at lrffl.com.