A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 07, 2016
JV results

The Hopkinton boys’ JV lacrosse team beat Plymouth, 10-2. The Hawks were led by Sam Thompson and Paul Molnar with three goals each. Alex Waddell chipped in with a goal and Ryan Hughes and Thayer Maughan both played well defensively.

The Concord JV baseball team fell to Alvirne, 10-9, in eight innings. Mitch O’Brien led the offense with a bases-clearing triple. Zack Miles had two RBI and Ryan Tessier added a solo shot for the Tide.

The Hopkinton JV baseball team defeated Sunapee, 7-5. Starting pitcher Larsen Burack (four innings, three runs, one earned, seven hits, two strikeouts) and reliever Mike Baer (three IP, two earned runs, no hits, six strikeouts, six walks) both pitched well. Hopkinton’s offense took advantage of 10 walks and Lane Crowley hit a double. Zach Signor made a great throw from center field to cut down a runner going to third base.

The Bow boys’ JV lacrosse team defeated Keene. Nathan Carrier and Jack Wixson both had a goal, while Nathan Thibodeau provided excellent defense.

The Winnisquam JV baseball team won two games this week over Mascoma (3-1) and Newfound (4-0). Against Mascoma, Devan Glover went the distance with 19 strikeouts, Addam Dunham had two hits, a run and an RBI. Alex Mango had a hit and a run, and Nick Snyder had a hit, a run and two stolen bases. Against Newfound, Joe Harbut Jr. took the win with seven strikeouts and added a hit. Tyler Portigue had a hit, RBI and a run, Matt Ivester had a hit and a run, and Noah Smith had a hit, a run and a solid game at second base.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School softball team split a doubleheader at Newport and beat Bow at home. Megan Kimball-Rhines hit two home runs in the win at Newport and dominated in the circle against Bow. Savannah Wagemann, Mia Richter, Maurgan McGrath, Annie Bamford and Klayssa Ward-Hill all had big hits. Brooke Carlson turned an unassisted double play.

The Hopkinton baseball team lost to Bow, 10-0. Hopkinton got two hits from Darren Earley and nice defensive plays from Vincent Waddell and Jack Horne. The defense turned three double plays.

Youth baseball

Concord Northeast Rowley Agency beat the Bow Pizza Man Royals, 8-1. Matt Lamy pitched well while Dillon Gazaway and Alex Hayes hit well for Pizza Man. For Rowley Agency, Zach Hooper and Joey Ala hit well. Ala also pitched well and Peter Reid made a great diving catch on a pop-up.

Swenson Granite defeated Rath, Young & Pignatelli, 11-6. Habbakuh Tarwo and Austin Hazzard homered, driving in five runs. Ayoob Ismael played well defensively at third base. The scoring for Rath was led by Isaiah Robles, Matt Drewes and Chris Grimblas, who combined for four hits and three RBI.

The Bow Angels defeated the Bow Astros, 15-13, in T-ball. Ben Gilbert and Gavin Simon led the Angels with three runs each, while Sophie Brooks and Aleksandra Graham-Binder made great defensive plays. For the Astros, Sam Kohl and Anthony Albushies scored three runs each. Delyla Couture and Lily Cray made several great plays at third base.

College standouts

Dunbarton’s Cody Murphy, a freshman on the Bentley men’s track and field team, finished sixth in the 10,000-meter run at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Murphy’s time of 32:43 was a personal best by over 27 seconds.

Webster’s Colton Ham, a senior on the Franklin Pierce men’s track and field team, won the 10,000 meters at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a time of 31:08. Concord’s B.J. Smith, a junior, finished fifth with a time of 32:18.

Adult indoor soccer

Adult indoor soccer registrations for teams and individuals is being accepted at Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow. Adult Coed, Men’s Over 30 and Women’s Over 30 leagues begin the week of June 14. Each team plays one game per week on a designated night. To register, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow. For info, go to FieldHouseSports.com.

Road race

The Henniker Lions Club 5K Eye Run will be held June 5 at the Henniker Community School (51 Western Ave). Registration starts at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Register online for $25. Students, non-profits and school rate is $15. Visit HennikerLions.org

Extreme Air event

Extreme Air, New Hampshire’s nationally ranked competitive jump rope team, will host its 13th annual Friends & Family event May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. Event is free and open to the public. It will include a pre-show jump rope workshop. Free workshop is for ages 7 & up is from 5-6 p.m. Visit ExtremeAirNH.org.


Concord Parks and Rec will be offering the following programs: soccer fundamentals for ages 4-6 today-June 11 at Keach Park, co-ed youth soccer for first and second grade from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays through June 10, a co-ed spring soccer clinic for grades 3-6 on Saturdays through June 1. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

New England Patriots alumni will be holding a free non-contact program geared to all level players ages 9-14 on Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with the camp starting at 6. Visit patriotsalumni.com/football-for-you-new/ffy-concord-nh/.

Little Strikers Soccer Clinic registrations, for ages 3-6, are being accepted at Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. The next 5-week session begins May 14. Clinics meet Saturday mornings and emphasize confidence building, fun and soccer skill development. Cost, which includes a T-shirt, is $50 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $40 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. Visit FieldHouseSports.com.

Learn to Play Hockey clinic will be held at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett for ages 4-10 on Monday nights from 5:20-6:10. Cost is $112 for an eight-week session. Call 485-1100 or email jeremy@tri-townicearena.com.

Learn-to-Row program, offered by Concord Crew, is for middle school and high school students. Session one is held June 20-July 14 and session two is held July 18-Aug. 11, Mondays-Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Sessions take place behind Everett Arena. Register by June 10 at concordcrew.org, with an earlybird discount if you sign up by May 9. Email info@concordcrew.org with any questions.

Hopkinton High baseball camp for players ages 7-15 from June 20-23 (rain date is June 24) led by Coach Dave Chase. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $120 if paid before June 1. Contact Coach Chase for a registration form at 4chaseteam@comcast.net.

Hawks Softball Camp, being held June 20-23 at Hopkinton High, is open to all area girls ages 7-13. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun and is run by Hopkinton varsity Coach Dan Meserve. Cost is $75, including a t-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org for a brochure.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps will be held as follows: Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI June 20-24, Girls’ Pt. Guard/Post Player Camp June 26-28, Boys’ Point Guard/Post Player Camp at NHTI June 29-July 1, and the 23rd annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 24-28. Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six towns around NH: July 5-8 at Littleton High School, July 10-13 at Rivendell High School, July 11-15 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith and Gilford Middle School. Laconia and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 July 14-18. Camp information can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Forms are printable from the site along with information, tuition and other facts.

Crimson Tide Cheerleading Camp will be held June 27-July 1 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Broken Ground Elementary School. The camp is open to all incoming 2nd- through 8th-graders. Contact Laura Owen at lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

Lacrosse overnight camp for girls entering grades 6-12 in the fall will be put on by the UNH women’s lacrosse program June 27-29. Registration is available online at unhwildcats.com. The camp has both an overnight ($425) and commuter ($350) option. A minimum deposit of $200 is due at registration with any remaining balance due June 4. Questions regarding payments and registration, contact Kaleigh Cheslock at kaleigh.cheslock@unh.edu. For specific camp questions, contact Jenna Martino at jenna.martino@unh.edu.

NH Hoop Skills will be holding its summer girls’ basketball day camp at Southern New Hampshire University June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Contact Karen Pinkos at k.pinkos@snhu.edu, or visit nhoopskills.com and snhupenmen.com.

The Crimson Tide Cheer Camp will be held at Broken Ground Elementary of June 27 through July 1. The camp goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fliers are available at Concord-area schools or by emailing Laura Norwalt-Owen at lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

IHB baseball camp will be held July 5-8 at Pembroke Academy. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with a special guest scheduled to appear each day. Camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13 with any playing level. Fee is $80 which includes two tickets per camper to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game. Visit ihbbaseball.net/ or contact Camp Director Coach John Bly at 558-1320 or coachbly@comcast.net

UNH field hockey team will hold two summer camps as well as two summer youth clinics. Session I will be held June 29-July 2, followed by Session II from July 6-9 and the youth clinic will be held July 7-8. The Session I and Session II camps both have overnight ($475) and day ($375) options for the four-day camps. The single-day youth clinics on July 7-8 cost $35 per day or $60 for both days. The sessions are open to junior high and high school students as of fall 2016. Registration for Session I and Session II is available online at unhwildcats.com. For questions regarding payments and registration for the session camps, contact Kaleigh Cheslock at Kaleigh.Cheslock@unh.edu. For specific session camp questions, contact Ross Gorham at Ross.Gorham@unh.edu.

Soccer camp hosted by Loudon Freedom and the Samba Professional Development programs will be held in Loudon July 11-15 for players ages 4-6 ($60 per player) and 7-14 ($120 per player). Register at https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=2680&GroupID=1531061 or contact Andrew Palhof for more information at palhof@tds.net.

UNH men’s soccer program will host camps as follows: July 11-15 for ages 5-14; a residential camp from July 24-28, with evaluators from NCAA Divisions I, II and III; and Aug. 1-4 for boys with high school eligibility only. Information on camps can be found at unhwildcats.com.

Play On! soccer camp will be held at NHTI July 18-22 for boys and girls in grades 4-11 under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson. Visit hogancamps.com, email at paul@hogancamps.com or call 340-1719.

Seacoast Express United soccer camps for ages 3-19 will be held in Concord from late-July to mid-August for players from beginners to aspiring college players. Information is online at seacoastunitedexpress.org/camps or by contacting Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com.


Weare Junior Legion baseball team will be holding tryouts May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Weare Middle School. Players ages 13-17 that are from John Stark, Hopkinton, Hillsboro-Deering, Bow, Kearsarge, Concord, Merrimack Valley, Pembroke and Concord Christian are eligible to play for the team. Team fees will be $200 per player. Official birth certificates need to be provided. For more information visit newhampshireamericanlegionbaseball.com. Contact Baseball Manager and Head Coach Dennis Pelletier at dennis.pelletier@jsrhs.net or 361-2961.

Post 21 of Concord Senior Legion baseball tryouts will be May 22 at the Concord Sports Center from noon-2:30 p.m. Contact team manager Carl Nolin at 224-7224 or cnolin1@comcast.net to register.

Bow recreation’s registration is now open for the following spring programs. Archery, Tennis, Field Hockey Clinic, Tennis, Women's Slow Pitch Softball, Lacrosse, T-Ball, Fall Soccer, and Fitness. For complete information go to bow-nh.gov or call 228-2222.

Freedom Soccer Premier and Elite teams tryouts for the 2016-17 season for the girls U10, U11, U12, 16, U17 and U18 teams. Visit freedomsoccernh.com or contact Andrew Palhof at freedomsoccernh@gmail.com.

Seacoast Express United will be holding tryouts in June for spots on its premier and town travel teams. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org/Teams/Tryouts/index_E.html.

Seacoast Express United is offering men’s, women’s and coed soccer leagues this spring and summer. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org/Leagues/index_E.html.

Coaches needed

Concord High School has openings for a girls’ varsity soccer coach and a girls’ JV soccer coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or smello@sau8.org.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a JV girls’ soccer coach for the 2016 season. Send a letter of interest, résumé and three references to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261.

Bishop Brady High School has openings for a girls’ varsity soccer head coach, and both JV boys’ and girls’ soccer coaches. Email or mail a cover letter, résumé and three letters of reference to Andy Lathrop, director of athletics, at alathrop@bishopbrady.edu or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.

Hopkinton High School is looking for the following coaching positions: varsity cross country and varsity Nordic skiing. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to: Dan Meserve, AD, Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH 03229.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2016-17 school year: varsity field hockey, JV boys’ soccer, JV girls’ volleyball, varsity wrestling, assistant boys’ ice hockey. 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.

Franklin High School is looking for a JV volleyball head coach. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. All interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and references to Dan Sylvester, Director of Athletics at dsylvester@sau18.org. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Pittsfield Middle High School has the following anticipated coaching positions: girls’ varsity soccer head coach, boys’ JV soccer head coach, boys’ middle school soccer head coach, girls’ middle school soccer head coach, boys’ middle school baseball head coach. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. All interested applicants should contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics at jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.org. Please send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St, Pittsfield, NH 03263.


A golf tournament put on by the Friends of UNH Skiing will take place May 14 at The Links at Outlook in South Berwick, Maine. The fundraising event is open to the public is a four-person team scramble format, beginning at 8:30 am. Visit unhskiing.com.

Concord Flyers girls’ track and field team will open its 25th season with a practice on May 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Memorial Field track. The team is open to all girls in grades 3-8. The season runs from May to late July and practices are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There are also Sunday practice meets from 11:30 .a.m-1 p.m. Registration fee is $90 for newcomers, includes a uniform, and $70 for returning members. Call or text Jack Fraser at 731-0765 or email jackf428@hotmail.com.

The 11th Annual CBNA Paul Guptill ’52 Alumni and Friends golf tournament will be held on June 11 at Nippo Lake Golf Club in Barrington, NH. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact aspainhower@coebrown.org or call at 603-942-5531 x-186 for additional information. For tournament details and to register online at: http://coebrown.org/support-cbna/golf/

NHTI golf fundraiser event will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on June 13 with a shotgun start. Email phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041 to be part of this event as a participant or sponsor.

Summer high school basketball tournaments will be held at NHTI July 16 for boys and July 22-23 for girls. For the boys, contact Coach Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu. For the girls, contact Coach Jen Fithian at jrfithian@gmail.com.

CHS football’s first golf tournament will be held Aug. 12 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Anyone interested in sponsoring or playing should contact the Quarterback Club at chsqbc@yahoo.com.

Concord High boys’ soccer alumni game will be played Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All past players are welcome. Any questions should be sent to Scott Dunlop at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

Players needed

Seacoast Express United soccer is looking for additional players for its U13 boys (two players), U9 boys (two players), U8 boys (three players) and U12 girls (two players) teams. Contact Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com.

NH Comets 18U White softball team is looking to add one or two strong players to complete its roster. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact Manager Bill Varnell at 219-5452.

NH Comets 16U White ASA softball team is seeking an additional player to complete its roster for the season. Indoor workouts are in progress and the team will play six Class A tournaments during June and July. Players born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 are eligible. Contact Dan Morin at danmorin@comcast.net or 496-7549.

NH Comets 16U Blue fast pitch softball team is looking to fill two positions. The team plays seven tournaments from June-July in Southern/Central NH, Maine and Northern Mass. Contact Peter Jenovese at pjenovese@collinssports.net or 724-5023. Visit NHComets.org.

Capital Soccer Club is looking for 2-3 players for its U14 girls’ (2003 birthdays) and U13 girls’ (2004 birthdays) teams. Tryouts will be held in early June on a date to be determined. Estimated cost is $375 to play in both NH Soccer League and MA Maple Premier League, as well as two or three tournaments throughout New England. Those interested in attending an open practice, or for more information on tryouts, should contact Ben Stephenson at bslses@aim.com.

Loudon Freedom U17 girls’ Elite soccer team is looking to add another 1-2 players to play in the Spring Massachusetts Premier Soccer League (Maple League). Loudon Freedom had a successful spring 2015 season, winning the NH Presidents Cup, advancing to the Regionals in Pennsylvania, winning the Seacoast United Coastal Tournament and were Maple League division champions. Session cost is $175 and includes two additional spring tournaments. Contact Andrew Palhof at palhof@tds.net.

Hooksett 10U girls’ softball team is looking for two girls born after Jan. 1, 2005 that live in the Hooksett, Candia, Goffstown or Manchester area to complete its travel team for the 2016 season. Contact Michael at 305-8461.

Central Force AAU girls’ basketball team is looking for players for the upcoming season. Call Mark Dionne at 340-1281.

Concord Adult Softball League is looking for players 18 years and older for full teams as well as individual men or women. The season begins in May, so interest is needed for teams to make the decision to obtain a schedule. Contact Donna at 545-5654 or email 6plumb7@gmail.com.