A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, May 09, 2016
JV results

The John Stark JV baseball beat Kingswood, 6-5 in 11 innings, to run its win steak to four. Stark had excellent pitching performances from Ben Stogner and Kyle Hagman. The Generals had two big hits from Justin Bowie to tie the game in the seventh and a game-winning base hit from Nick Labrecque. Stark beat West, 3-2, with a walkoff hit from Hagman. Stark beat Plymouth, 5-3, behind 5 strong innings from Nathan Isabelle and a go-ahead hit from Jeffrey Johnston. Stark beat Hollis-Brookline, 3-2, with a two-run hit from LaBrecque and a big double play turned by Jared Widger. During the streak, Brandon Langdon has played great both at the plate and in the field, while Glen Spooner has played well behind the plate.

Freshman result

The Concord High freshman softball team picked up a road win over Dover. Kara Laramee got the win, throwing a two-hitter with five strikeouts. Johanna Van Fleet (four runs, two RBI), Mia Harmon (four hits, two doubles, six RBI) and Caitlyn Rule (two hits, three RBI) led the offense.

College standouts

Webster’s Colton Ham, a senior at Franklin Pierce, placed second in the 5000 (14:57.46), which was good enough to meet the NEICAAA qualifying mark, and third in the 3000 steeplechase (9:26.02) at the Northeast-10 Conference track championships.

MV graduate D’Mahl McFadden placed sixth in the 110 hurdles (15.14) for UNH at the America East championships.

Golf results

Three teams tied for first at Concord Country Club’s Two Ball Best Ball on Saturday. place with a nine under score of 61. The teams of Bob Rougier/Fred Hast, Doug Moran/Steve White, and Mike Gallant/Peter Annon each shot 9-under 61s. Second place went to Ken Smith/Doug Moran at 62, while Mark Douglas/Doug Moran took third with a 63.

Gretchen Knapton won Concord Country Club’s Match vs. Par with a score of 2 down.

Canterbury Woods Country Club defeated Beaver Meadow Golf Course in the first annual CWCC vs. Beav Challenge Cup by a total score of 101-79. The one-day Ryder Cup-style tournament included 36 holes, 18 at each course. The members of the CWCC winning team were Phil LaCasse, Gavin Faretra, Bruce LaCasse, Matt Nadeau, Pat LaCasse and Travis Banga.

Youth softball

Storms Fitness of Hopkinton defeated Dick’s Sporting Goods CNE, 8-5. Steph Elrick of Storms pitched three strong innings with seven strikeouts and allowed only one run. Elise Miner was a force behind the plate. For Dick’s, Delaney Duford hit a triple and did well as catcher. Molly Anderson also had a great at-bat.

Youth baseball

In Concord Little League AAA action, KM Cheney Concrete defeated Gallagher, Callahan, & Gartrell, 13-9. For KM Cheney Concrete, Nathan Lantz struck out eight, Kaiden Warren led the team with three hits, reaching base four times, and Saige Laroche and Zach Lund each had two hits. Van MacIver started the rally for KM Cheney Concrete, ripping a single between first and second.

Concord Little League’s Cimo’s South End Deli defeated Ken Ryan Photography from Suncook Little League, 19-5. Cam Brown went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Kevin Jones went 2-for-3 to lead the offence. Sam Foulds and Jack Reynolds pitched for Cimo’s.

Youth soccer

Capital Soccer Club moved to 2-1 with a 7-0 win over Kearsarge United. Keepers Lily Hillsgrove and Emma Losey teamed for the shutout. Scoring came from Mary Martinson, Losey, Natalie Daniels, Emily Gomez, Isabella Wang and Melena Curley.

Youth lacrosse

The Concord Crush U9 girls’ lacrosse team lost to the Bow Falcons, 10-6. Lexie Magee played great defensively and scored a goal. Giada Musto hustled and contributed offensively. Emma Pelletier and Amelia Crumrine scored several goals.

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 Saturday 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.

Extreme Air 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 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.


Concord Parks and Rec will be offering the following programs: soccer fundamentals for ages 4-6 through 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 Saturday. 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.

Adult indoor soccer registrations for teams and individuals are 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.

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.