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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • CourtesyTeam members are: (back row, left to right) Kaitlynn Woodward, Maddy Derosia, Anna Doherty, Hannah Baldyga, Alexis Kapsembelis, Cate Rooney, Meg Harvey, Samantha McNeel, (front row left to right) Mary Jane Bourgeois, Alex Cole, Zoe Honigberg.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Youth softball champs

The NH Comets Blue picked up five straight come-from-behind victories to win the ASA 18U State Championship. The Comets Blue defeated the Hammerheads, Northeast Heat (twice), Comets Red and the NE Diamond Gems (twice). In the finals, the Comets rallied from a 9-3 deficit in the sixth inning to win game one, 12-9, then won game two, 10-9, in eight innings. Team members are: Kaitlynn Woodward, Maddy Derosia, Anna Doherty, Hannah Baldyga, Alexis Kapsembelis, Cate Rooney, Meg Harvey, Samantha McNeel, Mary Jane Bourgeois, Alex Cole, Zoe Honigberg.

Youth baseball

Concord Little League’s 9-10 All-Star team defeated Portsmouth, 18-5, on Wednesday. Concord’s Michael Thresher pitched 5 innings, striking out seven and giving up four hits. Concord plays Tilton-Northfield Saturday at Grappone Park.

Youth basketball

In 7/8 grade boys’ Sportszone summer league action, Bow White (0-2) boys fell to Salem, 38-29. Offensively, Lincoln Routhier led Bow in scoring with 12, followed by Cooper Larrabee (eight), Matt Cardarelli (seven) and Connor Treybig (two). Bow Blue (0-2) also played and lost in overtime to Hooksett, 46-43. Offensively, Cardarelli paced Bow with 16, followed by Larrabee (13) and Patrick Glynn (five). Nick Aubrey and Ryan McSweeney chipped in a basket each.

In 3/4 grade boys’ Sportszone summer league action, Bow fell to Bedford, 43-9. Offensively, Bow was led by Ethan Conway (four points), Jake Reardon (three points) and Andre Contrares (two points). Keenan Hubbard led the team in blocks and rebounds.

Youth climbing

EVO Concord’s Grant Dreffer won his age group in the USA Climbing’s Youth Divisional Competition. He is heading to the national competition for a third straight year.

Golf results

Nancy Calder, Laura Turner, Marge Bell and Mary Jane Bergman won the Colored Ball Best of Four event at Concord Country Club with a combined score of 64. Sue Flint, Kim Hutton, Gretchen Knapton and Mary Ann Cioffi took second place with a round of 65. Lois Davis, Geri Levesque, Cheryl Murphy and Ruth Gaskill took third place with a round of 67.

Tennis camps

Concord Recreation is offering the following tennis camps: beginners, grades 3-5, July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Intermediate and advanced, grades 6-9, July 11-15, from 1-4 p.m.; Learn and Play day lessons, grades 1-5, Mondays-Thursdays at Merrill Park, July 18-28, 9-10:15 a.m.; Learn and Play evening lessons, grades 1-5, Mondays-Thursdays at Merrill Park, July 18-28 from 5-6:15 p.m. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Coaches needed

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for the 2016-17 school year: varsity asistant football coach (RB/DB/special teams) and winter cheerleading. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

The Franklin School District has the following coaching vacancies: JV volleyball (fall), JV/varsity football assistant (fall), football athletic trainer (varsity, JV, middle school), JV girls’ basketball (winter), varsity indoor track (winter) and varsity outdoor track (spring). Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contacts for three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org or 119 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Coaches needed

Concord High School has an opening for 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.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2016-17 school year: winter cheerleading coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

Hopkinton High School is looking for the following coaching positions: JV girls’ soccer 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.

The Franklin School District has the following coaching vacancies: High school JV volleyball (fall), JV girls’ basketball (winter), indoor track (winter) and outdoor track (spring). Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contacts for three refenses to Athletic DirectorDan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org or 119 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Rundlett Middle School has the following coaching vacancies: field hockey “B” team and volleyball “B” team. Applicants should send three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301 or email smello@sau8.org.

Pittsfield Middle High School is looking for a girls’ varsity soccer 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, resume and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, 03263.

Events

The Concord City ‘A’ men’s tennis tournament will be held at the Bow Brook Club from July 11-17. Singles and doubles competition is open to any male resident of Concord, its surrounding (contiguous) towns and members of Bow Brook Club. The deadline for registration is July 5. Contact George Lagos at 774-3575 or by email at georgelagos@comcast.net to register or with any questions.

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 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. 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.

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.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

UNH field hockey team will hold two summer camps as well as two summer youth clinics. Session I will be held Wednesday-Saturday, 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.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps will be held as follows: Boys’ Point Guard/Post Player Camp at NHTI Wednesday-Friday, and the 23rd annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 24-28. Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six towns around NH: Tuesday-July 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.

IHB baseball camp will be held Tuesday-July 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.

Wildcats Football Camp hosted by the UNH football program will be held on July 10-14 for players in grades 6-12. Sessions are 5:30-8 p.m. daily. The cost of the camp is $175 if you register before Friday. Campers must supply their own approved helmet, shoulder pads, pants, football shoes and mouth guard. Registration and more information is available at unhwildcats.com/camps. Contact Bobby Callahan with any questions at bobby.callahan@unh.edu.

Concord Rec soccer camps are now open for registration. First Kicks, ages 2-3 with a parent, 5:30-6:30 p.m., July 18-22, at Keach Park; Half day, grades 1-6, July 11-15 and July 18-22 , 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Keach Park; Mini soccer ages 4-6 (not in 1st grade), July 11-15 and July 25-29, 5:30-7 p.m. at Keach Park; Middle school, grades 6-9, July 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Keach Park. Full day camp, grades 1-6, July 28-29, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Keach Park. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Loudon Freedom and Samba Profession Development soccer camp will be held in Loudon on 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.

The Pembroke Rec Department tennis lessons are being offered at Pembroke Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 13 and running through Aug. 3. Rain dates will be on Thursdays. Forms are available at the Pembroke Town Hall and should be turned in by July 11. The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Grades 3 and under play from 4-4:45 p.m., grades 4-8 play from 5-6 p.m. and adults (14 years and up) play from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 848-9677.

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 July 25 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.

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

Cap City Basketball summer camps will be July 25-29. Camp is open to players entering grades 1-9 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $215 per camp. Visit CapCityBasketball.com. Sign up for both camps and receive 15 percent off both camps.

Tryouts/Registrations

Concord Little League will be offering summer ball for all Concord and area towns. Boys and girls ages 8-12 are encouraged to sign up. Cost is $40 and players receive an MLB hat and t-shirt. Contact Joe Russell at joerussell43@comcast.net with any questions.

Women’s slow pitch softball registrations are now open. The league runs Sunday nights for women 18 and older in July and August. Contact Bow recreation at parksrec@bow-nh.gov.

Bow Rec 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. Go to bow-nh.gov or call 228-2222.

Freedom Soccer Premier and Elite teams are holding 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 is offering men’s, women’s and coed soccer leagues for this summer. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org/Leagues/index_E.html.

Soccer tryouts will be held for the Capital Soccer Club U13 and U14 fall teams (2003 and 2004 birthdays) for the 2016-2017 season. Visit capitalsoccerclub-nh.com to register or contact Ben Stephenson at capitalsoccernh@gmail.com for more information.

Fall sport registrations at Rundlett Middle School must be done online by going to ps.sau8.org. Online registration is now open and will close on Sept. 9.

Merrimack Valley High School will hold tryouts in the following sports in the dates that follow: Football: Equipment handout Aug. 8-9; first day of practice on Aug. 10. Boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, cross country, spirit, golf and bass fishing: Aug. 15, 8 a.m. on each of the teams’ respective fields.

Merrimack Valley Middle School fall sports dates are as follows:Football: Aug. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Tryouts for soccer, cross-country and field hockey: Aug. 30, from 2:45-4:30 p.m. Spirit tryouts: Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. The above times are subject to change, so be sure to check the MVMS Athletics website during the summer for any updates.

Concord High fall sports registration can be done by signing into your PowerSchool Parent account at ps.sau8.org. Once logged into PowerSchool, click the “Athletic Registration” link in the left menu. Registrations should be done as soon as possible.

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