A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Softball champs

The NH Lady Cannons 16U black team took two championship titles over the past month. On the weekend of June 24, the Cannons went 6-0 to capture the title at the Summer Sizzler held in Brattleboro, Vt. This past weekend, the Cannons went 4-0 at the Triple Play Tournament held in Waterville, Maine. Pictured above: Madison Bush, Sarah Ferguson, Hailey Taylor Gallien, Jackie Hill, Tristan Keller, Kali Kolehmainen, Gabby Lajeunesse, Danille Parent, Mac Stephen, Oliva Stewart, Emile Tousignant, Gwen Tupman, Madison Willingham, Katlyn Coulter and Alexis Palmisano.

Concord City tennis

In first-round play of the Concord City “A” tennis tournament, Justin Toler defeated Amir Alic, 7-5, 6-3; Thomas Bengtson defeated Larry Barnes, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; and George Lagos defeated Mike Constantin, 6-1, 6-1.

Golf results

This past weekend, participants at Loudon Country Club took part in the Loudon and Crystal Cup. Winning the Loudon Cup were Bob Landry and Denis Guy, while the runner-ups were Chris Rallis and Bob Chagnon and Art Martin and Dana Brown placed third. Winning the Crystal Cup were Cindy Brown and Annette Chagnon, while Val Guy and Sue Witham finished second.

Local track and field

Concord’s Josan Williams earned ninth in the 8-and-under javelin (37-9), 16th in long jump (7-2.75) and 17th in the 100 (17.79) for the Granite State Flash at the USATF Junior Olympics Northeast Regional Championships.

Trail race

The Frenzy in the Forest, a five-mile trail race, will be held Saturday in Webb Forest, off Harding Hill Road in Sunapee. The race is part of the western N.H. trail race series. Register online at wnhtrs.com.


Concord City A Tennis Tournament At 5:30 today, play continues with Jason Hall playing Peter Rouvalis and first round doubles begins with Amir Alic and Mike Constantin facing Jerry Kingwill and Whitey Joslin.

Annual CHS Baseball Golf Tournament will be held on Friday at Beaver Meadow Golf Course with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per player. Contact Scott Owen at sowen@sau8.org for more information.

Summer high school basketball tournaments will be held at NHTI Saturday 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.

Granite State Open golf tournament will be hosted by Loudon Country Club on Aug. 28 to benefit veterans. Cost to enter is $150 per team. Over $3,000 in prizes are up for grabs. Call the pro shop at 783-3372 for more details.

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.

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.


Capital City Vipers annual football and cheer camp will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Broken Ground School. Any athlete wanting to learn more about football and cheer is encouraged to sign up. The cost is $45. Each athlete receives a t-shirt after signing up. Contact ccvipers@gmail.com.

The Pembroke Rec tennis lessons are being offered at Pembroke Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays starting this Wednesday 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 Monday. 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.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps will be held as follows: 23rd annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 24-28. Laconia and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 Thursday-July 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.

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, Monday-Friday and July 18-22 , 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Keach Park; Mini soccer ages 4-6 (not in 1st grade), 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. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Concord Rec tennis camps are now open for registration: 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.

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.


Concord Capitols football and cheer registration for grades K-8 will be held on Tuesday and July 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Field on Iron Works Rd. in Concord. Teams are grade based with no weight limits. Football conditioning and skills sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Martin Field from 6-7:30 p.m., beginning this Tuesday. These are open to all football players and those interested in football. The sessions are free. Contact ray@raimogallagher.com.

NH Lady Cannons softball club will hold tryouts for the 2016 fall season and the 2017 summer season. Tryouts for 12U and 14U will be held on July 26 6-8 p.m. at the Concord Sport Center. Tryouts for 16U and 18U will be held on July 27 at the Concord Sport Center 6- 8 p.m. There is a $25 dollar tryout fee for all players. If you have any questions please contact either Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@me.com or 603-944-6445 or Whitney Roberts at 603-733-6096.

NH Comets ASA softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2016-17 season on the following dates and times: July 26 at 5:30 p.m. for 10U, 12U and 14U; Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., for 16U and 18U; Aug. 6, for 10U at 9 a.m., 12U at 10:30 a.m., 14U at 12:30 p.m., 16U and 18U at 2 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Hanson Park on Albin Road in Bow.

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.

Capital Soccer Club tryouts will be held for the 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.

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.

Franklin School District has the following coaching vacancies: JV volleyball (fall), JV/varsity football assistant (fall), football athletic trainer (varsity, JV, middle school), spirit (fall and winter), 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.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2016-17 school year: winter cheerleading coach and a varsity assistant football coach (RB/DB/special teams). 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 girls’ volleyball, varsity wrestling, assistant boys’ ice hockey, JV girls’ basketball and varsity track and field. 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.

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.