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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Friday, January 06, 2017
JV results

Led by the trio of Billy Fraser (14 points), Charlie Coffin (14 points) and Tommy Fraser (13 points), the Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team knocked off Pembroke, 54-34.

Luke McCusker poured in 15 points and the Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team cruised to a 65-19 win over Oyster River. Jacob Rich chipped in with 11 points for the Bears.

Miah Boucher scored eight points and the Merrimack Valley girls’ JV basketball team beat Souhegan, 38-24. The Pride improved to 5-1 on the season.

Seven different players scored for the Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team in a 50-36 loss to Raymond. Mike Baer and Tyler Allen scored seven points apiece while Derek West added six to go along with 10 rebounds and three steals.

The Hopkinton girls’ JV basketball team ran past Raymond, 32-21. Ellie Owen led the way with eight points to propel the Hawks over the .500 mark on the year at 4-3.

The Concord girls’ JV basketball team lost a close one to Exeter, 31-30. Anna Brock paced the Tide in scoring with eight points while Kylar Buchholz had a big night on the glass with 13 rebounds. Quinn Daniels added nine points and 16 rebounds.

Trajan Davis finished with six points for the Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team in a 52-28 loss to Fall Mountain.

Freshmen result

Shayla Weeden scored nine points to lift the Concord girls’ freshmen basketball team to a 48-28 win over Exeter. Assisting Weeden were teammates Anna Brock and Kylar Buchholz, who each scored eight points.

Middle school results

Trailing by as much as 21 points in the first quarter, the Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team nearly rallied all the way back before falling to the World Academy of Nashua, 65-48. Thomas Hoffman paced the Hawks with 18 points while Quinn Whitehead added nine.

Holderness results

The Holderness School girls’ hockey team defeated Vermont Academy, 3-0. The boys’ team defeated Proctor Academy, 3-2.

Unified basketball

The Merrimack Valley unified basketball team lost its season opener, 36-33, to Stevens. Nick Brown led the way for the Pride with 10 points while teammates Danny Green and Shalisa McArthur-Scott played standout defense. MV’s home opener is scheduled for Jan. 24 against John Stark.

The Bow High unified basketball team led from start to finish to beat Concord, 49-26. The Falcons were paced by Jack Rich with a game-high 18 points. Zach Jukoski chipped in 11 points for the Falcons, while Colin Devaney added six and Keith Descoteaux had four.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Seacoast United Baseball Skills classes are coming to Concord. Seacoast United Pirates Baseball Club will be offering skills classes to area ballplayers during the winter months of 2017. Programs will run for 12 weeks at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility. Programs begin Jan. 17. The 12-week cost is $175.00 To register, please visit seacoastunitedexpress.org or contact Jordan Anderson, janderson@seacoastunited.com.

Bow Parks and Recreation is offering free intermediate archery lessons, kindergarten basketball, floor hockey, indoor tennis and several other fitness programs. For more information, visit bownh.gov or call 228-2222.

Concord Parks & Recreation is offering the following programs. For more information on all programs go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690. Ice skating lessons for ages 4-adult are available for beginner and intermediate levels. Lessons run from today to Feb. 11. Concord Nordic BKL program offers training for new and experienced skiers in grades K-5. Program runs on Fridays starting this week and go through Feb. 10 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children are required to provide their own equipment.

Concord Parks & Recreation is offering taekwondo classes beginning today through Feb. 11 from 10-11 a.m. The class will be instructed by Daniel Jung at the New Heights Community Center teaching self-defense, discipline and coordination.

The Passaconaway Club in Concord is offering fly tying classes at the beginner and intermediate levels beginning Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Classes are limited to 15 students and the minimum age is 14. For details or to register, visit concordtu.org or email welchkenneth24@gmail.com with questions.

New Hampshire High School Softball Coaches’ Association is sponsoring a conference and clinic for any softball coaches and players of all levels on Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at NHTI. Cost includes admission to all conference sessions and the player clinic. Contact NHSCA President David Hedge at dhedge@windhamsd.org.

MV Blue Storm indoor girls’ lacrosse clinics are being offered starting Jan. 15. Sessions run on Sundays for 10 weeks. Clinics for grades pre-K-4 are from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and clinics for grades 5-9 are from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $80 for all 10 sessions or $15 per session. Clinics will be held at the Concord Sports Center.

Indoor soccer leagues for youth and adults are being offered at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow for ages 4-60. Divisions are available for separate genders as well as for coed with each age group. The next 12-week session begins the week of Jan. 20. All teams will play one game per week. For more information, or to register, call 226-4646 or visit FieldHouseSports.com.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow is accepting registrations for its Field Hockey Skills Clinic for boys and girls, ages 4-10. The next session will take place on Jan. 26. The clinics meet on Thursdays in the afternoon for six-week sessions and are coached by Bow High School field hockey Coach Tracy Berube. The cost is $65 and to register, call 226-4646 or visit FieldHouseSports.com.

Softball hitting and pitching clinic will be hosted by Plymouth State softball on Jan. 29. Hitting will run from 10 a.m. to noon with Dick Blood, former head coach at Cornell University, as the lead instructor. Pitching will run from 12:30-2 p.m. with Harold Sachs, head coach at Salem High School. Clinics will cover hitting and pitching mechanics and fundamentals for all ages. Cost is $40 for one session and $70 for both. Registration is limited. Email Bruce Addison at beaddison@plymouth.edu.

Events

Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at both the Gilford High School and Gilford Middle School gymnasiums. The fundraising event is a co-ed tournament for high-school age students through adults. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship. Entry fee is $100. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Forge at forge@worldpath.net.

Sandwich Parks and Recreation will host a citizens cross-country skiing race today. This will feature a 4.6 kilometer Nordic race course. Participants can choose either classic or skate in this friendly, low key competition. Registration for the citizens race will be from 11:15 to 11:50 a.m. and the cost is $5. The citizens race starts at noon. Any questions, please contact Ole Anderson, Sandwich Parks and Recreation director, at 284-6473 or sandwichrecreation@gmail.com.

UNH ski program, in conjunction with SkiNH.com and Learfield, is offering a limited number of discount ticket packages for alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout the state for the 2016-17 season. All tickets are good for any day. All proceeds from sales go to the UNH ski team. For more information, contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at corys@unh.edu or 512-2317.

Tryouts/Registrations

The Lakes Region Flag Football League is looking for players between ages 5 and 7 for its winter league. Time will be every Saturday at the Tilton Sports Center beginning Jan. 21 and running until April 1. Games will be played at either noon or 1 p.m. There is limited space available. Register online at lrffl.com. Players must be of age as of Jan. 1. The season will consist of a combine, one week of practice, then six weeks of regular season games, followed by playoffs, a super bowl and consolation game. Cost will be $150 per player for a 12-week session, and will include an NFL Flag jersey and flag belt. Payment by credit card, check or cash.

Derry Spartans basketball will be holding tryouts for their spring basketball teams at the Sportszone in Derry on Jan. 15. Tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3-6 will be from 2-3 p.m., boys and girls in grades 7-8 will be from 3-4 p.m. and high school boys and girls will be from 4-5 p.m. Visit NHSpartans.com or call 401-0082 for more information.

Lakes Region Flag Football League registrations are now open. League starts on Jan. 21 and runs on Saturdays through April 1. Games are played at Tilton Sports Center. Coed divisions are for ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14 (age of January 1). Ages 5-7 played at noon and 1 p.m., ages 8-10 play at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the 11-14 division plays at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Registration fee is $150 for a 12-week season (breaks down to $12.50 per week). Register online at lrffl.com.

Beaver Meadows Golf Course is accepting registrations for its indoor winter golf leagues. Call 228-8954 or visit beavermeadowgolfcourse.com.

Coaches needed

Franklin High School has the following coaching vacancies: Head JV baseball coach, head varsity football coach and head varsity field hockey coach. Franklin Middle School is also looking for an assistant track and field coach, and both a head football coach and assistant. All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancy: head cross country coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching opening for the 2016-17 school year: 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, 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Bow Memorial School is looking for a middle school cheerleading coach. Interested candidates please email Jim Kaufman at jimk@bownet.org.or call 228-2210 ext. 303.

Junior Monarchs are looking for a coach for the U12 level for the 2016-17 season. For more information contact Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or 270-1024.

Volunteers needed

Concord Babe Ruth League is in need of Board Members including a Treasurer. Contact minerys@comcast.net for information or to express interest.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball, serving Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury and Andover, is seeking volunteers for the coming year, including several board positions. Please contact Chris Drew at 568-2358 or sully0923@yahoo.com for more information.

Players needed

NH Comets USA/ASA Junior Olympic 12U team is looking for a couple of competitive softball players to fill its roster for the 2017 spring/summer season. Players must be born in 2004 or 2005. Winter workouts run from Nov.-Apr. If interested, contact John Carignan at 834-0560 or jcarignan@wilsonfive.com.

U16 ASA Junior Olympic New England Fusion Golf softball team is looking to finalize its roster with an experienced catcher and corner infielder. If interested, contact Mike Bernier at 513-8018 or at michael.bernier@myfairpoint.net.

NH Lightning 18U Black softball team has a few open spots for the 2017 season. If interested in a private tryout, or have any questions about team and program, please email to scb7201@gmail.com or call 344-7201. Open tryout schedule can be found at nhlightning.org.

New Hampshire Comets are looking for a few solid 10U players for the 2017 season. Call 856-5840.

NH Lightning U14 Blue team is looking for players for the 2017 season. Email Coach Ted Merrow at themerrows@comcast.net for a private tryout.

Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for players to fill their 2017 rosters for 14U and 16U teams. Interested athletes and parents should contact Bill at wclary@iCloud.com for 14U team information and Shawn at Shawndg72@hotmail.com for 16U team information.

Plex ASA U14 softball team is looking for a few more players to round out their roster, specifically a catcher and a utility player. Please contact Stacy at 497-7855 if interested.