A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Unified basketball

The Concord High School unified basketball team lost to Stevens, 32-23. It was a hard fought battle led by defensive specialist Tanya Blasko. Leading the offensive charge for the Tide was Drew Nadeau with 14 points and Sean Daley with seven points.

JV result

The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team fell to Winnisquam, 38-28. Porter Tomsick scored two big points for the Hawks and Maddie Bishop battled hard inside.

Middle school results

The Weare Middle School girls’ basketball team improved to 9-1, defeating Litchfield, 48-21. Brady Johnson led the Wildcats with 18 points. Jorja Douzanis scored 13 and Riley Lord added six points.

The Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team lost to Hood Middle School, 51-33. Matt Grandmaison lead the offense with eight points. Matt Plummer added four points and Gavin Wheeler chipped in with three steals.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Eastern Bank Squirt 2 team lost a pair of games, falling to the Maine Breakers, 3-1, and to Junior Monarchs Squirt 1, 1-0. Logan Daigle scored for the Capitals. Matt Nason made several great saves, including stopping a penalty shot.

The Brochu Nursery Concord Squirt 1 team defeated the Cyclones on Friday, 6-1. Concord's goals came from Cam Plumb (two), Tyler Fennelly, Gavin Nestler, Trevor Craigue and Rowan Arndt. Daniel Commerford, Henry Brochu and Chili Cabot provided the assists. Alex Hanson and William Brochu played well defensively.

Youth basketball

The Concord Boys & Girls seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball team improved to 5-1, defeating Hudson, 47-44. Concord was led by Ami Rivera (24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, six steals). Hallie Laramie chipped in with 11 points and Riley Marsh had 10 points. Elizabeth Blinn and Jayden Johnson combined for 19 rebounds to lead the defense.

The Concord Boys and Girls Club fifth and sixth grade boys’ team defeated Londonderry, 79-24. Moses Carr led the team with 18 points. Henry Smalley had 15 points, Max Leahy had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Hunter Lamarre scored 11 points.

UNH men’s hoop

UNH men’s basketball head Coach Bill Herrion announced that senior Jacoby Armstrong and junior Darryl Stewart will redshirt the 2016-17 season. Armstrong has averaged 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 88 career games with the Wildcats in three seasons. Stewart transferred to UNH from Tyler Junior College in Texas. The Wildcats are currently 9-6 overall and 0-1 in America East.

College standouts

Chichester native and Pembroke Academy graduate, senior Cody Steed finished second in the triple jump at the Dartmouth Relays over the weekend. Steed’s leap of 13.38 meters earned eight of the Franklin Pierce men’s indoor track team’s 43 points. Franklin Pierce finished third as a team. Concord’s B.J. Smith, a senior, placed 22nd in the 3,000 meter run. Steed and Smith earned the Northeast-10 Conference’s Field and Track Athletes of the Week honors, respectively.

Tilton School results

The Tilton varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Proctor, 66-58. Max Zegarowski (17 points) paced the scoring, while Marcus Zegarowski (13 points, six assists, four steals, four rebounds), Ryan Layman (11 points, three assists, two steals), Drew Butler (10 points, five assists, four rebounds) and Terrell Brown (nine points, five blocks, four rebounds, two assists) also made major contributions. Eric Beckett (four points, four rebounds) also hit some key free throws down the stretch.

Basketball tryouts

New Hampshire Elite Basketball Club will hold tryouts for spring AAU fourth through eighth grade boys and girls’ teams on Saturday and Monday. New Hampshire Elite is coached and operated by Dustin Freeman, assistant coach at Brewster Academy, the top-ranked high school team in the country. Register online and view complete tryout schedule at NewHampshireElite.com. Tryouts are $10 per player.

Volunteers needed

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

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.

Capital Soccer Club is seeking a U13 (2004 birth year) goalkeeper and U14 (2003 birth year) players for its elite teams playing in the Northeast Soccer League (Maple). See club information at capitalsoccerclub-nh.com. Contact Ben Stephenson at 491-3819.


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.

Passaconaway Club in Concord is offering fly tying classes at the beginner and intermediate levels beginning today 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 Sunday 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 Sunday. 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. Contact Katherine Bucklin Stearns at kbstearns@icloud.com for more information.

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.

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.

Plymouth State softball hitting and pitching clinics will be held 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. Additional clinics for pitching, hitting and defense will be held Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon for all ages. Cost is $30 for one player. Team discounts are offered.


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.


Derry Spartans basketball will be holding tryouts for their spring basketball teams at the Sportszone in Derry on Sunday. 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. Interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org.

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.