A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Monarchs result

The Manchester Monarchs fell to the Elmira Jackals, 5-4, in overtime. The Monarchs (24-10-2-2) dropped their third game of the season to the Jackals (9-22-5-0) and snapped their eight-game home winning streak with the loss. Elmira had a 3-0 lead heading into the third period, but Matt Leitner recorded his first career hat trick, scoring three goals in one period to tie the game. Quentin Shore gave the Monarchs their first lead of the game with 5:26 left in the game, but the Jackals tied the game with less than a minute and a half left in the third and netted the game-winner 1:46 into overtime.

UNH result

Devan Taylor scored a goal and had two assists, recording a career-high three points, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to a 4-1 victory at home. UNH improved to 10-13-1 overall and 8-7-1 in Hockey East. Maine fell to 8-15-1 (overall) and 4-11-1 (Hockey East). Jonna Curtis (goal, assist), Ali Praus (two assists), Marie-Jo Pelletier (goal) and Amy Schlagel (goal) also contributed offensively. Hilary Cashin made 21 saves for the Wildcats.

JV results

The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball game defeated Bow, 62-24. Luke McCusker (14 points), Jacob Rich (13 points), Josiah Hinrichsen (six points), Brandon Eaton (six points) and Tyler Troy (six points) led Coe-Brown.

The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team forced overtime, but lost to Kearsarge, 41-35. Molly and Lauren McLaughlin both scored seven points, while Theresa Irving contributed four points and six rebounds.

The Concord JV girls’ basketball team beat Nashua South, 42-12. Madeline Dickson led the Tide with nine points and eight steals. Megan cox finished with eight points, seven rebounds and seven steals.

The Concord JV boys’ basketball team improved to 4-3 with a 75-74 overtime win over Nashua South. Scott Lampron (24 points) and Rylan Canabano (20 points) led the Tide. Concord scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to erase a 16-point deficit to force overtime.

Middle school results

The Rundlett girls’ B basketball team lost to Milford, 24-17. Leading the scoring were Emma Torija (seven points) and Paige Cutting (six points).

The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team finished the regular season with a win over Chester Academy, 33-13. The Hawks were led by Maddy Follansbee with eight points and strong play from Lily Owen, Maurgan McGrath and Jessie Carney.

Youth basketball

The Christa McAuliffe Hybrid boys’ team defeated Broken Ground/Beaver Meadow, 25-14. For Christa McAuliffe, Nater Wachter had 10 points and Elliott Brock added five. Davis Foley had two steals. For Broken Ground/Beaver Meadow, Nick DiBuono scored eight points while Trent Urbon tallied five and played excellent defense.

St. Paul’s results

The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team defeated Exeter, 8-1. Finley and Gillis Frechette each score twice, and Concord’s Isabel Stoddard, Bridget Babcock, and Bella Kang added single tallies. Peri Donaldson stopped a penalty shot and made 12 saves to earn the win in net.

The St. Paul’s girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Brewster, 34-32. Maddy Buffet and Jaxy Marquez each had eight points and Marquez did a great job at the point. Emiliana Geronimo controlled the boards. Ruby Cheetham added six points.

The St. Paul’s boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Winchendon, 74-67. Vincenzo Bufalino (25 points, seven assists, six rebounds), Colby Gates (16 points), Fisher Gates (15 points) and Concord’s Chapin Bassi (seven points, five steals) led St. Paul’s.

Tilton School results

The Tilton boys’ varsity basketball team defeated St. Andrew’s, 72-60. Marcus Zegarowski (27 points, five rebounds, three assists), Max Zegarowski (19 points, four rebounds), Ryan Layman (11 points, five rebounds, four assists), Terrell Brown (10 points, six blocks, four rebounds), Drew Butler (seven points, six rebounds, five assists) and Rob Birstonas (six points, six rebounds) led Tilton.

The Tilton girls’ hockey team defeated Albany Academy, 3-1. Ally Joly (12 saves), Kaitlin Bardellini (goal), Stephanie Nevers (goal) and Shannon Colbert (goal) led Tilton.

Proctor Academy results

The Proctor boys’ basketball team defeated Bradford Christian, 100-77. Geo Baker (30 points) and Tshiefu Ngalakulondi (20 points) led Proctor.

The Proctor boys’ hockey team defeated Hebron, 5-3.

Blue Storm lax

Blue Storm Sports girls’ and boys’ lacrosse sign-ups are now open for players in grades 1-8. Go to bluestormsports.com to register and for more information.


NHTI basketball clinics led by men’s head coach Paul Hogan and his team will be held at the Wellness Center gym in Concord. Clinics will be held today, Feb. 5, 11 and 12. Clinics run from 8:30-11 a.m. The clinics are for boys and girls in grades 3-8. The clinics will feature an opportunity for campers to receive positive skill instruction, competitive drills and small games with each clinic. The NHTI men’s coaching staff along with players will provide the instruction under the guidance of Hogan. Campers can attend clinics for $25 pre-registered or $35 at the door. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan for information at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

Concord High softball will hold open workouts for all Concord High students interested in playing softball. Workouts will be conducted in the CHS mini-gym by the CHS coaching staff. The first four dates are Sunday from 1-3 p.m., Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 5 from 1-3 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. For changes check Twitter @chstidesoftball. For more contact sawduke2@comcast.net.

FieldHouse Sports field hockey clinics for boys and girls, ages 4-10, will take place starting on Thursday. 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.

FieldHouse Sports soccer skills clinics have registration open for the next six-week session of soccer skills clinics for ages 6-60, which begins Jan. 30. Clinics are directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps and meet on Monday afternoons. All abilities are welcome. The cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. To register, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. For more information on leagues, rentals and clinics, visit FieldHouseSports.com.

UNH women’s soccer camps are now open for registration. The 2017 Junior Wildcat Girls Soccer Camp will be held from July 10-13. All female players in grades 1-5 (as of the 2017-18 academic year) are invited to register. Four morning sessions will be taught by UNH women's soccer staff and players. Each day runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This session costs $180. The 2017 UNH Girls Soccer Overnight Camp will be held from July 16-19. This session is open to all female player in grades 6-12 (as of the 2017-18 academic year). The overnight option costs $530 and the commuter option totals $430. For more details go to UNHWildcats.com or contact UNH assistant coach Amanda Webb at Amanda.Webb@unh.edu.

UNH field hockey summer camps are now accepting registrations for three 2017 camps: session I (June 28-July 1), session II (July 5-8) and a youth clinic (July 6-7). Session I and II are open to junior high and high school students (as of fall 2017). There are overnight ($475) and commuter ($375) options for both sessions. The youth clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. and is open to ages 5-12. The cost is $35 per day or $60 for both days. To register for session I and session II go to unhwildcats.com/sports/2015/6/23/Camps.aspx. For specific camp questions or to register for the Youth Clinic, please contact Ross Gorham at Ross.gorham@unh.edu or 422-2925. Please contact Carrie Kimball at ckimball@unh.edu with questions.


Blackwater Nordic Citizens Fun Race will be held at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds today immediately following the Hopkinton High School and Middle School race. Course is approximately 4.5K and will have both skate and classic races. Visit blackwaternordic.org for details.

Harlem Wizards will be playing against local teachers and other heroes on Wednesday at Bishop Brady High School at 7 p.m. The game will include audience participation, halftime show and free autographs. Former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi is scheduled to be the honorary coach. For tickets go to harlemwizards.com or to Bodyworks, Shaker Road School, Bishop Brady High School and FIT. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults in advance, with an additional $3 for each cfor tickets purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the American Heart/Stroke Association for Tedy’s Team, Jeremy Woodward running the Boston Marathon.

Plymouth State University Live, Lightning-Fact Auction will be on Feb. 11 from 3-6 p.m in the PSU Welcome Center. The auction is the primary fundraiser to decrease the cost of the baseball team’s annual spring trip to Florida. Cost is $25 to attend and there will be dozens of items up for bid, including Boston Red Sox tickets.

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.


Lakes Region Flag Football League registrations are now open. League starts today and runs on Saturdays through Apr. 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.

Penacook Pride AAU girls’ basketball tryouts will be on Jan. 29 at Merrimack Valley Middle School. High school girls’ tryouts are at 2 p.m., followed by fifth- and sixth-graders at 3:30 p.m. and seventh- and eighth-graders at 5 p.m.

Cap City Basketball will be holding its AAU tryouts on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 at Bishop Brady High School. Tryout times for both boys and girls are as follows: U8, U9, U10, 3-4 p.m.; U11, U12, 4-5 p.m.; U13, U14, 5-6 p.m.’ U15, U16, U17, 6-7 p.m. The AAU teams practice two times per week and will play in five to seven tournaments. Cost for tryouts is $20.

Concord Northeast baseball and softball is now open for registration. T-Ball (ages 4-6), baseball (ages 6-12) and softball (ages 6-16) are offered. To register and to find out more information about the league visit concordnortheast.com.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball is accepting player registrations for the 2017 season. MVYBS serves boys ages 4-15 and girls ages 4-16 residing in Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury, Loudon (softball only) and Andover (baseball only). Sign up online at leaguelineup.com/mvyouthball. Please contact Scott McPherson at mcphersonnh@gmail.com with any questions.

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

Coaches needed

Concord High School is looking for a girls’ varsity tennis coach, a boys’ freshman lacrosse coach, a girls’ varsity soccer coach and a boys’ freshman soccer coach. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301 or email:smello@sau8.org.

Franklin High School has the following coaching vacancies: head JV baseball 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.

Hopkinton Middle School is looking for a varsity track coach with experience in field events. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Dan Meserve at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.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 openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity boys’ soccer and varsity football assistant. 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 .

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.

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

14U Plex softball team is looking for two more girls to round out its roster. The team is coached by Stacy Seidner and Jen Boyden. Stacy and Jen both played and coached at the collegiate level and are looking for girls trying to improve their skills, game strategy and overall strength and conditioning. Contact Stacy Seidner at sseid4444@gmail.com.

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. 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.