A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Members of the Concord Boys & Girls Club seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball team pose for a group photo after winning the MSBL Division I championship over the weekend. Shown above are Coach Freddy Rivera, Libbey Hicks, Ami Rivera, Isabella Rivera, Gracie Bresson, Laura Jacques, Coach Darrell, Riley Marsh, Halle Laramie, Laura Gamelin, Kayli Daigneault, Elisabeth Blinn, Jayden Johnson and Coach Laramie. Courtesy

Monday, March 20, 2017
Youth basketball

The Concord Boys & Girls Club seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball team (above) won the MSBL Division I championship, beating previously undefeated Derry, 43-35. Concord received balanced scoring with Ami Rivera scoring a team-high 13 points and Libbey Hicks adding 11. Isabella Rivera also chipped in with eight points.

The Bow sixth-grade girls’ basketball team ran the table at the Rochester Fast Break Tournament over the weekend with a 6-0 record. Bow defeated Exeter, Rochester, Hampton, Farmington and York, Maine before topping Rochester for a second time, 33-9, in the finals. Bow averaged 40 points per game and limited its opponents to just 11. Leading the attack was Lyndsey LaPerle (10 points per game) while Ellie Pingree, Alexandra Larrabee, Isabella LaPerle and Catherine Windsor all played a factor.


The University of New Hampshire gymnastics team has been selected to compete in the 2017 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships Gainesville Regional hosted by the University of Florida on April 1 at 4 p.m. It wil be the 34th time in 36 years that UNH will head to the NCAA Regionals.

PSU results

Josh Goulet came through with an RBI single in the seventh inning and the Plymouth State University baseball team defeated Saint Joseph’s College, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader in Florida. The Panthers lost Game 2, 6-3.

Katie Kennard (Concord) scored the game-winning run for the Plymouth State University softball team in a 4-3 win over St. Olaf College in the first game of a doubleheader in Florida. Kennard scored in the seventh inning on an RBI single from Nora Butler. PSU lost the second game in extra innings, 7-4.

Concord Recreation

Concord Parks & Recreation will be hosting its NFL Flag Football Preview Day on April 8 at Merrill Park from 10-noon. Participants will have the opportunity to play in games and drills run by Coach Scott DeFreitas while also meeting former New England Patriots player Pete Brock. The event is for ages 6-11 and is free of charge.

Concord Parks & Recreation has added a spring soccer league for kids in third and fourth grade. The league will run on Saturdays from May 6-June 10 from 12-4 p.m. Teams will meet once per week for practice and play games at Keach Park.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School has the following coaching vacancies: girls’ JV soccer and boys’ JV soccer. Please email Andy Lathrop, Director of Athletics, at alathrop@bishopbrady.edu or send information to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, 03301.

Concord High School is looking for a boys’ freshman lacrosse coach, a girls’ freshman softball coach, a varsity golf coach, a girls’ varsity soccer coach, girls’ freshman soccer coach, a boys’ freshman soccer coach and a boys’ JV lacrosse coach. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, 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 a head coach for field hockey. 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 vacancies: Head cross country coach and two assistant football coaches. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, and click on employment, then athletics and fill out application.

Hopkinton High School is looking for the following spring coaches: varsity track and field, JV boys’ lacrosse and assistant varsity girls’ lacrosse. Interested applicants should send a letter and resume to Athletic Director Dan Meserve at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.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, 03281 or 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.


Concord High School spring sports tryouts will run through Friday. Team photos will be taken on April 5 outside CHS at 3 p.m, and Meet the Coaches Night will be later on that evening in the auditorium at 7 p.m.

Concord Northeast baseball and softball registrations are now open for the 2017 season. The program offers T-ball (ages 4-6), baseball (ages 6-12) and softball (ages 6-16). For more information email the league registrar, Pam Wicks, at pjmac228@gmail.com or visit concordnortheast.com.

Fieldhouse Sports in Bow is accepting youth and adult team and individual registrations for the next eight-week session of Indoor Soccer Leagues. Youth (ages 5-18) begin Apr.15and will play Saturday afternoons/evenings. Adults (men, women and adult coed, ages 19-60) begin Apr.11 and play Monday-Thursday nights. To register a team or individual, call Fieldhouse Sports at 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. Visit our website at www.fieldhousesports.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.

Post 21 Senior Legion baseball tryouts will be held on May 7 at Concord Sports Center. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and tryouts start at 10 a.m. Players who attend the following high schools are eligible: Concord, Pembroke Academy, Merrimack Valley, Bow, Coe-Brown, John Stark, Bishop Brady and Pittsfield. Contact coach Matt Skoby at mattskoby19@gmail.com or contact team manager Carol Nolin at 224-7224 or cnolin1@comcast.net. More information is available at nhpost21baseball.yolasite.com.

Players needed

14U Plex softball team is looking for one more player to round out its roster. The team is coached by Stacy Seidner and Jen Boyden. Both coaches 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.

U16 ASA Junior Olympic New England Fusion Gold softball team is looking for one player to finalize its roster. If interested, contact Mike Bernier at 513-8018 or at michael.bernier@myfairpoint.net.

NH Lightning 18U ASA Softball team is looking to round out its roster for the 2017 tournament season. We will play in five tournaments from June until end of July. Please contact head coach Stu Beckett at scb7201@gmail.com for more information. Training is currently underway. More program information can be found at nhlightning.org.

Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for players to fill its 16U roster and one player for the 14U roster. 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.

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.

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.


Merrimack Valley Blue Storm girls’ lacrosse clinics are happening every Sunday at the Concord Sports Center. Grades preK-fifth are from 2:30-3:30 p.m and clinics for middle schoolers run from 7-8 p.m. Each sessions costs $15. Email kbstearns@icloud.com with any questions.

UNH field hockey has announced two April clinics and tournament dates. The U14/U16 and U19 high school and club team clinic and tournament will be held April 9 and the U16/U19 team clinic and tournament is April 23. Teams can register directly for either event by emailing UNH assistant Coach Ross Gorham at ross.gorham@unh.edu. Team entry fee is $300 per team. Individuals in the U16 and U19 classifications can register online at unhwildcats.com.

UNH women’s lacrosse summer camp will be held June 26-28. The camp is open to girls entering grades 6-12 in the 2017-18 academic year. There are commuter and overnight options, both of which include meals provided at UNH dining facilities. The overnight also includes housing in UNH dormitories. Cost is $375 for the commuter option and $450 for overnight campers. There is a group/team discount available for overnight campers. Register online on the women’s lacrosse home page at unhwildcats.com. Contact UNH women’s lax assistant coach Kate Gunts with any camp specific questions or to receive the group/team discount code by calling 203-722-5335 or e-mailing kate.gunts@unh.edu.

UNH women’s basketball camp is now accepting registrations for girls in grades 2-9 as of the fall of 2017. Session One will run June 26-30. Session Two will run from July 10-14. Both camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday and camp ending at 2 p.m. on Friday. To register go to unhwildcats.com/camps. For more details contact assistant coach Kelsey Hogan at kelsey.hogan@unh.edu or 862-4059.

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.

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. 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.


John Stark Winter Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and families will take place on Wednesday. The evening will start in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. for dessert and drinks before moving to the gym at 6 p.m. where all teams will be recognized and the Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athlete awards will be given. The evening will conclude with programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific recognition.

The Capitol Area Racing Series will begin on Saturday at the Gilmanton 5K. Registrations are still being accepted at runcarsnh.com. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu for more.

Culture of Sports conference hosted by NHTI Sports Management Club is on April 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will include keynote speaker Jamie Staton from WMUR, plus Monitor Sports Editor Tim O’Sullivan and others. The conference is for sports-minded professionals from every level including sports management majors, coaches, aspiring athletic directors and sports executives. For students who register before March 30, cost is $10 per person or $30 for a group of four. Register after April 1 for $15 per person or $40 for a group of four. For professional registration, cost before March 30 is for $30 per person or $80 for a group of four. Registration after April 1 for professions is $40 per person or $100 for a group of four. For more information contact Ian Ferguson at 207-408-2091 or ferguson.ian10@gmail.com, or contact Paul Hogan at 230-4041 or at phogan@ccsnh.edu.