A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord’s Reid Ljungholm and Kody Hardy (Team West) pose with CHaD patient Hannah and their fellow All-Stars during Buddy Day for the CHaD NH East-West High School Football All-Star Game on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester. The Concord students will suit up for Team West for the charity football game which benefits Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The event allowed players for the football game to meet up with patients who benefit from the programs funded by the game. With Ljungholm and Hardy are Stevens’ Parker Smith (front); CHaD Buddy Hannah; and Laconia’s James McDonald and Jacob Filgate. Courtesy

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Youth baseball

In the Concord Northeast Baseball League (Majors 70-feet), Banks Chevrolet beat Rowley Agency, 5-3. Nathanial Johnson had a hit and scored while Ben Masur pitched two solid innings and had a double and three RBI for Rowley. Banks pitchers Cam Plumb (four strikeouts in three innings) and Dylan Miles (7 seven strikeouts in three innings) combined for the win. AJ Fennelly (single, two RBI, run), Dylan Miles (double, two runs) and Jacob Plante (double, triple, RBI, run) paced the offense. Bryce Miller, Griffin Norwalt, and Trent Urbon anchored the defense for Banks.

In the Majord Division, Fratello’s beat the Hopkinton Whales, 10-6. Joe Yanzo led the offense for the Whales and Colby Boissy played strong defense. For Fratello’s Mitch Coffey pitched four innings to earn the win. Ryan Otterson scored twice and played strong defense.

Middle school results

Brooke Carlson hit a home run and Emma Crawford keyed a first-inning rally with a two-run single as the Hopkinton Middle School softball team defeated Sunapee. Megan Kimball-Rhines reached base four times and Kally Murdough hit a pair of triples. Kimball-Rhines and Murdough shared pitching duties for a combined two-hitter.

The Hopkinton Middle School baseball team fell to Sunapee, 11-1. The Hawks were led on offense by Parker Martel and Hunter Boissy. Boissy also completed a double play with Brendan Elrick in the first inning.

Freshmen results

Jamie Huffman, Gage Piwowarczyk, Will Shoemaker and Matt Burns all had hits and Piwowarczyk went 5⅔ innings with three strikeouts in Concord’s 5-4 win over Portsmouth. Jamie Huffman threw one inning to close the game.

JV Baseball

The Concord JV baseball team (2-2) lost to Londonderry on Thursday. Ryan Merchant, Andrew Champagne and John Ahfeld had hits for the Tide while Chase Langevin pitched well in relief.

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 varsity golf coach, a girls’ varsity soccer coach, a girls’ freshman soccer coach, a JV field hockey coach, a girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coach and a girls’ varsity basketball 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 boys’ soccer coach, 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.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity boys’ soccer, varsity football assistant and varsity girls’ basketball. 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.

Players needed

Concord Sunset Baseball League is looking for players, coaches and sponsors for the upcoming season. Call Steve at 496-3674 or 224-3377 ext. 16.

Central Force girls’ AAU basketball is looking for two girls to fill out their high school roster until June. Please call Mark at 340-1281 if interested or with any questions.

Seacoast United Express Concord Pre-Academy U10/U11 team is seeking players for the upcoming season. Players born in 2007 and 2008 are eligible. The Pre-Academy team plays against elite teams at the regional and national level. Contact Mo Abdirizak at mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com or (614)-370-5208.

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. 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.


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.

Concord Flyers girls track and field program will be opening the season with a practice on May 31 at Memorial Field in Concord from 5:30-7 p.m. All girls ing rades 3-8 who are interested are welcom to attend. Practices normally take place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. that run through late July. Practice meets are on Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and competitive meets are on Thursday evenings at Livingston Park in Manchester. Registration fee for new team members is $90. The fee includes a uniform. For more information contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or 731-0765 or at jackf428@hotmail.com.

USA Baseball will hold regional tryouts for New England’s 11U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U teams in May and June. The six regional teams will then compete against 15 other regions from across the country at the USA Baseball National Training Complex and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C., in the fall. From the final NTIS event, USA Baseball will invite a minimum of 62 players to future National Team Trials, National Team Development Program and Tournament of Stars opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected as part of Team USA in 2018. Tryouts for 11U will be held at Labor Field in East Hartford, Conn., on May 18 at 5 p.m. and June 27 at 9 a.m. Thirteen and 14U will tryout at McAuliffe Park in East Hartford on May 23 at 5 p.m. and July 4 at 9 a.m. Fifteen, 16 and 17U will tryout at East Catholic High School in Manchester, Conn., on June 22 and July 5 at 9 a.m. All tryouts cost $150.

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.


Concord Capitols Youth Football and Cheer has started a gofundme.com drive as it tries to dig out of a financial deficit. To donate or learn more, go to gofundme.com/concord-capitols-youth-football.


UNH field hockey U16 and U19 team clinic and tournament is Sunday. 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.

Cap City Basketball is holding a camp over April vacation for boys and girls in grades 3-8. The camp runs Monday-April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $150 for the week if you pay online or $50 per day if you pay at the door. Camp will be held at Bishop Brady High School. Register at capcitybasketball.com.

Concord Parks & Recreation Co-Ed Spring Soccer League for grades 3-4 will run on Saturdays, May 6-June 10, from 12-4 p.m. at Keach Park. For more information go to For more information visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Bow Recreation free field hockey clinic for players in grades 3-4 will be held on May 19 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Bow Elementary School. Pre-registration is required. Call Bow Recreation at 228-2222.

Concord Crew is offering a learn-to-row program for middle school and high school students. No experience is needed. Session 1 is June 26-July 20 and Session 2 is July 24-August 17. Clinics run Mondays through Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. behind the Everett Arena. Contact info@concordcrew.org with questions and register by June 10 at concordcrew.org.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps information for the summer can be found at hogancamps.com or 340-1719. Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI is June 19-23, Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp is June 25-27, Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp is at NHTI from June 28-30 and the 24th annual Specialty Basketball Camp is July 23-27.

Seacoast Express United will offer the following soccer camps this summer in Concord: Passing and Finishing Camp, U9-U14, July 10-14, 5-7 p.m., $100; Elite Day Camp, U10-U19, July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $220; Community Camp, U6-U12, Aug. 7-11, 4-7 p.m., $120. For more or to register go to seacoastunitedexpress.org or contact Mo Abdirizak at 614-370-5208 or mabdirizak@seacoastunited.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.

Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six different towns around the state. Forms are printable from hogancamps.com along with information, tuition and other important facts about the camps. July 10-13 at Littleton High School, July 10-14 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. Gilford Middle School and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 during the week of July 17-21.

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.

Crimson Tide Summer Cheerleading Camp hosted by Concord High School cheerleaders will be held from July 10-14. It is open to all incoming second- through eighth-graders and will be held at eXtreem Cheer in Bow. Flyers are available at elementary schools via physical education teachers. For more information contact coach Laura Owen at Lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org

Seacoast Express United soccer camps will be held this summer. Passing and Finishing Camp will run July 10-14 from 5-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $100. Seacoast United Express Elite Day Camp will be July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 31 College Drive in Concord. Cost is $220. Seacoast United Express Community Camp is Aug. 7-11 from 4-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $120. For more information on all camps and to register go to seacoastunited.com.

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI July 17-21 for boys and girls in grades 1-3, and a second session for grades 4-11 under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson.