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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Monday, May 01, 2017

Unified result

The Pembroke Academy unified volleyball team fell to Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough, 2-1. Desiree Trovato and Amanda Higham both served well for Pembroke.

JV results

The Hopkinton JV baseball team (0-3) fell to Kearsarge, 11-5. Shepyrd Murdough (2-for-4, two RBI), Darren Earley (1-for-1, three walks, RBI, run), Connor Daniels (1-for-2, two walks, run) and Jack Vallari (1-for-1, three walks, run) led the Hawks’ offense. Both Michael Oberheim (run) and Trent Gagnon added an RBI apiece. Vallari also pitched well in relief, recording two strikeouts, and Gagnon made a great catch on a foul pop up while playing third base.

The Concord JV baseball team (5-3) outlasted Salem, 15-12. Ryan Merchant picked up the win, pitching five-plus innings and allowing two earned runs. Tommy Duhaime (3 RBI), Mason Langevin (2 RBI) and John Ahlfeld (2 RBI) paced the offense for the Tide.

The Concord JV softball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 8-6 win over Salem. Elise O'Neil picked up the win pitching seven innings and helped her cause with a home run. Paige Weatherbee (game-winning home run, two runs, two RBI), Emma Dusavitch (hit, run, two RBI) and Evanthia Daukopulos (hit, RBI) carried the offense. Carly Torrance called a great game behind the plate.

Youth baseball

The Sharks defeated the Rattlers, 13-10, in Cal Ripken AAA action. For the Sharks, Tyler Czarkowski hit a triple. Thaddeus Maughan did a nice job behind the plate. For the Rattlers, Nate Windhurst pitched a couple of solid innings with Jackson Kovar playing solid defense behind the plate.

Youth softball

Concord Northeast Dick’s Sporting Goods defeated Concord American Sulloway & Hollis, 8-1. Maddy Wachter pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Sophia Vargas led the offense with a hit and two runs. For Sulloway & Hollis, Sophie Buteau pitched a good game and had a great play at shortstop. Margaret Sheehan turned a double play at first base.

South Main Service defeated Penacook Pharmacy, 13-12, in Capital Area Softball league action. For South Main, Taylor Renna pitched a great game in relief, giving up just two runs in three innings. Natalie Longacre was outstanding at third base and catcher. Maddy Hazelton caught a great game for Penacook and Nora Navoy had a good game at the plate.

Youth lacrosse

The Laconia 10U girls’ team lost to Lakes Region, 13-9. Kali Muzzey led the offense. Sydney Moore, Abby Osmer, Norah Lee and Cali Andriski led the defense.

The Laconia 12U girls lost to Exeter, 9-5. Brianna Wolfe and Ella Dion led the offense and Felicity Faller played well in goal.

The Laconia 14U girls lost a close game to Hampton. Molly Fields made some great saves in goal. Lydia Tucker, Emma O’Neil, Emma LaDuke and Maddy Carignan played well on defense. The offense was led by Katie Wescott, Madison Brooks, Bailey Vachon and Alyssa Peppin.

The Laconia 8U boys’ team lost to Bow, 10-5. Paul Ganchi scored an early goal for Laconia.

The Laconia 10U boys lost to Bow, 13-6.

The Laconia 12U boys lost to Goffstown, 14-7.

The Laconia 14U boys beat Goffstown, 14-3. Noah Potter led the defense and Kyle Harding was strong in goal.

The Concord Crush 10U girls team defeated Hollis, 9-3. Elizabeth Johnson was strong in goal, while both Katie Nelson and Lila Doherty played strong defense and grabbed up some key ground balls.

Tilton results

The Tilton School girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Holderness, 11-3.

The Tilton varsity softball team defeated New Hampton, 4-3.

The Tilton varsity baseball team defeated New Hampton, 10-0.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School boys’ varsity tennis team fell to Andover, 4-0.

NHMS racing results

On Saturday, Shaun Buffington won the first Moat Mountain Road Course Series legends race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The defending track champion started second, but passed pole-sitter Jordan O’Brien in the first couple of laps and held off multiple charges by O’Brien over the course of the race’s 12 circuits. Patrick Dillon finished third.

On Sunday, O’Brien led flag to flag in the Moat Mountain Road Course Series’ second race of the season. O’Brien, who swept both poles at the track, beat Buffington by more than six seconds. Teddy Hodgdon finished third.

The Loudon Road Race Series dropped the green flag on its 2017 racing season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 12 races on Saturday. Dunbarton’s Scott Greenwood won the featured Middleweight Grand Prix “Dash for Cash” event, leading the entire race and besting second- and third-place riders Christian Cronin (Loudon) and Joel Allen (Barrington) by more than 10 seconds.

On Sunday, Rick Breen won the featured Motard race in a back-and-forth battle with Kevin Allen, who finished second. J.C. Bernier finished third.

College standouts

Hopkinton’s Steven Auger, a senior on the Saint Michael’s baseball team played well in a pair of games on Sunday against Stonehill. Saint Michael’s lost the first game of the doubleheader, 18-7, but won the second game, 5-3. In the first game Auger laid down two sacrifice bunts. In the second game, Auger was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.

Pembroke’s Hannah Seidner was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week. Seidner, a sophomore, led the Plymouth State softball team to a 3-1 week, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.91 ERA last week. She earned a victory last Thursday against Keene State, pitching six innings and allowing just one run on five hits and had a walk and a strikeout. Seidner also recorded a win over Rhode Island College on Saturday, going five innings and giving up two runs on 10 hits, striking out four. Seidner improved her season record to 6-2 with a 2.63 earned runs average and two saves in 29 appearances.

Operation Hat Trick

Concord High School baseball will hold its annual Operation Hat Trick ceremony to honor local veterans on May 19 at Memorial Field at 3:40 p.m. All local veterans are invited to attend, especially Concord High alumni. Contact Steve Mello at smello@sau8.org to be added to the list of honorees.

Softball camp

Hawks Softball Camp, run by Hopkinton varsity softball coach Dan Meserve, is open to all area girls ages 7-13. The camp runs June 26-29 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun. Cost is $80 and includes a t-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org if you would like a brochure.

Tryouts/Registrations

Post 21 Senior Legion baseball tryouts will be held on Sunday 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.

Weare Post 65 Junior Legion baseball tryouts will be held on May 20 from 4-6 p.m. at John Stark Regional High School. Players under the age of 18 are eligible and should not turn 18 in the 2017 calendar year. View more information about the league at newhampshireamericanlegionbaseball.com/baseball4A.html. Email or call Coach Pelletier with any questions at dennis.pelletier@jsrhs.net or 361-2961.

Concord High School fall sports registrations will be open from May 23-Aug. 1. Athletes must register online within this timeframe.

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.

Seacoast United Express soccer tryouts for its Pre-Academy and Premier teams for the 2017-18 season on the following dates and times. Age groups are determined by birth year. Boys 2008-10 (June 5 and June 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.), boys 2006-07 (June 5 and June 7 from 6:30-8 p.m.), boys 2003-05 (June 12 and June 14 from 5-6:30 p.m.), boys 1999-2002 (June 12 and June 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.), girls 2008-10 (June 6 and June 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.), girls 2006-07 (June 6 and June 8 from 6:30-8 p.m.), girls 2003-05 (June 13 and June 15 from 5-6:30 p.m.), girls 1999-2002 (June 13 and June 15 from 6:30-8 p.m.). For more information go to seacoastunitedexpress.org.

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.

Events

Lady Wildcat Golf Outing hosted by the UNH women’s basketball team will be held at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland on May 19. The event begins with registration at 8:15 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 3 p.m. and an awards presentation, silent auction and raffle will follow. Registration fees include 18 holes of golf, a cart, greens fees, a tee gift and dinner following play. Participation is $125 for non-UNH affiliated attendees and $110 for UNH alumni and employees. Contact assistant coach Kelsey Hogan at 862-4059 or by e-mail at Kelsey.Hogan@unh.edu for more information.

Concord High School fall sports meetings for students entering grades 10-12 interested in participating in a fall sport must attend a mandatory meeting on May 23 at 3 p.m. at the high school. Meetings for the teams will meet in the following rooms: girls’ cross country (room 4027), boys’ cross country (room 4015), field hockey (W2013), golf (W2042), football (gym), girls’ soccer (W3087), boys’ soccer (W3090), spirit (W2047), volleyball (W2037). Any eighth graders at Rundlett who are intested in playing a fall sport at Concord High this fall must attend an information meeting on May 23 at 3:45 p.m. at Rundlett. Girls will meet in the New Actictivy Room and boys will meet in the Multipurpose Room. Anyone interested in playing football should meet in the RMS Gym.

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.

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. Call Mark at 340-1281 with any questions.

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.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Concord Parks & Recreation Co-Ed Spring Soccer League for grades 3-4 will run on Saturdays starting this Saturday-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.

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. 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 lacrosse assistant coach Kate Gunts with any camp specific questions or to receive the group/team discount code at 203-722-5335 or 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.

Southern New Hampshire University 37th Annual New Hampshire All-Star Basketball School will be hosted by SNHU head basketball coach Stan Spirou. Boys and girls ages 8-16 casn attend either one or both sessions, July 10-14 and/or July 17-21. For more information and to register visit nhallstarcamp.com.

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.

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 girls’ freshman soccer coach, JV field hockey coach, 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 a football line coach. 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.