A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Members of the Penacook Pride freshman AAU girls’ basketball team from left to right: Theresa Irving, Aislinn McDonald, Katie Meserve, Marissa Payne, Lauren Pettingill, Sadie Merrow, Sophie Potter, Miah Boucher, Jadyn Holmes and Emily Philbrook. COURTESY

Sunday, May 07, 2017
Freshman basketball

The Penacook Pride freshman AAU girls’ basketball team (above) won the Zero Gravity New Hampshire Championship on Sunday after defeating the RIM Storm, 44-34, in the title game. Marissa Payne led the way with a team-high 19 points in the championship game. Emily Philbrook served as the leading rebounder for Penacook.

JV result

Nicole LeBrun finished with 12 strikeouts in a complete-game effort for the Concord JV softball team in a 13-1 win over Keene on Saturday. LeBrun also scored four times and picked up one RBI, while teammates Autumn Nudd (two RBI), Elise O’Neil (three hits) and Maddy Crawford (two hits) paced the offense.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School boys’ tennis team lost to Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, 15-0.

The St. Paul’s School boys’ track and field team placed third with 60 points in a four-school meet at Thayer Academy on Saturday.

The St. Paul’s School girls’ track and field team finished second with 58.5 points at a four-school meet hosted by Thayer Academy on Saturday.

College standouts

Franklin Pierce University senior Samantha Toscano (Northfield) helped the women’s 4x100-meter relay team set a school record at the Northeast-10 Championships on Sunday. The relay team finished the event in 48.87 seconds.

Sahara Brown (Center Barnstead) won the Northeast-10 Conference Javelin Championship on Saturday for the Southern New Hampshire women’s track and field team. Brown’s toss traveled 145 feet, 8 inches for her second consecutive title.

Colby-Sawyer results

The Colby-Sawyer College women’s tennis team claimed its fifth straight NAC/NEAC title with a 9-0 win over Penn State Abington on Sunday at Tri-City Tennis Club. The Chargers will await their NCAA Tournament fate, which is scheduled to be announced today.

The Colby-Sawyer College men’s tennis team improved to 14-10 overall and picked up its fifth consecutive NAC/NEAC title with a 9-0 victory over Penn State Berks on Sunday. The Chargers will play in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight season.

Youth softball

The Quality Cash Market 10U team defeated Granite State Glass, 12-11, in Concord Northeast Softball League action. Jillian Nailor pitched well for Quality Cash Market, while Avery Carter did the same for Granite State Glass.

Sarah Jenness registered six strikeouts and Lily Hacket picked up three hits for the Concord Northeast Dick’s Sporting Goods softball team in a win over Concord Northeast Outdoor Sports Center. Grace MacDonald finished with two hits and two runs scored for Concord Outdoor Sports Center.

Youth lacrosse

The Concord Crush 10U girls’ team defeated Derry, 9-5. Meg Bohan and Fleur-Caryl-Klika each finished with four goals while teammate Ali Cabot won all of her draws.

Youth football

The Kearsarge Wildcats will be holding informational meetings for their youth football and cheerleading programs on May 22 at Maple Street School, and May 24 at Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School at 7 p.m.. Boys and girls in grades first through eighth are welcome from the towns of Hopkinton, Hillsboro, Deering, Washington, Windsor, Warner, Sunapee, Bradford, Newbury, Springfield, Wilmot, Sutton and New London.


Billy MacDougall shot his first hole-in-one on Saturday at Beaver Meadow, holing out from 136 yards away with a pitching wedge on No. 3.

D.J. Knapton and Steve Edwards took first place during a blind draw member-member tournament on Sunday at Concord Country Club. Ron Landry and Peter Annon placed second. In Concord’s two-person best ball event, Shane Clark and Tim Pratt tied for first place with the team led by George Chase with a score of 64. In the women’s event, Lisa Swacha came in first with a net score of 57.

Tennis tournament

The Concord City B men’s tournament is scheduled for June 12 and is sponsored by the Bow Brook Club. Deadline for registration is June 8. Singles entry is $20. Doubles entry is $30 per team. Contact Jeffrey Siegel at cgulls@comcast.net for more information or to register.

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.


Black Fly Open Golf Tournament hosted by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Country Club of N.H. in North Sutton on May 18. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Register and get more information at lakesunapeeregionchamber.com/events/details/2017-black-fly-open-golf-tournament-20.

Operation Hat Trick ceremony hosted by Concord High School baseball to honor local veterans will be 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.

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 Softball Boosters Wiffle Ball Tournament and home run derby is scheduled for May 21 at Dillon Field. A maximum of 24 teams of three people will compete in four separate three-inning games. Cost for team entry is $60, which can be mailed by May 13 or delivered to Tonya or Rob Rochette. Contact Rob at robrochette@gmail.com for an entry form.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 can 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.

Bow High basketball clinic hosted by the girls’ varsity players and coaches will be holding a clinic July 24-27 from 6-8 p.m. at Bow High School. For more information and to register visit sites.google.com/bownet.org/bhsgirlsbasketballclinic/home.

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, girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coaches 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.


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 in grades 3-8 who are interested are welcome 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.

Concord Capitols youth football and cheer signups will be held for the fall season today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Martin Field on Iron Works road. Contact Jen at 608-7470, or by email at jdiachenko@gmail.com with any questions.