A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ soccer team secured a spot in the championship game with a 7-2 victory over Epping. Ashlee Brehio registered a hat trick while Loren Charron (2 goals), Kali Murdough and Brooke Carlson also scored.

College standouts

Lauren Goodspeed (Merrimack) picked up her third shutout of the season to help the Rivier College women’s soccer team knock off Plymouth State, 1-0. Goodspeed finished with 11 saves.

Mary Annon (Concord) of the Wentworth Institute of Technology women’s soccer team was named to the all-conference second team in the Commonwealth Coastal Conference. Annon finished the season with nine points and has started 68 of the 76 games she’s played in her career.


Concord Cap City Basketball is offering a free open practice to watch the Notre Dame Prep Crusaders on Sunday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Concord Boys & Girls Club. For more information, contact Coach Joe at 603-856-1879 or email at capcitybasketball@gmail.com.


The Seacoast United Concord Indoor Sports facility is getting ready for its indoor soccer leagues. League play covers age seven, all the way up to adult men, women and co-ed leagues. For more information, contact Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com

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.


Franklin High School will be celebrating New Hampshire Tackles Hunger at its final home football game on Saturday. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. and admission is free with a non-perishable food item. All proceeds will go to the Twin Rivers Food Pantry on Central Street in Franklin.

Hillsboro-Deering High School fall sports awards will given out on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the HDHS gym. After awards each team will go to its own breakout room. Breakout rooms are as follows: girls’ soccer (gymnasium), boys’ soccer (library), volleyball (cafeteria), cross country (room 102), golf (room 221), bass fishing (gymnasium).

The Concord High Wrestling Hall of Fame will induct six members on Nov. 26 in a 6 p.m. event at Beaver Meadow Country Club – Josh Saxby, Brad Carter, James Warner, Derrick McDuffy, and Angus and Christine Boezeman. For information contact Nick Zeras at 603-785-9705.

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.

Players needed

The Concord Capital Soccer Club is looking for one or two elite players for its 12U and 14U teams. The 14U team is looking for an experienced goalkeeper willing to play at the highest level in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Contact Ben Stephenson at 491-3819 or visit capitalsoccerclub-nh.com for more information.

The 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.

Junior Monarchs hockey club in Hooksett has an opening for a 2007 born goalie and Split Season U18 skaters (1999 and 1998 birth years). For more contact Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or 270-1024.

The New Hampshire Comets are looking for a few solid 10U players for the 2017 season. Call 856-5840.

The 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.

The 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.

The Capital Soccer Club girls U18 Elite team has a couple openings for players. The team will compete in the MA Premier League in the spring. Session cost is $300 and includes two tournaments. For more information visit capitalsoccerclub-nh.com/girls-99-elite.html or contact Andrew Palhof 568-7494 or Palhof@tds.net.


Concord Boys and Girls Club fall basketball registration is underway (grades 2-5). Visit centralnhclubs.org or email Athletic Director, Cory Licata, at Licata@centralnhclubs.org for league/registration info.

Youth and adult indoor soccer leagues are being offered at Fieldhouse Sports indoor sports facility in Bow for ages 4 to over 60, including separate boys’, girls’, men’s, women’s and coed leagues of all abilities. Next 12-week session begins today. Teams play one game per week. To register a team or as an individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. Visit FieldHouseSports.com for more information.

603 Elite basketball coaching staff is hosting a one-hour power session designed to improve skills and teach the game of basketball. Grades 6-12 are welcome. To register, visit 603elite.com. Dates are scheduled for Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at New England College.

New Hampshire High School Softball Coaches' Association is sponsoring a conference and clinic for any softball coaches and players of all levels on Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at NHTI. Registration fee for coaches is $50 postmarked by Dec. 19 or $65 at the door. Registration fee for players is $150 postmarked by Dec. 19 or $160 postmarked after Dec. 20. Cost includes admission to all conference sessions and the player clinic. Contact NHSCA President David Hedge at dhedge@windhamsd.org


Concord Northeast Baseball & Softball Board of Directors will be holding a meeting on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Arnie’s on Loudon Rd. This meeting is to welcome new board members and vote on positions for next year. Meeting is open to the public.


Co-ed flag football league registrations for both youth and adult teams and individuals are currently being accepted at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow. The next 12-week session will begin today. Teams will play one game per week. To register as a team or as an individual call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. For more info visit FieldHouseSports.com.

Concord Boys and Girls Club basketball evaluations for 5th- and 6th-grade boys will be held today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bradley Street Unit and anticipate having both an A and B team for this grade level. The Club is also looking for a coach for the 7/8th-grade boys’ team. If interested please contact Cory Licata 224-1061 x21 or licata@centralnhclubs.org.

Concord High School winter sports online registration closes on Tuesday.

Tri-Town Ice Arena is accepting registrations for its winter mite league (2011-08 birth years) team. Season starts Tuesday. To register call 270-1024 or email jeremy@tri-townicearena.com. More info available at newhampshirejrmonarchs.com.

USTA team tennis winter leagues are being offered in Concord for 12U, 14U and 18U levels. The Health Club of Concord will be hosting a tennis event on Nov. 6 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Players will participate in match play and get an orientation to team tennis. Cost is $10. Pizza included. To register or for more information contact Chris Bouressa at tennisinfo@healthclubofconcord.com.

Rundlett Middle School has the following tryout schedule for winter sports: girls’ basketball, Nov. 7, Nov. 9, Nov. 10 at RMS from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.; boys’ basketball, Nov. 7, Nov. 9, Nov. 10 at RMS; cheerleading, Nov. 15, Nov. 16, Nov. 18 at MPR from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; wrestling, Nov. 28 at NAR from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.; nordic skiing, room 508 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Pembroke Recreation basketball for pre-kindergarten through second grade. Sign-ups will be at Pembroke Town Hall on Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pembroke Town Library. Registration fee is $20. $10 late charge will be added after Nov. 12. Call 848-9677.

ICB basketball registration for the 2016-17 season is open through Nov. 12 for any children in grades 1-8 in the Merrimack Valley School District (including Andover). Register at icbbasketball.siplay.com. Early bird sign up rate is $45 per player until Oct. 31 and is $65 per player after that. Multi-child discounts are also available. Check icbbasketball.com for more information.

Concord High School has the following tryout dates for winter sports: alpine skiing, Nov. 21 in room E3 at 3 p.m.; nordic skiing, Dec. 12 at Memorial Field at 3:15 p.m.; ski jumping, Dec. 12 in the gym at 3:45 p.m.; girls’ basketball, Nov. 28-Nov. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m.; boys;’ basketball, Dec. 5-Dec. 9; cheerleading, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 at Rundlett Middle School from 3:30-5 p.m.; boys’ ice hockey, Nov. 28-Nov. 30 at Everett Arena; girls’ ice hockey, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s School; indoor track boys and girls, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at Concord High School Main Street; swimming, Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 at Concord YMCA at 8:10 p.m.; wrestling, Nov. 14-Nov. 18 from 3-6 p.m.

Coaches needed

Franklin High School is looking for a head varsity coach for the boys basketball team for the upcoming winter season. Contact Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau.18.org.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a girls’ varsity lacrosse coach and indoor track and field assistant coach for the 2016-17 school year. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to mskidds@coebrown.org.

Franklin School District has the following coaching vacancies: middle school cheer (winter). Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contacts for three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org or 119 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancy for 2016-17 school year: head baseball coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2016-17 school year: varsity track and field. 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.

Rundlett Middle School is looking for a girls’ basketball coach and assistant wrestling coach. Interested candidates should send a 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.

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 extension 303.

Junior Monarchs are looking for a coach for the U12 level for the 2016-17 season. For more contact Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or 270-1024.