Roundup of local sports action, briefs, events and notices
Middle school results
The Concord Capitols middle school varsity football team improved to 7-1 and moved into first place with a 34-0 win over Hartford, Vt. George Tarow led the Capitols with three rushing touchdowns, including an 80-yard TD on the opening play. Kevin Suarez (rushing) and David Tuminie (punt return) each had a touchdown. The defense, led by Reid Ljungholm, Sean McCready and Chandler Paradis, had its fifth shutout of the season.
∎The Rundlett “A” volleyball team lost in the semifinals to Hollis by scores of 25-17, 21-25, 10-15.
∎The Weare Middle School girls’ soccer team beat Pelham, 2-0, to advance to the Tri-County finals. The Lady Wildcats and Pelham traded scoring opportunities throughout the first 25 minutes of play. After Weare keeper Joslyn Diamond saved a penalty kick, Brooke Shatney followed with a goal to give Weare a 1-0 lead at halftime. Cara Easter scored Weare’s second goal 14 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick. The defensive unit of Meghan Blanchette, Sarah Clark, Becca McLaughlin and Olivia Sohl played well to keep Pelham scoreless. The Lady Wildcats will host Cawley in the title match.
The Proctor Academy field hockey team defeated Berwick, 5-0. Concord’s Kim Gosselin scored a goal and added an assist, while Kate Pattison (goal, three assists), Kiki Torpey (goal), Baird Davis (goal), Anne Neylon (goal), Michelle Holmes (assist), and Fallon Adair (assist) also played well.
∎The Proctor Academy boys’ soccer team recorded a 2-0 win over Holderness. After a scoreless first half, Proctor’s Sawyer Meegan and Nick Pascucci netted goals in the 55th and 74th minutes. Pascucci also assisted on Meegan’s goal. Goalies Max Barrett and Inigo Jimenez-Oyarzun split the shutout in goal.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton School girls’ varsity soccer team played hard, but fell to Kimball Union Academy, 3-0. Sidney Swormstedt and Allie Munroe had several shots, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Captain Julia Lanni led the midfield and covered a lot of ground in 80 minutes. Freshman Morgan Barlow started her first career game in net and made 14 saves.
The Holderness boys’ varsity soccer team lost to Proctor, 2-0.
∎The JV boys’ soccer team defeated New Hampton, 2-1. Willem Brandwijk and David Poirier scored goals for Holderness. Bobby Wassman and Terrance Amarosa each played one half in net.
∎The JV football team lost to Tilton, 16-12.
∎The varsity field hockey team defeated St. George’s, 3-0.
Plymouth State results
ThePSU (10-5) field hockey team came from behind to defeat St. Joseph’s College, 2-1. St. Joseph’s scored in the 16th minute and held off PSU until midway through the second half when Lauren Carroll scored for the Panthers. Carroll then assisted on Jackie Morin’s goal with five minutes left to play to give the Panthers the victory. Goalie Hilary Lemelin made five saves.
∎The mens’ soccer team (6-10) lost to Clark University (8-9), 3-1. Ted Karlstrand scored for PSU 11 minutes into the second half to cut the deficit to 2-1, but couldn’t score an equalizer. Keeper Bjorn Ohlsson made five saves.
Five Colby-Sawyer tennis players from the perfect CSC Chargers womens’ tennis team were named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) East Division All-Conference Team. Charlotte Horton, Liz Lincoln, Ashlyn Ramsay, and Claire Toffey were named to the Singles First Team. The pairings of Lincoln/Toffey and Donna Gordon/Ramsay were named to the Doubles First Team. Ramsay also earned Rookie of the Year honors.
Loudon CC golf
On Sunday, the Loudon Country Club hosted its annual Member Appreciation Tournament. Karen Landry, Bob Landry, Charley Henry and Norman Fecteau came in first with a score of 54. The second-place team (55) included Joan Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Michelle Jackson and Stephen Jackson, while the third-place (56) team was comprised of Jim Yankee, Bob Davis, Doug Debowski and Ty Kalaus.
Basic and Advanced Basic archery instruction will be starting today at 6:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord. The cost is $60 for four one-hour sessions. Discounts are available for additional family members. All equipment is provided. The instruction is open to ages 7 and up, and offers hallenges from five to 18 meters. Email Mike Bolduc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bow coaches needed
Bow High School seeks candidates for varsity Alpine ski coach and boys’ varsity track coach. Contact Jim Kaufman at 228-2201, extension 303, or email a resume to email@example.com.
Battle of the Badges hockey
The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is calling for NH Police and Fire departments to send players for the 6th Annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship. The annual game for on-ice bragging rights pits Police against Fire, all to raise money to support patients and families at CHaD. Both teams are looking for new players to add to their strong lineups from last year. Tryouts are at the Verizon Wireless Arena for and . The game will be held on a Saturday night in March at the Verizon Wireless Arena. For more information and to register for tryouts, log on to CHaDhockey.org.
U14 Lady Cannons softball team is hosting a Halloween Howl at the Concord Sports Center Saturday from 1-4 p.m. There will be open batting cages, an inflatable slide, sports games and more. All ages are welcome; $10 per child or $20 for the whole family.
NH Legends of Hockey will hold their Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The inductees will also be recognized prior to the Manchester Monarchs game against the Binghamton Senators at 4 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Gold Level seating is available at a discounted price of $15 to the organization. Induction tickets may be purchased by mailing a check to the NH Legends of Hockey to 329 Currier Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229, or on the website through PayPal for $40. Contact Jim Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for both tickets.
Open softball workouts will be held at Concord Sports Center Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Cost is $10 per player. Contact Russ Saucier at email@example.com.
Flag football tournament will be held Nov. 3 at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. Registration is $80 if paid before Oct. 27 and a $100 fee for teams that register after Oct. 27. Play will be seven on seven. Games will be two timed halves. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team as well as the team with the best uniform. Contact Bobby Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message with your contact information and team name.
Granite State baseball dinner will be held Nov. 17 at the Radisson Hotel Expo Center in Manchester. Tickets are $80. Doors open at 5 p.m., with a silent auction and an autograph session from 5-7, followed by dinner at 7. Former NH ballplayers and major league players will be in attendance. For tickets contact the Fisher Cats Ticket Office at 641-2005 or visit nhfishercats.com.
NHIAA Hall of Fame banquet will be held Nov. 18 at the Grappone Conference Center/Courtyard Marriott in Concord. The event will begin with a luncheon followed by the induction ceremony. Contact the NHIAA at 228-8671 or email@example.com.
Millenium Running is offering children younger than 12 free registration, thanks to a partnership with MVP Health Care, to the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving Day 5K Nov. 22 and the Santa Claus Shuffle (and Elf Races) Dec. 1. The first 200 kids to register in each race will receive an official kids race T-shirt. Parents or guardians may pre-register their kids online for free at millenniumrun.com.
Andover Lions Club will hold its annual middle school basketball tournament at Proctor Academy Dec. 26-27. There is an opening for one boys’ team and one girls’ team. Contact Dick O’Connell at 934-0245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonner Camp is offering two new weekend basketball camps. These will operate as preseason training camps to give each participant a jumpstart into the upcoming basketball season and ensure preparation heading into school and travel team tryouts. Each weekend will be broken down into separate groups for boys and girls. Professional basketball player Luke Bonner will be the director of these camps. The first camp is tomorrow-Sunday at Rundlett Middle School for 5th-8th-grade boys and girls. The second camp is Nov. 9-11 at Bishop Brady High School for 9th-12th-grade boys and girls. Visit bonnercamp.com for registration, scheduling details and other information.
Basketball coach clinic hosted by NHTI will take place Sunday. Under the direction of men’s basketball Coach Paul Hogan, the clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a collection of speakers from the high school and college ranks. The clinic is open to the first 75 coaches and interested coaches should contact Hogan at email@example.com to receive a registration form. Special group rates are available for coaching staffs.
The UNH volleyball team is hosting the free Wildcat Kids’ Club clinic Sunday following the team’s match against UMBC at 1 p.m. The clinic is available to children of all ages and features a meet-and-greet autograph session as well as an instructional clinic with members of the UNH volleyball team on the fundamentals of the game, including hitting, serving and defense. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 862-4664.
Free hockey clinic put on by the NH Jr. Monarchs in conjunction with Tri-Town Ice Arena will be held Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. All who enroll and skate that day will have chance at winning one of the Free Learn to Play Hockey Classes (valued at $159). Contact Jeremy at email@example.com or 603-270-1024 and register online at tryhockeyforfree.com. Please note that this is open to skaters of all abilities.
Concord Parks and Recreation is offering the following programs: Basketball for grades 3-6 for Concord/Penacook residents; basketball for grades 7-12 for Concord/Penacook residents; Tae Kwon Do for ages 5 to adults on Saturdays starting Nov. 3; youth and adult archery lessons for beginners to advanced on Fridays and Saturdays; indoor futsal for grades 3-6; adult open gym at Green Street Community Center for ages 18 and under Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. For information, call 225-8690 or visit concordnh.gov.recreation.
Basketball coaches clinic put on by the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization (NHBCO) Fall Coaches Clinic will be held Nov. 3 at Exeter High School. Two clinics are offered, one for high school coaches featuring Dartmouth Men’s Coach Paul Cormier from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and one geared for grades K-8 youth coaches from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Discounts are available for coaching staffs and youth organizations. Contact Jeff Holmes at 531-0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH track & field clinic will be held Nov. 18-19 at the Paul Sweet Oval and the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field facility, located at the university’s Field House. The clinic will run from 6-8 p.m. on both days and is open to all athletes in grades 7-12.
Concord YMCAis offering the following programs : youth lacrosse, TEEN strength and sports conditioning and Couch to 5K. The youth lacrosse program will be for kids ages 7-16 and will gather twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. TEEN strength and sports conditioning will be for ages 13-18 and will meet Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. The Couch to 5K is a 10-week program intended for ages 12 and up.
Bow Recreation is accepting signups for the fall session of floor hockey, which begins today. The program is offered for boys and girls in the following age divisions: 3-year-olds, 4-6-year-olds, grades 1-4 and grades 5-8. Call at 228-2222 or go to bow-nh.com.
Basketball tryouts will be held a the Concord Boys and Girls Club as follows: The 5th- and 6th-grade girls’ tryout will be Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 a.m. The 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ tryout will be Sunday and Monday from 6-8 p.m. The 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ tryout is Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 3 from noon-2 p.m. The Club is also accepting applications in the 3rd- and 4th-grade, 7th- and 8th-grade and 9th- and 12th-grade divisions. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at 224-1061 ext. 21 or email at Sprague@concordkids.org.
NH Lightning softball team is looking for players to compete in its 2012-13 U12 season. Tryouts will be held Saturday at Concord’s Martin Field at 11 a.m. Contact Jacob Denoncourt at email@example.com or George French at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pembroke Rec youth basketball will hold signups at the Pembroke Library Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. The league is for boys and girls in grades 1-6, with hopes of starting a preschool and kindergarten group. If signup night cannot be attended, slips are available at the Pembroke Town Hall. Registration fee is $15 and the deadline is Nov. 7. Parents signing up after deadline will be assessed a late charge of $10.
Rundlett signups for winter sports will be held as follows: boys’ and girls’ basketball (7th-8th grade), Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in the main gymnasium; girls’ cheerleading (6th-8th grade), Nov. 14 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 204; wrestling (6th-8th grade), Nov. 14 from 3:30-4:30 in the cafeteria; boys’ and girls’ Nordic skiing (6th-8th grade), Nov. 14 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 508.
Hillsboro-Deering High School will hold signups for its upcoming winter sports season Nov. 9 at 2:15 p.m. at the following locations in HDHS: boys’ basketball will meet in the gym, girls’ basketball in the cafeteria, cheerleading in the library, indoor track in Room 222, and Alpine skiing in the modular French room. Tryouts will be held on the following dates at 2:40 p.m. at HDHS: boys’ basketball Nov. 19 in the gym, girls’ basketball Nov. 12 in the gym, cheerleading Nov. 12 in the cafeteria, indoor track will hold practice Nov. 26 at the school, and Alpine skiing will hold practice Nov. 19 at the school. All athletes trying out must have either a physical already on file with the school nurse or have a current 2012-13 physical to turn in to their coach. Any athlete without a physical on file or one to turn in may not participate until doing so.
Blue Storm indoor soccer is accepting registrations for Leagues U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19. All are rec divisions and are co-ed. Teams are limited to the first 13 signups. Register online at bluestormsports.com. Email questions to email@example.com.
CHS winter sports, students in grades 9-12 interested in signing up or trying out for a winter sport should attend the sport specific meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the following locations: girls’ basketball (Room 2041), girls’ hockey (Room 2047), spirit (Room 2043), boys’ basketball (gym), boys’ hockey (Room 3090), wrestling (Room 2138), indoor track (mini gym), Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping (student center, with ski jumping at 3:15 p.m.), swimming (Room 2037). Any questions, see your coach or Athletic Director Steve Mello.
U12 NH Comets are looking for an experienced pitcher, ready to compete in ASA fast pitch softball. For questions and scheduling, please contact Rob Rochette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-0996.
New England Diamond Gems Fastpitch softball organization is looking for elite players to round out some open positions on its U10, U14, U16 and U18 teams. Contact Coach Jimmy Rines at email@example.com.
Concord Men’s Basketball League is looking for teams for the upcoming 2012-13 season. The season begins this weekend. Contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305.
Concord High School has openings for a girls’ freshman basketball coach and a girls’ varsity head lacrosse coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2012-13 school year: varsity track & field, JV baseball, varsity boys’ lacrosse and an Alpine ski assistant. Send a résumé, letter of interest and three letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email to email@example.com.
Pembroke Academy has coaching openings in the following sports: boys’ freshman basketball, girls’ freshman basketball and JV baseball. Send a brief letter of interest and résumé to Pembroke Academy, Attn. Athletic Director Suzanne Klink at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 485-7881 ext. 2085.
Hillsboro-Deering High School is seeking a JV girls’ basketball coach. Applicants should have prior varsity coaching or college playing experience. Send a résumé and three recent references to email@example.com.
Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a wrestling assistant coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.