A Roundup of Local Sports Briefs, News and Announcements
Middle school result
The Pittsfield Middle School boys’ soccer team (9-0-1) won the Suncook Valley League tournament with a finals win over Barnstead, 1-0, and a decisive opening win over Allenstown, 6-0. Xenthiso Cyr (goal against Barnstead), Gabe Anthony, Noah MaGalashing and Matt St. George played well for Pittsfield.
The Capital City Vipers Mitey Mite football season finished its season in the Mitey Mite Super Bowl with a loss to the Bedford Bulldogs. Nic Galatis had a 65-yard touchdown run for the Vipers, while the offense was led by Cole McGlaughlin, TJ Drew, Lexington Paige and Tyler Hazelton. The defense was led by Sam Brown, Ryan Morin and Aidan Miller.
∎ q The Concord Capitols middle school varsity team finished the regular season at 8-1 and locked up the No. 1 seed for the Granite State Football League playoffs with a 58-8 win over Gilford. George Tarow (two), David Tuminie (two), Kevin Suarez and Chris Munnell all had rushing touchdowns, while Chandler Paradis had a receiving TD from Kyle Beane. The defense also had its first touchdown of the season with an interception return by Beane.
The Amoskeag Beverages Concord Capitals Peewee 1 team won the Black Cat Classic Hockey tournament, held at Tri-town Arena in Hooksett. The Caps went 5-0 after defeating three separate Boston Stars teams, the Connecticut Southern Stars and the Northshore Icehawks in the final. Members of the team are Olivia Branch, Joshua Holden, Colin Kastle, Nicholas Kazmouz, Michael Kenison, Cameron LaRiviere, Coby Mercier, Ryan Methven, Alex Nangle, Cody Nolin, Liam O’Brien, Logan Otto, Drew Parsons, Brendan Pearl, Oliver Quinn and Kegan Vincent, who were coached by Jim LaRiviere, Scott O’Brien and Nick Vincent.
∎ The Concord Capitols Squirt 4 defeated Keene Squirt 3, 12-0. Brothers Gaven and Trevor Brown played hard on both offense and defense, while the goal-scoring efforts of Joey Ala and Donovan Hayes led the team. Goalie McKeeva Laroche logged his first shutout of the season.
∎ The NH Distributors Inc., Squirt 3 team had a pair of wins, defeating Berlin, 8-0, and Dover, 3-1. Goalie Ethan Rule was strong in net again. Scoring against Berlin were Will Hadley (two), Scott Prospert (two), Brendan McLaren, Adam Omundson, Graham Lewis and Ben Bourgault. Scoring against Dover were Omundson, Kate Shoemaker and Ben Marceau. The defense had two strong games, allowing just the one goal.
Dontra Peters, a senior cornerback for the UNH football team, was named CAA’s Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after picking up two turnovers (an interception and fumble recovery) and five tackles in the Wildcats’ 40-20 win over Rhode Island.
∎ Junior forward Hannah Richard of the UNH field hockey team was named America East Player of the Week for the second time this season. Richard, from Hopkinton, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Maine, then scored two consecutive goals in a 5-4 overtime win against Dartmouth. She leads the Wildcats in goals (14) and points (32).
∎ The UNH men’s soccer game against Dartmouth scheduled for today has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
CHS winter sports
CHS has rescheduled its winter signups for Thursday. The locations and times for all of the different sports meetings remain the same.
Boys & Girls Club hoops
Tryouts for Concord Boys & Girls Club winter basketball will be held at the Boys & Girls Club on the following dates: The 7th- and 8th-grade girls will try out Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from noon-2 p.m.; and the 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ tryouts will be Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-noon. The Boys & Girls Club is also accepting applications for divisions in grades 3-4, 7-8 and 9-12. Contact AD Tim Sprague at 224-1061, ext. 21 or email Sprague@concordkids.org.
Pembroke rec. signups
The Pembroke Recreation youth basketball signups for boys and girls in grades 1-6 have been switched to Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. They will still take place at the Pembroke Library.
Softball players needed
The 14U ASA girls’ softball RallyCats team is looking for a couple universal players (any positions). The team expects to compete in all tournaments this year with a strong core group of girls from York, Maine to New Durham, NH and will be scheduled for 6-9 tourneys through June-July of 2013, including states and regionals. Costs are expected to be around $500 per player. Practices will be held in Durham, starting indoors in 2013. Open to girls born in 1998 who want to play at the highest level in softball next summer. Contact John Ovadek ASAP at 828-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL has openings for a girls’ varsity head lacrosse coach and a head coach for varsity cheer. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 485-7881 ext. 2085.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. 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.
FREE HOCKEY CLINIC put on by the NH Jr. Monarchs in conjunction with Tri-Town Ice Arena will be held Saturday 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 REC 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 starting Saturday; 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 Saturday 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 YMCA is 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.
RUNDLETT SIGNUPS for winter sports will be held as follows: boys’ and girls’ basketball (7th-8th grade), today 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.
PEMBROKE REC youth basketball will hold signups at the Pembroke Library Thursday 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.
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, for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in signing up or trying out, should attend the sport-specific meeting Thursday 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 for boys; girls’ locker room for girls), Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, ski jumping (student center, with ski jumping at 3:15 p.m.) and 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. Contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305.
BATTLE OF THE BADGES hockey, to benefit 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. Tryouts are at the Verizon Wireless Arena Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. The game will be held on a Saturday night in March at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Go to CHaDhockey.org.