A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord Boys & Girls Club 7/8 Girls’ Travel Team (above) won the St. Paul’s Christmas Tournament, defeating Epsom and avenging its only loss of the tournament with a 49-42 win. Lily Rivera (19 points, four rebounds, four steals) and Jasmine Bell (13 points, four rebounds) played outstanding all tournament to lead Concord to victory. Brighid Weeden (seven points) played outstanding defense, and Becca Johnson, Kathleen Duhaime and Olivia Hale combined for 22 rebounds to anchor Concord’s defense. Members of the team were: Courtney Jacques, Lily Rivera, Jasmine Bell, Becca Johnson, Brighid Weeden, Olivia Hale, Kathleen Duhaime, Emily Tremblay, Head Coach Freddy Rivera, and assistant coaches Dave Weeden and Leonard Bell. Missing from photo: Lyra Canabano and Ann Bascom.
The Henniker Huskies, Firman Electric Squirts picked up three wins and two ties in recent games.
In a 4-1 win over Lebanon, Reece Protzmann, CJ Richards, Drew O’Brien and Harrison Briggs scored the goals. Cabot Lineberry supplied an assist, while Ainsley King played well in net and defenders Maclean Timmons and Noah Lewis were strong.
In a 3-3 tie with the Hooksett Avalanche, Briggs scored twice and Lineberry added the third goal, with assists coming from Lineberry and O’Brien. Connor Rogers and Jacob Wheeler played strong offensively.
In a 4-2 victory over the Dover Stars, Darren Earley scored two goals, while Briggs and Protzmann added the other two scores, and the duo of Andrew Nordstrom and Noah Urban played well on offense. Goalie Noah Miller had a good game between the pipes.
In a 5-0 shutout win over Twin Valley, King picked up the shutout in goal in front of solid defense by O’Brien and Lineberry. Briggs (two goals), Nordstrom, Miller and Timmons scored for the Huskies, with assists coming via Earley, Wheeler and Lewis.
In a 3-3 tie with the Rochester Blackhawks, Timmons, Earley and Miller scored the three goals (Lineberry added an assist), while Urban, Richards and Rogers played well.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Edmund’s Ace Hardware Bantams got a win and a loss in two games versus Dover. In the opening game, a 4-1 win for the Huskies, Patrick Earley and Tim Sawitsky scored a goal each, while defenders Justin Bowen and Kainen Lassonde added scores. In the second game, a 1-0 loss for the Huskies, Justin Mooney and Tim Meserve played well on offense, but Henniker couldn’t find the net.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Parker, Blake & Cole PeeWees defeated the Tri-Town Monarchs. Paul Molnar scored multiple goals for the Huskies, with assists from Zach Urban and Stevie Cantin, while Chase Buckman had a solid two-way game to help goalie Jamo Bourque earn his second shutout of the season.
∎ The Angelinas Restaurant Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team beat Andover (Mass.), 5-1. Goals came from Brett Patnode (two), Alex Pfeifer, Devin Perry and James Shea. Perry, Arhat Vaidya, Nate Carter, Noah Drew, Pfeifer and Hayden Parent had assists, while Cam McGonigle and Parker Fredrickson showed excellent teamwork offensively. Goalie Alex Reynolds had an outstanding game and got the win.
YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY, sessions for boys and girls ages 3 years old to eighth graders. Session two begins tomorrow and openings are available in the following classes: Thursdays, 3-year-olds from 9-9:30 a.m. or 12:45-1:15 p.m.; Thursdays, ages 4-6 from 9:45-10:15 a.m. or 1:30-2:15 p.m.; Fridays, grades 1-4 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Thursdays, grades 5-8 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Classes are co-ed and are open to Bow residents and non-residents. Contact the Bow Community Building at 228-2222 with questions.
CONCORD YMCA currently has the following programs to offer: For children, Youth Volleyball (ages 8-18) Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Youth Lacrosse (ages 8-18) Sundays 9 a.m.-noon; Teen Strength and Sports Conditioning (ages 13-18) Tuesdays 4-5 p.m.; Intro to Ballet and Jazz (ages 3-9) Mondays 3:45-5:15 p.m. and Kenpo Karate (ages 7 and up) Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. For adults, New Year New You 160-Day Challenge; New Year Resolution Family Fun Run/Walk 5K at NHTI, 10 a.m. Saturday; Functional Fitness Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m. and Iron Maidenz (weight training class for women) Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Visit concordymca.org or call 228-9622.
UNH TRACK & FIELD will host a two-day indoor speed clinic Sunday-Monday at the Paul Sweet Oval, located at the University’s Field House. The two-hour clinic will run from 6-8 p.m. on both days and is open to all male and female athletes in grades 7-12. Cost of the clinic is $80 if pre-registered seven days before the clinic and $100 if registered six days or fewer before, including same-day registration. On-site registration will take place Sunday from 5:30-6 p.m. Team discount is available at the rate of $50 per person if a team enrolls with five or more athletes. Visit the track & field section at unhwildcats.com and click the ‘Speed clinic’ link to register. Contact Boulanger at 862-3888 or email@example.com, or Casey Carroll at 674-4587 or Casey.Carroll@unh.edu.
winter lacrosse clinic, put on by Concord Parks & Rec, is accepting applications for U15 girls. Players will meet weekly on Mondays starting Monday through March 25 at the Abbot Downing School from 7-8 p.m. It is mandatory for players to bring a pair of goggles, a mouth guard and a Concord Crush pinnie. The cost is $65 for a Concord/Penacook resident and $75 for non-residents. Registrations are accepted at the White Park Parks & Rec Department or online at concordnh.gov/recreation. Contact the Parks & Rec. Department at 225-8690.
CONCORD RECREATION will offer the following programs: Ice Skating Lessons, Itsey Bitsy Skaters (ages 3-5 runs Jan. 9-Feb. 13 at Everett Ice Arena, Wednesdays from 1:15-1:45 p.m.), Lessons, ages 4-adult (beginners to intermediate, runs Saturday-Feb. 9), register at the White Park office (not at Everett), by mail, online or fax, applications on first-come, first-serve basis; Bill Koch Ski League (ages 6-11), an introductory cross country league runs Fridays from this Friday-Feb. 8, children must bring their own equipment; Boys & Girls Lacrosse Clinics (for children born between 2002-2006), from early January-March; Batter Up (ages 3-5), a baseball basics course runs Wednesdays from Jan. 9-Feb. 13 from 10-10:45 a.m.; Tot Tennis (ages 3-5), an introductory course runs Fridays from Jan. 11-Feb. 15 from 10-10:45 a.m; Indoor Futsal (grades 3-6), Challenger Sports-instructed classes held Saturdays from Saturday-Feb. 9 at the Christa McAuliffe gym (grades 3-4 from noon-1:15 p.m. and grades 5-6 from 10-11:45 a.m.). Visit concordnh.gov/recreation or call 225-8690 for more information.
referee training, put on by the NH Soccer Association, will be holding a soccer referee training course for ages 12 and older Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Concord. The cost is $50 to take the course, and to become a referee you must pass a 100-question exam and pay the annual certification fee of $45. Contact Nicholas Wallner at 225-5249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions and to register.
ARCHERY IN MOTION is holding classes at the Racquet Club of Concord on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The full 18-meters regulation range is available to practice on. Equipment is provided, or you can bring your own. Call 219-0294 or email email@example.com.
NHTI MEN’S BASKETBALL team will host their final series of basketball clinics in 2012 on Saturdays at the Wellness Center gym on the NHTI-Concord campus. The clinics are for boys and girls in grades 3-10. The clinics will feature positive skill instruction, competitive drills and small games. Most clinics are $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door. Contact Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 271-6426.
NH Grizzlies NH baseball team has openings for the 2013 season. Individual tryouts will be held during the month of January. Email email@example.com for times and dates. Visit the Team NH Baseball/NH Grizzlies Facebook page for information and events.
U12 NH Comets are looking for an experienced pitcher, ready to compete in ASA fast pitch softball. For questions and scheduling, 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.
Valley ASA Dragons softball program is looking for additional players for its U12 2013 team. Visit dragonssoftball.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14U ASA softball RallyCats team is looking for a couple universal players (any positions). 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 next summer. Contact John Ovadek ASAP at 828-2900 or email email@example.com.
NH Lightning Softball Club 14U Gold team, based out of Concord, is seeking a pitcher for the 2013 summer softball season. Players interested in playing competitive travel softball next summer can contact Manager Matt Fleming at Flemingx4@yahoo.com or call 219-3754 for additional details and tryout dates.
GRANITE STATE BASEBALL LEAGUE is currently looking for players and teams to compete in the 2013 season. Teams play 18 regular season games on Sundays starting in April, playoffs begin in August and the league hosts an annual All-Star Game. There are currently 13 teams that compete in 28+ and 38+ Divisions. Visit GSBL.net or email GSBLbaseball@yahoo.com.
SKI TEAM, for Pats Peak, is accepting applications for the 2012-13 season. Visit patspeakracing.org or call Maureen Delamater at 471-2713. The program is ideal for competitive skiers ages 7-21, and runs from December to April with training/races each weekend, and weeknight training January to March.
Concord High School has an opening for a varsity girls’ 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.
Bishop Brady is looking for a varsity baseball head coach for the 2012-13 school year. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at email@example.com or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
Coe-Brown Academy is seeking a varsity boys’ volleyball coach for the 2013 spring season. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 942-5531.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2012-13 school year: JV baseball, varsity boys’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. 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 for JV girls’ lacrosse coach (one-year interim) and a JV softball coach (one-year interim). 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.
Bow High School is seeking a boys’ varsity track coach. Contact Jim Kaufman at 228-2201, extension 303, or email a resume to email@example.com.
Bow memorial Middle School is seeking a middle school baseball coach. Contact Jim Kaufman at 228-2210, ext. 203 or fax a resume to 228-2212.
hillsboro-deering high School has a JV baseball coach vacancy for the upcoming spring 2013 season. All interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest, résumé, and three references to : Jay Wood / HDHS, 12 Hillcat Drive, Hillsboro, NH 03244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopkinton Middle School is looking for a middle school Nordic ski coach. Contact Athletic Director Dan Meserve at email@example.com.
Nh lady’s softball club has an opening for the head coach position at the U14 level. The team already has a full roster, winter workouts scheduled and a completed 2013 tournament schedule. College students are welcome to interview and it is a paying position. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 944-6445.
Concord High wrestling alumni dinner will be Friday at the Red Blazer restaurant at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Contact Nick Zeras at email@example.com or 785-9705 to RSVP.
Community breakfast will be put on by the Concord High School girls’ basketball team Saturday from 8-10 a.m. at South Congregational Church. Proceeds will go to both the South Congregational Church’s winter homeless shelter and the CHS girls’ basketball program. Tickets are $5 per person, $20 per family of four or more, and free for children 3 and younger. Canned food donations will also be collected. To purchase tickets in advance, email CHSGirlsBasketballBoosters@comcast.net. Tickets are also available at the door.
archery shoot, the NH Bowmen are sponsoring a benefit shoot Saturday at the Pioneer Sportsmen’s Club in Dunarton in memory of member Rex Parent. There will be a Vegas 600 Round, with the “X” ring counting for 11 points. Shooting times will be 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Cost is $10 per entrant, and proceeds will go to the “Be the Match Foundation.” Call Phil Yeaton at 226-3461.
chs softball workouts for all Concord High students interested in playing softball will be held once a week until tryouts in the mini gym. Workouts will be conducted by the coaching staff, and players will be able to hit, field, throw and pitch. The schedule for January is: Sunday from 9-10:30 a.m., Jan. 13 from 9-11 a.m., Jan. 20 from 9-10:30 a.m., and Jan. 27 from 9-11 a.m. Email Duke Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CHS LACROSSE FUNDRAISER will be picking up Christmas trees on the following dates; Jan. 12, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. Email email@example.com for more details or visit leaguelineup.com/tidelax.
winter wild race Series offers eight uphill and downhill races at public ski areas across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. Participants ski, snowshoe or hike uphill then come down the mountain in the same gear. Six of the eight events will be held in NH; Jan. 26 at Black Mountain, Feb. 2 at Ragged Mountain, Feb. 9 at Whaleback Mountain, Feb. 16 at Pats Peak, March 2 at Mount Sunapee and March 16th at Bretton Woods. Each race costs $20 in advance or $25 on race day; those younger than 17 are free. Participants who register for all eight races pay a discounted cost of $120. The Race Series is open to anyone. Contact Chad Denning at 748-1070 or email cdenning@teamampcom with any questions. Visit winterwild.com to register.