A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Hoops tourney champs
The Candia Northern Express fourth-grade boys’ basketball team went undefeated in winning the eighth annual Holiday Gladiator Hoops Tournament. Pictured from left to right: Griffin Logue, Robbie Jones, Matt Laforge, Josh Morgan, Matt Lassard (front row); Tyler Lavallee, Ethan Mayers, Jack Withee, Tyler Beleski, Tyler Chrabolowski (middle row); Asst. Coach Tony Laforge, Asst. Coach Jim Withee, Head Coach Jim Chrabolowski (back row).
Public skating at Everett Arena during the holidays is Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Skate rentals are available in the Pro Shop. Adult stick practice for ages 14 and older is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:20 a.m. The arena is open tomorrow for public skating from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 228-2784.
CHS Wrestling Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Red Blazer. The dinner is for any CHS wrestling supporter. The 2014 inductees are John Ungerelli, Garrett Stumb, Peter Wright and Mapolo Buessing. If you would like to attend, contact Ham Munnell at 568-0300 or email email@example.com.
CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. Dates and times are as follows: Sunday from 9:30-11 a.m.; Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Jan. 19 from 9:30-11 a.m.; Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 2 from 9-11 a.m.; Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 16 from 9-11 a.m.; Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; March 2 from 9-11 a.m.; March 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; March 16 from 9-11 a.m.; March 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in the CHS mini gym. Email Duke Sawyer at Sawduke2@comcast.net.
Kyara’s All-Star Face-Off, a hockey game benefitting the Kyara Ava Mailhot Scholarship Fund, will be held Sunday at the New England College Lee Clement Arena at 3 p.m. The game will present Boston Bruins Alumni as they take on the New England College men’s and women’s hockey teams at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/children. Following the game, guests are invited to attend the Player Meet and Greet in the Simon Center Pub located on the NEC campus.
PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Jan. 11 – family ski day (free trail use and free lesson; sign up in advance); Jan. 18 – Robb’s Hut opens (will be open every subsequent Saturday, weather-permitting, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Feb. 15 – moonlight ski tour at 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 – annual pancake and blueberry brunch at Robb’s Hut (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); March 11 – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit pinehillskiclub.com, call 381-8685, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCORD FAMILY YMCA volleyball tournament is now open for registration. This one-weekend event will be held March 15 (and possibly the 16th, depending on the number of teams signed up) from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the event support the YMCA Sports Programs. The tournament will include women’s, men’s and co-ed teams, open to ages 18 and up, for both YMCA members and non-members. Registration closes Feb. 22. Cost is $50 per team. Call 228-9622 or stop by the YMCA’s Welcome Center at 15 N. State St. in Concord.
Pickleball will be played weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon at the new Heights Community Center. Cost is $2 and all equipment is provided. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Dave Stevenson at 225-5207.
CONCORD HIGH WRESTLING team is selling gold cards to raise money for the wrestling program. If you would like to purchase one or make a donation, contact Ham Munnell at 568-0300.
NH LIGHTNING 12U, a competitive ASA softball team based in Concord, is looking for a couple of players to complete its roster for the 2013-14 season. Weekly indoor practices/scrimmages begin Sunday at New England College in Henniker. Contact George French at email@example.com.
NH LADY CANNONS 16U ASA tournament team has roster spots open for the 2014 season. The team’s winter training has begun, and the team will play in eight tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org or 944-6445.
NE DIAMOND GEMS Jenovese 14U AAU softball team is looking to fill the shortstop position in its 11 player lineup. The team practices four hours weekly from January to April at the Bedford Sportsplex and plays in six more games on Friday nights. The team plays eight tourneys through the spring/summer in NH, Massachusetts and Maine. Email Peter Jenovese at email@example.com.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-14 school year: JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. Send a current résumé, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity softball head coach, JV softball coach and JV baseball coach. Apply online at hdsd.org and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at email@example.com with any questions.
HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity boys’ lacrosse coach. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH, 03229.
Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 school year: boys’ middle school baseball, boys’ JV baseball and girls’ varsity softball. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. Contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.
Tennis lessons for ages 10-under are being offered the Racquet Club of Concord. The club is also offering a Stroke of the Week for adults Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Call 496-4267.
BILL KOCH SKI LEAGUE (for ages 6-11) runs Fridays, starting this week-Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. As part of the New England Nordic Association, this league provides a supportive environment for parents and children and is the perfect way to introduce children to cross-country skiing. Children are required to have their own equipment. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
Fencing lessons for introductory, intermediate and competitive levels in Foil, Epee’ and Sabre are being offered by the Concord Fencing Club for children ages 7-14 and adults 14 years and older. Classes meet Mondays evenings, with children from 5:45-7 and adults from 7:15-8:30. A wheelchair Foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7. A new eight-week session begins Monday. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
Fly tying classes will be starting Jan. 7, hosted by The Basil W. Woods, Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Beginner (six weeks) and intermediate (five weeks) classes will be 7–9 p.m. at the Passaconaway Club on Garvin’s Falls Rd. in Concord. Materials will be provided as well as vices and tools as needed. The cost for the beginner’s class is $50 and the intermediate class is $75. See www.concordtu.org. The classes are limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. Minimum age is 14.
CONCORD PARKS & Recreation has the following programs available in the coming weeks: archery lessons (ages 6 and up; for kids and adults) taught by instructor Dana White on Fridays and Saturdays at the new Heights Community Center, starting Jan. 10-11 and running for seven weeks through mid-February; Tae Kwon Do (ages five to adult) on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at the new Heights Community Center from Jan. 11-Feb. 15, taught by Daniel Jung, a 7th-degree black belt. Visit concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
Baseball clinic for high school players will be put on by the Plymouth State University baseball program Jan. 19 from noon-4 p.m. at the PSU fieldhouse. Cost is $75 before Jan. 10, $100 after. Bring indoor shoes, glove, batting glove and catcher’s gear (if applicable). Registration is from 11:15 a.m.-noon. Contact PSU Coach Clay Jenkins at 236-2553 or email email@example.com.
Indoor soccer league registrations, for both teams and individuals ages 4 to over 40, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. The next 12-week session begins the week of Jan. 17. There are boys’, girls’, men’s, women’s and coed leagues for all abilities. Games are played one hour per week with each age group playing on a specific day of each week. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
Indoor Soccer Skills Clinic registrations, for both teams and individuals, ages 6 to adult, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. The next six-week session will begin Jan. 27 (limited space is still available for current session which ends Jan. 20). All ages and abilities are welcome and class size is limited. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9 to adult. Sessions run through April. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
SEACOAST UNITED EXPRESS will host winter soccer training at the YMCA in Concord on the following days and times: U4-U10 Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., U15-U18 Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., U11-U14 Fridays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sessions begin the week of Jan. 20 and run through the week of March 7. Classes will run for seven sessions. For more info and to register, go to seacoastunitedexpress.org.