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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV result

The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team (3-0) beat Bow (3-1), 46-27, in a battle of undefeated teams. Cam Cyr scored a game-high 10 points with Nick Meserve adding eight points for the Hawks. Colin Plumb led Bow’s scoring with eight points.

Youth hockey

The Henniker Huskies Parker, Blake and Cole Contractors Bantams lost to Twin Valley. Aidan Molnar and Jeremiah Barry scored with assists from Cam Bishop, Chris Wells and Tim Meserve. The Parker, Blake and Cole Contractors Bantams also lost 1-0 to Kearsarge. Goalie Jamo Bourque turned away 18 shots, with strong support from defensemen Keith Lehrman, Chase Buckman and Palmer Timmons.

∎ Henniker’s Firmal Electric PeeWees lost to Twin Valley, 9-1. Jacob Wheeler scored with an assist from Noah Lewis. Mac Timmons and Nathan Firman were strong on defense. Henniker fell to the Nashua Panthers, 5-1. Steve Cantin scored with an assist from Tristan Ouellette. Henniker fell to the Upper Valley Pee Wees, 4-0. Firman and Dylan Clark anchored the defense, and Andrew Nordstrom and Zach Urban played well offensively. Henniker lost to Nashua, 1-0. Noah Lewis and Maclean Timmons led the defense, while Cantin and Ouellette played well on offense, along with Connor Rogers. Noah Miller stood tall between the pipes in each game.

∎ The Henniker Huskies Cold Springs RV Peewee 1 fell to the Cyclones, 8-4. Paul Molnar scored twice, while Darren Earley and Carter Pike scored once apiece. Earley, Shane Riley and Reece Protzmann had assists. Drew O’Brien also played well. Henniker beat Keene PW1 in a scrimmage, 4-2. Molnar scored twice and assisted on another. Gunnar Senatore and Camden Richards also scored, Joe Sawitsky had an assist and Ainsley King was outstanding in net. Henniker lost to NH East PW2, 5-2. Molnar and Senatore scored, with Pike notching an assist. Cabot Lineberry and Austin Wallace also played well.

∎ The Henniker Huskies Luba Richter DMD Squirt 2 team beat Berlin, 8-5, behind hat tricks from Owen Jones and Levi Jones. Ben Mordarski contributed two goals. Aidan Miller had a great game in goal and Dante Muriel and Isaac Baye shined on defense. Henniker lost to Lakes Region, 9-2. Dillon O’Sullivan and Muiriel scored, Luca Colon and Aidan King were strong defenders and Bridget Lynch had some great plays at wing. Henniker beat Nashua, 5-1. Levi Jones had a hat trick and Owen Jones scored twice. Elias Niemlea and Muriel had assists while King and Colon were strong on defense.

Softball clinics

Softball clinics will be hosted by the Plymouth State University softball program Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 for all ages from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for one player. Pitching, hitting & defense will be offered during all sessions. Team discounts are available. Email Head Coach Bruce Addison at or visit

Tennis lessons

Tennis lessons for 10-younger, youth and adults are being offered at the Racquet Club of Concord. Call the coach directly at 496-4267.

Umpires needed

The N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email Visit

Softball apprentice

An apprentice program for the N.H. Softball Umpire Association will hold clinics from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the following dates: Rules 1-5, Feb. 2 at NHTI; Rules 6-10, Feb. 16 at NHTI; Rules 1-5, Feb. 9 at Plymouth State; Rules 6-10, Feb. 23 at Plymouth State. You must attend clinics covering rules 1-10, though you can attend either section. Visit


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 or call 224-3560.

Fly tying classes will be starting Tuesday, 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 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 Friday-Jan. 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, or call 225-8690.

Concord Recreation will be holding a U9 indoor lacrosse clinic for boys born on or after Sept. 1, 2004. The clinic runs from Jan. 12-March 9, and from 4-5 p.m. Contact 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 Friday, $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

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 Drive in Bow.

The Merrimack Valley High School girls’ lacrosse program is sponsoring an indoor clinic Jan. 18 from 1-4 p.m. (for grades 3-8) at the school. The clinic fee is $20. Contact

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


CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. Dates and times are as follows: Tomorrow 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

Kyara’s All-Star Face-Off, a hockey game benefitting the Kyara Ava Mailhot Scholarship Fund, will be held tomorrow 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.

Free snowshoe rentals are available every Monday and Tuesday in January at Village Sports in New London. Snowshoe poles, gaiters, instruction and maps are included. Call John Kiernan at Village Sports at 526-4948.

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, call 381-8685, or email

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.

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.

Players needed

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 tomorrow at New England College in Henniker. Contact George French at

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 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

The NH Comets U10 team is looking for a few players to complete its roster for this summer. The team has begun indoor workouts, and practices are held every weekend. Contact Coach Mark Nelson at 724-7697 or email

Coaches needed

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

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity baseball head coach, varsity softball head coach, JV softball coach and JV baseball coach. Apply online at and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at 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 Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.

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