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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results

The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team beat Hillsboro-Deering, 53-39. Connor Lane had nine points and 12 rebounds for H-D.

Youth basketball

Bow 1 beat New Boston, 42-32, in boys’ 7th/8th action. Nolan Filteau had nine points to lead Bow. John Caprio, Dylan D’Allesandro, Conor O’Mahony and Nick Vacco contributed on both ends of the floor.

∎ Bow 2 defeated Hillsboro, 32-22, in boys’ 5th/6th action. Cooper Larrabee and Matthew Pingree led Bow with 10 and six points, respectively. Riley King, Nicky Cohen and Spencer Cheney also provided offense. Connor Lee, Nate Hood and Miles Leavis played well on both ends of the floor.

∎ The Hopkinton girls’ 5th/6th A team fell to Antrim, 28-21. Erin Donahue led Hopkinton with eight points. Fiona Bean had four points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Katelyn Meserve and Megan Blanchette also played well.

Youth hockey

The Rowley Agency CYHA Bantams rolled past the Hanover Bantams, 8-1. Goals were scored by Riley Drew (assist), Josh Holden (two assists), Finn Weber, Colby Garcia, Zach Berleth (two goals) and Drew Livingston. Cormick McGonigle (two), Kaden Mason, Liam O’Brien (two) and Ethan Donlon doled out assists.

College standout

Senior Krystin Corliss of Loudon had nine points and three steals, but the Plymouth State University women’s basketball team fell to Eastern Connecticut, 59-38.

Events

CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. Dates and times are as follows: Today 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 today 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: Saturday – 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 jschloss@tds.net.

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.

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 beaddison@plymouth.edu or visit athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/sball/index.

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 today at New England College in Henniker. Contact George French at georgefrench@tds.net.

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.saucier@me.com 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 pjeno@msn.com.

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 nelson.mark@comcast.net.

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 mark.searles@sau24.org.

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 hdsd.org and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at jorourke@hdhs.k12.nh.us 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 jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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 tomorrow. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org 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 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 Friday-Saturday 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 Saturday-Feb. 15, taught by Daniel Jung, a 7th-degree black belt. Visit concordparksandrec.com, 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 concordnh.gov.recreation 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 dcjenkins1@plymouth.edu.

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.

Girls’ lacrosse indoor clinic, put on by the Merrimack Valley High School girls’ program, will be held Jan. 18 from 1-4 p.m. (for grades 3-8) at the school. The clinic fee is $20. Contact mvhsgirlslacrosse@gmail.com.

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.

Softball umpire 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 nhsua.org.

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

N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email twarren29@comcast.net. Visit nhsua.org.

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