A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Bow 1 defeated Dunbarton in 5th- and 6th-grade girls’ basketball. Adrienne Brummet (10 points, four rebounds), Brennah Gardner (eight points, eight rebounds), Berrie Guertin (six points, great defense), Elizabeth Guertin (five points) and Bella Kearns (four points) played well for Bow.
∎ The Hooksett (#2) 5th- and 6th-grade basketball team beat Hopkinton, 31-28, to avenge a one-point defeat by Hopkinton (#2) two weeks earlier. Hooksett’s Brady Durazzano led all scorers with 12 points, while teammates Renol Reny (11) and Nicholas Liouzis (four) also contributed offensively. Thomas Hoffman led the Hopkinton offense with seven points. Nine players scored for Hopkinton, including Matthew Mitchell (four) and the Jacobsen brothers, John and Evan (four apiece).
∎ The Bow 2 team defeated Weare 2. Molly and Sammy Kerman played hard defense and the offense was led by the front court.
∎ Bow 2 lost to Henniker, 25-22, in 3rd- and 4th-grade action. Alex Boisvert was the leading scorer for Bow with offensive support from Dylan and Caleb Gazaway. Bow’s Nathan Greene put in a strong defensive effort.
∎ The Bow Mullen 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ team fell to Chester, 31-26, in a battle of undefeated teams. Shaun Lover (six points) and Bobby Mullen (four) led Bow’s offense, Steven Guerrette (five points, three blocked shots) performed well on both ends of the floor, and Sebastian Beaulieu (four steals) and Connor Griffin played well defensively.
∎ The P-Cup Boyz of Bow (1-1) fell to the 3-0 Concord Boys and Girls Club, 63-38, in high school division basketball. Travis Reynolds (13 points) and Tucker Johnson (11 points) led the scoring for Bow, while Casey Iasillo added some clutch free throws and Mike Angerella hit a heavily contested 3-point shot.
Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Concord Pee Wee 3 hockey team won the Winter Classic Tournament – Red Division. Concord beat Lexington/Bedford, Mass., Casco Bay, Maine, Jr. Crusaders (Worcester, Mass.), the Jr. Monarchs (Hooksett), and Brewster, N.Y., in the finals. Great performances were made by the entire team, including Hayden Parent, Ian Dennison, Alex Pfeifer, Graham Lewis, Eaton Tarbell, Eric Bedard, Nate Cater and Makeeva Laroche.
∎ The Concord Capitals Residential Mortgage Services Peewee 1 team defeated Waltham Peewee 1, 2-1. Jake Nelson scored the first goal, and Kyle McKinnon (assist from Anders Norton) scored the game-winner with three minutes left in the third period. Alex Reynolds turned away a flurry of shots in the final minute. The Caps also beat Parkway, 9-1. Anthony Velez, Devin Philbrick and Ronan Walsh each had two goals, and Ethan Crandlemire, McKinnon and Ryan Methven also scored for the Caps.
∎ The Rowley Agency Bantam 1 team lost 3-2 to Dorchester. Zach Berleth and Riley Drew scored, with Liam O’Brien notching an assist.
∎ The Shaheen & Gordon Mites capped a successful holiday run with a 6-2-1 record. The Capital Mites began 2014 with two strong third-period performances to start the New Year 2-0.
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 today. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
Fly tying classes will be starting tomorrow, 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 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 Sunday-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit nhsua.org.
CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. Dates and times are as follows: Sunday 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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Email Head Coach Bruce Addison at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.