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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Chelsea, champions of the High School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament

    Chelsea, champions of the High School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament

  • Modern Scorefare, champions of the Middle School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament

    Modern Scorefare, champions of the Middle School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament

  • Chelsea, champions of the High School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament
  • Modern Scorefare, champions of the Middle School Division of the Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament

Holiday indoor soccer

Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow held a 4-on-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament at the end of December, with the proceeds donated to the American Red Cross. The championship teams were Chelsea (top) in the High School Division and Modern Scorefare (above) in the Middle School Division. The runners-up teams were The Crusaders in the High School Division and The Hooksett Gladiators in the Middle School Division.

JV results

The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team defeated Monadnock, 42-33. Tyler Wood (10 rebounds), Alex Zullo (eight points, eight rebounds) and Cody Brien led the Hillcats.

∎ The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team beat Pembroke, 46-32, to improve to 4-0. Katelyn Hill led the Pride with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Lindsey Yetton and Sammi Osborne each scored five points to lead a balanced offense. Madyn Kenney and Megan Johnston had strong defensive games for MV. The Spartans were led by Ana Carbonneau’s 16 points.

∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ basketball team beat MV, 58-53. The Spartans (2-2) were led by Collin Justin (14 points), Cole Laliberte (13) and Kyle Menard (13). Dante Timbas and Robert Taylor played well defensively.

∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team lost to Conant, 46-36, to fall to 3-1. Hopkinton fell behind in the first half and fought back to within two points in the second half, but could not sustain the comeback. Kolin LaPage, who played a career-best game, along with Nick Meserve and Nick Fleury led the Hawks’ push in the second half. Highlights were also provided by Tucker Windhurst, Henry Yianakoplis, Joe Cullinan, and Liam Flanagan.

Freshmen results

The Concord freshman girls’ basketball team improved to 1-1 with a 45-39 victory over Pinkerton. Rebecca Zenor led the offense with 14 points, while Meaghan Gilbert (11), Stephanie Oberg (eight) and Caitlyn Shea (six) also contributed to the offense. Oberg also played great defense.

Reserve results

The Pembroke Academy girls’ reserve basketball team defeated Con-Val, 30-8. The Spartans were led by Brianna Connolly.

Middle school results

Deerfield Community School (2-2) defeated Strafford Middle School, 38-26. Leading the way were Ashley Nault (16 points) and Caroline Clark (11 points, 15 blocked shots).

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Sig Sauer Academy Squirt 1’s lost to Newton, 4-2. Noah Drew and Tyler Coskren scored and Mark Hinkell assisted. Concord goalie John Hinkell had a solid game in net.

∎ The Hampton Wells Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 team defeated the Manchester Flames, 4-3. The Huskies’ offense was led by Ethan Molnar, who scored two goals and assisted on another. Preston Briggs and Camden Hilton also scored, Logan Pike added two assists, and Noah Urban and Paige Hoegler played strong defense in front of goalie Aidan Miller.

College standouts

Loudon’s Krystin Corliss tallied game highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Plymouth State University women’s basketball team beat Johnson State College, 89-72.

∎ Franklin’s Shauntaye Pumphret finished with a game-high 12 points as the New England College women’s basketball team beat Green Mountain, 77-30.

∎ Hillsboro’s Ben Bartoldus scored 16 points as the Brandeis men’s basketball team beat Bates, 83-78

∎ Hillsboro’s Heather Murdough scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Castleton women’s basketball team’s 70-53 win over Colby-Sawyer.

Baseball players needed

The Youngsville Granite Heat AAU baseball program is looking for players ages U13, U14 and U15 to try out for its teams. Players must have been born after May 1, 1998. Winter workouts begin Jan. 24. Contact Coach Tom at info@youngsvillebaseball.org. There will also be a table at the Youngsville general signups Jan. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Weston School in Manchester.

Youngsville signups

The Youngsville baseball program will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Weston Elementary School in Manchester Jan 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Avalanche Screenprinting in Hooksett Feb 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization that offers four divisions 4-12-year-olds (must be team age by May 1, 2014). Kids from the following towns are eligible: Manchester, Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Deerfield, Raymond (70-foot baseball, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett and Pembroke). Contact 627-4820 or info@youngsvillebaseball.org.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Events

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

BISHOP BRADY HIGH School is looking for a varsity girls’ tennis head coach for this spring. Email a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at fvezina@bishopbrady.edu or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.

Tryouts/registrations

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.

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