A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Middle school results
The Rundlett Middle School wrestling team hosted its first-ever tri-met with Londonderry and Windham, with the Dukes scoring a 47-21 victory over Londonderry and a 57-13 win over Windham. Adamson Munyembabazi, Jayson McDonald-Davis, Ian Shaffer, Adam Dwight, Liam Devanny and Sal Rinaldi were double winners for the Dukes.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team (4-1) beat Three Rivers, 44-27, behind 26 points and 12 rebounds from Jerry Donahue. Jake Tomlinson added eight points and Ben Bickford had six. Carter Quiet played strong defense and Colby Morris did a great job rebounding. Kevin McGrath had a nice game at the point.
∎ The Hopkinton MS girls’ basketball team rallied back from a seven-point halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but Three Rivers came out on top, 43-39. Abby Houston led Hopkinton with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Abby Symonds added nine points, Belle Sullivan and Cailley Rawson played solid defense and combined for 12 rebounds, and Caitlin Ball played an overall strong game for Hopkinton.
∎ The Bow Memorial 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ basketball team beat Alton Central School, 43-14. Erin Boldwin and Sarah Martin controlled the boards and led the offense for Bow with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Emma Gagne played a strong game and had seven points, while Lauren Roy added six points.
The Concord Orthopaedics U14 Concord Capitals girls’ hockey team defeated the Maine Gladiators, 7-0, but lost to Hanover, 3-0. Olivia Branch (two), Madelyn Farrelly (two), Mary Anne Wiley, Lil Ricker and Morgan Sisson scored, with assists from Phoebe Day (three), Branch (two), Darby Palisi (two), Brett Stoddard (two), Miranda Benoit, Jillian Lachapelle and Bridget Pope. Goalie Mary Gettens earned the shutout against the Gladiators.
In Concord Parks & Rec 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ basketball, the White Knights defeated the Forest Green Team, 18-15. Adrien Kennedy led the scoring for the winners with eight points and Harrison Makee had six points. Sam Orzechowski played great defense and Brendan Sheehan handled the ball well as point guard. For the Green Team, Abe Mohammed and James Martin had four points each, and Hason Mailhot played great defense and had a number of steals.
∎ The Dunbarton 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ basketball team defeated Bow, 50-38. Dunbarton had three players with at least 10 points. Richard Sullivan led Bow with 13 points, while Walter Chacon added eight and Seamus O’Reilly had four.
∎ The Bow Mullen 5th- and 6th-grade boys beat Litchfield, 43-26. Bow was led by Shaun Lover (10 points, 10 rebounds), Steven Guerrette (six points, eight rebounds) and Sebastian Beaulieu (six points, four steals), while Connnor Gagan (four points) and Mick Leahy (five points, four steals) also played strong games on both ends of the floor.
The Proctor Academy boys’ varsity hockey team defeated Holderness, 6-3. Jake Pappalardo and Derek Britner each had a goal and an assist. Bow natives Connor Simpson had 18 saves between the pipes and Derek Tillotson doled out three assists for Proctor (9-7-1).
Bow’s Katrina Wiesner was part of St. Michael’s College’s winning 200 freestyle relay team in a swim meet at Bentley, part of the second-place 400 medley relay in a meet at St. Rose, part of the winning 200 free relay at Le Moyne, where she also won the 100 free and was second in the 200 free. Concord’s Stephen Andersen was part of St. Michael’s second-place 400 free relay at St. Rose.
Baseball coaches clinic
The NHHSBCA annual Coaches Clinic will be held Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pembroke, with guest speakers from Franklin Pierce, SNHU, Hartford and Keene State, a scholarship raffle (games tickets, rounds of golf, gift cards, etc.) and lunch will be sold. The clinic is open to any coach and discount rates for leagues are available. Contact Josh Coughlin at email@example.com.
MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH BASEBALL and softball sign ups will be held at the Penacook Community Center Saturday (9 a.m.-noon), Jan. 25 (1-4 p.m.), Feb. 5 (7-8 p.m.), Feb. 11 (7-8 p.m.), Feb. 15 (9 a.m.-noon), Feb. 18 (7-8 p.m.), Feb. 20 (7-8 p.m.), March 1 (noon-4 p.m.). Contact player agent Joslyn Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 738-2059 with questions.
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 email@example.com.
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.
BOW YOUTH LACROSSE registration for the U9-U15 spring season is open at bowyouthlacrosse.org.
Girls’ lacrosse indoor clinic, put on by the Merrimack Valley High School girls’ program, will be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. (for grades 3-8) at the school. The clinic fee is $20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball clinic for high school players will be put on by the Plymouth State University baseball program Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the PSU fieldhouse. Cost is $100. 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.
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 Monday and run through the week of March 7. Classes will run for seven sessions. For more info and to register, go to seacoastunitedexpress.org.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lacrosse clinic will be put on by the UNH women’s lacrosse team March 15 at UNH’s Bremner Field. The clinic, open to girls in grades 9-12, runs from 9 a.m.-noon and costs $75. Register online at events.unh.edu under the UNH Durham subsection and event name 2014 Women’s Lacrosse High School Spring Clinic. For information, contact assistant coach Jesse O’Donnell at email@example.com or 862-4731.
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.
Co-ed winter outdoor softball tournament will be held at Franklin’s Odell Park Feb. 7-9 as long as 12 teams are secured. Teams must sign up by Wednesday to participate. Contact Angela Carey at 998-9966 or email@example.com.
PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Saturday – 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 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. 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.
North Country Mushers will hold the first Great North Woods Sled dog Challenge Feb. 8-10. The stage race will take place in Twin Mountain, Colebrook and Berlin. In all, the three-day race will cover 90 miles. Contact Race Director Jaye Foucher at 573-5799.
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.
CHS softball booster Club will meet today at 7 p.m. in the CHS student center. Included in the agenda is election of officers for 2014. All supporters of CHS softball are welcome to attend.
MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH BASEBALL and softball will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Penacook Community Center. The organization is chartered by Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and NH Babe Ruth Softball to provide activities for boys ages 5-15 and girls 5-16 from the towns of Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster, Loudon (softball only) and Andover (Babe Ruth baseball only).
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.
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.
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 627-4820 or (617) 251-4076, or at email@example.com, or visit 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
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.
CONCORD AMERICAN LEGION Post 21 is looking for baseball coaches for the upcoming season. Contact Carl Nolin at 224-7224.