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Concord High wrestlers capture the freshman state championship.

Concord High wrestlers capture the freshman state championship.

Freshman wrestling state champs

The Concord High wrestling team won the Freshmen State Championship, edging Windham and Milford for the top spot in the 24-team event. Chris Munnell, Jake Pickard and George Tarwo each won their respective weight class. Jake Linquata, Ben Bourgery, John Henderson and Tyshawn Roberts were all runners-up in their weight class. Auston Lewis (fourth), Brett Gentley (fourth) and Logan Hurst (sixth) also had high finishes.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A basketball team defeated Londonderry, 58-51. Tyler Bruns, Tyler Blodgett and Matt Burke led the offense with 14 points apiece. Kurtis Stadnicki and Josh Adams also played well.

∎ The Hopkinton boys’ basketball team beat Winnisquam, 42-20. Jake Tomlinson and Kevin McGrath led the scoring with 10 points each, followed by Colby Morris with five. Ben Bickford, Dustin Rose and Gerry Donahue each had four, while Carter Quiet was solid defensively.

∎ The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team topped Winnisquam, 30-14. Abby Houston led all scorers with 10 points to go along with eight rebounds. Hannah Wood chipped in eight points, while Krista Amoth and Cait McGlashan played great defense.

Youth basketball

The Bow girls’ 3rd- and 4th-grade basketball team beat Dunbarton, 16-15. Bow was led by Rylee Constant with six points and Jessica Chamberlain with four. Addison Trefethen, Cailyn Benson and Ava Kehas also contributed offensively. Madeleine Kropp and Maya Brochu played well defensively.

∎ In Division 1, Bow 2 defeated Bow 1, 20-17. Lindsay St. Jacques led Bow 2 with 10 points, while Madison McSweeney, Makayla Murray, Samantha Kernen and Molly Kernen provided secondary scoring. Courtney Evans played well defensively for Bow.

∎ In girls’ 3rd/4th action, Bow 1 fell to Henniker, 16-12. Bow 1 was led by Megan Landcastle and Lyndsey LaPerle with four points apiece. Alexandra Larrabee, Melanie Labrecque and Anna Abel were solid defensively.

∎ The Bow 2 boys lost to Antrim 2, 16-14, in 5th/6th action. Miles Levis, Nate Hood, Sean Begley, Cooper Larrabee, Connor Lee and Riley King all contributed offensively. Nicky Cohen, Justin Filteau and Colby Rousseau anchored the defense.

∎ The Concord Boys & Girls Club 7th/8th-grade boys’ A travel team beat Londonderry, 64-49. Concord was led by Tyler Blodgett with 18 points and Jake Hebert with 15. Bryce Johnson, Tyler Blodgett and Tyler Bruns also played well.

∎ The Concord Boys & Girls Club boys’ 6th-grade Division I team defeated Merrimack, 59-44. Rylan Canabano (nine rebounds, five steals) led the team offensively with 24 points, including hitting three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter. Jamie Huffman (11 points, five rebounds, seven steals) and Colby Quiet (10 points, two rebounds, four steals) helped Concord on both ends of the court. Matt Renfors (four points) ran the floor well and Owen Carroll (six points, 10 rebounds, three blocks) played well defensively. Angelo Gray (five rebounds, two steals) and John Walter Elsnau (four steals) also played great.

Youth hockey

The Sig Sauer Academy Concord Capitals Bantam 2 hockey team beat the NH Avalanche Bantam 2 team, 4-2. Alex Nangle, Kumbal Vidya, Cam Larivere and Drew Parsons scored. Connor Sackos, Noah Dumount, Thomas Burns, Elijah Czysz and Chase Draus were solid defensively. Eli Curry played well in net.

∎ The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals lost to the Mount Washington Valley Eagles, 9-4. Jacob Orlen, Brendan Marcoux, Brady Zeigler and Trevor Brown scored. Ashton Laroche had an assist.

Proctor Academy results

The Proctor Academy boys’ varsity hockey team defeated Lawrence Academy, 6-1.

∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity hockey team beat Hebron Academy, 3-1. Rachel Moore (two) and Greer Brodie-Hall were the goal scorers.

∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity basketball team beat St. Paul’s School, 56-40. Elemy Colome (28 points) and Amber Wilson (26 points) scored all but two points for Proctor. Miller Torrence had 20 points (including five 3s) for St. Paul’s.

∎ The Proctor boys’ varsity basketball team lost to the Holderness School, 97-45.

Tilton School results

The Tilton school girls’ varsity basketball team defeated the Brooks School, 51-22. Rainey Cox and Jillian Fama led the Rams with 14 and nine points, respectively. Cori Marshall and Maureen Taggart played well, while Kaitlyn Hess and Leah Corson contributed solid minutes off the bench.

∎ The Tilton boys’ JV basketball team beat the Holderness School, 52-43. Ethan Howland led all scorers with 21. Roger Wang and Jay Heffernan were solid on the defensive end.

∎ The Tilton boys’ JV B basketball team beat the Cardigan Mountain School. Harry Dou led the way with 17 points and Yuri Qi added 10.

∎ The Tilton girls’ JV basketball team defeated St. Paul’s School, 30-15. Jordan Bluhm had 12 points to go along with seven rebounds to lead the Rams. Madi Downs, Sarah Morin, Mack Stephen, Paige Patterson, Lindsey Morrissette and Sophia Blanchard played well.

∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity B hockey team lost to Cushing Academy, 4-2. Anthony Giannelli scored both Tilton goals. Brendan Hickey recorded an assist.

College standouts

Allura LeBlanc of Northwood had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the NHTI women’s basketball team defeated Holyoke Community College, 94-37.

∎ Loudon’s Krystin Corliss scored 10 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Plymouth State women’s basketball team fell to Rhode Island College, 71-41.

∎ Richard Jenkins of Bow came in third in the 200-yard freestyle as the Wheaton College men’s swimming and diving team defeated Babson College and St. Joseph’s College (Maine) by scores of 163.5-130.5 and 246-39, respectively. Jenkins also finished second in the 200 back and fourth in the 500 free.

Coaches needed

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.

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 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 and an assistant varsity track coach with a strength in distance events. 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.

CONCORD AMERICAN LEGION Post 21 is looking for baseball coaches for the upcoming season. Contact Carl Nolin at 224-7224.


CONCORD BABE RUTH is now accepting registration for the 2014 season. Signup dates are Monday and Feb. 2from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sal’s Pizza on Storrs Street and Feb. 8from 10-2 at the New Heights Community Center on Canterbury Street. Forms can also be downloaded and mailed. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email minerys@comcast.net for more information.

MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH BASEBALL and softball sign ups will be held at the Penacook Community Center Saturday (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 joslyndarling@comcast.net or 738-2059 with questions.

Youngsville baseball program will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Weston Elementary School in Manchester Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES are being offered by the Bow Parks & Recreation on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Cardio Fit, for both men and women, will feature 45-minute cardio workouts. The first session will run for four weeks, beginning Jan. 29 (skipping Feb. 5) and concluding Feb. 26, with an introductory price of $15 ($20 for non-Bow residents). For more info and a schedule, call 228-2222 or stop by The Bow Community Building.

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.

CONCORD NORTHEAST CAL RIPKEN Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball online registration is open for the 2014 season at concordnortheast.com. Cal Ripken Baseball (ages 4-12) is open to all Concord residents. Babe Ruth Softball (ages 6-16) is open to Concord Residents east of the Merrimack River. Dates for in-person registration will be posted soon. With questions, contact Rob Rochette 848-0996 or robrochette@ymail.com.

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball online registration is open for the 2014 season at hysanh.org. Players can register for Cal Ripken Baseball (ages 4-12) and Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 13-15) along with Babe Ruth Softball (ages 6-16). Visit the website or email HYSA registrar Skate Murdough at skate@mcttelecom.com.


Baseball clinic for high school players will be put on by the Plymouth State University baseball program today 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 dcjenkins1@plymouth.edu.

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 tomorrow 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.

NHTI will host a basketball clinic Feb. 1 at the Wellness Center gym on the campus. The clinics are for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Most clinics are $25 pre-registered and/or $30 at the door. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

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.

Baseball coaches clinic, put on by the NHHSBCA, will be held Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pembroke Academy, 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 jcoughlin@sau53.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 jesse.odonnell@unh.edu 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.

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.


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. 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.

Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will be held Feb. 2 at Hampton Beach, with a High School Plunge to be held Feb. 1. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $350 for the Penguin Plunge and $175 for the High School Plunge. Visit sonh.org or call the 624-1250.

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.

PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: 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.

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.


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).

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.

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 info@youngsvillebaseball.org, or visit youngsvillebaseball.org. There will also be a table at the Youngsville general signups Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Weston School in Manchester.

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