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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Indoor soccer champs

Preti Flaherty won the girls’ U12 indoor soccer championship. Team members, pictured above, were Reilly Riddell, Nicole LeBrun, Anna Quirk, Olivia McCarty, Erin Doherty, Sydney Plante, Samantha Ossoff, Megan Martel and Ashely Plante.

JV result

The Concord girls’ JV basketball team played Memorial even with the exception of the third quarter, when they were outscored 17-6. Emily Otto (seven rebounds), Emily Redlon, Skyler Szulc and Sam Turner combined for 19 of the Tide’s 37 rebounds.

Youth hockey

The Shaheen & Gordon Mite 1 hockey team beat Dover, 4-0, holding Dover to five shots in a very strong team performance, solidifying another shutout for the Capitals.

The Concord Capitals Residential Mortgage Services PeeWee 1 team beat the Worcester Junior Sharks, 4-2. Kyle McKinnon (assist by Brett Patnode), Michael Kenison, Anthony Velez (Devin Philbrick, Carter Gaglia assisting) and Jake Nelson (assist from McKinnon) scored. Evan Makris played well on defense in front of goalie Alex Reynolds, who made a number of great saves in the first period to keep the game close.

Youth basketball

The Hopkinton girls’ 5th- and 6th-grade A basketball team defeated Weare 2. The Hawks got 18 points from Katelyn Meserve and 10 from Erin Donahue. Fiona Beane scored four points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

The Bow 3 girls’ 3rd- and 4th-grade team beat Antrim, 22-4. Bow was led by Sheridan Brummett (12 points) and Ally Boone (eight). Madison Roberge, Sophia Chacon and Meghan Wrey also contributed offensively. Campbell Lucey and Sideny Roberge played well defensively.

The Christa McAuliffe 3 Red Devils took on Beaver Meadow in 3rd- and 4th-grade rec action. Jacob Plante led the Red Devils in scoring. Matt Hooper, Nate Doherty and Quinton Pincoske also played great games.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School varsity girls’ hockey team blanked Milton, 6-0. Brooke Avery led the attack, recording four assists. Caitrin Lonergan and Bridget Carey netted a pair of goals each while Madison Crutchfield and Shayna Tomlinson tallied one apiece. Kerri St. Denis recorded the shutout in net.

Tilton School result

The Tilton School boys’ varsity basketball team beat Masters, 68-54. Terance Mann paced the Rams with 20 points, three rebounds and three steals, while John Witkowski (10 points, four rebounds), Lee Messier (10 points), Jon Joseph (eight points, three assists, two steals), Franklin Porter (six rebounds, four points, two steals), Gonzalo Santana (seven points, three steals, two assists) and Cam Durley (four rebounds, two assists) were all strong in the win for Tilton.

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 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

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 and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at 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 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 today 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 or email 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 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

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

CONCORD NORTHEAST CAL RIPKEN Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball online registration is open for the 2014 season at 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

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball online registration is open for the 2014 season at 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


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 today and run through the week of March 7. Classes will run for seven sessions. For more info and to register, go to

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 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 or visit

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

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

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 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 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 Visit


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.-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

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 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, call 381-8685, or email

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 Sunday 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

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 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

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

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, or visit 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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