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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Middle school results

The Chichester Central School boys’ 7th- and 8th-grade basketball team defeated Concord Christian, 39-12. Chichester was led by Sean Menard (13 points), Jack Lehoullier (12 points, eight rebounds) and Tyler Smith (eight points, 13 rebounds).

∎ The Hopkinton middle school boys’ basketball team was edged by Merrimack Valley in overtime, 45-44. Gerry Donahue had a great game for the Hawks, scoring 28 points, totaling 16 rebounds and adding six steals. Carter Quiet (seven points), Jake Tomlinson and Kevin McGrath also played well on offense, while Ryan Hughes played well on defense and had a big steal in the closing seconds.

∎ The Hopkinton middle school girls’ basketball team lost to Merrimack Valley, 45-29. Hannah Wood led the Hawks with six points, while Lyndon Flanagan and Amelia Thomas added five each. Caitie McGlashan and Cloe Wood also played well for Hopkinton.

Unified results

The Merrimack Valley unified basketball team defeated Gilford, 42-40. Katelyn McGowan, Alexandra Lee, Rebekah Hogue and Vinnie Swenson led the scoring for MV, while Matt Parent and Nate Cilley anchored the defense for the Pride.

∎ The Bow High unified basketball team lost to Hanover, 36-29, in its opener. Jack Rich led the Bow offense with 11 points, while Zach Jukowski added six points and played solid defense. Jonathan Chern chipped in with two points, and Allie Krause and Julia Currier had solid two-day games.

Youth hockey

The Hampton Inn Wells, Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 Team lost to the NH East Eagles, 3-2. The Huskies offense was led by Ethan Molnar, who netted both goals and was assisted on both by Camden Hilton. Noah Urban and Cooper Rivers played well on defense and Preston Briggs was solid in goal.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School varsity girls’ hockey team edged Northfield Mount Hermon, 2-1. Bridget Carey had a goal and an assist, Shayna Tomlinson scored the other goal and Caitrin Lonergan and Brooke Avery had assists. Jenna Rheault played well on defense and Kerri St. Denis was strong in goal.

Tilton results

The Tilton boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Lawrence, 86-64. Terance Mann (22 points, seven rebounds), Nemanja Krtolica (12 points, seven rebounds, three blocks), Steven Bush (12 points), Franklin Porter (11 points, five assists) and Jon Joseph (nine points, seven assists, three steals) led the way for the Rams.

∎ The varsity hockey team lost to New Hampton, 6-4.

∎ The girls’ varsity hockey team lost to Exeter, 3-0. Lindsay O’Connell played well in goal for the Rams.

∎ The boys’ JV basketball team defeated New Hampton, 57-36. Joshua Jones led the Rams offense, while Hubert Chiang and Roger Wand contributed seven and four points, respectively.

Proctor results

The Proctor boys’ varsity hockey team defeated Berwick Academy, 4-2. Bow native Connor Simpson stopped 30 shots to record the victory. The Hornets were led by forward Hunter Luhmann, who had a goal and an assist, while freshman Matt Slick had his first career goal.

∎ The girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Vermont Academy, 57-41.

∎ The boys’ varsity basketball team lost to New Hampton, 79-55.

Men’s hockey

Mike Richard scored five goals and Ryan Williamson added three as Buffalo Wild Wings defeated Cheers, 9-3, in CCHL action. Mike Spillane made 36 saves for the victors. Cheers was led by Tim Walsh, Corey Laroche and Cam Heath, who all scored a goal.

∎ Windmill defeated Cimo’s, 10-5, as Jack Mullen (four goals), Gavin Faretra (three goals) and Bill MacDougall (two goals) led a potent offense. Cimo’s was led by Phil Lacasse and Tom Carroll, who had a pair of goals, while Kyle Marceau added one.

College standout

Hillsboro’s Skyler Makkinje scored five points in the St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team’s 81-36 win over Thomas College.

Softball registrations

Concord American softball will be holding registration Feb. 8 at the new Heights Community Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The registration cost is $75 per player. The registration form can be found at eteamz.com/concordamericansoftball and mailed to: Concord American Softball League P.O. Box 1771 Concord, NH 03302-1771.

Meetings

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

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 tomorrow. 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 today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Weston School in Manchester.

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: 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 this spring: varsity assistant baseball coach, varsity assistant softball coach, two assistant track coaches (throwing events coach and a hurdles/jumps 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. Applicants should send a résumé 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: 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.

Tryouts/registrations

Youngsville baseball program will hold signups at Weston Elementary School in Manchester today from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and at Avalanche Screenprinting in Hooksett Feb. 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and March 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization that offers four divisions for children 4-12 years old (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.

MV YOUTH BASEBALL/softball signups will be held at 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.) and March 1 (noon-4 p.m.). Contact player agent Joslyn Darling at joslyndarling@comcast.net or 738-2059.

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

Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball Feb. 8 at Concord Heights Community Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 20 at Broken Ground School from 5-8 p.m., March 5 at Broken Ground from 6-8 p.m., March 18 at Broken Ground from 6-8 p.m., and March 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All Concord residents ages 4-12 are eligible to play Cal Ripken T-ball and baseball. All Concord residents ages 6-16 living on the east side of the Merrimack River are eligible to play Babe Ruth softball. Online registration is open at concordnortheast.com.

CONCORD 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. The tournament will include women’s, men’s and co-ed teams, open to ages 18 and older, 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.

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball online registration is open 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.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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 begins Monday. 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.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES are being offered by Bow Parks & Recreation 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). Call 228-2222 or stop by the Bow Community Building.

Basketball clinic will be held Feb. 1 at the Wellness Center gym on the NHTI campus. The clinic is 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.

LITTLE STRIKERS INDOOR SOCCER Clinic registrations, for kids ages 3-6, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. The next five-week session begins Feb. 1. Clinics meet on Saturday mornings. Cost (which includes a T-shirt) is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). Skills Clinics are available for ages 6 to adult on Mondays. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FLY TYING course starting Feb. 18 at the Passaconaway Club located on Garvins Falls Road in Concord, hosted by the Basil W. Woods Jr. chapter of Trout Unlimited i. The classes will be conducted from 7-9 p.m. and run for five weeks. Two flies will be taught each night and all materials will be supplied as well as vises and tools as needed. Basic tying skills are required. The cost is $75 per student for a maximum of 15 students. Minimum age is 14. To register go to concordtu.org, and follow the link to the registration form.

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. 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.

Events

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 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.

Harlem Wizards will play a game of trick basketball Feb. 5 at Merrimack Valley High School at 7 p.m. against a team of teachers from the MV School District. All proceeds from the game will benefit the family of Haley Roy, a 16-year-old sophomore at MV who recently has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for adults in advance, available at Capital Sporting Goods and online at harlemwizards.com. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 additional.

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.

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