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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results

The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team fell to Fall Mountain, 48-38. Katelyn Symonds (20 points) and Caroline Flood (eight points, 10 rebounds) led the offense. Lillias Whitehead, Lilly Scammon and McKayla Reale also contributed offensively.

∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team lost to Nashua South, 34-24. Gillian Bennett, Kayla Healy, Emily Otto and Sam Clapp all played well, scoring four points apiece.

Middle school result

The Bow Memorial School girls’ basketball team beat Hillsboro, 51-17. Lauren Roy and Sarah Martin had 11 points apiece. Erin Blodwin had a double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Emma Gagne (eight points) also contributed. Lindsey Nelson and Brianna Boone played well on both ends of the floor.

Youth basketball

In girls’ 5th/6th action, Bow 1 defeated Weare. Elizabeth Guertin led the way with 10 points, while Adrienne Brummett added five points. Anna LaFrenier and Bella Kearns played well defensively.

∎ In boys’ 3rd/4th action, the Christa McAuliffe 3 Red Devils played an exciting game against Abbott-Downing. For the Devils, Max Leahy and Jacob Plante had six points apiece. Rafe Pollak and Matt Hooper played well. For Abbott-Downing, Moises Ntudiye, Matthew Drewes, Reese Reedenauer and Flynn O’Sullivan played well.

∎ Bow 1 defeated New Boston 2 in boys’ action. Matthew Driscoll (22 points) and Alex Nagy (15 points) led the scoring. Max Hinkell (nine) and Hunter Remick (eight) provided secondary scoring. Nolan Filteau pulled down 17 rebounds.

∎ The Hopkinton girls’ 5th/6th grade basketball A team defeated Dunbarton. Katelyn Meserve scored eight points. Fiona Beane had nine rebounds and five steals. Shea Lambert played solid defense

∎ The Bow 2 5th/6th grade boys’ basketball team fell to undefeated Hillsboro 2, 36-24. Bow 2 trailed 18-0 early. Bow was led by Cooper Larrabee (six points) and Nicky Cohen (six points). Also contributing offensively were Connor Lee, Spencer Cheney, Sean Begley and Andrew Bliss. Riley King led in rebounds and blocked shots.

∎ The Bow 1 3rd/4th grade girls’ team defeated Concord Christian Academy, 24-6, and Antrim, 21-17. Against Concord Christian, Lyndsey LaPerle (14 points), Kate LaBrecque (four points), Isabella LaPerle (four points) and Anna Abel played well. Hannah McGonigle led the team in blocked shots and Ali Sargent had the most assists. Against Antrim, Lyndsey LaPerle (10 points) and Megan Landcastle (five points) were the scoring leaders. Alexandra Larrabee was an offensive and defensive force. Isabella LaPerle led the team in assists and Melanie LaBrecque led the team in steals.

∎ In boys’ 3rd/4th action, Bow 3 topped Bow 1, 22-12. For Bow 3, Matt Lamy scored 18 points and Ryan Lover, Ethan Clark and Donovan Rainey played well defensively. Austin Brummett scored six points for Bow 1.

Youth hockey

The Rowley Agency defeated the Manchester 2 The Rowley Agency CYHA Bantam 1 team, 4-2. Andy Cole (two), Brandon Tibbetts and Ethan Donlon were the goal scorers. Riley Drew, Colby Garcia, Alex Killion and Drew Livingston provided the assists.

∎ The New Hampshire Distributors Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team beat the East Cast Wizards, 6-0. Parker Savoy, Zan Alberici, Aidan Pope, Ben Bourgault, Cooper Leppard and Colby Despres scored goals. Heath Mann and Ben Marceau had assists. Jake Marcoux and Cam Brown played a strong two-way game. Troy Nelson and Adam Omundson split time in goal and had a shutout.

∎ The Concord Youth Hockey Residential Mortgage Services PeeWee 1 team defeated Natick, 3-0. Anthony Velez (two) and Ronan Walsh (one) were the goal scorers. Logan Otta and Jake Nelson had assists. Evan Makris, Ryan Methven, Anders Norton and Carter Gaglia played well defensively. Troy Nelson was stellar in net.

College standouts

Kevin Marceau of Concord scored his fourth goal of the season as the New England College men’s hockey team beat St. Michael’s, 5-1.

∎ Barnstead’s Krystin Corliss scored 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Plymouth State women’s basketball team fell to Eastern Connecticut State University, 76-42.

Tilton School results

The Tilton School girls’ varsity hockey team defeated Pingree, 9-1. The Rams were led by GB Manganiello (four goals, one assist), Madi Nichols (two goals, three assists) and Tiana Cass (two goals, two assists). Goalie Lindsay O’Connell was solid in net.

∎ The Tilton boys’ JV basketball team topped Brewster Academy, 52-42. Mark Magoon, Joshua Jones and Matt Baronas played well.

∎ The girls’ JV basketball team fell to New Hampton, 52-50. Madi Downs scored 18 points and Jordan Bluhm added 10 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Halloran and Paige Patterson scored six points each and Sophia Blanchard netted four points.

∎ The boys’ varsity hockey team fell to Berwick Academy, 3-2.

∎ The boys’ varsity basketball team beat Holderness, 77-60. Terance Mann (25 points, nine rebounds), Steven Bush (18 points) and Franklin Porter (14 points, five blocks, four rebounds) led the Rams. Cam Durley also played well.

Camps/clinics/lessons

Softball clinics will be hosted by the Plymouth State University softball program Saturday, Feb. 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, today 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.

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY classes are being offered at the Tri-Town Ice Arena Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Cost is $159 and includes a free public skating pass. Sessions start March 1 and run through May 7. Call 485-1100 to reserve a spot.

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.

BASEBALL UMPIRING SCHOOL will be hosted by the NH Baseball Umpire Association at Laconia High School March 16. Sign up at nhbua.org or by contacting Tom Fischer at tfis281015@aol.com.

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

Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will be held today at Hampton Beach. 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.

CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. Dates and times are as follows: today 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.

Harlem Wizards will play a game of trick basketball Wednesday 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 Saturday-Feb. 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.

BLACKWATER NORDIC SKI Club of Hopkinton is hosting Thursday night skiing at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds from 5:30-8 p.m. Night skiing could extend through Feb. 27, depending on snow and interest. Visit blackwaternordic.org.

Concussion ImPACT testing will be done March 19 and 21 at Hillsboro-Deering High School from 2:30-4 p.m. All student-athletes in grades 8-12 are highly advised to sign up and test, free of charge. The Concussion ImPACT Questionnaire and Authorization sheets can be downloaded from the HDHS website. Go to hdsd.org and click on HDHS, then Athletics, then Concussion Forms for the drop-down menu. Both forms need to be filled out and turned in to the HDHS Welcome Center by March 18. Put your name on the authorization sheet, and state the date you plan on testing. Call the HDHS athletics office at 464-1234.

Beaver Meadow Golf Course and Loudon Country Club have formed a reciprocal agreement that will allow members of each course to play the other course at no charge (free green fees) based on their membership type. As an example, 2014 season members who have seven-day-a-week membership will be allowed to play each other’s course seven times; if someone has a five-day mid-week membership they will be able to play each other’s course five times mid-week. Membership forms and rates for the 2014 season are available at beavermeadowgolfcourse.com. The Concord Parks and Rec Office (14 Canterbury Road in Concord, 225-8690) is accepting memberships until the Pro Shop opens (scheduled opening date is April 1.)

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.

The Loudon Freedom girls’ U14 Division 1 premier team is seeking a competitive goalie to play in the upcoming Spring Season. Club Fees are $150, which includes tournaments. Home games and practices will take place on the soccer fields located behind the Loudon Elementary School. Contact Andrew Palhof at Palhof@comcast.net.

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

LAKES REGION FLAG FOOTBALL League is open to boys and girls between the ages 4-17 (coed age divisions are 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-4 and 15-17) and is accepting registration for the spring season. Signup fee is $65. Credit card payments are accepted online, and checks are also accepted. The season begins in early April with player evaluations and ends with Super Bowl Saturday June 14. Sign up at lrffl.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

CONCORD BABE RUTH baseball is accepting registrations for the 2014 season. Signup dates are Mondayfrom 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.

MV YOUTH BASEBALL/softball signups will be held at Penacook Community Center Wednesday (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 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 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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ELITE AAU Basketball Club will be holding tryouts for its 4th- through 8th-grade teams Saturday and Feb. 15 at Talbot Gymnasium in Exeter. Boys’ 4th- through 6th-grade tryouts are 3:30-5 p.m., boys’ 7th- and 8th-grade tryouts are 5-6:30 p.m., and girls’ 6th- through 8th-grade tryouts are 6:30-8 p.m. All players must register at NewHampshireElite.com to participate.

Youngsville baseball program will hold signups 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.

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.com. Bow Youth Lacrosse will have in-person registration night at the Bow Memorial School tomorrow from 6-7:30 p.m.

BOW YOUTH BASEBALL and softball registration, for ages 7-16, is now open online. Visit bowyouthbaseball.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.

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