A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High unified basketball team lost to Merrimack Valley, 36-28. Drew Nadeau led Concord’s scoring with 12 points, Thomas Boyce chipped in four and Tim Nault sparked the defense with two steals. Top scorers for the Pride were Kaitlyn McGowan, Rebekah Hogue and Shashauna White. Vinnie Swenson, Mitch Fillion and Mikayla Godfrey also played well for MV.
The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team beat Kingswood, 69-32, behind the offense of Brody Ashley (17 points), Sam Lupinacci (11), Jayson Cleveland (nine) and Shawn Spenard (eight).
∎ The Hopkinton boys’ JV basketball team beat Kearsarge, 53-23. Dave Nelson, Henry Yianakopolos and Nick Meserve all contributed with double-digit scoring. Nelson and Meserve also grabbed eight rebounds each while Mich Mele pulled in four.
∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV basketball team beat Kearsarge, 43-30. Katelyn Symonds (20 points, three steals) and Caroline Flood (10 points, 14 rebounds) led the offense for the Hawks. McKayla Reale (four points, four boards, three steals), Lily Scammon (two points, five boards, four steals, three assists) and Lillias Whitehead (five rebounds, three assists, four steals) also played well. Katlyn Kleckner was the high scorer for the Cougars with 17 points.
The Concord freshman girls’ basketball team beat Manchester Memorial. Rebecca Zenor led the Tide with 13 points and was strong on the boards. Gillian Bennett added eight points with Morgan Martin scored six. Everyone played well defensively for Concord (5-5).
∎ The Coe-Brown freshman boys’ basketball team beat Kingswood, 53-31. Mike Mulligan scored 20 points to lead the Bears.
Middle school results
The Bow Memorial 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ basketball team lost to Merrimack Valley, 45-24. Emma Gagne, Brianna Boone and Sarah Martin scored six points each for Bow. Samantha Will led MV with 20 points.
The Concord Capitals Sig Sauer Academy Squirt 1 hockey team defeated Wilmington, Mass., 7-0. Mike Stoddard, Tyler Coskren (two goals), Ryan Doherty, Joey Ala, Zach Drew and Arhat Vaidya scored for Concord. John Hinkell played well in net.
∎ The Sig Sauer Academy Concord Capitals Bantam 2 team beat the NH East Eagles, 2-0, on goals by Chase Draus and Cam LaRiviere. Alex Nangle, Drew Parsons, Kambal Vadiya and Harrison Parent had assists. Eli Curry got the shutout.
∎ Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Pee Wee 3 team beat Kearsarge, 8-2, then fell to the Biddeford Maine Breakers, 6-1. Brendan McLaren, Colin Platt, Ian Dennison and Curtis Mann had strong games.
The Concord Boys & Girls Club 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ ‘A’ basketball team won a pair of games to improve to 8-2. Concord defeated Bedford, 65-28, behind Tyler Bruns (14 points), Jake Hebert (nine points) and Ryan Defina (nine points). Concord defeated Hampstead, 60-47, behind Bruns (18 points), Teddy Blodgett (14 points) and Hebert (seven points).
∎ In Concord Parks & Rec 7th- and 8th-grade action, the White Knights beat the Black Mambas, 28-23. Andrew Champagne led the winners with 12 points, while Brendan Sheehan had five points. Philip O’Sullivan played well at point guard and Sam Orzechowski led the defense. For the Black Mambas, Troy Zanis had eight points and led his team in steals. Fletcher Waterman added five points and Jonathan Shamash played well in the paint.
∎ The Henniker boys’ 7th- and 8th-grade team defeated Bow, 30-24. Noah Greene led Henniker with 10 points, while Jack Wixson also had 10 points to lead Bow.
∎ Bow 2 lost a close game to Antrim, 28-20. Bow 2 was led by Madison McSweeney with 11 points.
Tilton School results
The Tilton School boys’ varsity B hockey team lost to the New England Stars, 6-0. Javier Lopez played significant minutes and Zach McWhinnie played well at forward. Tilton also fell to Hillside School, 5-3. Justin Robertson, Alex Winokur and Brendan Hickey scored, with Jack Morretti (two) and Alex McGaw notching assists.
Northwood’s Allura LeBlanc scored a team-high 20 points with eight rebounds to lead the NHTI women’s basketball team over Berkeley (N.Y.) College, 67-62.
Concord Rec registration
Concord Parks and Rec will hold a youth spring league registration fair Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heights Community Center (former Dame School). The following groups will be present to answer questions and accept registrations: Concord Babe Ruth Baseball, Concord Crush Lacrosse, Northeast Baseball and Softball, Merrimack Valley Baseball and Softball, Concord Little League, Concord National Softball, Concord American Softball, Parks and Rec Spring Soccer Leagues, Parks and Rec Spring Basketball Leagues. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
AAU hoops tryouts
Penacook Pride AAU basketball will hold tryouts Sunday at Merrimack Valley Middle School for the following groups: Girls in grades 6-8 from 1-2 p.m., and girls in grades 9-11 from 2-3 p.m. Visit penacookpride.com.
CHS basketball breakfast
The Concord High School girls’ basketball annual pancake breakfast will be held Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at South Congregation Church, 27 Pleasant Street. Cost for the all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5 per person with tickets available at the door as well from CHS girls’ basketball members. Winter sock donations will be accepted at the door to aid the Concord homeless community.
Belmont High School has the following coaching vacancies for the spring: girls’ varsity lacrosse, and track and field. Send a current résumé to Erica Knolhoff, Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 6-10, Feb. 16 at NHTI; Rules 1-5, Sunday 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 Sunday 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email email@example.com. Visit nhsua.org.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.)
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.
nh lightning 12U softball is looking for one player to complete its roster. The team is currently practicing/scrimmaging weekly at New England College in Henniker. They will participate in seven tournaments, including the USSSA World Series in Ocean City, Md. Contact George French at 381-1239 or email@example.com to try out.
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 todayfrom 6-7:30 p.m. at Sal’s Pizza on Storrs Street and Saturdayfrom 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord American Softball League will be holding registration on three separate dates: Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heights Community Center, Feb. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Beaver Meadow School and March 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration forms may be found at concordamericansoftball.com. Cost of registration is $75 with a $200 cap for families registering three or more children.
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 email@example.com or 738-2059.
Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball Saturday 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 Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 on Monday, February 3rd from 6:00pm-7:30pm
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 email@example.com.