A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord B wrestling team wrestled at the Twin Rivers Varsity Tournament. Jake Linquata placed third at 106 pounds and Al Christie finished second at 182. Josh Ames, Nua Toy-Giles and Jeff Hoadley also wrestled well for the Tide.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic team competed at the NH Classic Series Race on Thursday. Simon Doneski, Henry Lavoie, Kyle Thorne and Zach Berliner had strong finishes for the boys. Carley Kanter, Amelia Bassett, Anna Marklin and Lily Sabol had great races for the girls. The Hawks will race in the state championship meet Feb. 17.
The Bow 1 5th- and 6th-grade Division 1 Merrimack League team defeated Dunbarton. Bow was led by Brennah Gardner (14 point), Adrienne Brummett (eight points) and Elizabeth Guertin (eight points). Brummett and Guertin also had strong defensive games.
∎ The Bow Mullen 5th- and 6th-grade team pulled out a late win against Hudson, 26-25. Bow was led offensively by Steven Guerrette (10 points) and Shaun Lover (eight points). Both also helped control the rebounds, along with Connor Gagan. Patrick Glynn and Mick Leahy helped spark the team with great defensive efforts.
∎ The Bow 2 5th- and 6th-grade boys (5-3) defeated Hopkinton 2, 48-18. Connor Lee paced a balanced Bow offense with 13 points, followed by Cooper Larrabee (eight points). Helping power the offense were Andrew Bliss (seven), Nate Hood (six), Nicky Cohen (six) and Spencer Cheney (four). Playing strong on both ends of the court were Justin Filteau and Sean Begley.
∎ Bow 3 defeated Hopkinton 2, 17-12, in 3rd- and 4th-grade Merrimack Valley league semifinals. Sheridan Brummet (seven points), Ally Boone (six points) and Madison Roberge (four points) led the offense. The defense was led by Meghan Wray, Catherine Windsor and Campbell Lucy.
∎ Bow 1 defeated New Boston 1, 11-4, in 3rd- and 4th-grade girls’ action. Lyndsey LaPerle led Bow’s offense with six points, followed by Megan Landcastle, Kate Labrecque and Melanie Labrecque. Isabella LaPerle led the team in assists. Alexandra Larrabee led the team in rebounds and Hannah McGonigle led the team in blocked shots. A solid defensive effort was put in by Ali Sargent and Anna Abel.
∎ Bow 3 defeated Hillsboro 1, 37-27, in 3rd- and 4th-grade playoff action. For Bow 3, Kyle Martin scored 20 points, Matt Lamy scored 16 points, and Myles Rheinhardt, Ryan Lover and Owen Guertin played well defensively. For Hillsboro 1, Jeffery Normandin and Zack Coombs scored 16 and 10 points, respectively.
The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals defeated the Manchester Flames, 9-1. Capitals goals were scored by Carmelito Escalera (two goals), Brady Zeigler (three goals), John Thomas (two goals, assist), Donovan Hayes (goal, assist) and Trevor Brown (goal, assist). Paul Bourgault (two assists) and Jacob Orlen (assist) also played well. John McKaie played a strong game in the net.
∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals defeated Chelmsford, Mass., 3-2. Colby Despres, Parker Savoy and Aidan Pope each scored a goal, while Brian McDonough and Jake Marcoux each had an assist. The Capitals also defeated Wilmington, Mass., 3-1. Cam Brown and Heath Mann scored goals. Pope had both a goal and an assist. Adam Omundson played strong in goal.
Krystin Corliss of Barnstead (and a former MV basketball player), a senior on the Plymouth State women’s basketball team, had a team-high 10 rebounds in addition to seven points and six assists in a 58-44 loss to Western Connecticut State.
∎ Richard Jenkins of Bow, a junior swimmer on the Wheaton College men’s swim team, helped lead the 400-free relay team to a third-place finish in the Wheaton Invitational.
∎ Skyler Makkinje of Hillsboro scored five points and grabbed two rebounds to help the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team defeat Rivier University, 69-63.
∎ Antoine Gisore and Makopa Rugabirwa, both of Concord, ran well for the Franklin Pierce men’s indoor track and field team in a meet at Boston University. Gisore ran the mile in a time of 4:11.58 to qualify provisionally for the NCAA championships. Rugabirwa ran a season-best time in the 3,000 meters of 8:39.85. Joe Bohi of Loudon had the highest finish of any Franklin Pierce athlete at the meet, finishing 38th in the weight throw with a heave of 12.84 meters.
The Proctor Academy boys’ basketball team lost, 79-51, to Marianapolis Prep.
∎ The Proctor boys’ hockey team lost, 6-3, to St. Paul’s School.
∎ The Proctor girls’ hockey team defeated Holderness, 4-2.
PENACOOK PRIDE AAU basketball will hold tryouts today 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. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
MV YOUTH BASEBALL/softball signups will be held at Penacook Community Center Tuesday (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 738-2059.
Suncook softball will hold its first registration Wednesday at the Pembroke Town Hall from 5-8 p.m. For registration forms, visit suncooksoftball.com. Forms also will be available that night.
Blue Storm lacrosse, for Merrimack Valley School District students, offers teams for boys’ U9, U11 and U13 and girls’ U11 and U13. Registration is open until Thursday. Sign up at bluestormlacrosse.com.
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 email@example.com.
NEW HAMPSHIRE ELITE AAU Basketball Club will be holding tryouts for its 4th- through 8th-grade teams Saturday 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.
Concord American Softball League will be holding registration on three separate dates: 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.
Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball 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. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
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 Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open for all players ages 13 and older. Visit bowathleticclub.com or email League President Mike Celenza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bow Youth Baseball and Softball is now open for online registration, accepting boys ages 6-15 and girls kindergarten-age 16 at 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.
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">
HOPKINTON YOUTH LACROSSE registration is open for all boys and girls ages 8-14 for Hopkinton Youth Lacrosse. Cost is $85 per player, and registration can be completed at hopkintonrec.com.
Softball clinics will be hosted by the Plymouth State University softball program Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, today 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 today 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 email@example.com.
Strength and conditioning clinic put on by Brewster Academy’s Josh Lee will be held Feb. 16 for middle school athletes at the Talbot Gymnasium in Exeter. The clinic will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 5th-6th-grade boys and 5th-7th-grade girls, and from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. for boys 7th grade and older and girls 8th grade and higher. Participants must register online at NewHampshireElite.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
IHB BASEBALL CAMP hosted by Pembroke Academy is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13 from July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $75 for the week. There will be many special guests, including current and former major leaguers. Registration can be done online at ihbsports.com.
N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Saturday – 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.