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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Merrimack League champions

The Bow 3 3rd- and 4th-grade boys’ Division 1 Merrimack League team defeated Bow 1 in the championship, 34-21. For Bow 3, Kyle Martin and Myles Rheinhardt scored 15 and nine points, respectively. Matt Lamy and Owen Guertin directed the offense and Zack Doward, Ryan Lover and Donovan Rainey led the defense. For Bow 1, Austin Brummet and Cameron Evans scored 14 and four points, respectively.

Unified basketball

The Merrimack Valley Unified team improved to 4-0 with a win over Stevens, 41-33. Kaitlyn McGowan scored 14 points. Nate Cilley, Tia Hoyt, Brooks Kimball and Teagan Lavery also played well for MV.

JV result

The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team improved to 11-2 with a 65-21 win over Newport. Hopkinton had a season-high 23 steals and 35 rebounds and got at least one of each from each player. Henry Yianakopolos capitalized on his seven steals with 14 points. Liam Flanagan also scored 14 points.

Youth hockey

The Hampton Inn Wells Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 team clinched a spot in the State Tournament by defeating the Northern Cyclones, 6-3. The Huskies’ offense was led by Noah Uban (goal, two assists). Ethan Molnar and Camden Hilton added two goals each and Cooper Rivers tallied one goal. Quinn Mose and Ryan Morin added assists and Preston Briggs was strong in net.

Youth basketball

In Concord Rec boys’ 7th- and 8th-grade action, the Green team beat the Red team, 35-20. Hason Mailhot controlled the boards for the Green team. James Martin and Ibrahim Muhamed each scored 10 points. Bobby Naylor had a strong game with eight points for the Red team.

∎ The White Knights defeated the Black Mambas, 34-30, in Concord Rec boys’ 7th- and 8th-grade action. Brendan Sheehan led the winners with 12 points. Harrison Makee and Winsor Bean had 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Isaiah Winnett-Knoy and Devin Constant led the defense. For the Black Mambas, Troy Zanis had six points while Jonathan Shamash and Eftlatun Shtino had five points apiece.

College standouts

Katrina Wiesner of Bow, a freshmen on the St. Michael’s women’s swim team, swam on both the fifth-place 200 medley and eighth-place 800 freestyle relays at the Northeast-10 Conference championships. St. Michael’s finished seventh overall.

∎ Stephen Andersen of Concord, a freshmen on the St. Michael’s men’s swim team, was on the 14th-place 400 medley relay at the Northeast-10 Conference championships. The St. Michael’s men finished seventh overall.

∎ Allura LeBlanc of Northwood had 16 points and seven rebounds for the NHTI women’s basketball team in a 75-56 loss against the Albany College of Pharmacy.

Softball signups

Concord National Youth Softball currently has three registration events scheduled at Abbott-Downing school for girls ages 5-16 living in the south end who are interested in playing softball this spring. These events will be held on Saturday, March 8 and March 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.

AAU basketball players needed

The Northern Xpress 7th- and 8th-grade AAU basketball team is looking for players. The team is coached by former college and high school coaches. The team will attend seven tournaments in NH and Mass. Cost is $400 for uniforms, practices and tournaments. Contact Bill Rees at northernxpress@yahoo.com or 490-9980 for more information.

Baseball camp

The IHB baseball camp to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and the Boston Red Sox Foundation will be held at Pembroke Academy on July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Each registered camper will be provided with two tickets to the NH Fishercats home game vs. the Portland Seadogs on July 18 at 7 p.m. Cost for the camp (with Fishercats tickets included) is $75. For more details please contact Camp Director-Coach John Bly at 603-558-1320 or email coachbly@comcast.net. Visit www.ihbsports.org for a registration form.

Baseball clinic

The 12th Annual Valley Baseball Youth Clinic Series (grades 1-5) will have sessions on March 2 and 9 from noon to 1 p.m. and March 17, 18, 20 and 21 from 5:30-7 p.m.). Contact Head Coach Sean Wheeler (swheeler721@aol.com / 848-9533) for more information or to register. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per session.

Events

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 jschloss@tds.net.

Sandwich Sled Dog Race will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. from Floyd’s Field on Bennett Street in North Sandwich. Teams will take off at two-minute intervals for a 45- or 20-mile dog sled race or a 20-mile skijor race around Sandwich and Tamworth. Visit sandwichsidehillers.com or contact Julie Dolan, Race Secretary, at sidehillers@gmail.com or contact Race Marshal Marsha Colcord at 986-8375 or tecnalanowridge@gmail.com.

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

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.

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.

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 eknolhoff@sau80.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.

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 georgefrench@tds.net to try out.

Tryouts/registrations

MV YOUTH BASEBALL/softball signups will be held at Penacook Community Center today (7-8 p.m.), Saturday (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.

Suncook softball will hold its first registration tomorrow 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 Saturday 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.

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 mike@celenzalaw.com.

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 skate@mcttelecom.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.

Camps/clinics/lessons

Softball clinics will be hosted by the Plymouth State University softball program Saturday and Feb. 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 6-10, Sunday at NHTI; 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.

Strength and conditioning clinic put on by Brewster Academy’s Josh Lee will be held Sunday 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 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.

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.

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.

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