A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Due to a forecast of snow, today’s unified basketball game between Concord and Keene has been rescheduled to tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at CHS.
The Pembroke boys’ JV basketball team defeated Bishop Brady, 59-57. Dante Timbas and Collin Justin led the offense with 17 and 16 points, respectively, while Robert Taylor added eight, including the game-winning basket.
Middle school results
The Rundlett Middle School boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski teams took home first and second place, respectively at the Middle School State Championships at Sandwich Fairgrounds. Ollie Spencer (second), Nate Nichols (sixth), Alex Duncan (12th), Cameron Brochu (15th) and Winsor Bean (22nd) paced the boys. Heather Deacon (second), Michaela Hayes (third), Sophia Johnson (13th), Brenna McNamara (14th), Maggie Whitcomb (21st) and Johann Nichols (24th) led the girls.
∎ Alice Riley of Belmont Middle School took home 44th place in the Nordic Middle School State Championships.
∎ Hopkinton also did well at the Nordic Middle School State Championships. Simon Doneski, Zach Berliner, Clifton Sullivan and Kyle Thorne had strong finishes for the boys. Carley Kanter, Anna Marklin, Mary Trafton and Lily Sabol had great races for the girls.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team (10-7) beat Merrimack Valley, 45-27. Kevin McGrath (12 points, six steals) and Gerry Donahue (12 points, eight rebounds) led the offense, while Jake Tomlinson (six points) and Ben Bickford (four points) provided secondary scoring. Peter Sintros played well coming off the bench.
In Concord boys’ 7th/8th Parks and Rec action, the White Knights beat the Red team, 24-13. For the White Knights, Andrew Champagne and Philip O’Sullivan led the offense, while Scott Franklin and Jaydon Pickard anchored the defense. Tommy Martin and Ethan Bisson played well offensively for the Red team, while Tresor Ndutiye led the defense.
∎ Bow 2 defeated Henniker 1 in the boys’ 5th/6th quarterfinals. Cooper Larrabee led Bow with seven points, while Connor Lee and Nicky Cohen each added six. Nate Hood (four), Sean Begley (four), Andrew Bliss (two), Filteau (two), Rousseau (two) and Miles Levis (two) also contributed offensively. Colby Rousseau, Justin Filteau and Riley King all showed great effort.
∎ The Hopkinton girls’ 5th/6th team defeated Chichester, 28-17, in the first round of the playoffs. Zelda Ackerman, Lauren Graham, Brooke Carlson and Ellie Owen played well offensively for Hopkinton, while Jordyn Barrett anchored the defense.
St. Paul’s result
The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team fell to New Hampton, 3-2. Shayna Tomlinson and Caitrin Lonergan had a goal and an assist each, while Brooke Avery and Bridget Carey added an assist apiece.
Tilton School results
The Tilton School boys’ varsity B hockey team defeated St. Paul’s School, 7-1. Chris Ruspini (three goals, assist) led the offense, while Alex Winokur, Anthony Markham, Aelx McGaw, Anthony Gianelli, Danny Notice and Zachary Frament also contributed. Zach McWhinnie played well in net.
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity hockey team defeated the Holderness School, 4-3 in overtime.
Stephen Andersen of Concord finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle to help the St. Michael’s College men’s swimming and diving team to take fourth place out of 20 teams in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship. For the women, Bow’s Katrina Wiesner aided the 200 free and 400 medley relays, as the St. Michael’s women took home seventh place.
Concord High spring sports
Concord High spring sports signups will be held as follows: March 5, 3 p.m. – softball in mini gym; girls’ lacrosse in media center; girls’ track in girls’ locker room; baseball in boys’ locker room; boys’ lacrosse in lecture hall; boys’ tennis in room 2039; boys’ track in gym; and March 11, 3 p.m. – girls’ tennis in room 2038. All students interested in signing up or trying out for a spring sports should attend their sport specific meeting. Any questions, see the coach or Mr. Mello.
Basketball players needed
The Northern Xpress 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ AAU basketball team, staffed by former college and high school coaches, is looking for players. The team will attend seven tournaments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Cost is $400. Contact Bill Rees at email@example.com or call 490-9980.
Bow Athletic Club celebration
The Bow Athletic Club will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Friday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Old Town Hall on Bow Center Road. Refreshments will be served. To R.S.V.P., contact Kathi Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 738-4404.
Celebration of Badamshin’s life
Gunstock Nordic Association will be holding a Celebration of Life in memory of one of the club’s past Nordic coaches, Igor Badamshin, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 24 at the age of 47 while skiing in Wisconsin. The celebration will be held Sunday from noon-2 p.m., starting with an “Igor-style” obstacle course for anyone wishing to participate and following with a photo and memory sharing in the clubhouse. Light refreshments will be offered. Visit gunstocknordic.com or call 387-5935.
Concord Little League has two openings for coaching positions at the major league level. Anyone interested in volunteering to coach is asked to contact the league’s coaching coordinator at email@example.com by Friday.
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.
Pembroke Academy is looking for both a head and assistant girls’ varsity lacrosse coach. Send a brief letter of interest and résumé to Athletic Director Suzanne Clink by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 485-7881 ext. 2085.
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 email@example.com.
Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies: varsity assistant baseball coach, varsity assistant softball coach, two assistant track coaches (throwing events coach and a hurdles/jumps coach), JV baseball coach and JV boys’ soccer coach. Contact Athletic Director Jay Wood at 464-1234.
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.
Rundlett Middle School has openings for boys’/girls’ spring track coaching positions. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email: email@example.com.
MV YOUTH BASEBALL/softball signups will be held at Penacook Community Center today (7-8 p.m.), Thursday (7-8 p.m.) and March 1 (noon-4 p.m.). Contact player agent Joslyn Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 738-2059.
Concord American Softball League will be holding registration today 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 Thursday 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 Saturday. Cost is $50 per team. Call 228-9622 or stop by the YMCA’s Welcome Center at 15 N. State St. in Concord.
Central Force girls’ basketball AAU program will be holding a two-day tryout March 1-2 at Belmont Middle School at the following times: March 1: grades 5-6, noon to 1 p.m., grades 7-8, 1-2 p.m., grades 9-10, 2-3 p.m.; March 2: grades 5-6, noon to 1 p.m., grades 7-8, 1-2 p.m., grades 9-11, 2-3 p.m. Email Mark at email@example.com for details.
Concord Babe Ruth League is holding registration night at Sal’s Pizza on Storrs Street March 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCORD NATIONAL YOUTH SOFTBALL currently has registrations 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 March 8 and March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Youngsville baseball program will hold signups at Avalanche Screenprinting in Hooksett 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.
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 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.
Bow baseball players ages 13-15 interested in playing Babe Ruth Baseball should register and sign up as soon as possible. Go to bowathleticclub.com to register online. Email League President Mike Celenza with any questions at email@example.com. Bow Babe Ruth Baseball will not conflict with middle school or high school team baseball. Teams are forming soon.
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.
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
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">
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FLY TYING course starting today at the Passaconaway Club located on Garvins Falls Road in Concord, hosted by the Basil W. Woods Jr. chapter of Trout Unlimited. 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.
Softball clinic will be hosted by the Plymouth State University softball program Saturday 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.
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.
Belmont High Softball Clinics will be held March 1 and March 15 at Belmont High for kids in grades 1-8. Grades 1-5 participate from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by grades 5-8 from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost, but donations are welcome at check-in. Staff includes former players Caitlin Clary and Chelsea Durso, and Belmont High coaches Bill Clary, Trish Geoffrey and Bill Hart. To register, e-mail player info and clinic dates to email@example.com or call Bill Clary at 393-7982.
VALLEY BASEBALL YOUTH CLINIC Series (grades 1-5) will have sessions March 2 and 9 from noon-1 p.m. and March 17, 18, 20 and 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Head Coach Sean Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org / 848-9533) for more information or to register. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per session.
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.
IHB BASEBALL CAMP will be held at Pembroke Academy and 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 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.; 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: Sunday – 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.
CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship will be held March 1 at 5 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. The game features police officers and firefighters playing to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Tickets are $10, with children 10 and younger free. Visit CHaDHockey.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.
Special Olympics New Hampshire will host a spring term of the Young Athletes Program at the CenterPoint Church gym, starting March 22. The Young Athletes Program engages children with and without intellectual disabilities through developmentally appropriate play activities and raises awareness about the abilities of children with disabilities through inclusive peer participation. One-hour practice sessions will be held March 22, March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17 from noon-1 p.m. There is no cost. Pre-register by contacting Coach Stacy Macri at email@example.com or 225-7183. The program is limited to 20 children.
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to try out.
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.
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.
NORTHERN XPRESS AAU basketball team (7th- and 8th-grade) 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 email@example.com or 490-9980.
New Hampshire Baseball League (NHBL) is seeking new players to participate in the +38 Division for the 2014 season. The wood-bat league consists of 10 teams, with games on Sundays. Players must be age 38 or older during the season of play. For more information or to register, go to NHBL40.com.