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JV results

Conant captured the Odd Fellows JV Boys’ Basketball Tournament for the ninth time in the tourney’s 32-year history, beating Hopkinton, 65-61, yesterday in the title game. Henry Yianakoplos (17 points), Nick Meserve (14) and Cam Cyr (12) led Hopkinton.

Mascenic beat Mascoma, 56-52, in the third-place game.

Earlier in the day in the semifinals, Hopkinton topped Mascoma, 51-28, behing Yianakoplos (18 points), Meserve (14) and Cyr (seven), and Conant defeated Mascenic, 34-15.

Conant’s Simeon Hodgdon won the foul-shooting percentage award. All-tourney team members were Kyle Wilson (Mascoma), Cooper Waryanen (Mascenic), Meserve and Yianakoplos (Hopkinton), Hodgdon (Conant) and MVP Kyle Dupuis (Conant).

Mascoma’s Jordan Deford took home the sportsmanship award.

Youth hockey

The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals hockey team beat the Biddeford, Maine, Squirt Sharks, 5-0, behind the shutout goaltending of CJ Escalera. Trevor Brown (two), Jon-McKaie Normand, Brady Zeigler and Brendan Marcoux scored, with assists from John Thomas, Ashton Laroche and Marcoux.

∎ The NH Tile Peewee 2 team split a pair of games over the weekend, defeating The Maine Hockey Academy, 2-0, and tying Winchester, Mass., 2-2. Against Maine, James Shea (goal and assist), Jacob Mielcarz (goal and assist) and Zack Painchaud (assist) led the offense, while Knox Brown, Ben Pratt, Will Shoemaker and Arthur Snow led a strong defensive effort. In the Winchester game, Painchaud and Logan Wineriter scored, assisted by Cam Jarvi. Ben Gardiner played well in net both games.

∎ The Residential Mortgage Services Concord Capitals PeeWee team beat Andover, Mass., 6-3. Kyle McKinnon had a hat trick, Devin Philbrick scored twice, and Jake Nelson added a goal. The Caps also rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to tie Wakefield, 2-2. Kyle McKinnon scored twice (assists from Michael Kenison, Brett Patnode and Ryan Methven) with the final goal coming with 25 seconds to go in the final period after the Caps pulled their goalie. Alex Reynolds made a number of great saves to keep the Caps in the game.

College standouts

Hillsboro’s Ben Bartoldus scored 21 points in the Brandeis men’s basketball team’s 92-53 senior night victory over NYU. Bartoldus moved into 26th place on the Judges’ career scoring list with 1,051 points.

Road race

The 10th annual NHTI/Delta Dental Benefit 5K road race will be held April 18 at 6 p.m. A special free kids race will be held starting at 6:45 p.m. The race benefits the Jen Kemp scholarship fund for NHTI students who excel in the classroom, perform community service and are active in NHTI student life. Visit, or contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at or 230-4041.

Flag football

The Lakes Region Flag Football League’s spring season registration is now open for five age divisions: 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 & 15-17 (or high school senior). All age divisions are co-ed, and the league is open to those who live in the Lakes Region area. The season runs from early April to mid-June. Practices are once a week with a one-hour game on Saturday. An information night will be held March 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Elementary School’s multi-purpose room. Visit or like the Facebook page at lakesregionflagfootball.


Concord Babe Ruth League is holding registration night at Sal’s Pizza on Storrs Street today from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit or email

Henniker Youth Hockey Association will be holding tryouts for its 2014-15 season as follows: today, evaluation 1 for squirts (birth years 2004-05) from 6:30-7:30 p.m., evaluation 1 for bantams (birth years 2000-01) from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; tomorrow, evaluation 1 for peewees (birth years 2002-03) from 6:30-7:30 p.m., evaluation 2 for bantams from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, evaluation 2 for squirts from 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Thursday,, evaluation 2 for peewees from 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Friday, evaluation for mites (birth years 2006-08) from 6-7 p.m. All tryouts are at Lee Clement Arena at New England College. Check

Hot Shots and Jumpers Spring Basketball, put on by Concord Parks and Recreation, has an extended registration deadline to today (the late fee will be waived). Hot Shots runs from Saturday to April 12 and is for children ages 4-6 who are not in first grade. Jumpers runs from Saturday to April 12 and is geared toward kids in first and second grade. Cost for either is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents; register at or by stopping by the Heights Community Center at 14 Canterbury Road in Concord.

Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball Wednesday 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 class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

Concord High spring sports signups will be held as follows: Wednesday, 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 Athletic Director, Steve Mello.

Hillsboro-Deering High School will have signups for baseball, softball and track Friday at 2:15 p.m. Baseball will meet in the gym, softball in the cafeteria and track in room 222. H-D spring tryouts begin March 24. Baseball will be held in the gym from 2:30-5:30 p.m., softball will be held in the cafeteria from 2:30-5:30 and track will be held in the gym from 5:30-8. Athletes must already have a physical on file with the school or have a current 2013-14 physical ready to turn into their coach.

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 Saturday and March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Little Strikers Indoor Soccer Clinic registrations, for ages 3-6, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. The next five-week session begins Saturday. Cost (which includes a T-shirt) is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5, 6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3, 4). To register, or for more info, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.

Indoor Soccer Skills Clinic registrations for both teams and individuals ages 6 to adult are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. The next six-week session begins March 10. All ages and abilities are welcome and class size is limited. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9 to adult. To register as a team or individual, or for more info, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.

The NH Jr. and Lady Monarchs will be starting their travel ice hockey tryouts March 10. The Junior Monarchs offer programs for players ages 4-18. Visit, or contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or

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

Concord Recreation is offering a high school basketball division for Concord/Penacook students in grades 9-12. The division runs on Saturdays, March 15-April 19 from 12-4 p.m.

Concord Post 21 American Legion will hold tryouts for the 15-19 age group at Concord Sports Center March 16 from 7-9 p.m. Contact Carl Nolin at

Concord Youth Hockey has posted its tryout schedule for the 2014-15 season at Boys’ tryouts from Mite through High School Development start March 17. You can register for tryouts online at class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

Kearsarge Hockey is registering for an October 2014 start. There are no tryouts for the league. An information session will be held at the Helm Room at the New London Hospital March 17 at 6:30 p.m. Prices are: Learn to Skate/Learn to Play $100, Mites $200, Squirts $275, PeeWees $350 and Bantam $350. Sign up in person or by mail by April 1 and receive $50 off. Get registration forms at or the information session. To make a donation to and have a chance to win a 60/40 raffle, email

Concord American Softball League will be holding registration March 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration forms may be found at Cost of registration is $75 with a $200 cap for families registering three or more children.

Granite State Raiders AAU basketball program will hold registration and tryouts at the Concord Boys & Girls Club March 22 (boys grades 6-8 from 8-9:30 a.m.; boys grades 9-11 from 9:30-11 a.m.) and March 23 (boys/girls grades 3-5 from 8-9 a.m.; girls grades 6-8 from 9-10 a.m.; girls grades 9-11 from 10-11 a.m.; boys grades 6-8 from 11 a.m.-noon; boys grades 9-11 from noon-1 p.m.). A $30 registration fee is due at sign-up. Contact Frank Alosa at 491-2495 or visit

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball online registration is open at 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

Bow Youth Baseball and Softball is now open for online registration, accepting boys ages 6-15 and girls kindergarten-age 16 at

Bow baseball players ages 13-15 interested in playing Babe Ruth Baseball should register and sign up as soon as possible. Go to to register online. Email League President Mike Celenza with any questions at 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

BOW YOUTH LACROSSE registration for the U9-U15 spring season is open at


CONCORD FENCING CLUB is offering introductory, intermediate and competitive fencing instruction in foil, epee and sabre. Introductory lessons for children ages 7-14 and adults 14+ meet Mondays. Children’s lessons are from 5:45-7 p.m. and adults meet 7:15-8:30 p.m. A wheelchair Foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. by appointment. A new eight-week session begins today. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit or call 224-3560.

VALLEY BASEBALL YOUTH CLINIC Series (grades 1-5) will have sessions Sunday from noon-1 p.m. and March 17, 18, 20 and 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Head Coach Sean Wheeler ( / 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 under the UNH Durham subsection and event name 2014 Women’s Lacrosse High School Spring Clinic. Contact assistant coach Jesse O’Donnell at or 862-4731.

Belmont High Softball Clinic will be held 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 or call Bill Clary at 393-7982.

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

Pembroke Academy will host its fourth annual baseball clinic March 30 at the school gym from 9 a.m.-noon. The clinic, for players ages 8-12, will concentrate on throwing, offensive and defensive drills to prepare baseball players for the upcoming season. Cost for the clinic will be a $25 donation to the Pembroke Academy baseball team. Contact Joshua Coughlin at

NH GOLF ASSOCIATION will be conducting a clinic this spring for all those interested in improving their knowledge of the rules of golf. The clinic will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $20 fee is charged to defray the cost of lunch. Call John at 540-1631 or email to register. Space is limited.

UNH gymnastics program will hold an April Vacation Clinic April 21-22 from 1-5 p.m. at the UNH gymnastics facility at the Field House. The cost of the clinic is $40 per day or $65 for both days. There is a 10 percent discount for additional children from the same family. Register online at, or pay at the door. For more, contact assistant coach Ali Carr at

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

DR. MILLER’S SOCCER SCHOOL for children ages 10-18 will be hosted at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. The event runs July 24-27 and provides tactical training, all meals, dormitory rooms and indoor and outdoor turf fields. Limited enrollment. Contact or call 630-5866 for a brochure.

Umpires needed

N.H. Softball Umpire Association is looking for umps for high school softball. Contact Terri Warren at 748-9253 or email Visit


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 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

PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: March 11 – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit, call 381-8685, or email

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 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 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 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.)

CHS Meet the Coaches Night will be held April 2 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Concord High. All spring athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend. Individual team meetings will be held at 7:10 in the following places: girls’ lacrosse in the auditorium; softball in room 3090; girls’ tennis is room 2038; baseball in the media center; boys’ lacrosse in the gym; boys’ tennis in room 2039; all track in the student center.

Concord Recreation Department will hold the following programs: Preschool Open Gym (18 months to 3 years old), Tuesdays through April 8; April Vacation Preschool Soccer Camp (ages 4-6, not in first grade) and April Vacation Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) from April 21-25; and April Vacation Golf Camp (ages 7-13) from April 22-25. For details, visit or call 225-8690.

Players needed

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 to try out.

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

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 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

Northern Xpress AAU basketball 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ 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 or call 490-9980.

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 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

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, 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

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 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:

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