A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Oyster River defeated Coe-Brown in the finals of the Oyster River Classic JV boys’ tournament, 56-44. Sam Lupinacci (10 points) and Brody Ashley (nine points) led Coe-Brown.
∎ The Pembroke Academy JV boys’ basketball team finished the Oyster River Classic JV tournament with a 63-43 consolation win over Merrimack Valley. The Spartans were led by Collin Justin with 17 points. Tyler Josephson scored 13 points and Kyle Menard added eight. Logan Young had eight assists and played solid defense.
The Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 team won the Maine Hockey Showdown Tourney over the Connecticut Jr. Whalers in double overtime, 3-2. Ryan Morin tipped home the game-winning goal with a second remaining on a shot from Liam Quellette. Camden Hilton and Ethan Molnar also scored and Morin added an assist. Defensively, Noah Urban and Evelynn Irizarry were strong while Preston Briggs played well in net.
The Tilton School girls’ basketball team won the NEPSAC Class B championship, 49-41, over Pomfret. Rainey Cox scored 19 points to lead the Rams and was named MVP.
Franklin’s Derrick Sylvester evened his record at 1-1 by picking up the win in the SNHU baseball team’s 5-2 victory over Chestnut Hill. Sylvester worked six innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out six.
∎ Bow’s Lindsey Bucknam scored a pair of goals in the SNHU women’s lacrosse team’s 16-8 loss to Rollins.
∎ Bow’s Greg Coache earned his 100th coaching victory in the SNHU women’s tennis team’s victory over Augustana College.
Scholar athletes honored
The following Hillsboro-Deering High School students will be awarded the NHIAA and NHADA Award on March 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts: Alyssa Bailey, MaryGrace Bartoldus, Brett Bennett, Tristan Brooks, Aspen Dubuque, Danny Egner, Jacob Kallander, Maxwell Parenteau, Hannah Pepper, Matthew Sampson, Makayla Savoy, and Morgan Winters. All scholar athlete recipients will be recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence. Award recipients must be seniors who have a B+ average, letter and be currently active in at least two sports, participate in community service activities and serve as role models to their peers.
Concord National Youth Softball is looking for girls ages 5-16 from the South End who are interested in playing softball. Registration events will be held at the Abbott-Downing School from 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday and March 15.
Little League tryouts
Concord Little League will be holding tryouts on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. at Concord Sports Center for boys and girls ages 9-12. Youth ages 9-10 will meet from 2:45-4:30 p.m. and youth ages 11-12 will meet from 4:15-6 p.m. Contact Alison Nyhan at email@example.com. Forms will be available at tryouts. Players who choose to can remain on the same team as last year, so he/she will not have to try out.
Concord Crew signups
Registration is now open for all area high school age boys or girls who want to row for Concord Crew for this spring season. The deadline is this Sunday. Visit concordcrew.org.
The 8th Annual Benefit Whiffleball tournament will be held at NHTI on April 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sign up with Coach Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school summer hoops
NHTI will host a boys’ high school baskeball tournament on June 28 and a girls’ tournament on July 12. Interested boys’ teams should contact Paul Hogan at email@example.com and interested girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Paul Hogan Basketball Camps for the summer of 2014 can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Rip City Basketball Camp will be held June 23-27, Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp will be held June 29-July 1, Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp will be held July 2-4 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp will be July 20-24. All events will be at NHTI.
∎ Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will also be held in six different towns around the state. Forms are printable from the site along with information, tuition and other important facts. July 7-11 will be at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith, Gilford Middle School and Littleton High School. Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield (Mascoma High) will be the sites for Shooter’s Gold camp for boys and girls in grades 1-8 during the week of July 14-18.
Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI from July 7-11 and July 14-18 for boys and girls in grades 4-10 under the direction of Coach Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Visit hogancamps.com.
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 (email@example.com / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 nhbua.org or by contacting Tom Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 unhwildcats.com, or pay at the door. For more, contact assistant coach Ali Carr at Alison.email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-5866 for a brochure.
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 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: March 11 – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit pinehillskiclub.com, call 381-8685, or email firstname.lastname@example.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.)
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 concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 490-9980.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henniker Youth Hockey Association will be holding tryouts for its 2014-15 season as follows: today, 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.; tomorrow, 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 HYHA.com.
Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball tomorrow 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 High spring sports signups will be held as follows: tomorrow, 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 Monday. 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.
NH Jr. and Lady Monarchs will be starting their travel ice hockey tryouts Monday. The Junior Monarchs offer programs for players ages 4-18. Visit newhampshirejrmonarchs.com, or contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or Jeremy@tri-townicearena.com.
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 lrffl.com or like the Facebook page at lakesregionflagfootball.
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.
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.
BOW YOUTH LACROSSE registration for the U9-U15 spring season is open at bowyouthlacrosse.com until March 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Youth Hockey has posted its tryout schedule for the 2014-15 season at concordyouthhockey.org. Boys’ tryouts from Mite through High School Development start March 17. You can register for tryouts online at concordyouthhockey.org. 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 Kearsargehockey.com or the information session. To make a donation to and have a chance to win a 60/40 raffle, email email@example.com.
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 concordamericansoftball.com. 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 granitestateraiders.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.