A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Widmann fifth in New England
John Stark’s Nick Widmann placed fifth at 126 pounds in the New England wrestling championship in Providence, R.I., over the weekend. Widmann, a junior, went 5-2, including victories over the champions from Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine. Mount Anthony (Vt.) won the meet with 121 points, followed by Danbury (Conn.) with 108, Exeter/West Greenwich (R.I.) with 71, Londonderry with 67 and Timberlane with 56.5.
The Eastern High School Championships (ESHC) for Alpine skiing were held at Bear Peak this past weekend with teams from New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Carolinas and Wisconsin represented. Five skiers from Bishop Brady and Bow High were part of team New Hampshire. Danielle Gould and Jill Thomas helped lead the girls to a giant slalom victory, while Brendan Bryck ,Sunny Choi and Patrick Hughes contributed to a boys’ win in both GS and slalom.
Junior national skiing
Last week at the USSA Cross-Country Junior Nationals in Stowe, Vt., Jack Schrupp of St. Paul’s School and Gunstock Nordic Ski Club finished ninth in his division (men’s U20) in the 10k classic, fourth in the classic sprint and second in the 15k freestyle. Schrupp also teamed with two University of Vermont skiers, Jack Hegman and Cole Morgan, to win the 3x3k skate relay. New England won the overall competition, finishing first out of 10 regions from around the U.S. The week-long races at the Trapp Family Lodge FIS-approved courses featured some of the nation’s best young cross-country skiers. Schrupp’s individual results qualified him as an All-American.
Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Pee Wee 3 hockey team placed third in the Granite State League tournament. Concord beat Berlin, 3-1, tied Nashua, 2-2, and lost to Lebanon, 5-2. Outstanding efforts were made by Ian Dennison, Hayden Parent, Brendan McLaren, Nate Carter and Eric Bedard.
∎ The Shaheen & Gordon Mites capped a brilliant season with a strong NEAHL tournament showing, dropping the final game to the Monarchs. Led by Brendan Heppler, who gave up only two goals the entire tournament, the Mites played strong until the final buzzer. The defense was bolstered by Finn Benoit, Conley Bohan, Cooper Joscelyn and Dylan Garvin. Offensive contributions from Evan Crandlemire, Gage Winter, Dawson Fancher, Colin Ala and Nathaniel Johnson kept the Mites in contention throughout.
∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team defeated Wakefield, Mass., 9-1. Zan Alberici (two), Brian Mcdonough (two), Colby Despres, Aidan Pope, Parker Savoy, Cam Brown and Ben Bourgault scored. Ben Marceau, Jake Marcoux, Pope and Brown had assists. Concord tied Wilmington, Mass., 3-3. Cooper Leppard, Marcoux and Bourgault scored, while Heath Mann, Marcoux, Despres, Brown and Savoy had assists. Troy Nelson played well in goal for both games.
∎ The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals beat the Manchester Monarchs Squirt Select team, 5-4 in double overtime in Game 2 of the second round of the Seacoast playoffs. Jon-McKaie Normand scored the game-winner with one second remaining, with an assist from Trevor Brown. Other Concord goals were scored by Ashton Laroche, Cooper Fisher, John Thomas and Normand (also an assist). Brendan Marcoux added two assists, and CJ Carmelito had a strong performance in net.
∎ The NH Tile Pee Wee 2 team made a strong run in the Tier III state tournament, tying NH East, 1-1, and knocking off top-seeded Oyster River, 3-2, before falling in the semifinals to Hanover, 2-0, on a pair of goals in the final two minutes. The Capitals finished league play with a record of 15-5-3. Team members were Harrison Briggs, Knox Brown, Ben Daniels, Ben Gardiner, Cam Jarvi, Derek Kelleher, Jacob Mielcarz, Owen Olson, Zack Painchaud, Ben Pratt, James Shea, Nate Shirley, Will Shoemaker, CJ Smethurst, Arthur Snow and Logan Wineriter.
The Bow Mullen 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ basketball team moved onto the semifinals of the Suburban League playoffs with a 40-24 win against Hudson. Bow had a balanced offense, led by Steven Guerrette (12 points), Mick Leahy (six), Shaun Lover (six) and Andrew Driscoll (five). Patrick Glynn, Sebastian Beaulieu and Parker Van Ham led a strong defensive effort while Connor Gagan and Bobby Mullen helped control the boards.
Allenstown’s Zach Cogswell pitched in relief and Concord’s Patrick Cannon singled and scored a run in Plymouth State’s 5-3 baseball victory over City College of New York.
∎ Hopkinton’s Sam McManus had two hits in Wentworth Institute of Technology’s 6-1 loss to WPI and added an RBI single in the nightcap, a 3-0 win over WPI.
∎ Hill’s John Pickowicz pitched a hitless ninth inning in relief in SNHU’s 6-1 baseball victory over Southern Connecticut State.
CHS softball boosters
The Concord High softball booster club will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the CHS student center. This is an open meeting to all supporters of CHS softball. Email booster club president Bill Mullen at email@example.com.
CHS Football Quarterback Club will be holding its monthly meeting today at 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. All are invited to attend. Volunteers are needed for many activities for the upcoming season.
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 today. 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 today. The Junior Monarchs offer programs for players ages 4-18. Visit newhampshirejrmonarchs.com, or contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or Jeremy@tri-townicearena.com.
Concord Babe Ruth will hold a registration session today from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sal’s Pizza. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord High spring sports signups will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. for girls’ tennis in room 2038. Any questions, see the coach or Athletic Director Steve Mello.
MV youth baseball and softball has added last-minute signup dates at the Penacook Community Center: Wednesday from 7-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, March 18 from 7-8 p.m., and March 21 from 7-8 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after tryouts March 22-23. Call player agent Joslyn Darling at 738-2059 or email email@example.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 Wednesday 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.
BOW YOUTH LACROSSE registration for the U9-U15 spring season is open at bowyouthlacrosse.com until Saturday.
Youngsville baseball program will hold signups at Avalanche Screenprinting in Hooksett Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 National Youth Softball is looking for girls ages 5-16 from the South End who are interested in playing softball. Registration will be held at the Abbott-Downing School from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold registrations Sunday and March 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Concord Boys & Girls Club. Bring football players to be weighed for placement. Contact Lisa Hart at email@example.com.
Concord Post 21 American Legion will hold tryouts for the 15-19 age group at Concord Sports Center Sunday 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 Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball 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.
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.
Adult 7-on-7 soccer leagues run by Seacoast Express United will held for both men and women at NHTI in a six-week session from April 26 through June 7 (no games over Memorial Day weekend). Cost is $600 per team. Register at seacoastunitedexpress.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 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.
Lacrosse clinic will be put on by the UNH women’s lacrosse team Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Sunday. Sign up at nhbua.org or by contacting Tom Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALLEY BASEBALL YOUTH CLINIC Series (grades 1-5) will have sessions 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 email@example.com to register. Space is limited.
Hillcat Baseball Kick-Off Clinic, run by Hillsboro-Deering Coach Mike Donnell, will be held April 6 at Hillsboro Deering High School for players in grades 5-8. The clinic for 5th- and 6th-graders will be from 10 a.m.-noon, while the 7th- and 8th-graders will go from 1-3 p.m. The first 24 kids from each group to respond will be accepted. Cost is $20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a note of interest and Coach Donnell will respond.
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.
Crimson Tide Wrestling Camp will be held June 23-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost to sign up is $150, or $125 before May 1. Contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705 or visit freeteams.net/ctwc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harlem Wizards will be at Hillsboro-Deering High for a game of trick basketball today at 7 p.m. The game includes athletic tricks, fancy ball handling, audience interaction and fun for all ages. Tickets are $12 for students and $14 for adults and can be bought at the door or at harlemwizards.com. All proceeds will benefit the Hillsboro Lions Club.
PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Tuesday – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit pinehillskiclub.com, call 381-8685, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. and March 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in the CHS mini gym. Email Duke Sawyer at Sawduke2@comcast.net.
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.
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.
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.
High School Basketball tournament for boys’ teams (June 28) and girls’ teams (July 12) will be held at NHTI. Interested boys’ teams should contact Paul Hogan at email@example.com and interested girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 490-9980.
Central Force AAU girls’ basketball program is looking for two more girls for its 8th-grade team for the upcoming season. Email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NH Comets 10U fastpitch softball team is looking for one or two strong 10-year-old players for the summer season. The team is currently training indoors every weekend and is scheduled to participate in 4-5 tournaments, including the NHASA state tournament and at least one overnight weekend tournament in Maine. Contact Coach Freddy Rivera at 848-2738 or email at email@example.com.
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: 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.