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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Basketball champs

The ICB 6th-grade girls’ basketball team won the 35th annual Karp’s Klassic tournament in Lebanon. ICB defeated Indian River, Sunapee and then Newport in the championship game. Team members are: (back row) Miah Boucher, Jadyn Holmes, Emma York, Cameron Jester, Aislinn McDonald, (front row) Lauren McLaughlin, Emma Galonski, Molly McLaughlin, Emily Philbrook, Rylee Boucher and Sadie Merrow. Head coach is Mark Boucher, with assistant coaches Ted Merrow and Kevin McLaughlin.

College standout

Michael Smith of Warner, a Kearsarge Regional graduate, hit .364 with four walks, five stolen bases and six runs scored this past week at the Russ Matt Invitational Tournament in Winter Haven, Fla. Smith is a senior captain on the Becker College baseball team.

Sam McManus of Hopkinton had two hits for the Wentworth baseball team in a 9-3 win over Worcester State.

Men’s basketball

In Concord Men’s Basketball League playoff action, Concord Monitor topped New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute, 61-53, behind 19 points from Matt Colgan. Clem Lachance scored 13 for NH NeuroSpine.

Kimball’s Cav’ern bested Brayshaw Printing, 70-41, behind 17 points from Frank Hayes.

South Main Service Center topped Siege Technologies, 66-59. Jordan MacRae scored 16 for the winner, while JP McDonald scored 15 for Siege.

Jorge Barrientos poured in 33 points to lead Nailers over Siege Technologies, 71-48.

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: varsity assistant baseball 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 jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

Meetings

John Stark’s spring parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for April 3 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian is expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.

Tryouts/registrations

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 today. You can register for tryouts online at concordyouthhockey.org.

Concord Babe Ruth League is holding a signup night today from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sal’s Pizza on Storrs Street. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email minerys@comcast.net for more.

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 today 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 henault203@comcast.net.

Concord Northeast will hold registrations for baseball, T-ball and softball tomorrow at Broken Ground from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday 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.

MV youth baseball and softball has added last-minute signup dates at the Penacook Community Center: tomorrow from 7-8 p.m. and Friday 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 joslyndarling@comcast.net.

Rundlett Middle School track sign-ups will be held Wednesday in the MPR from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Picture day will be April 15 at 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Field.

Bow Babe Ruth Baseball is holding a board/organizational/informational meeting for the upcoming season Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bow Middle School. Discussion will include teams, players, preseason training and the 2014 season in general. All parents and interested volunteers should attend. Contact President Mike Celenza at 344-2621 or mike@celenzalaw.com.

Concord Little League will hold registration Thursday at the Abbot-Downing School from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Alison Nyhan at 225-4622 or at concordnationalll@gmail.com.

Concord American Softball League will be holding registration Saturday 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 Saturday (boys grades 6-8 from 8-9:30 a.m.; boys grades 9-11 from 9:30-11 a.m.) and Sunday (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.

Bow Youth Football will hold registrations for the 2014 season March 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. and March 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Bow Middle School cafeteria. Football is open to all players from Bow and Dunbarton entering grades 3-8 this fall. Visit bowyouthfootball.org.

Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold registrations 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 kennethchart@comcast.net.

‘Yes I Can!’ running group, for anyone 16-and-up or children under 15 with a paying adult, will meet twice a week from April 3-June 5, on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.

Spring Indoor Soccer League registrations are now being accepted at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. The next 8-week session will begin the week of April 12. To register as a team or as an individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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.

Concord Little League is still accepting registration for boys and girls ages 4-12 for t-ball, AA (coach pitch), Challenger, AAA (minors) and majors. Email Alison Nyhan at concordNHlittleleague@gmail.com.

Limelight Elite cheerleading All Stars out of Bow is gearing up for season four. Visit limelighteliteallstars.com for tryout and assessment dates. There’s a team for every age and ability level.

Camps/clinics/lessons

VALLEY BASEBALL YOUTH CLINIC Series (grades 1-5) will have sessions today, tomorrow, Thursday and Friday 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.

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 jcoughlin@sau53.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 jjelley@nhgolf.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 mdonnell@sau53.org and leave a note of interest and Coach Donnell will respond.

Healthy Running Seminar classes, for ages 16-and-up, will run Thursdays from April 17-May 15 from 7-8 p.m. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.

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.carr@unh.edu.

Tot tennis classes, for players 4-6 years old, will run Wednesdays from May 7-June 11 from 1-1:45 p.m. at Keach Park. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.

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.

Hawk Baseball Camp, held at Hopkinton High School, will be held June 23-26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit eteamz.com/hawkbaseball. Contact Coach Dave Chase at 545-2960 or 4chaseteam@comcast.net.

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 millersoccer@hotmail.com or call 630-5866 for a brochure.

Events

Concussion ImPACT testing will be done Wednesday and Friday 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.

John Stark awards night will take place Wednesday. The evening will start in the gym at 5:30 p.m.

Special Olympics New Hampshire will host a spring term of the Young Athletes Program at the CenterPoint Church gym, starting Saturday. 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 smacr@concordnhschools.net or 225-7183. The program is limited to 20 children.

CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in the CHS mini gym. Email Duke Sawyer at Sawduke2@comcast.net.

Granite State Senior games will be held at NHTI Sunday. The Division I boys’ team will play the Division II boys’ team at 11 a.m., followed by Division III and IV boys at 12:45 p.m., Division III and IV girls at 2:30 p.m. and Division I and II girls at 4:15 p.m. Visiteteamz.com/nhbco/.

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 High spring sports team photos will be taken April 2 at 3 p.m. at CHS.

Whiffleball tournament will be held at NHTI on April 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sign up with Coach Lloyd at clloyd@ccsnh.edu.

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 phogan@ccsnh.edu and interested girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at ksamg@comcast.net.

Players needed

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 northernxpress@yahoo.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 cableguy10@hotmail.com.

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 sixfredyr@mygsc.com.

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