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High school basketball

Pembroke’s Kafani Williams scored a team-high 17 points, but Division II fell to Division I, 114-74, at yesterday’s NHBCO Granite State Basketball senior games at NHTI. Merrimack’s Eric Gendron led D-I with 25 points.

Kearsarge’s Carter Noordsij scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Hopkinton’s Jake Nelson added 12 points and seven boards as Div. III beat Div. IV, 97-65. Pittsfield’s Kris Perkins scored 12 points for D-IV.

Bishop Brady’s Riselly Deoleo scored 11 points as the D-III girls beat D-IV, 71-58.

The D-I girls beat D-II, 98-83, behind 19 points from Winnacunnet’s Melissa McLeod.

College standouts

Concord’s Kelsey Martel, a junior starting third baseman at Middlebury, went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored in the Panthers’ 10-0 victory over SUNY Potsdam. She also went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Middlebury’s 14-3 loss to Wellesley.

∎ Concord’s Pat Cannon was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the first game and drove in another run in the second game of the Plymouth State baseball team’s doubleheader sweep of Nichols.

∎ Hopkinton’s Sam McManus had an RBI single in the Wentworth baseball team’s 4-3 loss to Roger Williams.

Youth hockey

In Concord Youth Hockey action, the NH Tile Peewee 2 team beat Newburyport, 2-0, fell to the Twin City Hawks and tied The Maine Hockey Academy, 4-4. In the win, Owen Olson and Derek Kelleher scored, with Zack Painchaud, Kelleher, Jacob Mielcarz and Cam Jarvi assisted. Against Twin City, Kelleher scored assisted by Painchaud. In the Maine game, CJ Smethurst led the defensive effort and scored a goal. Kelleher knotted the game at 4 with 11 seconds left in regulation off a faceoff win by Mielcarz and an assist from Will Shoemaker after the Caps pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage. Mielcarz (goal and assist), James Shea (goal), Harrison Briggs and Ben Gardiner (goalie) all had strong games.

∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team completed its Valley Hockey League regular season with three wins over the weekend. Concord defeated Groton, Mass., 5-1. Ben Marceau had two goals, Parker Savoy had a goal and two assists, Zan Alberici and Jake Marcoux scored, Matt Wheeler, Emma LaRiviere and Brian McDonough had assists. Concord beat MASCO Youth Hockey, 4-0. Aidan Pope scored twice, Savoy and Alberici each had a goal, and Ben Bourgault had an assist. Concord defeated Chelmsford, Mass., 6-1. Pope had a hat trick, Marcoux and Heath Mann had a goal and assist, Colby Despres scored, and Bourgault and Cam Brown had two assists each. Troy Nelson and Adam Omundson played well splitting time in goal.

Men’s basketball

In Concord Men’s Basketball B League playoff action, Windswept Maple topped Lights Out, 63-50, behind 14 points from Ben Parker. Jeff Wheeler led Lights Out with 13. Shumway Construction bested Able Insurance, 58-48, behind Kyle Fitzgerald (13) and Taylor Caron (12). Loren Merrill scored a game-high 22 for Able.

∎ In C League playoff action, Clough Landscaping topped Kimball’s Cav’ern, 56-46, behind Josh Patten (18) and Chuck Lloyd (11) to advance to the C League championship. Mike Drouin and Zack Drouin scored 10 apiece for Kimball’s. Boroboys nipped Rednecks, 63-62, behind Derek Dutcher (24) and Dean Norton (12). Cliff Cutter (12) paced Rednecks. Rowley Agency beat Pete’s Painting, 60-51, behind Matt Becker (19) and Adam Fennelly (15). Jason Gabour (14) led Pete’s.

Youth basketball

The Bow 4th- and 5th-grade boys’ basketball team won its division and ultimately finished in second place at the Zero Gravity Basketball Tournament at UNH. In the 11-team field, Bow beat AAU teams from towns like Worcester, Brookline and Newton, Mass. Bow’s only loss came at the hands of Portland, Maine’s Blue Wave. Bow’s leading scorers were Patrick Glynn, Shaun Lover and Cooper Larrabee. Matthew Lamy led the team in rebounds. Leading the team is assists was Andrew Driscoll. Matthew Pingree recorded a number of steals and Alex Boisvert made a buzzer-beater to secure a win to get to the finals. Bow was the only non-AAU team in the tournament.

∎ In 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ first-round action at the 11th annual Deerfield Hoop Classic, Bow defeated Epsom, 49-27. Leading scorers for Bow were Shaun Lover (16 points) and Patrick Glynn (nine points). Also chipping in were Matthew Lamy, Andrew Driscoll and Steven Guerrette with six points apiece. Cooper Larrabee led the team in assists, followed by Alex Boisvert. Guerrette also led the team in rebounding. Matthew Pingree played great all-around defense.


Concord Babe Ruth League evaluations for new players will be held Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Concord Sports Center. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Visit or email for more information.

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 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

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.

Rundlett Middle School track picture day will be April 15 at 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Field.

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 and interested girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at

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

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.

Central Force AAU girls’ basketball program is looking for two more girls for its 8th-grade team for the upcoming season. Email Mark at

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

Youngsville Granite Heat baseball is looking for two more U13 players and four more U14 players for its AAU teams. Players must be team age as of May 1, 2014. The season starts Saturday. To try out, contact Coach Tom at or Coach Spencer at, or email

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

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, 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.


John Stark 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.


Concord Men’s Summer Basketball League teams should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305. League play begins week of May 8.


Bow Youth Football will hold registrations for the 2014 season today from 6-7:30 p.m. and tomorrow 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

Concord Little League is holding registration Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children (boys and girls) between the ages of 4-12 are eligible. Contact Alison Nyhan at 225-4622 or If you are unable to attend one of the in-person registrations, email Nyhan for a form or check out the league’s Facebook page. Send all forms, payment and a copy of your child’s birth certificate to: Alison Nyhan, 75 South Main Street, Unit 7 PMB 257, Concord, NH 03301.

Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold registrations Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Concord Boys & Girls Club. Bring football players to be weighed for placement. Contact Lisa Hart at

Kearsarge Hockey is registering for an October 2014 start. There are no tryouts for the league. 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

‘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 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

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

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


Baseball clinic put on by Pembroke Academy will be held Sunday 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 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.

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 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 or call 225-8690.

Soccer camps are offered by Concord Recreation during April vacation, April 21-25. Pre-school camp for ages 4-6 (not in 1st grade) runs 1-2 p.m. at Keach Park. Camp for grades 1-6 runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Visit 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, or pay at the door. For more, contact assistant coach Ali Carr at

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 or call 225-8690.

Fundamentals of Fly Fishing class will be held once a week for four weeks at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department beginning May 31 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Presented by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the class teaches basic techniques, such as rod reel and line assembly, basic equipment, casting instructions, knots, fish habitat, forage, identification and ethics. Cost is $10. Contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, 11 Noon Peak Road, at 236-4695 or

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

Hawk Baseball Camp, held at Hopkinton High School, will be held June 23-26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit Contact Coach Dave Chase at 545-2960 or

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps for the summer of 2014 can be found at 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

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

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.

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