A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Pembroke Academy JV softball team beat Lebanon, 19-7.
Several area athletes had top performances for the Franklin Pierce University men’s track and field team at the Sean Collier Invitational, hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday. Junior Antoine Gisore of Concord won the 1,500 with a time of 3:56.99, approximately four seconds off his fastest mark of the indoor season in the event; in addition, the time is just under four seconds off the NCAA Championship provisional qualifying standard. Freshman B.J. Smith of Concord won the 5,000 in 15:03.9, a time good for 10th in the Northeast-10 Conference on the season. Sophomore Colton Ham of Webster took third in the 3,000 steeplechase in a time of 9:43.82, which currently ranks third in the Northeast-10. Sophomore Chris Bohi of Loudon, who was already fourth in the Northeast-10 in the javelin, added a top-five finish in the event as he finished third with a throw of 54.18 meters.
∎ Brooke Simmons of Dunbarton, a freshman on the Franklin Pierce University women’s track and field team, finished fifth in the long jump (4.94 meters) in the Sean Collier Invitational at MIT.
∎ Nicole Scotti of Concord finished her freshman season for the Rivier University softball team on Sunday. She started every game at catcher, hit .351 with a .426 on base percentage, drove in 22 runs, and led the team with 16 walks.
∎ D’Mahl McFadden of Penacook, a sophomore on the University of New hampshire men’s track and field team, recorded a pair of wins at Saturday’s Wolfie Invitational held at Stony Brook. McFadden won the 110 hurdles in 14.52 seconds and tied for first in the 400 hurdles at 55.38.
Granite State Racing Team/Concord’s Running Club is a club of runners of high school age and older of all abilities. The club meets at the northeast corner of the Memorial Field parking lot on South Fruit Street in Concord at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. The team conducts weekly track workouts led by Coach Amber Ferreira. Contact Jim Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at gsrtnh.com.
UNH gymnastics program will hold a clinic today from 1-5 p.m. at the UNH gymnastics facility at the Field House. Cost is $40. There is a 10-percent discount for additional children from the same family. Register at unhwildcats.com or pay at the door. Contact assistant coach Ali Carr at Alison.email@example.com.
Concord Fencing Club is offering introductory, intermediate and competitive fencing instruction in foil, epee’ and sabre. Introductory lessons for children ages 7-14 (5:45-7 p.m.) and adults 14 and up (7:15-8 p.m.) meet Mondays. A wheelchair foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. by appointment. A new eight week session begins Monday. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
Football For YOU, created by Patriots alumni, is holding a one-day, no-contact free clinic (open to children 11-14 years old) May 10 from 8:30-2 p.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. Former Patriot Harold Shaw is the site host and will be joined by five other alumni in addition to Pete Brock, president of the Patriots Alumni Club. A fundraiser for the clinic will be held May 1 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course, starting with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and viewing of the 2001 Patriot season highlight video with Harold Shaw, Max Lane and Eric Alexander. Cost is $50. To sign up for the fundraiser, go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e92hjlr88846b30e&oseq=&c=&ch=. To register for the youth clinich, go to patriotsalumni.com/football-for-you-new/2014-ffy-concord-nh.
Adult Tennis classes and leagues (ages 16+) are being offered by Concord Recreation. Adult beginner tennis classes are Thursdays from May 8-June 12 from 7-8 p.m. at Merrill Park Tennis Courts. The adult tennis league participants should be able to keep score and play singles and doubles. Matches are Tuesdays from May 6-June 10 from 7-8 p.m. at Merrill Park Tennis Courts. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.
Tot tennis classes for ages 4-6 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.
Free tennis clinics will be held at New Hampton School May 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for children in grades K-6. Call 677-3508 or email Jonathan Schwab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is offering hockey lessons. Classes are Monday evenings from 5:30-6:20 p.m., starting May 12, and the cost for eight weeks is $99. Call 485-1100 or email email@example.com.
Healthy Running Seminar classes for ages 16 and older will run Thursdays through May 15 from 7-8 p.m. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.
Youth Tennis lessons (ages 8-17) will be offered by Concord Parks Recreation. Check website (concordnh.gov.recreation) or call 225-8690 for dates and times.
Concord Flyers youth track program will begin its 23rd season May 28 at the Memorial Field track from 5:30-7 p.m. All area 3rd- to 8th-grade girls are eligible. Practices will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. through the end of July, as well as a few practice meets on Sundays (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) during June. There will also be event clinics, and the team will travel to Manchester’s Livingston Park to compete in open meets every Thursday evening during July. Registration is $80 for new team members (includes uniform). Contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Cost is $10. Contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, 11 Noon Peak Road, at 236-4695 or email@example.com.
Seacoast Express United Soccer Fit Program, which intertwines a fitness component with soccer training, is a seven-week program that meets three days a week and totals 20 training sessions. Cost is $175 for Seacoast Express United club players and $275 for non-Seacoast Express players. Register at seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Concord Family YMCA and Seacoast United Express are offering specialty sports camps this summer for kids who have completed grades 3-8. Camps will be at the Abbot-Downing School fields from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. YMCA camps include basketball (June 23-27 and Aug. 4-8), lacrosse (June 30-July 3), flag football (July 28-Aug. 1) and Sport a Day (Aug. 11-15) and cost $65. Registration is the day camp starts. Seacoast camps include soccer (July 7-11), baseball (July 14-18) and field hockey (July 21-25) and cost $95. For Seacoast camps, register in advance at seacoastunitedexpress.org/Camps.
Crimson Tide Wrestling camp will be held June 23-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawks Softball Camp will be held from June 23-26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The camp is run by varsity Coach Dan Meserve. Campers receive a free T-shirt, and daily prizes are awarded. The cost is $75 and it is open to girls entering grades 3-8. Email email@example.com with questions or for a camp brochure.
Paul Hogan Basketball camps 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 July 7-11 and July 14-18 for children in grades 4-10, under the direction of Coach Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Visit hogancamps.com.
Shooter’s Gold Basketball camps for children in grades 1-8 will be held July 7-11 in Meredith, Gilford and Littleton, and July 14-18 in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Forms are printable from hogancamps.com along with other information.
IHB BASEBALL camp will be held July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pembroke Academy and is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13. Cost is $75 for the week. There will be many special guests, including current and former major leaguers. Register at ihbsports.com.
DR. MILLER’S SOCCER School for children ages 10-18 will be hosted at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro July 24-27. Limited enrollment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-5866 for a brochure.
RavenStrong running camp will be held at Franklin Pierce University July 28-Aug. 2. The overnight camp is designed for cross country runners entering 8th to 12th grade. Tuition is $250 before May 1. Visit facebook.com/RavenStrongCamp to register, or email Track@FranklinPierce.edu for more info.
UNH women’s volleyball coaching staff will host an overnight camp Aug. 1-3. Participants will have access to Lundholm Gymnasium and all of the amenities of the UNH campus. The cost of the camp is $200 per player. Teams must register and pay all together collectively. Teams must consist of a minimum of 10 players and up to a maximum of 15. There is a $25 fee per name charge after July 1. Participants can register and pay online. Contact Carrie Kimball at email@example.com or 862-2774 or Stacy Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-4664.
Open gym for basketball will be held for girls ages 10 and older at Abbot Downing School on Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. Girls of all skill levels are welcome to participate, and there is no cost. Contact Glenn Mathews at email@example.com or 731-8565.
N.H. Track Coaches Hall of Fame inductee Coach Frank Davis will be honored with an open house Saturday during the MV Invitational. The induction ceremony will take place somewhere between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., depending on when an appropriate intermission occurs with the track events. There will be an awning set up with coffee and other refreshments specifically for those wanting to visit with Frank and share this event. If unable to attend, you can send a congratulatory email to Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obstacle course will be at Rollins Park May 3 for kids ages 4-14. The race is modeled after adult courses but obstacles are scaled in size for kids. Obstacles include tire runs, climbing walls, a half-pipe and more. Register at millenniumrunning.com. A portion of proceeds will go to Moebius Syndrome, a local charity for children.
New Hampshire Golf Association is adding the NHGA Tournament Series, allowing golfers with a current GHIN handicap at an NHGA member club to compete in a more laid-back atmosphere. Players are encouraged to pick their tee time and to play with friends. All players will compete in both a gross and net division. Events will be held May 4 at Wentworth by the Sea and Oct. 19 at Baker Hill. Cost for each event is $75. Visit nhgolfassociation.org or call 219-0371.
Open gym will be held at the Concord Boys & Girls Club for students in grades 7-12 on Fridays from 5:30-7 p.m. through June 13. For a one-time $25 fee, students will be able to either organize basketball games or shoot around during that time. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at 224-1061, ext. 21, or email@example.com.
H.S. Basketball tournament for boys’ teams (June 28) and girls’ teams (July 12) will be held at NHTI. Boys’ teams should contact Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org and girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at email@example.com.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is accepting nominations for its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. Applications can be obtained through the main office or coebrown.org on the athletics page. All applications must be received no later than July 1. Contact Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, with any questions at 942-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Concord High School boys’ soccer alumni game is Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All previous players welcome to participate. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at email@example.com.
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. Contact Coach Freddy Rivera at 848-2738 or email at email@example.com.
Team NH Baseball is looking for a few more players for its U13 team. Season includes indoor and outdoor practices and one tournament in New York. Call Mike Jackson at (603) 577-1772 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset League, the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, is looking for coaches, players and sponsors for this summer season. The season begins May 27. To be a part of Concord’s oldest pastime, call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or at 224-3377, ext. 16.
Concord High School has an opening for a boys’ JV soccer coach. Send a résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email: email@example.com.
BISHOP BRADY HIGH School is looking for a varsity boys’ soccer head coach for the fall of 2014. 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 has the following coaching openings for the 2014-15 school year: varsity girls’ volleyball, varsity field hockey, JV field hockey, girls’ JV soccer and varsity cross country. 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
Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies: JV boys’ soccer and JV boys’ basketball. Contact Athletic Director Jay Wood at 464-1234.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a varsity girls’ basketball coach for the 2014-15 season. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Men’s Summer Basketball League teams should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305. League play begins the week of May 8.
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 Saturday-June 7 (no games over Memorial Day weekend). Cost is $600 per team. Register at seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold signups Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Concord Boys and Girls Club. Please bring football players for weigh-in. Download registration forms ahead of time at capitalcityvipers.com.
Concord Parks & Rec Soccer programs are being offered in May and June: The Skills Development program runs Saturdays from May 3-June 14 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. for 3- and 4-year-olds and 2:15-3:15 p.m. for 5- and 6-year-olds. A co-ed adult soccer league is also available and runs Sundays from May 4-June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games are played at Keach Park with teams that consist of a minimum of nine players and a maximum of 14. Pre-registration is required. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690 for details.
Pembroke Jr. Spartans football and cheer will hold registration May 17 from noon-2 p.m. at Pembroke Town Library. Contact Melissa Wallace, President, Pembroke Friends of Football at 568-0493.
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.
Concord Crew has reopened registration for this spring’s rowing season for any male or female of high school age. Register at concordcrew.org.