A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
In Capital Area Major Babe Ruth action, Concord Northeast’s OutFITters Boutique defeated Merrimack County Savings Bank in the season opener. Paige Weatherbee went the distance on the mound with 10 strikeouts and also helped her cause by hitting a grand slam. Hope Talwani went 3-for-3 and Mia Harmon also had a hit for OutFITters. For Merrimack County Savings Bank, Kara Laramee had a hit and Ananya Nadeau played well defensively.
∎ Concord Northeast Redlon Custom Carpentry defeated Suncook Speedy Printing in Babe Ruth action. Emily Otto and Abby Rochette pitched a combined shutout for Concord, while Hannah Moses and Chelsey Jankawskas led the offense. Stephanie Berube pitched very well for Suncook and Madison Bush led the offense. Chantal Mainville was great behind the plate.
Matt Willows was named UNH men’s hockey team captain yesterday at a team banquet, while fellow rising seniors Grayson Downing and Casey Thrush were picked as alternate captains. Kevin Goumas earned the team’s MVP award, while Eric Knodel was named its best defenseman.
Bow’s Lindsay Bucknam scored five goals to lead the SNHU women’s lacrosse team past American International, 18-7. Phoebe Clark of Concord scored three goals and had two assists. Lauryn Wheeler, also of Bow, tallied a single goal. The Penmen finish the regular season with a 6-11 record.
∎ Several local athletes on the Franklin Pierce men’s outdoor track and field team competed at the prestigious Penn Relays. Colton Ham of Webster was the only individual runner and turned in a season-best mark of 9:39.29 in the steeplechase, good for 11th out of 15 runners in the Olympic Development division. Antoine Gisore of Concord ran on the 4x400, which also ran a season-best time of 3:23.68, good for 67th out of 89 teams. Gisore and B.J. Smith of Concord both ran on the distance medley relay that finished 20th out of 25 teams.
∎ Jenna Tewksbury of Concord, a sophomore on the Wheaton women’s lacrosse team, scored three goals and added an assist to lead the top-seeded Lyons to a 15-5 victory over No. 4 MIT in the NEWMAC tournament semifinals.
The Tilton School varsity softball team fell to St. Paul’s, 7-5. GB Manganiello had a great offensive day with three hits and three runs scored. Megan Sargent, Mack Stephen, Sophia Blanchard and Joselyn Fuller had two hits apiece.
∎ The Tilton girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Brewster, 17-10. Juliana Pliskin scored four goals for the Rams.
∎ The Tilton JV boys’ lacrosse team defeated Berwick, 7-6, in overtime. AJ Rattee of Penacook scored three goals, including the game-tying goal with 44 seconds left in regulation.
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 email@example.com or at gsrtnh.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 tomorrow. 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 Thursday 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.
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 Thursday. 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.
Obstacle course will be at Rollins Park Saturday 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.
Bow Youth Baseball/Softball will hold its opening day parade Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hanson Park. The parade will conclude at Gergler Field with an opening day ceremony at 3 p.m. followed by games and a home run derby.
New Hampshire Roller Derby doubleheader will be held Saturday at JFK Coliseum in Manchester. The Granite Skate Troopers take on the Seabrook Meltdowns at 5 p.m., followed by the Queen City Cherry Bombs vs. the Worcester (Mass.) Warriors at 7. Doors open at 4:30. Cost is $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Children 10 and younger admitted free. Visit NHRollerDerby.com.
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.
Survival of the FITtest Challenge will be held May 10 in Chichester. The event requires a co-ed team of four. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., teams will navigate a 5K course with a variety of physical and mental challenges throughout, and must work together as a cohesive unit to complete the course. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Frank Monahan Foundation, which supports local youth and community programs. Fun Intelligent Training in Concord is hosting this event, but registration is open to all teams of four. Registration is $55 per person until May 4. Visit funintelligenttraining.com/fittestchallenge.
Free stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at Village Sports in New London every Monday and Tuesday through June 10. The offer includes a paddleboard, paddle, PFD, rack for your roof top and instruction. Call John Kiernan at Village Sports at 526-4948.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Force AAU girls’ basketball program is looking for two more girls for its 8th-grade team for the upcoming season. Email Mark at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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’ basketball, varsity field hockey, JV field hockey 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Concord Men’s Summer Basketball League teams should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305. League play begins the week of May 8.
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold signups today 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, beginning this Saturday-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.
American Legion Post 21 baseball team will be holding a second tryout at Concord Sports Center May 18 from 1-3 p.m. for any 15-18-year-old players that were not able to attend the first tryout. Any questions, please contact Carl Nolin firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Concord Recreational Department will offer the following programs: youth tennis lessons, adult tennis lessons, tennis camps, youth golf lessons, First Kicks soccer camp, a mini soccer camp, a middle school soccer camp and a soccer skills development academy. For information, contact the program at 225-8690 or concordparksandrec.com.