A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team beat Salem, 10-1. Becca Proulx led a balanced attack with three goals, Jordyn Macri added two goals, and Tori Pelletier, Olivia Painchaud, Sarah Harper, Addie Palisi and Katherine Gallagher added one apiece. Paige Hyndman and Allie Beitler played well on defense in front of goalie Katelyn Butler (six saves).
∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team lost to Monadnock in a game shortened by the mercy rule. McKayla Reale pitched well in her return from a long-term injury, Caroline Flood also pitched well and had a two-run double, Samantha Brewer caught a good game and collected two singles, and Felicia Gordon made two nice plays in the field. The Hawks, however, committed numerous errors that caused the game to get out of hand.
∎ The Hopkinton JV baseball team improved to 2-0 with a 7-4 victory over Monadnock. Ben McManus (four strikeouts) recorded his second win, going six innings before giving way to Kenny Andrew, who tallied his first save on the season. Leading the Hawks offense were leadoff hitter Will Rhynhart (3-for-3, two runs), Tim Meserve (2-for-3, two runs, stolen base), Jacob Walling (2-for-4, double, run, RBI) and Dave Nelson (1-for-4, double, run, two RBI). Rhynhart also made a great diving catch in left field to double up a baserunner at second to end the game.
∎ The Pembroke Academy JV boys’ lacrosse team beat Trinity, 6-4. Pat Berry and Richard Hammond had two goals each, with Drew Berry and John Hollis adding one apiece. Ryan McDonald stopped several good shots in net and the defense played solid.
The Concord High Unified track team had its second meet of the year yesterday, at home against Epping, Hanover and Keene. In his first 200-meter dash competition, Concord’s Brenden McEwen pulled out a victory in his heat with a time of 43.53 seconds. The Tide’s 4x100 relay team of Nick Battles, Alison Quinn, Desiree DuBuque and Daniel Lawrence took second place. Concord’s Jeremie Stratton took first place in the shot put with a distance of 23-2.
∎ The Pembroke Academy Unified volleyball team opened its season with a home victory over Spaulding, 25-12, 25-22. Pembroke’s 15-player team came out in full force to sweep the match. All athletes and partners served well and played as a team.
The Concord High freshman baseball team defeated Saint Thomas, 11-0. Christian McClellan got the win on the mound, throwing a complete-game shutout. Spenser Ferguson was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Thomas Burns, Chris Fields and Noah Wachter added key hits. Colin Chase played great defense for the Tide.
∎ The Concord freshman softball team beat Exeter at home, 14-1. Delia Barry pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out 10 while walking none. Bailey Jackson (two hits, four RBI), Emily Otto (two hits, three RBI), Reanna Benoit (two hits, RBI) and Sidney Ingraham (two hits, two RBI) led the offense. On defense, Sierra Pepper was outstanding behind the plate and Kathleen Duhamie anchored the infield, making two nice catches on pop flies.
Swenson Granite bested Post 21 in seven innings in Concord Little League action. Brady Philibotte and Adam Cyr combined for 11 strikeouts and zero earned runs. Austin Hazzard and Austin Didsbury led the offense for Swenson Granite.
∎ In Concord Northeast AAA action, Flagworks and KBW Financial A’s tied, 5-5, in six innings Monday on opening day. Flagworks’s Jack Shoemaker pitched three strong innings and doubled. Brandon Boisvert and Ben Masur also pitched for Flagworks. Masur singled and scored the tying run. Both teams played strong defense.
Concord Northeast Redlon Custom Carpentry defeated Concord American Joe King’s in Capital Area Babe Ruth Senior action. Kaleigh Otto earned the win, while Haley Munroe led the offense with two hits and three runs and Anita DiBuno added a triple. Stephanie Oberg and Johannah Vanfueet led the defense for Joe King’s, and Sarah Nolin contributed a double.
∎ Concord Police defeated Merrimack County Savings Bank in majors action. For Concord Police, Kinley Gaudette pitched a complete game with four strikeouts and added a two-run double, Hannah Costello played solid defense at first, and Sadie Merrow scored four runs. For Merrimack County Savings Bank, Shayla Weeden pitched well in the circle (seven strikeouts), Lillian Riensta was solid behind the plate, and Kara Laramie opened the game with a leadoff home run.
∎ In Concord Northeast action, Storm’s Fitness won a close game over Bow Auto Parts in chilly conditions in Hopkinton. Blake Licata and Maurgan McGrath combined to pitch a strong game for the Hawks. Emma Crawford, Mia Richter and McGrath led the offense. Maddie Michaelis pitched well for Bow and Lyndsey Laperle had two hits.
At the University Athletic Association Track and Field Championships, New York University senior co-captain Emily Cousens defended her title in the 1,500 with a winning time of 4:39.07, a winning margin of more than two seconds. Cousens, from Contoocook, is a graduate of Hopkinton High School.
∎ Concord’s Patrick Cannon had three hits and drove in a run to help the Plymouth State University baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Castleton State in 12 innings.
The Tilton School varsity baseball team improved to 7-1 with a 7-1 victory over KUA. Trevor Massey gave up three hits in six innings and struck out seven to get the win. Jack Morretti had two hits, an RBI and played an excellent defensive game, helping to turn two double plays. Ethan Howland also made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch in center field. Packy Witkowski had a two-run single.
∎ The Tilton varsity softball team defeated New Hampton School, 5-1. Tilton pitcher Kaitlyn Hess struck out 14. Becca Roberts’s fourth-inning single put the Rams ahead 2-1, and the Rams scored three in the seventh inning on RBI singles by Jordan Bluhm and Joselyn Fuller.
Girls’ hockey clinics
Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is offering Girls Drills And Skills hockey clinic starting May 8 and running Thursday nights for eight weeks at a cost of $135. The session is open to girls born in 2002 or later and is intended for players that are looking to enhance their skills in the offseason. Contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or email@example.com for info. To sign up, 485-1100.
Middle school baseball/softball
NHTI is looking for teams for its junior high baseball and softball tournaments, which will be held on campus May 29-30 (rain date, May 31). The tournaments are limited to four baseball and four softball teams. Interested teams should contact the head coaches – NHTI baseball Coach Tom Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-4672) or NHTI softball Coach Kerry Finnigan (email@example.com or 860-3391). Team registration is $125 per team, with each team guaranteed two games. Champions and runners-up will receive special recognition. For information, contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 230-4041.
Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth League is accepting registrations for the 2014 season. The league is open to 13-15-year-old players from Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton, Gilmanton Iron Works, Loudon, Barnstead, Center Barnstead, Canterbury and Pittsfield. All games are played at Memorial Park in Laconia. Deadline to sign up is this weekend and there is a planned assessment day and draft. Opening Day is slated for May 17. Visit ajlbaberuth.com or contact league president Patrick McKenna at email@example.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 Sunday-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.
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.
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.
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 tomorrow 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.
Girls’ basketball day camps and two-day elite clinic will be put on by NH Hoop Skills, LLC at SNHU. The day camps, for girls in grades 3-8, will be held June 23-27 and July 28-Aug. 1.The elite clinic, for grades 9-12, will be held June 28-29. Contact SNHU Head Coach Karen Pinkos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 645-9662, or visit snhupenmen.com/camps.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-2774 or Stacy Barnett at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sunday 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 Sunday. 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 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.
Concord High 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’ 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 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.