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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Freshmen result

The Concord High freshman baseball team lost to Keene, 10-2. Gabe Tobin pitched well, allowing an earned run on three hits in six innings of work.

Youth softball

The Penacook Pharmacy Babe Ruth majors team defeated the Concord Police Department. For Penacook Pharmacy, Miah Boucher had two hits, including a homer, and Lauren McLaughlin struck out nine and had three hits at the plate. Aislinn McDonald had two hits and played good defense at third base. For Concord Police, Kinley Gaudette pitched well, striking out five, Amber Radcliffe had three hits and Megan McGonagle had an RBI.

∎ The Henniker Generals 12U team picked up its first win of the season with a 19-17 victory over New Boston. Madeline Aucoin led the Henniker defense in the bottom of the second with a strikeout and back-to-back 1-3 groundouts. Offensively, AJ Corbett and Cory Warren-Foote had hard-hit balls into the outfield.

∎ Cimo’s Deli defeated “A” Market of Hopkinton. Cimo’s was led by Autumn Nudd’s two doubles and strong pitching from Alice Rosenberg. Team defense was also a strength. For “A” Market, Georgia Westbrash played great defense at second base, and Shea Lambert and Maddy McSweeny made great catches.

∎ Redlon Custom Carpentry defeated Merrimack Valley Crossroads Country Store, 12-7. Maria Wimpy led the offense for Redlon with a home run and four RBI. Angelina Carr contributed with a nice single. Nicole Cadillac was tough behind the plate. For Crossroads, Courtney Palmer hit a double and Salsa McArthurscott hit a single. Kailua Barton was great behind the plate.

Youth baseball

Rowley Agency defeated Banks Automotive in Concord Northeast majors action. Shea Morgan pitched well for Banks and Donovan Hayes and Junior Gray both contributed offensively. For Rowley Agency, Ryan Kastle went 3-for-3 and Michael Anjim scored twice. Logan Brides played well at third base.

∎ Rowley Agency beat New England Remediation Services, 6-5, in extra innings. Defensively, Shyloh Brooks, Luke McCusker and Nathaniel Wachter kept Rowley Agency in the game, each making clutch plays from the outfield. Rowley Agency came from behind win when Tommy Duhaime hit a home run. Efli Shtino tied the game with a hit to send it to extra innings. Duhaime earned the save. For NERS, Tyler Wright pitched six solid innings and was backed up by a strong defense. Will Shoemaker and Kyle Hill led the offensive charge.

Youth lacrosse

The Merrimack Valley Blue Storm U9 girls’ team defeated Hopkinton, 7-4. Goals were scored by Delaney Hauser, Emma Pine, Quinn Kenney, Ani McIntyre, Madison Colby, Reilly Swislosky and Aurora Rollins.

∎ The MV Blue Storm U11 girls fell to Hopkinton, 9-3. Liz LaRoche scored two goals and Hannah Small had one. Taylor Skidmore played hard, with great passes and ground balls. Katie Bent played well in net during the first half and Savannah Desjardins played strong in net in the second half.

College standouts

Concord’s Katie Kennard, a freshman first baseman, had a two-run double in the Plymouth State softball team’s 5-4 loss to Keene State in the opening game of the Little East tournament. In the second game, Kennard was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in a 9-7 victory over Eastern Connecticut.

∎ Concord’s Kelsey Martel, a junior third baseman at Middlebury, had one of the Panthers’ three hits and scored a run in a 2-0 victory over Bowdoin in the NESCAC tournament.

∎ Concord’s Rachel Boynton, a junior first baseman at Keene State, went 1-for-2 and scored the game-winning run in the Owls’ 3-2 victory over Western Connecticut State in the Little East tournament.

∎ Junior Antoine Gisore and freshman B.J. Smith, both of Concord, finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 5,000 meters to help the Franklin Pierce men’s track and field team finish fourth out of 10 teams at the Northeast-10 championships. Gisore (14:50.06) and Smith (14:54.33) both ran season-best times. Sophomore Colton Ham of Webster ran a season-best 9:35.28 to place second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

∎ Freshman Brooke Simmons of Dunbarton cleared 1.57 meters to finish seventh in the high jump to score points for the eighth-place Franklin Pierce women’s track and field team at the Northeast-10 championships.

∎ Sam McManus of Hopkinton, a sophomore on the Wentworth baseball team, scored a run after reaching base on a hit by pitch and also drew a walk for the potential game-tying run, but the Leopards fell to Roger Williams, 4-3, in a playoff game.

Golf results

The Beaver Meadow team, captained by Glen Shattuck, and the Loudon Country Club team, captained by Ron Woods, competed in 12 two-person best ball matches. Loudon leads the two-day event, 4.5-1.5. The team with the most points after today’s matches will win the Capital Cup.

Proctor Academy results

The Proctor boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost to Brewster Academy, 12-3.

∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity lacrosse team lost to Brewster Academy, 14-12, and Berwick Academy, 15-12 in overtime, over the weekend.

∎ The Proctor varsity golf team won its match against Kimball Union Academy, 7.5-1.5.

∎ The Proctor varsity baseball team fell to Kimball Union, 8-6.

∎ The Proctor girls’ tennis team defeated Holderness, 6-3.

Tilton School results

The Tilton varsity baseball team defeated Brewster Academy, 10-6. Hudsen Hagland pitched well for the Rams, giving up only two hits over six innings, and also had three hits (including a triple) and three RBI.

∎ The Tilton girls’ lacrosse team defeated Winchendon School, 20-11. Madi Nichols scored five goals, Julianna Pliskin had four goals and three assists, and Abby Bletzer had four goals and one assist.

∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity lacrosse team defeated Holderness, 12-10. Jared Lucas (four goals), Tyler Hatch (three goals) and Scott Boucher (16 saves) led Tilton.

∎ The Tilton varsity softball team defeated Proctor Academy, 5-2. Kaitlyn Hess struck out 10 and allowed three hits. Jordan Bluhm hit a two-run double.

American Legion baseball tryouts

Post 21 Senior Legion Baseball will hold a second tryout session at the Concord Sports Center May 18 from 1-3 p.m. Players who have previously attended a tryout session need not attend. The roster will be announced soon after the tryout session. For more information, contact

Unified volleyball game

Franklin High School will have a pep rally for its unified volleyball team Tuesday from 2:15-2:35 p.m. at the FHS gym. The team will then play its first-ever match that day at Franklin Middle School at 4 p.m.


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 or at

Adult Tennis classes and leagues (ages 16+) are being offered by Concord Recreation. Adult beginner tennis classes are Thursdays, 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 through June 10 from 7-8 p.m. at Merrill Park Tennis Courts. Visit or call 225-8690.

Tot tennis classes for ages 4-6 will run Wednesdays through June 11 from 1-1:45 p.m. at Keach Park. Visit or call 225-8690.

Girls Drills and Skills hockey clinic at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett starts Thursday and runs 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 for info. To sign up, 485-1100.

Football For YOU, created by Patriots alumni, is holding a one-day, no-contact free clinic (open to children 11-14 years old) Saturday 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. Cost is $50. To sign up for the fundraiser, go to To register for the youth clinich, go to

Free tennis clinics will be held at New Hampton School Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for children in grades K-6. Call 677-3508 or email Jonathan Schwab at

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

Healthy Running Seminar classes for ages 16 and older will run Thursdays through May 15 from 7-8 p.m. Visit or call 225-8690.

Pembroke summer recreation program registration will be held May 15 from 6-7 p.m. and May 24 from 10–11 a.m. at the Pembroke Town Hall. This six-week program is open to any Pembroke or Allenstown child entering grades 1-6. The program will run from July 7 to Aug. 15. The camp will occur each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Field in Pembroke. Cost of the program is $45 a week for Pembroke residents and $55 per week for Allenstown residents. Registration forms will be available at the Pembroke Town Hall after May 24 if space is available. Call 848-9677 with questions.

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

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

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

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 or 645-9662, or visit

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

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

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

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 with questions or for a camp brochure.

Concord Recreation is offering the following summer camps: beginners lacrosse for grades 3-8, June 25-27 and July 21-25 from 9 a.m.-noon; tennis camps for grades 3-9 (beginner and intermediate/advanced), June 23-27; grand slam tennis for grades 3-6, Aug. 4-8 from 9 a.m.-noon; track & field camp for grades 1-7, June 23-27 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jr. track & field for ages 5-6 (not in 1st grade), June 23-27 from 8 a.m.-noon; girls-only golf camp for ages 7-13, July 29-Aug. 1 from noon-5 p.m.; advanced golf camp for ages 12-15, July 22-25 from noon-5 p.m. Visit or call 225-8690.

Paul Hogan Basketball camps 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 July 7-11 and July 14-18 for children in grades 4-10, under the direction of Coach Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Visit

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 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

DR. MILLER’S SOCCER School for children ages 10-18 will be hosted at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro July 24-27. Limited enrollment. Contact 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 to register, or email for more info.

UNH men’s basketball team will host Wildcat Day Camp from July 28-31 at Lundholm Gymnasium. The camp includes instruction for both beginning players and advanced youth. Participants will receive direction from UNH Head Coach Bill Herrion as well as UNH players. The camp is open to boys and girls from grades 2-9. Campers from grades 2-5 will attend from 9 a.m. to noon, while campers in grades 6-9 will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information, as well as online registration, is available at or by contacting Ryan Herrion at

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 or 862-2774 or Stacy Barnett at or 862-4664.

Penacook Community Center has openings for its summer camp program for ages 6-12. Call 753-9700 or visit


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 or 731-8565.

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 today at Wentworth by the Sea and Oct. 19 at Baker Hill. Cost for each event is $75. Visit or call 219-0371.

Survival of the FITtest Challenge will be held Saturday 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 today. Visit

Operation Hat Trick will be held the week of May 12. Sixty-one of the state’s high schools will be participating, with baseball and softball teams wearing camouflage caps with their school logos Teams have been selling these caps to raise money for Operation Hat Trick, which supports awareness and recovery programs for wounded veterans. Concord High will have special ceremonies at its baseball game May 14 and softball game May 16 at 4 p.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend these games to be honored.

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

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 and girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is accepting nominations for its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. Applications can be obtained through the main office or 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

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

Players needed

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. Contact Coach Freddy Rivera at 848-2738 or email at

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

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.

Coaches needed

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:

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 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

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


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

Jr. high baseball/softball teams are needed for tournaments that will be held at NHTI 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 ( or 520-4672) or NHTI softball Coach Kerry Finnigan ( or 860-3391). Team registration is $125 per team, with each team guaranteed two games. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at or 230-4041 for more info.


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


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