A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Winnisquam JV baseball team defeated White Mountains, 15-0, in five innings as Devin Martinez went the distance, striking out eight and giving up one hit on a swinging bunt. Jake Snow had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored, Joey Corriea had two hits, two runs scored and a solid game at catcher, and Josh Shevlin scored twice and doubled to drive in two.
In opening day of Concord Babe Ruth baseball, Connor Daniels and Spenser Ferguson pitched well for Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association in a 14-5 win over Complete Car Care. Leading the offense for CPPA were Daniels (3-for-4), Matt York (2-for-4) and Ferguson (2-for-5). CCC’s offense was led by Will Coles (2-for-4 with a triple), Jacob Fontneau (double) and Zach Morrison (2-for-4), who also pitched well.
∎ Sal’s Pizza defeated Kiwanis, 4-0, in Concord Babe Ruth action. Sal’s had a great combined pitching effort from Jared Grondin (three innings, no hits, eight strikeouts), Dakodah Cooper (two innings, one hit, three strikeouts) and Jack Philbrick (two innings, one hit, four strikeouts). Philbrick also contributed with a two-run double and Cameron Thompson knocked in a run. Chandler Paradis and Michael Lienhart played great defense. For Kiwanis, Mark Norris pitched a complete game, striking out 16, and also had a solid game at the plate. Colin Chase had the other Kiwanis hit and played a strong defensive game.
∎ Swenson Granite defeated Concord Orthopaedics, 4-3, in Concord Little League action. Adam Cyr and Brady Phibotte combined for 13 strikeouts. Austin Didsbury led the offense for Swenson Granite. Jake Sullivan smashed a home run for Concord Orthopaedics.
∎ In Concord Northeast Cal Ripken majors action, Banks Chevrolet edged NERS, 4-3. Ronan McGonigle, Shea Morgan and Trevor Smith combined efforts with solid pitching, Junior Grey knocked in all four runs, and Matthew Burns played solid defense for Banks. Kyle Hill pitched six solid innings for NERS, while Jamie Huffman played strong defense and Kevin McDonough was a standout behind the plate.
∎ The HR Clough Whales broke open a tight game in the fifth inning on their way to a 10-3 win over Banks Chevrolet in Concord Northeast Cal Ripken action. Shepyrd Murdough pitched four strong innings and was backed by excellent infield defense from Colby Marshall and Ryan Graham. Thomas Hoffman led the offense with two singles and scored two runs. For Banks, Owen Currier and Ronan McGonigle both contributed with doubles, and Tyler Coskren hit a key single and scored a run. Matthew Burns contributed with a solid pitching effort.
∎ In Concord Northeast AAA action, the Hopkinton Metzger-McGuire Sharks defeated Concord’s Fratello’s. The Sharks were led by the pitching of Jack Morrall and the bats of Josh Duval and Colby Boissy. AJ Fennelly and Jacob Wright put in strong performances for Fratello’s.
∎ In Concord Northeast majors, the Hopkinton Colonial Village Gators used six pitchers to edge the Hopkinton Clough Oil Whales, 3-2. Sam Rawson, Larsen Burack and Zach Derochers all had key hits for the Gators, while Evan Jacobsen pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his pitching debut. Gator Jack Morrall got a hit in his first at-bat in the majors. For the Whales, Zach Brewer, Thomas Hoffman, Darren Earley and Nick Simpkins led the offense with one hit each, while five Whales pitchers combined to keep the game close.
∎ In Cal Ripken minors, Merrimack Valley Elektrisola defeated Franklin, 12-7. Gavin Wheeler struck out 13 over five innings and had two hits to lead Elektrisola. Cam Armstrong also had two hits and played well defensively. Isaac Michael and Matt Deroche each scored two runs and ran the bases well to pace Elektrisola’s offense. David Joyce had three hits and scored two runs to lead Franklin.
∎ The Bow Paw Sox tied the Bow Fisher Cats, 20-20, in the Bow Rec T-Ball season opener. For the Paw Sox, Ryan Dolder and Camden Voisine each had five hits, while Patrick Walton made great plays in the infield. For the Fisher Cats, Alanah David and Gavin Parzick had strong bats and Soren Reed played well defensively.
∎ The Bow Sea Dogs defeated the Bow Red Sox, 15-13, in Bow Rec T-Ball. For the Sea Dogs, Evan Baier had four hits, while Jake Reardon and Brendan O’Keefe made a great play at first base. For the Red Sox, Leah Gallier and Ronan Brown hit the ball well, and Owen Cray played strong defense, making several good plays at the plate.
In the Concord National AA season opener, Arnie’s and Merrimack County Savings Bank showed some power hitting and great defense. From Arnie’s, Finley Hollenberg hit the ball well and made great plays at third, and Brook Wyatt hit two line drives to get on base. MCSB, most of which are first-year players, showed great team effort. Malie Ramshaw (center field) and Finley Pratt (first base) had strong games in the field, and Ella Fishwick showed confidence at the plate. Margot Kennedy and Ally McGonigle led the Pledge of Allegiance during opening ceremonies.
∎ Beckett Glass defeated Henniker in Capital Area seniors action. The Beckett Glass offense was led by Brett Stoddard, Brooke Jackson and Kasie Maloney. Jackson was also strong in relief and Stoddard was outstanding behind the plate. For Henniker, Delani Dowst pitched an excellent complete game.
∎ In Concord American AAA action, Barton Insurance defeated Concord Family Vision. For Barton, Abby Simpson was strong in the circle, Paige Martin played great defense, and Maddy Follansbee and Kally Murdough contributed offensively. Concord Family Vision’s Elizabeth Blinn and Katlyn Spinney showed great teamwork with a double play.
∎ In Capital Area Babe Ruth majors, Lavallee Oil defeated Merrimack County Savings Bank, 15-14. For Lavallee, Olivia McCarty pitched four innings and scored three runs. Kaylea Platte and Sarah Newton were solid behind the plate. Shannon Trainor had two hits and two runs while Karley Ayers scored three runs. For MCSB, Ananya Nadeau did an outstanding job behind the plate. Jackie Buteau had a great hit and aggressive baserunning, and Lillian Riensta closed out the pitching in the last inning.
Loudon Freedom’s U11 girls’ soccer team opened the season with a 5-3 victory over Hopkinton. Kerragan McNeil, Rylee Boucher, Kaylee Magoon, Sierra Bourque and Kylee Curtin scored for Loudon.
The MV Blue Storm girls’ U11 lacrosse team played well against Lakes Region U11 in a 7-3 loss. Ani McIntyre and Liz Laroche worked hard on groundballs, Katie Bent scored twice and Aurora Rollins netted the third goal. Goalies Delaney Hauser and Madison Colby both played well.
∎ The Bow girls’ U15 lacrosse team (3-0) beat Hanover, 9-4. Bridget Ehrenberg had four goals, and Sofia Darrell and Zoe Jukoski netted two apiece. Julia Landcastle (goal, assist) had a strong all-around game. Faith Walmsley and Shannon Murray gave out an assist each. Sonya Delorie controlled the midfield and had eight draw controls. Emma Windsor was solid in the cage with 12 saves.
Seventy-five golfers came out to the Concord Country Club to raise money for the Ken Pope Scholarship. Pope was a past golf professional at the club and a former golf coach at UNH. Concord Country Club members and their guests raised $1,500 to honor his memory. The scholarship will be awarded for the 2015 academic year to a deserving McDonough scholar.
Bill Varnell and his son Brian ran the table for a round of 53, 17 under par, in the Two Man Better Ball tournament. Kevin Hobbs and Jim Wojcik were a distant second with a 7-under par round of 63. Gretchen Knapton and Kim Hutton won the women’s division with a 4-under par round of 68, edging Carolyn Richmond and Cynthia LaMothe, who teamed for a round of 69.
Penacook’s Stephanie Walsh, a senior at UNH, won the discus with a throw of 137 feet at the America East championships. Pembroke’s Allison Brehm was seventh in the 100, and Franklin’s Abigail Kaplan was seventh in the shot put. For the UNH men, Penacook’s D’Mahl McFadden was third in the 110 hurdles.
Junior Legion tryouts
Junior Legion tryouts for Contoocook Post 81 will be held Saturday and May 17 at 10 a.m. at Hopkinton High School. Any player born on or after Jan 1, 1997, and who attends Bishop Brady, Bow, Concord, Concord Christian, Franklin, Hillsboro, Hopkinton, John Stark, Merrimack Valley, Tilton School and Winnisquam H.S. is eligible. Email David Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, school, age and positions you play. Questions, call 545-2960.
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.
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 concordnh.gov.recreation 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 concordnh.gov.recreation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
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 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 unhwildcats.com/camps/mbb_day or by contacting Ryan Herrion at email@example.com.
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.
Penacook Community Center has openings for its summer camp program for ages 6-12. Call 753-9700 or visit Penacookcommunitycenter.org.
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.
Franklin High unified volleyball will have a pep rally tomorrow 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.
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. Visit funintelligenttraining.com/fittestchallenge.
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 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 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 (email@example.com or 520-4672) or NHTI softball Coach Kerry Finnigan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-3391). Team registration is $125 per team, with each team guaranteed two games. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.