A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High JV softball team defeated Bedford, 17-6. Caitlyn Shea was the winning pitcher, allowing six runs on eight hits, striking out three in six innings. Sam Curran (4-for-5, two RBI, home run, double), Emmily Attocknie (3-for-5, two RBI, double) and Shannon Prospert (2-for-3, three RBI, home run) were strong at the plate.
∎ The Coe-Brown JV baseball team knocked off Portsmouth, 5-3. Taylor Dowd pitched well, while Brody Ashley (2-for-4), Dylan Andrews (2-for-2) and Chris Stephens (2-for-3) hit well.
∎ The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Gilford, 6-5. Amanda Nakodil, Talia Dinger, Rochelle Boucher and Raegan Baillargeon led the Pride offense, while Brittany Leonard played well in goal.
∎ The Bow boys’ JV lacrosse won in overtime on a goal from Jared Reynolds. Kristian Blackford had the assist.
∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost a tough game, 10-9, to Bow. Jacob Dyer pitched great in relief, allowing only two runs; he also had two RBI and a double. Sean Morin and Reed Erickson were strong in the field.
Middle school results
Abby Grandmaison hits a game-winning single for the Merrimack Valley softball team in a 9-8 win over Pembroke. Taylor Gilman and Kinley Gaudette pitched a good game, combining for seven strikeouts. Ann Bascom went 3-for-3 including two triples. Lexi Girouard added a triple and a home run for MV.
Concord Northeast’s OutFITters Boutique defeated Stonehill Landscaping in a Babe Ruth majors game. Ashley Plante (four hits), Mary Moran (two hits) and Mia Harmon (four hits, grand slam) led the offense for OutFITters. Makayley Place and Emma Dusavitch also added some heads up base running to secure the win. For Stonehill, Alani Ramas pitched well and Jayden Holmes had a great game behind the plate.
∎ In Capital Area Babe Ruth AAA action, Rowley Agency defeated Bow Auto Parts. For Rowley, Kayelin Howe got the victory and Sophia Chacon and Ally Boone had two hits each. Halle Sullivan and Carlee Davis anchored the defense .For Bow Auto, the offense was led by Rylee Constant and Rebecca Clements.
∎ In Capital Area Babe Ruth senior action, Granite State Credit Union beat Crossroads Country Store. For Crossroads, Sammy Weir, Madison McCormack, Julie Howell and Kendra Renfores all tripled, while Sam Hodkinson had a grand slam. Teresa Hromis pitched a complete game to get the win.
∎ Redlon Custom Carpentry defeated Merrimack Valley’s Crossroads Country Store, 12-7. Maria Wimpey led the offense for Redlon with a home run and four RBI. Angelica Carr contributed with a nice single. Nicole Cacciola was tough behind the plate. For Crossroads, Courtney Palmer hit a double and Shalisa McArthurscott hit a single. Kailyn Barton was great behind the plate.
The Bow Enviro-Tote Cardinals defeated the Bow Pizza Man Rays. Cardinals pitcher Riley Elliot pitched five strong innings, holding the Rays to two runs. Tony Sampo and Spencer Cheney led the Cardinals offense. The Rays offense was led by Steven Guerrette, Bobby Mullen and Jon Muise. Connor Treybig pitched two shutout innings.
∎ The Pine Lane Farm Rattlers defeated the Taylor Rental Rockies, 8-7, in a minors game. Cameron Evans and Evan Cook led the Rockies with two hits each. Austin Brummett (six strikeouts) was stellar on the mound and contributed two runs. Adam Aricanli played outstanding defense behind the plate.
∎ The J. Miller and Associates Concord Northeast AAA team beat Flag Works, 16-10. Bryce Miller and Matt Jenness pitched well for J. Miller, allowing only one run and combining for eight strikeouts across four innings. The offense was paced by Jacob Plante and Declan Adams. Flag Works was led by the play of Ben Masur.
∎ The Metzger-McGuire Sharks defeated the Constantly Pizza Giants. For the Sharks, Brendan Elrick pitched well and added two RBI hits. Owen O’Brien had a strong pitching performance. The defense was led by key plays from Aidan Burns and Vincent Bailey. For the Giants, AJ Bliss and Ethan Clark pitched well, while Zach Doward did well offensively.
∎ The Complete Car Care Babe Ruth team defeated Kiwanis, 12-4. For CCC, Kevin Suarez had three hits (including a triple) and three RBI. Josh Adams pitched well, allowing only one run on three hits. For Kiwanis, Matt Burke doubled and singled and Jeremy Artenstein had two hits.
∎ The Henniker Dodgers 10U team defeated New Boston, 9-1. Pitchers Ben McKean, Levi Jones and Connor Landry kept the opposing batters at bay. Jason Bernard had his first hit of the season and Landry made a nice catch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U13 Blue Storm boys’ blue team defeated Bedford, 7-6, in its first A division game. Teigan Friedrich buried the winning goal assisted by Jason Carmichael. Dillon Arrant (three goals), Max Lacey (assist), Tucker Nevers and Peyton Russel (assist) scored goals.
∎ The U13 Blue Storm grey team fell to Nashua, 14-7. Deane Henderson, Owen Westgate, Austin Kenney and Gabriel Vaughan played tough defense, while Wylie Sanders played well in goal.
Proctor Academy results
The Proctor Academy boys’ varsity lacrosse team defeated St. Paul’s, 11-8.
∎ The varsity softball team defeated Holderness, 23-7.
∎ The varsity baseball team fell to St. Paul’s in 10 innings, 13-12.
∎ The varsity boys’ tennis team fell to Cardigan Mountain, 8-1.
Tilton School results
The Tilton School varsity softball team defeated New Hampton, 6-1. Megan Sargent (three hits, RBI), Kaitlyn Hess (two hits, two RBI) and Sophia Blanchard (hit, two RBI) provide much of the Rams offense. Hess earned the win, striking out 10 and scattering three hits.
∎ The girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to New Hampton, 13-2. Goals were scored by Julianna Pliskin and Abby Bletzer.
∎ The boys’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Brewster, 18-4. Tyler Hatch scored all four goals.
∎ The golf team fell to Holderness, 8-1. Nick Waring won a match.
Belmont High School is seeking a boys’ varsity basketball coach. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to Athletic Director Erica Knolhoff at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or 731-8565.
Franklin High unified volleyball will have a pep rally today 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 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.
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 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.
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 (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. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.