A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Griffin Antle of Warner, a gymnast from Granite State Gymnastics men’s team, qualified to compete at the Junior Olympic National Championships this week in Long Beach, Calif. Antle is a senior at The Derryfield School and will compete for Division I William and Mary in the fall. Granite State Gymnastics national qualifiers (pictured, clockwise from upper left) are: Antle (Level 10), Coach Craig Thibaudeau, Brandon Lee of Candia (Level 8) and Jakob Murray of Manchester (Level 8).
The Concord JV softball team beat Merrimack, 16-0, in six innings, behind the shutout pitching of Caitlyn Shea (six hits, two walks, three strikeouts). Kelly Varnell went 4-for-4 with a triple and home run, seven RBI and two runs to lead the Tide (8-1), along with Briana Wright (2-for-2, two runs) and Emmily Attocknie (3-for-4, double, four runs, RBI).
∎ The Concord JV baseball team defeated Merrimack, 13-2, in five innings. Sean Fallon pitched well, earning the victory. Brad Murphy led the offense with four hits and five RBI. Blake Bouldry and Stephen Moran chipped in with two hits apiece.
∎ The Hopkinton JV baseball team beat Bow, 6-0, behind the shutout pitching of Ben McManus (four hits, no walks, 11 strikeouts). Leading the offense were Conall Cronin (4-for-4, run, two RBI) and Kevin Smith (double, walk, run, two RBI, steal). Josh Angell also collected his first RBI of the season, while Kayl Murdough drew two walks and had two assists and a putout on defense.
Franklin’s Derrick Sylvester, a senior at SNHU, fanned a career-high 15 batters and allowed just three hits and two walks in a complete-game win as the Penmen beat Bentley, 9-1, in the first round of the Northeast-10 tournament.
∎ Concord’s Pat Cannon had one of just four hits for Plymouth State in a 3-1 loss to Southern Maine in the first round of the Little East baseball tournament.
∎ Concord’s Jenna Tewksbury, a sophomore on the Wheaton College women’s lacrosse team, scored a hat trick in the Lyons’ 14-3 victory over Emmanuel College in the first round of the D-III NCAA tournament.
Kearsarge Concrete defeated the Franklin Spartans, 21-8, in MV majors action. Devon Barton homered and Kobe Goodwin pitched a great inning in relief for Kearsarge Concrete.
∎ The Eagles defeated Swenson’s Granite, 5-3, in Concord Little League action. Shane Riley (2-for-2, two-run homer), Kalan Gaudreault (2-for-4) and Zack Gamble (2-for-4) led the Eagles offense, while Charlie Levine got the win, pitching five great innings, and Cam Brown and Makeva Laroche made some great defensive plays. Ethan Drapeau hit a home run for Swenson’s.
∎ In Concord Northeast AAA action, the Hopkinton Metzger-McGuire Sharks defeated the Constantly Pizza Giants. For the Sharks, Peyton Marshall pitched well and added two hits. Hunter Boissy had three hits, while Beyene Taylor and Parker Wuellenweber had key at-bats. For the Giants, Ethan Clark and AJ Bliss led the way with big hits. Owen Walton played well defensively.
∎ Banks Chevrolet beat Complete Car Care, 14-5, in Concord Babe Ruth action. Six players had two hits each for Banks, including Joe Nyhan and Troy Zanis. John Taranovich, Jadon Rienstra and Thomas Burns combined for the win on the mound. For CCC, Sal Rinaldi had two hits, Jacob Fontneau had two RBI and Zach Morrissey pitched well.
In Capital Area softball majors action, Cimo’s South End Deli defeated Outfitters behind the offense of Alice Rosenberg (two hits). Lexi Adams had a stellar catch in the outfield and Libby Seagal was tough behind the plate. Outfitters was anchored by a great performance behind the plate from Ashley Plante, with Mia Harmon and Sydney Plante chipping in with hits.
∎ Elektrisola came from behind to beat Bow Auto in MV AAA action. Macy Gordon earned the win in the circle, with Isabella Rivera and Emma Steenbeke providing home runs. For Bow Auto, Rylee Constant pitched a complete game, and Anna Abel and Elena Roy had hits.
∎ In Capital Area Babe Ruth majors, Lavallee Oil defeated Concord Police. For Concord Police, Meghan McGonagle, Haleigh Boutwell and Sira Linscott all played great games. For Lavallee Oil, Olivia McCarty pitched four strong innings with a solid performance by Sarah Newton behind the plate, while Brianna Drown and Karley Ayers contributed offensively.
Tilton School results
The Tilton School varsity baseball team improved to 10-1 with a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Vermont Academy. Trailing 5-1 in the sixth, the Rams erupted for nine runs, with key hits being a two-out, three-run double by Ethan Howland and a two-run homer by Trevor Massey, who had three hits. Justin Longo (three RBI) and Packy Witkowski (RBI) each had two hits, and Jack Morretti pitched 6.2 innings and picked up the win.
∎ The Tilton girls’ lacrosse team lost to Brewster, 10-7. Julianna Pliskin (two goals, one assist), Lindsay O’Connell (goal, assist), Leah Corson, Sarah Erban, Madi Nichols and Madi Downs all scored for Tilton. Tiana Cass made 15 saves and eight interceptions in net.
Proctor Academy results
The Proctor Academy girls’ tennis team fell to undefeated Kimball Union, 5-4.
∎ The Proctor boys’ varsity lacrosse team beat Gould, 15-7.
∎ The girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Holderness, 15-9.
∎ Proctor’s varsity softball team beat New Hampton, 9-3.
∎ The varsity baseball team lost to New Hampton, 9-3.
∎ The varsity golf team beat Vermont Academy, 8-1.
∎ The boys’ varsity tennis team lost to New Hampton, 6-3.
Jim Schoch, Barbara Butt, Joe LaBonte and Jimma Schoch teamed for a 67 to win Duston Country Club’s Opening Bramble. The team of Dave Tullis, Joanne Carswell, Mike Zack and Lisa Herbert was second with a 74. Longest drive for the ladies went to Jeanne Devine, while Joe LaBonte had longest drive for the men.
∎ The first hole in one of the year at Duston CC was recorded by Greg Legier on the 119-yard second hole. Legier used a wedge and the shot was witnessed by Lee Anna Bruzga and Dianna Spring.
∎ Brian Smith from Murrells Inlet, S.C., made a hole in one Monday on Loudon Country Club’s 135-yard 17th hole using an 8-iron. This was witnessed by Don Carter and Carolee Smith.
The Concord High boys’ basketball program will host a parents vs. players pot luck get-together May 18 at 4 p.m. in the CHS gym. Current players and Rundlett players in the 8th grade are welcome, including their parents. Contact John Finnegan at 491-4989.
Football coaches needed
The Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton cooperative football program is seeking qualified and committed coaches for the following positions: defensive coordinator, defensive line, linebackers, secondary, offensive line, receivers and running backs. HDH will be playing a JV schedule this fall. Previous playing and or coaching experience at the high school or college level is preferred. These positions are presently voluntary without stipends. Send a letter of intent, résumé and three current references to: Jay Wood, athletic director, HDHS, 12 Hillcat Dr., Hillsboro, NH 03244, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Girls Drills and Skills hockey clinic at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett starts today 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 Monday, and the cost for eight weeks is $99. Call 485-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Archery lessons will be available at the Racquet Club in Concord, located at 10 Garvin Falls Road. The lessons will held on Thursday evenings fomr 5-6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per session and no experience is needed. For experienced archers with their own equipment, the Racquet Club will hold sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 5-8 p.m. Five-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig will be visiting on May 30-June1 to hold a seminar and workshops. Visit archeryinmotion.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.
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 Monday. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Seacoast United will hold tryouts for 2014-2015 teams. The U8-U18 boys and girls teams will tryout on June 17-20 at NHTI in Concord. For more info and to register for tryouts, visit seacoastunitedexpress.org.