A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
High school track
Both the Hopkinton High boys’ and girls’ track teams took first place in Friday’s Twilight Meet at Stevens. The Hawk boys totaled 137 points to top Monadnock (118) and Kearsarge (96) in the eight-team meet, while the girls posted 182 points to top White Mountains (159.5) and Kearsarge (77).
Hopkinton placed five runners in the top eight in the 800, led by Dom Repucci (first, 2:06.72) and Cody Roberge (third). Repucci also won the 1,600 (4:39.37), Nick Fleury was second in the long jump, and Hopkinton swept all three relays.
Kearsarge’s Logan Maville (44.92), Elliot Lukaitis and Grant Croft went 1-2-3 in the 300 hurdles, while Shane Corley (second 1,600), Croft (third 110 hurdles) and Maville (third triple jump) also had top-three finishes.
On the girls’ side, Hannah Hughes won both the high jump (4-10) and long jump (13-2¾) and took third in the triple jump to lead Hopkinton. Sabrey Montore won the 100 (13.29) and was second in the 200; Sarah Nadeau won the 800 (2:33.62) and was third in the 1,600; Brittany Marshall won the discus (91-10) and was second in the shot put; and Maddie Clark won the 1,600 (5:20.07). Victoria Flood (second 400), Katie Irwin (second 3,200) and Emily Calder (third 3,200) also had top-three finishes, while Hopkinton won the 4x100 and 4x800 relays and took second in the 4x400.
Kearsarge swept the top three spots in the 100 hurdles with Hayley Joseph (first, 18:52), Mercedes Gorman (second) and Brittney Wallace (third). Joseph was also second in the 300 hurdles and Gorman took second in the high jump. Emily Kelly was third in the 400, and Kearsarge was second in the 4x100 relay and third in the 4x800.
It was a successful weekend of rowing for Concord Crew at the 10th annual Lowell Invitational Regatta. On Saturday, 11 Concord boats (women’s first varsity 8, lightweight 8, first varsity 4, second varsity 4, third varsity 8 and novice 4, along with men’s first varsity 8, first varsity 4, second varsity 4, lightweight varsity 4 and novice 4 ) qualified for final events. Yesterday, the men’s second varsity 4 (Jack Sheffer, Ryan Quinn, Connor McNamara, Laird Eitreim and Shane Hilton) captured third. The men’s novice 4 (Danny Dockham, Jack Reid, Daniel Loosigian, Hunter Cini and Tucker Byrne) placed first.
Concord Police Patrolman’s Association edged Aable Restaurant Equipment, 5-2, in Concord Babe Ruth baseball. Both Jacob Knowles (CPPA) and Ryan Tessier (Aable) pitched great games. Knowles and Spenser Ferguson both went 2-for-3 to lead CPPA. Leading Aable were Tessier (2-for-3, double), Tyler Hurd (1-for-2) and Chris Fields (triple).
∎ The Metzger-McGuire Sharks of Hopkinton defeated Fratello’s in Concord Northeast AAA action. The Sharks were led by the offense of Ryan Metzger and Jack Morrall. Solid debuts were made by Aidan Burns at pitcher and Josh Duval at catcher. For Fratello’s, AJ Fennelly and Austin Tushudin played well.
∎ In Bow T-ball, the Bow Sea Dogs defeated the Bow Paw Sox, 18-17. For the Sea Dogs, Matthew Landry hustled in the field while Lauren Oppold and Jake Reardon (two doubles) hit well. For the Paw Sox, Angelo Constant and Madison Harmon each doubled, while Daniel Commerford made a great play at the plate.
∎ In Bow T-ball, the Bow Red Sox and the Bow Fisher Cats tied, 15-15. For the Red Sox, Owen Cray doubled, Ella Murphy had three hits and Andre Contraras hustled on the basepaths. For the Fisher Cats, Noah Zanella (4-for-4) and Timmy Prescott (3-for-4) hit well, and Cameron Leonard made an important play by tagging out a runner.
∎ In 10U baseball, Henniker defeated Hillsboro, 18-1, with the help from Ben Mckean and Miles Murray, who both hit home runs.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth majors softball, Concord Northeast’s OutFITters Boutique defeated Lavallee Oil, 13-10. Torey Hart went the distance in her season pitching debut, striking out four. Mia Harmon, Ashley Plante and Sydney Plante all had a hit for OutFiTters, while Courtney Gage and Casey Ingraham provided great defensive support. For Lavallee, Shannon Trainor, Sarah Newton and Olivia McCarty all had hits.
∎ In Concord Northeast AAA action, Claudia’s beat Bow Auto Parts. For Claudia’s, Alyssa Leppard and Elizabeth Mullen each went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Olivia Anderson added two hits and scored four runs. Emily Mitchell pitched a great game, striking out six and walking one. For Bow Auto Parts, Emma Kelly and Maddie Michaelis led the offense with two hits apiece and Katie Lessard pitched four solid innings. Catcher Emma Kelly tagged out a runner at home and assisted on another out, tossing to pitcher Katie Lessard who tagged out a runner attempting to score on a passed ball.
The U11 Blue Storm lacrosse team beat Amherst, 7-2, on goals from Andrew Beck, Lochland Carter, Brendan Marcoux, Liam Chapman and Zach Lacy. Carter, Ben Marceau and Garrett Wyman played great defensively.
∎ The Concord Crush U15 team defeated Bedford, 14-6. Keagan Berry and Emily Tremblay combined for seven saves in net. Maisie O’Shea (six goals), Christina Soule (two goals, four assists), Brenna Vandersea (three goals), Madelyn Farrelly (one goal, two assists) and Gabby Leonard (two goals) combined for a balanced effort on attack. Bridget Pope and Emma Culver anchored the defense.
∎ The Bow girls’ U11 lacrosse team tied Abenaki, 7-7. Amelia Coe and Gabi LaPerle led the scoring, with contributing goals from Jessica Chamberlin, Meaghan Danahy and Megan Landcastle. Madeline Terrell, Madison Tibbetts and Ava Kehas played well defensively, while Coe and Danahy split time in net.
∎ The Bow U15 girls’ lacrosse team improved to 6-0 with a 9-7 win over Cocheco. Bridget Ehrenberg (three goals, one assist) and Julia Landcastle (two goals, two assists) led the offense. Zoe Jukoski (two goals, one assist) and Sonya Delorie (two goals) had great all-around games. Maryanne Wiley and Sofia Darrell each added an assist. Becky Lessard anchored the defense and Emma Windsor made five saves.
∎ The MV Blue Storm girls’ U11 team tied the Keene Crush, 5-5. Reilly Swislosky had a great game in net, and Ani McIntyre, Brooke MacDuffie and Alexa Prewitt played well in the all-around team effort.
Dave Mattson and Steve White combined for a better-ball score of 9-under par 61 to win Concord Country Club’s Best Ball Tournament. Mattson teamed with Bo Harris to shoot 64, finishing in second place. Four teams tied for third at 65. Mary Ann Cioffi swept the board in the Ladies Nassau Tournament, winning the low front (34), back (36) and total (70). Nancy Rheinhardt finished tied for second on the front (35) and back (37), and solo second with her total (72).
Tilton School results
The Tilton School girls’ lacrosse team beat Dublin, 13-10, behind goals from Julianna Pliskin (four), Sarah Erban (three), Tiana Cass (two), Madi Downs (two goals, assist), Madi Nichols (two assists) and Leah Corson (assist). Tiana Cass (six saves) and Lindsey Morrissette (four saves) split time in net.
Post 21 tryout
Post 21 Legion baseball is having its second tryout for this year’s team Sunday at the Concord Sports Center from 1-3 p.m. Players who attended the first tryout do not have to attend; this tryout is for those who were unable to attend the first. Contact Carl Nolin at email@example.com.
Junior Legion tryouts
Junior Legion tryouts for Contoocook Post 81 will be held Saturday 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.
Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is offering hockey lessons. Classes are Monday evenings from 5:30-6:20 p.m., starting today, 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 Thursday 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 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.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering camps in various sports this summer. Co-ed tennis (grades 4-9) will be held June 23-25, girls’ basketball (grades 4-9) will be held June 23-27, boys’ basketball will be held July 7-9 (grades 6-10) and July 10-12 (grades 1-5), co-ed lacrosse (grades 4-12) will be held July 14-18, co-ed cross country (grades 9-12) will be held July 20-25, girls’ volleyball (grades 4-9) will be held July 21-25 and co-ed soccer (grades 4-12) will be Aug. 4-8. Enrollment is limited, and campers are encouraged to register by June 13. If registering after June 13, contact Coe-Brown at 942-5531 to check camp availability. Registration forms can obtained atcoebrown.org. Contact Athletic Director Matthew Skidds at email@example.com.
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.
Operation Hat Trick will be held this week. 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 Wednesday and softball game Friday at 4 p.m. Merrimack Valley High School will have veteran and former baseball coach David Anderson and veteran Chuck Houston will throw out the first pitches at the day’s baseball and softball games today. All veterans are encouraged to attend these games to be honored.
Concord High boys’ basketball program will host a parents vs. players pot luck get-together Sunday 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.
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.
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.
Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton High 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.
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.
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 Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at Pembroke Town Library. Contact Melissa Wallace, President, Pembroke Friends of Football at 568-0493.
Seacoast United will hold tryouts for 2014-15 teams. The U8-U18 boys’ and girls’ teams will try out June 17-20 at NHTI in Concord. For more info and to register for tryouts, visit seacoastunitedexpress.org.
NH High School Officials Volleyball Association is seeking qualified applicants for the 2014 season. Classes will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester June 29, July 13, July 20 and Aug. 3. Attendance is required at all sessions. Contact Terry Dostie at email@example.com.