A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
In U10 baseball action, Henniker (pictured) completed an undefeated season by beating Hillsboro. Pitchers Ben McKean, Chad Martin, Levi Jones and Connor Landry combined to complete a no-hitter.
∎ In Cal Ripken minors, Merrimack Valley Elektrisola defeated the Franklin Wolverines, 12-5. Gavin Wheeler pitched four strong innings to pick up the win and Isaac Michael (double, triple) led the Elektrisola offense. Cam Armstrong, Caleb Guay and Gavin Blake added two hits apiece.
∎ In Cal Ripken minors, the Bow Constantly Pizza Giants defeated the Bow Taylor Rental Rockies, 11-1. For the Giants, Logan Gordon (double, home run) pitched two scoreless innings, while Mike and Joe Dennehey contributed both offensively and defensively. For the Rockies, Austin Brumette pitched two solid innings and Calen Smith doubled. Defensively, the Rockies were anchored by Braden LeClair and Colby Smith.
∎ In Concord Little League Hilliker Cup action, the Eagles defeated Swenson’s Granite Works, 7-4. For the Eagles, Zack Gamble (4-for-4) pitched a solid 5.1 innings and Charlie Levine threw well in relief. Offensively, Shane Riley, Makeva Larocheh and Brian Spooner had key hits. For Swenson’s, Adam Cyr pitched well and Austin Didsbury led the offense.
∎ In Concord Northeast AAA, the Hopkinton Metzger-McGuire Sharks defeated the Allied Insurance Rangers of Bow. Sharks pitchers Brendan Elrick, Josh Duval and Jack Morrall combined to pitch a one-hit shutout, allowing only three baserunners. Morrall also added a two-run homer to lead the offense. For the Rangers, Luke Wilke played well in the field and Nick Steigmeyer pitched a good game. Kyle Martin led the offense.
In Capital Area Major Babe Ruth softball, Concord Northeast’s OutFITters Boutique defeated Concord Police. For OutFITters, Torey Hart went the distance in the circle, while Emma Dusavitch, Mary Moran and Ashley Plante each had two hits. Courtney Gage played well defensively. For Concord Police, Sadie Merrow played tough defense behind the plate and Haleigh Boutwell pitched well.
On the second hole of a two-hole playoff, Kevin Hobbs knocked in a 25-foot birdie putt that ultimately was the winner for Hobbs and partner Steve Goldman in this year’s Spring Member-Member Tournament. The Hobbs-Goldman (67-59-126) duo started the day six strokes behind first-round leaders Ron Landry and Mike McLaughlin (61-65-126). McLaughlin, who nailed a 30-footer on the last hole of regulation to force the playoff, had a five-foot putt to keep the playoff going.
∎ Duston Country Club held its spring Member-Member tournament, with Jim Schoch and Scott Dorn (63) placing first in the men’s gross division, followed by John Holbook and Don Phil (68). In the net division, John Starkey and Bill Kerin (53) placed first, followed by Dave Siegler and Mike Ford (54). For the women, Corey Richardson and Kim Miller shot a 67 to take first in the gross division, and Sue Tullis and Kathi Schoch (61) placed first in the net division.
∎ The 2014 Four Ball Championship concluded yesterday at Owl’s Nest Golf Club. In the gross division, 2013 junior champion Tom Hixon and his playing partner Max Linemayr won with a two-day total of 13-under. They finished yesterday with a 9-under 63. The team of Joe Leavitt and Nick Pandelena had the lowest score of the day at 10-under 62 and finished one shot back of Hixon and Linemayr. In the net division, Calvin Murphy and Robert Chagnon won with a two-day net total of 23-under.
Run for Freedom 5k/10k
The Greater Derry Track Club’s 2nd annual Run for Freedom 5k and 10k race will be held July 4. All proceeds will be donated to Liberty House in Manchester, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Manchester VFW, offering transitional housing, medical care and job assistance to homeless veterans. Paper and online registrations are open at gdtc.org/runforfreedom.
Concord summer baseball applications are being accepted for players ages 8-12. This team will play from the end of June to the beginning of August, and host enough players to allow for vacations, camp and the occasional special occasion during the week. Cost is $30/player. Forms can be downloaded from concordamerican.com or by email at email@example.com. Contact Gary Ford at 724-7405.
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.
RAcquet Club in Concord is offering Learn to Play Tennis group lessons for women for four Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. starting tomorrow. Free baby-sitting is available. Cost is $65 per person for all four lessons. Call the club at 224-7787 or the coach at 496-4267. Also, private and semi-private lessons will be available after the group lessons.
Concord Crew Club is offering a learn to row program for middle and high school students (7th-12th grades) June 16-July 10 Mondays-Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m., and July 14-Aug. 7 on the same days at the same time. The veterans’ skill development camp will run just one session, June 16-Aug. 7, Mondays-Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $250 per session. Financial aid is available. Register at concordcrew.org by June 15. Contact Dave Fox at 344-0900 with questions.
Concord rec will hold day and evening swimming lessons starting June 23. Lessons are divided into age-appropriate levels, starting with one-year-olds. Children will learn basic swimming skills and master different strokes depending on the level. Visit concordparksandrec.com for times. The deadline to register is June 18.
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.
Bow Elementary School will host a basketball camp June 23-27 for players grades 1-4. Cost is $50 for Bow residents and $55 for non-Bow residents. Registration is required through Bow Parks & Recreation.
Bow Parks and Rec is offering the following clinics and camps: Girls’ ultimate lacrosse camp for ages 7-15, June 23-26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bow Elementary, cost is $160; Boys’ ultimate lacrosse camp for ages 7-15, June 23-26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bow Memorial, cost is $245. Registration is required for all. Contact 228-2222, or visit bow-nh.com/Pages/BowNH_ParksRec/index.
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; adult evening tennis lessons for all ages; 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.; development basketball camp for grades 6-10, July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to noon; advanced golf camp for ages 12-15, July 22-25 from noon-5 p.m.; first kicks soccer camp for ages 2-3 and parent, July 21-25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; half-day soccer camp for grades 1-6, July 14-18 and July 21-25, 8:30 a.m.-noon; mini soccer camp for ages 4-6, July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.; middle school soccer camp for grades 6-9, July 28-Aug. 1,, 8:30 a.m.-noon; full-day soccer camp for grades 1-6, July 28-Aug. 1,, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; archery camp for ages 10-14, July 21-25, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 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.
Pembroke Recreation tennis lessons at Pembroke Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays June 30 through July 16. Registration forms will be available at the Pembroke Town Hall and should be in by June 25. Lessons for players in grades 3 and under will be 4-4:45 p.m. and lessons for grades 4-8 will be held from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Adult lessons (14 years+) will be 6:15-7:15 p.m. and costs $35 for Pembroke high school students and $40 for adults. Cost is $50 for non-residents. Call 848-9677 for questions.
Barrington Middle School is hosting the following sports camps this summer: girls’ basketball (June 30-July 3) grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m., grades 5-8 from noon-2 p.m.; girls’ volleyball (July 7-10) grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m., grades 5-8 noon-2 p.m.; boys’ basketball (July 28-31) grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m., grades 5-8 from noon-2 p.m.
Fencing classes, held at the Concord Fencing Club, will be offered as a three-week introductory and intermediate lesson for kids ages 7-14. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, intro from 10-11:30 a.m. and intermediate from 1-2:30 p.m. Lessons start July 1. Cost is $160, and two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. For class schedules and costs, visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
UNH field hockey will hold three summer camps in July. Overnight camp #1 is July 6-9; Overnight Camp #2 is July 10-13 and the “Inside the 25” Camp is July 26-27. Register online at unhwildcats.com/camps. Contact Kate McAfee at email@example.com or 862-0173 with questions.
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. 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.
The Racquet Club in Concord is offering special summer rates for tennis and racquetball. The tennis court fees (for which no membership is needed) will be $10 per hour per person, and $15 for an hour and a half. The racquetball rate will be $10 for a session per player. Call Debbie at 224-7787.
Bow High fall sports informational meeting with the coaches for student-athletes will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Bow High for all sports except football. Room assignments will be posted in the lobby. The Dunbarton 8th-grade student-athlete meeting will be held at Mountain View Middle School at the end of the school day, date to be determined. All parents must register their student-athletes on familyid.com. Registration opens for fall sports on July 1.
HDHS ImPACT concussion testing must be on file with the school nurse in order to be able to participate in any fall, winter or spring sport for the 2014-15 season. Hillsboro-Deering High School is offering the testing free of charge today at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Go online at hdsd.org, go to HDHS / Hillcat Athletics, and click on Concussion Forms, print and fill out the questionnaire and authorization forms. All forms need to be turned in to Kim Rooney in the welcome center at HDHS as soon as they’re filled out. The 2:30 session will be filled with the first 50 athletes to turn in their paperwork, and the 3:30 session will be filled with the rest. Any student athlete not participating in the HDHS sessions must provide current ImPACT concussion testing results from their own health care provider.
Bow High spring sports awards will be held Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. for a barbecue for any athlete who played a sport this year. All athletes eat free. Awards begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Breakout rooms for individual sports follow at 8 p.m.
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 Friday. 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.
Pat’s Peak’s Mountain Bike Festival will be held Saturday and June 15. Riders from across New England will participate in 24-Hour, 12-Hour, 6-Hour, X-Country Challenge and Downhill Thrill races. Online registration is available at bikereg.com/21508. Visit patspeak.com/bike.html or call 888-728-7732.
John Stark Spring Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place June 17. The evening will begin in the gym at 6 p.m. where teams will be recognized and sportsmanship/scholar-athlete awards will be presented. The evening will conclude with programs moving into individual classrooms for team-specific recognition and dessert.
Children’s Mental Health Network Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 21 at the Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia. The event begins at noon with registration followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $130 per player and include greens fees with cart, practice range, lunch, a buffet dinner, raffle and various prizes. Call 942-5445 or visit cmhn-nh.com.
Friends of Concord HS Hockey’s 18th annual golf tournament will be held June 27 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. This fundraiser for the CHS boys’ hockey team is open to the public. Registration forms and sponsorship information are available at chshockey.com. Contact Kris Tardiff at email@example.com or 224-7906.
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.
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold final in-person signups June 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, and Saturday and June 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at Dick’s Sporting Goods. There will be a $20 late fee for anyone that registers after July 1. A $50 deposit is all that is required at signups. If you choose to pay the registration fee in full, you may. If you are not able to get to any of the scheduled signups, contact Lisa Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-6188.
Bow High School fall sports informational meetings with coaches for student athletes will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. for all sports except football. Room assignments will be posted in the lobby. The Dunbarton eighth-grade student athlete meeting will be held during Move-Up Day June 16 at BHS. All parents must register their student athlete on familyid.com. Registration opens for fall sports July 1.
Concord Capitols Football & Cheer will hold a registration session for the upcoming fall season Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Martin Field on Iron Works Road. Registration is open for all football and cheer athletes in grades 2-8 in the greater Concord area. Teams are based on grade level and age without weight restrictions. Call Ray Raimo (625-2152) with questions.
Seacoast United will hold tryouts for U8-U18 boys’ and girls’ teams June 17-20 at NHTI in Concord. For more info and to register for tryouts, visit seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Henniker Fall Soccer registration runs through June 30 at hennikerathletics.org. The website also contains information about the youth program.
Quonquer the Quad team fitness challenge will be held at NHTI Oct. 5. The event will include 20 stunts and 4+ miles on campus, designed by alumnus Eric Marsh of FIT to be completed by teams of four members, 12 years or older. Shirts will be provided for the first 12 teams to register. The event will conclude with a kid’s challenge, directed by NHTI cross country Coach Tom Walton. All proceeds will benefit the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund for NHTI students. Registration can be done online at nhti.edu/quonquerthequad.
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: JV girls’ volleyball, JV field hockey, varsity cross country and varsity girls’ basketball. 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/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.
Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a boys’/girls’ cross country coach. Send 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.
Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ cross country coach. Send 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.
Concord Cannons Travel Baseball and Softball program is seeking professional and experienced coaches for the 2014-15 seasons. Candidates should have prior experience with both coaching and participation in the respective sport. Send a cover letter, resume and contact information with three professional references to Concord Sports Center, 2 Whitney Road, Concord, 03301 or to Bryan Caruso at email@example.com.
Concord Capital City Vipers are seeking cheerleading coaches for the upcoming season. Interested individuals should have cheerleading experience and knowledge and/or coaching experience and knowledge. Call 848-7890.
N.E. Ravens AAU baseball organization is looking for players for its 14U and 16U teams. The program, based out of Franklin Pierce University, is under the direction of FPU head baseball Coach Jayson King. Contact Coach Aric LeClair at 852-0104 or program coordinator Jim Coppo at 209-2664.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racquet Club of Concord is seeking lifeguards for its indoor and outdoor pools. Call Deb at 224-7787 for more information.