A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The New Hampshire Comets U10 softball team advanced to the championship for the third straight weekend and defeated the Northeast Hurricanes, 11-3, to win the Rochester Slammers Summer Classic. The Comets opened their weekend with a 7-2 victory over the Slammers. Izzy Nelson (10 strikeouts) went the distance in the circle while Ami Rivera (three hits, double) led the offense. The Comets tied the Litchfield Blast, 5-5. Rivera hit two doubles to lead the offense. The Comets then defeated the Northeast Hurricanes, 6-4, behind Kaitlyn Boelter (two hits) in the circle. Rivera hit a home run. In the semifinal, Boelter pitched a shutout and Lydia Castro and Rivera (three hits, two doubles each) led the offense as the Comets defeated the Blast, 2-0. In the championship game, Nelson recorded nine strikeouts while the Comets generated 14 hits to run-rule the Hurricanes. Members of the championship team include: (bottom row, l-r) Tayler Watterson, Izzy Nelson, Isabella Rivera, Jaelyn Kelleher; (standing, l-r) Kaitlyn Boelter, Lilly Brochu, Jayden Johnson, Lydia Castro, Abby Walsh, Ami Rivera; and (back row) coaches Shannon Boelter, Mark Nelson and Freddy Rivera.
In Concord Northeast majors baseball playoff action, New England Remediation Service (NERS) defeated Rowley Agency, 5-3. Jamie Huffman homered twice, scored three runs and pitched a complete game to keep Rowley in check. Tyler Wright also homered and played flawless first base. Will Shoemaker kept Rowley off the bases, throwing out a runner stealing second and again attempting to steal home. Rowley’s defense was led by Tommy Duhaime, who was strong on the mound, and Logan Otto, who made an incredible fielding play at short. Both teams face each other tonight for the CNE Majors Championship.
∎ Fratello’s edged Flagworks in Concord Northeast baseball. For Flagworks, Ben Masur pitched four strong innings and contributed a base hit. Zach Hooper made two stellar defensive plays at third and Anthony Huang made solid contact at that plate. Fratello’s received strong efforts from Lucas Labraney (five innings pitched), AJ Fennely, who threw two runners out from behind the plate, and Austin Tschudin and Jacob Wright, who both hit well.
∎ In Concord Babe Ruth playoff action, Banks Chevrolet defeated Kiwanis, 10-0, behind the pitching of John Taranovich and Steven Drewes. Taranovich also led Banks with two hits and two RBI, while Kurtis Stadnicki also had two hits and Joe Nyhan had a key RBI. Troy Zanis, Connor Haywood and Zach Miles were outstanding in the field. For Kiwanis, Dylan Burbank and Jacob Nelson had hits and Matt Norris played well defensively.
Sean Lacey, Ryan Sylvester and Scott Underhill all shot 74 to lead at yesterday’s State Amateur Qualifier at Concord Country Club. Seventeen players from the 36-person field advanced to the State Amateur Championship at Stonebridge Country Club in July. Concord Country Club’s Doug Champagne shot a 77 to qualify.
U10 softball players needed
The New Hampshire Comets U10 softball team is looking for a couple of players to participate in the Bow “Turn 2” Invitational softball tournament July 18-20. This is the largest invitational softball tournament in the New England area. Team practices are held twice a week. Games will be played in the Concord area. Contact Freddy Rivera at 848-2738, email@example.com or visit nhcomets.org.
Archery in Motion at the Racquet Club of Concord is offering archery lessons with Siobhan, the state’s only female level III instructor, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Lessons are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced archers. Contact Siobhan@archeryinmotion.com.
Archery In Motion will hold its Thursday programs from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord at 10 Garvin Falls Rd. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own. Fee is $15 per person. Call Mike or Dan at 219-0294.
Adult tennis lessons (group lessons) are offered by the Concord Racquet Club. Sessions will be an hour long and a maximum of eight adults can sign up. Cost is $10 per person. Also summer adult and kids lessons are available. Call the coach directly at 496-4267, or call the Racquet Club at 224-7787.
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.
Swimming lessons, both day and evening, are being offered by Concord Rec starting June 23. Lessons are divided into age-appropriate levels, starting with 1-year-olds. Visit concordparksandrec.com for times. The deadline to register is tomorrow.
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.
Basketball camp will be held at Bow Elementary School June 23-27 for players in grades 1-4. Cost is $50 for Bow residents and $55 for non-Bow residents. Registration is required through Bow Parks & Recreation. Contact 228-2222, or visit bow-nh.com/Pages/BowNH_ParksRec/index.
Lacrosse camps are offered through Bow Parks and Rec June 23-26 for children ages 7-15. Girls’ camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bow Elementary, cost is $160. Boys’ camp runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bow Memorial, cost is $245. Registration is required. 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. Contact Coe-Brown at 942-5531 to check camp availability. Registration forms can obtained at coebrown.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 for kids who have completed grades 3-8. Camps will be at the Abbot-Downing School fields from 9 a.m.-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 is $150. 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 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. 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.
Girls’ Ice Hockey summer skills clinics for high/prep school athletes will be held at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett Tuesday nights starting June 24 under the direction of former pro player Justin Soryal. Check newhampshirejrmonarchs.com or contact Jeremy at 270.1024 or email@example.com.
Women’s Tennis clinics and matches will be held Tuesdays at the Bow High courts June 24-July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register through Bow Parks & Recreation. Call 228-2222 with questions.
Pembroke Recreation tennis lessons will be held at Pembroke Academy Mondays and Wednesdays June 30-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 younger will be 4-4:45 p.m. and lessons for grades 4-8 will be held 5-6 p.m. Cost is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Adult lessons (14 years+) will be 6:15-7:15 p.m. and cost $35 for Pembroke high school students and $40 for adults. Cost is $50 for non-residents. Call 848-9677.
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, beginning July 1, intro from 10-11:30 a.m. and intermediate from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost is $160, and two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Children’s yoga classes will be offered by Bow Parks & Recreation July 7-11 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 4-10. Mats are provided or children can bring their own. Call 228-2222.
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.
UNH men’s soccer Camps will be held in July. Advanced Day Camp runs July 14-17, while Residential Camp is July 27-31. Advanced Day Camp is for ages 8-12 and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tibbetts Field in Durham. Residential Overnight Camp is a four-day camp for boys ages 9-18. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Visit soccerdimensionsnh.com.
IHB BASEBALL camp will be held July 14-17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pembroke Academy and is open to 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. Visit facebook.com/RavenStrongCamp to register, or email Track@FranklinPierce.edu for more info.
UNH men’s basketball team will host Wildcat Day Camp July 28-31. The camp is open to boys and girls from grades 2-9. Campers from grades 2-5 will attend from 9 a.m.-noon, while grades 6-9 will go from 9 a.m.-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 will host an overnight camp Aug. 1-3. Cost 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.
Concord Boys and Girls Club is looking for donations of new or lightly used sporting equipment for its summer camp programs, including, but not limited to, baseball, football, soccer, hockey (pads and goalie pads needed), volleyball, basketball, golf and any Alpine skis or snowboards that will be needed for the upcoming winter ski program. Donations can be dropped off at the 55 Bradley St. location. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at email@example.com.
John Stark Spring Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place today. 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.
Softball Granite State Games will be held tomorrow at Padden Field in Manchester for the top senior high school players in the state. The games will feature all four NHIAA divisions in a round robin-style format. The first games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and the second set around 7:15 p.m. Between the games, All-State players, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year and Pitchers of the Year will be recognized.
Golf tournament to benefit the Children’s Mental Health Network will be held Saturday at Candia Woods Golf Links. The event begins at noon with registration followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $130 per player. Call 942-5445 or visit cmhn-nh.com.
Friends of CHS Hockey 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-7906.
Basketball tournament for high school 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.
Frank Monahan Foundation’s Golf Classic will take place July 14 at Concord Country Club. Guest speaker is Travis Roy of the Travis Roy Foundation. Shotgun start at 9 a.m., with the luncheon at 2 p.m. Cost is $125 per player or $500 per foursome, a price that includes golf, breakfast, lunch, silent auction and raffles. Visit frankmonahanfoundation.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
U14 Loudon Freedom soccer team will hold fall tryouts tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. at the fields behind Loudon Elementary School. The team will play in the NH Soccer League, Division 1, along with a minimum of two fall tournaments. Contact Ron Davis at 731-4426 or email@example.com.
Penacook Youth Soccer Program will have signups for the fall season Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m at Penacook Elementary School for kindergarten through 12th-grade players. Contact Tami Porter at 724-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold final in-person signups Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, and June 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at Dick’s Sporting Goods. There will be a $20 late fee for anyone who registers after July 1. A $50 deposit 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 email@example.com or 608-6188.
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 Oct. 5 at NHTI. 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. 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 openings for a boys’ JV soccer coach and a girls’ cross country 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. 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 School 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 résumé, letter of interest and three 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/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 references to: Jay Wood, athletic director, HDHS, 12 Hillcat Dr., Hillsboro, NH 03244, or email to email@example.com.
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: 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, résumé 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. 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 Volleyball Officials Association is seeking qualified applicants for the 2014 high school 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.