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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Little League champions

The Concord Orthopaedics majors (17-5) were crowned the champions of the Capital Area Little League Classic by defeating the Davis & Towle Mets, 15-8. Jake Sullivan and Myles Muir pitched well for the winners with Sullivan also hitting a home run and adding two singles. Muir (triple), Adrian Kennedy (5-for-5, double) and Noah Brent (three singles) also hit well. Chase Langevin pitched well for the Mets and hit a double, while Nate Vandersea played a great game at shortstop and hit two doubles and Mike Stoddard had a triple. Members of the champion team (above) are: front row, Brady Pickard, Brent, Nate Smith, Noah Miller, Sullivan, Aidan Miller, Josh Aubertine; back row, Manager Gary Ford, Coach Chris Sullivan, Muir, Owen Carroll, Kennedy, Ian Ewert and Coach Jay Muir.

Youth baseball

The Concord Northeast Cal Ripken U12 Thomson Lawn Care All-Stars won their third straight game, beating Stratham, 7-6, to advance to the U12 Cal Ripken state tournament. Concord found itself down 4-1 but strong pitching by Sam Crawford (seven strikeouts in four innings) helped turn the game around. Will Shoemaker and Crawford hit back-to-back home runs, while Logan Otto and Jamie Huffman drove in key runs. Concord also defeated Roger Allen, 9-5, and Litchfield, 16-1, in earlier games. Concord defeated Roger Allen behind strong games from Huffman (home run), Tom Duhaime (three-run homer) and Mike Baer (two RBI). Against Litchfield, McCusker pitched four strong innings and Huffman played solid defense at second base while Otto, Crawford and McCusker each hit a double and Shoemaker hit a home run.

Granite State baseball result

Hillsboro-Pembroke (1-1) lost to Nashua, 10-1, in Granite State Wood Bat League action. H-P struggled on the mound, giving up 12 walks and six hits in the loss. Sean Morin of Hillsboro (two hits) and Joey Herling (double) and Cody Osborn, both of Pembroke, also had hits. Thomas Ferguson (Hillsboro) struck out two in 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Golf results

Martha Hastings led her team of Rachel Young, Cheryl Murphy and Pat Connor to the winner’s circle in the Best Two of Four tournament at the Concord Country Club. Their total score of 126 was 18-under par, besting the second-place team of Lois Davis, Gretchen Knapton, Mary Ann Cioffi and Pat Connor by one stroke. The teams of Linda Vincent, Lorraine Ryan, Roni Wise and Brenda Thomas and Kathy Barnes, Mary Ruedig, Claire Danenbarger and Mary Jane Bergman made up the third-place teams, which shot 132.

∎ Bob Rex and Paul Lazdowski, both of New London, competed at the Valley Seniors Golf event, with Rex tying for second (80) and Lazdowski finishing eighth (85). Dave Tullis and Barry Caldon, both of Henniker, tied for first in their age division.

Camp/Clinics/Lessons

Archery In Motion will hold its Thursday programs from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord at 10 Garvin Falls Road. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own. Fee is $15 per person. Call Mike or Dan at 219-0294. Lessons with Siobhan, the state’s only female level III instructor, are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Lessons are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced archers. Contact Siobhan@archeryinmotion.com.

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 jmonahan11@comcast.net or at gsrtnh.com.

Pembroke Recreation tennis lessons will be held at Pembroke Academy Mondays and Wednesdays through July 16. Registration forms will be available at the Pembroke Town Hall. 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.

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 July 28-Aug. 1. The elite clinic, for grades 9-12, will be held Saturday-Sunday. Contact SNHU Head Coach Karen Pinkos at k.pinkos@snhu.edu or 645-9662, or visit snhupenmen.com/camps.

Paul Hogan Basketball camps can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp will be held Sunday-Tuesday, Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp will be held Wednesday-July 4 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp will be July 20-24. All events will be at NHTI.

Boys’ and girls’ basketball camp for grades 5-10 will be held at Hopkinton High School Monday-July 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $120. The camp will be run by Hopkinton High School boys’ varsity basketball Coach David Chase and girls’ varsity basketball Coach Pat Roye. The camp is also open to non-Hopkinton residents. Contact Dave Chase at 4chaseteam@comcast.net or 545-2960.

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 Tuesday, 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.

Concord Recreation Program will be holding swim lessons for ages 1 and up, with a Wednesday registration deadline, and an archery camp for ages 10-14. The camp runs July 21-25 from 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Instruction is done by Dana White, Level III Certified Instructor with the National Archery Association and National Field Archery Association. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.

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 kate.mcafee@unh.edu 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.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering camps in various sports this summer. 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 mskidds@coebrown.org.

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 (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.

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.

Concord Recreation is offering the following summer camps: beginners lacrosse for grades 3-8, July 21-25 from 9 a.m.-noon; grand slam tennis for grades 3-6, Aug. 4-8 from 9 a.m.-noon; adult evening tennis lessons for all ages; 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.

DR. MILLER’S SOCCER School for children ages 10-18 will be hosted at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro July 24-27. Limited enrollment. Contact millersoccer@hotmail.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 ryan.herrion@unh.edu.

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 carolynn.kimball@unh.edu or 862-2774 or Stacy Barnett at stacy.barnett@unh.edu or 862-4664.

Field hockey camp will be held at Hopkinton Middle School Aug. 18-22 from 3-6 p.m. Cost is $100. Contact Patty Connolly at pconnolly@hopkintonschools.org.

Equipment needed

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 sprague@concordkids.org.

Events

Friends of CHS Hockey Golf tournament will be held tomorrow 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 ktardiff@comcast.net or 224-7906.

Basketball tournament for high school boys’ teams (Saturday) and girls’ teams (July 12) will be held at NHTI. Boys’ teams should contact Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu and girls’ teams should contact Kevin Gibbs at ksamg@comcast.net.

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 Tuesday. Contact Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, with any questions at 942-5531 or mskidds@coebrown.org.

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 scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

Tryouts/registrations

Concord Capitols Football and Cheer is holding registrations for football and cheer for 2nd-8th-graders today from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be at Martin Field in Concord. Call Ray Raimo at 625-2152.

Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading will hold in-person signups Saturday 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 kennethchart@comcast.net or 608-6188.

Henniker Fall Soccer registration runs through Monday at hennikerathletics.org. The website also contains information about the youth program.

Inside Out Development will hold a summer basketball league at White Park. This 3v3 league is for girls and boys in high school. Players will register as individuals but should note a team name at time of registrations, as teams should be a maximum of five players. Registration includes a T-shirt as well as five weeks of regular games and one week of playoffs. Teams will play a minimum of two games per week. The cost is $80 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Monday.

Concord City ‘A’ men’s tennis tournament will be held at Concord’s Bow Brook Club from July 7-13. Singles and doubles competition is open to any male resident of Concord, as well as surrounding towns. Entries should be called in to George Lagos at 913-4210. Leave a name, cell phone number and e-mail address. Entrants must receive confirmation to be in the tournament. The deadline for registration is July 4 at 6 p.m. Fees are $20 for singles and $30 per team for doubles.

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.

Blue Storm youth football is offering flag football (K-2), tackle football (grades 3-4, 5-6) and cheerleading this summer. Sign up at bluestormsports.com or contact bluestormsports@yahoo.com with any questions.

Seacoast United Express will be having leagues for the following age groups: high school/college girls and boys (15+), co-ed (18+) as well as both men’s and women’s leagues (18+). All info can be found online at seacoastunitedexpress.org.

Coaches needed

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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 fvezina@bishopbrady.edu 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 mark.searles@sau24.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 jwood@hdsd.k12.nh.us.

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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 concordcannons@me.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.

Pittsfield Middle High School has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2014-2015 school year: girls’ middle school soccer, boys’ middle school soccer, boys’ middle school basketball, JV girls’ basketball, and varsity girls’ softball. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. All interested applicants should contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics at jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.org. Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St, Pittsfield, NH 03263.

Players needed

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.

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, sixfredyr@mygsc.com or visit nhcomets.org.

Officials Needed

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 Sunday, July 13, July 20 and Aug. 3. Attendance is required at all sessions. Contact Terry Dostie at tdostie@aol.com.

Lifeguards Needed

Racquet Club of Concord is seeking lifeguards for its indoor and outdoor pools. Call Deb at 224-7787.

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