A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Softball 12U state champs
The NH Lightning softball team won the NH ASA State 12U Class A Tournament over the weekend in Keene. The Lightning went undefeated (5-0), beating NE Hurricanes Blue on Friday, Black Widows and Northeast Hurricanes Seacoast White on Saturday and Litchfield Blast Sunday morning. The Lightning faced Litchfield Blast again in the championship, winning 10-2. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Allison Taylor, Kali Kolehmainen, Alyssa Soucy, Emily Founier, Hannah French, Abbey Durell; (back row, l-r) Jason Fornwalt, Brett Corbett, Ashlee Dukette, Madison Fornwalt, Sarah Ferguson, Jessica Beeso, Zoe Durell, Abigail Corbett, Chris Beeso and George French.
Softball 10U state champs
The New Hampshire Comets captured the NH ASA 10U State Championship over the weekend. The Comets beat Hudson Heat, 15-3. Jayden Johnson (homer), Ami Rivera (triple) and Lydia Castro (double) combined for six hits and seven RBI, and Kaitlyn Boelter got the win with five strikeouts. The Comets defeated the Northeast Hurricanes, 4-2, powered by Rivera’s three-run homer. Johnson (double) and Boelter added two hits each, while Izzy Nelson went the distance for the win, collecting 10 strikeouts. The Comets beat NH Lighting, 10-2. Castro (three hits, double, triple) and Rivera (three hits, double, four RBI) led the offense, with Boelter (three strikeouts) earning the win with relief from Nelson (seven strikeouts). In the championship, the Comets beat the Lightning, 12-1. Nelson (three hits, double, two RBI), Rivera (two hits, triple, two RBI), Castro (two hits, two RBI), Abby Walsh (two hits, two RBI) and Jaelyn Kelleher (hit) all contributed to the win. Brochu pitched a complete game with three strikeouts. Tayler Watterson did a great job base running, stealing a few bases. Castro threw out half the runners from behind the plate, and Isabella Rivera played an outstanding second base, leading the team with eight assists. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Jaelyn Kelleher, Izzy Nelson, Isabella Rivera, Tayler Watterson, Ami Rivera, Head Coach Freddy Rivera; (back row, l-r) Assistant Coach Mark Nelson, Abby Walsh, Lydia Castro, Jayden Johnson, Lilly Brochu, Kaitlyn Boelter, Assistant Coach Shannon Boelter.
The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team was the NH ASA state runner-up this weekend in Manchester. The Comets defeated the New Hampshire Lightning Black (6-2), Diamond Gems Orange (6-3) and the Hudson Heat Gold (5-2), before falling to the New England Hurricanes Elite (6-5). The Comets defeated the Heat (6-2) in the losers’ bracket to advance the championship game, where the Comets fell a second time to the Hurricanes, 5-1. Rebecca Shatney (two wins), Jessica Santis and Kaitlynn Woodward were the winning pitchers, while Shatney also registered a save and earned the win in the circle in the Comets’ second victory over the Heat. Emma Carroll played well in all six games at catcher.
∎ The Newick’s 14U All-Stars from the Capital Area Babe Ruth League tied a game and dropped a second game, 7-6, to the Lakes Region 16U team. Emily Otto went 3-for-6 with two RBI and Chantal Mainville had two hits and two RBI.
Henniker defeated Bow Sanel Auto Parts, 16-13 in the Kearsarge Mountain League Babe Ruth championship game. Bow took an early lead before trailing 8-7 and Henniker piled on runs in the fifth and sixth innings and held off a Bow comeback. Bow’s offense was led by Jonah Bult (four hits, four runs), Caleb Olson (three runs, three hits), Ryan Burns (three RBI, two hits) and Thomas MacEachron (three hits, two RBI). Bow defeated Kearsarge 1 in the semifinal, 17-7. Bult pitched three strong innings to start the game and scored four runs and had three hits. Burns had three RBI and Jason Howe scored three runs and played well behind the plate.
Derrick Sylvester of Franklin, a recent graduate of the Southern New Hampshire University, earned baseball’s Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence award, while Lindsay Bucknam (rising senior) of Bow and Phoebe Clark of Concord (recent graduate) were named to the women’s lacrosse Northeast-10 All-Academic Team. Sylvester is also a two-time All-Academic Conference Team selection and two-time Capital One Academic All-American selection.
Basketball coach needed
Hillsboro-Deering High School has a girls’ varsity basketball head coaching position open for the 2014-15 season. HDHS is looking for applicants with prior playing experience at the HS/college level and varsity head coaching experience. All qualified applicants should apply online at hdsd.org and include a letter of interest, résumé and three current references.
Northern Xpress AAU basketball will hold a clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m., starting July 8 and running through Aug. 22 at the Armand Dupont Middle School in Allenstown. Clinic is open to boys and girls grades 4-12. Cost is $25. Call Bill at 490-9980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nhcomets.org.
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.
AquaZumba Jessica is back at the Racquet Club of Concord. Outdoor and indoor pools are open. 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 email@example.com or at gsrtnh.com.
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 today, 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.
Paul Hogan Basketball camps can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Boys’ Point Guard/Post Player Camp will be held tomorrow-Friday and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp will be July 20-24. All events will be at NHTI.
Concord Recreation Program will be holding swim lessons for ages 1 and up, with a tomorrow 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 Sunday-July 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.
Concord Crew is still accepting registrations for its second session of its Learn to Row program for grades 8-12. No experience is required. The session runs July 14-Aug. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. Costs is $250. Financial aid is available. Register online at concordcrew.org. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
Play On! Soccer camp will be held at NHTI Monday-July 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 Monday-July 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 Monday-July 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 Monday-July 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.
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.
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 (through Thursday), 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 (Monday-July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-5866 for a brochure.
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. Contact SNHU Head Coach Karen Pinkos at email@example.com or 645-9662, or visit snhupenmen.com/camps.
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.
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 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 today. Contact Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, with any questions at 942-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball tournament for high school girls’ teams will be held at NHTI July 12. Contact Kevin Gibbs at 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.
Abenaqui Country Club is holding its annual EH Armstrong Memorial Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament at Rye Beach on July 19 and 20. Play will be three divisions: “Open” Above 8.0 combined, “A” 8.0-and-under combined, and “B” 7.0-and-under combined. Trophies will be awarded to champions and finalists in all divisions. The entry fee is $60. The entry deadline is July 16 at 5 p.m. Call 964-6060 or email 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.
Friends Program golf tournament to support its Youth Mentoring Program on Sept. 8 at the Concord Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Player fees are $115 per person or $460 per foursome. To register to play or become a sponsor contact Friends Development Director Mark Foynes at 228-7604 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Players can also register online at friendsprogram.org/events.
Concord City ‘A’ men’s tennis tournament will be held at Concord’s Bow Brook Club from Monday-July 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 Friday 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 email@example.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.