A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Capital Area Babe Ruth U12 All-Star team, consisting of players from Concord, Merrimack Valley and Hopkinton, won the District 2 U12 championship by defeating the Central NH All-Stars 2-1 in a best-of-three format. Capital Area won the first game, 2-0, behind the outstanding pitching of Alani Ramas, but lost the second game, 7-4. Capital Area trailed the deciding game, 2-0, early before strong hitting led the team to a 7-3 come-from-behind win. Hope Talwani made several beautiful defensive plays, while Ananya Nadeau threw out three runners attempting to steal. Haleigh Boutwell, Ashley Plante and Autumn Nudd were named MVPs of the individual games. With the win, the team moves on to the state tournament next weekend in Meredith.
The Concord Babe Ruth All-Stars U15 team defeated Nashua, 4-1, behind great pitching from Jared Grondin and Noah Wachter. Leading Concord’s offense was Chris Ciolfi, Matt Norris and Connor Daniels. Spenser Ferguson made great plays at second base.
Concord Post 21 Legion baseball (6-6) defeated Milford, 5-0, on Friday. John Lewis threw a complete-game shutout, striking out 10. Gracion Smith and Seimou Smith each had three hits. Smith added a run, and Jake Landry had a hit and an RBI and scored twice.
Concord City A tennis tourney
Third-seeded Andy Day defeated Teddy Pince (6-2, 6-4), and Greg Cistulli defeated Kevin Phelps (7-5, 6-3) to advance to the singles final. Day and Cistulli square off today at 9 a.m. In the doubles semifinals, top-seeded Mark Blaisdell and Roly Lamy defeated third-seeded Ron Lafond and George Lagos (6-2, 6-2). Second-seeded Larry Barnes and Day advanced by default over Cistulli and Peter Rouvalis due to scheduling conflicts. The doubles final will be played today at noon.
Under Armour lacrosse
Concord’s Madison Crutchfield, who’ll be playing lacrosse for Duke University next year, scored two goals, had a team-leading three groundballs and caused one turnover to help the North All-America Girls beat the South All-America Girls, 18-11, last night in the Under Armour All-America Girls’ Lacrosse Classic in Towson, Md.
Nick Fairneney, Diana Spring, Ellen Musinsky and Karen Cullens won the Duston Country Club’s Las Vegas Scramble tournament, shooting a 1-under par for the win. Jim Schoch, Kathi Schoch, Rick Zinno and Diane Donovan took second with an even par, and LeAnna Bruzga, Fred Fairneney, Jeanne Devine and Jimma Schoch shot 1 over for third.
The Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic will be held Aug. 21 at Den Brae Golf Course in Sanbornton. Registration at 8 a.m., popgun start at 9. Fee of $90 includes 18 holes of golf, cart, hole-in-one prize of $10,000, continental breakfast, chicken barbecue and raffle prizes. Registration and sponsorship forms are available at townofboscawen.org or by contacting Lyman Cousens at 796-6446.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at gsrtnh.com.
Northern Xpress AAU basketball will hold a clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m., 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 email@example.com.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering camps in various sports this summer. co-ed lacrosse (grades 4-12) will be held tomorrow-Friday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.H. Bobcats travel baseball program is offering camps at Sanel Park in Concord for players ranging from T-ball through age 13. The first session is tomorrow-Friday from 4-7 p.m. The second session is July 28-31 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $125 per player. Instructors include former major leaguer Greg LaRocca and others from the Bobcats organization. Registration begins one hour before camp. Contact Kevin Gray at 716-4433.
Play On! Soccer camp will be held at NHTI tomorrow-Friday 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 tomorrow-Friday in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Forms are printable from hogancamps.com along with other information.
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), 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 baseball (tomorrow-Friday) 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 tomorrow-Thursday, 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 tomorrow-Thursday 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: swim lessons start July 21, registration deadline is Wednesday; 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 5-8, tomorrow-Friday 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, tomorrow-Friday and July 21-25, 8:30 a.m.-noon; mini soccer camp for ages 4-6, tomorrow-Friday 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.
Field hockey camp for grades 3-5 will be held at Bow High School Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-10:30 am. Cost is $60 for Bow residents, $65 for non-Bow residents. Registration is required through Bow Parks & Rec at 228-2222. This fun three-day camp will provide instruction for either a beginner or experienced player.
First Tee of NH Golf Clinic for ages 10-17 will be held at Pembroke Pines CC Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. $35 registration is required through Bow Parks & Recreation at 228-2222. Clinic will focus on putting, chipping, pitching, set-up, full swing and bunker shots.
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.
UNH field hockey will hold the “Inside the 25” Camp July 26-27. Register online at unhwildcats.com/camps. Contact Kate McAfee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-0173 with questions.
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.
Girls’ basketball open gym for ages 4 and older will be held Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Abbott-Downing School in Concord. The focus will be on learning and developing the fundamentals of all aspects of basketball and scrimmages. No cost. Contact Glenn Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 731-8565.
Frank Monahan Foundation’s Golf Classic will take place tomorrow 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 Saturday-July 20. Play will be three divisions: “Open” Above 8.0 combined, “A” 8.0-and-under combined, and “B” 7.0-and-under combined. Entry fee is $60, with an entry deadline of Wednesday at 5 p.m. Call 964-6060 or email email@example.com.
Crimson Tide Golf Tournament to benefit Concord High School Baseball will take place Friday at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Cost is $100 per player, $400 for foursome, BBQ included. Prizes and a hole-in-one vehicle giveaway. Contact Shannon McGonigle at 568-8680 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.
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.
GSBL Grand Slam Scramble golf tournament will be held Oct. 4 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Contact Troy Barber at email@example.com or 919-795-7639. Contact Rob Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-0438 with questions.
Salisbury soccer signups must be completed by Aug. 1. Contact Chris Irving at 648-2131 with any questions.
N.H. Grizzlies baseball team will be holding tryouts Aug. 16-17 at Campbell High at the following times: 11-12-year-olds from 9-11 a.m., 13-14-year-olds from noon-2 p.m. and 15-16-year-olds from 3-5 p.m. Registration is 30 minutes before tryouts and the cost is $35. The NH Grizzlies is New Hampshire’s oldest premier, year-round baseball program. Four alumni have been drafted by MLB and more than 75 have played college ball, 96 percent with athletic scholarships. Contact email@example.com or call 577-1772 for information.
Concord Cannons travel baseball teams will hold tryouts for the 2015 season Aug. 23 at Concord Sports Center, 2 Whitney Road, in Concord. Cost per player is $30. The 10U, 11U and 12U tryouts will be held from 9-11:30 a.m., while the 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U-18U prospect teams try out from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 224-1655 or visit concordsportscenter.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 field hockey, varsity boys’ volleyball and girls’ JV lacrosse. 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.
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.
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.
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 Friday-July 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.
Concord Senior Baseball is looking for players ages 16-18 to play summer baseball. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
N.H. Bobcats travel baseball program has roster openings for fall play beginning Sept. 6-7. Games are played at fields in the Concord area. Roster spots are available for the 12-U (ages 10-12), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) divisions. The cost is $300. Contact Kevin Gray at 716-4433.
Concord Cannons Fall Baseball League will begin its ninth season in September. There will be three different leagues: 12U, middle school and high school. All teams are guaranteed 14 games and a weekly team practice at Concord Sports Center. Players will receive one game shirt and game hat, one batting cage punch card, good for 10 30-minute sessions at CSC ($150 value) and discounted private instruction lessons. Cost is $275 per player and $225 per player for Cannons travel players. To reserve your place on a team, call 224-1655 or visit concordsportscenter.com.