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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Baseball champions

The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth All-Star team (pictured) won the Pool A tournament by going undefeated in pool play. The team is advancing to the State Babe Ruth Tournament in Salem next week. Pictured: back row (l-r), Coach Steve Ostrowski, Alex Thornton, Connor Hayes, Brandon Sasserson, Manager Sean Hayes, Braedon Lacroix, Branden Lemay, Josh LeClaire, Coach Corey Bickford; front row (l-r), Ryan McCrea, Jacob Nelson, Dom Troiano, Brett Lima, Joe Ostrowski, Mark Young. Missing: Cole Winkelmann.

Youth baseball

Sanel Auto Parts plated six runs in the first two innings, then held off a late game rally by Manchester to win 6-4, advancing to the state tournament. Caleb Olson led off the game with a single, stole second and scored on Ben Kimball’s 310-foot double to left. Ryan Burns drove in Kimball, who later scored on a single by Colby Gordon. In the second, Nate Demers walked, moved to second on a single by Olson and scored on another 300-foot double by Kimball. Burns then drove in Kimball with a single. Kimball gave up one hit in three innings for Bow. Olson pitched four innings of strong relief.

Men’s softball

Team Delta Dental/Craigue and Sons improved to 6-2 in league play with a 12-8 victory over Merchants. Reggie Corbet was the winning pitcher. Nate Craigue homered twice and Kenny Bliss also homered. In the second game of a doubleheader, the team beat Malco, 18-2, with Steve Rook picking up the win and Nick Poulin and Matt Vassilion each hitting home runs. Over the weekend, the team also won the annual B-Fit Invitational softball tournament, beating J.A. Jubb in the championship game, 6-4. Steve Rook was the winning pitcher and Poulin and Craigue each had home runs in the final.

Bow golf tournament

The Bow High School Falcon Booster Club will hold its 18th annual golf tournament Aug. 1 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. The tourney is a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m., with a scramble format. Prizes and barbecue lunch follow the tournament. Cost is $110 per golfer. E-mail Tammy Murray at tmurray@naminh.org or call 724-5977 for info and registration.

NH Comets softball tryouts

The New Hampshire Comets softball organization will be holding tryouts for the 2014-15 season at Hanson Park, 55 Albin Road in Bow. For 10U, 12U, and 14U players, tryouts will be July 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. For 16U and 18U players, tryouts will be Aug. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. Each July the Comets host the largest invitational softball tournament in New England. For information, visit nhcomets.org.

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.

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 jmonahan11@comcast.net 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 northernxpress@yahoo.com.

First Tee of NH Golf Clinic for ages 10-17 will be held at Pembroke Pines CC today 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.

Concord Recreation is offering the following summer camps: beginners lacrosse for grades 3-8, Monday-July 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.; advanced golf camp for ages 12-15, Tuesday-July 25 from noon-5 p.m.; first kicks soccer camp for ages 2-3 and parent, Monday-July 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; half-day soccer camp for grades 1-6, Monday-July 25, 8:30 a.m.-noon; mini soccer camp for ages 4-6, 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, Monday-July 25, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering camps in various sports this summer. Co-ed cross country (grades 9-12) will be held Sunday-July 25, girls’ volleyball (grades 4-9) will be held Monday-July 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), flag football (July 28-Aug. 1) and Sport a Day (Aug. 11-15) and cost $65. Registration is the day camp starts. Seacoast field hockey camp (Monday-July 25) costs $95. For Seacoast camps, register in advance at seacoastunitedexpress.org/Camps.

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.

UNH field hockey will hold the “Inside the 25” Camp July 26-27. Register online at unhwildcats.com/camps. Contact Kate McAfee at kate.mcafee@unh.edu or 862-0173 with questions.

UNH men’s soccer Camps will be held in July. Residential Camp is July 27-31 for boys ages 9-18. Players will be grouped by age and ability. Visit soccerdimensionsnh.com.

N.H. Bobcats travel baseball program is offering camps at Sanel Park in Concord for players ranging from T-ball through age 13. The session runs 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.

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 k.pinkos@snhu.edu 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 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.

Events

Girls’ basketball open gym for grades 4 and up 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 stick7847@yahoo.com or call 731-8565.

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 shannon.c.mcgonigle@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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 mfoynes@friendsprogram.org. Players can also register online at friendsprogram.org/events.

Hope Classic Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Concord. It’s $500 per foursome. Registration forms available at MakingStridesWalk.org/concordnh and beavermeadowgolfcourse.com. For sponsor information or to dedicate a pink hole flag to someone special, contact Rod Forey, Tournament Director, at rforey@comcast.net or 344-2221.

GSBL Grand Slam Scramble golf tournament will be held Oct. 4 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Contact Troy Barber at mothman@fritter.com or 919-795-7639. Contact Rob Porter at porternh@comcast.net or 770-0438 with questions.

Tryouts/registrations

Salisbury soccer signups must be completed by Aug. 1. Contact Chris Irving at 648-2131 with any questions.

NE Diamond Gems softball tryouts begin Aug. 4 for the 2014-15 season. All potential players will need to attend only one tryout. If a player cannot attend the designated time, date and location for a tryout, contact Coach Rines at diamondgemsfastpitch@juno.com or call at 244-6012. All inquiries are kept in strict confidence. For a full tryout schedule, go to nediamondgems.com.

NH Lady Cannons softball teams will hold their first round of tryouts Aug. 5 for 10U, 12U and 14U from 6-8 p.m. and Aug. 6 for 16U and 18U from 6-8 p.m., both at the Concord Sport Center. Tryout fee is $30 per player. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@me.com or 944-6445.

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 teamnhbaseball@comcast.net 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 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 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: 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 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 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.

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.

Rundlett Middle School has openings for a field hockey coach and 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.

Players needed

New Hampshire Comets U10 softball team is looking for a couple of players to participate in the Bow “Turn 2” Invitational softball tournament Friday-Sunday. 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.

Concord Senior Baseball is looking for players ages 16-18 to play summer baseball. Email skip@skipfoyinsurance.com or aableservice@comcast.net 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.

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