A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
AAU basketball champions
The Granite State Raiders seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won the Liberty Games championship in Schenectady, N.Y., last weekend, completing a 4-0 tournament sweep with a 37-28 victory over Albany Community Charter School. Pictured are: (front row, from left), Shea Shattuck, Noah Cummings, Sawyer Laflamme and Cam Woodman; (back row from left), Coach Frank Alosa, Pat Carr, Jack Lehoullier, Ryan Johnson, Bailey Gabour, Sean Menard and assistant coach Paul Nitso.
Concord Post 21 won two of three games this past weekend to qualify for the American Legion state tournament. Post 21 finished third in its district and will play Dover at 4 p.m. Thursday. Concord defeated Keene, 5-0, and Lebanon, 18-11, in 15 innings to qualify. Jon Lewis and Seimou Smith were key on the mound for Concord in the two games.
The New Hampshire Comets 10U team completed their season by reaching the finals in every tournament they entered, including finishing second at the Turn 2 Invitational. The Comets were led by the solid play of Lydia Castro, who was named MVP, while Izzy Nelson was named the Jim Starr Award Winner for sportsmanship, dedication and commitment to the Comets organization. Lily Brochu (two wins) and Kaitlyn Boelter had great pitching performances to get the Comets to the championship game. Defensively, Isabella Rivera was stellar at second base and Abby Walsh was solid behind the plate.
Loudon Country Club held its annual Crystal Cup for women and Loudon Cup for men. In the Crystal Cup, Mary Straight and Judy Gilmore (141) placed first, while Cindy Brown and Noreen Ives (144) placed second. In the Loudon Cup, Chris Rallis and Roger Gayer (128) won in a playoff over Art Martin and Wayne Plourde (128).
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: 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 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, spirit 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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
Dr. Miller’s Soccer School for children ages 10-18 will be hosted at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro Thursday-Sunday. Limited enrollment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-5866 for a brochure.
Self-Defense training classes are being led by certified personal trainer and former police officer Jake St. Pierre. Concepts including grabs, chokes, takedowns, weapon defense and ground fighting will be covered on Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 141 Old Turnkpike Road in Concord inside the No Monkey Business Dog Training facility. No experience is necessary, and training is open to all ages. Cost is $20 per person or $15 if you bring a friend. Space is limited. For information or to register, contact St. Pierre at 686-2603 or email@example.com.
UNH field hockey will hold the “Inside the 25” Camp Saturday and Sunday. Register online at unhwildcats.com/camps. Contact Kate McAfee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-0173 with questions.
UNH men’s soccer Camps will be held in July. Residential Camp is Sunday-July 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 Monday-July 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 Monday-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 Monday-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 Monday-July 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.
Concord Recreation is offering the following summer camps: 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.; mini soccer camp for ages 4-6, Monday-Aug. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.; middle school soccer camp for grades 6-9, Monday-Aug. 1,, 8:30 a.m.-noon; full-day soccer camp for grades 1-6, Monday-Aug. 1,, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 4 of swim lessons start Aug. 4, day and evening lessons are offered. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
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 (Monday-Aug. 1) and Sport a Day (Aug. 11-15) and cost $65. Registration is the day camp starts. For Seacoast camps, register in advance at seacoastunitedexpress.org/Camps.
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.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering co-ed soccer camps (grades 4-12) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 731-8565.
Golf tournament, put on by the Bow High School Falcon Booster Club, will be held Aug. 1 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. The 18th annual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-5977 for info and registration.
ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament is seeking players, sponsors and raffle prizes for a charity golf tournament in memory of 2004 Concord High School graduate Matthew Choiniere. The tournament will be held Aug. 15 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester. Shotgun start is 8 a.m. using scramble format. Registration is $100 per player before Aug. 1 and $125 after Aug. 1, which includes green fee, cart and lunch. Hole sponsorship fee is $100 per hole. For information, contact Vint Choiniere at 707-4736 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 344-2221.
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.
N.H. 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 Monday from 5:30-8 p.m. For 16U and 18U players, tryouts will be Aug. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit nhcomets.org.
Youngsville Granite Heat baseball team is looking for players to try out for the U13 and U14 AAU teams. Tryouts will be Monday-July 29 from 5:30-7:15 p.m. and Aug. 11-12 at the Youngsville Baseball complex. The program will include winter workouts and the 2015 season. Those interested are welcome to play fall baseball for an additional fee. Call or email Coach Spencer at 674-3203 or email@example.com, or visit youngsvilleaau.org.
Youngsville flag football will be holding signups for the upcoming season at the Youngsville baseball and flag football park, 1 Londonderry Turnpike in Manchester, July 29 and July 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. There are four divisions: boys and girls ages 7-8, boys and girls 9-10, boys 11-12 and girls 11-12 (age as of May 1, 2014). Season starts Aug. 25. Cost is $65. Children from the following towns are eligible to play at Youngsville: Manchester, Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Chester, Derry, Deerfield, Raymond, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett, Pembroke, Londonderry and Bow. For more information, call 627-4820, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit youngsvilleffl.org.
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 email@example.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.firstname.lastname@example.org or 944-6445.
Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 for the following teams at the following times: 16U, 9-11 a.m.; 14U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U, 1-3 p.m.; and 10U, 3-5 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Barnstead Elementary School, 91 Maple St., Center Barnstead. Email email@example.com with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.