A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
NEIBL Eastern Conference finals
Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th and advanced on a steal and sacrifice bunt by Wesley Lamphere. Kevin Smith (3-for-5, three RBI, run, steal) also contributed to an offense that scored six runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead before Londonderry responded to send the game into extra innings. Lamphere earned the win on the mound, pitching four scoreless innings while scattering four hits and allowing no walks. Thompson had a great game at catcher, throwing out three Red Wings trying to steal. With the win, Weare advances to the NEIBL championship series (best of three) vs. Hollis-Brookline.
Cynthia Ross and Gretchen Knapton were the winners in the Odd/Even Tournament at the Concord Country Club. Ross won the odd holes with a round of 33 and Knapton won the even holes with a round of 31. Brenda Thomas and Linda Vincent finished tied for second place on the odd holes, with rounds of 34. Patti Nixon took second place in the evens competition with a round of 33, while Helen Steenbeke and Kathy Barnes finished in third place with 34.
∎ Al Robertson and Jeff Downes placed first in the Mojalaki Men’s Fun League. George Ewing and Mike Mahurin came in second, with Will Roberge and Wayne Andrews placing third. The Men’s Fun League plays every Tuesday between 2-5:30 p.m.
Concord Rec field hockey
Concord Parks & Recreation is offering beginner/intermediate field hockey camp for girls grades 3-9 from 5-8 p.m. at Keach Park. Camp runs Monday-Aug. 8. A fall field hockey league is also open to children entering grades 2-5. The league runs on Sundays from 3-4:30 p.m. at Rollins Park starting Sept. 7 and ending Oct. 19.
Youngsville baseball registration
Youngsville Athletic Association is looking for youth (ages 9-12), middle school and high school baseball players for its fall ball season. Season consists of doubleheaders on Saturdays or Sundays starting Sept. 6 and running through Oct. 26. Signups are from 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Youngsville Park across from Lake Massabesic. Contact Coach Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 674-3203, or visit youngsvilleaau.org or youngsvillebaseball.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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow and $125 after tomorrow, 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 City “B” Men’s Tennis Tournament will be played the week of Monday. The tournament, held at Bow Brook Club, is intended for players with a maximum rating of 4.0 according to the USTA guidelines. The singles registration fee is $20, while doubles is $30 per team. The deadline to register is 6 p.m. tomorrow. The draw is limited to 32 singles and 16 doubles teams. Contact Jeff Siegel at 224-1002 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 344-2221.
GSBL Grand Slam Scramble golf tournament will be held Oct. 4 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Contact Troy Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-795-7639. Contact Rob Porter at email@example.com or 770-0438 with questions.
NH Lightning softball team will be hosting tryouts for the 2015 season at Donati Field in Hooksett. All divisions (10-U through 18-U) will be held today at 6 p.m., while there will be additional tryouts Aug. 9 for 10-U (10 a.m.), 12-U (noon), 14-U (2 p.m.) and 16-U (4 p.m.). Any player not already registered with an ASA program from the current season will need to pay an ASA insurance fee of $15 at registration. Visit nhlightning.org.
NH Comets 14-U Blue softball team will be holding a tryout for second-year eligible players (born in 2000) today at 6 p.m. at Sanel Park, Old Suncook Rd in Concord. Contact Dan Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 496-7549.
Youngsville flag football will be holding signups for the upcoming season at the Youngsville baseball and flag football park, 1 Londonderry Turnpike in Manchester today and Wednesday 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 email@example.com or visit youngsvilleffl.org.
Salisbury soccer signups must be completed by Friday. Contact Chris Irving at 648-2131 with any questions.
NE Diamond Gems softball tryouts begin Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 244-6012. All inquiries are kept in strict confidence. For a full tryout schedule, go to nediamondgems.com.
Mystics Junior Olympic fastpitch softball program will be holding 2015 summer-season tryouts on the following dates at Tokanel Field in Windham: 14U will try out Monday and Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m.; 16U and 18U will try out Tuesday, Wednesday and Aug. 11 and 12 from 6-8 p.m. Contact coach/director David Hedge at email@example.com or 289-0105.
NH Lady Cannons softball teams will hold their first round of tryouts Tuesday for 10U, 12U and 14U from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 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.
N.H. Comets softball organization will be holding tryouts for the 2014-15 season at Hanson Park, 55 Albin Road in Bow. The second day of 12U tryouts will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. 16U and 18U tryouts will be on Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m. Additional tryouts for all levels will be Aug. 9 as follows: 10U at 12:30 p.m., 12U at 2 pm, 14U at 9 a.m., 16U and 18U at 10:30 a.m. Visit nhcomets.org.
Nor’Easter Softball Club will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season for U12, U14, U16 and U18 teams. U12 (9-10 a.m.), U14 (10:30-11:30 a.m.), U16 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and U18 (2-3 p.m.) will hold day one of tryouts Aug. 9. Rain date is Aug. 10 (U12, noon-1 p.m.; U14, 1-2 p.m.; U16, 2-3 p.m.; U18, 3-4 p.m.;). Aug. 23 is the second day of tryouts (same times as day one). Tryouts will be held at the Belmont High School softball field. To pre-register, visitnoreastersoftball.org and send forms to email@example.com or bring forms to the tryout. There is no tryout fee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Youngsville Granite Heat baseball team is looking for players to try out for the U13 and U14 AAU teams. Tryouts will be 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.
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.
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.
Merrimack Valley School District will hold registrations for girls in grades 3-6 interested in playing field hockey at the Penacook Community Center. Practices and games will be held on Wednesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. and Sundays from 3-4:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 27 and ending Oct. 19. Practices will be held on the field hockey field behind the Merrimack Valley Middle School. Girls participating will need shin guards, a mouth guard, and a stick (some sticks will be available to use if one is needed). The cost is $35. Call Kim at 796-2773 with any questions.
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.
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.
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.
Concord Fencing Club is offering three-week introductory and intermediate fencing lessons for youth ages 7-14. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Introductory class runs from 10-11:30 a.m. and Intermediate from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost for introductory class is $160 and the intermediate is $180. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
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.
Concord Recreation is offering the following camps: grand slam tennis for grades 3-6, Monday-Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon; adult evening tennis lessons for all ages; adult evening tennis lessons for beginners (Thursdays through Sept.4, 6-7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (Tuesdays through to Sept. 2, 5-6 p.m.); quick start tennis classes Wednesdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 1, ages 8-10 playing from 4-5 p.m., ages 11-13 playing from 5-6 p.m.; beginner tennis for ages 14-17 Thursdays from Aug. 28-Oct. 2; beginner/intermediate field hockey camp runs Monday-Aug. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Keach Park, grades 3-9. Fall soccer registrations are open for children ages 4-6, grades 1-6 and high school, non-residents may sign up for Division I (ages 4-6 and grades 1-2) while Divisions II and III (grades 3-6) and high school are for Concord/Penacook residents only, deadline to register is Aug. 22 for Division I and high school and Aug. 15 for Divisons II and III. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
UNH women’s volleyball will host an overnight camp tomorrow-Sunday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-2774 or Stacy Barnett at email@example.com or 862-4664.
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 (Monday-Aug. 8) 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.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be offering co-ed soccer camps (grades 4-12) Monday-Aug. 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.
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.