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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Local golf

Fletcher Sokul (146) won the Club Championship at Concord Country Club, edging Bob Mielcarz by one stroke (147) and Mark Douglas (148) by two strokes. In the first flight, Norm West (143) defeated Glenn Sylvester (143) in a playoff, as well as Jim Wolcott (145) and Jake Berrigan (1450. In the second flight, Braden Smith (144) defeated Joe Morrison (145), Hugh Emerson (146) and Bill VerPlanck (146). Kaitlyn Lutinski (157) won the Women’s Club Championship, edging out Linda Vincent (164). Sue Edy won the Net Championship (139), defeating Andy Jalbert (143).

Hopkinton Middle School fall sports

Hopkinton Middle School fall sports start times are as follows: Aug. 25, 3-5 p.m.: boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey, cross country. All athletes need to have a current physical on file. Physicals are good for two years. Visit hmhshawks.com or contact middle school Athletic Director Dave Chase at dchase@hopkintonschools.org.

Red Sox trophies on display

The 2004/2007/2013 Red Sox World Series trophies will be on display tomorrow from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Pembroke Academy on the side near the gymnasium. Bring a camera to get your picture taken with the trophies.

Tryouts/registrations

NE Diamond Gems softball tryouts begin today 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.

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 today and Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m.; 16U and 18U will try out tomorrow, Wednesday and Aug. 11 and 12 from 6-8 p.m. Contact coach/director David Hedge at coachhedge@comcast.net or 289-0105.

NH Lady Cannons softball teams will hold their first round of tryouts tomorrow 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.saucier@me.com 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 today at 5:30 p.m. 16U and 18U tryouts will be tomorrow from 5:30-8 p.m. Additional tryouts for all levels will be Saturday 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.

Youngsville flag football will be holding signups for the upcoming season at the Youngsville baseball and flag football park, 1 Londonderry Turnpike in Manchester 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 info@youngsvilleffl.org or visit youngsvilleffl.org.

NH Lightning softball team will be hosting tryouts for the 2015 season at Donati Field in Hooksett. Tryouts are Saturday 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.

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 Saturday. Rain date is Sunday (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 fernb@metrocast.net or bring forms to the tryout. There is no tryout fee.

Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts Sunday 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 valleyasasoftball@gmail.com 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 sgalloway@goffstown.k12.nh.us, or visit youngsvilleaau.org.

Youngsville Athletic Association baseball 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 sgalloway@goffstown.k12.nh.us or 674-3203, or visit youngsvilleaau.org or youngsvillebaseball.org.

NH Northern Lights softball team will be holding tryouts for a 16U team Aug. 12 and Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the New England College softball field on Old Concord Road in Henniker. Contact Coach Shawn Atkins at skatkins@gsinet.net or 495-6170 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 teamnhbaseball@comcast.net 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.

Youth field hockey registration for girls in grades 3-6 living in the Merrimack Valley School District is being held at Penacook Community Center. Practices and games will be held 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 Merrimack Valley Middle School. Girls will need shin guards, a mouth guard and a stick (some sticks will be available if one is needed). Cost is $35. Call Kim at 796-2773 with 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 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

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, 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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

Players needed

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.

Tri-Town Ice Arena is accepting applications for its fall Learn to Play Hockey, Mite Development and House League programs for ages 4-15. Sign up early and save up to $100 if eligible. Go to tri-townicearena.com or contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or jeremyvega3@yahoo.com for more info.

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.

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.

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 northernxpress@yahoo.com.

Concord Recreation is offering the following camps: 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 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. 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.

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 (today-Friday) 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) today-Friday. 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.

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.

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 $125, which includes green fee, cart and lunch. Hole sponsorship fee is $100 per hole. For information, contact Vint Choiniere at 707-4736 or vint@formattfoundation.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 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 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.

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