A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Concord ‘B’ tennis
In Concord City “B” tennis tournament action:
∎ Tony Janes defeated Madhab Gurung, 6-1, 6-0.
∎ Justin Toler beat Bir Shah, 6-2, 6-2.
∎ Amir Alic defeated Binit Shah, 6-4, 6-2.
∎ Janak Rimal defeated Pradip Sitaula, 6-4, 6-3.
∎ Michael Constantin defeated Robin Thapa after losing the first set, 6-4.
∎ David Goulet defeated Ashish Gurung, 6-0, 6-2.
∎ Thomas Bengtson beat Tusar Shrestha, 6-1, 6-1.
The final first-round match will be played today at 10 a.m. between Brian Woodman and Krishna Giri. At 5 p.m. today, Janes will play Alic, Bengston and Constantin will square off and Goulet and Janek will match up. Toler will play the winner of Woodman and Giri. Doubles action is slated for tomorrow.
Men’s softball results
Team Delta Dental/Craigue and Sons defeated Franklin Men’s League rival The Mug, 3-0, to win the prestigious Canaan-Vermont Invitational softball tournament on Sunday. Reggie Corbett and Steve Rook combined for all the weekend victories in the circle. Nate Craigue homered nine times and George Segal homered five times during the tournament.
Kearsarge fall sports
Fall sports at Kearsarge Regional High School will begin as follows:
Cheering, Aug. 13, 8:30-11 a.m. at KRHS; Football, Aug. 13, 8-10:15 a.m. at KRHS; Cross country, Aug. 18, 5:30-7 p.m. at KRHS; Field hockey, Aug. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at KRHS; Golf, meeting Aug. 18, 1-2 p.m. at CC of NH, practice Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m. at CC of NH; Boys’ soccer, Aug. 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at KRHS; Girls’ soccer, Aug. 18, 7:30-9 a.m. & 6-7:30 p.m. at KRHS; Bass fishing, meeting Aug. 18, 4:30-5 p.m. at KRHS.
Field hockey camp
Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a Hopkinton preseason middle school field hockey camp. The camp will be held from Aug. 18-22 from 3-6 p.m. at Hopkinton High School, and the cost is $100. Contact Patty Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road race and ride
Special Olympics New Hampshire invites runners and bicyclists to participate in the inaugural Rail Trail Run & Ride event being held on Sept. 27 at Proctor Academy. The event will be all-inclusive, featuring a variety of running and bicycling race events and a family fun festival all rolled into one. The event is designed to be welcoming for people of all ages and abilities from the most avid runners and cyclists to the most novice beginners, with 5K and 10K running/walking events and 100K and 50K bicycling events. All of the races start and finish at Proctor Academy. Contact SONH special events manager Chelsea Gill at 624-1250 ext. 42 or by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Recreation is offering the following camps: 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.
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.
Red Sox World Series trophies from 2004/2007/2013 will be on display today 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
NH Lady Cannons softball teams will hold their first round of tryouts today for 10U, 12U and 14U from 6-8 p.m. and tomorrow 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.email@example.com or 944-6445.
NH Comets softball organization will be holding tryouts for the 2014-15 season at Hanson Park, 55 Albin Road in Bow. 16U and 18U tryouts will be today 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 tomorrow 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.
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 email@example.com 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 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 Monday-Aug. 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 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. Monday and Aug. 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.
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 email@example.com or 495-6170 with any questions.
NH 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.
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.
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.
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.