A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Jen Fithian was named the new women’s basketball head coach at NHTI. Coach Fithian joined the Lynx last season as an assistant coach, and prior to NHTI she was an assistant coach for the SNHU women’s basketball team in 2012-13. Fithian was also named Miss New Hampshire Basketball in 2002.
Beaver Meadow Golf Course will hold the eighth annual GSBL Grand Slam Scramble to profit Easter Seals NH and the GSBL. The tournament will be held Oct. 4 (rain or shine), with the sign-in from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person and the registration deadline is Sept. 30. In addition to the registration fee, each player is encouraged to get sponsors, as this helps contribute greatly to the tournament’s success. The sponsor deadline is Oct. 1. Contact Robert Porter at 770-0438 or by email at email@example.com. Sponsorship questions should go to Troy Barber at 919-795-7639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult figure skater
Hopkinton’s Donelda Horne captured three first-place podium positions in the masters adult gold category at the International World Chamionships from July 28-Aug. 1. She was also elected to perform her ribbon solo at the Education Foundation “Benefit on Ice” event that consisted of over 1,400 competitors.
Field hockey alumni game
Concord High School will hold its annual alumni game Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at Rollins Park. All alumni are encouraged to attend.
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.
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. Deadline to register is Friday for Division I. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
Field hockey camp will be held at Hopkinton Middle School Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Cost is $100. Contact Patty Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Xpress AAU basketball will hold a clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m., running through Friday 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.
UNH gymnastics classes are offered on Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House Sept. 3-Dec. 10. Classes are open to boys and girls age 3 to 8th grade of all levels. Class times are 4:15-5:15 p.m. (Session A) and 5:15-6:15 p.m. (Session B). Each session costs $175 plus a $20 registration fee. Register online at unhwildcats.com/sports/gymnastics. For info, contact Melanie Newsky at 862-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org or UNH gymnastics assistant coach Ali Carr at 862-3834 or email@example.com.
UNH youth cheerleading clinic will be held Sept. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn cheerleading fundamentals (chants, jumps and stunts) and support the Wildcat football team at its 3:30 p.m. home opener at Cowell Stadium against Lehigh. The clinic is $30 per participant, and each participant should bring water and a snack/lunch. Visit unhwildcats.com/sports/cheer, and contact UNH head cheerleading Coach Amanda Temple at 603-781-9966 or Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The NH Baseball Umpire Association is holding a fall umpiring class at Laconia High School starting Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Visit nhua.org and fill out an application.
Seacoast Express United is starting its Fall Schools of Excellence program. Goalkeeping will be Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and skill building will be on Fridays from 5-6:30 p.m., both at NHTI. The cost is $85 and the classes meet once a week for eight weeks. Register at seacoastunitedexpress.org and contact Bill Nardino at email@example.com with any questions.
Pats Peak Ski Team enrollment is starting up for the upcoming season. The team is open to skiers between the ages of 7-20. Visit patspeakracing.org or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.
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.
CHS field hockey will hold its alumni game today at 10 a.m. at Rollins Park in Concord.
Concord High boys’ soccer alumni game is Thursday 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 Thursday 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.
Concord Family YMCA’s triathlon will be held at Clough State Park Sept. 7. The 17th annual event features both an adult division (half-mile swim, 14-mile bike ride, three-mile run) and a youth division (125-yard swim, two-mile bike ride, half-mile run). The course is a swim in Everett Lake followed by a bike ride on the roads of Dunbarton, Goffstown and Weare and a run through Clough State Park. The registration deadline is Sept. 4 at noon (no race-day registrations). Register online at concordymca.org/2014-tough-at-clough-triathlon/, and visit concordymca.org/try-a-tri-with-the-y/.
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.
Legends Golf Mini Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 17 (rain date is Sept. 18) and is being put on by the Hooksett Chamber of Commerce. A nine-hole best ball format mini golf (two-person teams) tournament, a longest drive competition and a closest to the pin competition will be held. Cost is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-Chamber members to enter the mini golf tourney, while $10 buys five drives and $15 buys 10 drives in the other competitions. Events run from 5 p.m. until dusk.
Andover Lions Annual Golf Classic will be on Sept. 22 at the Country Club of New Hampshire. Individuals and foursomes are welcome to golf and help support the Lions Club. Entry fee is only $65 per person or $260 per foursome. Prizes will be awarded and there will be a putting contest and a hole in one contest. Food will be provided. Sponsors for carts and holes are also welcome. Contact Howard George at 735-5590 or Bill Leber at 735-5144.
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.
Special Olympics New Hampshire invites runners and bicyclists to participate in the inaugural Rail Trail Run & Ride event being held 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. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will hold tryouts today from 9-11 a.m. for the following age groups: 10U, 12U and 16U. Tryouts will be held at the Concord Sports Center. The Cannons offer a year round training program and are the only ASA club in the Concord area with their own training facility. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.email@example.com or call 944-6445.
Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts today 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.
NH Grizzlies baseball team will be holding tryouts today and tomorrow 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 email@example.com or call 577-1772.
Concord Crew is holding registration for the fall rowing season. Boathouse opens today. Experienced rowers start Monday, novices Aug. 25. Concord Crew provides Capital Region high school students the opportunity to experience competition, team building, fitness, community service and fun. Log on to concordcrew.org to register.
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.) tryouts will be Aug. 23 at the Belmont High School softball field. To pre-register, visitnoreastersoftball.org and send forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring forms to the tryout. There is no tryout fee.
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.
Concord Fencing Club is offering introductory, intermediate and competitive fencing instruction in Foil, Epee’ and Sabre. Introductory lessons for children ages 7-14 and adults meet Mondays, children from 5:45-7 p.m. and adults from 7:15-8:30 p.m. A wheelchair foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. by appointment. A new eight-week session begins Aug. 25. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
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.
Bow High School athletics will have a mandatory meeting for all fall athletes and one of their parents/guardians on Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. This will be followed by a Meet the Coaches meeting.
John Stark’s fall sports parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents will be sent to various classrooms to meet with the coach. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian is expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.
Concord High School has an opening for a JV boys’ basketball 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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youngsville Athletic Association is looking for youth (ages 9-12), middle school, and high school baseball players for the fall ball season. The teams will play doubleheaders on Saturdays or Sundays starting Sept. 6 and running through Oct. 26. There will be sign-ups from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the Youngsville Park across from Lake Massabesic. Call or email Coach Spencer at email@example.com and 603-674-3203. Visit the website at youngsvilleaau.org or youngsvillebaseball.org.
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.