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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Hiking feat

Megan Farrell of Alton set a new women’s record in the White Mountains Hut Traverse, hiking approximately 50 miles in 16 hours, 47 minutes. Farrell beat the previous women’s record set in 2012 by 16 minutes. The White Mountains Hut Traverse is an endurance race combining extreme hiking and running skills. Participants race for 49 miles along the Appalachian Mountain Club trails, spanning eight huts that play host to many hikers during the season.

Farrell, a recent graduate of Pomona College, currently works within the AMC’s Madison Summer Hut crew as an Assistant Hut-Master and will be Hut-Master at Greenleaf Hut this fall.

CHS Meet the Coach

Concord High School will hold its fall informational Meet the Coach Night Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. All fall athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend.

Concord Rec

Concord Recreation is offering the following programs: Jr. Tennis League for grades 8-12 on Thursdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 5, from 5-6 p.m. at Memorial Field; 5K Yes I can! ages 18-older for beginner and intermediate runners, meets Thursdays (5:15 p.m.) and Sundays (3 p.m.) from Sept. 11-Nov. 13; Co-ed adult soccer league for ages 20-older, Sundays 1-3 p.m. Sept. 7-Oct. 19 at Keach Park. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 29. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.

Tryouts/registrations

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 tomorrow 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.

Lightning Softball Club will be hosting tryouts for the 2015 season at Martin Field on Iron Works Road in Concord tomorrow. Tryouts for U10 and U12 will be at 10 a.m. and U14 and U-16 will start at noon. Visit nhlightning.org.

Concord Cannons travel baseball teams will hold tryouts for the 2015 season tomorrow 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 Monday. 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 Wednesday 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.

Meetings

John Stark’s fall sports parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 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.

Coaches needed

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 smell@concordnhschools.net.

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.

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 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 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.

Team NH Baseball/NH Grizzlies is looking for a few players to round out the U13 and U14 teams. Players must be willing to travel to out-of-state tournaments. Contact teamnhbaseball@comcast.net.

Camp/Clinics/Lessons

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.

Girls on Track for grades 6-8 is a 10-week program held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m., which will end with a 5K celebration event Nov. 16. Practices are held at Bow Memorial School. Registration is required throughgirlsontherunnh.org. Call Bow Parks and Recreation at 228-2222.

Concord Recreation is offering the following camps: quick start tennis classes Wednesdays through 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 through Oct. 2. Fall soccer registrations are open for children ages 4-6, grades 1-6 and high school. Deadline to register is today for Division I. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Northern Xpress AAU basketball is holding a clinic today 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.

UNH gymnastics classes are offered 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 melanie.newsky@unh.edu or UNH gymnastics assistant coach Ali Carr at 862-3834 or alison.carr@unh.edu.

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.temple@unh.edu 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 bnardino@seacoastunited.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.

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.

Concord High field hockey annual alumni game will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rollins Park. All alumni are encouraged to attend.

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/.

Wiffle Ball tournament fundraiser for the Coe-Brown baseball program will be held Sept. 6 at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. The tournament will consist of a maximum of 16 teams of five players. Cost is $50 per team. Guaranteed three games of pool play and the top two teams from each pool advance to the single-elimination tournament. Contact Sam Langdon at slangdon3@outlook.com or call 978-9927.

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.

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 rforey@comcast.net 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 chelseag@sonh.org.

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 porternh@comcast.net. Sponsorship questions should go to Troy Barber at 919-795-7639 or mothman@fritter.com.

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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