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CHS sports photos

Concord High School fall sports team photos will be taken tomorrow at 3 p.m. at CHS.

Concord Friendly Kitchen 5K

NHTI is hosting a 5K road race for the eighth consecutive year to help support Concord’s Friendly Kitchen Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. on NHTI’s Seekamp Trail. Walkers may elect to participate in the timed 5K race or an untimed 2.5K fitness walk. There will also be a fun run for children 10 and under at 9:30 a.m. The race is hosted by the NHTI Lynx cross country team, Northeast Delta Dental and the Concord Rotary. For information, contact Perry Seagroves at, 271-6484 x4303 during the day, or 225-0645 evenings.

NHTI wiffle ball tournament

NHTI is holding a charity wiffle ball tournament Sept. 20 for Community Bridges, a local non-profit that supports people with disabilities and their families. The school is seeking 10-player teams from other colleges, high schools, businesses or families. Games begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled every hour throughout the day, both outdoors on the campus quad and indoors in the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center gym. Each team tries to score as many runs as possible in three five-minute innings. Registration is $100 per team. For information, contact the Student Life office at 230-4045 or

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. Cost is $275 per player and $225 per player for Cannons travel players. Call 224-1655 or visit

Youngsville Athletic Association is looking for youth (ages 9-12) and middle school-aged baseball players for the fall season. Doubleheaders are played on Saturdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 26. Contact Coach Spencer at or 674-3203, or visit or

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 or contact Jeremy at 270-1024 or

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


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 Friday. Visit or call 225-8690.

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 Contact Melanie Newsky at 862-4148 or or UNH gymnastics assistant coach Ali Carr at 862-3834 or

Seacoast Express United’s Fall Schools of Excellence program begins Sept. 4. Goalkeeping will be Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and skill building will be Fridays from 5-6:30 p.m., both at NHTI. Cost is $85 and the classes meet once a week for eight weeks. Register at and contact Bill Nardino at with questions.

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

UNH youth cheerleading clinic will be held Sept. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per participant. Visit, and contact UNH head cheerleading Coach Amanda Temple at 781-9966 or

NH Baseball Umpire Association is holding a fall umpiring class at Laconia High School starting Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Visit and fill out an application.

Fastpitch softball lessons are being offered by Peter Jenovese, who has been involved with the sport for more than 12 years as a manager, coach and instructor. Contact Jenovese at or 724-5023, with texting being preferable.


Girls’ basketball open gym for grades 4 and up will be held Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Abbot-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 or call 731-8565.

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, and visit

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 or call 978-9927.

Friends Program golf tournament to support its Youth Mentoring Program will be held Sept. 8 at Concord Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are 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 Players can also register online at

Andover Lions Golf Classic will be held Sept. 22 at the Country Club of NH. Entry fee is $65 per person or $260 per foursome. 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 and For sponsor information or to dedicate a pink hole flag to someone special, contact Rod Forey, Tournament Director, at 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

Beaver Meadow Golf Course will hold the 8th 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. Entry fee is $100 per person with a registration deadline of Sept. 30. In addition to the registration fee, each player is encouraged to get sponsors. The sponsor deadline is Oct. 1. Contact Robert Porter at 770-0438 or by email at Sponsorship questions should go to Troy Barber at 919-795-7639 or

Bishop Brady alumni golf tournament will be held Oct. 3 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player or $75 for recent BBHS graduates or current students. Register online at or contact Maureen Kimball at the school at 224-7418. All proceeds will benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund.


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 tomorrow 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.

Penacook Soccer Program will be having its last signup tomorrow for grades K-12. Signups will be held at the Penacook Elementary school from 5:30-7 p.m. Sign ups for grades 7-12 are open to the towns of Boscawen, Penacook, Salisbury and Webster. For information, contact Tami Porter at 724-3280 or email

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

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 or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.


John Stark’s fall sports parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for today 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 are expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.

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

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

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

Pittsfield Middle High School has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2014-2015 school year: 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 Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St, Pittsfield, NH 03263.

Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a spirit coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email:

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