A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Dan Luker and Dan Mullen posted the low round of the day in yesterday’s Better-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a score of 10-under par 60. John Fraser and Shane Clark finished one shot back, while Luker teamed with Jon Dickey to finish in solo third at 62.
∎ Jean VerPlanck (31) edged Jan Monahan (32) in the Women’s Fewest Putts Tournament at Concord CC. Sue Edy and Helen Steenbeke each had 34 putts in their round.
∎ Lee Cormier (shooting a 73) and John Beaudoin won yesterday’s Team Combined Quota event with a score of +17 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Suk Lee and Andy Pepin finished second with a +12, while Brad Gaudreau and Scott Hodgkins were third at +11, and Jonathan Hamilton and Jon Hickey fourth at +10. In the Blind Draw Team Quota event, Hamilton (shooting a career round 76) and Kwang Song finishing +19. Lee and Hodgkins were second at +16, with Joe LaFleur and Ron Drapeau third at +15, and Cormier and Dick Holden fourth. Today’s format is Blind Draw Killer Quota and Team Skins.
Bow’s Chris Ketchum of the NHTI men’s soccer team was named Outstanding Offensive Player from the NHTI Soccer Invitational Tournament. The Lynx fell to SUNY-ESF, 5-0, in yesterday’s championship. NHTI’s Kyle Haas and Fisher College’s Tyler Gahara, both from Pembroke, were named to the All-Tournament Team.
∎ In the women’s tournament, NHTI’s Emily Blad, from Northwood, was named to the All-Tournament Team. The Lynx tied Fisher, 6-6, in yesterday’s consolation game.
∎ Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne scored her second goal in as many games but the UNH field hockey team lost to No. 15 Louisville, 4-2.
∎ Bow’s Sarah Carlson, a freshman at Castleton State College, scored her first college soccer goal in leading Castleton to a 3-1 season-opening opening victory over Rutgers. Carlson is a starting midfielder for the Spartans.
Softball players needed
The NH Lady Cannons softball program has a few roster spots open on its 12u and 16u teams. The Cannons offer a year-round training program, fall and spring scrimmage games and 7-8 summer tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Boys and Girls Club fall basketball
The Concord Boys and Girls Club will be running a fall basketball league for boys and girls in grades 5-12. This league consists of two divisions, grades 5-7 and 8-12. The six-week league plays twice a week. Grades 5-7 play on Tuesdays and Thursday and grades 8-12 play on Mondays and Wednesdays. The league starts Sept. 24. Signups are at the Bradley Street location, and the cost is $75 per player. Contact Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.org or 224-1061 x21 with questions.
Concord Youth Hockey Association registration for Learn to Skate, Atoms and DynoMITE programs are now open. Visit concordyouthhockey.org for information and links to registration.
Little Strikers indoor soccer registrations, for players ages 3-6, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports indoor facility in Bow. The next five-week session begins Sept. 13. Cost is $45 (includes T-shirt) for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). Other clinics are available for ages 7 to adult. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
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.
Youth indoor soccer leagues for players ages 4-19 begin Oct. 25 at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
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.
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 2014-15 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 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 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: 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. Cost is $275 per player and $225 per player for Cannons travel players. 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.
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 email@example.com.
Concord Little League is conducting a fall baseball league for players that will turn 9 years old by May 1, 2015 and did not turn 13 by May 1, 2014. The games for this development league will be held on Saturdays at Grappone Park in Concord and will follow Little League rules. The cost is $40 per player. The league will start mid-September and continue through October. E-mail concordNHlittleleague@gmail.com.
Concord Fencing Club is offering introductory fencing classes for home-schoolers ages 7-14. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. A new four-week session begins tomorrow. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. For information, class schedules and costs, visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
UNH gymnastics classes are offered Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House Wednesday through 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. 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.
Seacoast Express United’s Fall Schools of Excellence program begins Thursday. 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 seacoastunitedexpress.org and contact Bill Nardino at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 girlsontherunnh.org. 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 unhwildcats.com/sports/cheer, and contact UNH head cheerleading Coach Amanda Temple at 781-9966 or Amanda.email@example.com.
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.
Concord Recreation is offering the following programs: Jr. Tennis League for grades 8-12 on Thursdays through 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. through Oct. 19 at Keach Park; fall field hockey league for grades 2-5, on Sundays through Oct. 19 from 3-4:30 p.m. Visit concordnh.gov.recreation or call 225-8690.
Free Softball clinics put on by the Concord Northeast Softball League and NH Comets ASA Softball Organization will be held for girls of any age Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sanel Park in Concord. The clinics will run through Oct. 9. For information, contact Dan Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 496-7549.
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 Pjeno@msn.com or 724-5023, with texting being preferable.
Soccer and futsal leagues will be hosted by Concord YMCA – futsal from 3-8 p.m. on Saturdays and 7-on-7 soccer from 4-7 p.m. on Sundays. All info can be found at seacoastunitedexpress.org or by contacting Devon Rabun at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 731-8565.
Concord Family YMCA’s triathlon will be held at Clough State Park Sunday. 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 Thursday 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/.
Rundlett MS Meet the Coaches Night is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the NAR. Pictures for all teams will be taken Sept. 24 at 3:45 p.m.
Wiffle Ball tournament fundraiser for the Coe-Brown baseball program will be held Saturday 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Players can also register online at friendsprogram.org/events.
Wiffle ball tournament, hosted by NHTI, will be held Sept. 20 to benefit 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. Registration is $100 per team. Contact the Student Life office at 230-4045 or email@example.com.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship questions should go to Troy Barber at 919-795-7639 or email@example.com.
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 bishopbrady.edu or contact Maureen Kimball at the school at 224-7418. All proceeds will benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund.