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Youth basketball

The Hopkinton middle school boys’ basketball team (16-3) had seven players score five or more points in a 54-37 win against Barnstead. The Hawks were led in scoring by Cam Cyr (10 points) and Joe Cullinan (eight points), while Henry Yianakopolos had seven points, nine rebounds and six steals.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team was eliminated in the semifinal round of the Division I New England Prep School tournament, losing to Nobles, 8-0. Despite the loss, it was St. Paul’s best season ever as it ended with a 23-2-1 record.

UNH results

∎ The UNH women’s basketball team defeated Maine, 86-63. Kelsey Hogan led the Wildcats with a double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds), while Cari Reed netted a team-high 18 points.

∎ Kevin Greene advanced to the finals of the mile, and the Wildcats’ 4x800-meter relay team broke a school record and also advanced to the finals as the UNH men’s track and field team took part in the second day of the IC4A Championships yesterday. Greene placed second overall in the preliminaries of the mile as he crossed the finish line in a time of 4:06.88 to advance to today’s final. The Wildcats’ 4x800-meter relay team of James Anderson, Luke Miller, Eric Stys and Greene placed fifth overall in the trials with a record-breaking time of 7:33.13 to advance to today’s final.

∎ Lauren Perrodin set a school record in the 60-meter dash as select members of the UNH women’s indoor track and field team took part in the second day of the ECAC Championships on yesterday. Perrodin advanced to the semifinals with a time of 7.65. Junior Elise Beattie finished 16th overall in the 5,000 meters with a personal best time of 17:00.63.

∎ The UNH women’s hockey team fell to Providence, 5-4, in overtime. Jenna Lascelle, Caroline Broderick, Arielle O’Neill and Kristina Lavoie scored the goals for the Wildcats.

∎ Austyn Fobes and Kayla Gray helped lead the Wildcats’ Gymnastics team to a top-finish in the UNH Invitational yesterday afternoon. Fobes posted a score of 9.825 in the vault. Her score earned her a three-way tie for first place. Erika Rudiger vaulted to a score of 9.800, finishing the event in fourth place and recording a new personal best. In the uneven parallel bars, Fobes and Rudiger took first and second place respectively, while Gray, Hannah Barile and Jannelle Minichiello rounded out the top five.

Colby-Sawyer result

The Colby-Sawyer women’s lacrosse team fell to Eastern Connecticut, 14-3. Ashley Reis scored two goals for the Chargers.

Plymouth State results

The Plymouth State men’s hockey team fell to UMass Dartmouth, 2-1. Phil Arnone scored the Panthers lone goal.

∎ PSU wrestler Femi Wheeler won two out of his three bouts for in the 157-pound weight class through yesterday’s rounds at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships, and is still wrestling heading into today’s rounds of the double-elimination event. Chris Perrault also won twice for the Panthers in the 184-pound weight class, while Fred Reisch won a match at 133 pounds.


CHS softball workouts for all Concord High students interested in playing softball will be held in the mini gym once a week until tryouts. Workouts will be conducted by the coaching staff, and players will be able to hit, field, throw and pitch. The schedule is as follows: today, 9-11 a.m.; March 10, 6-7:30 p.m.; March 17, 9-10:30 a.m. Email Duke Sawyer at with any questions.

Softball hitting and workouts for high school players will be held at the Concord Sport Center tomorrow and March 11 from 8-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per player per session. Contact the CSC at 224-1655.

FREE IMPACT CONCUSSION testing is available for all Hillsboro-Deering 8th-graders. HDHS has received a grant from Concord Hospital Rehab Services for the testing, which will be tomorrow at HDHS starting at 2:30 p.m. Eighth-graders who currently play a sport or plan on playing sports at HDHS are welcome to turn in the ImPACT questionnaire and authorization sheet before the end of February in order to sign up. All paperwork can be picked up and turned in at the HDHS Welcome Center.

HARLEM ROCKETSwill play at John Stark Friday at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The Harlem Rockets, a group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible showtime basketball skills and family-friendly comedy, will face the General All-Stars in a game benefiting the John Stark volleyball program.

LAKES REGION FLAG FOOTBALL League will hold the Flag Football Breast Cancer Fundraiser March 17 on the Inter-Lakes High turf field from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit Stacey Dickinson, of Meredith, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Players without experience are welcome; ages 4 and up can play. Adults who wish to play will be asked for a $10 donation, while kids will be asked to give $1. Individuals, or those who wish to form a team, are invited. Visit, lakesregionflagfootball on Facebook or #LRFFL on Twitter.

CHS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME with the Concord High School Boys’ soccer team will be Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Field. All past players are welcome. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at


AMERICAN RED CROSS Lifeguarding and Waterfront program is being offered today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Karen Jenovese at 724-7484 or email

NEC SOFTBALL will host a preseason clinic, open to all youth players ages 14-18, today from 2-4:30 p.m. at the NEC Field House. The first session will focus on hitting, and the second session will be geared towards fielding. Cost is $70 for the two weeks or $35 for one week, with payment in the form of checks made out to NEC head softball Coach Ben Master at 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242. Contact Coach Master at

Concord Fencing Club is offering introductory, intermediate and advanced fencing instruction in Foil, Epee’ and Sabre. Introductory Foil lessons meet Mondays, children (ages 7-14) from 5:45-7 p.m. and adults (14 and older) from 7:15-8:30 p.m. A wheelchair Foil program meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. A new eight-week session begins tomorrow. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit or call 224-3560.

YEAR-ROUND SWIM LESSONS for children six months and older are being offered through the NH Swim School. Class sizes are no larger than four students and cost $40 per month. Visit or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484.

BOW RECREATION is registering for the following sports programs: floor hockey (starts Thursday; classes are for 4-6-year-olds, boys and girls, Thursdays from 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:45 p.m., costs $40, and $45 for non-Bow residents; classes for children in grades 1-4 are Fridays from 2:30-3:30, costs are $45 Bow residents, $50 non-Bow residents; grades 5-8 on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30, costs $45 Bow/$50 non-Bow); tee ball (starts April 30 for boys/girls ages 3-6); and lacrosse (starts May 2 for boys/girls ages 4 and up to fourth grade). Stop by the Bow Community Building or call 228-2222.

Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: Spring basketball league (for ages 4 through 2nd grade) at the Green Street Community Center from Saturday-April 13; “Sporties For Shorties” (ages 4-6), an introductory class to several sports, at the New Heights Community Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from Tuesday-April 9; 5K YES I CAN! program, a running group designed to help new runners complete a 5K race, meets twice a week from April 4-June 6 (Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.). Concord Recreation’s 2013 spring brochure has been delivered to area elementary schools; it can also be viewed at

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC series will be conducted by the Merrimack Valley baseball program March 11-15 at Merrimack Valley Middle School. Session 1 (March 11, 13 and 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.) will focus on the fundamentals of fielding, hitting and baserunning (cost is $35). Session 2 (March 12 and 14 from 6-7:15 p.m.) will be for pitchers and catchers (cost is $20). Players in grades 3-6 may sign up for both sessions for $50. Space is limited. Contact Head Coach Sean Wheeler at or 848-9533.

NHBUA’S BASEBALL UMPIRING class starts March 17 at Laconia High School. Sign up at or by contacting Tom Fischer at The class runs for six Sundays from 1-5 p.m., with a field test Memorial Day weekend.

Baseball clinic, Pembroke Academy’s 3rd annual, will be held March 24 at Pembroke Academy from 9 a.m.-noon for 8-12-year-olds. The clinic will be run by players and coaches of PA. Fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting will be covered. Cost is $30. For information or to pre-register, contact Coach Joshua Coughlin at

SUMMER BASEBALL camp to benefit CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) and the Red Sox Foundation will be held July 1-5 (no camp on July 4) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pembroke Academy. Cost is $80 for the week, which includes two tickets to the NH Fisher Cats game against Binghamton. Camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-14. Visit for information and registration forms that can be mailed along with a check made out to John Bly.


Concord National Youth Softball will hold tryouts on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at the Concord Sports Center (kids can also register on this date). Contact Glenn Mathews at or Tara Meader at, or visit to register online.

NEW ENGLAND DIAMOND GEMS are hosting 14U fastpitch softball tryouts on Saturday and March 16 – from noon-3 p.m. at the NH Sports Plex, 68 Technology Drive in Bedford. Email Coach Rines at for more information.

Football and cheerleading signups for Pembroke Junior Spartans are under way with registration ongoing. There will be a registration session today at the Pembroke Town Library from 10 a.m.-noon. For information or to print a registration form, go to or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.

HENNIKER YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION will hold tryouts for its 2013-14 season as follows: peewees on tomorrow, squirts Tuesday, bantams Wednesday and mites Friday. All tryouts are scheduled for 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Lee Clement Arena at New England College. Visit the HYHA web site at

CONCORD NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE is accepting registrations for the spring season for children ages 5-12 living south of Pleasant Street. CNLL offers tee ball, pony, minors, majors and challenger divisions. Mail-in registration materials can be found at The first walk-in registration session will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Abbot-Downing School. Contact Alison Nyhan at

Concord High School spring sports signups will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. as follows: Softball in mini gym; girls’ lacrosse in student center; girls’ track in girls’ locker room; baseball in boys’ locker room; boys’ lacrosse in media center; boys’ tennis in Room 2039; boys’ spring track in Room 3090. Girls’ tennis will be March 12 at 3 p.m. in Room 2038.

PENACOOK PRIDE AAU basketball will be holding tryouts Wednesday at the Loudon Elementary School gym for the following teams: 4th-grade boys from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8th-grade boys from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Visit class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH will have sign-ups for baseball, softball and track and field Thursday at 2:10 p.m. Softball will meet in the gym, baseball will meet in the cafeteria, and track and field will meet in Room 222. All spring sports tryouts and practices begin on the following dates: Softball March 18 from 2:30-5 at the HDHS gym, baseball March 18 from 5:30-8 at the HDHS gym, and track and field March 18 from 2:30-5 at the HDHS cafeteria. All athletes must either have a physical already on file with the school nurse or must have a current physical for 2012-2013 ready to turn into their coach. Any athlete who does not turn in a physical or have one on file will not be allowed to participate until doing so.

Suncook Little League season signups will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and March 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. both at the Pembroke Library. Ballplayers should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Check the league website for information at

CONCORD NORTHEAST BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL League’s registration deadline is March 10. Baseball registrations, including for 12U-70-foot field, are open to anyone in the city of Concord south of Penacook. Softball registration is limited to players from Concord east of the Merrimack River and South of Penacook. Information and registration documents can be found at

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA in Hooksett is holding tryouts beginning March 11 for youth hockey for the 2013-14 season. There are teams for players born in 1995 to 2008. For information, visit, or contact Bob at or Jeremy at

RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL spring track signups will be held March 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the school.

Players needed

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMETS U16 softball team is looking for one player to complete its roster for the 2013 season. Contact Rick Ladd at or 715-2857.

TEAM NH BASEBALL/NH GRIZZLIES is looking for some qualified baseball players at the U14 and U15 levels to attend games/tournaments during the summer season. The program does not conflict with school or rec teams and is open to players looking for extra baseball. Contact Mike Jackson at

Coaches needed

Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ freshman soccer coach and a JV field hockey 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: JV boys’ lacrosse (for the 2012-13 school year) and varsity wrestling (for the 2013-14 year). Send a résumé, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email to

BISHOP BRADY HIGHSchool is looking for a varsity track and field head coach for the 2012-13 school year. Email a cover letter, résumé and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at, or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.

Concord National Youth Softball is looking for coaches to manage teams at the following levels: AA/tee ball (ages 5-8), AAA (ages 8-12), majors (ages 9-12) and senior (ages 13-16). No experience necessary. Contact Glenn Mathews at or Tara Meader at if interested. CNYS will host two free coaches’ clinics, held at Martin Park, March 30 and April 7 from 9 a.m.-noon for those interested in learning how to coach youth softball. Visit

CAPITAL CITY VIPERS (Pop Warner) are looking for experienced cheer coaches for its upcoming season (begining in August) at Tiny Mite (ages 5-7), Junior Midget (ages 10-13) and Midget (ages 11-15) levels. Contact Chanda Dinger, cheer coordinator, at 753-6236 or

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