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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tilton basketball champs

The Tilton School varsity girls’ basketball team (above) captured the NEPSAC Class B Championship with a 49-41 win over Pomfret School. It’s the Rams’ second championship in four years and the first since the team moved to Class B at the start of the 2011-2012 season. Tilton was led by postgraduate co-captain Abby Iannotti, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season. Co-captain Alex Cohen (11 points) and tournament MVP Maureen Taggart (12 points, seven rebounds) also played strong games. Tilton, which had been led throughout its 24-3 season by a balanced scoring attack, also received contributions from Giulia Orlando (10 points, six rebounds, five assists) and Jillian Fama (five points, five rebounds). Kelsey Brown and Cori Marshall added valuable minutes off the bench. The Rams will lose six seniors to graduation: Ianotti, Cohen, Mackenzie Gaudet (of Concord), Taylor Cavanaugh, Olivia Abry and Sarah Morrissette.

Youth basketball

The Bow Memorial Middle School 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ basketball team concluded its season by finishing third (out of 10 teams) in the Bow Invitational Tournament. In the first game against Hudson, Bow won, 44-18. Lauren Roy and Andrea Fortin had 10 points each. In game two, Taylor Darrell drained a 3-pointer to put Bow ahead with 10 seconds left in the game, but Laconia responded with a buzzer beater to win it 45-44. Darrell and Andrea Fortin had 17 and 13 points, respectively. Needing to stay alive in the losers’ bracket, Bow beat Goffstown, 38-30. Darrell (18 points) and Erin Boldwin (nine points) led Bow’s offense. Then, in a revenge match with Laconia, Bow won, 42-36. Darrell and Fortin led the way with 17 and 13 points, respectively. In the quarterfinals, Bow beat Barnstead, 35-23, led by Abbey Horner and Fortin (10 points each) and Boldwin (eight). Bow then beat Concord in the semifinals, 52-44. Boldwin led Bow with 15 points. Darrell was named to the All-Tourney Team after averaging 13 points a game.

Youth hockey

The Henniker Huskies Parker, Blake and Cole Contractors Peewees finished their NH Hockey League season as a semifinalist in the PeeWee Tier 4 tournament. In the first gamae the Huskies beat Concord PeeWee 3 on goals by Garrett Sprenger (assist), Gunnar Senatore, Paul Molnar (assist) and Joe Sawitsky. JJ Barry and Keith Lehrman’s play was also prominent in the win. The Huskies then lost a close battle with NH East. Huskies goals were scored by Chase Buckman and Molnar (Quentin Barry assist). Tough defensive play by Nate Firman and Chris Schnyer helped the Huskies into the top seed in the next round via tie-breaker. The Huskies then lost to tournament champion Kearsarge. Scoring for Henniker were Palmer Timmons and Senatore (Cam Bishop assist). Steven Cantin, Braedon Miller and Zach Urban stood out for the Huskies in the effort. The Huskies were anchored in the tournament by goalie Jamo Bourque’s outstanding play.

Ski jumping

Luke Daniels (of Loudon) and Matt Doyle (of Salisbury) both athletes earned podium finishes at the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior Nationals in Minneapolis. In the Elimination Ski Jump Competition, Doyle topped the B class with a 69.5-meter jump, earning him a gold medal. In the two-men Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Competition, Daniels skied to a third-place finish, earning a bronze medal.

Babe Ruth signups

Concord Babe Ruth League will be holding registrations today at the Concord Boys and Girls Club at 55 Bradley St. from 6-8 p.m. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email minerys@comcast.net with any questions.

Youngsville signups

Youngsville will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Visiting Angels, located 14 Hooksett Road in Auburn, Saturday and March 16th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Signup can also be done at youngsvillebaseball.org. Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization, offering four divisions of baseball for 4-12-year-olds who must be team age by May 1, 2013. AAU Players are also welcome. The following towns are eligible for the league: Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Chester, Derry, Deerfield, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester, Pembroke and Raymond. Call 627-4820 or e-mail info@youngsvillebaseball.org.

Youth football signups

Bow Youth Football will be holding registrations for the 2013 season at Bow Memorial School March 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. and March 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bow Youth Football is open to all players entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2013.

Hockey tryouts

The Concord Capitals will be conducting travel team tryouts for the 2013-14 hockey season beginning Monday at the Everett Arena in Concord. Tryouts will be for boys’ mites (HS development) and girls U10-U19 divisions. Visit the CYHA website at leaguelineup.com/cyha1/.

Softball signups

Softball signups for girls ages 4-14 living in Pembroke and Allenstown will be tomorrow at the Pembroke Library from 6-8 p.m. Forms can be downloaded at suncooksoftball.com. They will also be available at the signup.

Men’s softball teams needed

Franklin Men’s Softball League is looking for additional teams to join the league. The nine-man modified pitch league season starts in late May. Contact Marc Duncan at 508-509-0812.

Tryouts/registrations

Football and cheerleading signups for Pembroke Junior Spartans are under way with registration ongoing. For information or to print a registration form, go to pfof.org or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.

HENNIKER YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION will hold tryouts for its 2013-14 season as follows: bantams today 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 HYHA.com.

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 concordnationals.org. Contact Alison Nyhan at awnyhan@gmail.com.

CHALLENGER DIVISION BASEBALL is a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball. Registration dates and times are as follows: Tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. at Abbot-Downing School, Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at Abbot-Downing School and March 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods. For informations about participation, or if you are interested in coaching, contact Taryn Seybold at cnllchallengerdivision@yahoo.com.

Concord High School spring sports signups will be today 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 today 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 penacookpride.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH will have sign-ups for baseball, softball and track and field tomorrow 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 tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 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 suncooklittleleague.com.

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 stick7847@yahoo.com or Tara Meader at CNYS2013@gmail.com, or visit concordsoftball.org 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 diamondgemsfastpitch@juno.com for more information.

CONCORD NORTHEAST BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL League’s registration deadline is Sunday. 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 concordnortheast.com.

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA in Hooksett is holding tryouts beginning Monday for youth hockey for the 2013-14 season. There are teams for players born in 1995 to 2008. For information, visit newhampshirejrmonarchs.com, or contact Bob at nhmonarchs@comcast.net or Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com.

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 rladd026@comcast.net 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 Grizzmgr@comcast.net.

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 smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 mark.searles@sau24.org.

BISHOP BRADY HIGH School 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 fvezina@bishopbrady.edu, 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 stick7847@yahoo.com or Tara Meader at CNYS2013@gmail.com 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 concordsoftball.org.

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 6dings@comcast.net.

Events

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.

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: Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m.; March 17, 9-10:30 a.m. Email Duke Sawyer at sawduke2@comcast.net with any questions.

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

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 lrffl.com, 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 scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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 nhswimschool.com or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484.

BOW RECREATION is registering for the following sports programs: floor hockey (starts tomorrow; 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 today-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 onconcord.com/recreation.

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC series will be conducted by the Merrimack Valley baseball program Monday-March 15 at Merrimack Valley Middle School. Session 1 (Monday, March 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 swheeler721@aol.com or 848-9533.

NHBUA’S BASEBALL UMPIRING class starts March 17 at Laconia High School. Sign up at nhbua.org or by contacting Tom Fischer at tfis281015@aol.com. 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 jcoughlin@sau53.org.

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 ihbbaseball.org for information and registration forms that can be mailed along with a check made out to John Bly.

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