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Youth basketball

The Henniker 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ division one team (pictured) came home with the championship trophy after putting together an undefeated season. Members of the championship team are: (back row, l-r) Jack Brown, Ryley Colby; (middle row, l-r) William Shattuck, Noah Greene, Isaiah Lovering, Jonathan Gould, Joseph Simeone; (front row, l-r) Chase Patterson and Reilly Woodbury. Missing are Sam Hammond and coaches Dave Simeone and Randy Lovering.

∎ In the Concord Parks & Recreation 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ championship, the White Knights squeaked by the Orange Team, 32-31, in a game with numerous lead changes. Will Coles scored 14 points for the winners and David Tumaini had eight points with most coming in the fourth period to overcome a deficit. Isaac Fiske played excellent as point guard and Austin Jewell used his height to stop many opposing players from driving to the basket. For the Orange Team, Bryson Blanchard scored nine points, including two 3-pointers, and sparked the offense with several assists. Collin Maloney scored seven and had two steals on defense while Joeb Daniels added six points and pulled down some key rebounds. The White Knights team members are Jasper Anderson, Coles, Fiske, Sebastian Hart-Meyer, Jewell, Reid Ljungholm, Ben Normandeau, Sam Orzechowski, Freddy Seekamp, Brendan Sheehan and David Tumaini. They are coached by Gary Ford with assistants Matt Reidy and Erik Ljungholm.

∎ On Saturday, the Orange Team (Abbot-Downing 2) won a hard-fought victory over the Green Team (Abbot-Downing 1) for the 5th- and 6th-grade girls’ recreation city championship, 28-16. Strong team defense, depth and improved rebounding allowed the Orange Team (8-1) to hold off the Green Team (6-3). Scoring came from Quinn Daniels (12 points), Fabiana McLeod (12 points) and Barbara Kilmister (four points). Strong defensive performances by Kendra Flint, Fartun Shegow and Emma Williams helped contain the Green Team’s leading scorers, Jillian Curley and Kylar Buchholz, to seven points each. Orange Team forwards Grace Milliken and Georgiana Nicolosi provided rebounding at both ends of the court.

Youth hockey

The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 3 team beat Lewiston, Maine, 4-3 in overtime, to advance to the Seacoast League Tournament finals. The game-winning goal was scored by Graham Lewis. Scott Prospert and Lewis both scored two goals each with assists from Aiden Roy (two) and Brendan McLaren. Ethan Rule played great in goal for the Caps.

∎ The Angelina’s Restaurant Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team defeated the Woburn, Mass., AAA team, 2-1. Hayden Parent assisted on the game-tying goal scored by James Shea. Brett Patnode scored the game-winner off a remarkable pass by Zac Drew with 30 seconds left.

∎ The U12 Lady Monarchs beat the Tewksbury Redcats, 6-2. Abby Houle was solid in net while scoring came from Jordyn Wasiejko, Corrinne Robitaille and Dominique Biron.

Ski jumping results

The Andover Outing Club performed well in a field of more than 60 competitors at the Lebanon Outing Club Skimeister Mud Meet on Saturday. Matt Doyle placed second, Warren Bartlett third and AJ King sixth. Master Skier John Conley placed 10th and Kathleen Doyle had a stellar day for her first ever meet. Juniors Eliza Guiliani, Noah King, Spencer Lovlien, and Matt, David and Sophia Reynolds all had outstanding races.

Nordic result

Sarah Nadeau of the Hopkinton High Nordic ski team finished second overall at the 2013 New England J2 Championships. She was second in the skate race, second in classical and eighth in the sprint. The field was comprised of squads from New England, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

UNH result

The UNH women’s basketball team fell in the America East tournament semifinals to Albany, 71-57. Kaylee Kilpatrick scored a team-high 17 points in addition to four rebounds and three blocks. Morgan Frame recorded 11 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a career-high six assists. Cari Reed finished with 14 points and four rebounds. Frame and Reed, both seniors, were named to the All-Conference Second Team.

Colby-Sawyer results

The Colby-Sawyer College baseball team split a pair of games against Lesley. The Chargers lost 4-1 in the first game, but won the second, 1-0. In the first game, Alex Drost threw a complete game and surrendered five hits in the loss. Rob Wallace hit an RBI single for the lone run. In the second game, Jordie Scheiner pitched a complete-game shutout.

Flag football fundraiser

The Lakes Region Flag Football League will be holding its first Flag Football Breast Cancer Fundraiser Sunday to benefit Stacey Dickinson of Meredith. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field and will be held snow, rain or shine. The LRFFL is inviting all former players, current players (including its Men’s Summer League teams and Women’s Spring League teams) as well as those who just want to give flag football a try to come out. Anyone from age 4 and older can play flag football, a 5-on-5 non-contact sport. Adults who wish to play will be asked to make a $10 donation and kids will be asked to make a $1 donation. Individuals will be placed on a team or form your own team (all-men, all-women, adult co-ed, father-son, mother-daughter, etc.) to play in a round-robin tournament. Register at lrffl.com.

Flag football registrations

Lakes Region Flag Football League’s women’s spring season registration is under way and open to all women in the Lakes Region area older than 18 as of April 1, 2013. The seven-week season starts April 19 at 7 p.m. with hour-long games played Fridays on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. The LRFFL youth flag football league is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region area between the ages of 4-17. We have five co-ed age divisions: 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17. Register at lrffl.com.

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.

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.

FRANKLIN WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE is looking for teams interested in joining a modified-pitch softball league. Games take place on Monday and Tuesday nights at Odell Park in Franklin. Contact Angela Carey at 998-9966 or via email at 2004redsox2007@metrocast.net.

PENACOOK PRIDE AAU Basketball is looking for 3rd- and 4th-grade boys. If interested, go to Loudon Elementary School tomorrow at 6 p.m. Visit penacookpride.com.

LOUDON FREEDOM SOCCER Club is looking for U12 and U14 girls to play during the upcoming spring season, which starts in mid-April. Contact Andrew Palhof at palhof@comcast.net to get in touch with a specific coach. LFSC competes in the Granite State Soccer League. Cost for the spring session is $125, not including uniform cost.

U13 SEACOAST EXPRESS girls’ soccer team has openings for players for the spring season. Open tryouts will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Fieldhouse Sports. Contact Coach Dawn Cerrato at 661-8107 prior to the tryout date.

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 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 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 13-15) levels. Contact Chandra Dinger, cheer coordinator, at 753-6236 or 6dings@comcast.net.


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. Next workout is Sunday, 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 today from 8-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per player per session. Contact the CSC at 224-1655.

HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH School will hold its winter sports awards night Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the HDHS gymnasium. Attendance is required by all student-athletes; proper dress is required.

PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES in Concord is hosting a free educational event entitled “Play Ball – Smarter” Thursday at the Concord office at 25 Hall St. (Gateway Center) from 6-7:30 p.m. The program will focus on avoiding baseball-related injuries while improving performance. The program is for athletes (middle school-high school age), coaches and parents. Speakers will include Karen Boselli, MD, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, and Josh Hamilton, an athletic trainer formerly with the Philadelphia Phillies. Space is limited; reserve space by calling 226-3500.

LAKES REGION FLAG FOOTBALL League will hold the Flag Football Breast Cancer Fundraiser Sunday 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.


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.

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 through 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 through 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 today-Friday at Merrimack Valley Middle School. Session 1 (today, Wednesday and Friday from 6-7:30 p.m.) will focus on the fundamentals of fielding, hitting and baserunning (cost is $35). Session 2 (tomorrow and Thursday 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 Sunday 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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS lifeguarding program will be held at Colby-Sawyer College on five Wednesday nights from March 20 through April 17 from 4-9 p.m. Visit swimnh.com to register, or call 724-7484 for more information.

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.

CONCORD HIGH Meet the Coach Night will be held April 4 at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. All spring athletes and their parent/guardians are expected to attend. Also, all CHS spring sport team photos will be taken April 4 at 3 p.m. at CHS.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION will be conducting a Rules of Golf clinic at Concord Country Club April 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A $15 fee will be charged for lunch. Call John at 569-3471 or email jjelley@nhgolf.com to register, as space is limited.

BOW RECREATION is registering for the following sports programs: 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.

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.


CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL Booster Club will be having its next meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the CHS Student Center.


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.

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.

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA in Hooksett is holding tryouts beginning today 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.

The Concord Capitals will be conducting travel team tryouts for the 2013-14 hockey season beginning today at the Everett Arena in Concord. Tryouts will be for the boys’ mite, squirt, peewee and Bantam divisions, and the high school development program, while the girls will try out for the U10-U19 divisions. Visit the CYHA website at concordyouthhockey.org for registration forms as well as specific dates and times.

Concord High School girls’ tennis signups will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Room 2038.

PENACOOK PRIDE AAU basketball will hold a tryout for girls in grades 7-9 Thursday at Boscawen Elementary School at 7:15 p.m. Visit penacookpride.com.

NORTHWOOD LADY MAVERICKS AAU girls’ basketball team is holding tryouts Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Northwood School. Girls eligible for participation include those who were in fourth grade as of Oct. 1, 2012, and cannot be older than 11 on Aug. 31, 2013. For a fifth-grade athlete wanting to play down, she must be no older than 10 on Aug. 31, 2013. Third-graders are eligible if they can compete with a fourth-grade skill level. Contact Head Coach Dave Elliot at zackyspizzeria@myfairpoint.net, or call 679-9900. Players in 5th-8th grade interested in the Mavericks should contact Paul Tilton at pntkac@comcast.net.

NEW ENGLAND DIAMOND GEMS are hosting 14U fastpitch softball tryouts Saturday – 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

Youngsville baseball will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Visiting Angels, located 14 Hooksett Road in Auburn, Saturday 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.

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.

HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH begin 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.

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.

LACONIA LACROSSE CLUB is getting registration under way for the upcoming season, with practices starting the week of March 18. The club is open to boys and girls from Laconia and surrounding towns (including Belmont, Meredith, Center Harbor and Tilton) at the U9, U11, U13 and U15 levels. New fees for first-time players is $50; family fee is $95. For U9 players (boys and girls who did not turn 9 before Sept. 1, 2012), registration is free. Space is limited. Contact Tony Pederzani at 528-5449.

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

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 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.

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