A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Hopkinton girls’ basketball 5th- and 6th-grade A team (above) won the 31st annual Karp’s Klassic, defeating Indian River, 37-22. Amelia Thomas, Chloe Wood and Abby Symonds were named to the All-Tourney team, and Lyndon Flanagan was given the Sportmanship Award. The team members: front row, Taylor Clark, Chloe Wood, Amelia Thomas, Erin Donahue; back row, Lyndon Flanagan, Abby Symonds, Katelyn Meserve, Lola Ackerman and Coach Danielle Meserve. The tournament win capped an excellent season, with the Hawks finishing second in the Merrimack Basketball League. Other regular-season players (not pictured) were Grace Clark, Maddy McCluskey and Coach Shawn McCluskey.
The Angelina’s Restaurant Concord Capitals defeated Newburyport, Mass., 6-3. The Capitals were led by Alex Pfeifer’s two goals. Hayden Parent, Noah Drew, Devein Perry and Brett Patnode all chipped in one goal. Assists came from James Shea (two), Hayden Parent (two), Arhat Vaidya (two), Brett Patnode, Ian Dennison and Zac Drew. Playing strong defensivly for the Capitals were Aiden Pope, Eaton Tarbell and Nate Carter. Alex Reynolds had a strong showing in net, turning away multiple shots. The Capitals then defeated the SMS team, 4-1. Scoring for the Capitals were Zac Drew, Patnode, Pfeifer and Parent. Patnode and Pfeifer also captured an assist apiece. Devin Perry, Cam McGonigle and Parker Frederikson also has strong offensive showings with some great forechecking efforts. Vaidya, Dennison, Pope, Tarbell and Cooper Leppard played very strong as a defensive unit. Reynolds played another solid in goal for the Caps, which included a big penalty shot save.
High school athletic awards
Scholar Athlete Awards for Division II will be held at the Capital Center for the Arts today at 9:30 a.m.
JOHN STARK SPRING SPORTS parent/athlete meeting will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents and athletes will be sent to various classrooms to meet with their specific coaches. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian are expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact the coach to make alternate arrangements.
Bow Youth Football will be holding registrations for the 2013 season at Bow Memorial School today from 6-7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bow Youth Football is open to all players entering grades 3-8 in the fall.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH spring sports tryouts and practices begin today: softball from 2:30-5 at the HDHS gym, baseball from 5:30-8 at the HDHS gym, and track and field 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 2012-13 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.
LACONIA LACROSSE CLUB is getting registration under way for the upcoming season, with practices starting this week. 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 fee 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 tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the school.
Youngsville baseball tryouts for 8-12-year-olds will be held Saturday at Youngsville Cal Ripken Park until 11 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHALLENGER DIVISION BASEBALL registration is Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The league 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 baseball. For informations about participation, or if you are interested in coaching, contact Taryn Seybold at email@example.com.
Granite State Raiders basketball registration and tryouts will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Concord Boys and Girls Club. A $30 sign-up fee will be required. Saturday’s tryouts are as follows: 7th-grade-and-under boys at 8 a.m., 8th- and 9th-grade boys at 9 a.m., 9th-11th-grade girls at 10 a.m., and 10th-11th-grade boys at 11 a.m. Sunday’s tryouts are as follows: 8th-grade-and-under girls at noon, 9th-11th-grade girls at 1 p.m., 7th-grade boys at 2 p.m., 8th-9th-grade boys at 3 p.m. and 10th-11th-grade boys at 4 p.m. Contact Frank Alosa at 491-2495.
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 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. There are five co-ed age divisions: 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17. Register at lrffl.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Regional High School has coaching openings for 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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 (beginning 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark winter sports awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place Thursday. The evening will start in the gym at 6 p.m. where all teams will be recognized as well as presenting Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athlete awards. The evening will conclude by programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific recognition and dessert.
COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD ACADEMY is accepting nominations for its 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. Applications can be obtained through the main office or at coebrown.org on the “Athletics” page. All applications must be received in the Academy office no later than July 1. Contact Athletic Director Matthew Skidds with any questions at 942-5531 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., 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.); Adult Tennis League (ages 16+), a league designed for advanced beginners to intermediate level players in singles and doubles and runs Tuesdays from May 7-June 11 from 7-8 p.m. at the Merrill Park Tennis Courts; Youth Tennis League (ages 16+), a coach-assisted league for children who are able to play games at a beginner level, league runs Thursdays from May 9-June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the Merrill Park Tennis Courts; youth tennis lessons (ages 8-15, check website for times and dates). Concord Recreation’s 2013 spring brochure can also be viewed at onconcord.com/recreation.
AMERICAN RED CROSS lifeguarding program will be held at Colby-Sawyer College on five Wednesday nights from Wednesday 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 third 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register, as space is limited.
BOW RECREATION is registering for tee ball (starts April 30, for boys/girls ages 3-6) and lacrosse (starts May 2, for boys/girls ages 4 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.