A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Eastern High ski champions
The boys’ ski team from New Hampshire, which included several local skiers, finished first in the recent Eastern High School Championships (above), held at Cannon Mountain. The girls’ team finished fourth overall at the event, which attracted 250 skiers, all public high school students, from 18 states. Anders Hanson of Bow High was crowned the top overall skier after winning the giant slalom and finishing first in one of the slalom runs. Other locals who had high finishes were Elias Hatem of Bow (12th GS, 35th slalom), Brad Moore of Hillsboro-Deering (19th slalom) and Danielle Gould of Bow (19th GS). Other local skiers on the New Hampshire team were Sunny Choi of Bishop Brady, Angelo Palmer of Belmont, Collette Gould of Bow and Karragen Boyle of Belmont. Bishop Brady’s Sal Alosa was the head coach and Bob Cummings of Bow was one of the assistants. The top four team finishes for boys and girls were: boys, New Hampshire first, Vermont second, Massachusetts third and Maine fourth; girls, Connecticut first, Vermont second, Massachusetts third and New Hampshire fourth.
Local judo athletes competed at the Montreal Cup, a prestigious event for junior judo. Gabrielle Proksa, of Dunbarton, took first place in her +63 kg. (open) U15 female division, while younger sister Krysten Proksa took the silver medal in the all-boys’ division U11 group (Krysten’s high ranking disqualified her from the all-girls’ division). Michael Anglin, of Manchester, earned an honorable finish in the U13 -42 kg. division.
Plymouth St. results
The Plymouth State baseball team picked up a doubleheader sweep of Southern Vermont College and dropped a game to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the completion of a game suspended by rain on Monday. Starting pitcher Michael Welch was solid in the opening 5-2 win over SVC, while the Panthers outhit SVC 19-2 in the second game to win, 13-1. In the third game, PSU had a 2-0 lead over Oshkosh before surrendering three unearned runs in the third inning and lost, 3-2. PSU is 6-2 during its play in Florida.
∎ The Plymouth State softball team played solid but suffered a pair of tough losses, falling to Ramapo College (N.J.), 4-2, and Amherst College, 2-1. Against Ramapo, Calli DeGrace hit a home run for the Panthers but Ramapo erupted for three runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. The Panthers (2-5) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning but couldn’t add any offense as the Jeffs pulled ahead with single runs in the third and fifth innings.
The following Merrimack Valley students received Scholar-Athlete awards at the Capital Center this week: Stephanie Croteau, Alexandria DeSantis, Rebekka Donovan, Rachel Howell, Maureen Mullen, Jordan Neylon, Alexandra Puntin, Josh Lambert, John Lindonen and Vincent Tevnan.
NH Chips cancelled
The NH Chips Showcase for NH high school basketball underclassmen scheduled to be played at NHTI Friday night has been postponed. A new date will be announced for late June. The Senior NHBCO All-Star basketball games will be played as scheduled Saturday, with the following schedule: D-3 vs. D-4 girls (1 p.m.); D-1 vs. D-2 girls (2:30 p.m.); D-3 vs. D-4 boys (5:45 p.m.); and D-1 vs. D-2 boys (7:15 p.m.).
Capital City Vipers
Capital City Vipers football and cheerleading registrations are Friday at the Concord Boys & Girls Club from 5-6:30 p.m. The March board meeting will be held immediately following registration.
Stark wrestling alumni dinner
John Stark wrestling alumni dinner will be Saturday at 6 p.m. in the JS high school cafe. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 529-5327.
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.
LACONIA LACROSSE CLUB registration is 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.
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.
Youngsville baseball tryouts for 8-12-year-olds will be held March 30 at Youngsville Cal Ripken Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.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.
Pembroke Junior Spartans football and cheer programs are continuing with their sign-ups for the 2013 football season. Upcoming sign-up dates are April 7 and May 5 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pembroke Town Library, and June 2 from 10 a.m.-noon at Three Rivers School in Pembroke. The program is available for all kids from Allenstown, Pembroke, Chichester, Epsom and Hooksett. Grades 5-8 are eligible to participate. Go to pfof.org or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara Meader at CNYS2013@gmail.com. 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 email@example.com.
John Stark winter sports awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place tomorrow. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
UNH gymnastics program is holding classes for school-age community children Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Fieldhouse through May 1. The spring session, which began March 13, features two separate class times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. (session A) and 5:15-6:15 p.m. (session B). Each session costs $90 plus a $20 registration fee if not already paid for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Melanie Brown at 862-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 today 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 Sunday 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.