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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Plymouth St. results

The Plymouth State baseball team was swept in a doubleheader with the Otterbein University Cardinals, 12-4 and 6-5. In the first game, PSU was down 5-0 after the first inning and trailed 9-0 before getting on the board in the fifth. In the second game, Plymouth State led 4-1 in the fourth inning after a three-run homer by Steve Beard but gave up four runs in the following inning. Otterbein broke a 5-all tie in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly. The Panthers (7-4) wrap up their spring trip with another doubleheader today against the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

UNH news

University of New Hampshire senior gymnast Austyn Fobes was named to the All-East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) First Team on uneven bars and all-around, Second Team on vault, balance beam and floor exercise, and was selected as the Wildcats’ team MVP during the EAGL Championship Banquet, held at the University of North Carolina. Junior Hannah Barile was named All-EAGL First Team on floor and Second Team on vault, sophomore Kayla Gray made the All-EAGL First Team on balance beam and Second Team on floor, senior co-captain Jen Aucoin notched All-EAGL Second Team honors on bars, and sophomore Erika Rudiger was tabbed to the All-EAGL Second Team on floor. UNH was also recognized for its league-leading 16 EAGL All-Academic Team members along with three Wildcats receiving certificates for EAGL weekly awards this season, while UNH associate director of athletic media and public relations Mike Murphy received the EAGL co-Administrator of the Year award. The 2013 EAGL Championship is today at 2 p.m.

Concord American Softball

The Concord American Softball League will host a clinic today from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Concord Sports Center. The clinic is open to all Concord American Softball players with a $5 cost. Registration for the upcoming season is still open. Visit

Bow Youth Baseball/Softball

Bow Youth Baseball and Softball is still accepting registrations for the Babe Ruth Division. Players 13-15 years old from Bow, Chichester, Epsom and Allenstown are eligible. Also available are 13-year-old prep league and age 14-15 divisions. Contact Michael Celenza at

Concord National LL

Concord National Little League will be holding in-person registration today at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a table set up for registration, questions and coupons. Also, Major/Minor evaluations will be at the Concord Sports Center from 6-8 p.m. for all of those trying out for Majors and Minors. Registration will be available at CSC from 5:30-6 p.m. Concord Sports Center is located at 2 Whitney Road #1 in Concord. Call 224-1655.

Concord Babe Ruth

Registration is ongoing for Concord Babe Ruth League. Visit or email for registration options.

Gilmanton 5K Road Race

The Capitol Area Race Series begins March 30 with the Gilmanton 5K Road Race. Registration can be done at or from 8-9:30 a.m. at the race. Contact


SENIOR NHBCO ALL-STAR basketball games will be played as scheduled today, 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.). Admission for the girls’ session will be $6 for adults and $2 for students and seniors, with doors opening at 11 a.m. Concessions will be provided, and several special contests will be held during the day as well as the presentation of awards to players and coaches. Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at or 603-230-6484, ext. 4209.

JOHN STARK WRESTLING alumni dinner will be today at 6 p.m. in the JS high school cafe. RSVP to or call 529-5327.

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 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

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


Baseball clinic, Pembroke Academy’s third annual, will be held tomorrow 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

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.

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

Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: 5K YES I CAN! program (ages 18+), 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.); Tot Tennis (ages 3-5), Wednesdays May 8-June 12 from 10-10:45 a.m. at Keach Park courts; adult beginner tennis lessons (ages 16+) Thursdays May 9-June 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Merrill Park courts; adult tennis league (ages 16+), a league designed for advanced beginners to intermediate level players in singles and doubles, runs Tuesdays from May 7-June 11 from 7-8 p.m. at Merrill Park; youth tennis lessons (ages 8-15, check website for times and dates); youth tennis league (ages 16+), a coach-assisted league for children who are able to play games at a beginner level, runs Thursdays from May 9-June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park. Visit or call 225-8690.

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

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 to register, as space is limited.

BOW RECREATION is currently offering tee ball and youth lacrosse programs. Tee ball is available for the following age groups: ages 3-4 (12:15-12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays or 9-9:30 a.m. on Thursdays); ages 4-6 (9:45-10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-noon or 1-1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, or 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. on Thursdays); a more competitive league for 6-year-olds (practices on Tuesday evenings with games on Sundays). Youth lacrosse is open for children ages four through sixth grade at the following times: ages 4-6 (10-10:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. on Fridays); coed grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. on Friday); girls only grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. on Thursdays). All programs are open to residents and non-residents. 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 for information and registration forms that can be mailed along with a check made out to John Bly.


JOHN STARK SPRING SPORTS parent/athlete meeting will be held Thursday 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.


CHALLENGER DIVISION BASEBALL registration is today 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

Granite State Raiders basketball registration and tryouts will be held today and tomorrow at the Concord Boys and Girls Club. A $30 sign-up fee will be required. Today’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. Tomorrow’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.

CONCORD NORTHEAST Baseball & Softball League will hold its player evaluations Tuesday (softball) and Wednesday (baseball) at Concord Sports Center (Exit 17 off of I-93). Visit for times and details.

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

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 or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.

CONCORD POST 21 Junior and Senior American Legion Baseball tryouts will be held April 7 (6-9 p.m.) at Concord Sports Center. Players eligible to try out must attend Concord HS, Hopkinton HS, Merrimack Valley HS, Pembroke Academy, Bishop Brady HS, Pittsfield HS or Concord Christian Academy, or your residence must be closer to Concord HS than the high school that you currently attend. This year, players must be able to play for Concord Senior Legion (ages 14-19) in order to participate in the Concord Junior Program (ages 14-17). Your age on Jan. 1, 2013, is your relevant age for this season.

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

Players needed

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

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

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 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.

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 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

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 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 (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

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