A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Plymouth State results
The Plymouth State University softball team wrapped up its week in Florida on Friday by winning its final two games at the National Training Center, defeating Oneonta State, 8-1, and coming from behind to nip New Paltz, 13-12, in a dramatic 10-inning thriller. Against New Paltz, the Panthers’ Taylor Mancini delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th for the victory. Whitney Roberts registered the win in relief, pitching the final 62∕3 innings and allowing just three earned runs on five hits while striking out three. Bekah Jackson had two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Shirley Butterfield contributed a double and three RBI. Jackson cracked a double, a triple and her second home run of the season and drove in three runs to lead the Panther offense in the win over Oneonta State. Sam Hebert and Jackie Digman both went 2-for-4 with two RBI, with Digman belting her first homer. Nora Galvin notched her first win of the season, allowing just two hits and one unearned run over five innings while striking out seven.
∎ The PSU baseball team played a pair of tight games in the finale of its Florida trip yesterday. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh came from behind in its final at-bat in both ends of the doubleheader to defeat the Panthers, 5-4 and 8-5, in the Gene Cusic Classic. In the first game, Ryan McIntosh and Steve Beard each recorded an RBI, while Dave Tammaro doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Rob Madonna. Cody Gilchrist pitched the first five innings for PSU, allowing three runs and striking out four. In the nightcap, PSU jumped on top, 4-0, in the second inning with four unearned runs, but Oshkosh rallied with six runs in the sixth.
∎ Shannon Connerty matched her career-high with seven goals yesterday as the PSU women’s lacrosse team defeated Pacific University, 16-5, in non-conference action. The Panthers also got three goals from Caitlin Swanson, two goals and three assists from Amy MacDonald, and a goal and three assists from Meghan McNabb. Molly Gleason collected 11 draw controls for the Panthers, and Kristen Guest posted a team-high eight ground balls and four caused turnovers. Goalie Lorin Field made 10 saves before giving way in the last six minutes to Casey Currann, who stopped both shots she faced.
Kayla Gray scored a 9.875 to win the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) balance beam individual championship, and the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team placed sixth overall with a 194.175 at yesterday’s EAGL Championship. North Carolina State won its fifth EAGL title with a 195.175 to edge 22nd-ranked Maryland (195.100), Pittsburgh (194.875), George Washington (194.750), North Carolina (194.225), UNH, Rutgers (193.925) and Towson (192.675). Gray, who became New Hampshire’s first EAGL beam champion since Mariana Pena-Trestini in 2006, earned a berth on the EAGL All-Tournament First Team on beam, floor exercise and all-around, where the sophomore finished tied for second place with a 39.150. Austyn Fobes earned All-Tournament First Team on bars and Second Team on vault, floor and all-around. Hannah Barile was tabbed to the All-Tournament First Team on floor and Second Team on vault, while Jen Aucoin was named to the All-Tournament First Team on bars. Elissa Solomon garnered All-Tournament First Team on beam, Courtney Connors was named to the All-Tournament Second Team on vault, and Erin Machado notched a spot on the All-Tournament Second Team on floor. The Wildcats will find out if they qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships when the field of 36 teams is announced tomorrow at 3 p.m. during the NCAA Division I Gymnastics Selection Show (ncaa.com).
The Colby-Sawyer College women’s lacrosse team fell to Bridgewater State, 20-9. Laurel Bauer led the Chargers with three goals, while Michelle Upham added two goals.
The New England College men’s lacrosse team defeated Maine Maritime Academy, 15-5. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Brian Gillis, who finished with a game-high five goals and one assist. NEC’s James Putney scored two goals to go along with four assists, while Adam Shute posted three scores on the afternoon.
AAU basketball tryouts
The Central Force girls’ AAU program will be holding a three-day tryout Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Belmont Middle School. Friday, Grades 5-6 try out from 6-7 p.m., grades 7-8 from 7-8 p.m., and grades 9-10 from 8-9 p.m. Saturday, grades 5-6 try out from noon-1 p.m., grades 7-8 from 1-2 p.m., and grades 9-10 from 2-3 p.m. Sunday,grades 5-7 try out from 6-7 p.m. and grades 8-10 from 7-8 p.m. Registration fee is $25. Parents should accompany players on the first day to complete paperwork; arrive early to fill out registration form. Email Mark at email@example.com.
Baseball clinic, Pembroke Academy’s third annual, will be held today 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
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.
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 swimnh.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register, as space is limited.
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.
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.
Granite State Raiders basketball registration and tryouts will be held today at the Concord Boys and Girls Club. A $30 sign-up fee will be required. Today’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.
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 email@example.com.
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 concordnortheast.com for times and details.
Youngsville baseball tryouts for 8-12-year-olds will be held Saturday 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.
CONCORD AMERICAN Softball League registration for the upcoming season is still open. Visit concordamericansoftball.com.
CONCORD BABE RUTH League registration is ongoing. Visit concordbaberuth.com or email email@example.com for registration options.
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.
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 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. CNYS will host two free coaches clinics, held at Martin Park, Saturday 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.
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.