A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Henniker Huskies Edmunds Ace Hardware Bantam team finished its season with a loss in the final of the Casco Bay Invitational Tournament. Henniker beat the Casco Bay Kings in the first game, 7-4. Patrick Early and Tim Meserve each scored to break a 2-2 tie in the second period. The Huskies next took down Central Connecticut, 7-3. Defensemen Bridget Pope and Justin Bowen each found the net, while Adian Molnar also scored, and Jake Boucher put in the rebound from a Cam Bourque shot. Henniker progressed to the semifinals after topping the Maine Devils, 6-1. Kainen Lassonde, Tim Sawitsky and Bourque all scored nice goals in the win, and goalie Thomas Scott played well, allowing a single goal. The semifinals saw Henniker best Holton Maine in overtime, 5-4. Mickey Bridgeman had a huge game with five goals, including the overtime winner. The Huskies’ run came to an end against the Gorham Maine Huskies in the final, 4-2. Bridgeman and Sawitsky each scored in the second period to put Henniker on top 2-0, but Gorham scored four straight goals.
The New England College women’s lacrosse team lost at home to Wellesley, 18-4. Wellesley (4-4) ended the first half on a 7-0 run before going on to outscore the Huskies 9-1 in the second half. The Pilgrims dropped to 1-5.
Plymouth State results
The Plymouth State University baseball team got a road shutout of Rivier, 1-0. Jeff Runnals and Spencer Webb combined on a two-hit shutout. Runnals (2-1) allowed just two hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out four, while Webb pitched two perfect innings to record his second save of the season. Ryan McIntosh singled home Justin Walsh in the third inning for the only run of the game. PSU improved to 9-6.
∎ The PSU women’s lacrosse team beat Castleton State, 18-8, on the road. Meghan McNabb (two goals, seven assists) and Amy MacDonald (four goals, two assists) led the way for the Panthers, who went on separate 7-0 and 5-0 scoring runs to stay far ahead of Castleton.
The Limelight Elite All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season April 18 from 5-6:30 p.m., April 29 from 5-7 p.m., May 11 from 9 a.m.-noon and May 12 from 1-4 p.m. All assessments will be held at the Limelight Gym located at 7 Tallwood Drive, Unit 1 in Bow. Limelight Elite offers teams from Tiny (ages 5 and under) to adult. All ages are welcome, and everyone will be placed on a team according to their skill level and team needs. To register or for more information, contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Force AAU Girls’ Basketball Program will be holding a three-day tryout today, tomorrow and Sunday at Belmont Middle School. Today, 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. Tomorrow, 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.
Youngsville baseball tryouts for 8-12-year-olds will be held tomorrow 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.
BOW YOUTH BASEBALL and Softball will accept registrations for the Babe Ruth Division until April 7. Players between the ages of 13-15 from Bow, Chichester, Epsom and Allenstown are eligible. Space in the 13-year-old prep league and 14- and 15-year-old divisions are available. Contact Michael Celenza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CONCORD FLYERS girls’ track and field program will begin its 22nd year May 20 at the Memorial Field track. All area 3rd-8th-grade girls are eligible to participate. Practices will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening (with a few exceptions) from 5:30-7 p.m. There will also be a few practice meets on Sunday mornings during late May and June from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The team will also travel to Manchester’s Livingston Park on Thursday evenings during late June and July for open meets that begin at 6 p.m. The registration fee for new team members is $80 (uniform included) and $40 for returning team members. Contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or email Jack at email@example.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.
NH LIGHTNING SOFTBALL Club is seeking one more player for its 14U-Black team. The team will play in seven ASA-sanctioned tournaments throughout northern New England, concluding in late July. Call 344-7201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a workout. Visit nhlightning.org.
Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ freshman soccer 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, tomorrow 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.
LAKES REGION FLAG FOOTBALL League is holding a “Demo Day” tomorrow from 1-4 p.m. on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. This event is free.
CONCORD HIGH Meet the Coach Night will be held Thursday 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 Thursday at 3 p.m. at CHS.
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.
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.
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.
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 Thursday-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; April vacation preschool soccer camp (ages 4-6) April 22-26 from 1-2 p.m. at Keach Park; April vacation soccer camp (grades 1-6) April 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon; April vacation golf camp (ages 7-12) April 23-26 from noon-5 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6) May 4-June 15 at Keach Park (sign up by April 12 to avoid a $10 late fee); Coed Division I youth spring soccer (grades 1 and 2) Saturdays from May 4-June 12 from noon-1 p.m. at Keach Park; Youth golf lessons (ages 7-13) Fridays from May 10-31 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course from 4-5 p.m.; warm-up golf clinics (ages 18 and up), check online for times; adult golf clinics (ages 18 and up) Tuesdays from April 30-May 28 for women and Thursdays from May 2-30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; and family fitness and fun (parents and children) Wednesdays from May 8-June 12 at Keach 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.
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 Northeast Baseball and Softball League is holding a Special Meeting of the Members April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Congregational Church on Mountain Road. The proposed changes to the league’s by-laws will be discussed. Both the current by-laws and proposed changes can be found at concordnortheast.com. All regular members are encouraged to attend and are eligible to vote. Review the proposed changes prior to the meeting. The monthly Board of Directors meeting will commence at 6:45 p.m.