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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Hockey champs

The U12 Lady Monarchs (pictured) defeated Andover in the championship game, 10-3. Goal scoring came from Corinne Robitaille, MacKenzie Potvin and Dominique Biron. Abby Houle faced a lot of pressure, but was solid in net for the Lady Monarchs. The team finished its inaugural season as league champions.

Tilton School results

The Tilton School girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Kimball Union Academy, 13-5. Sarah Erban, Concord’s Stasia Bogacz, Ree Managniello and Gabby Fountain scored the goals. Tiana Cass finished an outstanding game with 25 saves.

Holderness result

The Holderness girls’ tennis team defeated Kimball Union Academy, 5-4.

NEC result

The New England College softball team extended its winning streak to four games, sweeping NAC opponent Thomas College, 6-4 and 5-4. In Game 1, Olivia Stanley picked up the win, pitching six innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out four. Elizabeth Harrigan earned the save. Taylor Belsito (3-for-3, double, two RBI) paced the offense. In Game 2, Harrigan pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four. Alyssa Hoot went 2-for-4.

UNH result

University of New Hampshire gymnast Kayla Gray scored a 9.825 on balance beam to finish in a fifth-place tie during the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Morgantown Regional. Competing as an all-arounder, Gray added a 9.675 on vault and a 9.600 on uneven bars for 37th place in both events to go along with a 9.725 on floor exercise (tied for 23rd) for an all-around mark of 38.825 (13th). Austyn Fobes, who was competing as a collegian for the final time, bounced back after a low vault score (8.950, 42nd) to register a 9.775 on bars (tied for 17th), a 9.700 on beam (tied for 27th), a 9.775 on floor (tied for 13th) and a 38.200 on all-around (16th). Hannah Barile, an event specialist, totaled a 9.775 on vault (tied for 24th) and a 9.125 on floor (38th). Michigan won the Morgantown Regional with a 196.725 to edge Big Ten rival Illinois (196.025) for the championship. The Wolverines and the Illini will compete at the 2013 NCAA Gymnastics Championships on the campus of UCLA on April 19-21.

UNH news

Senior captain Connor Hardowa of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team signed an amateur tryout (ATO) contract with the Abbottsford (British Columbia) Heat of the AHL. Hardowa played in 143 career games, including all 39 games in 2012-13. He recorded 43 points on 11 goals and 32 assists over his four years, including 15 points during his senior season.

Camps/clinics/lessons

Concord YMCA is offering the following programs: Soccer (Futsal) for ages 3-14, basketball for ages 7-16, strength and sports conditioning for ages 13-18, Kempo Karate and Hapkido for ages 7 and up, and Couch to 5K for ages 18 up. Visit concordymca.org or contact Concord Family YMCA at 228-9622 or rrojek@concordymca.org.

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

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is offering a spring session of “Learn to Play Hockey” beginning April 22. The program is open to ages 4-10, and the cost is $99. The arena will also be offering a Spring Drills and Skills program for mite- and squirt-aged players starting April 22. Call 485-1100 or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com.

Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: 5K YES I CAN! program (ages 18+) meets twice a week through 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+), 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+), 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; 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+), check online for times; adult golf clinics (ages 18+), 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 May 8-June 12 at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

BOW RECREATION is 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. Wednesdays or 9-9:30 a.m. Thursdays); ages 4-6 (9:45-10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-noon or 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, or 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays); a more-competitive league for 6-year-olds (practices on Tuesday evenings with games on Sundays). Youth lacrosse is open for children ages 4 through sixth grade at the following times: ages 4-6 (10-10:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. Fridays); coed grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. Fridays); girls-only grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. Thursdays). All programs are open to residents and non-residents. Stop by the Bow Community Building or call 228-2222.

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 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 melanie.brown@unh.edu.

PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps for this summer will be held on the following dates at NHTI: Rip City Basketball Camp June 24-28, girls point guard/post player camp June 30-July 2, boys point guard/post player camp July 5-7 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 21-25. Check hogancamps.com or call 340-1719.

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.

PLAY ON! SOCCER CAMP will be held at NHTI from July 8-12 and July 15-19 for boys and girls in grades 4-10, adding a second week due to the popularity of the camp under the direction of Coach Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Check hogancamps.com.

SHOOTER’S GOLD BASKETBALL Camps for boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be held in six towns in New Hampshire during two weeks. Week 1 will be July 8-12 in Meredith, Gilford and Littleton. Week 2 will be held July 15-19 in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Printable forms can be found at hogancamps.com.

Tryouts/registrations

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 minerys@comcast.net for registration options.

CAPITAL CITY VIPERS football and cheerleading registration will be held today at the Rundlett Middle School gym foyer from 5-7:30 p.m.

FIELDHOUSE SPORTS in Bow is accepting team and individual registrations for the spring indoor soccer session. Games will begin Saturday and will end June 22. Youth leagues (ages 5-18) will play on Saturday afternoons and evenings, while adult leagues (ages 19-60) will play one weeknight per week (Monday-Thursday from 6-11 p.m.). To register as an individual or as a team, call Fieldhouse Sports at 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.

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 limelightelite@gmail.com.

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.

Pembroke Junior Spartans football and cheer programs are holding sign-ups for the 2013 football season the following dates: 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 to kids in grades 5-8 from Allenstown, Pembroke, Chichester, Epsom and Hooksett. Go to pfof.org or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.

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 jackf428@hotmail.com.

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 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 2004redsox2007@metrocast.net.

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 palhof@comcast.net 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 scb7201@gmail.com to arrange a workout. Visit nhlightning.org.

The Central Force girls’ AAU basketball program has openings on its 7th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade teams. Call Mark at 340-1281.

GRANITE STATE BASEBALL League (GSBL) is currently looking for players to compete in the 2013 season. Teams play 18 regular season games on Sundays starting in April, playoffs begin in August and the league hosts an annual All-Star Game. There are currently 22 teams that compete in +21, +28, +38 divisions. Visit gsbl.net or email GSBLbaseball@yahoo.com.

The NH Northern Lights U14 girls’ softball team is looking for more positional players and pitchers for upcoming season. The team plays ASA and other tournaments. Practices are held in Hillsboro. Contact Shawn Atkins at 495-6170 or skatkins@gsinet.net.

The Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and it is seeking players for this summer season, which will begin the first week of June. Call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or 224-3377 (ext. 16).

Coaches needed

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 smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 mark.searles@sau24.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 fvezina@bishopbrady.edu, or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.

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 6dings@comcast.net.

The Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and it is seeking coaches, players, and sponsors for this summer season, which will begin the first week of June . Call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or 224-3377 (ext. 16).

Events

WHIFFLEBALL tournament will be held at NHTI on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Sign up with Coach Lloyd at clloyd@ccsnh.edu.

TINKER’S EIGHTH ANNUAL Gold Ball Golf Tournament will take place on June 22. The tournament benefits the McDonough Foundation. Call Tinker at 219-0675 or email Tinker at Tinker99@comcast.net.

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Tournament for boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are being held at NHTI. The boys’ tournament will be June 29 (contact Coach Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu). The girls’ tournament will be held July 13 (contact Coach Kevin Gibbs at ksamg@comcast.net).

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 mskidds@coebrown.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 scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

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