A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High JV baseball team defeated Merrimack in five innings, 12-2. Connor Dunn got the win on the mound and also drove in three runs from the plate, while Gracion Smith, Rob Law, Nick Dupre and Jared Grondin all chipped in with two hits apiece.
∎ The Concord JV softball team beat Merrimack, 15-1, in six innings to improve to 4-0. Lexi Palmisano struck out six and allowed two hits in four innings, and also went 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBI. Taylor Carchide had a strikeout and allowed three walks and one run over the final two innings, and Kalli Sargent when 3-for-5 with a double and RBI.
The Belmont High girls’ lacrosse team improved to 2-0 with a win over the Kearsarge JV squad, 12-3. The Lady Red Raiders opened up a 10-0 lead in the first half. Anna Scott (four goals), Kaitlyn Berry (three goals, assist), Allivia Burbank (two goals, assist), Emily Ennis (goal, assist), Katherine Jeas (goal, assist) and Hailey Clough (goal) supplied the offense for Belmont, while goalie Taylor Becker made five saves.
The Pembroke Academy Unified volleyball team opened its season with a win against Gilford. The Spartans won two of three sets, consecutively winning 25-18, 25-14, before dropping the third set, 15-13. Karen Steele dominated the court with nine points, Lisa LaFratta scored six points, and Owen Sansoucie totaled five points.
In Senior Softball action, Crossroads Country Store topped Karma Water, 10-5. Sam Hodkinson had seven strikeouts and scored twice in the win. Lexi Girouard and Natalie Lacourse also scored twice in a balanced offensive attack. Rebekah Hodgman played an outstanding overall game.
Road race results
The ninth annual Delta Dental 5K Benefit Road Race drew more than 450 runners to the NHTI campus to raise money for the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund for NHTI students. On the men’s side, top NHTI cross country runner Nacho Hernando captured first place with a time of 17 minutes, 5 seconds, followed by Sam Evans-Brown of Concord at 17:16 and Gilmanton’s Scott Clark at 17:18. For the women, New London’s Jennifer Mortimer captured first place with a time of 18:21, followed by Abbey Wood of Laconia at 18:49 and Hopkinton’s Christin Doneski at 18:50.
The Proctor Academy boys’ lacrosse team increased its winning streak to three with a 12-6 win over Kimball Union Academy. Proctor led 9-2 at the half, saw Kimball Union come back to make it 9-5, then scored three unanswered to secure the victory.
The Tilton School varsity baseball team (5-3) beat the New Hampton School, 6-1. John Witkowski pitched six strong innings for the Rams, scattering three hits and striking out seven. Blaise Healy (double, run) and Mark Hovsepian (two doubles, two RBI) led the offense with two hits each, while Harrison Schwarz, Joey Colbert and Packy Witkowski also had RBI singles.
The Colby-Sawyer College baseball team defeated New England College, 5-4. The Chargers took a 2-0 lead on a two-run double by Vinny Monahan. New England College tallied four runs in the top of the third, with Conor Crouse, Christopher Smith and Brandon Adorno each recording an RBI in the inning. CSC cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the fifth thanks to an error and a wild pitch. The Chargers’ Tyler Stotz began the bottom of the seventh with a double and was followed by a game-tying RBI double from Andy Lapple, sending the game into extra innings. Jeff Dunn led off the eighth with a triple then came around for the game-winning run when Cody Pelletier reached on an error. Kevin Keith earned his sixth win after tossing a scoreless inning of relief. Alex Drost went the first seven innings and gave up four runs on eight hits.
The New England College softball team split a doubleheader with Husson University, winning the opener, 7-6, before getting shut out in game two, 11-0 in five innings. The two teams traded runs in the first game, as NEC took a 5-3 lead after the sixth only for Husson to jump back ahead 6-5 on a three-run homer in the seventh. Rebecca Allen hit the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh. NEC’s record stands at 17-15 overall.
HILLSBORO MEN’S MODIFIED Softball league is still looking for teams to play this season. Contact Danny Perham at 464-3692.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Regional High School has the following openings for the 2013-2014 School Year: JV Football Assistant, Varsity Wrestling, Girls JV Basketball, and Varsity Baseball. Send a current resume, 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 at email@example.com.
BISHOP BRADY HIGH School 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.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ volleyball head coach, JV girls’ volleyball head coach, winter spirit head coach, varsity boys’ basketball head coach. Send a letter of intent, résumé and three recent references to: Jay Wood/Athletic Director, Hillsboro-Deering HS, 12 Hillcat Drive, Hillsboro, NH 03244, or email@example.com, for consideration.
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.
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).
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL is looking for a cross country coach. Send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or e-mail email@example.com.
GRANITE STATE ROLLER Derby will open its third season April 27 at Everett Arena in Concord with games at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Children 10 and under are admitted free, and adults are two for $15 for advance tickets. Season passes are also available for $20, and include a ticket to each of the four home games, game programs and a 10-percent discount on all GSRD merchandise purchased at a game. Advance tickets can be purchased at granitestaterollerderby.com or at one of these local vendors: Spank Alley Skate & Board Shop, Concord Headlines and Arnie’s Ice Cream. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. Fans are invited to attend the event’s after-party held at Chen Yang Li on 520 South St. in Bow.
The First Tee of New Hampshire is hosting its 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament at Baker Hill Golf Club on June 17. The start is 1 p.m and is best ball format. Reservations for foursomes are being accepted. Space is limited. Donation is $230 per person and includes a box lunch, hors d’oeuvres and prizes, and a brief auction and cash bar will be available.
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.