A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High JV softball team improved to 5-0 with a 5-1 win over Pinkerton. Lexi Palmasino earned the win from the circle, pitching a complete-game four-hitter while striking out five. Kaleigh Otto (2-for-3, run, RBI) and Emily Redlon (1-for-3, two RBI) paced the offense.
∎ The Concord High School JV baseball team lost in extra innings to Pinkerton, 5-4. Connor Loughery (two hits, one RBI) and Will Scharlotte (two RBI) led the Tide offense.
∎ The John Stark JV baseball team (3-0) swept a doubleheader against Lebanon. In game one, the Generals scored eight fourth-inning runs to propel them to an 11-1 victory. Brock Bergeron gave up only one unearned run and one hit over four innings for the win. The offense was led by Calahan Loos (three RBI) and Bradley Morse’s three-run homer. Stark took the nightcap, 9-0. Egan Nickerson had three hits, while Karter Martin, Loos and Wesley Lamphere recorded two hits each. Lamphere and Garritt Aucoin combined on the shutout for the Generals.
∎ Pembroke JV softball came away with an 18-13 victory against Portsmouth. Courtney Duclos started on the circle for the Spartans, surrendering six runs in three innings. The Pembroke bats came alive in the top of the fifth inning, plating 10 runs, including a grand slam by Brianna Whitcomb. In the fifth and sixth innings, with reliever Kristin Kezar on the mound, Portsmouth scored seven runs, tying the score, but the Spartans answered the call in the top half of the seventh. Megan Forde reached base on a walk and Daisy Lyford pinch ran for her and scored on Kayla Bohaker’s triple. Pembroke scored four more times in the seventh and then shut out Portsmouth to secure the win.
After a see-saw battle, the Belmont High girls’ lacrosse team and New Hampton’s JV team played to a 8-8 draw. The game was tied 4-4 at halftime and Belmont relinquished a 6-4 lead in the second half. Allivia Burbank paced the Red Raider attack with three goals. Emily Ennis added two goals and an assist. Kate Witschonke, Katherine Jeas and Kaitlyn Berry tallied single goals. Taylor Becker recorded six saves in net, one on a free shot late in the game.
In Concord Area Softball majors action, Joe Kings defeated OutFitters Boutique, 9-4. For Joe Kings, pitcher Ashley Kelley was solid on the mound, recording six strikeouts in six innings. Elise O’Neil went 2-for-2, walked twice, scored three times and recorded five RBI. For OutFitters Boutique, Paige Weatherbee pitched a solid five innings, recording five strikeouts, and catcher Nicole Cacciola had a two-run home run and threw out two runners from behind the plate.
Concord Orthopaedics beat Rath & Young, 6-2, behind five solid innings of pitching by Adrian Kennedy. Jake Sullivan pitched well in relief. Noah Miller did a great job behind the plate and contributed a double and a single. Scott Franklin was solid in center field and added a triple and a double. For Rath, Ryan Merchant pitched well and added a single. Antonia Bennett added a single and played well at shortstop, while Axel Pothier did a great job as catcher.
The Loudon Freedom U13 girls beat Nashua World Cup, 3-0, in their first spring season game. Goals were scored by Kaliana Palhof (two) and Heather Sefton. Gwen Molind, Kaitlyn Covell, Becca Howe and Jillian Dusseault all played great to help secure the win.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton School baseball fell to Kimball Union, 14-7.
The Tilton School girls’ varsity lacrosse team fell to Proctor Academy, 13-3. Julianna Pliskin, Torrey Cazeault and Leah Corson scored for the Rams. Kenzie Gaudet had an assist and Tiana Cass made 18 saves for Tilton.
∎ The Tilton varsity baseball team (7-3) defeated Brewster, 6-2. Alex Winkelmann retired the game’s first 12 batters and wound up with a complete-game win, giving up four hits while striking out nine. Joey Colbert, Payton Baldillez, Blaise Healy (double), Harrison Schwarz and Isaiah Habib all drove in runs.
∎ Tilton’s golf team avenged an early-season loss by defeating Proctor, 7.5-1.5. James Haddock and Harry Brockman combined for all three points in the one and two positions. Sean O’Brien and Anthony D’Alessandro snagged 2.5 points out of their match. O’Brien showed great improvement. CJ Mulieri remained undefeated,and partner Nikko Markham came from three strokes down, but just fell short of winning his match.
∎ The Tilton boys’ lacrosse team fell in overtime to Kimball Union, 10-9. Jimmy Burns led the Rams with four goals and two assists. Andrew Myhre finished with three goals. The Rams also had goals from Jeremy Choroszy and Aidan Raslan. Freshman Nic Waring finished with two assists in his first career start. John Magliano made 16 saves.
The Proctor Academy boys’ tennis team defeated Tilton, 5-4.
∎ The Proctor girls’ tennis team beat Brewster Academy, 7-2.
∎ The Proctor baseball team fell to Holderness, 7-2, after giving up four runs in the seventh inning.
∎ The Proctor softball team defeated Holderness, 20-8.
∎ The Proctor girls’ lacrosse team defeated Tilton, 13-3.
Plymouth State results
The Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team defeated Southern Maine (the only other previously unbeaten team in the conference), 15-5. The Panthers were led by a balanced attack, with five players scoring multiple goals. Meghan McNabb led all scorers with four goals and one assist, while Caitlin Swanson notched three goals and an assist. Amy MacDonald, Shannon Connerty and Molly Gleason chipped in with two goals apiece.
∎ Brian Thompson hit a two-run double to cap a two-out, four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as the PSU baseball team pulled out a dramatic 12-11 victory over Castleton State College in a non-conference game. Rob Madonna finished with three hits and two RBI, while Brandon Cox and Jeff Runnals had two hits apiece, with Cox cracking his second home run of the year. Dave Tammaro, Cox and Justin Walsh drove in two runs apiece.
The New England College men’s lacrosse team (9-6, 7-1 North Atlantic Conference) used 16 different goal scorers to cruise past Green Mountain College, 31-0. Brian Gillis finished with a game-high nine goals. Tim Reilly scored three goals and dished out three assists, AJ Aitoro finished with three goals and two assists, and Chris Gomes netted three goals and had an assist for the Pilgrims.
In the first round of the North Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse playoffs, No. 3 Colby-Sawyer was upset by No. 6 Husson University, 12-11, after allowing a goal with 29 seconds left. Laurel Bauer (of Bradford) led CSC with three goals. The Chargers end the season with a 7-9 record.
NHTI athlete honored
New Hampshire Technical Institute has named Michelle Lizotte of Barnstead, a member of the NHTI softball team, Player of the Week.
Mountain bike festival
Pats Peak in Henniker will host the 12th Annual Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival the weekend of June 8 and 9. The festival features 24-Hour, 12-Hour, 6-Hour, X-Country Challenge and Downhill Thrill races. Riders will be competing for over $4,000 in cash and prizes. Check patspeak.com/bike.html or call 888-728-7732.
CONCORD YMCA is offering the following programs for the second spring session, starting Monday: indoor futsal (ages 3-14), basketball (ages 7-16), teen strength and sports conditioning (ages 13-18, on Tuesdays), kempo karate and hapkido (ages 7-and-older, meets Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday), and couch to 5K (ages 18-and-older, meets Tuesdays and Saturdays). Visit concordymca.org, call 228-9622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: ‘Sporties For Shorties’ (ages 4-6), runs Tuesdays, May 7-June 11 at the New Heights Community Center from 10:30-11:30 a.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, 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, May 9-June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6), May 4-June 15 at Keach Park; Coed Division I youth spring soccer (grades 1-2), Saturdays, May 4-June 12 from noon-1 p.m. at Keach Park; youth golf lessons (ages 7-13), Fridays, 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, Tuesday-May 28 for women and Thursdays, May 2-30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; archery lessons (ages 6-older), Fridays and Saturdays at the East Concord Community Center, starts May 3-4 and runs to mid-June; and family fitness and fun (parents and children), Wednesdays, May 8-June 12 at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
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.
wrestling camp that will teach the fundamentals of the unique style that has won Concord three state championships will be held June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wrestlers will develop great technique and be able to apply their new skills. The camp will be divided into the following age groups: Kindergarten-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Cost is $150, but only $125 for those who register by May 1. Visit freeteams.net or contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705.
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 July 8-12 and July 15-19 at NHTI for boys and girls in grades 4-10, 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 July 15-19 in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Printable forms can be found at hogancamps.com.
Soccer camp at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is accepting registrations. Camp runs Aug. 5-9 from 8 a.m.-noon for athletes entering grades 4-8. Registration is $75 per camper before July 1 and $85 after July 1. There is a family discount for two or more players from the same family for $65 per camper. The Coe-Brown Soccer Academy, for all area high school soccer players, will have a certified athletic trainer and strength/conditioning coach on staff. Camp runs Aug. 8-12 from 1-5 p.m. for athletes entering grades 9-12. Registration is $80 per camper before July 1 and $90 after July 1. Family discount for two or more players from the same family is $75 per camper. Go to coebrown.org and click on the “Seasonal Sports” link under summer programs for registration forms and information, or email Coach Josh Hils at email@example.com, or call 942-5531, ext. 144.
One V One soccer camp will be held Aug. 12-15 at Merrimack Valley High School’s Beede Field. Times for each age group are as follows: U12 from 9-11:30 a.m., U14 from 12:30-3 p.m., and U17 from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $90 for MV boys and girls. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord National Little League is still taking registration for t-ball ($60), pony ($80) and challenger leagues ($60) for boys and girls ages 5-8. Visit concordnationals.org. All other forms and payment should be sent to Alison Nyhan at 208 South Street, Concord, NH 03301.
CAPITAL CITY VIPERS Football and Cheerleading will hold registration for the 2013 season tomorrow from 5:30-7 p.m. at Penacook Elementary School for children ages 5-14 for both football and cheerleading. Visit capitalcityvipers.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season Monday 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 Dr., Unit 1 in Bow. Limelight Elite offers teams from Tiny (ages 5 and younger) to adult. All ages are welcome, and everyone will be placed on a team according to their skill level and team needs. Contact Janice at email@example.com.
GRANITE STATE RACING Team/Concord’s Running Club is a club of runners of high school age and older of all abilities. The club meets at the northeast corner of the Memorial Field parking lot on South Fruit Street in Concord at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. The team conducts weekly track workouts led by Coach Amber Ferreira. Contact Jim Monahan at 496-2827 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Pembroke Jr. Spartans football and cheer programs are holding signups for the 2013 football season 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 email@example.com.
Central Force girls’ AAU basketball program has openings on its 7th-, 8th- and 10th-grade teams. Call Mark at 340-1281.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and 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).
HILLSBORO MEN’S MODIFIED Softball league is 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 email@example.com.
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 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL is looking for a cross country 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.
CAPITAL CITY VIPERS (Pop Warner) are looking for experienced cheer coaches for the 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.
Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and is seeking coaches 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).
GRANITE STATE ROLLER Derby will open its third season Saturday at Everett Arena in Concord with bouts at 5 and 6 p.m. Children 10 and younger 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 bouts, programs and a 10-percent discount on all GSRD merchandise purchased at a bout. Advance tickets can be purchased at granitestaterollerderby.com or at: 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 Street in Bow.
Golf Tournament, the UNH ski team’s 21st annual, will be May 11 at The Links at Outlook golf course in South Berwick, Maine. The fundraising event, open to the public, is a four-person team scramble beginning at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $125 per person or $500 per team. To register for the event, be a sponsor or donate prizes, visit unhskiing.com. Contact UNH ski coordinator and Nordic Head Coach Cory Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-2317) or Alpine Head Coach Brian Blank (email@example.com, 512-4424).
First Tee of New Hampshire is hosting its 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament June 17 at Baker Hill Golf Club, 101 Baker Hill Road, Newbury. The start is 1 p.m. and is best ball format. Reservations for foursomes are being accepted, but space is limited. Donation is $230 per person.
Golf Tournament, Tinker’s 8th annual Gold Ball Tournament, will take place June 22 to benefit the McDonough Foundation. Call Tinker at 219-0675 or email Tinker at Tinker99@comcast.net.
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Hoops Tournaments for boys’ and girls’ teams are being held at NHTI. The boys’ tournament is June 29 (contact Coach Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org). The girls’ tournament is July 13 (contact Coach Kevin Gibbs at email@example.com).
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.
Youth charity golf tournament, sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will be held Aug. 31 at Loudon Country Club. Cost is $100 per golfer. Blank registration forms are available at the IHM Rectory Office, or call Co-Chair Paul Cantin at 223-9999. The deadline to register is Aug. 21.
CHS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME with the Concord High School boys’ soccer team is Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Field. All past players are welcome. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at email@example.com.