A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Winnisquam Unified volleyball team opened its season by defeating Dover in a close match, 26-24, 20-25, 16-14. Brad Long, Richard Dalton, DJ Aldridge and Caleb Kelly all played well for the Bears, who take on Spaulding on Friday.
The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team fell to Souhegan, 13-9. Stephanie Resnick led the offense with five goals, while Sarah Harper and Sierra Morris each added two. Kate Dasay and Brittney Munnell played strong defense.
The Concord High boys’ freshman baseball team defeated Winnacunnet, 5-1. Sean Fallon pitched five innings on no-hit ball to earn the win on the mound. Ben Nelson was 2-for-2, while Chris Ciolfi, Steve Moran and Chris Mulleavey drove in runs. Jacob Lewis got the save on the mound, also allowing no hits. Ciolfi played well defensively.
∎ The Concord High freshman softball team beat Winnacunnet, 11-10, in extra innings. Kelly Varnell pitched an eight-inning complete game with four strikeouts for the win. Varnell helped her cause with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored. The offense was paced by Zoe Honigberg (three hits, including a homer), Cailin Casey (two hits, three RBI), Cassidy Thompson (three hits, two RBI) and Cheyenne Wilson (walk-off hit in the eighth). Wilson also anchored the defense with outstanding play at shortstop.
A pair of Henniker teams opened play recently, with the U12 team losing to New Boston, 14-5, and the U10 team beating Weare, 10-6. Maddie Aucoin and Ashlyn Weston both pitched two innings against New Boston. Against Weare, Madison Dionne (who had never played softball before) pitched three innings and got six strikeouts. Katie Palmateer made a great out at second base. Ashley Brust had a double.
∎ The Vermette and Audley Construction Bow team won, 10-5. Ella Diers pitched a great game and Alannah Johnson pitched an incredible inning in relief. Vermette ran the bases well and Maddy Pratt had a great slide into home plate.
∎ Franklin Savings Bank defeated Concord Family Vision in AAA action. Sadie Merrow pitched well in her first-ever start, Dakota Benoit paced the offense with an RBI triple, and Erin McCarthy scored three runs. Patience Boley was strong in the circle for Concord Family Vision, while Libby Brown was solid behind the dish.
∎ South Main Street Service Center and Speedy Printing played a great AAA game. For South Main Street, Madyson Bohaker and Britney Hill pitched well, while Cierra Hill was solid behind the plate. For Speedy Printing, Shannon Trainor and Sarah Newton did a nice job pitching, while Kaylea Platt was solid behind the plate. Morgan Loomis, Janelle Gagnon and Gianna Bova scored for Speedy Printing.
∎ Elektrisola defeated the Hopkinton Red Hawks in MV 10U action. Haleigh Boutwell pitched a good game for Elektrisola, while Hannah Costello went 4-for-4 with a triple and Taylor Bailey went 3-for-3 with a walk to lead the offense. For Hopkinton, Jordyn Barrett, Abby Simpson and Ashley Ogder all played well.
∎ The Concord Police 10U team beat the Hopkinton Green Hawks, 9-5, in Capitol Area Babe Ruth action. Concord’s Abby Allen played a solid third base, while Aislinn McDonald played a flawless first before being called to the mound, where she struck out the side to end the game for her second save of the season. Hopkinton’s Mia Richtor pitched well and Emily Fleegle caught a good game, making an amazing play to tag the first runner of the game out trying to steal home. Mattie Houston added two hits for Green Hawks.
∎ In Capital Area Babe Ruth Seniors action, Emily Manning led Concord Orthopaedics to a win over Redlon Custom Carpentry with an RBI double, RBI single and two runs scored. Zoe Honigberg added two runs, a hit and an RBI, and catcher Cassidy Thompson threw out a runner trying to steal second. Redlon’s Caitlyn Long provided solid defense behind the plate, while Rylee Orlosk pitched solidly and Kelly Varnell made a relief appearance.
In Bow Cal Ripken minor league action, the Nelson Analytical Rockies lost their season opener to the Hopkinton Rattlers, 12-5. Shaun Lover pitched well, giving up one run in two innings of work, and scored a run. Brady Lacourciere played great defensively and scored a run. Nate Dolder showed patience at the plate, walking twice and scoring two runs for the Rockies.
∎ In Concord National Little League action, Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association took on Craigue and Son. For the Concord Police, Jennie Karam made several great defensive plays and Ben Hughes delivered some key hits. For Craigue and Sons, Molly Nyhan and Sam Barnard each had a good game at-bat and in the field.
Plymouth State result
The No. 4 Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse team defeated No. 5 UMass-Boston, 17-11, in the first round of the Little East playoffs. Chris Annunciata had a game-high five goals. Nick Morello tallied four and Ty Long scored three. Shawn McEvoy had a team-high three assists.
CSC players honored
Laurel Bauer of Bradford, a senior on the Colby-Sawyer women’s lacrosse team, was named to the North Atlantic Conference team along with teammates Ashley Reis and Amanda Murray. Bauer was tied for the team lead with 32 points (25 goals, seven assists).
NEC players honored
Four members of the New England College men’s lacrosse team were named to the North Atlantic All-Conference First Team, and two were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Sophomore goalie Chris Galluzzo of New London was named to the Second Team. Galluzzo recorded a 6-2 record while leading the conference with a .615 save percentage. Brian Gillis (attack), Adam Shute (midfielder), Pat Miles (midfielder) and defender Matt Hebert made the first team, while Tim Reilly (attack) made the Second Team.
MV coaches needed
Merrimack Valley High is accepting applications for the following coaching positions for the 2013-14 school year: winter spirit, girls’ varsity basketball and boys’ varsity basketball. Please email a resume and letters of reference to Kevin O’Brien, administrator for athletics (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UNH basketball signings
University of New Hampshire men’s basketball coach Bill Herrion announced the signings of Jaleen Smith and Williams Gabriel. Smith, a 6-foot-4 point guard, was named an All-State selection for Brazosport High in Texas. Gabriel, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Nigeria, played for Huntington Prep in West Virginia and led the school to an 83-8 record in four years, making him the winningest player in school history, including No. 1 in the country last year. Gabriel was also a McDonald’s All-America nominee.
Little League opening day
Concord American Little League will be hosting its opening day ceremonies at Grappone Park Saturday at noon. All 17 teams from the t-ball level through the majors division will be assembled on the field at one time. The honor guard from the Concord Fire Department will be presenting the Colors and the Concord Coachmen will sing the national anthem. A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out, followed by player introductions. The ceremonies will conclude by 12:45 p.m., with the Coachmen leading the crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballpark.” Immediately following the ceremonies, Rath, Young and Pignatelli will face Swenson Granite in majors division play.
Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: ‘Sporties For Shorties’ (ages 4-6), runs Tuesdays, Tuesday-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 through 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), Saturday-June 15 at Keach Park; Coed Division I youth spring soccer (grades 1-2), on Saturdays through 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, through May 28 for women and Thursdays, starting tomorrow-May 30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; archery lessons (ages 6-older), Fridays and Saturdays at the East Concord Community Center, starts Friday-Saturday 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.
CRIMSON TIDE wrestling Camp, which 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 today. Visit freeteams.net/ctwc, or contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705.
HAWKS BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 24-27 at Hopkinton High from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp will instruct players in the fundamentals of baseball, and campers will have the opportunity to practice their skills in daily games. Cost is $120 for ages 7-15. For more information or a registration form, please contact Coach Dave Chase at email@example.com or call 545-2960.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 942-5531, ext. 144.
One V One soccer camp will be held Aug. 12-15 at Merrimack Valley High’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 email@example.com.
CONCORD CAPITOLS Football and Cheer will hold open registrations for the upcoming season for grades 1-8 today at Rundlett Middle School at 7 p.m. Forms will be available at the registration sessions or online (leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=concordcapitols).
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 St., Concord, NH 03301.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to sign up.
Pembroke Jr. Spartans football and cheer programs are holding signups for the 2013 football season Sunday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rundlett Middle School has openings for a field hockey coach and a girls’ 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.
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).
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).
A Mountain bike festival hosted by Pats Peak in Henniker will take place 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.
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.
HANOVER LIONS TWIN State All-Star Lacrosse Games will be played June 22 at Hanover High. All participants are graduated/graduating seniors chosen by their respective coaches’ associations as outstanding players from their respective states of Vermont and New Hampshire. The girls’ game will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the boys’ game will begin at 3 p.m. Contact Star Johnson, event director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-3942, or visit the event website at twinstateallstars.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
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 email@example.com). The girls’ tournament is July 13 (contact Coach Kevin Gibbs at 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 is Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Field. All past players are welcome. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loudon Freedom girls’ U13 soccer team is inviting other competitive U13 players to train with their team for the remainder of the spring season with the possibility of earning an invitation to join the fall team if a roster spot becomes available. The team is coached by three certified coaches that run a structured practice while teaching new skills. The team practices at the Loudon Elementary School twice a week from 5-7 p.m. Contact Andrew Palhof at Palhof@comcast.net.
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.