A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High JV softball team lost to Salem, 14-10. Izzy Stoddard led the offense, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. Emily Redlon (3-for-4, run) and Kalli Sargent (1-for-4, two-run homer) also hit well for the Crimson Tide.
∎ The Concord JV boys’ lacrosse team beat Nashua South, 5-4. Goals were scored by McKinley Smith, Connor Tibbets, Alex Gosselin and Brian Galvin. Chris Galatis and Tim Levins anchored the defense for the Tide.
∎ The Concord JV baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to pull off a come-from-behind win against Salem, 7-4. Jacob Szulc and Connor Loughery led the offense with two RBI apiece, while Blake Bouldry, Mark Houston and Rob Law each had two hits.
∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team played well but fell short in the bottom of the seventh at Mascenic to lose, 10-9. Defensively, Lily Scammon made several nice plays from third base, Morrigan Bernier had a key catch in deep center field, Caroline Flood was a menace to Mascenic on the bases and played well at first and third, and Samantha Brewer made several nice plays from short. McKayla Reale continued her strong innings in the circle, and Kay Andrew caught a screaming line drive at second base.
Middle school results
The Hopkinton Middle School softball team beat Three Rivers, 11-3. Hopkinton’s Alexis Blanchette struck out 19 batters, with defensive help from Emily Santis behind the plate. Both Blanchette and Santis hit a triple, while Abby Santis and Grace Gauthier each had multiple hits to help offensively. Lauren Christie and Stephanie Berube split the pitching duties for Three Rivers, while Kaitlyn Long, Nicole Lewis and Meghan Gauss all played well for the Panthers.
∎ The Three Rivers Middle School baseball team lost its home opener to a tough Hopkinton team, 10-1. Damon Smith pitched well in relief for TRS and scored the team’s only run.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School track team participated in a large multi-school meet at Kearsarge. Maddie Clark came in first place in the mile and the 800, Belle Sullivan had a great qualifying discus throw of 57-8, Aiden McClusky jumped 4-8 in the high jump, and Aiden Molnar came in first place in the 800. The Hopkinton boys’ and girls’ 4x400 relay teams each won.
The Pembroke Unified volleyball team swept Laconia, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 31-29). Karen Steele served a total of 13 points for the Spartans, Kegan Bean served six points, while exceptional ball handling and teamwork were displayed by Adam Bradley and Sawyer Fornier.
Archery In Motion will hold its instructor certification program this month. The Level I course will be May 18 or 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord, while the two-day Level II course will be May 18 and 19 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the same location. Call Archery In Motion at 219-0294 for information and pricing.
Concord High School has an opening for a JV 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimack Valley High School is accepting applications for the following coaching positions for the 2013-2014 school year: winter spirit, girls’ varsity basketball and boys’ varsity basketball. Email a résumé and letters of reference to Kevin O’Brien, Administrator for Athletics, at email@example.com.
In majors division play, the Concord National Little League Post 21 Giants improved to 3-0 after beating Beacon Hill, 5-1. The Giants were led by the outstanding pitching of Steven Drewes, who struck out 12 and threw a complete game. Dakota Cooper and Tyler Bruns both hit triples and drove in runs, while Nick Grimbilas threw two runners out attempting to score.
∎ Concord Ortho played a great game against Parker Education. Matthew Drewes had a hit, while Alex Lewis played well defensively for Concord Ortho. For Parker Education, both Josh Roberge and Riley Weeks had hits.
∎ In majors division Cal Ripken baseball play, the Concord Northeast Rowley Agency team beat the Hopkinton Whales, 13-9. Steven Benson, Zach Brewer, Shepyrd Murdough and Arthur Snow led the Whales team to take an 8-2 lead early in the game. CNE Rowley Agency’s had good batting from Jackson Wilkes, Tommy Duhaime and Dominic Mangone, while Jonah Wachter’s pitching was excellent, which allowed CNE to take the lead and secure its first win of the season.
∎ Thomson Lawn Care improved to 4-0 with a win over the Merrimack Valley American Legion Team. Tyler Simpson pitched two scoreless innings, and Tyler Wright came in to pitch two more great innings and made a tremendous diving play in the field. Sean McDonough made a great play across the diamond at shortstop, caught by Will Shoemaker at first base. Zach Miles led off with a double for Thomson, followed by a towering home run by Kurts Stadnicki. Tyler Wright, Sean McDonough, William Woods, Michael Ghiorzi, Tyler Simpson and Jamie Huffman all had hits as well.
In girls’ major division action, Vinnie’s Pizzaria defeated Lavallee Oil. Aniecia Vargas had her first grand slam of the season, Holly Dube added two hits and Yvette Kagirimpundu’s triple plated two runs. Izzy Dunn and Aniecia Vargas controlled the game from the circle, while Carly Torrance had another outstanding performance behind the plate. McKaylee Loomis, Olivia McCarty and Taylor Monterio provided the offense for Lavallee Oil.
∎ Lavallee Oil defeated Stonehill Landscaping, 14-6, behind the strong pitching of Olivia McCarty (two hits, eight strikeouts). Mckaylee Loomis had two hits and scored two runs, while Chantal Mainville and Nicole Cansler also had big hits for Lavalles. Stonehill had strong games by Kendra Renfors and on the mound from Tiffany Hodkinson.
∎ Claudia’s and Speedy Printing competed in an AAA matchup at Volunteer Field. For Claudia’s, Kailynn Boyle, Olivia Anderson and Jordan Cromwell hit the ball and ran the bases well. For Speedy Printing, Shannon Trainor and Sarah Newton shared the mound, while Kaitlin White, Brooke Gagnon and Lily Moyer provided hits and multiple runs.
The Concord Crush U15 girls’ team defeated Hopkinton, 16-6. Maisie O’Shea led the team with seven goals, Rebecca Proulx added six, with Julia Ek (two) and Delana Erickson adding the other three goals. Jodi Simonton and Gabi McDonald played strong for the defense, and goalie Avery Loosigian played a strong game in net.
Dick Ennis, Jim Whelan and Bill Leber placed first in the Mojalaki Senior League. Jerry Morin, Jim Delaney, Dave Palfrey and George Ewing took second, and the team of Al Robertson, Dave Merwin and Wayne Andrews finished in third. The Mojalaki Senior League plays every Thursday morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.
∎ In today’s two-ball best ball event at the Concord Country Club, two teams tied for first place. Kevin Hobbs and Chick Smith, and Chuck Catcher and Tony Hartigan shot a 62. In second place with a score of 63 was the team of Doug Duval and Larry Cooper.
Tilton School results
The Tilton School defeated KUA in a golf match, 7.5-1.5. James Haddock, Harry Brockman and Anthony D’Alessandro won points and Sean O’Brien golfed well. CJ Mulieri won to remain undefeated and Nikko Markham added half a point.
∎ The Tilton boys’ tennis team won its first match of the season, 8-1. The Rams swept doubles play with Harry Harter and Alex Zorn (8-6), Edison Kim and Javier Fuster Antolin (8-3) and Naiyi Hu and Michael Notice (8-3) recording wins. Zorn, Kim, Antolin, Notice and Feihao Li won their singles matches.
∎ The Tilton varsity softball team beat Holderness, 12-2. Pitchers Jordan Bluhm (two doubles, two RBI), Becca Roberts (single) and Megan Sargent (two hits) held Holderness to just two hits and one earned run. Audra Spaulding had two hits and two RBI, and Sophia Blanchard belted a triple.
∎ After falling behind 4-0, the Tilton varsity baseball team (9-3) came back with a 15-5 win over KUA. Gilford’s Alex Winkelmann improved to 4-1 with the pitching win. Blaine Healy was 4-for-4 with seven RBI, three runs and two triples.
∎ The Tilton boys’ JV lacrosse team lost to Holderness, 10-5. Mike Abou Raad led the Rams with four goals, and Danny Notice added one. Goalie Shane Blewitt made 14 saves.
Plymouth St. result
The Plymouth State University softball team advanced past the first round of the LEC tournament with a win over Rhode Island College, 6-4. The No. 2-seeded Panthers (25-15) never trailed against the No. 5-ranked Anchorwomen and will play No. 3 Western Connecticut State University in the next round. Juniors Sam Hebert, Jackie Digman and Bekah Jackson each belted a home run for the Panthers.
Student-athlete of the month
Bradley Moore, a senior at Hillsboro-Deering High, was selected by the NHIAA as its male student-athlete of the month. Moore runs outdoor track in the spring and captained the golf and Alpine skiing squads. He is a five-year letterman in golf and Alpine, and also participated in the Meet of Champions for Alpine.
Concord native Brittany Premo, a sophomore middie at Thomas College, was named to the 2013 NAC East Division Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference First Team.
Honor Society members
The following three locally based college football athletes were named as members of the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is made up of players from all divisions of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career: Chris Zarkoskie (UNH), Matt Fiore (Plymouth State) and Mike Miller (Plymouth State).
UNH spring football
The UNH football program will hold a food drive to benefit Saint Thomas More Parish food pantry at the Blue-White Game that closes out spring football camp tomorrow. Fans are encouraged to donate a canned food item at Cowell Stadium prior to the 12:30 p.m. scrimmage. Admission to the game is free.
The Concord Boys & Girls Club will be hosting an informational meeting for youth football and cheerleading in the Concord area May 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Eastman School in Concord (the Concord Boys & Girls Club will be based here while it is under construction). There will be board members on hand to answer any questions.
The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association will be holding its annual Junior Girls’ Championship June 27 at Intervale Country Club in Manchester. Junior girls, under the age of 18 as of the date of the tournament, will compete in one of eight divisions. Four divisions cater to the younger golfers (ages 5-11). The Munchkin and Cricket divisions play a shortened layout of five or seven holes, while the Pee Wee and Mini divisions play nine shortened holes. Golfers in the junior and senior divisions, ages 11-17, compete in one of four divisions and play nine or eighteen holes, depending on their ability. Trophies will be awarded to the top players in each division. Entry fee is $10. Applications will be accepted until June 11. Call 356-9051, 798-5589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Applications can also be downloaded directly from nhwga.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 St., Concord, NH 03301.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season 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 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 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 and JV girls’ volleyball 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.
Merrimack Valley High School 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).
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).
Concord American Little League will be hosting its opening day ceremonies at Grappone Park tomorrow 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.
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.
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 through 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-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 through May 30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; archery lessons (ages 6-older), Fridays and Saturdays at the East Concord Community Center through mid-June; and family fitness and fun (parents and children), Wednesdays through 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. 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.