A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Belmont High girls’ club lacrosse team returned to the win column by defeating Pinkerton, 12-8. Kaitlyn Berry, Allivia Burbank and Emily Ennis each recorded a hat trick to lead the Lady Red Raiders. Belmont scored three minutes into the contest to take a lead it would never relinquish, but Pinkerton held Belmont to a 5-4 lead at halftime. In the second half, the Red Raiders found their rhythm and extended the lead to improve to 6-1-1. Zoe Zeller scored twice, Clorissa Roode once and both Burbank and Scott recorded two assists. Goaltender Alexa Robbins turned aside 10 shots. Maddi Blajda, Jen Hamilton and Sarah Thayer played well in the offensive end of the field.
The Winnisquam JV baseball team defeated Franklin, 10-6. Ryan Smith was the winning pitcher and Devin Martinez picked up the save and scored two runs. Cordell Summers had a hit and scored three runs, and Ben Wirth doubled in a run and scored.
∎ The Hopkinton JV baseball team lost to Bow, 11-3. Max Legier (1-for-3, three runs, stolen base), Dave Nelson (2-for-3, double, two RBI, stolen base) and Nolan Quinn (1-for-3, RBI) were responsible for the Hawks scoring. Second baseman Etienne Fontaine got his first career assist on defense.
∎ The Concord Christian JV softball team suffered its first loss, falling to Newport, 10-2. Lily Rivera pitched six strong innings for the Lady Kingsmen, recording 10 strikeouts and allowing only three earned runs. Rivera, Morgan Draus and Kendra Jarvis led the offense. Draus was solid behind the plate, and Debbie Clymer and Kaitlyn Purtell both played well on the left side of the infield.
The Concord High freshman baseball team defeated Nashua North, 8-3. Sean Fallon got the win on the mound, going 6 1∕3 innings and allowing two runs. Chris Ciolfi, Matt LaTourette and Jacob Lewis all had big hits and RBI for the Tide, while Chris Mulleavey scored a run thanks to some smart baserunning. Bradley Murphy played well defensively, as did Eli Boyle, who turned a double play. Stephen Moran pitched well in relief.
Middle school result
The Merrimack Valley Middle School softball team lost a pair of recent games to fall to 0-4. The Pride fell to Andover over the weekend, 14-12. Katelyn Hill went 2-for-3 with two runs and Ann Bascom had three RBI. Sam Hodkinson and Taylor Gilman combined for six strikeouts. Yesterday, the Pride lost to Laconia, 18-13. Maddie Godfrey had two stolen bases and three runs, and Brooke Palmer had a home run and four RBI.
In Cal Ripken minors action, the Bow KBW Reds picked up their third straight win, defeating CNE Fratello’s, 20-12. Matthew Selleck pitched two strong innings to record the victory and also hit a home run. Ryan Leonard struck out the side in his one inning, Owen Petretta had several spectacular plays at first, Chase Wing had a hit and fielded well, Michael Pelletier and Anthony Constant also reached base and scored, and twice Ethan Gray stole his way around the bases. For Fratello’s, Donovan Hayes and Nathaniel Wachter shined on the mound, Zachary Hooper had his first base hit of the year and scored twice, and Colin Nelson also had a base hit and solid base running.
∎ Sal’s Pizza beat Complete Car Care, 9-6, in Concord Babe Ruth action. For Sal’s, Chandler Paradis and Chris Ciolfi both put forth strong pitching efforts and had two single apiece. For CCC, Jacob Fontneau had a big two-out hit to drive in the first run and Cosmo Marcelli pitched three strong innings.
∎ Also in Concord Babe Ruth, Complete Car Care beat CPPA, 10-7. For CCC, Joe Viola pitched three strong innings, allowing only one run. Trevor Clough hit a ground-rule double that left the park, and Kevin Suarez and Spencer Fleming both hit triples. For CPPA, Max Lamora and Noah Wachter pitched well. Blake Bolduc doubled, and Brenden Sheehan had a nice catch and a single.
∎ In Concord National Little League, Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association took on Concord Ortho. For the Concord Police, both Anna Tardiff and Cody Hampson had great games. For Parker Education, Matt Drewes played well and had some great hits, while Sam Foulds made some good defensive plays.
∎ In Concord Northeast Cal Ripken majors action, the HR Clough Hopkinton Whales held off the Bow Rangers, 9-8. Travis Huff led the way for the Whales with two doubles, a single and four RBI. Arthur Snow, Colby Marshall and Steven Benson played well for the Whales. Bow was led by the hitting of Nicky Cohen and the pitching of Caleb Olson.
∎ In a Babe Ruth matchup, Banks Chevrolet defeated Kiwanis, 10-4. Griffin Gilbert and Jadon Rienstra combined on a one-hitter for Banks. Nick Tobin had two hits, including a triple, while Gabe Tobin had two hits. Austin Lavoy reached base three times and Christian Owusu made a great play in the field. For Kiwanis, Tyler Stinson had a hit and Jacob Martin pitched well.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth seniors action, Delia Barry struck out five batters and doubled as the Concord Orthopaedics “PTs” beat Crossroads Country Store. Nicole Tobin singled and scored three run, and Bryn Mayo had two hits and an RBI. For Crossroads, Miranda Crane had a great performance behind the plate and Lexie Small had a double.
∎ Speedy Printing of Suncook and Chichester squared off in a AAA game. For Speedy Printing, Shannon Trainor, Sarah Newton and Kaitlin White shared pitching duties, while Megan Wallace, Hannah Vacco and Janelle Gagnon contributed on offense. For Chichester, Julia Cipriano had a good performance pitching, while Bridget Mercier provided the offense with two hits.
∎ Franklin Savings Bank defeated Concord Police, 12-11, in a U10 contest. For Franklin Savings Bank, Abby Shagena pitched well in her first-ever start, while the offense was led by Sarah Cook with two runs nd Jocelyn Horstall with a walk-off two-run double. The Concord Police offense was led by Renee Wesojas with two hits and Meghan Murray with two runs. Meghan McGonagle played solid defense.
Brummett goes national
Gabi Brummett of Bow will attend the U14 Girls Soccer National Team camp in Portland, Ore., from Sunday through May 19. Brummett plays for the FC Stars of Massachusetts in the Elite Clubs National League. She is the leading goal scorer in the nation for the ECNL.
St. Paul’s result
Tanina Cadwell’s three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning erased a 3-1 deficit as the St. Paul’s School softball team (7-3) beat Proctor Academy, 5-3. Miller Torrance then singled, advanced on a passed ball and an error, and stole home to score the final run for St. Paul’s. Cadwell also pitched and allowed seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts.
The Tilton School varsity baseball team improved to 11-3 (9-1 in Lakes Region League) with a 3-1 win over Proctor Academy. John Witkowski earned the win for the Rams, going five innings and giving up one hit while striking out seven. Alex Lebowitz pitched the final two innings to earn the clutch save as he got out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. Mark Hovsepian hit a long two-run homer to lead the offense.
Men’s basketball signups
Teams interested in the Concord Men’s Basketball League summer season should contact Andy Pappas at 228-3278. League play begins May 20.
Euestrian open barn day
Maine and New Hampshire’s 2nd annual equestrian open barn day will be held May 18 with demo lessons, riding demos, pony and horse petting and more. Local barns participating include Gelinas Farm in Pembroke, Goin’ Broke Farm and JSC Performance Horses in Sutton, and Windswept Farm in Canterbury.
A youth baseball camp to benefit CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) at Pembroke Academy has been changed to June 25-29. The camp still has a lot of openings. Go to ihbbaseball.org, or contact Coach John Bly at 558-1320 or email@example.com.
Yoga for Kids Camp will be held at Bow High July 8-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-10. Space is limited. Contact Bow Recreation at 228-2222 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Tournament, the UNH ski team’s 21st annual, will be Saturday 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 (email@example.com, 512-2317) or Alpine Head Coach Brian Blank (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or call 643-3942, or visit the event website at twinstateallstars.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association will hold 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. 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. 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 through 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 through 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 through June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6), Saturdays through 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 through May 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.
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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Junior Lifeguarding courses are being offered for ages 11-14 at Copoco in Concord and Southern NH University in Hooksett. Visit swimnh.com for a full schedule or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 545-2960.
The 3rd annual Hawks Softball Camp will be held June 24-27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun and is run by Hopkinton varsity softball Coach Dan Meserve. Cost is $75 and it is open to any area girls entering grades 3-8. Email email@example.com for a camp brochure or with questions.
FUTURE STARS FIELD Hockey Camp for girls entering grades 1-5 will be held at Hopkinton High School June 24-27 from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $75. Contact Coach Patty Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
NEW ENGLAND CATCHING Camp offers four-day, 16-hour camps July 22-25 and Aug. 5-8 at Lions Field in Hudson for both baseball and softball. Players ages 8-12 meet 8 a.m.-noon, and ages 13-18 meet 1-5 p.m. Visit catchingcamp.com and click on the link for Summer Camp or call Coach Jay Weaver at 882-8981.
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’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.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon and Sunday 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.
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.
Soccer tryouts for Seacoast Express United are scheduled for May 28-31. Tryouts are for U11-U18 players for the club and premier teams as well as registration for other EDP and Grassroots programs. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Concord Boys & Girls Club will host an informational meeting for youth football and cheerleading in the Concord area Monday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Eastman School in Concord (the Concord Boys & Girls Club will be based there while it is under construction). There will be board members on hand to answer any questions.
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 and a girls’ JV 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).