A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord JV softball team fell to Timberlane, 4-2. Lexi Palmisano took the loss in the circle, pitching seven innings and allowing eight hits while striking out four. Emily Redlon (3-for-3) and Izzy Stoddard (1-for-3) scored a run each for the Tide.
∎ The Concord Christian JV softball team (1-1) defeated Hopkinton, 10-4. Lily Rivera struck out 11 and help her own cause with a three-run triple. Kaitlyn Purtell, Kendra Jarvis and Annie Meyers all chipped in with hits for the Lady Kingsmen. Morgan Draus did a nice job behind the plate. Elyn Webber scored two runs and Emily Langlais executed a perfect bunt to move runners into scoring position. Caroline Flood had two hits, including a home run, and Kasey Smith did a stellar job behind the plate for the Hawks.
∎ The Concord girls’ JV lacrosse team lost a tough game to Souhegan, 11-3. Goals were scored by Sierra Morris, Kate Dasey and Kaela Nickoderm. Brittany Munnell and Ari McLeoud played great defense.
∎ The Pembroke JV softball team (8-3) saw its five-game winning streak end against a tough Trinity team, 18-6. Nichole Wilson lead the PA offense, reaching base all three times, and Rachel Stottlar hit a towering double, scoring a run.
In Bow rookie league action, the Enviro-Tote Cardinals defeated the Taylor Rental White Sox, 30-22. The White Sox were paced by Carlee Davis (4-for-4) with three runs scored and Micah Bult (6-for-6) with three runs and a clutch catch in the field.
∎ In Concord Northeast Cal Ripken 70-foot majors action, Thomson Lawn Care improved to 6-0 with a win over Banks Chevrolet. Thomson’s Zach Miles pitched a complete game and center fielder Sean McDonough led the defense to help keep Banks to two runs. Kurtis Stadnicki had two home runs to pace the Thomson offense. Banks’s Josh Adams pitched a solid game while third baseman Quentin Barry and second baseman Ryan Martel played well defensively.
∎ Logan Otto went 4-for-4 to lead Concord Northeast Rowley Agency to a 15-10 win over the Bow Structures Unlimited Pirates in Cal Ripken 70-foot majors action. Kyle Casey, Tommy Duhaime and Jonah Watcher pitched for CNE Rowley. Matt Driscoll and Parker Vanham led the Pirates offense, while Sebastian Beaulieu and Kyle Dugas did the pitching.
∎ Riley Elliott pitched four scoreless innings and had two hits to lead the Bow Plumbing and Heating Indians to a 3-1 win over Hopkinton Colonial Village Gators in a Cal Ripken majors game. Jonah Bult (two hits) and Ryan Sheppard (two innings pitched) also contributed to the win. Colby Morris and Graeme Facteau pitched well for the Gators.
∎ Fratello’s defeated MV Elektrisola, 6-4, in a Concord Northeast Cal Ripken game behind the strong pitching of Joey Ala, Jarrad Willette and Nathaniel Wachter. Wachter also hit an inside-the-park grand slam. For MV Elektrisola, Kobe Goodwin pitched a great game and was backed by strong hitting from Dominick McGee, Isaac Michael and Caleb Guay.
∎ The Bow Cal Ripken minor league action, Nelson Analytical Rockies (2-1) beat the MV Busters, 13-8. Joel Tavis had two hits and two runs for the Rockies. Evan Provost scored two runs and pitched a scoreless inning, while Tommy Nelson had a hit with two RBI and a run scored.
The Hopkinton Green Hawks battled Concord Family Vision to a 5-5 tie in Concord Northeast AAA action. Blake Licata and Maurgan McGrath combined for an impressive 11 strikeouts and hit the ball well for the Green Hawks. Emily Fleegle played a solid game behind the plate. Ellie Sintros and Bea Burack also had hits for Hopkinton. For CFV, Libby Brown did a great job in her first pitching performance, keeping runs to a minimum by covering the plate. Patience Boley made several outs with great fielding.
∎ On Saturday, Chichester AAA pulled out a win in the final inning over Audley Construction. Chichester was led by strong pitching from Summer Pescinski and timely hitting from Brooke Davison. Audley Construction had great pitching and hitting from Halle Sullivan.
∎ South Main Service Station and Claudia’s Hair Salon played a great AAA game. For South Main Service Station, Mikenzie Wheeler pitched well and Cierra Hill caught a great game. For Claudia’s, Morgan Geary hit a home run and Kailynn Boyle went 3-for-3.
∎ The Hopkinton Red Hawks AAA beat the Sparklynn Pools AAA team, 15-12. Leading the Red Hawks were Maddy Follansbee, Lauren Graham, Jordyn Barrett and Krystal Lewis. For Sparklynn Pools, Emily Weld pitched very well and Allison Yanksi and Sarai Nicolosi made great plays in the field.
∎ Cimo’s Deli defeated Merrimack County Savings Bank, 14-4, in Capital Area majors action. Nicole LeBrun and Gabby Lajeunesse combined forces from the circle for the win and save. Brett Stoddard powered Cimo’s offense (three hits) with a home run along with Gwen Tupman (three hits), Lajeunesse (three hits) and Hailey Rand (two hits). Merrimack County Savings was led offensively and defensively by Abagail Corbet and Grace Fiegl with two hits each. Johanna Van-Fleet also played well defensively.
∎ Lavallee Oil defeated Hopkinton in Babe Ruth action. Olivia McCarty pitched a strong game, collecting 15 strikeouts and allowing two hits. The offense was led by Madison Bush (two hits, three runs), Olivia McCarty (three runs), Nicole Cansler (two RBI) and Madison Dwyer (reached base all four at-bats). Hopkinton got strong pitching from Megan Blanchette (12 strikeouts). Erin Donahue had a great catch in right field and Katelyn Meserve was solid at third base.
Holderness School results
The Holderness School girls’ JV lacrosse team beat Dublin, 11-9.
∎ The Holderness boys’ varsity lacrosse team fell to New Hampton, 9-8, in overtime.
∎ The boys’ JV baseball team crushed Tilton, 21-3.
Tilton School results
Tilton School fell to Brewster in varsity girls’ lacrosse action for the second time this year, 14-2. Leah Corson and Kenzie Gaudet each scored a goal. Tiana Cass recorded 20 saves in net.
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity lacrosse team defeated Lexington Christian Academy, 17-3. Andrew Myhre, Jared Lucas and John Magliano combined for 13 goals.
∎ The Tilton JV boys’ lacrosse team avenged its only loss of the season with a 4-3 win over Proctor Academy. Laconia’s Shane Blewitt made five saves for Tilton and Nick Waring of Gilmanton Iron Works had two saves.
∎ The Tilton varsity baseball team fell to Vermont Academy, 6-5. Alex Winkelmann pitched a complete game for the Rams, giving up seven hits and striking out eight. Joey Colbert had three hits and also made a spectacular defensive play.
Proctor Academy results
The Proctor Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team beat Gould Academy, 10-6. Proctor led 5-3 at halftime, before eventually building an 8-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
∎ The Proctor girls’ lacrosse team lost to Holderness, 11-9, in overtime.
∎ The Proctor baseball team led New Hampton School, 11-0, heading into the top of the fifth inning, but ended up losing, 22-11.
∎ The Proctor softball team fell to New Hampton, 17-2.
Meagher leads BC to NCAA
Former Bow High player Ali Meagher, a senior captain for the Boston College women’s lacrosse team, has helped lead the Eagles into the NCAA Division I National Tournament for the second time in program history. BC’s first game will be against Dartmouth College on Friday in Syracuse, NY. The winner of that game will play Syracuse on Sunday.
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.-4 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH bball golf tourney fundraiser
Wildcat Legends Golf Outing will be held May 17 at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start and a 2 p.m. luncheon. Cost is $125. There is also a lunch-only option of $40. Proceeds will benefit the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team. Former Wildcat basketball player Karen Bolton (’80) will be honored at the event.
UNH hoops camp
Wildcat Basketball Day Camp will be held at the University of New Hampshire July 29-Aug. 1 for children entering grades 2-9. The camp features basketball instruction for any level from UNH Head Coach Bill Herrion and the Wildcat players. Grades 2-5 are from 9 a.m.-noon and grades 6-9 are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information and registration forms are available online at unhwildcats.com or by contacting Wildcat Day Camp director Scott Weitzell at 862-2490 or email@example.com.
Bow field hockey clinic
Intro to field hockey clinic, put on by the Bow Athletic Club, will be held May 24 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Bow Elementary School. The clinic will introduce the fundamentals of field hockey to girls entering grades 3-4 this fall. Sticks will be provided, however, if you have your own you are welcome to bring it. Comfortable clothing and running sneakers are required. Call Bow Recreation at 228-2222.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-2317) or Alpine Head Coach Brian Blank (email@example.com, 512-4424).
Equestrian open barn day, the second annual one Maine and New Hampshire has held, will be 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 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">
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hawks Softball Camp will be held June 24-27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The third annual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Youth baseball camp to benefit CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) at Pembroke Academy has been changed to June 24-27. The camp still has a lot of openings. Go to ihbbaseball.org, or contact Coach John Bly at 558-1320 or 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.
Concord Men’s Basketball League begins its summer season May 20. Teams interested in playing should contact Andy Pappas at 228-3278.
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).