A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Granite State Lady Spartans ninth-grade girls’ basketball team (above) came out on top for the third consecutive season after four straight wins in this year’s Division I NH State Tournament. The Spartans beat the Seacoast Spartans and NE Flames in pool play before defeating the GS Rockettes in the semifinals. They won the title in the championship game against the NH Elite. The Granite State Lady Spartans teams were established in 2010, and there are currently eight teams ranging from 5th-11th grade level. Listed from left to right are: Kelsey Coffey, Ashley Hill, Kacie Coppinger, Kailee Nute (first row); Amanda Murray, Maria Draper, Andrea Fortin, Peyton Osgood, Natalie Compton, Head Coach Kent Coffey (second row); not pictured: assistant coach Jeff Greeley.
The Winnisquam JV baseball team defeated Belmont, 16-4, in five innings, as Aaron Cote went the distance for the win and added three hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Devin Martinez had a hit, two RBI and three runs, while Joey Correia had a solid game at catcher with two putouts at the plate and added two hits and two runs scored. Cordell Summers and Tyler Pake both had two hits and two runs scored.
∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team lost to H-D in 6 1∕2 innings, 13-4. For the Hawks, McKayla Reale pitched well, yielding just four earned runs over her four innings of work, and she also blasted a triple and a double. Shannon Pike hit an RBI double, and Kasey Smith added two singles. For the winning Hillcats, Tiffany Ulrich made three great plays at third base, and Hillary Madore chased down two deep drives in center field. Catcher Emma Adams grabbed two pop-ups, diving for one and grazing the backstop to make the other catch.
∎ The Hopkinton JV baseball team beat Hillsboro in six innings, 17-7. Leading the way for Hopkinton were Kevin Smith (4-for-5, double, two runs, two RBI), Josh Angell (2-for-4, walk, three RBI), Kenny Andrew (2-for-4, two doubles, two runs, RBI), Justin Madore (1-for-3, two walks, four runs, two RBI) and Alex Lajeunesse (1-for-3, double, two runs, two RBI). Etienne Fontaine reached base three times (two walks, HBP) and scored two runs. Defensively, Max Legier had an outfield assist to throw a runner out at the plate from right field, and Andrew turned an unassisted double play.
∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV softball team beat Hopkinton, 13-4. Maggie Girard (six strikeouts, one earned run in circle, two RBI at plate), Molly Wilson (two RBI) and Samantha Lillis (reached base twice, RBI) led the way.
In Cal Ripken minors action, the Bow KBW Reds improved to 4-1 with their fourth straight win by beating the Bow A’s, 13-3. Matthew Selleck picked up his fourth win with two solid innings of pitching, and reliever Ryan Leonard allowed only one run before Cooper Larrabee pitched a shutout inning in relief. Larrabee crossed the plate three times and also made a spectacular catch behind the plate. Ethan Clark scored twice and played well at first base, while Bobby Mullen had a nice game. For the A’s, Connor Treybig and Sean Begley shined on the mound, Matthew Wiley ran the bases well, Matthew Lamy played strong defense and Justin Filteau got on base.
∎ Aable Restaurant Equipment defeated CPPA in a Concord Babe Ruth game, 6-3. Ryan Tessier earned the win, and Eli Boyle got the save. Brendan Currier led the Aable offense with a triple and three runs scored. Spenser Ferguson and Dylan Martel played well for CPPA.
∎ In Babe Ruth action, Bow Sanel Auto Parts lost to Goffstown, 5-2. Kadin St. Germain pitched well and helped his team with a double, while Cam Mayo added a hit and Sam Windsor had a two-run single.
∎ Thomson Lawn Care increased its record to 7-0 with a win over Rowley Agency. Thomson’s offense played hard to secure the win. Rowley had hits from Jason Howe, Tommy Duhaime and Jackson Wilkes. Rowley played great ball all night.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth Majors play, Penacook Pharmacy defeated Team Kia. For Penacook Pharmacy, Ann Bascom tripled and homered, and Kathlene French had a hit and reached base three times. Courtney Palmer played great defense at second base, including starting a double play, and Lauren McLaughlin pitched a complete game for the win. For Team Kia, Ashley Plante had two hits and scored twice, Jada Duvert pitched well, and Makayley Place played solid defense.
∎ Elektrisola defeated Concord PD. For Elektrisola, Lauren Pettingill pitched well and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple, Morgan Burdick was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and Shelby Denoncourt caught well and scored two runs. For Concord PD, Emma Galonski pitched and fielded well, Amber Knieriemen did well catching and scored two runs, and Renee Wesoja had two hits with two runs.
∎ Thunder rolled in and stopped an exciting matchup between Franklin Savings Bank and the Hopkinton Green Hawks. Sarah Cook and Courtney Therbrerge each scored two runs for FSB, and Theresa Irving pitched well in her first start. The Green Hawks were led by Beth Taylor, Blake Licata and Maurgan McGrath.
Jerry Morin, Nick Pirog, Jim Delaney and Ray Craigie placed first in the weekly Mojalaki Senior League. Joe Devine, Bob Mahoney and Roland Robichaud took second, and Jerry Moore, Tom Adams, Al Robertson and Dennis Dubuque were in third place.
∎ In a two-ball best-ball event at the Concord Country Club, the team of Dick Baxter and George Shelton shot a winning score of 60. In second place (score of 61) was the team of Dave Baxter and Jim Wolcott.
The Tilton School JV baseball team suffered a road loss to Holderness, 21-3. Rams pitcher Matt Niskala struck out two batters, and Jake Long reached base early in the game on a single, stole his way to third base and was batted in by Mack Tasoulas. Tasoulas also hit a triple and scored on a Jack Lindner sacrifice fly. Lindner reached base for his fifth straight game and had a great day defensively between shortstop and second base, as did Tasoulas.
The Colby-Sawyer College men’s tennis team lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament to Nichols College, 5-0. The Chargers (14-8) were making their first appearance in the tournament. Nichols (19-5, nine-game winning streak) swept the doubles matches before taking the two singles.
CHS hockey golf tourney
Friends of Concord High School Hockey will host its 17th annual golf tournament scramble June 21 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. This fundraiser event for the CHS boys’ hockey team is open to the public. Registration forms and sponsorship information are available at chshockey.com, or contact Kris Tardiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-7906.
Evolution Rock and Fitness will host the 2013 Sport Climbing Series Regional Championship tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. for the male competition and 1:15 p.m. for the female climbing. Climbers will attempt to make the top seven and qualify for the Divisional Championship next month. There are five age divisions for boys and girls. Spectators are encouraged.
Hawks Softball Camp
The third annual Hawks Softball Camp will be held from June 24-27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The camp, run by varsity softball Coach Dan Meserve, stresses fundamentals and fun. Campers receive a free T-shirt, and daily prizes are awarded. Camp cost is $75, and it is open to any area girls entering third-eighth grade. Please email email@example.com for a camp brochure or with questions.
PSU coed hoops camp
Plymouth State University basketball will host a coed youth day camp June 24-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the P.E. Center on the PSU campus. The camp will be directed by PSU men’s basketball Head Coach Andrew Novick. Camp fee is $125 and includes a T-shirt. The camp will feature games, contests and individualized instruction. Contact Coach Novick at 535-2753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Tournament, the UNH ski team’s 21st annual, will be tomorrow 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).
BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER will be held May 17 at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland. Registration for the Wildcat Legends Golf Outing 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.
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 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.
FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC run through 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.
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.
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 on June 24-27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camp is open to boys and girls from the ages of 6-14. The 28th will be a rain make-up day. Cost of the camp is $88 and includes a trip to a Fisher Cats game. Campers will be provided with drinks, a free t-shirt and a pizza party on the final day. Visit ihbbaseball.org, or contact Coach John Bly at 558-1320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tomorrow 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).