A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
High school lacrosse
The Bow High boys’ lacrosse team lost to Winnacunnet, 12-10, on Saturday. In a back-and-forth game, the Falcons (7-2) were down by four goals in the fourth quarter before Mike Fanaras and Devin Calkins scored to put Bow within two goals with four minutes remaining, according to Coach Ross Mondello. But the Warriors (7-2) held on to clinch the victory. Leading the Falcons offense were Matt Sanford (four goals, one assist), Calkins (three goals, three assists), Fanaras (two goals, two assists), Alex Reitze (one goal, one assist) and Trevor Garrett (one assist).
The Pembroke JV softball team fell to Hollis-Brookline, 17-2. Nichole Wilson (three hits, double), Brianna Whitcomb (three hits) and Dakota Ordway (RBI) led the way for the Spartans.
∎ The Bow boys’ JV lacrosse team defeated Winnacunnet, 6-4. Colin Buck netted three goals, while Ben Podis added one goal. The JV squad improved to 8-1.
Golfer Sokul honored
James “Fletcher” Sokul was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Golf Team. Sokul just completed his sophomore year at Loyola University, located in Baltimore. The Division I golf program recently won the 2013 MAAC men’s championship for the sixth straight year and is competing in the NCAA Championships in a regional tournament in Tallahassee. Sokul is a 2011 graduate of Bishop Brady.
Winners of the weekend Skins Game at Beaver Meadow were Eddie Collins (hole 2), Dane Prescott (hole 6), Joel Mousseau (hole 7), Larry Fouts (hole 13), Ted Bradley (holes 15 and 16), and Eddie Collins (hole 18).
∎ Dick Lank and Joe Morrison squeaked out a one-shot victory in yesterday’s Best Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club. The tandem’s round of 59 bested the duo of Kevin Hobbs and Jeff Towle (60) as well as the other 32 teams in the field.
∎ Andy Jalbert and Martha Hastings tied for first in CCC’s Blind Nine Tournament with rounds of 39. JoAnn Feldman finished in third place with a 40.
In Concord American Little League action, Concord Orthopaedics defeated Rath & Young, 19-14. Adrian Kennedy was the winning pitcher and Jake Sullivan pitched one inning of shutout relief. Ian Ewert was 4-for-4 and Caleb Paige hit a three-run double. For Rath & Young, Braedon Miller pitched well, while Ryan Merchant played great at shortstop and Austin Jameson smacked in multiple runs with his two hits.
∎ The Bow Plumbing and Heating Indians improved to 4-1 with a 14-7 win over the Structures Unlimited Pirates. The Indians offense was led by Nate Demers, Jonah Bult and Colby Gordon with three hits apiece. Nate Hood chipped in with two hits. Bult and Ryan Sheppard pitched well for the Indians, and Gordon contributed a great catch. For the Pirates, Matt Place and Parker Van Ham each tallied three hits. Will Cohen gunned out a runner at the plate from right field, and Sebastian Beaulieu made key plays at the plate.
∎ Concord Northeast’s Rowley Agency defeated the Hopkinton Colonial Village Gators, 6-5. Stellar defensive plays by Denver Sykes (unassisted double play on an infield pop) and Zach Shipley (threw out a runner at the plate from third base) kept the Gators close. The Gators received excellent pitching from Colby Morris, Sam Crawford and Larsen Burack, and all three also contributed key base hits to support the offense. Jonah Wachter got the win, pitching five innings for Rowley Agency. Tommy Duhaime led the offense with two singles and a double. In the bottom of the fifth, Michael Anjim knocked in the tying and winning runs with a double. Kyle Casey came in and pitched the sixth inning to record the save.
∎ In Bow T-ball action, the Bow Paw Sox and the Bow Sea Dogs both had strong offensive games in a tie. For the Paw Sox, Adam Auclair had several hits to left field and Jack Noce went 4-for-4. For the Sea Dogs, Thomas Sargent and Magnus Watkins both went 4-for-4.
∎ The Bow Red Sox beat the Bow Fishercats, 18-12. For the Fishercats, Billy Smethurst was strong defensively, making several throws to first base for key outs, and Evi Smith was 3-for-3 at the plate. For the Red Sox, Shaelyn Hargraves hit well and Zachary Ingram made an unassisted play at third base to secure the win.
∎ The Epsom Yellow Jackets lost a close game to Gilmanton in Suncook Valley League action. For Epsom, Dakota Perreault and Xander Noel each had two hits, while Ethan Fredyma and Christian Noel both had great defensive stops, covering the pitcher’s mound.
∎ Streamlime Maitenance of the Bow Babe Ruth League defeated Manchesters East Side Auto, 10-4. The winning pitcher for Streamline was Chris Gallier, who had nine strikeouts through five innings. Jack Corriveau, Ben Kimball, Christian McDonald and Nolin Filteau led the offense.
The Bow girls’ U9 lacrosse team lost to Hampstead, 9-4. Addie Trefethen scored three goals and Megan Landcastle added one. Bow had great goalie play from Ava Kehas and Carlee Goldenburg. Rose Geddes and Kendell Murray played strong defense, and Adie Pfeifle showed good hustle.
∎ The Bow U11 girls’ team defeated Hampton, 7-6. Pernilla Shaw led the offense with two goals and two assists. Jillian Roberts also scored twice with Brennah Gardner, Makayla Murray and Riley O’Brien each chipping in one goal. Madison Paul, Anna Lafreniere and Madison Tibbetts played well defensively, while Meaghan Danahy and O’Brien split time in net.
∎ The Concord girls’ U15 team defeated Seacoast, 11-5. Maisie O’Shea scored six goals, with Delana Erickson adding three goals and Katherine Gallagher tallying one. Avery Loosigian played a strong game in net.
∎ The Bow U15 A girls won their fourth game in a row, 13-4. Maggie Vogt, Hallie Lothrop and Courtney Jacques anchored the defense. Malena Lafreniere had a great game in net with nine saves. Taylor Darrell led the offense with six goals, while Samantha Will had a goal and two assists. Bridget Ehrenburg scored twice, while Molly Garrett (assist), Sydney Herrington, Athina Fanaris and Elysia Woody all scored one goal.
∎ The MV Blue Storm Sports U11 girls’ team had a terrific game with Concord Crush’s U11, ending in a 7-7 tie. Brooke MacDuffie had one goal and five assists. Hannah Small, Alyssa Campbell and Rylee Boucher (assist) each had goals. Quinn Kenney and Emily Hackmann were great on offense, and Oz Charlebois led the defense. Zoe Lacy had a 50-percent save rate in goal. Yesterday, the MV Blue Storm Sports played a tough Exeter team but never gave up, falling short, 11-2. Alexa Prewitt and Boucher each scored. Ayden Rollins worked hard in net, while Madalyn Goodwin was solid on defense. Campbell displayed great hustle.
CONCORD CAPITOLS Football and Cheer will hold registration Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. Capitols Football and Cheer has openings for everyone grades K through 8.
GRANITE STATE RACING Team/Concord’s Running Club is a club of runners of high school age and older of all abilities. The club meets at the northeast corner of the Memorial Field parking lot on South Fruit Street in Concord at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. The team conducts weekly track workouts led by Coach Amber Ferreira. Contact Jim Monahan at 496-2827 or email@example.com to sign up.
LOUDON FREEDOM SOCCER Club will hold open practices and tryouts for the fall season for its competitive girls’ U12-U14 teams. The teams compete in the Granite State Youth Soccer League while also participating in local tournaments. Cost is $125 for the session. Specific tryout dates will be set within the next two weeks. Contract Andrew Palhof at Palhof@comcast.net or 568-7494.
CONCORD FLYERS girls’ track and field program will begin its 22nd year May 20 at the Memorial Field track. All area 3rd-8th-grade girls are eligible to participate. Practices will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening (with a few exceptions) from 5:30-7 p.m. There will also be a few practice meets on Sunday mornings during late May and June from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The team will also travel to Manchester’s Livingston Park on Thursday evenings during late June and July for open meets that begin at 6 p.m. The registration fee for new team members is $80 (uniform included) and $40 for returning team members. Contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or email Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PEMBROKE SUMMER REC. programs will have registration May 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Pembroke Town Hall. This is a six-week program open to any Pembroke or Allenstown children entering grades 1-6. The program will run July 8-Aug. 16 at Memorial Field in Pembroke from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A $15 non-refundable registration fee is required. Extended hours are offered for working parents. Cost is $45 a week for Pembroke residents and $55 for Allentown residents. Cost includes a weekly field trip. Call 848-9677.
Concord Boys & Girls Club will host an informational meeting for youth football and cheerleading in the Concord area today 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 email@example.com.
Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and is seeking players for this summer season, which will begin the first week of June. Call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or 224-3377 (ext. 16).
HILLSBORO MEN’S MODIFIED Softball league is looking for teams to play this season. Contact Danny Perham at 464-3692.
Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ freshman soccer coach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Regional High School has the following openings for the 2013-2014 school year: JV football assistant, varsity wrestling, girls’ JV basketball, and varsity baseball. Send a current résumé, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email at email@example.com.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ volleyball head coach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER will be held Friday 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 for Maine and New Hampshire, will be Saturday 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.
Mountain bike festival hosted by Pats Peak in Henniker will take place June 8-9. 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 scramble, the Friends of Concord High School Hockey’s 17th annual, will be held 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 email@example.com or 224-7906.
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">
New Hampshire Women’s Golf Associationwill 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.
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.
ARCHERY IN MOTION will hold its instructor certification program this month. The Level I course will be Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord, while the two-day Level II course will be Saturday and Sunday 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.
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.
HOPKINTON SPORTS CAMPS are scheduled as follows: Baseball (for players ages 7-15) June 24-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $120; Boys’ basketball (for grades 5-10) July 1-3 and 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $120; Shooting/3-on-3 basketball camp (coed) July 9-12 grades 5-8 from 9 a.m.-noon and grades 9-12 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $75. Contact Coach Dave Chase at 545-2960 or email@example.com. You do not have to be a Hopkinton resident to attend.
Hawks Softball Camp will be held June 24-27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The 3rd 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 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.
PLYMOUTH STATE 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. Cost is $125. Contact Coach Novick at 535-2753 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.-4 p.m. or email 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.
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.
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.