A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord Christian Academy JV softball team lost to Sunapee, 13-10. Leading the offense for the Lady Kingsmen was Lily Rivera (3-for-3, solo home run), while Emily Langlais, Kylie Fulk, Annie Meyers and Siobhan Lacey all contributed with hits. Rivera struck out 10 and allowed four earned runs. Sunapee was led by Olivia Hamilton (two homers), and Megan Frederick and Katie Frederick with two hits each. Megan Frederick also pitched well, recording 11 strikeouts.
∎ The Concord High JV baseball team shut out Nashua South, 7-0. Connor Dunn pitched six strong innings for the Tide, striking out 11 to earn the win. Rob Law went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Connor Loughery also drove in two runs.
∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team battled back against a tough Conant squad but lost after 6 1∕2 innings, 9-7. McKayla Reale pitched well for 2 2∕3 innings, striking out the side in the first and second, and Lily Scammon struck out seven batters and yielded only one run in the final 3 1∕3 innings. Caroline Flood was 4-for-4, Samantha Brewer doubled, Daniella Taveras contributed two singles, and Morrigan Bernier reached on a single and scored.
∎ The Hopkinton JV baseball team dropped consecutive games for the first time this season after falling to Conant in 5 1∕2 innings, 15-5. Luke Luneau led the Hawks, going 2-for-3 with a triple, walk, run and RBI. Jacob Walling also went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run. Kolin LaPage collected a hit and plated his first RBI of the season, Alex Lajeunesse hit a double and scored a run, and Justin Madore had two walks and an RBI.
Middle school results
The Bow Memorial softball team came back from a three-run deficit to defeat Merrimack Valley, 11-8. Katie Begley (three hits, two RBI) and Emma Bradley (two runs) led Bow’s attack. Emily Manning pitched a complete game for Bow, striking out 13 batters.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School baseball team lost on the road to Newport, 6-3. Hawks pitcher Nick Gaurante threw three great innings, giving up one hit, while Ben McManus got Hopkinton out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation with only one run given up. Cam Cyr finished the game by pitching a perfect inning.
∎ Hopkinton Middle School participated in a track meet at Belmont. For the boys, Simon Doneski came in second in the mile with a time of 5:50, Hayden Benson came in first in the 400 (1:00), and Aiden Molnar took first in the 800 (2:29). Maddie Clark came in first for the girls’ mile, while Lilias Whitehead came in first in the 400, followed in third by Belle Sullivan. Whitehead and Sullivan both ran qualifying times for the state meet. The girls’ 4x400 relay of Anna Marklin, Caitlin Ball, Whitehead and Clark remain undefeated this season, while Clark qualified for the states in the high jump.
In Concord Northeast Cal Ripken 70’ action, Thomson Lawn Care improved to 9-0 with a win over the Bow Indians. For Thomson, Kevin McDonough made the play of the game, backhanding a hard-hit ground ball at second base. Thomson’s bats were strong all night, while the Indians played hard and made several great defensive plays.
∎ In a wild Concord Northeast Majors game, the Hopkinton Colonial Village Gators clawed their way back from a 7-1 deficit to tie the Bow Structures Unlimited Pirates by scoring six runs on seven consecutive hits in the bottom of the sixth inning. Denver Sykes had a key hit and also contributed a solid defensive effort for the Gators, while excellent pitching by Colby Morris, Sam Crawford and Larsen Burack kept the Gators within striking distance until their late rally. The Pirates had multiple singles from Trent Jackson and doubles from Parker VanHam, Colin Lessard, Will Cohen and Matt Hamilton. Hamilton pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth Seniors action, it took extra innings for Concord Orthopaedics to come out on top of Redlon Custom Carpentry. Emily Manning pitched six innings and helped her cause with two RBI doubles for Concord Orthopaedics. Emily Otto pitched the full eight innings for Redlon, striking out five. Kelly Varnell had a triple, double and a single with three RBI, while Emmily Attocknie had three hits, and Julia DiGregono-Day had an excellent defensive game at second base.
∎ Vermette Orthodontics and South Main Service Center played a great game. For South Main Service Center, Mikenzie Wheeler pitched well, and Laycee Mainville was great running the bases, scoring the winning run. For Vermette, Emily Paul did a great job running the bases, and Emma Feltham was incredible in the field.
Tilton School result
The Tilton School varsity baseball team finished its season as co-champion of the Lakes Region League but lost its last game to New Hampton in eight innings, 4-1. Alex Winkelmann pitched a great game for the Rams, going the distance and giving up only five hits while also driving in the only Tilton run. Joey Colbert, Payton Baldillez, Harrison Schwarz, Alex Lebowitz, Matt Faye and Blaise Healy (run, two hits) all made spectacular defensive plays in a very well-played game.
In two-ball best-ball play at the Concord Country Club, the team of George Shelton and George Colburn bested the field with a net 60. Tied for second place with a 61 were the teams of George Colburn and Hugh Emerson, and Don Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr.
The Y of Greater Manchester’s synchronized swim team, the Catalinas, took home several top finishes in the 2013 New England Synchronized Swim Association North Novice and Intermediate Championships held at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts in Worcester. Among the local top finishers were Concord’s Julia Benson (first place in 11-12 Novice Duet w/partner, first in 13-plus Novice Team routine, fourth in 11-12 Novice figures) and Rachel Venator (part of second-place 13-plus Intermediate Trio Routine, part of second-place 13-plus Intermediate Team routine). Venator will compete in the upcoming Region D Championships.
∎ The Catalinas Age Group team competed in the 2013 New England Synchronized Swim Association’s North 13-15 and 16-19 Age Group Championship held at the Ipswich YMCA in Massachusetts. Lindsey Andrews placed seventh with her partner in the 13-15 Age Group Solo and qualified for the Region D Championships. Contact Laura Leary at 232-8622 or email@example.com for information about the Catalinas.
City InterClub golf
The City InterClub golf committee announced the schedule of events, which includes play for women, men and youth, as well as a closing season couples event. The schedule has been posted at area clubs along with registration forms for each event. The Senior Golf Championship opens the season. Women will tee up June 9 at Beaver Meadow. The men’s Senior Championship will be contested over two days of medal play, with the first round at Canterbury Woods June 9 and the second round June 10 at Pembroke Pines CC (formerly Plausawa Valley). Players must have a current GHIN handicap and be a member at any of the area golf clubs and/or a resident of the city of Concord. Participating clubs are Concord, Beaver Meadow, Canterbury Woods, Pembroke Pines, Loudon and Duston. Deadline for registration is June 1.
Charity golf tourney
The Children’s Mental Health network (CMHN) will host its second annual Charity Golf Tournament June 22 at Candia Woods Golf Links. The event, which last year raised $10,000 to provide financial assistance to families with children with mental illness and/or serious emotional disorders, begins at 6:45 a.m. with sign-in, a raffle and a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tickets are $130 per player and include greens fees with cart, practice range, breakfast, a buffet luncheon, raffle and various prizes. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or for more information about the golf tournament, call 942-5445, or visit cmhn-nh.com.
CHS hockey fundraiser
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.
NHTI will hold the following basketball-related events in June and July: Rip City “Chips” Basketball Showcase (for boys in grades 7-9 and girls in grades 5-7) will be June 28 from 5-9 p.m. Contact email@example.com; boys’ high school basketball tournament June 29. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.; girls’ high school basketball tournament July 13. Contact email@example.com.
Scoring Concepts Hockey Training is holding weekly clinics at the Plymouth State University ice rink each Wednesday night in the months of July and August. The clinics will run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and cost $30 per session. There is no pre-registration; pay at the door. The clinic’s focus will be a half-and-half setting for skill development. The first 45 minutes will be speed training, and the last half will be advanced puck skills. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to scoringconcepts.com.
Beaver Meadow tournament
The Red-White-Blue Memorial Tournament (the first major of the year) will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course May 25-27. The field is limited to 45 teams. Format is a two-person best ball, net and gross plus a couple’s net and gross. Entry fee is $75 per player for all three days, plus green fees for non-members. Contact the Pro Shop at 228-8954.
Contoocook Jr. Legion
Contoocook Post 81 Junior Legion tryouts will be held May 25 and June 2 at Hopkinton High School. Tryout times will be 4-6 p.m. and is open to Hillsboro, John Stark, Brady and Hopkinton players. Contact Dave Chase at email@example.com
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’ 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 today 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 tomorrow 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.
OSG PAINTBALL, with cooperation from JBI Helicopters based out of Pembroke, is hosting a Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Scenario paintball game Sunday. Two players will get the opportunity to go up in the helicopter during game play and shoot at players on the ground. The first winner will be picked from OSG season-pass holders, and the second will be picked from one of the golden-ticket winners. These golden tickets will be placed at the bottom of cases of paint. Entry is $29; paint is $55 a case. Contact Dave Preston at OSG Paintball Park at 800-707-7529.
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 tomorrow or Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord, while the two-day Level II course will be tomorrow 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.
UNH FOOTBALL CLINICS (annual Granite State Coaches Clinics) will be held for area high school players June 4-10. Sessions will take place at Dover High School (June 4), Manchester Memorial High School (June 5), Londonderry High School (June 6) and Nashua High School South (June 10). Registration for each clinic takes place at 4:30 p.m., followed by offensive skills coaching at 5 p.m., defensive skills instruction at 6 p.m. and a 7-on-7 pass game for the skilled positions and one-on-one for the offensive and defensive lines at 7 p.m. There is a $15 fee per participant payable at the event. Players are required to wear workout clothes and provide their own cleats. Contact UNH assistant athletic director of football operations Bobby Callahan at 502-1349.
CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following summer programs: Learn & Play tennis lessons for children ages 6 and older Mondays-Thursdays June 24-July 5; adult tennis lessons Tuesdays (June 18-July 23) and Thursdays (June 20-July 25); beginner and intermediate/advanced camps for grades 3-8 June 24-28; and junior tennis singles, doubles and mixed doubles leagues Wednesdays, June 19-July 24 for ages 7-10. There is still room for the June 9 trip to see the Boston Red Sox play the Angels. Game time is 1:35 p.m. A bus will leave from Heights Community Center. Drop by the Parks & Rec office at 14 Canterbury Rd. to reserve tickets. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps for this summer will be held on the following dates at NHTI: Rip City Basketball Camp June 24-28, girls’ point guard/post player camp June 30-July 2, boys’ point guard/post player camp July 5-7 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 21-25. Fall basketball clinics will be posted in August and will begin in mid-October. Check hogancamps.com, or call 340-1719.
SNHU NH HOOP SKILLS, LLC Girls Basketball Day Camp will be hosted by SNHU women’s basketball Head Coach Karen Pinkos June 24-28 and July 8-12. Contact Pinkos at 645-9662 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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 $80 and includes a trip to a Fisher Cats game on the 27th. 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 email@example.comfirstname.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 Coaches 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.
VIPERS YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING will hold registrations for the 2013 season Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Concord from 3-6 p.m. Rosters are filling; don’t wait to register.
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.
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 Monday 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 Monday. 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.
SPORTS ZONE UNITED U-8, U-9, U-10, U-11, U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will hold tryouts the week of June 10-14. All tryouts will be held the Pinkerton Academy boys’ or girls’ soccer fields. Each player is required to attend one of the tryout sessions, but may attend both. All players will be notified by email or phone by June 28 of team placement. Tryout fee is $10 and includes an SZ United shirt. Children may be registered up to 30 minutes prior to tryout or can be preregistered online at szunited.org. Call Matt Lewis (231-1613), Patrick Mulcahy (315-415-3834) or Manny Kouhaiz (860-940-1337) for the dates and times for each division.
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).
WEBSTER YOUTH SOCCER will have a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall to plan the 2013 fall season. All are welcome to attend.