A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The first day of action in the Junior Amateur Championship took place at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem yesterday. The 64 players played 18 holes of stroke play and then were divided into seven flights for match play. In the championship flight, Jeremy Duhamel (from Bow) beat Falcons teammate Josh Lacasse, 6 and 5, to advance to today’s quarterfinals against James McKee, while Alex von Svoboda (Newbury) beat Jacob Vaiknoras, 2 and 1, and will face the No. 1-seeded Connor Greenleaf today. Bow’s Jake Rand fell to Bedford’s Patrick McGinley, 3 and 2. In the first flight, Concord’s Adam Godbout and Bow’s Doug Champagne received byes to advance to the quarterfinals today. Godbout will face Dover’s Sam Shafer, and Champagne will take on Nashua’s Tommy Ethier. In the third flight, Bow’s Griffin Connor advanced with a bye to face Michael Kesselring today.
The NH Lady Cannons 16U softball team played in the New England Diamond Gem Challenge in Nashua and advanced to the second round. In pool play, the Cannons beat the NH Lightning Gold, 12-7. Ashley Henshaw pitched a complete game in the win, while Hannah Mitchell (triple), Meaghan Littlejohns, Shelby Joyce and Meghan Smith led the offense. Moving on to elimination games, the Cannons defeated the Drifters Uprising, 6-1. Henshaw got the win again, with hits coming from Amanda Anderson, Emma Gagnon and Kayleigh Bohan. The Cannons then lost to the Comets Blue in the second round, 7-6. Lex Palmisano went the distance in the loss and also added two hits, while Lyla Boyajian and Hannah Soars also had hits. The Cannons are 6-4 this season.
∎ The New Hampshire Comets 10U team played in the Brawl at the Beach tournament in Hampton and went 4-2, falling in the finals, marking the fifth consecutive time that the Comets have appeared in the tourney finals. The Comets went 2-1 in pool play to earn the second seed, beating the Taunton Twisters, 10-1, losing to the Southern Maine Flames, 9-8, and routing the Abington Avalanche, 15-1. Against Taunton, pitcher Shannon Gifford threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Ami Rivera was named player of the game as she threw out three baserunners, while Gifford and Alyssa DiMauro had two hits each. Against the Flames, Rivera (three hits, two RBI), Izzy Nelson (two hits, two RBI) and Bella Wilkerson (two hits, RBI, player of the game) led the offense. Against the Avalanche, pitcher Ellie Frederick was player of the game, allowing only one hit. Megan Blanchette (five RBI) and DiMauro (three RBI) had three hits each. The Comets played Abington again in the quarterfinals with a similar result, 15-0. Izzy Nelson threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts, while Sydney Nelson and Wilkerson had two hits apiece. The Comets beat the Showstoppers in the semis, 4-2. Frederick was stellar again in the circle, striking out 15 while picking up two hits of her own, with catcher Rivera backing her up with another strong defensive performance (including a key pick-off of a baserunner). The Comets fell to the Seacoast Breakers in the finals, 8-7, after opening up a 4-0 lead early. The Breakers chipped away and pulled ahead 8-4, but the Comets made one last push with a three-run seventh inning but ultimately came up short. Frederick and Sydney Nelson both had three hits, and Rivera, Gifford and Blanchette had two hits each. The Comets also had good performances throughout the tournament from Macy Curtis, Sadie Merrow, Sarah Cook and Megan Kimball-Rhines.
Men’s softball result
In the second annual B-Fit softball tournament (hosted by Marc Duncan), Team Craigue and Sons/Delta Dental took second place out of 14 teams. The team lost to J.A. Jubb in the championship game, 9-2. Steve Rook and Reggie Corbett handled the pitching for Team Craigue during the tourney.
CHS baseball golf tourney
The fourth annual Crimson Tide Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 9 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. Foursome and sponsor vacancies are still available. All CHS baseball alumni are strongly encouraged to participate. All proceeds directly benefit the CHS baseball programs. Contact Brian Smith at 235-4534 or email@example.com.
Cross country coach wanted
Bow Memorial School is seeking a middle school cross country coach. Interested applicants should contact Jim Kaufman, Athletic Director, at 228-2210, ext. 303, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOTBALL FOR YOU a clinic with New England Patriots alumni, will be held at the University of New Hampshire’s Bremner Field on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The clinic is open to children ages 10-14 and is free of charge. The clinic will be followed by the second annual CHaD NH East–West High School All-Star Football Game at Cowell Stadium at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the game support the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Kristen’s Gift Endowment Fund.
Brewster Academy Basketball school for boys will run Saturday-July 3 for ages 13-17. The camp is run by longtime Brewster men’s basketball Coach Jason Smith. Limited spots remain. Visit brewsteracademy.org/sportscamp or call 569-7149.
PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps for this summer will be held on the following dates at NHTI: girls’ point guard/post player camp Sunday-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.
HOPKINTON SPORTS CAMPS are scheduled as follows: Boys’ basketball (for grades 5-10) Monday-July 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.
SPECIALTY SPORTS CAMPwill be held at Abbot-Downing School in Concord for kids who have completed grades 3-8. The camp will focus on a different sport each week Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Basketball will be the focus Monday-July 3 and lacrosse from July 8-11. Campers will be grouped by age and ability and will play games along with learning fundamental skills, teamwork and strategy. Contact Rob Rojek, Sports & Wellness Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 228-9622, ext. 122, or visit concordymca.org.
CONCORD FENCING CLUB is offering three-week introductory and intermediate fencing lessons for kids ages 7-14. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The intro class is from 10-11:30 a.m., and the intermediate lessons are from 1-2:30 p.m. Lessons start July 2. Cost is $120. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org, or call 224-3560.
CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following summer programs: Learn & Play tennis lessons for children ages 6 and older Mondays-Thursdays, through July 5; First Kicks Soccer Camp (ages 2-3, with parent) July 22-26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Keach Park; Half Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Keach Park; Mini Soccer Camp (ages 4-6) July 16-20 and July 30-Aug. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Keach Park; Middle School Soccer Camp (grades 6-9) July 29-Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at Keach Park; and Full Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) July 29-Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
SCORING CONCEPTS Hockey Training is holding weekly clinics at the Plymouth State University ice rink Wednesday nights in July and August. The clinics will run 6:30-7:45 p.m. and cost $30 per session. There is no pre-registration; pay at the door. Contact email@example.com, or go to scoringconcepts.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
SNHU NH HOOP SKILLS, LLC Girls’ Basketball Day Camp will be hosted by SNHU women’s basketball Head Coach Karen Pinkos July 8-12 for grades 3-9, and Friday-Saturday for grades 9-12 (elite clinic, high school only). Contact Pinkos at 645-9662 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 Coaches Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Check hogancamps.com, or visit the ‘Hogan Camps, LLC’ page on Facebook. Contact Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 340-1719 with questions.
COUGAR CAMP, run by Nate Camp and held at Kearsarge Middle School, is a three-week basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp runs July 8-12 and July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration is $150 per week per camper; discounts will be included for multiple campers from the same family. Contact Nate Camp at email@example.com.
Pembroke Summer Recreation Program is still open for registration at the Pembroke Highway Department. The six-week program is open to any Pembroke or Allenstown children entering grades 1-6. The program runs July 8-Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Memorial Field in Pembroke. Extended hours for early drop-off or late pick-up are available for an additional $10/week. A $15 non-refundable registration fee is required, and the cost of the program is $45/week for Pembroke residents and $55/week for Allenstown residents. Cost includes a weekly field trip. Call 848-9677.
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.
BREWSTER ACADEMY is hosting a soccer camp run by Aaron Miller, head men’s and women’s coach at Trinidad State Junior College (Colorado), for boys and girls ages 10-17 from July 12-17. Overnight tuition is $300 and includes all 15 meals, dorm room, all films and instruction, swimming and use of turf indoor field. Enrollment is limited. Call 630-5866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildcat Football Camp will be held July 14-18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the UNH football facilities. The UNH coaching staff, along with other local coaches, will provide instruction for campers in grades 6-12 (grades 6-9 will practice separately from 10-12). The camp is full-contact. Registration and camper check-in will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Paul Sweet Oval (indoor track) inside the UNH Field House, followed immediately by the first session at 6 p.m. Tuition is $165 if paid before Monday and $180 after Monday, including a $30 non-refundable administrative fee. Campers must supply their own equipment. Contact Bob Callahan at email@example.com, or visit unhwildcats.com and click on Summer Camps to register.
Summer instructional baseball day camp will be offered by Concord American Little League July 15-19. The camp will focus on basic baseball fundamentals. Cost is $65 and proceeds will benefit Fred’s Fund. Contact Joe Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-0759.
NH Running Camp will take place July 17-21 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. Registration is $495 and includes all meals, lodging and camp activities. Go to thenewhampshirerunningcamp.com, call Shawn Green at 319-7224 or email email@example.com.
TRACK AND FIELD CAMPS at the University of New Hampshire will be held from July 21-24 (Distance Running Day Camp) and July 28-Aug. 1 (Track and Field Day Camp) for boys and girls in grades 7-12. Pre-registration for the distance running camp is $150 until July 20 and $175 thereafter. Pre-registration for the track and field camp is $150 until July 27 and $175 thereafter. Register online at unhwildcats.com/camps/Track or unhwildcats.com/camps/Distance. For information, contact men’s coach Jim Boulanger at 862-3888 or women’s coach Casey Carroll at 674-4587.
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.
Ultimate Lacrosse Camp, sponsored by Bow Parks & Rec, will be held July 29-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for boys and girls ages 7-15 on the Bow School District fields and grounds. Cost is $240. Contact Cindy Rose or Anne Marie Guertin at 228-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Summer camps for ages 5-14 are offered at the SportsZone in Derry through Aug. 19. The camps are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $175 per week for full days, and $95 per week for half days. Family discounts are available. Visit nhsportszone.com.
rowing camp will be held by Concord Crew at the boathouse next to Everett Arena. Learn to Row for beginners/novices consists of two sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 7, and Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 8. Experienced Rower skills development Session 3 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 8. Times for all sessions are 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $250 per session. Contact David Fox at 344-0900, or register on the homepage at concordcrew.org. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
PEMBROKE REC TENNIS lessons will be offered at Pembroke Academy on Sundays and Mondays from Aug. 4-26. Registration forms will be available at the Pembroke Town Hall by July 19. Lessons for grades 3 and younger will be 4-4:45 p.m., grades 4-8 from 5-6 p.m., and adults (ages 14 and older) from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 848-9677.
Plymouth State baseball will host a camp Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the PSU baseball field for all age groups. The camp will be broken into two sections: a three-hour clinic where players will work directly with college coaches on position-specific improvement, and then an exposure camp where players will be evaluated and given specific recommendations for improvement by college coaches. Visit the athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/bsb or contact Associate Head Coach Clay Jenkins at 236-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIELD HOCKEY CAMP will be held at the Bow High field hockey field Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 5 and ending Aug. 16 from 8-10 a.m. The Back to Basics camp is free for all Bow and Dunbarton elementary school students entering grades 3-5. Participants are required to have a field hockey stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards, sneakers and a water bottle. Contact Katie Lawson at 774-3204 or email@example.com. The camp is part of her senior project.
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 Monday and $85 after Monday. 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 Monday and $90 after Monday. 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.
COACH ZIPKE’S Summer Soccer Skills Camp will be held Aug. 12-16 from 4-7 p.m. at Houston Fields in Hopkinton. The camp is open to players entering grades 4-8. Registration includes camp shirt, soccer ball and drawing for a soccer jersey. A New England Revolution Player will be attending one day of the camp. To register, go to eteamz.com/hsc.
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.
SEACOAST UNITED SOCCER Club will hold a high school preseason and goalkeeper camp at NHTI from Aug. 12-16. Girls will play from 8-10 a.m. and boys from 10:30-12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $85. Check seacoastunitedexpress.org.
AMOSKEAG ROWING CLUB on the Merrimack River in Hooksett has openings in the Junior Learn to Row Sculling camps and the Junior Sculling Development team. There are also spaces open in Adult Learn to Row programs. Visit Amoskeagrowing.org for complete listings and registration.
CONCORD PARKS AND RECREATION Department is planning an open house tomorrow at the new community center in the Heights (old Dame School) from 5-7 p.m., free to the public (rain or shine). Members of the public and city council are invited to come in for tours, face painting and to sign up for all summer programs. Concord TV, the Senior Program and the East Concord Preschool will also be giving tours of their new spaces in the center. Arnie’s Place will be on site providing free small ice cream to all in attendance.
NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S GOLF Association will be holding its annual Junior Girls’ Championship Thursday 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, and 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 18 holes, depending on their ability. This year there will be a field of 32 girls competing in the championship. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. Call 356-9051 or 798-5589.
Golf tournament for the 6th annual Mark Jarvis Memorial Scholarship will be held Saturday at Loudon Country Club. Scholarships go to deserving Pittsfield High graduates. The cost is $90 per person. Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Call 859-3220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Junior Singles Tennis Tournament at the Abenaqui Country Club will be held Saturday-Sunday. The tournament is open to boys and girls, with competition taking place at U12, U14, U16 and U18 levels. Two matches are guaranteed for all participants. The entry fee is $25 and the deadline to sign up is tomorrow at 5 p.m. Call 964-6060 or email email@example.com.
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Hoops Tournaments for boys’ and girls’ teams are being held at NHTI. The boys’ tournament is Saturday (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 Monday. Contact Athletic Director Matthew Skidds with any questions at 942-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Concord Interclub’s Men’s City fourball event will take place July 4, 6 and 7 (finals of all flights). The championship is conducted at the area host clubs of Canterbury Woods, Concord, Loudon and Beaver Meadow based on an annual rotation system, and the two-person teams are flighted based on combined handicap, with a plan of eight teams per flight. Eligible players must have a sanctioned handicap and be a member of an area club or a resident of Concord. Applications are available at area clubs; deadline to apply is tomorrow. Entry fee is $90 per team.
Golf tournament, sponsored by Hopkinton Rotary and Banks Chevrolet, will be held July 8 to raise money for scholarships. Multiple formats will be played with a shotgun start a 9 a.m. Cost is $125 per player. Email Michelle Clark (email@example.com) or Steve Chamberlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Legends of Hockey golf classic, its major fundraising event of the year, will be held July 12 at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown. There is still an opening for one foursome and a few single players. The announced deadline will be extended until 136 players have entered. The scramble tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. Contact Jim Hayes at email@example.com or 731-4168.
FRANK MONAHAN Foundation Golf Classic, the foundation’s inaugural fundraising event, will be held July 15 at 9 a.m. at Concord Country Club. Frank Monahan Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and motivating youth to take their education seriously, visualize their dreams and to make a difference in their community. Cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome. Special guest speaker is Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt, and Emcee is Nazzy from 105.5 JYY. Visit frankmonahanfoundation.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Registration forms are available at the IHM Rectory Office, or call Co-Chair Paul Cantin at 223-9999. Registration deadline is Aug. 21.
BLUE STORM flag football (K-2nd grade), football (3rd-6th grade) and cheer registration is open. Visit Bluestormsports.com, or email email@example.com.
CONCORD AMERICAN summer baseball applications are now being accepted. The league is for ages 8-12, and each player plays when they can for his team. Cost is $30 per player and each player receives an MLB replica shirt and hat. Forms can be downloaded from concordamerican.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Gary Ford at 724-7405.
John Stark Regional High School has the following openings for the 2013-2014 school year: JV boys’ soccer, varsity football assistant, girls’ JV basketball, girls’ varsity baseball, varsity swimming, varsity alpine skiing 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 Dr., Hillsboro, NH 03244, or 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.
CAPITAL CITY VIPERS Football and Cheerleading is looking for experienced coaches in both sports for the 2013 season. Contact Dave Buteau, at 817-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for football, and Chanda Dinger, at 496-7372 or email@example.com, for cheer.
TILTON SCHOOL is seeking a varsity field hockey coach. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.