A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Softball tourney champions
NH Comets U16 Blue (14-2-1) softball team won the NSA Firecracker Blast in Dracut, Mass., this weekend. The Comets went 3-0 in pool play to earn the top seed with wins over the Mass Drifters, Danvers Academy and NH Lady Cannons. The Comets beat the Dracut Dominators, 12-4, in the quarterfinals behind Meg Kissinger in the circle and hitting from Katherine Muzzey (3-for-4) and Sam Curran (1-for-2, home run). In the semifinals, the Comets beat Academy, 12-1, with Lily Rivera earning the win and Steph Carl (3-for- 3) and Rivera (2-for-2) leading the way at the plate. In the finals, the Comets defeated the NE Storm, 8-1, behind a three-hit effort from Jess Santis in the circle. Team members are: Steph Carl, Meg Kissinger, Katherine Muzzey, Mariah Tebo, Sam Misiaszek, Lily Rivera, Lisa Osborne, Sam Curran, Alex Cole, Dee Misiaszek and Jess Santis. The team is coached by Bill Santis, Casie Runksmeier and John Kissinger.
Winners of the “Best Front & Back 9” at Beaver Meadow were: John Beaudoin and Dae Young Ko on the front nine, and Dave Cullen and Brad Gaudreau on the back nine. Both teams combined for scores of 76. In the Net Division, the front nine winners were Diane Cote-Burk and Richard Holden with 67, followed by Jim Kimball and Wayne Morris at 69, and Steve Potoczak and Larry Fouts at 70. The back nine went to Donna Harrington and Denny Foy with 66, followed by Joel Mousseau and Travis Martin at 70, and Eric Saucier and Larry Fouts at 73.
Youth baseball tournament
The Youngsville Junior Baseball 8-year-old Invitational will be held July 15 at 1 Londonderry Turnpike Auburn/Manchester. The tournament will be 60-foot baseball with modified rules used by the Cal Ripken organization. Visit youngsvillbaseball.org or call Tournament Director Spencer Galloway at 674-3203.
HOPKINTON SPORTS CAMPS are scheduled as follows: Boys’ basketball (for grades 5-10) today-Wednesday and Friday 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 today-Wednesday and lacrosse from July 8-11. 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 tomorrow. Cost is $120. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org, or call 224-3560.
PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps for this summer will be held on the following dates at NHTI: Boys’ point guard/post player camp Friday-Sunday 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.
YOGA FOR KIDS Camp will be held at Bow High School for children ages 5-10 from July 8-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration is required through the Parks & Recreation Office. Call 228-2222.
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. Contact Pinkos at 645-9662 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, or visit the ‘Hogan Camps, LLC’ page on Facebook. Contact Paul Hogan at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 today and $180 after today, 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.
CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following summer programs: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to scoringconcepts.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
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 UNH will be held 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 UNH 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.
Boys’ basketball camp, directed by Coach Jason Smith, will be held at Brewster Academy Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 9-11. The camp is open to boys ages 15-18. Cost for each session is $100 for commuters, or $150 for overnight campers. Register online at brewsteracademy.org/sportscamps. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
PEMBROKE REC TENNIS lessons will be offered at Pembroke Academy on Sundays and Mondays 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. 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 today and $85 after today. 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 today and $90 after today. 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 Aug. 12-16. Girls will play from 8-10 a.m. and boys from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $85. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.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 today. Contact Athletic Director Matthew Skidds with any questions at 942-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Hoops Tournaments for girls’ teams will be held at NHTI July 13. Contact Coach Kevin Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Visit frankmonahanfoundation.org.
Golf Classic, the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s 22nd annual, will be held July 17 at Keene Country Club. Registration at 10 a.m., BBQ lunch at 11, and the tournament starts at noon. Cost is $135 per golfer. Dinner and auction are also open to non-golfers. Contact Kim Fine at 802-721-6914, or visit golf.kurnhattin.org. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
A Tennis Tournament at the Abenaqui Country Club will be held in Rye Beach July 20 and 21. The annual E.H. Armstrong Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament will be played in three divisions, Open (above 8.0), “A” (8.0 and under) and “B” (7.0 and under). The entry fee is $60 per team; lunch is provided on Saturday as well as tennis balls. The entry deadline is July 17 at 5 p.m. Call 964-6060 or email email@example.com.
Golf tournament, Crimson Tide baseball’s tournament, will be held Aug. 9 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. Foursome and sponsor vacancies are 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCORD AMERICAN summer baseball applications are 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 email@example.com. 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 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 Dr., Hillsboro, NH 03244, or 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.
BOW MEMORIAL SCHOOL is seeking a middle school cross country coach. Applicants should contact Jim Kaufman, Athletic Director, at 228-2210, ext. 303, 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. Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.