A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Banks Chevrolet Eastern champs
The Concord Northeast Cal Ripken U12 Banks Chevrolet 70’ All-Star team won the East Region Area tournament, winning the final game over Youngsville Cal Ripken, 12-4. Kurtis Stadnicki got the tournament-winning decision, and Matt Burke closed it out in relief. The win puts the Banks Chevrolet team as the East Area #1 seed in this weekend’s state tournament in Nashua. Team members are Zachary Miles, Kurtis Stadnicki, Michael Ghiorzi, Sean McDonough, Steven Benson, Jason Howe, Ryan Martel, Josh Adams, Quentin Barry, Trevor Upton, Matthew Burke and Dylan Miles; coaches are Matt Martel, Mark McDonough and Doug Miles.
The 10U New Hampshire Comets finished runner-up in the NH ASA State Tournament held in Rochester. The Comets opened with a win over the NE Diamond Gems, 14-2. Megan Blanchette got the win and had 10 strikeouts, while Ami Rivera and Shannon Gifford each had hits with the bases loaded. The Comets beat the Rochester Slammers in the second game, 8-1, behind Gifford’s no-hitter and nine strikeouts. Rivera had two hits, and Ellie Frederick, Alyssa DiMauro and Blanchette all chipped in with a hit apiece. In the third game, the Comets fell to the Breakers, 13-2, but the team rebounded with a defeat of the Northeast Hurricanes, 10-2. Frederick got the win, with Rivera (four RBI), Sydney Nelson and Bella Wilkerson (two RBI) leading the offense with two hits each. The Comets then faced the Seacoast Breakers for the 10U NH State Championship in a very competitive, well-played game, but the Breakers pulled off the victory, 11-9. Rivera, Frederick and Gifford all had two hits, and the duo of Syd Nelson and Megan Kimball-Rhines chipped in with a hit each. The weekend was also highlighted by the Comets turning three double plays, as well as Wilkerson picking off a runner at third base in the semis. Izzy Nelson pitched well in relief, while Sarah Cook and Sadie Merrow also played well for the Comets throughout the tournament.
∎ The NH Lady Cannons 12U team finished second in the NH ASA Jr. Olympic State Tournament to earn a bid to the New England Regional Tournament. The Lady Cannons ended the weekend by falling in their third game of the day to a tough Northeast Hurricanes Blue team in the championship finals. On the way to the championship, the Lady Cannons earned victories over the USA Lady Mavericks, the NH Lightning and the NE Diamond Gems White and Orange teams to go 5-2 for the weekend. The Cannons were led by the solid pitching of Izzy Dunn, Gabby Lajeunesse and Caitlyn Kelley. The team scored 42 runs on 51 hits, with Lajeunesse leading the offense with nine RBI on nine hits and Jillian Lachapelle pitching in seven hits and five RBI. The Lady Cannons saw key defensive performances from shortstop Katelyn Barton, second baseman Jessica Doward and catcher Kirstin Chandonnet (eight hits), who was solid all weekend behind the plate.
Softball players needed
The NH Lady Cannons 16U team has two roster spots open for ASA tournaments on July 19-21 in Lowell, Mass., and July 26-28 in Warwick, R.I. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier by email at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 944-6445.
Golf tournament, sponsored by Hopkinton Rotary and Banks Chevrolet, will be held Monday 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.
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.
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.
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.
HOPKINTON SPORTS CAMPS are scheduled as follows: Boys’ basketball (for grades 5-10) through 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 through Wednesday and lacrosse from Monday-July 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 today. Cost is $120. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit concordfencingclub.org, or call 224-3560.
YOGA FOR KIDS Camp will be held at Bow High School for children ages 5-10 from Monday-July 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 Monday-July 12 for grades 3-9. Contact Pinkos at 645-9662 or email@example.com.
YOGA for Kids Camp will be held at Bow High Monday-July 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 Monday-July 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 Monday-July 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 Monday-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 Monday-July 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.
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 $180 including a $30 non-refundable administrative fee. Campers must supply their own equipment. Contact Bob Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or 234-0759.
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 $85. 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 $90. 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.