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Youth softball

The NH Comets U16 Blue (27-8-1) softball team finished runner-up in the Bow Turn Two Tournament over the weekend. The tournament is the largest softball tournament in New England with 84 teams total, 20 in the U16 division. The Comets were the top seed after pool play with wins over Maine Riptide, NE Xtreme and NE Diamond Gems Orange. In single-elimination yesterday, the Comets knocked out the NE Xtreme and Maine Panthers in preliminary and quarterfinal play. The Comets beat their sister team, NH Comets U16 White, in the semifinals before falling to the NH Mystics in the final, 9-6.

Golf results

Bob Mielcarz and Tom Bouchard teamed up to win the annual Dave Banks President’s Member-Guest at Concord Country Club. Sixty teams began the event, and 10 Division winners advanced to a “Shootout” elimination round. In the fifth round of the shootout, only Charlie Blake and his partner Chris Licata remained with the Mielcarz-Bouchard team. Mielcarz capped a stellar shot with a short birdie putt to win the title. Other divisional winners were the teams of Jim MacDonald-Rick Herrick, Kevin Hobbs-Bill LaBerge, Joe Morrison-Greg Milligan, Tim O’Meara-Rick Riley, Steve McAuliffe-Patrick Richardson, Doug Duval-Scott Duval, and Billy Hybsch-Gary Wadsworth.

∎ Duston Country Club held its two-day Member/Guest Tournament over the weekend. In the Ladies Division, Sandy Starkey and Carol Workman won low net (95). Starkey had the longest drive on Saturday and Sunday. In the Men’s Division, Brett Cusick and Joe Grogan won low gross (94); Bob Dunlap and Mark Fournier won 1st low net (78); there was a card-off for second, third and fourth net with a score of (81), with Tom Flanagan and Al Appel second low net, Cal Varney and Joe McGahan third low net and Bill Gould and Gary Morin fourth low net; Jeff Hicks won closest to the pin on Saturday and Sunday; Tom Flanagan won longest drive on Saturday; and Jeff Hicks won longest drive on Sunday.

City A tennis

The City A singles tournament will start today at 5:15 p.m. at the Bow Brook Club. Top-seeded Ron Lafond and second-seed George Lagos have first-round byes. The following matches are scheduled for today: Andy Day (4) v Alex Nachman; Tom Timpone Jr. v Greg Cistulli; Mark Blaisdell v Jeff Hannum. The following singles matches are scheduled for tomorrow at 5:15: Ken Moulton v Jeff Seigel; Dave Taylor v PJ Cistulli; Larry Barnes (3) v Mike Constantin.

Singles quarterfinals will be Wednesday at 5:15. The doubles will begin Thursday at 5:15. Singles semis will be Saturday morning at 9, followed by the doubles. The singles finals will be Sunday at 9, followed by the doubles.


CONCORD CITY MEN’S “A” TENNIS tournament will be held today-Sunday at Bow Brook Club. Singles and doubles competition is open to any male resident of Concord, its surrounding towns and members of Bow Brook Club. Entries should be phoned in to George Lagos at 774-3570. Leave a name, cell phone number and email address. Deadline for registration is up. Fees are $20 for singles and $30 per team for doubles.

BOW FALCONS BOOSTER CLUB Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 2 at 8:30 a.m. at Canterbury Woods Country Club in Canterbury. The cost is $110 per golfer to form a foursome. Send your check to Falcons Booster Club c/o Tammy Murray, 6 Morgan Drive, Bow, NH 03304. Call Lois Davis at 491-0098 with questions.

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

golf tournament to benefit the McDonough Scholarship Foundation will be held Aug. 12 at Canterbury Woods Country Club with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 for a single and $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available. Contact Canterbury Woods at 783-9400 or Ray Roberts at 315-5991.

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

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.

Golf tournament hosted by the Friends Program to support its Youth Mentoring Program will take place Sept. 9 at Concord Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Player fees are $115 per person or $460 per foursome. Contact Kelley Potenza at the Friends Program at 228-1193 or via e-mail at, or visit the “events” page on


NH LADY CANNONS will hold their first tryout for the 2014 season tomorrow at the Concord Sports Center from 6-8 p.m. This is an open tryout for the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@ or 944-6445.

COMETS JUNIOR OLYMPIC SOFTBALL tryouts are being held at Gordon Field in Bow as follows: U10 – July 30, 6 p.m.; U12/U14 – July 31, 6 p.m.; U16/U18 – Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Visit A rain date is scheduled for Aug. 6.

Tryout dates for NH Lightning softball are as follows: 10U and 12U, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 10th at 10 a.m.; 14U and 16U, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 10 at noon; 18U, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Rain dates are Aug. 8 (6 p.m.) and Aug. 11th (10U and 12U at 10 a.m., 14U and 16U at noon, and 18U at 2 p.m.). Visit All tryouts will be held at Donati Field, 51 Main St. in Hooksett.

Soccer registration for the Bow Athletic Club fall recreation season is available online at Grades 1-2 will be co-ed teams within Bow, while grades 3-8 will play in the Merrimack Valley Soccer League. No experience necessary. Registration closes Aug. 15. Contact John Libby at

Team NH Baseball will hold tryouts for its 12-, 13-, 14- and 15-year-old teams for the 2014 season Aug. 17-18. Tryouts will be held at Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court in Litchfield at the following times: 9-11 a.m. (12-year-olds), 12:30-2:30 p.m. (ages 13 and 14) and 3-5 p.m. (15-year-olds). Cost is $35 and registrations will open 30 minutes before scheduled tryout times. Contact Mike Jackson at or 557-1772 or visit

Coaches needed

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

PEMBROKE ACADEMY has an opening for a girls’ varsity assistant soccer coach. Send a cover letter and résumé to Pembroke Academy, Attn. D, Suzanne Klink, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH 03275, or email or call 485-7881 ext. 2085.

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

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:

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

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 for football, and Chanda Dinger at 496-7372 or 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


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 through 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.

CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following summer programs: First Kicks Soccer Camp (ages 2-3, with parent) today-Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Keach Park; Half Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Keach Park; Mini Soccer Camp (ages 4-6) 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; Full Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) July 29-Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Keach Park; and Grand Slam Tennis Camp (grades 3-7) Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m.-noon. The deadline for fall soccer (four years old through sixth grade) signups is Thursday, after which late fees will apply and space will be limited. Visit 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, or go to class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

TRACK AND FIELD CAMPS at UNH will be held through Wednesday (Distance Running Day Camp) and Sunday-Aug. 1 (Track and Field Day Camp) for boys and girls in grades 7-12. Pre-registration for the distance running camp is finished, and cost is now set at $175. Pre-registration for the track and field camp is $150 until Saturday and $175 thereafter. Register online at or For information, contact men’s coach Jim Boulanger at 862-3888 or women’s coach Casey Carroll at 674-4587.

PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps will host the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp through Thursday. Fall basketball clinics will be posted in August and will begin in mid-October. Check, or call 340-1719.

NEW ENGLAND CATCHING Camp offers four-day, 16-hour camps today-Thursday 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 and click on the link for Summer Camp or call Coach Jay Weaver at 882-8981.

BEAVER MEADOW GOLF Course will host two programs in the coming weeks. A new intermediate to advanced golf school, designed for junior golfers (ages 10-16) with some experience, will be tomorrow-Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $175; space is limited to six students. A girls-only beginner golf camp (ages 7-15) will be July 30-Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $175. Register for these programs at Beaver Meadow Golf Course or at the Concord Parks and Rec. office. Call the Beaver Meadow Pro Shop at 228-8954.

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

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 or by contacting Wildcat Day Camp director Scott Weitzell at 862-2490 or

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 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

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 13-18. Cost for each session is $100 for commuters, or $150 for overnight campers. Email, or call 569-7155.

PEMBROKE REC TENNIS lessons will be offered at Pembroke Academy on Sundays and Mondays Aug. 4-26. 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 or contact Associate Head Coach Clay Jenkins at 236-2553 or

FIELD HOCKEY CAMP will be held at the Bow High field hockey field Monday-Friday from Aug. 5-16 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 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 and click on the “Seasonal Sports” link under summer programs for registration forms and information, or email Coach Josh Hils at, 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

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

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

Players needed

NH LADY CANNONS 16U team has two roster spots open for an ASA tournaments Friday-Sunday in Warwick, R.I. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier by email at, or call 944-6445.

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