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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Softball champs

The U12 NH Comets finished the Junior Olympic softball season as Nor’Easter Classic champions in Meredith. The Comets went 6-0 over the weekend, led by the defense of Olivia McCarty, Nicole Cacciola and Grace Hallet. The Comets beat the NH Cannons in the opening game, with Jada Duvert scoring three runs, then Kendall Hamilton, Aniecia Vargas and Anita DiBuono each had two hits to beat the Nor’Easters, 11-1. Olivia Baldyga led the way from the circle in the next game, allowing one run against the Methuen Rangers. In the quarterfinals, Lauryn Colby delivered a one-hit, no-walk pitching performance to beat the Inter-Lakes Angels, 2-1. Abby Santis and Lacy McNeel both doubled in the semifinals to lead the team past the New England Diamond Gems, 6-4. Abby Rochette threw a one-hit shutout to beat the Shrewsbury Shockers in the championship game, 3-0. The Comets outscored their opponents 41-8 in the six games.

Golf results

In recent Loudon Country Club Member/Member play, Calvin Murphy and Gary Volpe (92) took first place for gross score, Bob Bean and Ric Riel (79) were first in net score, and Gary and Claire Philippy (82) were the runner-up duo in net score.

Golf tournaments

The Bill Heinz Memorial youth golf tournament is set for Aug. 17-18 at Concord Country Club and Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Entry forms are located at area clubs and must include an entry fee of $15 posted no later than Aug. 10. All area high school golf teams are welcome to use the tournament as qualifying rounds for the school’s fall golf program.

∎ The Men’s City Golf championship will be played Aug. 24-25 at Concord Country Club and Loudon Country Club. Entry forms are located at the area clubs and must be accompanied with the entry fee of $60. Deadline for entry is Aug. 14. Players must have a current handicap and be a member at one of the local host clubs or a resident of Concord. Play in the championship flight will be gross score, and all other flights based on handicap will be contested as net score.

John Stark tryouts

Dates, times and locations for John Stark Regional fall sports tryouts are: football – Aug. 12 equipment fitting/handout, 4-6 p.m., practice Aug. 14-16, 8-10 a.m., 4-6 p.m., Aug. 17 8-11 a.m.; golf – Aug. 19-23, 1-4 p.m. at Angus Lea Golf Course; girls’ volleyball – Aug. 19-23, 8-11 a.m.; girls’ soccer – Aug. 19-23, varsity practice 6:45-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m., JV practice 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.; boys’ soccer – Aug. 19, 8-10 a.m. (meet on track in sneakers) and 5-7 p.m., Aug. 20-21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m., Aug. 22, all players practice 8:30-10:30 a.m., varsity 6-8:30 p.m., JV 5-7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.; field hockey – Aug. 19-23, 6-7 a.m. at track and 8-10 a.m. at field; cross country – Aug. 19-23, 6-7:30 p.m. at track; and fall spirit – Aug. 14-16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In order to be cleared to participate, all student-athletes must be registered online with by a parent and have a current physical on file with the health office. In addition, all incoming freshmen and juniors must take the ImPACT baseline test prior to participating. Dates and times when the test will be offered are on the John Stark Athletic Department web page.


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: Half Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Keach Park; Mini Soccer Camp (ages 4-6) today-Aug. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Keach Park; Middle School Soccer Camp (grades 6-9) through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon at Keach Park; Full Day Soccer Camp (grades 1-6) through Friday 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. 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">

Ultimate Lacrosse Camp, sponsored by Bow Parks & Rec, will be held through Thursday 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 through Thursday 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 through Friday 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

AMOSKEAG ROWING CLUB still has spots available for its Junior Sculling Camp B, held at the club in Hooksett on the Merrimack River. The camp runs for three weeks, through-Aug. 16, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9:30 a.m. Cost is $150. Register at Questions can be sent to the summer program director from the website.

BEAVER MEADOW GOLF Course will host a girls-only beginner golf camp (ages 7-15) today-Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $175. Register at Beaver Meadow Golf Course or at the Concord Parks and Rec. office. Call the Beaver Meadow Pro Shop at 228-8954.

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, with the intro class from 10-11:30 a.m. and intermediate lessons from 1-2:30 p.m. Lessons start today. Cost is $120. Two or more fencers from the same family receive a discount. Visit, or call 224-3560.

Boys’ basketball camp, directed by Coach Jason Smith, will be held at Brewster Academy Thursday-Saturday 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 Sunday 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 Monday-Aug. 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.

BELMONT PARKS & REC is hosting a British Challenger Soccer Camp Monday-Aug. 9 at Bryant Field: a first kicks camp for 3-year-olds will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, a mini soccer camp for 4-5-year-olds from 9-10:30 a.m., and either a half-day of full-day camp for 6-16-year-olds. Participants are given a free ball, t-shirt and evaluation. Visit or call 524-4350.

NEW ENGLAND CATCHING Camp offers a four-day, 16-hour camp Monday-Aug. 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.

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


BOW FALCONS BOOSTER CLUB Golf Tournament will be held Friday 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

BOSCAWEN OLD HOME DAY Classic will be Aug. 22 at the Den Brae Golf Resort and Spa, with a popgun start at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.). Entry for a foursome costs $320 including 18 holes of golf (with cart), a continental breakfast and BBQ dinner. Register at, or contact

OWL’S NEST GOLF TOURNAMENT, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Concord, is set for Aug. 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per person. The event will include a continental breakfast, cookout and prizes. Registration is due by Aug. 14. Contact Pat Powers at, or call 617-650-1965.

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


Flag Football Registration is now open for the fall season of the Lakes Region Flag Football League. The early registration fee is $60. A child’s age as of Sept. 1 designates which age division he/she will be in. Visit and click the “register online” tab. Credit card payments are accepted online and checks are also accepted. Email

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

SALISBURY SOCCER registrations (grades K-12) must be in by Sunday. Please call 648-2131 to reserve a spot.

GRANITE STATE GAMERS 2013-14 fast pitch softball tryouts for the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U squads will be Monday-Aug. 6 and 13 at West Side Arena on 25 Electric Street in Manchester. Players need only attend one of the tryout dates. Contact and 232-6220 for the 14U, 16U and 18U teams, and contact for the 10U and 12U teams.

NEW HAMPSHIRE MYSTICS, a fast pitch softball organization, is holding tryouts for 16U and 14U teams at the Center School in Windham. The 16U team will hold tryouts on Aug. 6-7 and 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. (registration at 5:30 p.m.). The 14U team will hold tryouts on Monday-Aug. 6 and 14; on Monday and 14th, tryouts will be 6-7:30 p.m. (registration at 5:30 p.m.), and on the 6th, tryouts will be 5-6:30 p.m. (registration at 4:30 p.m.). There is no registration fee. Visit class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">

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. Players need only attend one tryout date. A parent or guardian must attend the tryout with the player. Contact Mike Jackson at or 557-1772 or visit

A half marathon sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NH will take place on Sept. 8 at White Park in Concord. Visit or contact

Coaches needed

CONCORD HIGH school has openings for a cross-country ski head coach and a cross-country ski assistant coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email:

COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD Academy is seeking a varsity baseball coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé and three references to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261. Email, or call 942-5531.

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

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