A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
After the first round of play in the State Senior Championship at Kingswood Golf Club, Bill Everett and John Esterbrook are tied for first place. Den Brae’s Jack Benson currently sits in fourth place, while Concord’s Dan Schultz (fifth place) and Bob Meilcarz (sixth place) are also top contenders heading into the final 18 holes today.
∎ The Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic was held Aug. 22 at the Den Brae Golf Resort. The Men’s Division resulted in a tie for first at 62 between defending champions The Heating Hot Shots, captained by Matt Rabideau with Joe DiPietro, Al Romano and Jeremy Kyle, and the team of Drapeau’s Oldies led by Ron Drapeau with Jerrod Drapeau, Dave Cullen and Teron Cullen. Third place with a round of 64 went to The Four Putz, led by captain Mark Davis with Chad Davis, Rob Whiting and Mark Nadeau. In the highly competitive Mixed/Ladies Division, the winner with a 67 was Team Huckleberry with co-captains David and Tracy Huckins, supported by Rod and Donna Osborne.
∎ Concord Country Club’s Gene Connor aced the 4th hole of his home course for his third ever hole-in-one. Connor used a 5-wood on the 190-yard par-3 in the company of his playing companions Hal Anderson, Al LaPierre and Gene Wheeler. It was Connor’s first ace at Concord. Not to be outdone, Concord High School’s Brendan Wills aced the same hole a few hours later with a 6-iron for his first ever hole-in-one. Playing with Wills were teammates Lucas Karathanasis, Matt LaTourette and Tim Levins.
Team Delta Dental/Craigue and Sons began the playoff season with a 29-7 victory over Gilbert Builders. Kenny Bliss belted two home runs and Steve Rook was the winning pitcher.
Softball players needed
The NH Lightning 16U Gold ASA softball team is in need of a pitcher and catcher to complete its roster. Call 785-6675 to schedule a tryout.
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">
Tennis lessons, taught by a PTR certified teaching pro, will be held at the Racquet Club for children and adults, all ages and all abilities. For prices and availability, contact 496-4267. Also, a coach-assisted league for high school tennis players will be held Friday and Sunday evenings. Call 496-4267.
CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following programs: Co-ed adult soccer league (ages 20 and up) at White Park starting Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.; Tae Kwon Do on Saturdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 19 from 10–11 a.m. at the new Heights Community Center (formerly Dame School); the 5K Yes I Can program for beginners and intermediates, which meets twice a week from Sept. 5-Oct. 24 , on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.; a field hockey league for grades 2-5 will play on Sundays, Tuesday-Oct. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m.; fall youth soccer registration is open (ages 4-6 and grades 1-6, non-residents may only sign up for Soccer Fun-damentals and Division I); and Mini Kickers soccer classes will be held for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays, Tuesday–Oct. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays, Sept. 4–Oct. 9, from 1–2 p.m.. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA will hold a ‘Learn to Skate’ program starting Sept. 9 at 5:40 p.m. Visit tri-townicearena.com, or call 485-1100.
CHS MEET THE COACH Night will be today at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. All fall athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend.
A Baseball camp hosted by Chicago Cubs minor leaguer Brad Zapenas will take place Sept. 21 for all area players ages 8-16, as well as coaches and parents, at the North Common baseball field behind Holman Stadium in Nashua. The instructional camp will be focused mainly on the infield positions, with some baserunning, and hitting instruction. Cost is $20 per player. Email NashuaBaseballCamp@gmail.com.
PICKLEBALL will be played weekly on Monday mornings in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon at the Keach Park tennis court. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Fred LaFontaine at 748-1619.
The Lakes Region Flag Football League invites players to try the sport during a demo day on Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m. for players ages 12-17 divided into age divisions of 12-14 and 15-17. An informal information night about the league will be held today at the Meredith Community Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit lrffl.com.
Youth charity golf tournament, sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will be held Saturday 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 has passed.
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 email@example.com, or visit the “events” page on friendsprogram.org.
The Concord Family YMCA Triathlon At Clough will take place Sept. 22. Registration is under way at concordymca.org. There is no race day registration; the registration deadline is Sept. 14. The race features a beautiful open-water swim, followed by a bike ride on the roads of Dunbarton, Goffstown and Weare, before finishing with a scenic run through the park on established trails. Call Javier Urias at the Concord Family YMCA at 228-9622, ext. 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness Challenge hosted by the NHTI Athletic Department will take place Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. at NHTI. “Quonquer the Quad” features teams of four competing in a variety of events on the course designed by NHTI alumnus Eric Marsh of FIT (Fun Intelligent Training). Special prizes will be awarded to the top teams along with shirts for the first 12 teams to register. All proceeds will benefit the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund for NHTI students. The event is open ages 18 and older, but NHTI will also hold a special challenge utilizing the NHTI quad area of the campus for those younger than 18. Visit nhti.edu/quonquerthequad.
GOLF TOURNAMENT hosted by Bishop Brady High School in support of the school’s tuition assistance fund will be Sept. 27 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available (contact Kathy Woodfin at email@example.com). Player fees are $100 per person or $400 per foursome and includes green fees, cart, gift bag, continental breakfast and lunch. Contact Maureen Kimball at Bishop Brady at 224-7418 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the events page on bishopbrady.edu.
UNH GYMNASTICS team is hosting a Kids’ Night Out Sept. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the UNH Field House. Children age 3 through eighth-grade are invited for gymanstics, games and pizza under the supervision of the gymnastics team. Cost is $25 per child or $40 for two or more children from the same family. Register at unhwildcats.com
CONCORD PARKS & REC. is looking for patched soccer referees for its fall soccer program. Games are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The season begins Sept. 7 and runs until the end of October. Contact Laura Bryant at 225-8690, or email@example.com.
NIHOA-NH is seeking hockey officials for high school and prep school. Applicants should be minimum USA Level 2 patched. Visit nihoa-nh.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U14 NH COMETS SOFTBALL team is looking for two players to fill its roster for the 2014 season. Access to indoor practice facilities for team winter workout sessions is included. Contact Dan Morin at email@example.com or 496-7549.
PENACOOK YOUTH SOCCER program will be holding its final signup for kids in grades K-6 from Penacook and grades 7-12 from Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook and Webster. Signups will be held at Penacook Elementary School today from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Tami Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youngsville Fall Baseball will be holding registrations at Cal Ripken Park Thursday and Sept. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be seven weekends of doubleheaders followed by a single-elimination tournament. The cost is $55 per player and $100 for a family of two or more players. Visit youngsvillebaseball.org or email email@example.com.
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 lrffl.com and click the “register online” tab. Credit card payments are accepted online and checks are also accepted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U18 NH Lightning softball team is looking for two additional players to complete its roster for the 2014 season: a pitcher, and a utility player that can play third base. Call David Morrill at 520-4997.
Team NH Baseball will be fielding a U17 team for 2014. Email email@example.com for information regarding the season and possible tournaments. The manager will be Kyle Jackson, a right-handed pitcher formerly with the Boston Red Sox organization.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is accepting registration for its fall/winter hockey programs. Prices start as low as $159. Contact 485-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit tri-townicearena.com.
NH GRIZZLIES/Team NH Baseball is offering new reduced membership pricing for 2014 NH Grizzlies teams. The prices are U12 at $800; U13 at $1,250; U14 at $1,350; and U15 at $1,100. The prices include offseason workouts in the organization’s private facility, uniform, team fees and a game season with the EBL. Visit teamnhbaseball.com. To arrange a tryout, email email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or call 942-5531.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-2014 school year: varsity football assistant, varsity swimming and varsity alpine skiing. 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.
BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a JV field hockey coach. Call Bow High Athletic Director Jim Kaufman at 228-2210, ext. 303.