A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Phil Pleat won his third consecutive NHGA Senior Championship yesterday, beating Bill Everett in a fourth playoff hole at Kingswood Golf Glub. The two players were tied after 36 holes at 4 over par. Pleat has won a total of 17 NHGA championships. Top local finishers include Concord’s Bob Meilcarz (tied, ninth place) and Kevin Hobbs (tied, 11th), and Den Brae’s Jack Benson (tied, 11th).
∎ Sue Flint and her team of Jan Steenbeke, Gail LaPierre and Helen Steenbeke won the 1-2-3 Best Ball Event at the Concord Country Club. Their 13-under-par round of 131 edged out the second place team of Martha Hastings, Andy Jalbert, Marge Plodzik and Carol Forbush by one stroke. Sue Perry and her team of Kathy Barnes, Cheryl Murphy and Mary Jane Bergman took third place with a 135 total. Jean VerPlanck, Diane Clarner, Mary Ann Cioffi and Louise Godbout finished in fourth place with a 138.
The New Hampshire Comets will be hosting their annual softball clinics at Sanel Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays starting Sept. 5. These clinics are open to the public and all ages are welcome. Weather permitting, the Thursday clinics will run through the month of October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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 Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m. for players ages 12-17 divided into age divisions of 12-14 and 15-17. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 496-7549.
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.
Youngsville Fall Baseball will be holding registrations at Cal Ripken Park today 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.