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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV result

The Concord High JV field hockey team beat Dover, 7-0. Bea Spencer and Olivia Painchaud led the Crimson Tide with two goals each, while Katherine Gallagher, Delia Barry and Jennika Mannesto each added a score. Julia Ek and Emily Otto played well defensively.

∎ The Bow JV girls’ soccer team shut out Hopkinton, 2-0. The Bow goals came from Molly Garrett and Amanda Murray, with assists by Taylor Darrell and Malena Lafreneire. The Hawks came on strong in the second half, led by central defenders Catherine O’Keeffe and Caitie McGlashen and forwards Brianna Curley and Caitlin Ball. Falcons goalie Izzy Urbina stood strong for the shutout.

Freshman result

The Concord High girls’ freshman soccer team lost a tight road match to Exeter, 2-1. Sangita Nuli scored Concord’s only goal, which tied the score at 1-1. Exeter won on a second-half penalty kick.

Golf results

Dave Chagnon and Gary Volpe are Loudon Country Club’s 2013 Men’s Knockout/Match Play champions.

∎ Cindall Morrison won the Best Selected Nine at the Concord Country Club with a 10-under par round of 26. Jean VerPlanck took second place (27), Lois Davis came in third (28) and Marge Bell, Brenda Thomas, Marge Plodzik and Ruth Gaskill all tied for fourth place with rounds of 29.

∎ Multiple locals placed among the top in the latest Valley Seniors tournament held at Crumpin Fox Club in Bernardston, Mass. Loudon’s Joe Labontee placed sixth overall (87) and first in his age group for net score, and New London’s Bob Rex was 10th overall (89) and first in his age group for gross score. Pembroke’s Richard Nadeau took second place (75) in net score for his age group, and Dunbarton’s Paul Cathcart was second (78) in net score for his age group.

UNH result

The UNH volleyball team lost at Northeastern Tuesday, 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17). Senior Morgan Thatcher registered a team-high 10 kills with three digs and four blocks for the Wildcats (2-2).

Colby-Sawyer result

The Colby-Sawyer men’s soccer team lost at Daniel Webster in overtime, 2-1. The Eagles scored just 25 seconds into the overtime period to clinch their first ever win over the Chargers (1-1). Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu scored Colby-Sawyer’s only goal.

NEC results

The NEC women’s soccer team was shut out at home by Regis College, 3-0. Regis went up 2-0 by halftime and stopped all nine shots from the Pilgrims (1-2).

∎ The NEC men’s soccer team lost at home to Amherst College, 4-1. The Pilgrims (0-1-1) scored via Zak Harris to open the scoring, but Amherst scored twice to take the lead before halftime and added two more in the second half.

NHTI news

Hooksett’s Ramiro Osorio was named Player of the Week by the USCAA for his play on the NHTI men’s soccer team. Osorio scored four goals over two games in last week’s action.

Coaches For Cure

The Concord High School soccer teams will hold a Coaches For Cure event during the boys’ and girls’ games at Memorial Field this afternoon. There will be a bake sale and raffle, all to benefit the American Cancer Society, during the games (boys’ game at 4 p.m. versus Timberlane; girls’ game at 5:30 p.m. versus Londonderry).

Hockey equipment sale

Concord Youth Hockey will hold its annual used equipment sale Sept. 14 at Capital Sporting Goods (276 North State Street) in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon. People can drop off their used equipment until Sept. 13 with Dave Palisi at Capital Sporting Goods (224-6921) between the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dave will appraise and tag the gear for sale (all equipment must meet all current safety rules in accordance with USA Hockey), and 25 percent of the sales price goes to CYHA and the remainder goes to the seller. Skates, gloves, shin pads, pants and helmets are all welcome. People can also register for Concord Youth Hockey leagues during the one-day event.

Softball tryouts

NH Lightning ASA Fastpitch Softball is holding U12 & U14 tryouts Sunday at Martin Field on Iron Works Road in Concord. The U12 tryouts will be 1:30-3:30 p.m., and the U14 tryouts will be 3:45-5:45 p.m. Contact George French at, or Tony DeBlasie at

FieldHouse Sports clinic/league

FieldHouse Sports is accepting registrations for its next five-week session of Little Strikers/Mini Strikers soccer clinics, which begin Sept. 14 at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. These clinics are offered for ages 3-6 with emphasis placed on fun and skill development. Cost (which includes a t-shirt) is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). Other clinics are available for ages 7 to adult. Call 226-4646.

∎ FieldHouse Sports has immediate openings for the current session for women who’d like to play on a Women’s Over-30 indoor soccer team. Openings are available in both the Monday and Wednesday night women’s leagues. All abilities are welcome. Teams are also welcome to register. Leagues are also available for Adult Coed and Men Over-30. To register as a team or as an individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Coach wanted

Pembroke Academy is seeking a girls’ varsity assistant basketball coach. Please send a brief letter of interest and résumé to: Pembroke Academy, attn. Suzanne Klink, Athletic Director, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH 03275, or email to


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 Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 496-4267.

AMERICAN RED CROSS lifeguarding classes are being held at SNHU in Manchester. Visit to see the schedule of courses, or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484, or email

A Softball Clinic offered by The New Hampshire Comets will be held Sanel Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays starting today. 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

CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following programs: Tae Kwon Do on Saturdays, starting this Saturday-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 Thursday-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 through 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 through Oct. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays, starting this week through Oct. 9, from 1–2 p.m. Visit or call 225-8690.

CONCORD NATIONAL YOUTH SOFTBALL is hosting softball skills clinics at Martin Field at 5:30 p.m. Sundays beginning this coming Sunday for players ages 5-14. Cost is $10 per session and players must complete a Consent To Treat form at the field.

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA will hold a ‘Learn to Skate’ program starting Monday at 5:40 p.m. Visit, 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

UNH WILDCAT LACROSSE CLINIC and Alumni Game will be on Sept. 28. The clinic runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 9-12. Athletes will learn skills from UNH coaching staff and current Wildcat players. The cost of the camp is $75. Register at For information, contact assistant coach Jesse Donnell at 862-4731 or


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.

Golf tournament hosted by the Friends Program to support its Youth Mentoring Program will take place Monday 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

The Concord Family YMCA Triathlon At Clough will take place Sept. 22. Registration is under way at 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

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

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 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, or visit the events page on

GOLF TOURNAMENT put on by the Gilford Professional Firefighters Community will be Sept. 27 at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford, with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. and tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the scramble-format game is $90 per golfer or $345 per foursome, if received before Sept. 15. Contact Jeff Madon at, or visit

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


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 Saturday and runs until the end of October. Contact Laura Bryant at 225-8690, or

NIHOA-NH is seeking hockey officials for high school and prep school. Applicants should be minimum USA Level 2 patched. Visit and email

PLayers needed

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 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.

NH LADY CANNONS SOFTBALL have a few roster spots open on its 12U, 14U and 16U teams. Teams have a fall schedule and complete winter workouts at the Concord Sport Center and will compete in seven summer ASA and NSA tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at or 6944-6445.


BABE RUTH SOFTBALL Organization is offering senior girls (ages 12-17) fall softball starting Sept. 14 and running for six Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. at Towle Field in Concord. Cost will be $25 for 2013 Babe Ruth players and $35 for all others. Players from outside the Concord area are welcome to participate. To sign up or for information call 228-3742.

LOUDON RECREATION Committee Programming is offering a five-week fall basketball session open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8. Sessions will held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Loudon Elementary School gym. Cost is $25 for Loudon residents, $30 for non-residents.

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

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 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 Visit

PATS PEAK SKI TEAM is open for enrollment for the upcoming 2013-14 season. PPST is an opportunity for avid skiers (ages 7-20) to train and race with some of the state’s best and develop skills in a team atmosphere. Visit, or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.

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 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

BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a JV field hockey coach. Call Bow High Athletic Director Jim Kaufman at 228-2210, ext. 303.

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