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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV result

The Pembroke boys’ JV soccer team defeated Merrimack Valley, 6-0. Cole Sporcic earned the shutout in net, while Logan Young, Max Putnam and Trevor McGowen played a great game for Pembroke, each tallying a goal.

Middle school result

The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ soccer team lost its home opener to Rundlett, 7-1, on Friday. The Hawks played a good first half with great goalkeeping from Mia Bassett and defensive support from Caroline Lawrence, Cassidy Donahoe and Cathen Hall, who also scored the lone goal.

Youth soccer

The Bow U9 girls’ soccer team lost to Exeter, 5-3. Sarah Lavigne had an early goal, and Megan Landcastle and Ellie Pingree also added scores.

∎ The Loudon Freedom U13 girls’ soccer team defeated Portsmouth City SC, 3-1. Goals were scored by Sarah Davis, Cassidy Considine and Karley Richards, while Asia Hanson and Nicole Toler played well.

Youth hockey

The Schaefer Mortage Concord Capitals Peewee 1 team tied Wilington, Mass., 2-2, in Valley League Hockey action. Alex Reynolds was strong in goal, turning away 24 of 26 shots, supported by a strong defensive effort by Carter Galglia, Evan Makris, Anders Norton and Ethan Crandlemire. Brett Patnode and Devin Philbrick had the goals, with Philbrick adding an assist.

Golf results

Jan Monahan had the low score for 18 holes in the Nassau Tournament at the Concord Country Club. Her 4-under 68 was good for a three-stroke victory. Martha Hastings and JoAnn Feldman tied for the best front nine with matching scores of 1-under 35. Linda Vincent took back nine honors with a one under par round of 35.

∎ The Duston Country Club held its Member/Member Tournament over the weekend. Women’s tournament wins went to Corey Richardson (closest to the pin), Diane Donovan (longest drive), Richardson and Kim Miller (first-place gross score winners) and Jeanne Devine and Donovan (first-place net score winners). In the men’s division, Bob Dunlap (closest to pin), Adam Devine (longest drive), Kris Hillson and Joey Bowker (gross score winners) and Bill Kerin and John Starkey (net score winners) won events.

NHTI results

The NHTI men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their seasons at the Eagle Invitation at Daniel Webster. NHTI’s Nacho Hernandez won the meet with a time of 26:48 and also set a new course record. Also placing for the men, who finished third, were Mark Roy (12th, 32:06), Todd Bouchard (18th, 33:38), Emmett Collins (21st, 34:14) and Joe Bohi (22nd, 34:16). Cassie Graham (22nd, 24:56) and Catie Terrell (33rd, 26:15) led the women.

∎ The NHTI men’s soccer team (5-1) rolled over Hampshire College, 6-1. Pacing the Lynx in the win were Ramiro Osorio (Hooksett) with three goals, Shane Brancheau (one goal with one assist), Austin Valladares (one goal) and Kyle Hass (Allenstown, one goal).

∎ The NHTI women’s soccer team (2-3) squeezed by Hampshire College, 1-0. Sahara Brown (Barnstead) scored the lone goal, assisted by Cassie LaCroix.

College standouts

Concord’s Evan Devanny, a sophomore back on the Stonehill men’s soccer team, scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Saint Rose. Devanny headed the ball in the top left corner of the net off of a corner kick in the 31st minute for the game’s opening goal. The Skyhawks are 2-2 this season.

∎ Boscawen’s Kaitlyn Warren recorded her first victory of the season as the junior goalie made four saves to lead the Plymouth State field hockey team to a 6-4 victory over Worcester State. The Panthers are 1-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

∎ Freshman Amy Zahensky, of Bow, made a season-high 11 saves for the Franklin Pierce field hockey team in a 6-1 loss to Assumption.

Tilton results

The Tilton girls’ soccer team defeated Hyde, 1-0. Tiana Cass scored the lone goal on a through ball from Kathleen Murtagh. The strong defensive unit for the Rams included Concord’s Stasia Bogacz and Belmont’s Mack Stephen, who made one save and earned her first career shutout.

∎ The Tilton varsity football team lost to Hebron Academy, 24-18. Nick Derocher had a solid day for the Rams, rushing for 92 yards and scoring on a 2-yard run. Rian White scored on a 15-yard run and also threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Brendan Lovely (four receptions).

∎ The Tilton boys’ JV soccer team fell to Gould, 3-2.

Proctor result

The Proctor Academy girls’ soccer team defeated Winchendon, 4-1. Goals were scored by Julia Sargent (two), Nikka Paulin and Jamie Dee. Eleme Colome had eight saves in goal for the Hornets.

Holderness result

The Holderness field hockey team defeated Northfield Mt. Herman, 4-0.

Hockey clinic

Andrew Trimble will coaching a Scoring Concepts hockey clinic on Sept. 25 from 7-8 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena. No pre-registration is required. All ages and abilities are welcome. Cost is $30 per player. Visit or email


Pickleball will be played weekly on Monday mornings in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon at the Merrill Park tennis courts. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Fred LaFontaine at 748-1619.

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 today. 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

NH LEGENDS OF HOCKEY will induct five individuals – including Concord’s Harvey Smith, Mark Stuckey and Ted Rice, as well as Dick Bradley and Beatrice “Bea” Lambert, who each played important roles in the history of Berlin hockey – Oct. 27 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. In addition, the Legends will also pay tribute to the Concord High School boys’ and girls’ ice hockey programs. Concord’s boys’ varsity team dates back to the 1933-34 season, with the girls’ program being formed in 1993-94. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon are now available for purchase. Contact Jim Hayes at or go to


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

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.

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.

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.

The Racquet Club of Concord, on behalf of the Comstock Lode Senior Tennis Group, is seeking women and men players age 50 and older who are available to play Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Phil Pahl at 219-0905 or, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or


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, beginning Tuesday and running through Oct. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Loudon Elementary School gym. Cost is $25 for Loudon residents, $30 for non-residents.

MiniKickers soccer for children ages 2-6 is being offered by Hopkinton Recreation for four Wednesdays starting Wednesday. Cost is $55 (with uniform), $40 (no uniform). 2-3-year-olds meet 11 a.m.-noon; 4-6-year-olds from 10-11 a.m. or noon-1 p.m. Register at Questions, contact Rich Lamoury at

Concord Youth Hockey registration for Learn to Skate Clinic, Intro to Hockey (Atoms) and DynoMites is now available for the 2013-14 hockey season. Go to and follow the link to online registrations. Tuition for Learn to Skate is $139 per session and it begins at Everett Arena Oct. 5.

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. Team NH Baseball also has a few openings remaining for its 2014 NH Grizzlies teams at the U12 and U13-U15 levels. Pricing is $800 for U12, $1,250 for U13 and $1,100 for U15. There will also be a free two-hour instruction/evaluation session for U12 players on a September morning at the Team NH facility. Email TNHB, or call Mike Jackson at 577-1772.

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.

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.

Coaches needed

CONCORD HIGH school has openings for a cross-country ski head coach, a cross-country ski assistant coach, an Alpine ski assistant coach and a girls’ varsity ice hockey 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:

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

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-2014 school year: varsity alpine skiing, JV baseball and JV boys’ lacrosse. 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

Bishop Brady High is looking for a JV boys’ basketball head coach, a JV girls’ basketball head coach, and varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach for the 2013-14 school year. Email a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.


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

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

FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registrations for its next five-week session of Little Strikers/Mini Strikers soccer clinics, which begin tomorrow 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.

Basketball clinics are being offered at Abbott-Downing Elementary School for 7th- and 8th-grade girls and boys. The clinics will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Sundays starting today-Oct. 27. Contact Glenn Mathews at or Scott Owen at

Baseball camp hosted by Chicago Cubs minor leaguer Brad Zapenas will take place Saturday 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 held 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

LACONIA ADULT Education will be offering beginning- and intermediate-level group golf classes beginning Sept. 29. Contact Laconia Adult Education at 524-5712.

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