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High school soccer

After trading goals in the game’s first 10 minutes, Pembroke broke open a tight game with six second-half goals in Saturday’s 7-1 victory over Merrimack Valley. Parker Heath (from Austin Sartwell) gave Pembroke a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, only to see Andrew Peick tie it for MV three minutes later. After halftime, however, it was all Pembroke. Jeremy Caruso (from Aaron Locke), Locke (from Heath), Heath (from Sartwell), Spencer Nowe twice (one on a PK, once from Justus Turk) and Turk (from Brendon Pettigrew) tallied for the Spartans.

Youth soccer

The Henniker 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ soccer team shut out Hillsboro, 9-0, with excellent teamwork.

∎ The 7th- and 8th-grade Henniker girls team #1 edged the Henniker team #2, 3-2. Both goalies – Jessie Besso for Henniker #2 and Avery Gorhan for Henniker #1 – did a splendid job in the net.

∎ The 5th- and 6th-grade Henniker girls beat Loudon, 6-2, behind great passing up the field and strong defense.

∎ The 3rd- and 4th-grade Henniker boys beat Loudon, 6-1, with great play and teamwork in all aspects of the game.

∎ The 3rd- and 4th-grade Henniker girls fell to Loudon, 2-0, despite a great job in net by Presely Gaberseck. There were great offensive and defensive plays by all team members.

∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U12 boys improved to 2-0 with a win over the Nashua Cobras. Derek West (goal, assist), Andrew Beckwith (goal), David Price (goal) and Daniel Miner (three goals, two assists) paced the offense. Michael Baer was strong on defense while also assisting on a goal.

Youth hockey

The Concord Bantam 1 hockey team beat Tewksbury, 8-2, in the Valley League season opener. The Caps spread the scoring evenly, with goals by Andrew Cole (two), Drew Livingston (two), Riley Drew (one goal, one assist), Dan LeBell (one goal, one assist), Josh Holden (one) and Ethan Donlon (one). Liam O’Brien had three assists, and Kadin Mason and Cormick McGonigle each had two assists. Olliver Quinn played strong in net.

∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team beat Haverhill, Mass., 4-2, in Valley League action. Aidan Pope, Jacob Marcoux, Ben Marceau and Brian McDonough scored, with assists from Parker Savoy and McDonough. Adam Omundson and Troy Nelson both played well in goal.

College standout

Hopkinton’s Hannah Richard scored two goals to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team (2-4) to a 3-1 victory over Northeastern (3-2) yesterday.

New Hampton result

The New Hampton School football team defeated Kents Hill School, 50-8, on Saturday, scoring 28 points in the first quarter. Running back Matt Dean rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Robbie Donnelly led the defense with 11 tackles and a sack.


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 pbelanger@nihoa-nh.com.

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 danmorin@comcast.net 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 Russ.saucier@me.com 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 pahlrp12@comcast.net, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or kevinlh@optonline.net.


MiniKickers soccer for children ages 2-6 is being offered by Hopkinton Recreation for four Wednesdays starting this week. 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 challengersports.com. Questions, contact Rich Lamoury at Rlamoury@challengersports.com.

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 ConcordYouthHockey.org and follow the link to online registrations. Tuition for Learn to Skate is $139 per session and it begins at Everett Arena on Oct. 5.

LOUDON RECREATION Committee Programming is offering a five-week fall basketball session open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.

Team NH Baseball will be fielding a U17 team for 2014. Email teamnhbaseball@comcast.net 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 customerservice@tri-townicearena.com. Visit tri-townicearena.com.

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 patspeakracing.org, 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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 sklink@sau53.org.

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 mark.searles@sau24.org.

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 fvezina@bishopbrady.edu 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 swimnh.com to see the schedule of courses, or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484, or email Karen@swimnh.com.

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 NashuaBaseballCamp@gmail.com.

SCORING CONCEPTS HOCKEY Clinic, coached by Andrew Trimble, will be 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 scoringconcepts.com or email scoringconcepts@gmail.com.

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 events.unh.edu. For information, contact assistant coach Jesse Donnell at 862-4731 or jesse.odonnell@unh.edu.

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

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 robrochette@ymail.com.

FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registrations for its next five-week session of Little Strikers/Mini Strikers soccer clinics 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 through Oct. 27. Contact Glenn Mathews at stick7847@yahoo.com or Scott Owen at sowen@concordnhschools.net.


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 Sunday 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 kwoodfin@bishopbrady.edu). 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 mkimball@bishopbrady.edu, or visit the events page on bishopbrady.edu.

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. Contact Jeff Madon at jeffmadon@hotmail.com, or visit facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.

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

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 hayes743@comcast.net or go to nhlegendsofhockey.com.

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