A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated visiting Kearsarge, 5-1. Krista Amoth led all Hawks scorers with two goals, and Catherine O’Keeffe, Hannah Wood and Caitlin Ball each added a goal. Sierra Schuster also contributed to the offensive attack.
∎ The Belmont JV girls’ volleyball team beat Laconia, 25-19, 25-18 and 16-18. Emily Laflam (four aces, four digs, 11 assists), Desiree Kuchinsky (three aces, four kills, three digs) and Maddy Lacharity (four kills) led the offense and Taylor Becker anchored the defense.
∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team beat Bishop Brady, 8-1. The Spartans struggled in the first half before turning it around in the second. Glenn Dion scored four goals for the Spartans, while AJ Gagnon and Nick Gagnon played well in the midfield.
∎ The Bow girls’ JV soccer team beat Pelham, 10-1. Molly Garrett (hat trick, assist), Molly Morrison (two goals, two assists), Amanda Murray (two goals, assist), Elysia Woody (goal, assist), Andrea Fortin (goal, assist) and Kristen Benson (goal, assist) led the offense.
Middle school results
The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team opened its season with a victory over Holy Trinity, 5-1. Olivia Frost led the way with two goals and an assist, while Kira Wood, Katie Rollins, Kylee Morel and Becca Smith added goals.
∎ The Rundlett Middle School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams won the first meet of the season held at White’s Park. In the girls’ race, RMS had a score of 16 to finish ahead of Bow (43) and Shaker Road (48). RMS swept the top four overall spots and had five of the top six runners. Gabrielle Czerula was first in the two-mile race with a time of 14 minutes, ahead of teammates Nicole LeBrun (second, 14:10) and Brighid Weeden (third, 14:12). On the boys’ side, Rundlett was top with a score of 19 in front of Bow (51) and Shaker Road (didn’t have enough runners to score). RMS’s Oliver Spencer was first overall in the two-mile race with time of 11 minutes, 59 seconds. Shaker Road’s McCabe was second in 12:50, and Rundlett’s Alex Duncan took third in 12:54.
The Capital City Vipers Mitey Mites lost to the Bedford Bulldogs Silver team. Kolbi McBee, TJ Drew, Aiden Miller and Sam Hilts all played well. Gabe Marquis scored a touchdown for the Vipers.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton School boys’ JVA soccer team lost at Sant Bani, 2-1. Nick LaBate scored on an assist by Richard Prey for New Hampton’s lone goal.
Furlough Ridge Golf Links hosted the third annual Memorial Tournament Sunday. David Ruedig, Conrad Trulson, Charlie Saggiotes and Mike O’Connor made up the winning team. Finishing in a three-way tie for second were the teams of Steve McAuliffe, Oliver Spencer, Mike Lenehan and Trent Jobin as well as Clint Cogswell, Chris Duhaime, Bert Whittemore and Sean Dalton and the team of Peter Ellinwood, Doug Ricard, Marshall Irving and Guy DeStefano. Duhaime was the medalist with a qualifying round score of 37. Ricard won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the third hole.
∎ The team of Ian Landry and Tom Levins shot a 70 for the best gross score at the Franklin Savings Bank Granite State Open. Lance Pelley and Matt Burroughs (71) came in second. Bob Davis and Wayne Clifford (64) had the best net score and Steve Ives and Jack Ryan (65) finished second.
Baseball coach needed
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a JV baseball coach for the 2013-14 school year. Interested 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 942-5531.
Basketball coach needed
Hopkinton Middle School is looking for a boys’ basketball coach for the 2013-14 season. Send a résumé to David Chase, Hopkinton Middle School Athletic Director, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH 03229 or email to email@example.com. Coaching or playing experience preferred.
The NH Comets are hosting free softball workouts on Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sanel Park as long as the weather is good. All ages and abilities are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH ski sale
The University of New Hampshire ski program will hold its annual ski sale at the UNH Field House Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Skis, boards, skates and apparel, both new and used, will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the UNH Ski Program. There will also be a free raffle for New Hampshire ski area passes. The public is invited to sell their own equipment. Contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at 512-2317 or email@example.com.
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 Oct. 5 at Everett Arena.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 through Oct. 27. Contact Glenn Mathews at email@example.com or Scott Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to nhlegendsofhockey.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com or 6944-6445.
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 from 10:30-noon. Contact Phil Pahl at 219-0905 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or email@example.com.