A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Middle school results
The Hillsboro-Deering 7th- and 8th-grade girls’ soccer team shut out Penacook, 5-0, behind three goals from Mara Grady and two from Sam Grondin. Kianna Carter and Holly Madore played a strong game on the defensive end.
∎ The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team gave unbeaten Barnstead a battle before falling, 3-0. Olivia Frost, Kera Wood and Bryanna Morris stood out for the Panthers (1-2).
The Schaefer Mortgage Concord Capitals lost to Cape Ann, 3-2. The Caps offense of Kyle McKinnon, Brett Patnode (goal, assist), Carter Gaglia and Ethan Crandlemire (goal) controlled play throughout the game, peppering the Cape Ann goalie with 32 shots. Ryan Methven and Evan Makris played strong defensively.
The Loudon Freedom U11 girls’ soccer team defeated the Candia Stingers, 4-1. Alyssa Woodman led the way with two goals, and Morgan Rule and Aubrie Angwin each added one. Defensive play was solid from the whole team.
∎ The Penacook 5th- and 6th-grade girls’ soccer team defeated Boscawen, 4-1, to improve to 6-0. Sabrina La Duke, Miah Boucher, Emily Moore and Hannah Small scored for Penacook. Goalie Abby Shagena played well, with defender Liz LaRoche holding up in front of the keeper.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U14 girls’ Lunachix lost to North Hampton SC, 5-4. Izabella Warren (two assists), Emily Knouse, Charlotte Powell and Grace Clark each tallied a goal.
There was a three-way logjam at the top of the leaderboard in the Two-Ball Best Ball Tournament at the Concord Country Club. Three teams returned matching rounds of 5-under 65: Mike Thomas and Bob Granger, Doug Moran and Steve White, and Dave Mattson and Steve White.
∎ JoAnn Feldman won the Match Play vs. Par Tournament, finishing at 3-up. Four players tied for second place at even: Martha Hastings, Carol Forbush, Gretchen Knapton and Andy Jalbert.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton School girls’ varsity soccer team beat Proctor Academy, 3-1. All the scoring occurred after halftime. Allie Munroe stayed hot with two goals for the Huskies, and Sidney Swormstedt scored once. Julie Sargent scored for Proctor. New Hampton goalie Jayne Lewis made three saves.
The Tilton School varsity football team lost to the Holderness School, 49-24. Nick Derocher (from Northwood) played well on both offense and defense, scoring on a 37-yard run and throwing a two-point conversion pass to Brendan Lovely, who also scored on a 4-yard pass from Rian White. White also scored on a 2-yard run and threw a two-point conversion to Will Catania.
∎ The Tilton varsity girls’ soccer team defeated Gould Academy, 2-0. Tiana Cass scored both goals for the Rams in the first half. Each goal was assisted by Madi Downs. Cass, Kathleen Murtagh, Stasia Bogacz, Katherine O’Brien and Leah Corson played well in front of goalie Mack Stephen, who recorded three saves for her second shutout of the season.
The Proctor Academy varsity field hockey team beat the New Hampton School in overtime, 4-3. The Hornets tied the game in the last minute at 3-3. The winning goal in OT was scored on a one-on-one chance with the New Hampton goalkeeper.
∎ The Proctor varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Hebron Academy, 2-1.
∎ The Proctor varsity football team was defeated by New Hampton, 36-8.
Junior Kaitlyn Warren of Boscawen, a goalie on the Plymouth State University field hockey team, made two saves to post her first shutout of the season as the Panthers (3-3) topped Western Connecticut State, 5-0.
Ski coach needed
Bow High School is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-2210 extension 303.
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.
SCORING CONCEPTS HOCKEY Clinic, coached by Andrew Trimble, will be Wednesday 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 email@example.com.
UNH WILDCAT LACROSSE CLINIC and alumni game will be held Saturday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW HAMPTON SCHOOL is offering tennis, basketball, lacrosse and adventure camps running Saturdays through Nov. 6. All activities are for grades K-6 and take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The adventure clinic takes place at the Alpine Tower on Burleigh Mountain, and activities include a ropes course, short hikes and cooperative games. Call 677-3508 or email Jonathan Schwab at 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.
TUNE-UP BASKETBALL camp for children in grades 6-10 is open for registration. All games will be played at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. The nine-game schedule begins Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 9. Registration fee is $45. Contact John Carrigg at 279 1090 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Owen at email@example.com.
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 today 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.
EVERETT ARENA is open for ice activities starting tomorrow. Public skating is Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Skate rentals are available in the pro shop. Adult stick practice for ages 14 and older is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:20 a.m., and through Nov. 21 is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; helmet and gloves required. Youth stick practice for ages 13 and younger is Fridays through Nov. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; full equipment required. Call Everett Arena at 228-2784.
GOLF TOURNAMENT hosted by Bishop Brady High School in support of the school’s tuition assistance fund will be Friday 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.
GOLF TOURNAMENT put on by the Gilford Professional Firefighters Community will be Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.
UNH GYMNASTICS team is hosting a Kids’ Night Out Friday 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.
The UNH 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.
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.
Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes will be present at the 2013 Granite State Baseball Dinner at the Radisson in Manchester Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
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.
MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH Baseball and Softball will hold its annual election meeting Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Penacook Community Center. All positions are open. The organization is chartered by Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and NH Babe Ruth Softball to provide activities for boys ages 5-15 and girls 5-16 from the towns of Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster, Loudon (softball only) and Andover (only Babe Ruth baseball).
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.
VALLEY DRAGONS ASA softball will hold tryouts Oct. 6 at Barnstead Elementary School. U12 is from noon-2 p.m.; U10 from 2-4 p.m. (age cutoff is Dec. 31). No tryout fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dragonssoftball.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.
CONCORD HIGH school has openings for a cross-country ski head coach, a cross-country ski assistant coach and an Alpine 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
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 email@example.com, or call 942-5531.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL has openings for a boys’ basketball coach and a girls’ basketball 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.
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.