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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results

The John Stark JV football team improved to 3-0 with a win over St. Thomas Aquinas, 42-28. Sophomores Zachery Hamilton, Cody Ledoux, Zack Campbell and freshmen Kyle Booker, Shawn Lavigne and Gavin McGiver led a strong Generals defense that forced multiple turnovers off of St. Thomas. Hamilton recovered a fumble and returned it to the 8-yard line to set up a touchdown run by freshman quarterback Drew McQuarrie. Ledoux also forced a fumble that was run back for a TD by Booker, while Ethan Tew and Gavin McGiver both recorded multiple sacks. Offensively, Cooper Gorski caught two TD passes from McQuarrie, who had solid protection from Brandon Zogopolis and center Deagan Scott. Running backs Booker and Ledoux worked hard on rushes between the tackles, and freshman Jacob Fitts scored a TD on a 30-yard run on the outside. Leif Mailloux sealed the victory with a 65-yard TD run in a comprehensive win for Stark.

∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team topped Kearsarge, 3-2. Aaron Dobe scored two goals and provided an assist to Will Rhynhart for the third goal. Kevin Smith, Carmen Repucci and Nick Meserve played well for the Hawks.

∎ The Bow JV girls’ soccer team shut out Bishop Brady, 8-0. Leading the offense for the Falcons were Elysia Woody (goal), Crista Alfano (goal, assist), Elin Warwick (goal, assist), Amanda Murray (goal), Katie Perry (goal), Molly Garrett (goal, assist) and Abbey Horner (goal, assist). Izzy Urbina and Horner split time in net for the shutout.

∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer team beat Nashua North, 4-0. Leah Dupuis and Katelyn Caswell scored a goal each in the first half before Kate Klose got two goals in the second to seal the win. Assists came from Jordyn Macri (two), Peyton Osgood and Emily Reidy.

∎ The Concord JV boys’ soccer team (3-1) defeated Nashua North, 7-3. Matt Perreault and Matt Adams led the defense for the Crimson Tide.

Middle school results

The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team (3-2) shut out Farmington, 7-0. Olivia Frost and Kylee Morel each had a hat trick for the Panthers, and Becca Smith added a goal. Bryanna Morris played well at stopper.

∎ The Pittsfield Middle School boys’ soccer team (5-0) beat Farmington, 3-1. After Farmington opened the scoring, DJ Zensky answered with two goals. Connor Manteau added a late third goal, and Jesse McGlashing sparked the defensive effort.

Youth football

The Capital City Viper Mighty Mites beat Manchester, 35-6. Kolbi McBee and James McNamara were the standouts on defense, while Moses Carr and Gabe Marquis scored touchdowns.

Golf result

Donald Steenbeke played some of his best golf of the year yesterday as he waltzed away with the Concord Country Club’s Senior Open Tournament. Under the point quota format, Steenbeke finished at +7 to take the title by eight points over Kevin Hobbs (-1). George Shelton and Armand Belair finished tied for third at -3, and Dave Gazaway was the Super Senior champion finishing up at +1.

REFEREES NEEDED

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.

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 pahlrp12@comcast.net, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or kevinlh@optonline.net.

MEETINGS

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).

Tryouts/registrations

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 valleyasasoftball@gmail.com 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.

Coaches needed

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: 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.

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 mskidds@coebrown.org, or call 942-5531.

BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at jimk@bownet.org or 228-2210 extension 303.

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: smell@concordnhschools.net.

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 dchase@hopkintonschools.org. Coaching or playing experience preferred.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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 today 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 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 jesse.odonnell@unh.edu.

A free baseball camp for 11-13-year-olds will be held Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at Campbell High in Litchfield. Contact Teamnhbaseball@comcast.net or call 577-1772.

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 jschwab@newhampton.org.

LACONIA ADULT Education will be offering beginning- and intermediate-level group golf classes beginning Sunday. 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, starting Oct. 19 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 jcarrigg@metrocast.net.

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 stick7847@yahoo.com or Scott Owen at sowen@concordnhschools.net.

Events

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.

EVERETT ARENA is open for ice activities. 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 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 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 jeffmadon@hotmail.com, 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.

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 corys@unh.edu.

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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