A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord JV field hockey team battled to a scoreless draw with Nashua North. Jessie Reed led the attack, while Julia Ek and Ashley Fitcher played well defensively.
∎ The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team beat Fall Mountain, 2-0. Hannah Wood and Caitlin Ball scored the goals, with Sierra Schuster assisting Ball’s excellent one-timer. Catherine O’Keeffe and Katelyn Symonds led a strong defensive effort that held Fall Mountain without a shot in the first half.
The Concord freshmen girls’ soccer team defeated Bedford in overtime, 3-2. Madysen Audet started the scoring in the first half with a nice goal, but Bedford took the lead 2-1 in the second half. Caitlin Klose was the hero, scoring a late penalty kick to tie the game and getting the winner in the first OT period. Yelena Beausoleil anchored the Tide’s defence, with Piper Cote helping set the tone on both ends of the pitch.
Middle school results
The Rundlett Middle School girls’ ‘A’ soccer team defeated Three River, 12-0. Ashley Kelley and Carley Richards each had a hat trick, while Gwen Tupman (two goals), Grace Devanny (two), Jada Duvert and Kaitlin Jelly added to the scoring. Nicole Toler and Makayla Hayes played well in midfield.
∎ The Rundlett ‘A’ volleyball team defeated Goffstown in two matches, 25-6 and 25-17. The Blue Dukes patrolled and controlled the net, with Gracie Allaire (five blocks, three kills), Maria Wimpey (two blocks, kill) and Helen Massah (kill) leading the way. The RMS defense held strong with the help of Kendra Spencer, Erica Conrad and Abby Rochette.
∎ Both the boys’ and girls’ Rundlett cross country teams ran away with two solid victories on Tuesday in a five-team meet hosted by Gilbert Hood Middle School in Derry. Out of 68 runners, Gabrielle Czerula edged newcomer Nicole Lebrun for the win, and the top five Rundlett girls all finished in the top eight overall. Ollie Spencer won the boys’ race for Rundlett ahead of 96 runners, and there were five Rundlett boys in the top 10. Notable performances on the girls’ team were made by Jael Fleurant, placing 35th, and Shayla Weeden (48th). Michael Burns (48th) and Ashlar Dotson (86th) did well for the boys.
∎ The Rundlett boys’ ‘A’ soccer team (5-0) beat Three Rivers, 5-2. John Taranovich had two goals, with Chris Picard, Taylor Silverstein and Jhulindra Acharya adding the other three. Goalie Dalton Matz made several important stops.
∎ The Hillsboro-Deering Middle School girls’ soccer team defeated Concord No. 2, 6-1. Mara Grady scored three goals and assisted on another, while Sam Grondin contributed two goals, and goalie Lydia Powell was solid for the Lady Hillcats.
The Concord High School Unified soccer team lost to Londonderry, 6-4. Drew Nadeau led the scoring for the Tide with two goals, with Sean Daley and Connor Reid netting one apiece. Thomas Boyce played tough in net with five saves.
Nancy Calder and her team of Brenda Thomas, Becky Gauthier and Mary Jane Bergman shot a 17-under par round of 119 to win the 1-2-3 Aggie Tournament, held at the Concord Country Club. Cathy Steenbeke, Cynthia Madden, Carolyn Richmond and Lu Shelton were second (122), and Sue Perry, JoAnn Feldman, Cheryl Murphy and Louise Godbout took third place (126).
∎ Mitch Jefferson, playing out of Pembroke Pines Country Club, is tied for 10th place in the National Car Rental New England PGA Assistants Championship in Sharon, Mass. after shooting 1-over par 73. The leader, Jeff Seavey out of Samoset Resort, has a 68.
The Holderness School varsity field hockey team won big over Proctor, 7-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity girls’ soccer team fell to Phillips Exeter, 5-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Phillips Andover, 4-1.
New Hampton results
The New Hampton School varsity field hockey team beat Tilton, 6-0. Gabby Vautour scored a hat trick, while Dempsey Arsenault, Dori Craig and Gracie Maganzini all found the net.
∎ The New Hampton varsity girls’ soccer team beat Vermont Academy, 6-1. Sidney Swormstedt scored twice, with Allie Munroe, Cayla Barnes, Cara Vogel and Hannah Cuthbertson each added a goal.
The Proctor Academy varsity girls’ soccer team was shut out by Brewster, 5-0. Goalie Amber Wilson made 10 saves.
∎ The Proctor varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Brewster, 3-0.
∎ The Proctor varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both finished in second place at a Kimball Union-hosted meet. KUA won the boys’ and girls’ races.
The Tilton School JV boys’ soccer team drew with Vermont Academy, 1-1.
∎ The Tilton girls’ varsity soccer team lost on the road at Kimball Union, 1-0. KUA scored the lone goal in the second half. Tiana Cass, Leah Corson, Katherine O’Brien and Stasia Bogacz played well defensively for the Rams, while goalie Mack Stephen made six saves.
First-year forward Rizy Misiri, of Concord, scored his third goal of the season for the NEC men’s soccer team in a 4-1 win over Rivier.
John Stark football
The John Stark Football Booster Club is building a brick patio in front of the newly -completed press box (also funded by the Booster Club), and it is selling personalized bricks for those who want to have their own personal message on the patio. The first phase of the patio is complete and will be unveiled Saturday during the Generals’ home game with Windham. The second phase of the patio is under construction now, and people must place their orders by Oct. 14 to have their bricks installed, which will allow the patio to be completed by Stark’s final home game on Nov. 2 (a game where the team will honor its seniors and pay respect to veterans who played for the Stark football team). Costs for the bricks are $49.99 or $79.99, depending on size. Contact David Hewey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 231-1319.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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 email@example.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.
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: 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.
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.
BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at email@example.com 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: 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.