A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord High JV girls’ soccer team fell to Bedford, 3-1. Jordyn Macri opened the scoring in the first half to give the Crimson Tide a 1-0 lead, while goalkeeper Srileka Nuli had a strong game with 20 saves.
Middle school results
The Rundlett Middle School ‘A’ volleyball team defeated Hudson in two games, 25-21, 25-16. Maria Wimpey controlled the net with three blocks, while Catherine Reynolds helped control the Blue Dukes’ defense. Paige Weatherbee contributed to the win from the service line with several aces.
∎ The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team lost to Gilmanton, 4-2. Olivia Frost and Kylee Morel scored the two goals for the Panthers (3-3), and Destinee Ellis had a good game.
∎ The Pittsfield Middle School boys’ soccer team (5-0-1) tied Gilmanton, 1-1. Connor Manteau scored first for Pittsfield early in the second half before Gilmanton tied the game late on a header. Kegan Vincent was outstanding for the Panthers at center back.
∎ The Bow Memorial School field hockey team defeated Campton, 3-0. Elizabeth Guertin, Pernilla Shaw and Lucy Day scored the three goals, with Sonya Delorie assisting on two of them. Dillon Hicks led an aggressive defense, and Jennie Ess worked hard at the sweeper position.
The Concord High freshman boys’ soccer team beat Bedford, 2-0, on a pair of goals by Ngongo Mungeta.
∎ The Concord freshman football team (2-1) won convincingly over Manchester Memorial, 40-0. Liam Connolly (interception and hit of the game) and Chandler Paradise (interception return for a touchdown) anchored the defense, while the offense was led by David Tumani and George Tarwo, who had two TD runs each. Kyle Bean also threw a TD to Paradise, and Freddie Seekamp ran in a two-point conversion.
The Loudon Freedom girls’ U14 team (2-0-2) shut out World Cup of Nashua, 6-0. Goals were scored by Heather Sefton, McKayla Palhof, Heather Jennato, Ashley Kelley, Gwen Molind and Kaeli Dunn. Mandy Biron, Emma Scarpa and Carissa Chiasson also played well for the Freedom.
∎ The Henniker 5th- and 6th-grade boys played a hard-fought game in a loss to Webster-Salisbury.
∎ The Henniker 7th- and 8th-grade #1 girls’ team fell to St. Johns #1, 2-1. All three goals were scored in the first half in a well-played game.
Youth field hockey
The Bow 3rd- and 4th-grade field hockey team won its first game of the season with a shutout of Northfield, 3-0. Madi Allen, Annora Brown, Laney King and Hannah McGonigle supported the win with great all-around play, while Courtney McKeen and Alessandra Sargent combined for the shutout in goal. Northfield goalies Katelyn Carrey and Katie Sheridan made several great saves.
The Checkmate Pizza Concord Capitals girls’ U12 team split its first two games of the season. Concord lost to Charlestown U12, 2-0, and beat Westwood U12, 1-0. Against Charlestown, Gwen Bowler played well in net, and Isabelle Benoit, Jess Burwell, Paige Dumont and Ella Roberge played strong games on defense. In the win versus Westwood, Burwell scored the only goal and Bowler got the shutout, while Emily Forward and Lilly Vezina were strong up front.
The Tilton School cross country team did well in two recent meets. In a race at Proctor Academy, Josh Weinmann took sixth place overall, while Joselyn Fuller captured 20th for the girls. Tilton also hosted a four-team meet this week, with Courtney Burrell (12th) leading the girls and Matt Niskala (26th) out front for the boys.
Freshman Amy Zahensky, from Bow, made a season-high 12 saves in net for the Franklin Pierce field hockey team in its road loss to nationally ranked Stonehill, 3-1.
∎ Colby-Sawyer sophomores Becca Hashem, from Webster, and Taylor O’Connor, from Franklin, each scored a goal for the Chargers in a shutout of Daniel Webster, 7-0.
ICB basketball signups will be held tomorrow at Boscawen Elementary School from 9 a.m.-noon and at Penacook Elementary School from 1-3 p.m. ICB basketball is for children residing within the Merrimack Valley School District. Registration is also available online at icbbasketball.com.
Mixed Scotch City Golf
The annual Mixed Scotch City Golf event will be held Oct. 13 at Loudon Country Club. This will be the closing city event and includes a shotgun start, carts and lunch as part of the entry fee for a couple at $80 per team. Registration forms are located at host clubs of the InterClub network, and the deadline to sign up is approaching.
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.
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 tomorrow 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 email@example.com, or call 231-1319.
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.
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.
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.
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 tomorrow. 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.
A free baseball camp for 11-13-year-olds will be held tomorrow from 9-11 a.m. at Campbell High in Litchfield. Contact Teamnhbaseball@comcast.net or call 577-1772.
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.
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.