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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Concord crew champions

The Concord High crew team participated in the Manchester Waterworks Challenge, on Lake Massabessic in Manchester. Over 375 local high school student-athletes from Manchester Central, Amherst, Bedford, Hollis-Brookline, Concord, The Dublin School and Medford raced on a 5K course. The Concord boys’ varsity took first place and won the Mayor’s Cup. The girls’ varsity and novice boats also won.

Basketball open gym

Concord basketball will host an open gym for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter. The program begins tonight from 7-7:30 p.m. and will be held Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. The open gym will include weight-room access. Contact Coach John Finnegan at 491-4989.

JV results

The Concord High cross country team competed at the Manchester Invitational. Cassie Shea place second in the two-mile freshmen race with a time of 13:21. In the JV race, Laura Braley (21:57) and Kayli O’Donnell (22:01) placed 13th and 15th, respectively.

∎ The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team beat Laconia, 5-0. Brianna Curley (two), Hannah Wood (two) and Sierra Schuster scored the goals. Catherine O’Keeffe and Caitlin Ball also played well.

Middle school result

The Hopkinton Middle school boys’ soccer team defeated Sunapee, 6-3, following four second-half goals. Gerry Donahue, Kevin McGrath, Paul Molnar (two goals) and Dustin Rose (two goals) scored for the Hawks. Hopkinton’s defense was led by sweeper Carter Quiet. Center midfielders Seamus Quinn, Corey Breault and Molnar distributed the ball well, and Jacob Tomlinson supported the midfield with superior defending.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team (7-0) beat Keene Middle School, 6-0. Taylor Silverstein, Cole Gorham, Josh Adams, Gopal Timsina, Jhulindra Acharya and Jacob Knowles scored goals. Chris Picard, Gavin Moody and Liam Devanny anchored the defensive effort. Dalton Mutz had the shutout in net.

∎ The Hillsboro girls’ 7/8 grade soccer team defeated St. John’s, 2-1. Mara Grady and Sam Grondin tallied the goals for Hillsboro. Kaylin Snair was superb in net for the Lady Hillcats.

∎ The Rundlett girls’ A soccer team beat Keene Middle School, 9-0. Grace Devanny scored a hat trick, while Nicole Toler and Carly Richards each tallied two goals. Ashley Kelley and Jada Duvert added a goal apiece. Michaela Hayes and Kaitlyn Jelly also played well.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School cross country team competed in the Manchester Invitational against 22 other teams. The girls finished fifth and the boys placed fourth. Oliver Spencer was the overall winner of the boys race, beating out 400 other runners for the victory. The top Rundlett girls were Gabrielle Czerula, Nicole LeBrun, Heather Deacon, Maggie Whitcomb, Brighid Weeden, Katelynn Counter and Anna Quirk. The top boys were Spencer, Alexander Duncan, Winsor Bean, Nathaniel Nichols, Liam Conery, Eli Boesch-Dining and Cameron Brochu.

∎ The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team lost to Chichester, 2-0. Emlee Sanuth made 23 saves in goal and Haleigh Crane played well in the midfield for the Panthers (3-4).

∎ The Pittsfield Middle school boys’ soccer team defeated Chichester, 5-3. D.J. Zensky and Cam Darrah tallied two goals apiece, while Casey Clark added one goal. Connor Manteau contributed three assists and Matt St. George played well at the center back.

College standouts

Concord native Jordan Grant scored the lone goal for the University of Southern Maine in a 1-0 victory over Plymouth State in Little East Conference women’s soccer action. Molly Todd of Epsom nearly tied for game for PSU, but her attempt just went over the crossbar.

∎ Kaitlyn Warren of Boscawen, a junior goaltender for the Plymouth State field hockey team, made nine saves in a 7-4 win over Westfield State.

∎ Mackenzie Gaudette of Concord recorded an assist to help the Endicott women’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over Wentworth.

∎ Mark Roy of Loudon (seventh place) was the third-fastest NHTI cross country runner, leading the Lynx to first place in a four-team meet at River College.

∎ The NHTI women’s soccer team (6-4) topped Bunker Hill Community College, 4-0, behind Sahara Brown of Barnstead (two goals, one assist), Cassie LaCroix of Candia (one goal, one assist) and Monica Horning of Deerfield (one goal).

∎ The NHTI men’s soccer team (9-2) rolled over Word of Life, 7-0, behind strong games from Ramiro Osorio of Hooksett (three goals, two assists) and Tyler Ranfos of Allenstown (one goal, one assist).

Youth soccer

The Bow U9 girls beat Hebron, 3-2. The offense was led by Ellie Pingree with two goals and Lindsey Laperle with the winning goal. Isabella Laperle played outstanding defense.

∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U-12 girls’ team earned its second win of the season with a 4-2 home victory over Bow. Lillie Presti and Maura Zankel scored twice. On the defensive end, Megan Blanchette and Katelyn Meserve played well. Taylor Clark had a great debut in goal.

Youth hockey

The Rowley Agency Bantam 1 Capitals team tied Reading Bantam 1, 3-3. Drew Livingston (goal, assist), Josh Holden (goal, assist) and Finn Weber scored for the Caps. Andrew Cole (two assists) had an outstanding game, while Riley Drew and Liam O’Brien both played strong defensively. Gilbert Griffin and Olliver Quinn played well in net.

∎ The Concord Capitals Schaefer Mortgage PeeWee 1 team tied the Wakefield PeeWee 1 team, 2-2, in Valley League action. Anthony Velez and Michael Kennison scored unassisted for the Caps, supported by strong defensive play from Evan Makris, Ryan Methven, Carter Gaglia and Ronan Walsh. Goalie Alex Reynolds turned away several last-minute breakaway shots by Wakefield.

Golf result

Peter Callaghan and Doug Moran led the field with an 8-under 62 to capture the Best Ball event at the Concord Country Club. Don Steenbeke Sr. and Don Steenbeke Jr. were one shot back at 63 to finish in second place. Kevin Hobbs and Lee Blossom took third place with a round of 65. Terry Blake had the best score at the Nassau event. Her 1-under 71 took the overall prize. Sue Perry and Jan Steenbeke tied for the best front nine with matching scores of 2-under 34. Sue Edy won the back nine portion of the event with a round of 37.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s cross country team won a quad meet against beat Roxbury Latin, Belmont Hill and Milton. The Big Red stole the show with top finishes by Jack Evenson (third in 17:36), Max Felix (18:01), Chuck Thompson (18:15), Max Abram (18:18), George Cooley (18:22) and Reid Noch (18:35). Noch bested Roxbury Latin’s sixth runner to break a 28-28 tie to give St. Paul’s the win. The team now has a season record of 18-0 after the first three races.

New Hampton results

The New Hampton women’s varsity soccer team (4-0) defeated Holderness, 4-1. Four different players, Sidney Swormstedt, Hanne Haldorson, Stephanie Hampton (assist) and Allie Munroe (two assists), scored for the Huskies. Jayne Lewis made seven saves.

∎ The New Hampton School varsity football team (3-0) defeated Hyde School (Connecticut), 30-16. Matt Dean (two touchdowns), Adam Enxing (40-yard rushing touchdown) and Elias Camacho (64-yard touchdown) provided the scoring. Dean also recovered a fumble.

Tilton results

Tilton School field hockey fell to Kimball Union Academy, 9-2.

∎ The Tilton varsity girls’ soccer team lost to Northfield Mt. Hermon, 3-0. Mack Stephen (Belmont) finished with seven saves.

Holderness results

The Holderness School football team defeated Kingswood-Oxford, 48-42.

∎ The Holderness field hockey team defeated BB&N, 8-2.

Proctor results

The Proctor Academy girls’ soccer team fell to Southfield School, 1-0.

∎ The Proctor boys’ soccer team fell to Vermont Academy, 3-2.

∎ The Proctor field hockey team defeated Hebron Academy, 4-0.

∎ The Proctor football team beat Hyde School, 29-21.


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.


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 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.


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.

LACONIA ADULT Education will be offering beginning- and intermediate-level group golf classes beginning today. 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.

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.


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.

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.

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 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 davidheweyjr@comcast.net, 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 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.

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.

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