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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results

The Concord High School JV field hockey team tied Bedford, 0-0. Kat Gallagher and Ashley Fitch played strong on the attack. Bailey Jackson and Gabi McDonald played good defense. Katelyn Butler had six saves in goal.

∎ The Merrimack Valley JV football team fell to Kingswood, 43-24. Ryan Simoneau had a strong punting game and Connor Vasterach took good kickoffs. Ian Curtin and Ben Thistle played well offensively.

∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Newport, 3-1. Aaron Dobe and Joe Cullinan each scored on breakaways. Nick Meserve scored the Hawks’ final goal on a long shot from 20 yards out.

∎ The Concord JV football team (4-0) defeated Manchester Memorial, 40-0. Tyler Martel led the defense with two interceptions and returned the second for a touchdown. Jaylin Stone had ten tackles and John Jellue and Dan Lawrence combined for five sacks. Leading the offense was James Sullivan with a pair of touchdowns.

Freshmen result

The Concord High boys’ freshmen soccer team defeated Hanover, 4-0. Ngongo Mungeta, Daniel Detwiller, Jack Soisley and Connor Beatty each scored a goal. Brian DeFranzo earned the shutout in net.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School ‘A’ volleyball team defeated Fairgrounds, 25-22, 25-17. RMS controlled the service line with several aces from Catherine Reynolds, Paige Weatherbee, Helen Massah and Olivia Hale.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School ‘A’ girls’ soccer team defeated Three Rivers, 8-0. Ashley Kelley, Nicole Toler, Carly Richards, Grace Devanny, Gwen Tupman, Maddy Therrien, Jillian Dusseault and Jada Duvert scored the goals.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School boys’ ‘A’ soccer team improved its record to 8-0 with a 3-2 win over Three Rivers Middle School. Bryen Woody, Gopal Timsina and Jhulindra Acharya scored, while Dalton Mutz made several crucial saves and earned the win in goal.

∎ The Hopkinton Middle School girls soccer team fell to Bow, 3-0. Mia Bassett turned away 15 shots on goal, while Abby Symonds played well at midfield. The team lost to Sunapee Saturday, 2-1. Addy Bourgelais scored Hopkinton’s lone goal.

∎ The Pittsfield girls soccer team evened its record at 4-4 with an 8-0 victory over Nute. Kira Wood scored a pair of goals, while Olivia Frost, Beca Smith and Destinee Ellis added single tallies.

Tilton result

The Tilton School football team lost to Pingree School, 52-14. Brendan Lovely had two touchdown receptions from Jake Froehlich, who also threw a 2-point conversion to Rian White. Nick Derocher and Adam Salach played well for the Rams.

College standouts

SNHU golfer Austin Fox of Hooksett shot a 154 over two rounds to tie for 11th overall at the Northeast 10 championships. The Penmen finished third. Fox’s performance earned him Second Team All-Conference honors.

∎ Jordan Grant of Concord, and a forward on the Southern Maine women’s soccer team, was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this year. Grant is the Huskies’ leading scorer with six goals (including three game-winners) and one assist.

∎ Lindy Heffernan of Sutton Mills, and a former Kearsarge Regional runner, finished in second-place at the Vermont Intercollegiate cross country championships to help lead the St. Michael’s Purple Knights to the team title. Heffernan’s time of 20:22 was second fastest on the team.

∎ Hopkinton’s Emily Cousens placed second out of 164 runners to lead NYU to a victory at the Dickinson Invitational cross country meet over the weekend. NYU is currently ranked fourth in the Atlantic Region. Cousens, who ran in her first race since a leg fracture, is captain of the team.

∎ The NHTI softball team swept Eastern Maine Community College in a double-header action, 13-5 (six innings) and 11-0 (five innings). In game one, Sara Vassy (Danbury) went 3-for-4 and had five RBI. In game two, Joardyn Douillette (Loudon) went 2-for-3 with a triple.

∎ Andy Levins of Concord shot an 80 to lead the NHTI co-ed golf team to second place overall out of eight teams in a meet at University of Maine-Augusta.

Youth football

The Concord Capitols third grade team (4-1) defeated the Keene Knights. Chris Grimbilas, Jacob Plante and Jorge Bennett (two) scored their first touchdowns of the season, while Peter Reid and Matthew O’Rourke also found the end zone.

Sant Bani result

The Sant Bani boys’ soccer team won its homecoming game over the Dublin JV team, 5-2. Harrison Evans and Mohamed Sapry each scored a pair of goals while Zhenglin Yu had one. Javin de Mollo-Folsom and Deitrich Mahlstedt added assists.

Wheelchair softball

Team NH is hopeful of starting a Manual Wheelchair Softball league next summer. The game is played on a blacktop surface with a 16”/14” softball utilizing standard softball bats. Practice will start late next spring with games being played next summer. If you utilize a manual wheelchair and are interested in playing softball, contact Norm Harrison at 321-0461 or norm.harrison@yahoo.

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 Saturday at Everett Arena.

VALLEY DRAGONS ASA softball will hold tryouts Sunday 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.

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.

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.

Concord basketball will host an open gym for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter. The program 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.

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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