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JV results

The John Stark JV football team improved to 4-0 with its first road victory, taking out Windham in a back-and-forth contest, 27-20. Quarterback Drew McQuarrie threw touchdown passes to Tyler Sullivan, Devon MacIntyre and Jacob Fitts, while Leif Mailloux had a 25-yard touchdown run and multiple receptions. Gavin Mcgyver, Shawn Lavigne, Cody Ledoux and Zach Hamilton all made turnover recoveries, and Hamilton also blocked a punt.

∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team beat Bishop Brady, 1-0. Joe Cullinan scored the lone goal off of a cross by Kevin Smith. Justin Madore and Eric Hauschild anchored the defense in front of goalie Zach Drotos, who had his first shutout.

∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 5-0. Cole Sporcic earned the shutout in goal. Nick Gagnon played well in the midfield, while Pat Berry played a tough game up top. Logan Young and Zack Allen controlled the defense.

∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 2-0. Hawks keeper Abby Houston made a number of terrific saves to earn the shutout. Maryann Cousens scored in the first half and Caitlyn Ball scored in the second. Somer Bryant, Lexi Wheeler and Hannah Wood played well offensively for Hopkinton.

∎ The Concord boys’ JV soccer team (5-2) beat Keene, 7-0. Marty Ferland, Jacob Silverstein and Ian Scura led the Tide with strong performances. Justin Toler had a hat trick and Parker Chartier had two assists.

∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer team tied an exciting game in double overtime against Keene, 1-1. Katelyn Caswell assisted on a Leah Dupuis goal. Concord had 18 shots on net.

∎ The Hopkinton JV field hockey lost to Sanborn Regional High School, 3-0. Isabel Tobin and Mackenzie Mele worked hard on offense for the Hawks. Lilly Hoffman played strong defense.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team scored five second half goals against Oyster River to remain undefeated (9-0). Taylor Silverstein had two goals with Jhulindra Acharya, Gopal Timsina and Adamson Muyembabazi scoring one each. Josh Hrasky, Cole Gorham and Andrew Haggett played well. Dalton Mutz had a shutout.

∎ Rundlett Middle School’s cross country boys and girls team captured another win at a five-team meet at Three Rivers Middle School. Leading the way for the boys team was Oliver Spencer who won overall. Behind him was Alex Duncan (fourth), Winsor Bean (sixth), Nathaniel Nichols (seventh), Liam Conery (10th), Eli Boesch-Dining (18th) and Cameron Brochu (21st). The girls team were led by Gabrielle Czerula (second) , Nicole LeBrun (third), Brighid Weeden (seventh), Maggie Whitcomb (ninth), Heather Deacon (10th), Katelynn Counter (15th) and Anna Quirk (16th).

Youth soccer

The Loudon Freedom girls’ U14 team beat Cheshire United, 2-1. Carissa Chiasson and McKayla Palhof scored the two goals. Gwen Tupman had a standout performance in goal, while Jillian Dusseault, Madison Therrien, Sara Osborne and Becca Howe also played well for the Freedom, which moved to second place in its division.

Youth football

The Capital City Viper Mighty Mites beat the Amherst Patriots, 25-24. The offense and defense both played well.

Youth hockey

The NH Tile Peewee 2’s split two games, falling to S. Boston, 4-0, and beating Cambridge, 12-1. Twelve players registered points in the win, led by Owen Olsen, who scored a hat trick and added an assist. Will Shoemaker (two goals), Derek Kelleher (two), Zack Painchaud, Arthur Snow, Harrison Briggs, Nate Shirley and James Shea had goals, and Logan Wineriter, Knox Brown, Ben Daniels and CJ Smethurst provided assists. Goalie Ben Gardiner played well in both games.

College standouts

Concord’s Mary Annon, a freshman and soccer player at Wentworth Institute of Technology, assisted on the second goal scored by the Leopards in a 5-4 victory over Western Connecticut.

∎ Bow’s Amy Zahensky, a freshman goaltender for Franklin Pierce field hockey, made 11 saves in a 4-2 loss against Merrimack.

New Hampton result

The New Hampton girls’ varsity soccer team defeated Tilton, 2-0. Allie Munroe and Kayla Barnes (assist) scored the goals, while Hanne Haldorson had an assist. Jayne Lewis made two saves in the shutout. Mack Stephen of Belmont made four saves for Tilton.

Charity field hockey game

The Merrimack Valley High School field hockey team will be playing for diabetes awareness on Friday when the Pride takes on Kennett. A bake sale, raffle and diabetes information will be available. The game will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at MVHS.

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 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 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, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or

Manual Wheelchair Softball for Team NH is hopeful of starting 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.


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 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 or visit

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, 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:

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

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

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 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, or call 942-5531.

BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at 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:

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 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 to see the schedule of courses, or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484, or email

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

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

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 or Scott Owen at

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


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, 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

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 or go to

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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