A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Belmont JV volleyball team got back on the winning track with a sweep of Franklin, 25-20, 25-9, 15-12. Starring for the Red Raiders were Elizabeth Nix (three service points, kill, dig), Desiree Kuchinsky (six aces), Maddy Lacharite (five aces, kill) and Emily Laflam (12 assists, three aces, kill). Katie Sinclair did a great job filling in for an injured player in the setting role and came away with four assists, two aces, two kills and a dig.
Middle school results
The Hopkinton Middle School cross country teams both took first place in a meet at Three Rivers School on Tuesday. The top five scoring boys were Simon Doneski (first), Joe Sawitsky (third), Michael Baer (sixth), Shepyrd Murdough (seventh) and Larsen Burack (eighth). The top five scoring girls were Sydney Stockwell (first), Maura Zankel (second), Taylor Clark (third), Gabby Lajeunesse (fourth) and Sophie Locke (sixth).
∎ The Rundlett Middle School ‘A’ volleyball team defeated Winnisquam in two matches, 25-22, 25-20. The Blue Dukes’ offense was led by Erica Conrad, Gracie Allaire and Catherine Reynolds, with each contributing several aces at the service line. Allaire, Maria Wimpey and Anita DiBuono controlled the net for RMS with several blocks and kills, while the Dukes’ defense was held strong by Hailey Rand, Conrad and Annanya Nadeau.
∎ The Rundlett Middle School ‘B’ volleyball team defeated Winnisquam in three matches. The RMS offense was led by Amelia Anjim and Erin Clougherty, who each served several aces from the service line. Dasha Savelieva played well at the net to help set up the offense, and Julia Pexoinho-Reynolds had several blocks and hits at the net. The RMS defense was led by Erin Clougherty, Gigi Hunt, Speline Karkoze and Maqueila Pexoinho-Reynolds.
The Concord Capitols third-grade football team (5-1) recorded its second straight shutout en route to a victory versus the Plymouth Huskies. Leading the defensive effort were Aiden Diachenko, Jimmy Valotto, Peter Reid and Bodie Coffey. Touchdowns were scored by Reid (two), Colby Despres, Matthew O’Rourke and Tyler Nolan.
St. Paul’s results
The St. Paul’s School boys’ varsity cross country team (21-1) hosted a three-team meet with Andover and Exeter. Exeter came away victorious after outscoring St. Paul’s (23-33) and Andover (20-36), while St. Paul’s topped Andover (23-33). Jack Evenson led St. Paul’s in fifth place (17:15), followed by George Cooley (seventh, 17:35), Max Felix (10th, 17:40), Charlie Thompson (11th, 17:42), Max Abram (12th, 17:43) and Reid Noch (18:56).
∎ The St. Paul’s girls’ varsity cross country team lost to Andover by a point (with a score of 28 to Andover’s 27) and comfortably beat Exeter (21-36). Samantha Yates (20:24), Hasna Rtabi (20:54), Regina Brown (20:55), Kerry Swartz (21:10), Elizabeth Wells (21:38), Jade Thomas (21:46) and Francesca Walton (21:56) led St. Paul’s.
The Holderness School girls’ varsity field hockey team defeated Proctor, 5-4. The Blue Bulls went ahead 2-0 early and had to hold on late to preserve their victory.
∎ The Holderness girls’ varsity soccer team shut out Hebron, 5-0.
∎ The Holderness boys’ varsity soccer team defeated Hebron, 3-1.
The Proctor Academy girls’ varsity soccer team (4-5) beat New Hampton (7-1), 2-1. Proctor broke a 1-1 halftime deadlock with a second-half goal scored off a 30-yard free kick by Julia Sargent. Dani Hogan scored the Hornets goal in the first half, with an assist coming from Nikka Paulin. Goalkeeper Amber Wilson and midfielder Jamie Dee starred in the big win for the Hornets. Allie Munroe continued her scoring streak for New Hampton, and Jayne Lewis made six saves for the Huskies.
The Tilton School girls’ varsity soccer team shut out visiting Vermont Academy, 6-0. The Rams scored four times in the first half. Madi Downs scored three goals, Tiana Cass had two, and Emily Gaudet added a sixth goal. Cass had an assist and also drew the penalty kick for Downs’s second goal. Kathleen Murtagh, Amanda Downs, Leah Corson and Lindsey Morrissette provided assists. Corson, Murtagh, Cass, Stasia Bogacz, Kate Albretsen and Katherine O’Brien led the defense in front of goalies Mack Stephen and Juliann Ramirez.
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity soccer team defeated New Hampton, 1-0. After a strong first half from goalie Griffin Sperry and defenders Tyler Hatch and Jeremy Choroszy, the Rams got on the board via Guillaume Poisson in the 90th minute on a far-post finish. Dikran Arashagouni and Paul Lee played well for Tilton.
∎ The Tilton cross country team competed at the Northern New England Invitational held at Cardigan Mountain School. Leading the way for the Rams were Opal Thaminkaew and Joselyn Fuller, while Jon Trinh also had a strong race for Tilton.
Junior Lindy Heffernan, a resident of Sutton Mills and a Kearsarge Regional graduate, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for her recent performances on the Saint Michael’s College cross country team. Heffernan took fifth at the Keene State Invitational, crossing the finish line in 19:26 to finish behind only teammate Chloe Boutelle and three Brandeis runners. She has placed no lower than 14th in four meets this fall, cracking the top seven three times.
∎ Junior Emily Davis, from Boscawen, scored two goals for the Plymouth State field hockey team, as the Panthers (6-4) defeated Southern Maine, 8-6.
∎ Freshman Rebecca Beaulieu, of Weare, made 13 saves for the Mount Ida field hockey team in its 3-1 loss to St. Joseph’s.
Windmill beat Buffalo Wild Wings, 13-3, in the first game of the new season behind Gavin Faretra’s five goals. Jack Mullen and Joel Arsenault also chipped in two goals apiece for Windmill, and Jimmy Santos was strong in goal. Buffalo Wild Wings was led by Ryan Williamson (two goals) and Alex Smith (goal).
∎ Dennis Molnar scored a hat trick to lead Cheers over Cimo’s, 9-4. Tim Walsh, Corey Laroche and Cam Heath added two goals each. Tom Carroll, Chris Acres, Jeff Cain and Phil Lacasse all scored once for Cimo’s.
Andover basketball tourney
The Andover Lions have openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team for their annual tournament to be held at Proctor Academy on Dec. 26-27. Contact Dick OConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 934-0245.
McGriff to attend annual dinner
Former major league slugger Fred McGriff has been added to the guest list at this year’s Granite State Baseball Dinner. The charity event is set for Nov. 23 at the Radisson Hotel Expo Center in Manchester. McGriff joins a lineup looking to raise money to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), the Ted Williams Museum, and the Fisher Cats Foundation.
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 is holding open gym time for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The open gym includes weight-room access.
MIXED SCOTCH CITY GOLF event will be held Sunday 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 and it is selling personalized bricks for those who want to have their own personal message on the patio. Orders must be placed by Monday to allow the patio to be completed by Stark’s final home game Nov. 2 (a game in which 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. Tara Mounsey will be in attendance as a guest speaker. In addition, the Legends will also pay tribute to the Concord High School boys’ and girls’ ice hockey programs, and CHS alumni are welcome to attend. 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.
Flag football tournament will be held Nov. 9 at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. Registration is $80 before Oct. 18 and $100 after Oct. 18. Space is limited. Checks should be made out to NHTI, Concord’s Community College, and checks or cash along with the tournament registration form can be dropped off at the NHTI Athletic Offices in the NHTI Wellness Center. Contact Bridget Hersey at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message with your contact information and team name.
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.
Racquet Club of Concord, on behalf of the Comstock Lode Senior Tennis Group, is seeking female and male players ages 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.
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.
LAKES REGION WOMEN’S HOCKEY Club has an opening for the 2013-14 season. Games are held Tuesday nights, beginning Tuesday at the Laconia Ice Arena from 8:15-9:45 p.m. No experience is required, but women must be at least 21 years old and have full hockey equipment. Contact Sara Rosenbloom at 528-6393 or email@example.com.
Battle of the Badges charity ice hockey game, which raises money for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, needs firefighters and police officers to participate in the game. Participants must register online at chadhockey.org in order to be eligible for tryouts. Ice times are as follows: Oct. 28 5-6:30 p.m. (firefighters) and 6:45-8:15 p.m. (police), and Nov. 4 5-6:30 p.m. (police) and 6:45-8:15 p.m. (firefighters).
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).
BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
PATS PEAK SKI TEAM is open for enrollment for the 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.
Concord Boys and Girls Club will hold signups for its winter basketball program tomorrow, Friday, Tuesday and Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. at 15 Shawmut St. (temporary location). The club offers competitive basketball teams for girls in grades 3-8 and for boys in grades 3-12. Download the registration form at concordkids.org. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.org.
CONCORD RECREATION will hold the following programs in the coming weeks: Mini Kickers (ages 2-5) soccer class on Tuesdays (10:30-11:30 a.m.) through Nov. 19 and Wednesdays (1-2 p.m.) through Nov. 20; Inside Out Development (grades 5-12) basketball camp Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters from Oct. 19-Nov. 23 (space is limited). Visit the White Park office, go to concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
ICB basketball will be holding signups Saturday at the Loudon Recreation Fields from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit icbbasketball.com for more information or to register online. ICB Basketball is open to children residing within the Merrimack Valley School district.
Indoor soccer league registrations, for both teams and individuals ages 4 to over 40, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports. The next 12-week session begins the week of Oct. 19 or Oct. 26, depending on the age group. There are boys’, girls’, men’s, women’s and coed adult leagues for all abilities. Cost per player is approximately $5.50 to $7 per week. Call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. 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 2013-14 school year: varsity Alpine skiing, JV baseball, JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. Send a résumé, letter of interest and three 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 School is looking for a JV boys’ basketball head coach, a JV girls’ basketball head coach and a 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. 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.
Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 school year: girls’ middle school basketball, boys’ middle school baseball, boys’ JV baseball and girls’ varsity softball. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. Contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH SCHOOL has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ softball head coach, JV girls’ softball coach and JV girls’ basketball coach. Apply online at hdsd.org and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at email@example.com with any questions.
Hopkinton High School is looking for a varsity ski jumping coach. Applicants should have ski jump experience and should contact Athletic Director Dan Meserve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 of all ages and all abilities. For prices and availability, call 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.
Open gym for girls’ high school basketball players in the area will be held at Concord High School on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. Open gym is an opportunity for girls to shoot around as well as play in pick-up games. Open gyms will run through October and November. For more info or questions, contact Coach Achilles at email@example.com or 860-1873.
New Hampshire Comets will host their last softball workout of the season tomorrow at Sanel Park from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The clinic is free of charge, open to the public and all ages are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Softball Clinic offered by the New Hampshire Comets will be held at Sanel Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. The clinics are open to the public and all ages are welcome. Weather permitting, the Thursday clinics will run through October. Email email@example.com.
Basketball clinics for boys and girls will be held at NHTI’s Wellness Center gym as follows: Saturday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8), Oct. 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8), Oct. 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-10), Nov. 2 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-12), Nov. 9 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-12), Nov. 16 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-10) and Dec. 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8). Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.
Little Strikers indoor soccer clinic registrations for children ages 3-6 are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. The five-week session begins Oct. 19. Cost is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5 and 6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3 and 4). Other clinics are available for ages 6 to adult starting Nov. 4 and running for six weeks. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9 to adult. Sessions run consecutively from November through April. To register, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
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 email@example.com.
Basketball clinics are being offered at Abbot-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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Owen at email@example.com.
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.