A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team beat Bishop Brady, 1-0. Aaron Dobe scored the game’s lone goal off an assist by Carmen Repucci. Justin Madore and Owen Kanter played well, and goalie Zach Drotos recorded the shutout.
∎ The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team lost to Bow, 3-2. Maggie Carney scored off a corner kick to tie the game after Bow’s early goal. The Falcons scored two quick goals to start the second half, and Catherine O’Keeffe made it 3-2 on a late free kick. Sierra Schuster and Aimee Echelberger showed strong effort on defense for the Hawks.
∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team lost in three games to Prospect Mountain, 27-25, 16-25, 15-3. Shannon Davies (eight digs, six kills, two aces, two blocks), Madison Hartford (six assists, three aces, dig), Emily Laflam (10 assists, two aces) and Alexis Sanborn (five kills, two aces, dig) had good games, while Sam Lugar and Taylor Becker did well in the back row.
The Concord boys’ freshman soccer team went to overtime against Exeter and wound up with a 1-1 tie. Raj Bandhari scored the Crimson Tide’s goal, keeper Mikey Hadfield posted a second-half shutout, and Robert O’Connor and Dhan Poudel played well defensively.
Middle school result
The Bow Memorial field hockey team defeated Winnisquam, 5-3. Bow played a terrific offensive passing game that led to Katie Begley scoring all five goals. Sonya Delorie added two assists. Goalie Emma Windsor had a great game behind the solid defense of Dillon Hicks, Pinky Fleury, Jennie Ess and Lauren Roy.
The Checkmate Pizza Concord Capitals girls’ U12 team fought off a tough Andover Blue U12 team to win, 2-1. Paige Dumont scored the deciding goal with five minutes left, with assists going to Ella Roberge and Lily Benoit. Joanna Dustin scored the first goal on a nice feed from Isabelle Benoit, with a second assist from Lilly Vezina. Gwen Bowler was solid in net.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton School varsity field hockey team won at Brewster Academy in overtime, 1-0.
The Proctor Academy boys’ soccer team lost to St. Paul’s, 3-2.
The Tilton School varsity girls’ soccer team (4-6) was shut out by Chase Collegiate, 8-0. The Rams were down 6-0 at halftime but improved in the second half. Emily Gaudet came closest to finding a goal, while goalies Mack Stephen and Juliann Ramirez split time in net.
John Stark “Big Pink” game
The John Stark varsity volleyball team will hold its “Big Pink” game for breast cancer awareness Tuesday versus Mascoma at Weare Middle School. The game starts at 6 p.m.
Concord High winter sports
Concord High School winter sports signups will be held Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at CHS. Meet the Coach Night is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Team photos will be held Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at CHS.
CHS Quarterback Club
The CHS Football Quarterback Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. All 2013 football parents are invited to attend. Come and meet other members, be involved, and find out how you can support the 2013 CHS football players.
Swim instructor needed
A local indoor pool is looking for a lifeguard and swim instructor. Call 224-7787 for details.
CONCORD MEN’S BASKETBALL League season begins Oct. 19. Teams interested in participating should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305 for information.
THE ANDOVER LIONS have openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team for their annual Christmas middle school basketball tournament to be held at Proctor Academy on Dec. 26-27. Contact Dick OConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 934-0245.
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 NORTHEAST Baseball and Softball League, Inc. is holding a special meeting of the members Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Congregational Church on Mountain Road in Concord. The proposed changes to the league’s by-laws shall be discussed; both the current by-laws and proposed changes can be found at concordnortheast.com. All regular members are encouraged to attend and are eligible to vote. Please review the proposed changes prior to the meeting and arrive promptly. Our monthly board of directors meeting shall commence at 6:45 p.m.
BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
Concord Boys and Girls Club will hold signups for its winter basketball program Tuesday and Wednesday 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: indoor futsal (grades 3-6) classes run Saturdays from Nov. 2-23 (grades 3-4 meet from 9:30-10:45 a.m., and grades 5-6 meet from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) at the Christa McAuliffe Gym; 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.
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.
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 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or call 942-5531.
Bow High School is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-1873.
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: today 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.
NH BASKETBALL COACHES Organization Fall Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held at Exeter High School Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featured clinicians are the Tilton School’s Marcus O’Neil, Plymouth State’s Andrew Novack and Bishop Guertin’s Jim Migneault. Cost is $35 for pre-registered coaches; group discounts are available. Coaches of all levels are welcome. A complete brochure can be found at eteamz.com/nhbco, or contact Jeff Holmes at 531-0466, or email 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.
CONCORD SPORTS CENTER will offer hitting clinics Saturdays from Nov. 9-30 at 9-11 a.m. The cost is $35 per session, or pre-register for all four and pay $120. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 944-6445.
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 tomorrow 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 Friday and $100 after Friday. 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).