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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tourney champions

The Loudon Freedom Soccer Club U14 girls’ soccer team (above) finished first in the premiere division of the Seacoast Capitol Cup Columbus Day Tournament. The Freedom beat Cheshire United, 1-0, in the semifinals and Seacoast, 1-0, in the championship. Members of the team include: back row, left to light, Coach Molind, Kaeli Dunn, Becca Howe, Caitlyn Kelley, Coach Long, Emma Scarpa, Mandy Biron, Carissa Chiasson, Madison Therrien, Coach Palhof; front row (l-r), Gwen Molind, Sara Osborne, Heather Sefton, Ashely Kelley, Jillian Dusseault, Gwen Tupman, McKayla Palhof, Kaliana Palhof, Abby Jepson, Heather Jennato and Madison Bourque (not in photo).

JV result

The Concord JV girls’ soccer team lost, 5-2, against Bishop Guertin. Peyton Osgoon and Katelyn Caswell both scored, while Leah Dupuis and Ciara Cwikla added the assists.

∎ The Concord JV field hockey team tied Exeter, 1-1. Delia Barry scored on an assist from Emily Otto. Bea Spencer played well on the attack and Ashley Fitcher played strong defense.

∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team (10-2) beat Souhegan, 2-1. Glenn Dion scored and AJ Gagnon buried a header into the net on a cross from Nick Gagnon. Brendon Goden played well in net for Pembroke, making crucial saves in the second half.

∎ The John Stark JV football team remain undefeated with a 46-0 win over Milford. The offense rolled behind solid blocking by offensive lineman Deagan Scott, Ethan Tew, Brandon Zogopolis, Shawn Lavigne and Gavin MacGyver. Leif Mailloux scored two touchdowns of runs of over 70 yards. Backs Kyle Booker and Zach Luchi also had a touchdown each. Drew McQuarrie scored on a quarterback sneak and threw a TD pass to Cooper Gorski. Brandon Loiselle, Devon MacIntyre, Zach Campbell, Zach Hamilton and Baylee Dwyer turned in good performances.

∎ The Sant Bani boys’ JV soccer team let a 4-1 lead slip away in a 6-4 loss to Proctor. Harrison Evans scored a hat trick and Mohamed Sapry scored a goal. Ander Trevino Aizpurua was excellent in goal.

Middle school results

The Bow Memorial School field hockey beat Kearsarge, 4-1. Katie Begley scored all four goals with assists from Sonya Delorie and Katie Jenkins (two). Jennie Ess had a great game at back and midfield, as did Hannah Hayes and Shannon Ford on offense. Emma Windsor played well in goal.

∎ The Bow Memorial girls’ soccer team defeated Kearsarge Middle School, 5-1. Savannah Twombly (two goals), Emma Gagne (goal), Kayleigh Marshall (goal), Danni DesRuisseau(goal, assist), Brianna Boone (two assists) and Zoe Jukoski (assist) led Bow’s offense.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School A volleyball team defeated Londonderry in two games. The Dukes came out strong with several aces from Catherine Reynolds, Erica Conrad (three digs) and Helen Massah. RMS controlled the net with six kills and several blocks from Gracie Allaire, followed by two kills and several blocks from Maria Wimpey. The Blue Bukes defense held firm, with Brenna Vandersea (six digs), Paige Weatherbee (three digs) and Kendra Spencer (two digs) playing well.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team (13-0) overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Belmont, 3-1. Gopal Timsina scored the game-tying goal and Tyler Silverstein and Bryen Woody each scored in the second half. Jhulindra Acharya, Gavin Moody, Jacob Knowles and Liam Devanny led a tough defense. Dalton Mutz earned the win in goal.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Sig Sauer Academy squirt 1 team split a pair of games over the weekend. Ryan Philbrick scored the lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Triton, Mass., while goalie John Hinkell played well. Concord beat Winthrop, 9-1, in the second game. Tyler Coskren (two goals), Colin O’Brien (two goals), Joey Ala, Noah Drew, Mike Stoddard, Brookes Craigue and Ryan Doherty provided the scoring.

∎ The NH Tile peewee 2 Capitals fell to Triton, Mass., 4-1. Knox Brown (goal), James Shea (assist), Derek Kelleher and Jacob Mielcarz led the offense. Will Shoemaker, Ben Daniels, CJ Smethurst and Harrison Briggs led the defense in front of goaltender Ben Gardiner.

College standouts

Austin Fox of Hooksett, a junior on the SNHU golf team, posted a score of 233 over 54 holes to tie for 17th individually at a tournament over the past two days. SNHU finished fifth out of nine teams.

∎ Amy Zahensky of Bow, a freshmen goaltender on the Franklin Pierce field hockey team, stopped four of six shots in a 2-1 loss to No. 10 Bentley.

Hole in one

Cal Varney of Concord scored his second hole in one of the year on Monday at Duston Country Club. He aced the 133-yard fourth hole using his 8-iron. The shot was witnessed by Don Phillips and Tom Flanagan.

Fencing signups

Concord Fencing Club is offering introductory, intermediate and competitive fencing instruction in foil, epee and sabre fencing. Introductory foil lessons for children ages 7-14 (5:45-7 p.m.) and adults 14 and up (7:15-8:30 p.m.) meet on Mondays. A wheelchair foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. A new eight-week session begins Monday. Fencers from the same family receive a discount. For more information, class schedules and costs, visit or call 224-3560.


Pickleball will be played weekly on Wednesday mornings at the new Heights Community Center from 9 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays from 3-5:40 p.m. Cost is $2 and all equipment is provided. 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.

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 or 860-1873.

Bow Ski and Skate Sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road. Drop-off for gently-used equipment is Friday between 2:30-7 p.m. Organizers will try to sell your equipment, with you keeping 80 percent of the sale. Contact Bow Recreation at 228-2222.

NH LEGENDS OF HOCKEY is hosting its 12th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Oct. 27 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s inductees include Concord’s Harvey Smith, Mark Stuckey and Ted Rice, as well as Dick Bradley and Beatrice “Bea” Lambert. The Legends are also paying tribute to the Concord High School boys’ and girls’ programs. The guest speaker is Tara Mounsey, who played for the CHS boys’ team and later starred at Brown University and was a key member of the U.S. National and Olympic hockey teams. Duncan Mathews, former captain and head coach, will also address the history of Concord hockey. For induction tickets, contact Jim Hayes at or 731-4168 prior to Saturday.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCCER CHALLENGE state competition for children ages 10-14 will be held Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at The College of St. Mary Magdelan, 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner. Call Joel Ackerman, State Youth Director, at 594-0299 or email

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

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 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.

Basketball tournament, the Andover Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tournament, will be held Dec. 26-27 at Proctor Academy. There are still openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team. Contact Dick O’Connell at or call 934-0245.

PLayers needed

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, 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.

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 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).


CONCORD MEN’S BASKETBALL League season begins Saturday. Teams interested in participating should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305 for information.


MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH Baseball and Softball will hold its annual election meeting Sunday 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 Sunday 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 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 Soccer Club will hold its annual meeting Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bow Middle School. All are welcome to attend.


BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit

Concord Boys and Girls Club will hold signups for its winter basketball program today 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 Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at

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 Saturday-Nov. 23 (space is limited). Visit the White Park office, go to, or call 225-8690.

Floor hockey through Bow Recreation begins Oct. 24. There are still openings in the following classes: 3-year-olds Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. or 12:45-1:15 p.m., cost is $30 ($35 for non-residents) for the 6-week program; ages 4-6 Thursdays from 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:15 p.m. for $40 ($45 for non-residents); grades 5-8 Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for $45 ($50). No experience needed. Call 228-2222.

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 or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.

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.

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 2013-14 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

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 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, 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.

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 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 and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at 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

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.

A LOCAL INDOOR POOL is looking for a lifeguard and swim instructor. Call 224-7787 for details.


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. 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 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 Saturday. 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 Saturday and runs through Nov. 9. Registration fee is $45. Contact John Carrigg at 279 1090 or

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 or Scott Owen at

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, or contact Jeff Holmes at 531-0466, or email

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

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, or call 944-6445.

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