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The Deerfield boys' cross country team captured first place in the middle school small division state championship.

The Deerfield boys' cross country team captured first place in the middle school small division state championship.

Cross country champions

The Deerfield Middle School boys’ cross country team (pictured) won the small school state cross country championships, placing all seven runners in the top 34. Evan Tanguay (sixth) and Forest MacKenzie (seventh) raced the two-mile course at Londonderry High School in 10:46 and 10:47 to finish in the top 10. David Cook (13th, 10:57), Curtis Comrie (14th, 10:59), Ryan Devine (26th, 11:19), Brett Richards (30th, 11:24) and Matthew O’Brien (34th, 11:29) also ran well for Deefield, whose team score of 60 points bested the 34-team field. The Deerfield girls’ finished eighth out of 33 teams. Scoring for Deerfield was Sarah Zarakotas (26th, 12:38), Serena Britos (27th, 12:40), Piper Kilgore (70th, 13:22), Julia Fifield (93rd, 13:43) and Juliana Fusco (94th, 13:44).

JV results

The Concord JV boys’ soccer team (7-6) defeated Bishop Guertin, 3-2, in double overtime. Dan Joyner started the scoring for Concord off a cross from Ethan Dupre, who added a goal in the second half. Bryce Currier scored the game-winner seven minutes into the second OT off an assist from Jacob Silverstein.

∎ The Concord JV football team (5-2) lost to Bedford (7-0), 17-7, in a well-played game for both teams.

∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team (12-2) defeated Manchester West. Patrick Berry had a hat trick for the Spartans, while Glenn Dion and Logan Young each added a goal. Brendon Godin and Nick Eastman combined for the shutout in net.

∎ The Merrimack Valley JV football team won at Hanover, 16-14, to improve to 2-6. Evan Martin scored the first touchdown, with Bradford Merrill catching the conversion pass from Ben Thistle. Thistle ran in the tying TD, with Martin scoring the winning conversion on a pass from Thistle. Casey Thibeault ran well, and Megan Johnston had a great swing pass to Brendan Wood on the winning drive in the final minutes. Trevor Hardy, Martin (interception) and Mitch Filion had strong games defensively.

∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team got back on the winning track with a 26-24, 25-20, 11-15 victory over Moultonborough. Madison Hartford (two aces, four assists), Shannon Davies (five aces, seven kills, eight digs), Andrea Murphy (four aces), Alexis Sanborn (one ace, four kills, one dig) and Emily Laflam (one ace, eight assists, one dig) played well for the Raiders.

Freshman result

The Concord freshman boys’ soccer team finished its season with a 2-1 victory over Manchester Memorial. Raj Bhandari and Connor Beatty scored the goals for the Crimson Tide (10-4-1).

Middle school result

The Rundlett Middle School A volleyball team defeated Hollis in the quarterfinals, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13. RMS was led at the line by Catherine Reynolds (three aces), Brenna Vandersea (three aces) and Olivia Hale (two aces). The Blue Dukes controlled the net with Gracie Allaire (seven kills, two blocks) and Maria Wimpey (five kills, two blocks), while Reynolds, Vandersea, Hailey Rand and Paige Weatherbee anchored the defense.

Youth soccer

The Hopkinton Soccer Club girls’ U-12 team lost to Bedford. Emily Metzger had a strong passing game and scored her first goal of the season off an assist from Sofie Locke. Sanne Doneski played well at both ends of the field.

∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U11 girls’ team Footfire fell to Windham SA, 2-1. Jessie Carney’s scored off an assist from Piya Bryant. Maddy Rhynhart played well in the midfield and backfield.

∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U14 girls’ team Lunachix played well in a 2-1 loss to Portsmouth City SC. Emily Knouse scored for the Lunachix on a through ball from Grace Clark. Taveya Ortiz’s made contributions on defense, in the midfield and as a forward. Abby Santis anchored the defense with her strong play at sweeper.

Taekwondo results

Vanessa Rice, 7, of Concord won a gold medal for sparring in the 6-8-year-old intermediate division at the N.H. State Taekwondo Championship on Saturday. Rice trains under Master Daniel Jung at N.H. Kicks Taekwondo.

College standouts

Colby-Sawyer senior Emilee McBride of Strafford was named North Atlantic Conference volleyball Player of the Week for the third time this season. McBride led the Chargers to a pair of NAC wins over Green Mountain and Castleton, totaling 23 kills and nine blocks in six sets.

∎ Lindy Heffernan of Sutton Mills, a junior at St. Michael’s College, finished second in 19:14 to help the Purple Knights win a women’s cross country meet at Green Mountain College.

∎ Concord’s Paige Letendre had eight kills as the NHTI volleyball team beat UMaine Machias, 3-1, to capture the YSCC title.

∎ Allenstown’s Kyle Hass scored the lone goal on an assist from Hooksett’s Ramiro Osorio as the NHTI men’s soccer team fell to UMaine Machias, 2-1, in the YSCC championship. Osorio was named YSCC Player of the Year.

Pats Peak Octoberfest

Pats Peak will hold its 11th annual Octoberfest and 43rd annual ski team ski and snowboard sale Nov. 3. The Octoberfest celebration is from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with free admission. The ski and snowboard sale is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is an opportunity to buy and sell new and used ski and snowboard equipment and accessories, with a portion of the benefits going to the Pats Peak ski team. Drop-off times for equipment to sell are Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

MV soccer tripleheader

Merrimack Valley will host Hollis Thursday in a soccer tripleheader Thursday. The JV boys play at 3:30, followed by the varsity girls at 4:45 and the varsity boys at 6. MV’s seniors will be recognized at these games.

Henniker Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate and Learn to Play registrations for Henniker Youth Hockey Association will be held Nov. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at Lee Clement Arena on the New England College campus. There will also be a used equipment collection/swap during this same time. Contact Vernon Briggs at 568-4836.


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

CONCORD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB winter basketball (for boys grades 3-12 and girls grades 3-8) signups have been extended through today. Visit the 15 Shawmut St. unit (at Eastman School) between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. to fill out a registration form. No payment is necessary until the player has tried out and made a team. Visit, or email Athletic Director Tim Sprague at

Floor hockey through Bow Recreation begins Thursday. 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.

FIELDHOUSE SPORTS Indoor Sports Facility in Bow is accepting indoor soccer league registration, for both teams and individuals, ages 4 to over 40, for the next 12-week session of soccer, which begins Friday. Leagues are available for boys, girls, men, women and adult coed. Beginners are welcome, and there are different divisions for each ability level. Hour-long games are played weekly, with each age group playing on the same day each week. Call 226-4646, or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL signups for winter sports are as follows: basketball (grades 7-8), Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30 in the main gym; cheerleading (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in Room 403; wrestling (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in the NAR; Nordic skiing (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in Room 508. Basketball tryout schedule is as follows, with girls at Abbot-Downing gym and boys at Rundlett: Nov. 4, grades 7-8 girls 3:45-5:30 p.m., grade 8 boys 3:45-5:30, grade 7 boys 5:15-7; Nov. 5, grade 7 girls 3:45-5:30, grade 8 girls 5:15-7, grade 7 boys 3:45-5:30, grade 8 boys 5:15-7; Nov. 6, grade 8 girls 3:45-5:15, grade 7 girls 5-6:30, grade 8 boys 3:45-5:15, grade 7 boys 5-6:30. First day of practice/tryouts for other sports is Dec. 2, with wrestling from 3:45-5:45 in the NAR, Nordic skiing 3:30-5 in Room 508, and cheering 3:30-5:30 in the MPR.

CONCORD RECREATION will hold the following programs in the coming weeks: basketball for ages 4-grade 6 (grade 3-6 leagues for Concord/Penacook residents only); basketball for grades 7-12 (Concord/Penacook residents only); 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; archery lessons (ages 6 and up) on Fridays or Saturdays at the Heights Community Center Nov.1 and 2 through mid-December; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters from Saturday-Nov. 23, with no class on Nov. 30 (space is limited; do not register at the arena). Visit the 14 Canterbury Rd. office, go to, or call 225-8690.

CONCORD HIGH WINTER sports signups will be held Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at CHS in the following locations: girls’ basketball, Room 2038; girls’ hockey, room 2047; spirit, room 2043; boys’ basketball, gym; boys’ hockey, room 3090; wrestling, room 2138; indoor track, mini gym; Alpine skiing, student center (upper level near gym); Nordic skiing, lecture hall room 2038; ski jumping, room 2041; swimming, room 2037.

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.

Coaches needed

CONCORD HIGH School has openings for 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 3-10), 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.

Basketball clinics is being offered at Abbot-Downing Elementary School for 7th- and 8th-grade girls and boys. The clinic will be held Sunday from 6-7 p.m. 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

INDOOR SOCCER 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.

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.


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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCCER CHALLENGE state competition for children ages 10-14 will be held Saturday 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

NH LEGENDS OF HOCKEY is hosting its 12th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Sunday 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. Contact Jim Hayes at or 731-4168.

UNH ski program will hold its annual ski sale at the UNH Field House Sunday 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

JOHN STARK GENERALS Football Boosters Club is honoring both the team’s alumni and its graduating seniors Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the final game of the season against Con-Val. Any football alums who would like to be involved should contact Boosters Club President Tony Sawyer at

TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is hosting a “Try Hockey For Free Day” event Nov. 2 from 10-10:50 a.m. Register at Kids 4-10 years of age should pre-register. Call Jeremy at 270-1024.

Flag football tournament will be held Nov. 9 at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. Registration is $100. 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: Monday 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 is under way. Teams interested in participating should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305 for information.


A sled dog “meet & greet” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in Center Sandwich in preparation for the Sandwich Sled Dog Race. Local mushers and their dogs will hook up their dry land rigs and complete a course around the fairgrounds. Food and drinks will be available, and volunteers are needed to help. Visit or contact Julie Dolan at or Marsha Colcord at 986-8375.

Bow Soccer Club will hold its annual meeting Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bow Middle School. All are welcome to attend.

CONCORD HIGH winter sports 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.

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