A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Abbot Downing third- and fourth-grade soccer team (above) won the Division II soccer jamboree last weekend. The team members include: Zach McCoy, Jack Reynolds, Josh Dupuis, Keegan Butler, Matt Drewes, Jamie Bruns, Ryan Philbrick, Camden McGonigle, Luke Harte, Parker Frederickson, Sam Foulds and Ethan Nolet.
The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team finished its season with a home win over Somersworth, 5-0. Somer Bryant had two goals, while Hannah Wood, Caitlin Ball and Ivanna Doval also scored. It was Doval’s first goal of the season. Abby Houston and Maggie Carney shared time in net to pick up the team’s ninth shutout. The Hawks finished the season at 11-2-3.
∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team (13-2) beat Goffstown, 3-1. Glenn Dion scored two goals for the Spartans, and Jake Duval added a third.
Middle school results
The Rundlett Middle School A volleyball team lost in the semifinals to Windham, 2-1 (25-19, 13-25, 15-12). Brenna Vandersea, Hailey Rand and Maria Wimpey all had two aces, while Wimpey led the team in kills with six, ahead of Gracie Allaire (five) and Catherine Reynolds (two). Reynolds, Weatherbee, Vandersea and Rand led the Blue Dukes defense.
∎ The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team gave eventual champion Barnstead a run for its money but ended up losing, 2-1. Katie Rollins scored off of a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1, while Jaden Vincent and Kira Wood played well. Pittsfield fell to Chichester in the consolation game, 3-1. Destinee Ellis scored the lone Panthers goal from a Rollins assist.
The Concord Capitols third-grade football team (6-1) ended its regular season with a win over the Laconia Chiefs. Peter Reid scored a touchdown in his seventh straight game, while Michael Strazzeri and Traevon Ling each scored their first TDs of the season. Chris Grimbilas, Jimmy Vallotto and Andrew Voorhees anchored the defense, helping to post a third consecutive shutout.
The Concord Capital Sig Sauer Academy Squirt 1’s defeated Dorchester, 3-2. Tyler Coskren scored the winning goal late in the third period, while Brooks Craigue and Cam McGonigle got the first two goals. Noah Drew and Ryan Philbrick had assists. Mike Stoddard and Arhat Vaidya played outstanding defense.
The Holderness School varsity girls’ soccer team shut out Winchendon, 5-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity field hockey team beat St. George’s, 4-1.
∎ The Holderness varsity cross country team hosted a five-team meet. Holderness won first-place honors after scoring 25 points, finishing ahead of Brewster (29), New Hampton (44), Tilton (74) and White Mountains (84).
The Proctor Academy girls’ varsity soccer team beat Berwick, 2-0. Julia Sargent and Nikka Paulin scored, while goalie Amber Wilson made five saves in the shutout. Annie and Meghan Sheehy played solid defense in the midfield, while Jamie Dee controlled the ball at offensive midfield.
∎ The Proctor varsity field hockey team won at Berwick, 2-0.
∎ The Proctor varsity boys’ soccer team tied with Holderness, 1-1.
∎ Proctor hosted a cross country race. The Proctor boys finished third with 37 points (Kimball Union won with 14), and the Proctor girls took second place with 18 points (behind Kimball Union’s seven points).
The Tilton School girls’ varsity soccer team defeated Hebron, 1-0. Madi Downs scored the only goal with assists from Kathleen Murtagh and Katherine O’Brien. Tiana Cass, Leah Corson and Stasia Bogacz led the defense in front of goalies Mack Stephen and Juliann Ramirez. Emily Gaudet also played well for the Rams (5-8-1).
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity soccer team lost to Phillips Exeter Academy, 5-0. Sophomores Colby Bate and Alex McGaw played well for the Rams.
∎ The Tilton boys’ JV soccer team lost at home to Exeter, 2-0.
Buffalo Wild Wings topped Cimo’s, 12-6, behind Mike Richards’s four goals. Travis Banga scored a hat trick for BWW, with Ryan Williamson chipping in two goals. Goaltender Mike Spillane earned the first win for BWW (1-2). Phil Lacasse and Chris Robert each scored twice for Cimo’s (0-3).
∎ Windmill scored early and often in a defeat of Cheers, 16-5. Gavin Faretra led the charge with four goals, followed by Joel Arsenault and Chris Doherty, who each had hat tricks. James Mozkos made 34 saves in net for Windmill (3-0). Tim Walsh and Corey Laroche both scored twice for Cheers (2-1).
Goldrich scoops award
UNH sophomore quarterback Sean Goldrich was named the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Boston Gold Helmet Award recipient for last week. The signal caller, who made his second straight start, matched a career high with 21 completions (in 28 attempts), threw for 236 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in the Wildcats’s 29-28 upset win over Villanova. He even made his first career catch on a 15-yard pass from Jared Allison.
Concord American meeting
Concord American Softball League will hold its annual general membership meeting Monday at Beaver Meadow School in the cafe at 7 p.m.
H-D winter sports
Hillsboro-Deering High School will have signups for all its winter sports Nov. 8 at 2:15 p.m. in the following locations: boys’ basketball in the gym, girls’ basketball in the cafeteria, cheerleading in the library, indoor track in room 222, and Alpine skiing in the modular French room. Tryouts are set for the following dates, times and locations: boys’ basketball Nov. 25 in the gym at 2:40 p.m.; girls’ basketball Nov. 18 in the gym at 2:40 p.m.; cheerleading Nov. 18 in the cafeteria at 2:40 p.m.; indoor track Dec. 2 at the school at 2:40 p.m.; and Alpine skiing Nov. 25 at the school at 2:40 p.m. All athletes trying out must either have a physical already on file with the school nurse, or they must have a current physical for 2013-2014 ready to turn in to their coach. Any athlete who does not turn in a physical or have one on file will not be allowed to participate until doing so.
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: 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.
A LOCAL INDOOR POOL is looking for a lifeguard and swim instructor. Call 224-7787 for details.
Special Olympics New Hampshire is looking for a practice coach to run the Young Athletes Program for the Concord community. It is a volunteer position for someone with a passion to work with children ages 2-7. Practice sessions follow the school calendar and are held weekly for 60 minutes and include activities created by specialists from the fields of special education, physical education, adaptive physical education, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Contact Bill Jones at BillJ@sonh.org or 624-1250, ext. 33.
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 email@example.com or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.
Basketball clinic 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 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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is hosting a “Try Hockey For Free Day” event Nov. 2 from 10-10:50 a.m. Register at tryhockeyforfree.com. Kids 4-10 years of age should pre-register. Call Jeremy at 270-1024.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com or call 934-0245.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or email@example.com.
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 chadhockey.org 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.
Proctor Academy needs boys and girls teams for the middle school Christmas basketball tournament at the school Dec. 26-27, sponsored by the Andover Lions. Contact Dick OConnell at 934-0245.
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 sandwichsidehillers.com/ or contact Julie Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
Floor hockey through Bow Recreation begins today. 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 tomorrow. 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), Tuesday, 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.
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.
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 concordparksandrec.com, 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 patspeakracing.org or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.