A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord Sports Center recently crowned its Middle School Fall Baseball Elite Division champions (pictured). Team members from the Concord area who completed a 15-1 season were Sean McDonough, Jacob Pickard, Connor Blandini, Zach Miles, Aaron Robertson, Zach Morrissey, Brett Aclair, Trevor Frederick, Gabe Rogers, Tyler Gendron, Griffin Gilbert, Connor Jenkins and Kurtis Stadnicki. The team was coached by Rob Stadnicki, Doug Miles and Arnold Robertson.
The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team won the Pembroke Harvest JV tournament, beating Bow, Trinity, Souhegan and Windham. In the final game against Windham, Pembroke won 2-1. Great all-around games were played by the entire Pembroke team.
The Hopkinton Soccer Club girls’ U-12 team defeated Conval, 2-1. Sofie Locke and Emily Metzger scored for Hopkinton, and Sophia Staples-Roy had two outstanding shots on goal. Eliane Spalding had several pinpoint passes and also had a strong game on defense.
The Shaheen & Gordon Mites bested Dover, 9-2, behind Finn Benoit (two goals, three assists), Gage Winter (hat trick, one assist), Colin Ala (two goals, one assist), Dawson Fancher (goal, assist) and Nathaniel Johnston (assist). Shaheen & Gordon dropped a 2-1 decision to the NH Jr. Monarchs. Dylan Garvin scored on an assist from Fancher. Shaheen & Gordon played tough in the Black Cat Halloween Tournament in Hooksett, going 1-3. In a 6-1 win over the NH Jr. Leafs, Benoit (two), Caden Green (two), Jordan Dustin and Winter scored. Brendan Heppler was strong in net with 18 saves.
∎ The Rowley Agency Bantam 1 team beat Reading, 4-1, behind two goals apiece from Brandon Tibbetts and Andy Cole. Kaden Mason had three assists, while Liam O’Brien, Dan LeBell and Riley Drew added assists. Cormick McGonigle and Drew, normally defensemen, played strong at wing, and goalies Olliver Quinn and Griffin Gilbert both made nice saves.
∎ The Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s PeeWee 3 team beat Nashua 2, 4-3, and tied the Dover Selects, 2-2. Graham Lewis, Hayden Parent, Alex Pfiefer and Scott Prospert scored, with assists from Eric Bedard, Brendan McLaren, Parent, Lewis and Nate Carter. Eaton Tarbell and Ian Dennison played well on defense and Curtis Mann played well in net.
Lindy Heffernan, of Sutton Mills, turned in an all-conference finish to help lead St. Michael’s College to second place at the Northeast-10 Conference cross country championships. Heffernan was 12th (18:59) in the 149-competitor race.
∎ Antoine Gisore, Makopa Rugabirwa and BJ Smith, all from Concord, and Colton Ham, from Webster, helped the Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country team finish runner-up at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Gisore was fifth (25:43) and Rugabirwa sixth (25:46) to earn All-NE-10 First Team honors. Smith was 18th (26:13) and Ham 21st (26:18) to earn Third Team honors.
∎ Hopkinton’s Hannah Richard scored two goals to help the University of New Hampshire field hockey team (11-7) beat Vermont, 7-0, and earn the top seed for the America East tournament.
Maureen White and Cal Varney captured the Duston Trophy in the final match yesterday. Duston also held its Halloween Bramble followed by its year-end awards. Winners of the Bramble with a score of (70) were Dave Tullis, Karen Cullens, Mike Zack and Ginny Lamberton; second place at 74 were Adam Devine, Barbara Butt, Beth White and Sue Tullis; while third place at 76 were John Starkey, LeaAnna Bruzga, Kim Miller and Michelle Pisapia.
Basketball coach needed
Concord High School has an opening for a boys’ freshman 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pembroke Rec basketball
Pembroke Rec youth basketball signups will be held Nov. 9 at Pembroke Town Library from 10 a.m.-noon. The league is for children from Allenstown and Pembroke in pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-6. Cost is $20, and scholarships are available. After Nov. 9, registrations will be accepted at the town hall until Nov. 15. After the Nov. 15 deadline, a $10 late fee will be added. Teams will be made in late November and league play will start in December. Players will be notified by phone or email as to what team they are on. Pre-school through grade 2 plays Saturdays at the Village School, while grades 3-6 play weekdays at area schools. Call 848-9677.
Concord High tryouts
Concord High winter sports tryouts are as follows: Alpine skiing Nov. 25 3 p.m. in Room E3; Nordic skiing Nov. 25 3:15-5 p.m. at Memorial Field; Ski jumping Nov. 25 3:45 p.m. in CHS gym foyer; Girls’ basketball in the CHS gym Dec. 2 freshmen 3:30-5 p.m., sophomores/juniors/seniors 4-6 p.m., Dec. 3 all players 6-8 p.m., Dec. 4 freshmen 3:30-5, JV/varsity 4-6; Boys’ basketball in the CHS gym Dec. 2 freshmen/sophomores 6-7:30 p.m., juniors/seniors 7:30-9, Dec. 3 freshmen/seniors 3-4:30, sophomores/juniors 4:30-6, Dec. 4 TBA; Cheerleading Dec. 2-3 and 5-6 3:30-6 p.m. in Rundlett multi-purpose room; Boys’ hockey Nov. 25-26 3:55-4:55 p.m., Nov. 27 1:20-2:20 at Everett Arena; Girls’ hockey Nov. 27 3:55-4:55, Nov. 29 3:55-4:55 at Everett Arena; Indoor track Dec. 2 3 p.m. at CHS Main Street; Swimming Nov. 18 and 20 8-9:30 p.m. at YMCA; Wrestling Nov. 18 3-6 p.m. in mini gym.
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.
CONCORD AMERICAN Softball League will hold its annual general membership meeting today at Beaver Meadow School in the cafe at 7 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.
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.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL signups for winter sports are as follows: basketball (grades 7-8), tomorrow, 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 Saturday 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 through Nov. 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 starting next weekend through mid-December; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters starting this Saturday through 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.
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 5:30 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.
PEMBROKE BASKETBALL for children from Pembroke and Allenstown will hold signups at the Pembroke Library Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon. The league is for boys and girls in pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-6. Slips will be available at the Pembroke Town Hall after that day if you miss the signup. The registration fee is $20 and the deadline is Nov. 15. Parents that sign up after the deadline will be assessed a $10 late fee. Call 848-9677 with questions.
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 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.
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.
NH BASKETBALL COACHES Organization Fall Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held at Exeter High School Saturday 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.
Basketball clinics for boys and girls will be held at NHTI’s Wellness Center gym as follows: Saturday 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.
INDOOR SOCCER clinics, for ages 6 to adult, are being offered at Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow, with the next session 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com, or call 944-6445.
ANDOVER OUTING CLUB is looking for prospective ski jumpers ages 7 and up to participate in the club’s ski jumping program this winter. The program normally starts in the second week of December on gentle slopes. Kids need only bring regular skis and a helmet. A waiver must be signed before practicing, but kids can try it without paying. Cost for the whole program is $100 to AOC for equipment ($75 for additional family members) and $65 to Proctor Academy. Practices are Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Meets are on Saturdays and/or Sundays starting in January. Email Tim Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.
PICKLEBALL will be played weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon at the new Heights Community Center. Cost is $2 and all equipment is provided. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Dave Stevenson at 225-5207.
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.
JOHN STARK GENERALS Football Boosters Club is honoring both the team’s alumni and its graduating seniors Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is hosting a “Try Hockey For Free Day” event Saturday 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 Sunday. 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 Saturday 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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: today 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).
LAKES REGION WOMEN’S Hockey Club has openings for women age 21 and older. Games are Tuesday nights at the Laconia Ice Arena from 8:15-9:45 p.m. Full equipment is required, but no experience is needed. Contact Sara Rosenbloom at email@example.com, or call 528-6393.