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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

College standouts

Powered by a strong Capital City connection, the Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country team finished second of 28 teams yesterday at the NCAA East Regional Championship, earning a trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship on Nov. 23 in Spokane, Wash. Concord’s Antoine Gisore placed seventh out of 185 competitors in a time of 31:57.3, Concord’s B.J. Smith was 13th (32:23.7) and Concord’s Makopa Rugabirwa was 17th (32:31.3), all earning All-East Region honors.

Youth hockey

The Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Pee Wee 3 hockey team shut out Nashua 3, 3-0, on a hat trick from Graham Lewis. Ian Dennison had two assists, Nate Carter and Colin Platt played well on defense, and Curtis Mann had a great game in net.

∎ Shaheen & Gordon Mites tied Manchester, 2-2, when Gage Winter scored with 1:30 to go off assists from Evan Crandlemire and Nathaniel Johnson. Johnson scored the first goal on a pass from Dylan Garvin. Caden Green made a clutch play which led to the tying goal. Shaheen & Gordon Mites beat Berlin, 4-1. Jordan Dustin notched two goals with Evan Crandlmire and Cooper Joscelyn chipping in a goal each. Green and Garvin (two) added assists. Finn Brown, Colin Ala and Dawson Fancher were excellent at both ends of the ice.

∎ The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals defeated the Wolfeboro Back Bay Squirts, 9-4, scoring five goals in the third period. Donovan Hayes (three goals), Jacob Orlen (two), Brendan Marcoux (two), Ashton Laroche and Jon Normand scored for the Capitals. Brady Ziegler, Cooper Fisher and John “JJ” Thomas each had assists.

Golf results

The team of Joey Bowker, Collin Morris, Lonnie Bean and Frank Cray won Duston Country Club’s end-of-season scramble, with the team of Mark LePage, John Wallace, Brian Dombrowski and Kim Hillson second, and Tom Flanagan, Dave Tullis, Rich Pasapia and Mike McGinnis third.

∎ Jennifer Kretovic’s hole in one on Beaver Meadow’s 13th hole was the highlight of the “Six-Six-Six” tournament. Tom Levins and Don Fanny won the event with a 6-under par 66. Dave Cullen and Kwang Song were second at 68. Tied for third were Pete Topolosky and Dane Prescott, Gregg Fournier and Chris Lillios, and Glenn Shattuck and Kretovic all at 69.

St. Paul’s results

The St. Paul’s School girls’ cross country team placed second to Deerfield in the NEPSTA Division I championship, 82-87. Andover’s Anoush Shehadeh won the race, breaking her own record set on the course earlier this season with a 17:38. Running well for St. Paul’s were Samantha Yates (12th, 19:59), Regina Brown (14th, 20:10), Kerry Swartz (17th, 20:25), Hasna Rtabi (20th, 20:30), Elizabeth Wells (24th, 20:35), Jade Thomas (54th, 21:47) and Francesca Walton (61st, 21:58).

∎ St. Paul’s also took second in the JV girls’ race, finishing behind Andover. Lucy Hochshartner (eighth, 21:50), Annie Gray Burge (ninth, 21:56), McKenzie Case (12th, 22:05), Kate Parker (14th, 22:10) and Lucy Bostwick (19th, 22:24) ran well for St. Paul’s.

∎ The SPS varsity and JV boys’ teams both placed fifth in the field of 13 schools. Marc Roy and Jack Evenson paced the SPS pack, finishing in 18th and 20th, respectively, to earn All-New England honors. In the JV race, Charlie Dickey led the way in 24th, followed by Griff Bryant in 29th.

New Hampton result

The New Hampton School varsity football team beat Tilton, 44-6, to finish the regular season at 8-0. Matt Dean rushed for 158 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown and a conversion. Adam Enxing rushed for three touchdowns and two conversions. Ken Miyachi made two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.

Pembroke Rec basketball

If you missed Pembroke Recreation’s youth basketball signup, you can still register your child at the Pembroke Town Hall. The league is for boys and girls from Pembroke or Allenstown in pre-school, kindergarten and grades 1-6. Cost is $20. After Nov. 18, there will be a $10 late fee added. Call 848-9677.

Cup stacking

The Beaver Meadow Elementary School speed stacking cup after-school program will participate in a world-wide day of stacking Thursday and attempt to set a new Guinness record. Last year, a record was created in excess of 460,000 stackers globally. The goal for 2013 is 500,000 stackers, which would include stackers from all continents and all 50 states of U.S. For information about speed stacking cups, contact “Mr. Jim” at 225-5102.


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 3-10) 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.

SEACOAST EXPRESS UNITED and the YMCA of Concord will host the following soccer clinics at the YMCA Concord: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 14), U15-U18 boys and girls; Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 15), U4-U10 and U10-U12 boys and girls; Fridays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (through Jan. 17) U11-U14 boys and girls. Cost for all programs is $65 for YMCA members and $85 for YMCA non-members. Register at

CONCORD SPORTS CENTER will offer hitting clinics Saturdays through Nov. 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 RECREATION has the following programs available: basketball for ages 4-grade 6 (grade 3-6 leagues for Concord/Penacook residents only; late fee of $10 charged after Friday); 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 Wednesday and Saturday; archery lessons (ages 6 and up) on Fridays or Saturdays at the Heights Community Center through mid-December; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters through Nov. 23 (space is limited; do not register at the arena); Sporties For Shorties (ages 4-6, no first-graders), an intro sports class at the Green St. Community Center gym, runs Tuesdays through Dec. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; preschool open gym (18 months-three years old; a parent must attend) runs Tuesdays through Dec. 17 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Green St. Community Center; adult evening open gym (18 years and up; $3 per visit) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-10 p.m. Visit the 14 Canterbury Rd. office, go to, or call 225-8690.

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 with questions.

Hockey Winter Mentor Camp will be held Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Laconia Ice Arena. The camp includes two on-ice sessions (9-10:30 and 1:15-2:30), one dryland session and video skating analysis (11-noon) as well as pizza lunch. Cost is $100 ($85 if pre-registered before Friday). Visit

Tennis lessons for ages 10-under are being offered the Racquet Club of Concord. The club is also offering a Stroke of the Week for adults Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Call 496-4267.


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 November. For more info or questions, contact Coach Achilles at or 860-1873.

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.

BEAVER MEADOW GOLF COURSE will hold the following events. All events are open to the public: today, Veterans Day, 10 a.m., all veterans and active duty military play for free all day; Saturday, Nine Hole Shootout for top 10 money winners, 10 a.m. start, players will be announced today; Sunday, Willy Campbell Tournament; Nov. 23 Turkey Shoot, rain date Nov. 24.

John Stark Regional’s fall sports awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place Nov. 19. The evening will start in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. where all teams will be recognized as well as presenting sportsmanship and scholar-athlete awards. The evening will conclude by programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific-recognition and dessert.

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

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, or call 528-6393.

NEW ENGLAND RAVENS baseball team, based out of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, is looking to fill a couple of open roster spots for its 2014 season. The team is registered as underclassmen, so high school players are eligible. The team is under the direction of FPU Head Coach Jayson King. All program coaches are high school, college coaches and/or former MLB organizational players. Contact Jim Coppo at 209-2664.

YOUNGSVILLE’S GRANITE HEAT AAU baseball teams are looking for 13- and 14-year-old players for each respective team. Interested players should email for more information and/or a tryout.


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.


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

John Stark Regional High will hold its winter sports parent/athlete meeting Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents and athletes will be sent to classrooms to meet with the coach. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian are expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.

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.


RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL signups for winter sports are as follows: cheerleading (grades 6-8), tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 in Room 403; wrestling (grades 6-8), tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 in the NAR; Nordic skiing (grades 6-8), tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 in Room 508. 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 High winter 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.

HILLSBORO-DEERING High School has winter sports tryouts 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.

Coaches needed

CONCORD HIGH School has an opening for a boys’ freshmen 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:

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

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

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 or 624-1250, ext. 33.

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