A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Henniker Huskies Cold Springs RV Peewee 1 team beat Concord Peewee 3, 7-3, in a scrimmage and then tied with Mount Washington Valley Peewee 1, 5-5. Against Mt. Washington, Paul Molnar (two goals, three assists), Gunnar Senatore (two goals, two assists), Joe Sawitsky (goal), Cabot Lineberry (assist) and Shane Riley (good defense, passing) played well.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Firman Electric Pee Wee 2 team lost to the Manchester Flames.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Parker Blake & Cole Bantams lost to Tri-Town, 2-1, and beat Oyster River, 3-1. Quentin Barry scored the lone goal for the Huskies against Tri-Town (assisted by Jeremiah Barry), while Jamo Bourque made 20 saves with good defense in front of him by Chris Schnyer. Aidan Molnar scored twice against Oyster River, and JJ Barry also scored. Cam Bishop and Braedon Miller had assists, and Keith Lehrman starred on defense.
Dunbarton’s Gabrielle Proksa captured a silver medal at the prestigious Quebec Open Judo Championships held in Montreal. Proksa won the silver in the +70-kg. (Open) U16 Female Division. She will compete in the Cadets World ranking judo event in Harnes, France next month.
∎ Five of the Granite State Judo Institute competitors took part in the first annual Worcester Open Judo Championships. Gabrielle Proksa won the 13-16 78-kg. Division silver medal and the Seniors 13-16 78-kg. Division gold medal. Krysten Proksa took gold in the 9-10 +35-kg. division. Golds were also taken home by Michael Anglin (12-13 40-kg. Division) and Almin Damirovic (10-12 40-kg. Division and 12-13 40-kg. Division). Catherine Hovan (9-10 40-kg. Division) picked up a bronze. Visit gsji.org.
The Holderness School varsity field hockey team won at home against New Hampton in the NEPSAC quarterfinals, 2-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity boys’ soccer team fell to Concord (Mass.) Academy in the Class C quarterfinals, 2-0.
The Proctor Academy varsity field hockey team (11-5) lost to the Gunnery School in NEPSAC quarterfinal play, 3-1. Gunnery scored twice in the first half before Proctor’s Hannah Brochu halved the lead with a goal. Gunnery went on to finish off Proctor with a late goal in the second half.
The Tilton School varsity girls’ soccer team (7-11-3) played at Gould Academy in the NEPSAC quarterfinals and lost, 4-0. Goalie Mack Stephen (eight saves) kept Tilton in the game while saving two penalty kicks, and Madi Downs came closest to scoring for the Rams after hitting the crossbar.
Soccer player Kelsea Marchand, a Boscawen native and a senior at Saint Joseph’s College, was selected by her team to represent Saint Joseph’s on the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
∎ Hockey player Scott Rolph, a Bow native and sophomore at Stonehill College, had an assist for the Skyhawks (2-2) in a 3-0 win over Assumption.
Softball players wanted
NH Lightning U12, a competitive ASA softball team based in Concord, is looking for a couple of players to complete its roster for the 2013-14 season. Contact George French at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is offering ‘learn to play hockey’ classes. Cost is $159 for 20 on-ice sessions, that also includes a free public skating punch card valued at $60. Contact the arena at 485-1100.
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 email@example.com or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.
Soccer clinics put on by Seacoast Express United and the YMCA of Concord will be held at the YMCA: 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 seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Hitting clinics will be held at Concord Sports Center Saturdays through Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. 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 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 tomorrow; 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 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 at the Green Street Community Center Gym from 8-10 p.m. Visit the 14 Canterbury Rd. office, go to concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
Andover Outing Club is looking for prospective ski jumpers ages 7 and older 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 email@example.com with questions.
UNH gymnastics program will hold its annual “Meet the Team” on Dec. 7 at Lundholm Gymnasium. The 1 p.m. exhibition performance will be followed by a youth gymnastics clinic at 2:30 p.m.
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 tomorrow). Visit ScoringConcepts.com.
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.
Fly tying classes will be starting Jan. 7, hosted by The Basil W. Woods, Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Beginner (six weeks) and intermediate (five weeks) classes will be 7–9 p.m. at the Passaconaway Club on Garvin’s Falls Rd. in Concord. Materials will be provided as well as vices and tools as needed. The cost for the beginner’s class is $50 and the intermediate class is $75. See www.concordtu.org. The classes are limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. Students under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Speed stacking cup after-school program at Beaver Meadow Elementary School will participate in a world-wide day of stacking today 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.
NH Prep Classic will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Pembroke Academy. The semifinals are on Saturday, with Brewster Academy playing Lee Academy at 5:30 p.m. and Notre Dame Prep playing Redemption Christian Academy at 7 p.m. The consolation game is Sunday at 1 p.m. and the finals are at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 8-high school and children 7 & under get in for free. Two-day discounted passes are also available.
Beaver Meadow Golf Course will hold the following events. All events are open to the public: Saturday, Nine Hole Shootout for top 10 money winners, 10 a.m. start; 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 email@example.com or call 934-0245.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com for more information and/or a tryout.
Proctor Academy needs one boys and one girls team 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 Monday 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.
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 Monday and Wednesday 8-9:30 p.m. at YMCA; Wrestling Monday 3-6 p.m. in mini gym.
Rundlett Middle School first day of practice/tryouts will be Dec. 2, for wrestling (from 3:45-5:45 in the NAR) and Nordic skiing (3:30-5 in Room 508, and cheering 3:30-5:30 in the MPR).
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 Monday in the gym at 2:40 p.m.; cheerleading Monday 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 Rec youth basketball signups are still open 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 Monday, there will be a $10 late fee added. Call 848-9677.
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: 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.
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 and JV girls’ softball 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.
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.