A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Two area athletes excelled at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Women’s Cross Country Championship held at SUNY Geneseo in New York. Concord’s Grace Tilton, a senior and captain at RPI, was the overall winner in a field of 269 runners with a time of 21:07 over the 6k course. Senior captain Emily Cousens of Contoocook led the NYU Violets to victory, their first ever team title at regionals, with a ninth-place finish in 21:40. Both Tilton and Cousens will compete at the D-III National Championships next Saturday in Hanover, Ind.
∎ Hillsboro’s Skyler Makkinje had three assists and three rebounds in St. Joseph’s women’s basketball victory over Curry.
∎ Concord’s Tyler Ingerson made 45 save, but the Plymouth State men’s hockey team lost to UMass-Dartmouth, 4-3.
∎ Northwood’s Allura LeBlanc led NHTI with 15 points and 17 rebounds, but the Lynx fell to Dean, 90-75, in the championship game of NHTI’s Hogan Camps men’s and women’s Holiday Basketball Tournaments. LeBlanc was named to the All-Tournament team.
Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Concord Pee Wee 3 hockey team defeated Henniker 2, 9-2, behind goals from Graham Lewis, Alex Pfiefer, Eaton Tarbell, Gavin Brown and Nate Carter. Eric Bedard, Ian Dennison, Pfiefer and Lewis assisted, Hayden Parent played well on defense and Makeeva Larroche played great in net.
∎ The Rowley Agency CYHA Bantam 1 team tied the Reading Bantams, 1-1. Drew Livingston scoring off an assist from Andy Cole. Goaltenders Griffin Gilbert and Olliver Quinn were outstanding, and Colby Garcia had a strong effort moving up from defense to forward.
∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team beat Wellesley, Mass., 5-2. Ben Marceau (two), Jake Marcoux, Aidan Pope and Ben Bourgault scored, with assists from Cameron Brown (two), Brian McDonough, Matt Wheeler, Heath Mann, Parker Savoy and Colby Despres. Adam Omundson played well in goal. Concord tied Waltham, Mass., 2-2. Marcoux and Pope scored, McDonough and Bourgault assisted, and Troy Nelson and Omundson played strong as they split duties in net.
∎ The Concord Capitals Residential Mortgage Services PeeWee 1 team finished the weekend 3-0 by defeating the Manchester Junior Monarchs PeeWee 1, 5-4. Anthony Velez had a hat trick and an assist, Ronan Walsh and Jake Nelson scored one apiece, and Kyle Mckinnon had three assists. The Caps also beat Chelmsford, 3-1, behind a strong defensive effort by Ryan Methven, Evan Makris and Alex Reynolds in goal. Mckinnon (goal), Brett Patnode (goal, assist), Nelson (goal, assist), Ethan Crandlemire (assist) and Michael Kenison (assist) led the offense.
∎ The Shaheen & Gordon Mites fell to the West River Royals, 2-1. The lone tally came from Chili Cabot on a pass from Conley Bohan late in the game. The Mites beat Oyster River, 3-0, behind goals from Dylan Garvin, Evan Crandlemire and Bohan. Finn Brown and Colin Ala each had an assist, and Brendan Heppler had an outstanding weekend in goal, finishing strong with the shutout.
Scott Hodgkins won the Campbell Cup at Beaver Meadow with a 66. Jim Kinhan, Tom Levins and Vinny Benincasa tied for second with 68. In the year-long competition, Glen Shattuck won the Willie Campbell Trophy with 1,194 points over Hodgkins with 1,140 points. Jen Kretovic won the Georgina Campbell Trophy with 396 points over Diane Cote-Burk with 295.
∎ Glen Shattuck birdied the 18th hole and won a “shoot-out” to win the first annual Shoot-Out of Champions at Beaver Meadow. The top 10 money winners for the season faced off. Eric Saucier finished second, followed by Glen Schadlick and Sung Joo Lim and Mark Coen.
CHS Quarterback Club
The CHS Football Quarterback Club will meet today at 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. All 2013 football parents are invited to attend. Come and meet other members, be involved and find out how you can support the CHS football players. With the football season ending and the seniors’ parents leaving, the club will be looking for help heading into the next year.
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 email@example.com 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.
NHTI will host the second annual Boys & Girls Club Classic tomorrow. The one-night special event will feature the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Plymouth State University and Rivier University. The first game will feature the two women’s teams at 6 p.m., and the men square off at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for students. Proceeds will go towards a scholarship for Concord Boys & Girls Club alumni now attending NHTI. Today, NHTI men’s and women’s basketball teams will host a one-hour special hoop clinic for the local Boys & Girls Club members from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at NHTI gymnasium as a prelim activity. The clinic will be directed by NHTI men’s Head Coach Paul Hogan.
John Stark Regional’s fall sports awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place tomorrow. 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 next Thursday 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 Friday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; full equipment required. Call Everett Arena at 228-2784.
Beaver Meadow Golf Course will hold the following events. All events are open to the public: Saturday Turkey Shoot, rain date Sunday.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or a tryout.
NH LIGHTNING 12U, 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 email@example.com.
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 today 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 today and Wednesday 8-9:30 p.m. at YMCA; Wrestling today 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 today in the gym at 2:40 p.m.; cheerleading today 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 today, 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.
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.
Hitting clinics will be held at Concord Sports Center Saturdays through Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $35 per session. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.email@example.com, 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); basketball for grades 7-12 (Concord/Penacook residents only); indoor futsal (grades 3-6) classes run Saturdays ending this week (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; 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 Saturday (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.
Basketball clinics for boys and girls will be held at NHTI’s Wellness Center gym as follows: Dec. 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8). Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.
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. 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.
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.
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.