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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Middle school result

The Rundlett Middle School girls’ “A” basketball team fell to Bedford, 37-25. Gabby Evans dominated the boards with 14 rebounds and led all scorers with 10 points. Jada Duvert also controlled the glass, snagging 12 rebounds. Caitlyn Kelley and Jillian Dusseault were everywhere, playing smothering defense to help hold Bedford to 11 second-half points.

Youth hockey

The Sig Sauer Concord Capitals Bantam 2 team skated to two ties this past weekend. Versus the Starhawks, Alex Nangle and Connor Sackos had goals, while Drew Parsons added an assist. In a 3-3 tie versus Oyster River, Nangle and Kegan Vincent scored the goals. Eli Currry was strong in goal in both games.

∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team tied the Northern Cyclones, 2-2. Zan Alberici and Cam Brown scored and Adam Omundson and Troy Nelson played well in goal. The Capitals lost to Newton (Mass.), 5-1, in their second game. Alberici scored the lone goal for Concord with an assist from Cooper Leppard.

∎ The Kearsarge Bantams fell to Oyster River, 4-0. Corey Henault played well in goal.

Youth indoor soccer

The Bow Avengers held off a fast charging Green Lightning team to record their sixth straight victory. Macey Mitchell, Cameron Leonard and Gavin Parzik led the team in scoring, and Garret Ryan did a nice job in goal.

College standouts

Tyler Penney of Barnstead, a Bishop Brady graduate, scored 17 points with five rebounds in Southern Maine’s 64-60 victory over St. Joseph’s. Penney is a senior center for the Huskies.

∎ Grace Tilton of Concord, a member of the Rensselaer cross country team, was named the Liberty League Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year. Tilton finished first overall (21:07.0) to help the Engineers place 10th at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals. Grace also led RPI to a second-place finish at the Liberty League Championships, where she also placed first (21:23.0). Tilton was second at the New York State Meet Championships (21:54.3), helping RPI to a fourth-place finish.

Basketball tryouts

The Concord Boys and Girls Club will be conducting tryouts for its high school teams Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Christa McAuliffe School. The tryouts are open to anyone in 9th-12th grade that is attending a local high school (Concord, MV, Bishop Brady, etc). An application will need to be filled out before tryouts. The application can be downloaded at concordkids.org. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.org.

UNH football tickets

Tickets in the designated University of New Hampshire section at Maine’s Alfond Stadium for the NCAA second-round game Saturday can be purchased by calling 862-4000, ext. 5. No tickets will be sold in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office. The deadline to purchase tickets in the UNH section is tomorrow at noon. Tickets are $10 each.

Hockey registrations

The Concord Capitals & Concord Youth Hockey are accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 independent high school players’ program. Players born from 1995 to 1998 and high school freshman born in 1999 are eligible. Registration/tryout dates and ice times are today and tomorrow at 8:25 p.m., Friday at 7:50 p.m., and Tuesday at 8:25 p.m. All registrations/tryouts are held at the Everett Arena. The season starts Dec. 20 and ends March 15. Player fees are $529 which include practice and game ice times and a year-end tournament. Contact Program Coordinator Wes Riley at 603-496-0146 or by email at URAA@aol.com or visit ConcordYouthHockey.org.

Camps/clinics/lessons

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.

UNH gymnastics program will hold its annual “Meet the Team” Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium. The 1 p.m. exhibition performance will be followed by a youth gymnastics clinic at 2:30 p.m.

Softball clinics are being hosted by the Concord Sports Center and the NH Lady Cannons from 8-9 a.m. as follows: Saturday, throwing and fielding; Dec. 14 hitting; and Dec. 21 pitchers and catchers. Cost of each clinic is $35. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@me.com.

Basketball clinic will be held at the NHTI Wellness Center gym Saturday. The clinic is for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. NHTI men’s coaching staff along with NHTI men’s basketball players will provide the instruction under the guidance of veteran NHTI head men’s basketball Coach Paul Hogan. Clinic is $25 pre-registered and/or $30 at the door. Contact phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

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 tim@proctornet.com with questions.

FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registration for its Indoor Soccer Skills Clinics for ages 6 to adult. The next six-week session of clinics begins Dec. 16 and is coached by Mark Ruest, Director of the NH Soccer Academy and longtime Director of Coaching for the NH Soccer Association. All ages and abilities are welcome for these one-hour clinics, and class size is limited. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8, and $65 for ages 9 to adult. Sessions run consecutively from November through April. To register as a team or individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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.

BILL KOCH SKI LEAGUE (for ages 6-11) runs Fridays from Jan. 3-Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. As part of the New England Nordic Association, this league provides a supportive environment for parents and children and is the perfect way to introduce children to cross-country skiing. Children are required to have their own equipment. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.

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.

Events

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.

CONCORD HIGH WRESTLING team is selling gold cards to raise money for the wrestling program. If you would like to purchase one or make a donation, contact Ham Munnell at 568-0300.

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 xlpdroc@metrocast.net or call 934-0245.

PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Jan. 11 – family ski day (free trail use and free lesson; sign up in advance); Jan. 18 – Robb’s Hut opens (will be open every subsequent Saturday, weather-permitting, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Feb. 15 – moonlight ski tour at 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 – annual pancake and blueberry brunch at Robb’s Hut (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); March 11 – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit pinehillskiclub.com, call 381-8685, or email jschloss@tds.net.

Players needed

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 georgefrench@tds.net.

NH LADY CANNONS 16U ASA tournament team has roster spots open for the 2014 season. The team’s winter training has begun, and the team will play in eight tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at Russ.saucier@me.com or 944-6445.

Meetings

John Stark Regional High will hold its winter sports parent/athlete meeting tonight 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 Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Individual team meetings will start at 7:15 in the following rooms: girls’ basketball media center (2143), girls’ hockey room W2038, spirit room W2013, all indoor track auditorium, boys’ basketball lecture hall (room W2083), boys’ hockey room W3090, wrestling room W2047, all skiing student center, all swimming room W2041. Team photos will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at CHS.

Tryouts/registrations

Concord High winter tryouts are as follows: Girls’ basketball in the CHS gym today all players 6-8 p.m., tomorrow freshmen 3:30-5, JV/varsity 4-6; Boys’ basketball in the CHS gym today freshmen/seniors 3-4:30, sophomores/juniors 4:30-6, tomorrow TBA

Coaches needed

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-14 school year: JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. Send a current résumé, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 school year: 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 jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.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 jorourke@hdhs.k12.nh.us with any questions.

TILTON SCHOOL is looking for an assistant coach for its varsity B hockey program. Contact Assistant Head of School Steve Poirot at 286-1731.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Greater Concord are looking for two head basketball coaches for their high-school age teams. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.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.

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