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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Men’s hockey

In Capital City Hockey League action, Buffalo Wild Wings kept its seven-game unbeaten streak alive with an 8-4 victory over Cimo’s. Ryan Williamson led the way for BWW with four goals, and Mike Richard also netted a pair. Phil Lacasse and Tom Carroll led the way for Cimo’s with two goals apiece.

∎ Windmill prevailed, 4-2, over Cheers in a battle for second place in the CCHL. Windmill’s Gavin Faretra led the way with two goals, including an empty-netter with time running out. Bill MacDougall and Nick Lacasse also found the back of the net for Windmill. Corey Laroche and Tim Walsh paced the Cheers attack.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team shut out Brewster Academy, 8-0. Caitrin Lonergan (goal, four assists) and Brooke Avery (goal, two assists) led the team’s offense, with Miriam Eickhoff and Shayna Tomlinson each scoring two goals. Bridget Carey and Isabel Stoddard had a goal apiece. Goalie Kerri St. Denis picked up the shutout.

Tilton results

The Tilton School boys’ varsity hockey team played to a tie with Hoosac, 1-1. The Rams outshot Hoosac, 36-25, but were only able to match a Hoosac third-period goal and couldn’t generate many chances in overtime. Jared Baker had the lone goal for Tilton from assists by CJ Mulieri and Jakub Myska. Goalie Kanoa Cook made 24 saves.

∎ The Tilton girls’ varsity hockey team began its regular season with a home loss to Worcester Academy, 2-0. Worcester scored twice in the first period and kept the Rams from getting consistent puck possession. Tilton goaltender Lindsay O’Connell was extremely busy, making 43 saves on 45 shots.

∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity B hockey team opened its regular season with a home win over the Cardigan Mountain School, 4-3. The Rams got on the board just 14 seconds into the contest via an Anthony Giannelli unassisted goal. Cardigan responded with two straight scores less than two minutes apart, but Danny Notice tied it back up for Tilton just a minute after Cardigan’s second. In the third period, Jason Bogacz scored from Giannelli and Griffin Sperry before Chris Ruspini picked up a breakaway goal to put the Rams two ahead. Tilton goalie Zach McWhinnie stood strong after Cardigan pulled a goal back and preserved the season-opening win.

Proctor results

The Proctor Academy boys’ varsity hockey team (1-0-1) tied with St. Mark’s School, 3-3. Derek Britner scored twice for the Hornets, while Jake Pappalardo and Hunter Luhmann chipped in three assists each. Goaltender Beau Collins was stellar and made several big saves in overtime to keep the tie for Proctor.

∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity hockey team beat Holderness, 2-0.

College standout

Sophomore Allura LeBlanc, a Northwood native and basketball player for NHTI, led the Lynx (6-4) with 20 points and nine rebounds in the team’s 46-28 home win over Quinsigamond Community College Tuesday.

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

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 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 and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at 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

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.


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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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.

SEACOAST UNITED EXPRESS will host winter soccer training at the YMCA in Concord on the following days and times: U4-U10 Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., U15-U18 Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., U11-U14 Fridays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sessions begin the week of Jan. 20 and run through the week of March 7. Classes will run for seven sessions. For more info and to register, go to


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.

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, call 381-8685, or email

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

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 or 944-6445.


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.


CONCORD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB will be conducting tryouts for its high school basketball teams tomorrow 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 Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at

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 tomorrow 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 or visit

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