A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
St. Paul’s School results
The St. Paul’s School boys’ varsity basketball team opened the season with a 60-46 loss to Phillips Academy Andover. Ethan Schlager paced St. Paul’s with 18 points, while Jackson Gates and David Smith chipped in eight and seven points, respectively. Edwin Archer anchored Big Red’s defense.
∎ St. Paul’s fell on the road at St. George’s School, 53-47. Schlager had 17 points, while Gates added 13 points.
Tilton School result
The Tilton School varsity B hockey team beat Holderness, 8-0, behind goals from Alexander Winokur, Andrew Markham, Concord’s Jason Bogacz (two), James Edmunds, Griffin Sperry and Anthony Giannelli. Center Harbour’s Ryan Hanaway earned the shutout in net.
Proctor Academy results
The Proctor Academy boys’ varsity hockey team completed a weekend sweep of visiting Kents Hill, 5-0, and Brewster, 4-3. The Hornets were paced by goals from Derek Tillotson of Bow, Jake Pappalardo of Salem and Ben Mello. Londonderry’s Beau Collins and Connor Simpson of Bow split the duties between the pipes for Proctor (3-0-1).
∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity hockey team beat Vermont Academy, 6-2.
The Rowley Agency CYHA Bantam I hockey team beat NH East, 3-0. Andy Cole (two goal) and Liam O’Brien scored, with assists from Riley Drew and Finn Weber. Griffin Gilbert was outstanding in net for the shutout.
∎ The Shaheen & Gordon Mites beat Manchester, 3-1, on scoring from Chili Cabot, Evan Crandlemire and Colin Ala (from Dylan Garvin). The Mites also beat Laconia, 6-1. Ala (three goals, assist) and Gage Winter (two goals) led the offensive, along with Dawson Fancher (goal, two assists), Crandlemire (assist) and Garvin (assist). Jordan Dustin and Conley Bohan posted notable performances.
∎ The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals lost to Henniker Squirt 3. Trevor Brown (two), Brendan Marcoux and Jacob Orlen scored for Concord, with assists from Ashton Laroche, Orlen, Nate Mullen, Brady Ziegler and John Thomas. Carmelito “CJ” Escalera was outstanding in net, facing 35 shots.
∎ The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 team lost to the Dover Stars, 1-0. Adam Omundson and Troy Nelson played great in goal for Concord. The Capitals beat NH Avalanche 2, 5-2. Zan Alberichi (assist), Cam Brown (assist), Aidan Pope, Jake Marcoux (assist) and Ben Bourgault scored, with Parker Savoy and Colby Despres adding assists. Omundson and Nelson were strong in goal.
∎ The Concord Orthopaedics U14 Concord Capitals girls defeated Rochester, 6-2, and Westwood, 4-0. Goals were scored by Olivia Branch (three), Mary Anne Wiley (two), Kaitlin Bardelini, Darby Palisi, Phoebe Day, Lil Ricker and Maggie Connolly. Assists went to Wiley (two), Branch, Drea Chin, Bridget Pope and Morgan Sisson. Mary Gettens and Brett Stoddard recorded the wins in net.
In 3rd- and 4th-grade boys’ basketball action, the Bow 3 team defeated Henniker, 22-10, behind a smothering team defense. Matt Lamey (10 points), Myles Rheinhardt (eight) and Zack Doward (four) led the Bow offense. Chad Martin led Henniker with four points, as Henniker’s defense stiffened in the second half, allowing only four points.
Concord’s Kevin Marceau notched an assist in the New England College men’s hockey team’s 3-2 victory over Hobart.
Free x-c skiing
Pine Hill XC Ski Area in New London is hosting a free cross-country ski lesson and trail pass Jan. 11 from noon-2:30 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Reserve your spot by Jan. 10. Visit pinehillskiclub.com or call 381-8685.
Concord High winter sports Meet the Coach Night is scheduled for today 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 today at 3 p.m. at CHS.
CHS QUARTERBACK CLUB will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Concord High cafeteria. Officers will be elected at this meeting; all are invited to attend.
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. The next registration/tryout date and ice time is tomorrow 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 softball head coach, JV softball coach and JV baseball 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
GUNSTOCK NORDIC ASSOC. is seeking ski jumpers for the winter season. Beginners are welcome. Practice sessions will be held Tuesdays, starting this week and ending Feb. 25, at the Gunstock Jump Complex from 6-7:15 p.m. Alpine ski equipment and helmets are required, along with a GNA signed release form to start. Children ages seven and up are welcome. The introductory year of jumping will cost $50. Contact Lisa Kling at 783-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball clinics are being hosted by the Concord Sports Center and the NH Lady Cannons from 8-9 a.m. as follows: Saturday hitting; and Dec. 21 pitchers and catchers. Cost of each clinic is $35. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.email@example.com.
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.
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 seacoastunitedexpress.org.
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 showcase benefiting the Frank Monahan Foundation will be held Sunday at Bishop Brady High School with a quadruple-header featuring some of the top prep school teams in the country. IMG Academy out of Bradenton, Fla., takes on Tilton School at noon, followed by Notre Dame Prep from Fitchburg, Mass., against Rise Academy from Philadelphia at 1:30, Bishop Brady against Conant at 3, and Brewster Academy against Lee Academy from Maine at 4:30. Tickets – which are good for all four games – are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting the Frank Monahan Foundation. Visit frankmonahanfoundation.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or 944-6445.