A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Middle school result
The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team beat Sunapee, 40-7. Amelia Thomas led all scorers with eight points. Krista Amoth, Abby Houston, Hannah Wood and Lyndon Flanagan each added six points apiece. The Hawks are now 2-0.
The NH Tile Pee Wee 2’s improved to 3-0 in GSL play with a 2-1 win over Henniker 1. The Capitals were led by the strong goaltending of Ben Gardiner. Derek Kelleher scored the first goal, assisted by Owen Olson and Zack Painchaud. James Shea scored the game winner off of an assist from Jacob Mielcarz.
∎ The Hampton Inn Wells Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 team defeated the Mt. Washington Valley Jr. Eagles, 7-2. The Huskies offense was led by Camden Hilton, who had four goals, while Logan Pike added two. Ethan Molnar finished the scoring for the Huskies. Liam Ouellete and Nick Osborne added assists.
∎ Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s Pee Wee 3 team split a pair of games against Berlin 1, losing the first game, 3-1, then winning the second game, 4-2. They tied a third game against the Jr. Monarch’s Select team, 5-5. Goals were scored by Hayden Parent, Scott Prospert, Graham Lewis, Ian Dennison, Colin Platt, Eaton Tarbell and Nate Carter.
∎ Rowley Agency Bantam 1 lost to Winchester, 5-4. Zach Berleth, Liam O’Brien, Brandon Tibbets (assist) and Andy Cole scored goals with Cormick McGonigle and Kaden Mason adding two assists each. Rowley Agency also tied Keene, 1-1. The Caps’ lone goal came in the second period from Alex Killion off a feed from Tibbetts.
∎ The Concord Capitals Sig Sauer Academy Squirt 1 team lost to Triton, Mass., 3-1. Ryan Philbrick scored the lone goal for Concord. The Capitals also beat Wellesley, Mass., 4-0 with goals from Mark Hinkell, Zachary Drew and two from Brooks Craigue. Goalie John Drew was solid in net.
The Bow 1 third- and fourth-grade basketball team fell to New Boston 2, 22-14. Six different girls scored, led by Lyndsey LaPerle (four points). Also scoring for Bow were Anna Abel, Kate Labrecque, Meaghan Landcastle, Melanie Labrecque and Isabella LaPerle.
The Proctor Academy varsity boys’ basketball team fell to Kimball Union, 79-59. Tshiefu Ngalakulondi (16 points), Jacob Lloyd (14 points, five assists) and Julian Roche (11 points, 14 rebounds) all reached double figures.
The Holderness boys’ hockey team defeated New Hampton, 5-3.
UNH football tickets
Tickets for the University of New Hampshire football team’s NCAA quarterfinal game at Southeastern Louisiana University on Saturday at Strawberry Stadium are on sale now. All tickets in the designated UNH section (M) are sold through the Southeastern Louisiana box office by calling 985-549-5466 or online at ticketreturn.com/prod2/Team.asp?SponsorID=6320#.UqYsmo1D8. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for ages 17-and-under.
CHS softball workouts
Softball workouts for prospective Concord High players will be held Sundays during the winter. The first four dates are as follows: Dec. 22 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Dec. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Jan. 5 from 9:30-11 a.m.; Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet in the CHS mini gym.
CHS QUARTERBACK CLUB will meet today 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 today 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.
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.
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.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registration for its Indoor Soccer Skills Clinics for ages 6 to adult. The next six-week session of clinics begins Monday 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.
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. Minimum age is 14.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 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 email@example.com 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.