A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Henniker Huskies Parker, Blake and Cole Contractors Bantams lost to Nashua, 2-1. Aidan Molnar scored the lone goal on a breakaway for the Huskies, while Jake Boucher and Chase Buckman were strong defensively.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Cold Springs RV Peewee 1 lost to Hanover PW1, 3-0, and fell to Concord PW2, 2-1. Against Hanover, goalie Ainsley King made many saves, and Darren Early worked hard offensively. Paul Molnar scored an unassisted goal against Concord, while Shane Riley and Camden Richards played well.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Firman Electric Peewee 2 lost to Laconia, 3-1. Jacob Wheeler scored from Maclean Timmons for the lone Huskies goal. Noah Miller stood tall in net, supported with strong defense from Noah Lewis and Tristan Ouellette. Steven Cantin and Andrew Nordstrom also skated well offensively.
∎ The Henniker Huskies Luba Richter DMD Squirt 2 got a win and a loss over the weekend, beating Rochester, 7-1, and falling to Keene, 6-3. Goals and assists against Rochester came from Levi Jones, Ben Mordarski, Bobby Arnold and Dillon O’Sullivan. Luca Colon and Dante Muriel were strong on defense. Versus Keene, Owen Jones (two goals) and Mordarski scored, with assists by Bobby Arnold and Jones. Bridge Lynch played strong offensively, while Aidan King was excellent on defense. Aidan Miller had some great saves between the pipes.
In Capital City Hockey League action, Cheers beat Cimo’s, 6-3. Corey Laroche had a hat trick for Cheers, while Jake Curtin, Cam Heath and Joey McCormack added goals. Chris Robert (two goals) and Tom Carroll scored for Cimo’s. Mark Crowley made 21 saves in net for Cheers, while Ryan Simpson made 46 saves for Cimo’s.
∎ Buffalo Wild Wings won its fifth straight game, topping Windmill, 7-5. Mike Richard and Travis Banga each had two goals for BWW, with Ryan Williamson, Carl Langlais and Chad Broduer getting the other three. Gavin Faretra, Bill MacDougall, Nick Lacasse, Pat Lacasse and Tom Maher each scored once for Windmill.
St. Paul’s result
The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team shut out Groton, 5-0. Shayna Tomlinson (goal, three assists), Brooke Avery (two goals, assist), Miriamm Eickhoff (goal, assist) and Lilly Castro all scored for the Big Red. Finley Frechette and Char Mawer had an assist each, and Caroline Kent recorded the shutout in goal.
The Tilton School boys’ varsity basketball team picked up its second win of the season in a home victory over Worcester Academy, 76-63. The Rams trailed by a point at halftime but improved in the second half. The team had 20 assists, picked up 15 steals and only had three turnovers. Point guard Jonathan Joseph (17 points, eight assists, two steals) was a force, while Nemanja Krtolica (10 points, six rebounds, three blocks, two steals) and Cam Durley (2-for-4, five boards) played strong around the basket. Steven Bush (16 points), Terance Mann (14 points, eight rebounds, five steals, three assists), John Witkowski (eight points, five rebounds) and Franklin Porter (seven points, five assists, two steals, two blocks) all contributed to the Tilton win.
∎ The Tilton girls’ varsity hockey team dropped a home contest to Berwick Academy, 4-1. After a defensive first period, Berwick scored twice in the second. Madi Nichols scored from assists by Ree Manganiello and Tiana Cass to halve the losing deficit, but Berwick tacked on two more goals later in the third.
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity B hockey team beat Kimball Union Academy at home, 3-2. Michael Notice tied the game at 1-1 in the second period via assists from Chris Ruspini and Alex Winokur. The Rams jumped ahead one minute later after Jack Morretti scored from assists by Notice and Alec Yoon. Ruspini later put Tilton up 3-1 on a goal that hit off the crossbar but was ruled a good goal. Notice made a great run down the ice to supply Ruspini again. Goaltender Zachary McWhinnie was solid in net for Tilton, and KUA only managed a goal with under two seconds left.
∎ The Tilton boys’ JV basketball team followed its season-opening victory with a win over Lakes Region rival Brewster Academy, 54-31. Ethan Howland was the leading scorer with 26 points, while Mark Magoon added six. Jay Heffernan was a defensive stalwart.
∎ The Tilton girls’ JV basketball team beat Proctor Academy in its first game of the season, 28-19. Co-captain Jordan Bluhm tallied a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Jordan Halloran (four points), freshman point guard Maddy Downs (five points, five steals) and co-captain Lindsey Morrissette (three-pointer, three steals) played well.
∎ The Tilton boys’ JV B basketball team won on the road against Brewster, 38-22. Seven players chipped in scoring, with Harry Dou (13 points) and Jon Trinh (five points) leading the way. Matt Cartmell added a nice putback hoop.
The Proctor Academy girls’ varsity hockey team (3-0) won at Middlesex, 2-1. Proctor scored twice in the first period, with Haley Parker and Laura Christie finding the net. Assists came from Hazel Brewster, Jamie Dee and Fallon Adair. Goalie Lexi Tilton made 30 saves and helped the Hornets to withstand three power-play opportunities from Middlesex.
∎ The Proctor girls’ varsity basketball team fell at home to Kimball Union Academy, 45-37. Proctor jumped out to a 9-1 lead but trailed 22-18 at the half. KUA went up by 15 in the second half, and the Hornets could only pull the deficit back to eight points before time ran out.
∎ The Proctor boys’ varsity hockey team fell at Kimball Union, 8-2.
The Holderness School girls’ varsity hockey team won at home over Brewster Academy, 1-0.
∎ The Holderness boys’ varsity hockey team suffered a home loss to Brewster, 3-1.
∎ The Holderness boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Cushing Academy on the road, 74-71.
∎ The Holderness girls’ varsity basketball team lost at Cushing, 69-49.
Indoor soccer tournament
Fieldhouse Sports in Bow is accepting team registrations for a double-elimination 4-vs.-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament that will take place Dec. 29. The tournament will include a Coed Middle School Division (all players must be in middle school) and a Coed High School Division (all players must be in high school). Games will be played on the multi-field, and teams can be all-male, all-female or coed. Middle school games will be played from late morning to early afternoon, and high school games will be played from late afternoon into the evening. The fee to register a team is $85 and guarantees two 25-minute tournament games. A portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit American Red Cross. Registration deadline is Dec. 23; space is limited. Call Fieldhouse at 226-4646 to register, or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.
Village Sports in New London is offering free ice skate and snowshoe rentals through Dec. 22. Call at John Kiernan at Village Sports (526-4948) for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com 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 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.
HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity boys’ lacrosse coach. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH, 03229.
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.
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.
CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective 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.
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 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.
UNH FOOTBALL TICKETS for the 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.
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.