A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord JV wrestling team hosted the Nick Zeras JV Tournament. Jake Linquata, Jake Pickard, Kendall Thompson, Nico Beyer and Jeff Hoadley were champions for Concord.
The Bow 1 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ basketball team lost to Weare 2, 48-42. Alex Nagy led the way with 16 points, while Matthew Driscoll contributed 15 points and Hunter Remick and Nolan Filteau also contributed to the offense. Max Hinkle played well on defense.
∎ The Bow 2 boys’ basketball team defeated Hopkinton 2, 38-8. Connor Lee had 14 points and three assists for Bow, and Cooper Larrabee added eight points and six assists. Bow also received strong support from Riley King (six points), Andrew Bliss (four points) and Sean Begley (eight rebounds, two assists). Hopkinton was led by Ryan Graham (six points) and Zach Desrochers.
∎ The Bow 1 3rd- and 4th-grade boys’ basketball team defeated Hillsboro 1, 26-20. Austin Brummett led both teams with 16 points. Ryan McSweeney and Markus Mitchell scored four points each, while Quinn Lewis grabbed six rebounds. Ryan Shi played very well defensively.
∎ The Hopkinton girls’ 5th- and 6th-grade ‘A’ team lost to Bow 2. The Hawks were led by Sophie Potter (six points and four rebounds), Erin Donahue (four points and seven steals) and Alex Hamilton (seven steals).
∎ Bow 1 defeated Weare, 31-6, in girls’ Merrimack Basketball League play. Lindsey LaPerle scored 16 points, while Kate Labrecque added seven points and Meaghan Landcastle added four. Ali Sargent and Hannah McGonicle also played well for Bow.
The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Squirt 3 Capitals defeated the Manchester Flames Squirts, 9-2. Trevor Brown (four goals), Brendan Marcoux (three goals) and Jacob Orlen (two goals) led the scoring for the Capitals, while Cooper Fisher had an assist. Carmelito Escalera played well in goal.
The U6 Bow Avengers earned a win over Mini John Stark United. Cameron Leonard, Peyton Larrabee, Gavin Parzik, Macey Mitchell and Brad Ekstrom led the offense.
The Pembroke girls’ freshman reserve basketball team beat Coe-Brown, 32-24. Alise Friel scored 10 points to lead the Spartans.
∎ The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team defeated Coe-Brown, 41-35. Adam Caplette led the Spartans with 11 points, while Matt Gerrish added six points and Colin Ramsdell chipped in five.
The Proctor Academy boys’ basketball team defeated MacDuffie School, 41-34.
∎ The Proctor boys’ hockey team lost to Thayer Academy, 9-3.
∎ The Proctor girls’ hockey player defeated Kents Hill School, 5-1.
The Tilton School girls’ basketball team defeated Deerfield Academy, 46-32. Olivia Orlando (eight rebounds) and Cassidy Derda scored 10 points apiece, while Giulia Orlando added seven points and five assists.
∎ The Tilton boys’ hockey team lost to Kimball Union, 5-1. Nick Waring scored for the Rams, while Thad Asa and Mark McDowell had assists. Kanoa Cook made 30 saves for Tilton.
∎ The Tilton boys’ hockey ‘B’ team defeated Cushing Academy, 3-0. Zach McWinnie got the shutout in goal, while Jack Morretti, Alex Winokur and Jakub Myska scored the goals.
∎ The Tilton girls’ hockey team defeated Kimball Union Academy, 2-1. Sarah Erban made 37 saves to get the win in net.
∎ The Tilton JV boys’ basketball team beat Proctor, 54-52. Jake Long scored the winning points on a three-point play with 18 seconds left, while Tyler Hatch and Ethan Howland each scored 12 points.
∎ The Tilton JV girls’ basketball team defeated Dublin School, 34-30. Jordan Bluhn topped the team with 16 points, also adding seven rebounds. Lindsey Morrissette finished with 10 points, Madi Downs had six steals and four points and Sarah Morin scored her first points of the season and played well defensively.
The Holderness boys’ hockey team beat Kents Hill, 4-1.
Loudon’s Krystin Corliss scored a career-high 34 points and hit six 3-pointers for the Plymouth State women’s basketball team in a 64-59 loss to Lasell College.
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 today 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registration for its Indoor Soccer Skills Clinics for ages 6 to adult. The next six-week session of clinics begins tomorrow 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.
Softball clinics are being hosted by the Concord Sports Center and the NH Lady Cannons from 8-9 a.m. as follows: Saturday (pitchers and catchers). Cost of each clinic is $35. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.email@example.com.
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.
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.
CONCORD PARKS & Recreation has the following programs available in the coming weeks: archery lessons (ages 6 and up; for kids and adults) taught by instructor Dana White on Fridays and Saturdays at the new Heights Community Center, starting Jan. 10-11 through mid-February; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters Jan. 4-Feb. 8 (space is limited; register at the 14 Canterbury Road office, by mail, online or by fax – not at the arena). Visit concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
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.