A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Concord JV softball team defeated Londonderry, 10-6. Lexi Palmisano recorded the win in the circle, pitching a complete game and striking out 10 batters while allowing three walks and nine hits. Palmisano also went 3-for-5 from the plate, including a double and three RBI. Emily Redlon went 2-for-3, including a home run, and scored two runs with two RBI.
∎ The John Stark JV baseball team defeated Hollis-Brookline, 6-0, in its season opener. Egan Nickerson tossed a complete game, three-hit shutout for the Generals, striking out 18 and walking none. The offense was led by Brock Bergeron (3-for-4, two RBI) and Wesley Lamphere (2-for-2, two walks). On the defensive side, CJ Coughlin backstopped Nickerson’s strong performance with an excellent game behind the plate.
Middle school results
The Hopkinton Middle School softball team won its opener against Merrimack Valley, 9-8. Alexis Blanchette pitched an outstanding seven innings with 20 strikeouts. Emily Santis performed tremendously behind the plate as well as offensively, going 2-for-4 with a double. Kristen Harritt supplied a single to allow Addie Bourgelais to score the game-winning run. Ann Bascom went 3-for-5 with two triples for MV, while Brooke Palmer added four RBI and Maddy Godfrey scored two runs. Sam Hodkinson struck out five in a complete game for the Pride.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School baseball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 11-1. Kayl Murdough, Matt Baronas and Ben McManus led the way for the Hawks, while Gerry Donahue pitched well in relief.
The Rice’s Raiders and the CNE Fratello’s teams both played great games on a chilly night at the ball park. In the end the Rice’s Raiders ended up winning, 12-5.
Calvin Murphy and Stewart Cink won Loudon Country Club’s Master’s Match-up tournament with a score of 142. Ty Kalaus and Adam Scott placed second with 144, while Robert Chagnon and Gonzalo Castano placed third.
The New England College baseball team split a doubleheader with Thomas College, falling in Game 1, 1-0, but battling back to take Game 2, 6-1. Leading the way for the Pilgrims in Game 2 was Conor Crouse (3-for-4, two runs), Kevin Caputo (two hits, including a double, RBI), Scott Fortune (two hits) and Eric Johnson (two hits).
∎ Two New England College student-athletes earned North Atlantic Conference (NAC) weekly honors for their performance this past week. NEC softball player Kiley Williams picked up NAC Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season. Williams hit safely in all eight games for NEC, extending her hitting streak to nine games. For the week she hit an impressive .552 (16-for-29) scoring a team-high 14 runs. NEC men’s lacrosse attacker Brian Gillis earned NAC Player of the Week honors in a 2-1 week for the Pilgrims. Gillis tallied 22 points with 16 goals and six assists in three games.
The NHTI baseball team split a doubleheader with Eastern Maine Community College, falling 5-4 and winning 11-1 (six innings). In Game 1, Chris Guerrera had three hits and scored two runs, Justin Judd recorded two hits and Patrick Jarvis (Concord) had a pinch-hit home run. In Game 2, Judd pitched a complete game, while Andy Johnson had two hits, including a home run, John Funk knocked a home run, and Kruz Komaridis had two hits and scored two runs.
A wrestling camp that will teach the fundamentals of the unique style that has won Concord three state championships will be held June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wrestlers will develop great technique and be able to apply their new skills. The camp will be divided into the following age groups: Kindergarten-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Cost is $150, but only $125 for those who register by May 1. Visit freeteams.net or contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705.
Concord National Little League is still taking registration for t-ball ($60), pony ($80) and challenger leagues ($60) for boys and girls aged 5-8. Check out concordnationals.org. All other forms and payment should be sent to Alison Nyhan at 208 South Street, Concord.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m., April 29 from 5-7 p.m., May 11 from 9 a.m.-noon and May 12 from 1-4 p.m. All assessments will be held at the Limelight Gym located at 7 Tallwood Drive, Unit 1 in Bow. Limelight Elite offers teams from Tiny (ages 5 and under) to adult. All ages are welcome, and everyone will be placed on a team according to their skill level and team needs. To register or for more information, contact Janice at email@example.com.
LAKES REGION FLAG FOOTBALL League’s women’s spring season registration is under way and open to all women in the Lakes Region area older than 18 as of April 1, 2013. The seven-week season starts Friday at 7 p.m. with hour-long games played Fridays on the Inter-Lakes High turf field. The LRFFL youth flag football league is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region area between the ages of 4-17. There are five co-ed age divisions: 4-6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17. Register at lrffl.com.
GRANITE STATE RACING Team/Concord’s Running Club is a club of runners of high school age and older of all abilities. The club meets at the northeast corner of the Memorial Field parking lot on South Fruit Street in Concord at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. The team conducts weekly track workouts led by Coach Amber Ferreira. Contact Jim Monahan at 496-2827 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Pembroke Junior Spartans football and cheer programs are holding sign-ups for the 2013 football season the following dates: May 5 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pembroke Town Library, and June 2 from 10 a.m.-noon at Three Rivers School in Pembroke. The program is available to kids in grades 5-8 from Allenstown, Pembroke, Chichester, Epsom and Hooksett. Go to pfof.org or contact Lisa Wiggin at 219-3179.
CONCORD FLYERS girls’ track and field program will begin its 22nd year May 20 at the Memorial Field track. All area 3rd-8th-grade girls are eligible to participate. Practices will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening (with a few exceptions) from 5:30-7 p.m. There will also be a few practice meets on Sunday mornings during late May and June from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The team will also travel to Manchester’s Livingston Park on Thursday evenings during late June and July for open meets that begin at 6 p.m. The registration fee for new team members is $80 (uniform included) and $40 for returning team members. Contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170 or email Jack at email@example.com.
TEAM NH BASEBALL/NH GRIZZLIES is looking for some qualified baseball players at the U14 and U15 levels to attend games/tournaments during the summer season. The program does not conflict with school or rec teams and is open to players looking for extra baseball. Contact Mike Jackson at Grizzmgr@comcast.net.
Franklin Men’s Softball League is looking for additional teams to join the league. The nine-man modified pitch league season starts in late May. Contact Marc Duncan at 508-509-0812.
FRANKLIN WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE is looking for teams interested in joining a modified-pitch softball league. Games take place on Monday and Tuesday nights at Odell Park in Franklin. Contact Angela Carey at 998-9966 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUDON FREEDOM SOCCER Club is looking for U12 and U14 girls to play during the upcoming spring season, which starts in mid-April. Contact Andrew Palhof at email@example.com to get in touch with a specific coach. LFSC competes in the Granite State Soccer League. Cost for the spring session is $125, not including uniform cost.
NH LIGHTNING SOFTBALL Club is seeking one more player for its 14U-Black team. The team will play in seven ASA-sanctioned tournaments throughout northern New England, concluding in late July. Call 344-7201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a workout. Visit nhlightning.org.
The Central Force girls’ AAU basketball program has openings on its 7th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade teams. Call Mark at 340-1281.
GRANITE STATE BASEBALL League (GSBL) is currently looking for players to compete in the 2013 season. Teams play 18 regular season games on Sundays starting in April, playoffs begin in August and the league hosts an annual All-Star Game. There are currently 22 teams that compete in +21, +28, +38 divisions. Visit gsbl.net or email GSBLbaseball@yahoo.com.
The NH Northern Lights U14 girls’ softball team is looking for more positional players and pitchers for upcoming season. The team plays ASA and other tournaments. Practices are held in Hillsboro. Contact Shawn Atkins at 495-6170 or email@example.com.
The Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and it is seeking players for this summer season, which will begin the first week of June. Call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or 224-3377 (ext. 16).
HILLSBORO MEN’S MODIFIED Softball league is still looking for teams to play this season. Contact Danny Perham at 464-3692.
Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ freshman soccer coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stark Regional High School has a coaching opening varsity wrestling (for the 2013-14 year). Send a 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 to email@example.com.
BISHOP BRADY HIGH School is looking for a varsity track and field head coach for the 2012-13 school year. Email a cover letter, résumé and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ volleyball head coach, JV girls’ volleyball head coach, winter spirit head coach, varsity boys’ basketball head coach. Send a letter of intent, résumé and three recent references to: Jay Wood/Athletic Director, Hillsboro-Deering HS, 12 Hillcat Drive, Hillsboro, NH 03244, or email@example.com, for consideration.
CAPITAL CITY VIPERS (Pop Warner) are looking for experienced cheer coaches for its upcoming season (beginning in August) at Tiny Mite (ages 5-7), Junior Midget (ages 10-13) and Midget (ages 13-15) levels. Contact Chandra Dinger, cheer coordinator, at 753-6236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and it is seeking coaches, players, and sponsors for this summer season, which will begin the first week of June . Call Steve DeStefano at 496-3674 or 224-3377 (ext. 16).
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL is looking for a cross country coach. Send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or e-mail email@example.com.
UNH SKI TEAM 21st Annual Golf Tournament will be May 11 at The Links at Outlook golf course in South Berwick, Maine. The fundraising event, which is open to the public, is a four-person team scramble beginning at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per person or $500 per team. To register for the event, be a sponsor or donate prizes, visit unhskiing.com. Contact UNH ski coordinator and Nordic Head Coach Cory Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org/512-2317) or Alpine Head Coach Brian Blank (email@example.com/512-4424).
The First Tee of New Hampshire is hosting its 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament at Baker Hill Golf Club. The Benefit Tournament will be held on June 17 at Baker Hill Golf Club, 101 Baker Hill Road, Newbury, NH. The start is 1 p.m and is best ball format. Reservations for foursomes are being accepted now. Space is limited. Donation is $230 per person and includes a box lunch, hors d’oeuvres and prizes, and a brief auction and cash bar will be available.
TINKER’S EIGHTH ANNUAL Gold Ball Golf Tournament will take place on June 22. The tournament benefits the McDonough Foundation. Call Tinker at 219-0675 or email Tinker at Tinker99@comcast.net.
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Tournament for boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are being held at NHTI. The boys’ tournament will be June 29 (contact Coach Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org). The girls’ tournament will be held July 13 (contact Coach Kevin Gibbs at email@example.com).
COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD ACADEMY is accepting nominations for its 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. Applications can be obtained through the main office or at coebrown.org on the “Athletics” page. All applications must be received in the Academy office no later than July 1. Contact Athletic Director Matthew Skidds with any questions at 942-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME with the Concord High School boys’ soccer team will be Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Field. All past players are welcome. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at email@example.com.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Youth Charity Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 31 at Loudon Country Club. The price is $100 per golfer, or $400 for a team of four players. Blank registration forms are available at the IHM Rectory Office, or call Co-Chair Paul Cantin at 223-9999. The deadline to register to play is Aug. 21.
AMERICAN RED CROSS lifeguarding program will be held at Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday nights through tomorrow from 4-9 p.m. Visit swimnh.com to register, or call 724-7484 for more information.
Basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades K-4 will be put on by the NH Lady Wolverines AAU team on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pembroke Academy. Grades K-2 will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m., and grades 3-4 will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $25. Arrive 15 minutes prior to appropriate session with comfortable clothes and sneakers. The clinic will focus on improving dribbling, ball control, footwork, agility, passing and teamwork. Contact Mark Ladd at 210-1552, or NHLadyWolverines@gmail.com.
One V One soccer camp will be held Aug. 12-15 at Merrimack Valley High School’s Beede Field. The times for each age group are as follows: U12 from 9-11:30 a.m., U14 from 12:30-3 p.m., and U17 from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $90 for MV boys and girls. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is offering a spring session of “Learn to Play Hockey” beginning April 22. The program is open to ages 4-10, and the cost is $99. The arena will also be offering a Spring Drills and Skills program for mite- and squirt-aged players starting April 22. Call 485-1100 or email email@example.com.
CONCORD YMCA is offering the following programs for the second spring session, starting April 29: indoor futsal (ages 3-14), basketball (ages 7-16), teen strength and sports conditioning (ages 13-18, on Tuesdays), kempo karate and hapkido (ages 7-and-up, meets Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday), and couch to 5K (ages 18-and-up, meets Tuesdays and Saturdays). Visit concordymca.org, call 228-9622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: 5K YES I CAN! program (ages 18+) meets twice a week through June 6 (Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.); Tot Tennis (ages 3-5), Wednesdays May 8-June 12 from 10-10:45 a.m. at Keach Park courts; adult beginner tennis lessons (ages 16+) Thursdays May 9-June 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Merrill Park courts; adult tennis league (ages 16+), Tuesdays from May 7-June 11 from 7-8 p.m. at Merrill Park; youth tennis lessons (ages 8-15, check website for times and dates); youth tennis league (ages 16+), Thursdays from May 9-June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park; April vacation preschool soccer camp (ages 4-6), April 22-26 from 1-2 p.m. at Keach Park; April vacation soccer camp (grades 1-6), April 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon; April vacation golf camp (ages 7-12), April 23-26 from noon-5 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6), May 4-June 15 at Keach Park; Coed Division I youth spring soccer (grades 1 and 2), Saturdays from May 4-June 12 from noon-1 p.m. at Keach Park; youth golf lessons (ages 7-13), Fridays from May 10-31 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course from 4-5 p.m.; warm-up golf clinics (ages 18+), check online for times; adult golf clinics (ages 18+), Tuesdays from April 30-May 28 for women and Thursdays from May 2-30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; and family fitness and fun (parents and children), Wednesdays May 8-June 12 at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
BOW RECREATION is offering tee ball and youth lacrosse programs. Tee ball is available for the following age groups: ages 3-4 (12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays or 9-9:30 a.m. Thursdays); ages 4-6 (9:45-10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-noon or 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, or 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays); a more-competitive league for 6-year-olds (practices on Tuesday evenings with games on Sundays). Youth lacrosse is open for children ages 4 through sixth grade at the following times: ages 4-6 (10-10:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. Fridays); coed grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. Fridays); girls-only grades 1-4 (3-4 p.m. Thursdays). All programs are open to residents and non-residents. Stop by the Bow Community Building or call 228-2222.
UNH gymnastics program is holding classes for school-age community children Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Fieldhouse through May 1. The spring session, which began March 13, features two class times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. (session A) and 5:15-6:15 p.m. (session B). Each session costs $90 plus a $20 registration fee if not already paid for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Melanie Brown at 862-4148 or email@example.com.
PAUL HOGAN BASKETBALL Camps for this summer will be held on the following dates at NHTI: Rip City Basketball Camp June 24-28, girls point guard/post player camp June 30-July 2, boys point guard/post player camp July 5-7 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 21-25. Check hogancamps.com or call 340-1719.
SUMMER BASEBALL camp to benefit CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) and the Red Sox Foundation will be held July 1-5 (no camp on July 4) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pembroke Academy. Cost is $80 for the week, which includes two tickets to the NH Fisher Cats game against Binghamton. Camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-14. Visit ihbbaseball.org for information and registration forms that can be mailed along with a check made out to John Bly.
PLAY ON! SOCCER CAMP will be held at NHTI from July 8-12 and July 15-19 for boys and girls in grades 4-10, adding a second week due to the popularity of the camp under the direction of Coach Don Welford and Derek Johnson. Check hogancamps.com.
SHOOTER’S GOLD BASKETBALL Camps for boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be held in six towns in New Hampshire during two weeks. Week 1 will be July 8-12 in Meredith, Gilford and Littleton. Week 2 will be held July 15-19 in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Printable forms can be found at hogancamps.com.
COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD Academy Soccer Camp is now accepting registrations. The camp runs from Aug. 5-9 from 8 a.m.-noon for athletes entering grades 4-8. Registration is $75 per camper before July 1 and $85 after July 1. There is a family discount for two or more players from the same family for $65 per camper. The Coe-Brown Soccer Academy, for all area high school soccer players, will have a certified athletic trainer and strength/conditioning coach on staff. The camp runs from Aug. 8-12 from 1-5 p.m. for athletes entering grades 9-12. Registration is $80 per camper before July 1 and $90 after July 1. Family discount for two or more players from the same family is $75 per camper. Go to coebrown.org and click on the “Seasonal Sports” link under summer programs for registration forms and information, or email Coach Josh Hils at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 942-5531, ext. 144.