A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
High school softball
Bow (2-2) fell to Somersworth (3-3), 5-1, in a game played on Saturday. Kylie Iasillo struck out seven, but allowed four earned runs on seven Hilltopper hits. Miki Dowd (2-for-4), Maddie Palisi (2-for-3), Madi Stanley (2-for-2, walk) and Hannah Kearns (double) had hits for the Falcons.
Concord Northeast’s Fratello’s defeated Merrimack Valley’s Busters, 12-7, in AAA Cal Ripken baseball on Saturday. For Busters, Aiden Wood played strong defense as a pitcher and first baseman. Charlie Miller had a very good game offensively. Fratello’s was led by Nathaniel Wachter, Joey Ala and Jarrod Willette with solid defense and strong batting.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth Softball Association action, the Hopkinton Red Hawks pulled out a 7-6 win over Concord Family Vision on opening day. Playing well for the Red Hawks were Brooke Carlson, Julia Baer, Abby Condon and Kally Murdough. Stars of the game for Concord Family Vision were Katlyn Spinney, Libby Brown, Patience Boley and Kasie Canter.
∎ In major’s softball action, Hopkinton defeated Stonehill Landscaping in a nailbiter, 9-8. Megan Kimball-Rhines and Megan Blanchette pitched a solid game for the Hawks. Hailey Gordon completed a line-out/throw-out double play. For Stonehill Landscaping, Sarah Morrill pitched well and initiated an inning-ending double play. Jayden Holmes was solid at the plate, going 2-for-3 and scoring twice.
The Concord Crush U15B girls’ lacrosse team lost to Hollis Brookline, 13-9. Maisie O’Shea led the offense with four goals, with Delana Erickson adding three and Rebecca Proulx notching two. Julia Ek and Sarah Gudas played strong defense.
∎ The MV Blue Storm Sports U11 girls’ lacrosse team had a busy weekend with scrimmages against Hopkinton U11 and U9 and a game against Seacoast U11 White. Savannah Desjardins had a great game in goal for the Blue Storm team against Hopkinton. Although Hopkinton prevailed in the first scrimmage, the Blue Storm scored several goals despite not having substitutes available. The Blue Storm also played well against a very skilled Seacoast United team, particularly goalie Aurora Rollins with many saves, and great groundball work by Rylee Boucher and Alyssa Campbell. Emily Hackmann was well positioned on attack throughout the game.
Peter Annon and Quinn Hogan set the early mark with a round of 6-under par 64, later matched by Shane Clark and John Fraser, to capture Concord Country Club’s Men’s Best Ball Tournament. Nine teams tied for third with rounds of 65. Thirty-five teams participated.
∎ Carol Forbush (48) edged Helen Steenbeke (49) for the low score in CCC’s Women’s Best 15 Tournament.
NHTI hosted the YSCC softball playoffs, with the Lynx losing in the semifinals to Central Maine Community College, 5-4.
∎ The NHTI baseball team won its YSCC playoff semifinal against Eastern Maine Community College, 8-7, but fell in the championship to Southern Maine, 4-1.
Plymouth State results
The Plymouth State University baseball team (19-18) won a pair of games against Colby (9-20), 6-2 and 4-2. Jeff Runnals struck out four, walked none and allowed seven hits in the first game in a complete game from the mound. Steve Beard had two doubles and scored two runs. Tucker Regan gave up both of the runs in the second game while striking out five and walking none to earn the win. Ryan Wakefield (Sanbornton) worked the seventh inning for the save. Dave Hall was 3-for-3 with a double.
New England College’s baseball team (6-23 overall, 5-19 NAC) lost its final two games of the season to Husson, 4-0 and 10-2. Conor Crouse, Brandon Adorono and Kevin Caputo each singled for the Pilgrims in Game 1. In Game 2, the Pilgrims allowed 13 hits, nine unearned runs and committed five errors. Scott Fortune doubled in a run and Caputo had an RBI.
Local athlete honored
Norwich lacrosse player Mike Lavery of Penacook was tabbed the GNAC Rookie of the Week. Lavery registered the first two starts of his career last week for the Cadets. He ranked second on the team in points with 11 on eight goals and three assists, and posted a game-high seven-point performance of four goals and three assists against Daniel Webster. He added another four goals against Rivier. Lavery also recorded seven groundballs and four caused turnovers.
Golf Tournament, the UNH ski team’s 21st annual, will be May 11 at The Links at Outlook golf course in South Berwick, Maine. The fundraising event, open to the public, is a four-person team scramble beginning at 8:30 a.m. 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 (email@example.com, 512-2317) or Alpine Head Coach Brian Blank (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-4424).
A Mountain bike festival hosted by Pats Peak in Henniker will take place the weekend of June 8 and 9. The festival features 24-Hour, 12-Hour, 6-Hour, X-Country Challenge and Downhill Thrill races. Riders will be competing for over $4,000 in cash and prizes. Check patspeak.com/bike.html or call 888-728-7732.
First Tee of New Hampshire is hosting its 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament June 17 at Baker Hill Golf Club, 101 Baker Hill Road, Newbury. The start is 1 p.m. and is best ball format. Reservations for foursomes are being accepted, but space is limited. Donation is $230 per person.
Golf Tournament, Tinker’s 8th annual Gold Ball Tournament, will take place June 22 to benefit the McDonough Foundation. Call Tinker at 219-0675 or email Tinker at Tinker99@comcast.net.
HANOVER LIONS TWIN State All-Star Lacrosse Games will be played June 22 at Hanover High. All participants are graduated/graduating seniors chosen by their respective coaches’ associations as outstanding players from their respective states of Vermont and New Hampshire. The girls’ game will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the boys’ game will begin at 3 p.m. Contact Star Johnson, event director, at email@example.com or call 643-3942, or visit the event website at twinstateallstars.com. class="MonitorSports_OldRoundupSlug">
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL Hoops Tournaments for boys’ and girls’ teams are being held at NHTI. The boys’ tournament is June 29 (contact Coach Paul Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org). The girls’ tournament is 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 is Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Field. All past players are welcome. Contact Coach Scott Dunlop at email@example.com.
Youth charity golf tournament, sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will be held Aug. 31 at Loudon Country Club. Cost is $100 per golfer. Blank registration forms are available at the IHM Rectory Office, or call Co-Chair Paul Cantin at 223-9999. The deadline to register is Aug. 21.
CONCORD YMCA is offering the following programs for the second spring session, starting today: 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-older, meets Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday), and couch to 5K (ages 18-and-older, 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: ‘Sporties For Shorties’ (ages 4-6), runs Tuesdays, May 7-June 11 at the New Heights Community Center from 10:30-11:30 a.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, 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, May 9-June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6), Saturday-June 15 at Keach Park; Coed Division I youth spring soccer (grades 1-2), on Saturdays through June 12 from noon-1 p.m. at Keach Park; youth golf lessons (ages 7-13), Fridays, 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, starting Tuesday-May 28 for women and Thursdays, starting this Thursday-May 30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; archery lessons (ages 6-older), Fridays and Saturdays at the East Concord Community Center, starts Friday-Saturday and runs to mid-June; and family fitness and fun (parents and children), Wednesdays, May 8-June 12 at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
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.
CRIMSON TIDE wrestling Camp, which 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 Wednesday. Visit freeteams.net/ctwc, or contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705.
HAWKS BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 24-27 at Hopkinton High School from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp will instruct players in the fundamentals of baseball, and campers will have the opportunity to practice their skills in daily games. Cost is $120 for ages 7-15. For more information or a registration form, please contact Coach Dave Chase at email@example.com or call 545-2960.
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 July 8-12 and July 15-19 at NHTI for boys and girls in grades 4-10, 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 July 15-19 in Laconia, Hooksett and Enfield. Printable forms can be found at hogancamps.com.
Soccer camp at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is accepting registrations. Camp runs 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. Camp runs 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.
One V One soccer camp will be held Aug. 12-15 at Merrimack Valley High School’s Beede Field. 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 email@example.com.
Concord National Little League is still taking registration for t-ball ($60), pony ($80) and challenger leagues ($60) for boys and girls ages 5-8. Visit concordnationals.org. All other forms and payment should be sent to Alison Nyhan at 208 South Street, Concord, NH 03301.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season today 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 Dr., Unit 1 in Bow. Limelight Elite offers teams from Tiny (ages 5 and younger) to adult. All ages are welcome, and everyone will be placed on a team according to their skill level and team needs. Contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCORD CAPITOLS Football and Cheer will hold open registrations for the upcoming season for grades 1-8 tomorrow at the Broken Ground School at 7 p.m., and Wednesday at Rundlett Middle School at 7 p.m. Forms will be available at the registration sessions or online (leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=concordcapitols).
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 email@example.com to sign up.
Pembroke Jr. Spartans football and cheer programs are holding signups for the 2013 football season Sunday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Force girls’ AAU basketball program has openings on its 7th-, 8th- and 10th-grade teams. Call Mark at 340-1281.
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.
Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and 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 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 the following openings for the 2013-2014 school year: JV football assistant, varsity wrestling, girls’ JV basketball, and varsity baseball. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL is looking for a cross country coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email email@example.com.
CAPITAL CITY VIPERS (Pop Warner) are looking for experienced cheer coaches for the 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.
Sunset League is the nation’s oldest after-supper baseball league, and is seeking coaches 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).