A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Steven Panella scored three goals to push the Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team past Goffstown, 5-3. Bow improved to 6-0.
Bow’s NH Tile Rangers defeated Concord Northeast’s Rowley Agency, 16-6, in Cal Ripken action. Jason Howe and Tommy Duhame of Concord Northeast had back-to-back doubles to keep the game close. Aiden Roy, Max Tanner and Elias Cohen all contributed with hits to power Bow’s offense. Tony Sampo was the winning pitcher.
∎ The Bow Fishercats defeated the Bow Paw Sox, 20-13, in T-ball action. For the Fishercats, Owen Webber had several great hits including a double and Owen Cray was strong at the plate. Gavin Hutchinson and Kody McCranie led the Paw Sox offense with five hits each.
∎ The Bow Red Sox defeated the Bow Sea Dogs, 19-9, in T-ball action. Sean Guerrette and Hunter Duncan led the Red Sox defense. For the Sea Dogs, Aidan McMahon had three hits with two reaching the outfield and Patrick Walton went 3-for-3.
∎ In Concord Northeast Cal Ripken 70’ majors action, Thomson Lawn Care improved to 5-0 with a win against the Bow Structures Unlimited Pirates. Thomson received solid pitching from Tyler Simpson and Zach Miles. Sean McDonough, Kurtis Stadnicki and Tyler Wright led the offense. The Bow Structures Unlimited Pirates were led offensively by Matt Hamilton and Matt Place, with strong pitching from Sebastian Beaulieu and Will Cohen.
∎ Banks Chevrolet beat CPPA, 11-10 in eight innings, in Babe Ruth action. John Taranovich and Jake Phillips pitched great for Banks, while Taranovich (two hits, triple), Nick Tobin (three runs) and Christian Owusu (two hits) led the way offensively. For CPPA, Spenser Ferguson, Mitch Comeau and Aidan Connor each had two hits.
In Capital Area Babe Ruth majors softball action, Team Kia outlasted Merrimack County Savings Bank, 15-14. For Team Kia, Jada Duvert and Anita DiBuono pitched well, and Mia Harmon led the offense. MCSB was anchored by strong pitching and catching from Abigail Corbett, and the baserunning of Brighid Weeden.
∎ The Hopkinton Green Hawks defeated Sparklynn Pools, 13-8. Emma Crawford and Bea Burack both had three hits, while Erica Lewis had two. Maurgen McGrath pitched an outstanding game. Sparklynn Pools’ sister duo Jackie and Sophie Buteau had great games pitching and behind the plate. Bailey Brown and Deepsika Rai both had great hits.
∎ The U10 Henniker softball team played New Boston to a 10-10 tie, with Madison Dionne recording three strikeouts in the third inning. Ashley Brust fielded a hard-hit ball to first and made the out, and Brianna Langdon made a great throw to Alana Sevigny to get the lead runner out at third.
∎ The U8 Henniker team featured a solid defensive performance by Anna Tsouros, while Carina Keirsted, Zoe Tadloz, Ruby Dykstra, and Sonnie Steinbach each tallied two hits.
The Concord girls’ U15 lacrosse team defeated Cocheco, 10-0. Katherine Gallagher had four assists, while Maisie O’Shea and Delena Erickson each scored three goals. Rebecca Proulx, Julia Ek, Olivia Painchaud and Sarah Gudas each added one. Jodie Simonton and Paige Hyndman played strong defense with Avery Loosigian recording eight saves in goal.
∎ The Bow U15A girls’ lacrosse team beat Londonderry, 11-4. Taylor Darrell (four goals, two assists) and Madi Kochanek (two goals, one assist) led the offense for Bow. Sydney Herrington scored two goals, while Bridgett Ehrenburg tallied a goal and an assist, Molly Garrett and Elysia Woody each added one goal, and Olivia Krause and Maryanne Wiley each had an assist. Malena Lafrenier had nine saves in net. Maggie Vogt and Hallie Lothrop played solid on defense.
∎ The MV Blue Storm Sports U11 girls’ lacrosse team played well against an experienced Amherst U11 girls’ team, falling short, 8-1. Carissa LaBonte and Zoe Lacy had a great game on defense with several successful transitions. Quinn Kenney worked hard on an 8-meter free position in the final minutes, and Savanah Desjardins did well with two free positions. Brooke MacDuffie worked incredibly hard in midfield and Aurora Rollins scored the goal.
Tom Dustin and Joe Morrison nosed out a slew of teams to take low honors in yesterday’s Best Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a round of 8-under par (62). Five teams finished tied for second at 63 with another four teams finishing at 64.
∎ Martha Hastings nosed out the field in the Women’s Match vs. Par Tournament. Hastings was 1-up against the card, besting Helen Steenbeke, who finished even. Jan Monahan and Claire Danenbarger finished tied for third at 1-down.
Tilton Schol result
The Tilton School varsity lacrosse team fell to Holderness, 14-6. The Rams were led offensively by Jared Lucas (four goals), while John Magliano and Brendan Hickey both chipped in one goal. Goaltender Scott Boucher finished with 10 saves.
The Colby-Sawyer College women’s tennis team defeated Penn State Berks, 9-0, for its first NEAC championship, which comes with a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Singles winners were Liz Lincoln, Ashlyn Ramsay, Charlotte Horton, Claire Toffey, Donna Gordon and Oxana Tkachenko. Doubles winners were Lincoln and Toffey, Gordon and Ramsay, and Horton and Tkachenko.
∎ The men’s tennis team won the NEAC championship over Rutgers-Camden, 9-0, for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Singles winners were Nathan Taschereau, Justin Pinard, Clay Allen, Sergio Spassof, Reeve Fidler and Paul Holland. In doubles play, the teams of Taschereau and Fidler, Spassof and Pinard, and Holland and Allen all recorded wins.
Plymouth State results
The Plymouth State men’s lacrosse team fell to Keene State, 19-9. Shawn McEvoy, Ty Long and Chris Annunciata each tallied two goals for the Panthers.
∎ The PSU softball team suffered a pair of losses and was knocked out of the Little East Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Panthers lost to third-seeded Western Connecticut State, 8-2, then were eliminated with a 9-1 loss to fifth-seeded RIC.
Football signups for the Vipers will be held tomorrow at Broken Ground School in Concord from 5-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The program is open to children ages 5-14.
Soccer tryouts for Seacoast Express United are scheduled for May 28-31. Tryouts are for U11-U18 players for the club and premier teams as well as registration for other EDP and Grassroots programs. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and a girls’ JV 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH School has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ volleyball head coach and JV girls’ volleyball 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.
Merrimack Valley High School is accepting applications for the following coaching positions for the 2013-14 school year: winter spirit, girls’ varsity basketball and boys’ varsity basketball. Please email a resume and letters of reference to Kevin O’Brien, administrator for athletics (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rundlett Middle School has openings for a field hockey coach and a girls’ 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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).
The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual Junior Girls’ Championship June 27 at Intervale Country Club in Manchester. Junior girls, under the age of 18 as of the date of the tournament, will compete in one of eight divisions. Four divisions cater to the younger golfers (ages 5-11). The Munchkin and Cricket divisions play a shortened layout of five or seven holes, while the Pee Wee and Mini divisions play nine shortened holes. Golfers in the junior and senior divisions, ages 11-17, compete in one of four divisions and play nine or eighteen holes, depending on their ability. Entry fee is $10. Applications will be accepted until June 11. Call 356-9051, 798-5589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Applications can also be downloaded directly from nhwga.org.
Golf Tournament, the UNH ski team’s 21st annual, will be Saturday 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.
The Loudon Freedom girls’ U13 soccer team is inviting other competitive U13 players to train with their team for the remainder of the spring season with the possibility of earning an invitation to join the fall team if a roster spot becomes available. The team is coached by three certified coaches that run a structured practice while teaching new skills. The team practices at the Loudon Elementary School twice a week from 5-7 p.m. Contact Andrew Palhof at Palhof@comcast.net.
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 Recreation is offering the following programs for the spring season: ‘Sporties For Shorties’ (ages 4-6), runs Tuesdays through June 11 at the New Heights Community Center from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tot Tennis (ages 3-5), Wednesdays through June 12 from 10-10:45 a.m. at Keach Park courts; adult beginner tennis lessons (ages 16+) Thursdays through June 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Merrill Park courts; adult tennis league (ages 16+), Tuesdays through 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 through June 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Merrill Park; soccer fundamentals (ages 4-6), Saturdays through 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 through May 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, through May 28 for women and Thursdays through May 30 for coed, 6-7 p.m.; archery lessons (ages 6-older), Fridays and Saturdays at the East Concord Community Center through mid-June; and family fitness and fun (parents and children), Wednesdays through June 12 at Keach Park. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
The 3rd annual Hawks Softball Camp will be held June 24-27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School softball field. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun and is run by Hopkinton varsity softball Coach Dan Meserve. Cost is $75 and it is open to any area girls entering grades 3-8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a camp brochure or with questions.
ARCHERY IN MOTION will hold its instructor certification program this month. The Level I course will be May 18 or 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord, while the two-day Level II course will be May 18 and 19 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the same location. Call Archery In Motion at 219-0294 for information and pricing.
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. Visit freeteams.net/ctwc, or contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705.
HAWKS BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 24-27 at Hopkinton High 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’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 St., Concord, NH 03301.
LIMELIGHT ELITE All-Star Cheerleading team will hold assessments for placing on the team for the 2013-14 season Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon and Sunday 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.
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.
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.
Concord Boys & Girls Club will host an informational meeting for youth football and cheerleading in the Concord area May 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Eastman School in Concord (the Concord Boys & Girls Club will be based there while it is under construction). There will be board members on hand to answer any questions.