A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Pembroke JV girls’ soccer team had an outstanding showing in Friday’s 3-3 tie with Souhegan. Celia Sartwell scored twice for the Spartans and Meghan Gauss also scored. Nikki Richards, Casey Bardier and Emma York also played well for Pembroke.
The Hopkinton Soccer Club U14 girls’ team was edged by Portsmouth City SC, 1-0, in the season opener. On defense, Caroline Lawrence played very well and goalkeeper Emily Wightman was terrific throughout, making several critical saves. Megan Ellsworth and Emily Knouse were very strong in the midfield.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U11-2 girls’ team lost its season opener, 4-0, to a strong Litchfield SC team. Lily Butcher and Maddy Rhynhart played aggressively throughout the game and Jessie Carney was a consistent offensive threat.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U11-3 girls’ team earned a tie in its season opener against the strong Nottingham SC North Strikers. Loren Charron and Ashlee Brehio played a solid all-round game and Maddy Follansbee played strong defense.
∎ The Loudon Freedom U11 girls’ team defeated Exeter, 8-1. Deanna Bourque, Kerragan McNeil (3), Kaylee Magoon, Caitlyn Fortier, Alyssa Woodman and Morgan Rule scored, while Sophie Osgood was spectacular in goal.
The Concord Capitals Schaefer Mortgage PeeWee 1 hockey lost its Valley League opener, 8-2, to Winchester. Jake Nelson (from Anders Norton) and Devin Philbrick (from Nelson) scored for Concord. Evan Makris and Ronan Walsh stepped in admirably on defense to help with a good showing by Coby Mercier.
Henniker Athletics held its first Annual Softball tournament, with three teams – Girls Just Want 2 Have Fun, The Misfits, and Boys Just Want 2 Have Fun – competing for first place. The winner was Boys Just Want 2 Have Fun. Many of the guys hit home runs, with the big one coming from Tom O’Dougherty, who hit an inside-the-park homer.
Craig Keeler and Jon Lang are this year’s Fall Member-Member champions at Concord Country Club after two rounds of superlative play. Their rounds of 62-63–125 netted them a two-shot victory over past champions George Colburn and DJ Knapton (63-64–127). Kevin Hobbs and Jim Steenbeke (64-65–129) tied Lee Blossom and Don Steenbeke, Jr. (63-66) for third place in a field of 30 teams.
∎ Kris Hillson scored a hole in one Saturday on Duston Country Club’s 133-yard fourth hole using a 9-iron. The ace was witnessed by Marc Lepage and Tom Flanagan.
Hannah Richard (Hopkinton), Meg Flatley and Megan Bozek each scored to propel the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team (1-3) to a 3-1 victory over Pacific (0-4).
Plymouth St. results
The Plymouth State Unversity women’s soccer team dropped its season opener to Western New England, 3-1. Laura Davis scored for the Panthers.
∎ The PSU men’s soccer team (0-2) gave up three goals in a 14-minute span late in the second half to fall to Bridgewater State, 3-0.
∎ The PSU field hockey team fell to 0-2 following a 3-1 loss to Springfield. Jackie Morin scored for the Panthers, and Boscawen’s Kaitlyn Warren made six saves in the second half in goal.
The Colby-Sawyer College field hockey team (1-2) beat Elms, 1-0, behind a goal from Jess Buckley. Jodi Dumayne made nine saves for the shutout. CSC fell to Endicott, 2-0, on Saturday.
Northfield’s Alyssa Krause scored the tying goal in the 76th minute to lift the New England College women’s soccer team (1-3-1) to a 1-1 tie with Albertus Magnus (3-1-1). Kaylee Thrasher assisted on the goal, and keeper Tricia Sardagnola made five saves for the Pilgrims.
The NHTI baseball team opened the season with an 11-1 loss to UNH (Club). Andy Johnson hit a solo homer and Justin Judd pitched well in relief. The Lynx swept EMCC, 11-2 and 12-7. Barnstead’s Zach Drouin got the win in Game 1 with three innings of shutout relief. Johnson and Tyler Royle both had two hits. In Game 2, Stratford’s Mike Bailey and Johnson both homered as NHTI improved to 2-1.
∎ The Lynx volleyball team fell to Unity College 3-0, Paul Smith’s College 3-1, and UMaine Machias 3-0. Caitie Howard had four kills with two aces against Unity, Concord’s Paige Letendre had six kills against PSC, and Libby Stiles had three kills, perfect serving and four digs against UMM.
∎ The NHTI golf team placed second in a match hosted by EMCC. NHTI finished with a team score of 322, finishing behind UMPI (304), and in front of UMM (345), UMA (350), EMCC (363) and SMCC (383). Concord’s Andy Levens (74), Travis Weber (81), Mike Varney (81), John Bradley (86) and Brandon Flynn (91) scored for NHTI (4-1).
∎ The NHTI women’s soccer team (1-2) fell, 1-0, to Unity College.
∎ The NHTI cross country teams hosted the 7th annual Friendly Kitchen 5K Road Race on Friday. Concord’s “Nacho” Hernando was the overall winner with a time of 16:25, followed by Concord’s Eric Williams in 16:45. On the women’s side, Bow’s Eddie Reed was the top finisher at 20:12, with Concord’s Katie Colburn second in 21:47.
Granite State 10 Miler
The Granite State 10 Miler will be held Oct. 20 starting and ending on the campus of NHTI. A USATF-certified 10-mile course, this race is part of the NH Grand Prix series, with proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Concord. For information and to register, visitGraniteState10.com.
BABE RUTH SOFTBALL Organization is offering senior girls (ages 12-17) fall softball starting Saturday and running for six Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. at Towle Field in Concord. Cost will be $25 for 2013 Babe Ruth players and $35 for all others. Players from outside the Concord area are welcome to participate. To sign up or for information call 228-3742.
LOUDON RECREATION Committee Programming is offering a five-week fall basketball session open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8. Sessions will held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Loudon Elementary School gym. Cost is $25 for Loudon residents, $30 for non-residents.
Concord Youth Hockey registration for Learn to Skate Clinic, Intro to Hockey (Atoms) and DynoMites is now available for the 2013-14 hockey season. Go to ConcordYouthHockey.org and follow the link to online registrations. Tuition for Learn to Skate is $139 per session and it begins at Everett Arena Oct. 5.
Flag Football Registration is now open for the fall season of the Lakes Region Flag Football League. The early registration fee is $60. A child’s age as of Sept. 1 designates which age division he/she will be in. Visit lrffl.com and click the “register online” tab. Credit card payments are accepted online and checks are also accepted. Email email@example.com.
The U18 NH Lightning softball team is looking for two additional players to complete its roster for the 2014 season: a pitcher, and a utility player that can play third base. Call David Morrill at 520-4997.
Team NH Baseball will be fielding a U17 team for 2014. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding the season and possible tournaments. The manager will be Kyle Jackson, a right-handed pitcher formerly with the Boston Red Sox organization. Team NH Baseball also has a few openings remaining for its 2014 NH Grizzlies teams at the U12 and U13-U15 levels. Pricing is $800 for U12, $1,250 for U13 and $1,100 for U15. There will also be a free two-hour instruction/evaluation session for U12 players on a September morning at the Team NH facility. Email TNHB, or call Mike Jackson at 577-1772.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is accepting registration for its fall/winter hockey programs. Prices start as low as $159. Contact 485-1100 or email email@example.com. Visit tri-townicearena.com.
PATS PEAK SKI TEAM is open for enrollment for the upcoming 2013-14 season. PPST is an opportunity for avid skiers (ages 7-20) to train and race with some of the state’s best and develop skills in a team atmosphere. Visit patspeakracing.org, or contact Maureen Delamater at 471-2713.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS has immediate openings for the current session for women who’d like to play on a Women’s Over-30 indoor soccer team. Openings are available in both the Monday and Wednesday night women’s leagues. All abilities are welcome. Teams are also welcome to register. Leagues are also available for Adult Coed and Men Over-30. To register as a team or as an individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.
CONCORD HIGH school has openings for a cross-country ski head coach and a cross-country ski assistant 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.
PEMBROKE ACADEMY is seeking a girls’ varsity assistant basketball coach. Please send a brief letter of interest and résumé to: Pembroke Academy, attn. Suzanne Klink, Athletic Director, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH 03275, or email to email@example.com.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-2014 school year: varsity alpine skiing, JV baseball 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.
BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a JV field hockey coach. Call Bow High Athletic Director Jim Kaufman at 228-2210, ext. 303.
Tennis lessons, taught by a PTR certified teaching pro, will be held at the Racquet Club for children and adults, all ages and all abilities. For prices and availability, contact 496-4267. Also, a coach-assisted league for high school tennis players will be held Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 496-4267.
AMERICAN RED CROSS lifeguarding classes are being held at SNHU in Manchester. Visit swimnh.com to see the schedule of courses, or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484, or email Karen@swimnh.com.
A Softball Clinic offered by The New Hampshire Comets will be held Sanel Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. These clinics are open to the public and all ages are welcome. Weather permitting, the Thursday clinics will run through the month of October. Email email@example.com.
CONCORD PARKS & RECREATION is offering the following programs: Tae Kwon Do on Saturdays through Oct. 19 from 10–11 a.m. at the new Heights Community Center (formerly Dame School); the 5K Yes I Can program for beginners and intermediates, which meets twice a week through Oct. 24 , on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.; a field hockey league for grades 2-5 will play on Sundays through Oct. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m.; fall youth soccer registration is open (ages 4-6 and grades 1-6, non-residents may only sign up for Soccer Fun-damentals and Division I); and Mini Kickers soccer classes will be held for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays through Oct. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays through Oct. 9, from 1–2 p.m. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA will hold a ‘Learn to Skate’ program starting today at 5:40 p.m. Visit tri-townicearena.com, or call 485-1100.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registrations for its next five-week session of Little Strikers/Mini Strikers soccer clinics, which begin Saturday at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. These clinics are offered for ages 3-6 with emphasis placed on fun and skill development. Cost (which includes a t-shirt) is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). Other clinics are available for ages 7 to adult. Call 226-4646.
A Baseball camp hosted by Chicago Cubs minor leaguer Brad Zapenas will take place Sept. 21 for all area players ages 8-16, as well as coaches and parents, at the North Common baseball field behind Holman Stadium in Nashua. The instructional camp will be focused mainly on the infield positions, with some baserunning, and hitting instruction. Cost is $20 per player. Email NashuaBaseballCamp@gmail.com.
UNH WILDCAT LACROSSE CLINIC and Alumni Game will be on Sept. 28. The clinic runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 9-12. Athletes will learn skills from UNH coaching staff and current Wildcat players. The cost of the camp is $75. Register at events.unh.edu. For information, contact assistant coach Jesse Donnell at 862-4731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICKLEBALL will be played weekly on Monday mornings in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon at the Keach Park tennis court. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Fred LaFontaine at 748-1619.
Golf tournament hosted by the Friends Program to support its Youth Mentoring Program will take place today at Concord Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Player fees are $115 per person or $460 per foursome. Contact Kelley Potenza at the Friends Program at 228-1193 or via e-mail at email@example.com, or visit the “events” page on friendsprogram.org.
CONCORD YOUTH HOCKEY will hold its annual used equipment sale Saturday at Capital Sporting Goods (276 North State Street) in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon. People can drop off their used equipment until Friday with Dave Palisi at Capital Sporting Goods (224-6921) between the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dave will appraise and tag the gear for sale (all equipment must meet all current safety rules in accordance with USA Hockey), and 25 percent of the sales price goes to CYHA and the remainder goes to the seller. Skates, gloves, shin pads, pants and helmets are all welcome. People can also register for Concord Youth Hockey leagues during the one-day event.
The Concord Family YMCA Triathlon At Clough will take place Sept. 22. Registration is under way at concordymca.org. There is no race day registration; the registration deadline is Saturday. The race features a beautiful open-water swim, followed by a bike ride on the roads of Dunbarton, Goffstown and Weare, before finishing with a scenic run through the park on established trails. Call Javier Urias at the Concord Family YMCA at 228-9622, ext. 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness Challenge hosted by the NHTI Athletic Department will take place Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. at NHTI. “Quonquer the Quad” features teams of four competing in a variety of events on the course designed by NHTI alumnus Eric Marsh of FIT (Fun Intelligent Training). Special prizes will be awarded to the top teams along with shirts for the first 12 teams to register. All proceeds will benefit the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund for NHTI students. The event is open ages 18 and older, but NHTI will also hold a special challenge utilizing the NHTI quad area of the campus for those younger than 18. Visit nhti.edu/quonquerthequad.
GOLF TOURNAMENT hosted by Bishop Brady High School in support of the school’s tuition assistance fund will be Sept. 27 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available (contact Kathy Woodfin at email@example.com). Player fees are $100 per person or $400 per foursome and includes green fees, cart, gift bag, continental breakfast and lunch. Contact Maureen Kimball at Bishop Brady at 224-7418 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the events page on bishopbrady.edu.
GOLF TOURNAMENT put on by the Gilford Professional Firefighters Community will be Sept. 27 at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford, with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. and tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the scramble-format game is $90 per golfer or $345 per foursome, if received before Sept. 15. Contact Jeff Madon at email@example.com, or visit facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.
UNH GYMNASTICS team is hosting a Kids’ Night Out Sept. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the UNH Field House. Children age 3 through eighth-grade are invited for gymanstics, games and pizza under the supervision of the gymnastics team. Cost is $25 per child or $40 for two or more children from the same family. Register at unhwildcats.com
NIHOA-NH is seeking hockey officials for high school and prep school. Applicants should be minimum USA Level 2 patched. Visit nihoa-nh.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U14 NH COMETS SOFTBALL team is looking for two players to fill its roster for the 2014 season. Access to indoor practice facilities for team winter workout sessions is included. Contact Dan Morin at email@example.com or 496-7549.
The NH Lightning 16U Gold ASA softball team is in need of a pitcher and catcher to complete its roster. Call 785-6675 to schedule a tryout.
NH LADY CANNONS SOFTBALL have a few roster spots open on its 12U, 14U and 16U teams. Teams have a fall schedule and complete winter workouts at the Concord Sport Center and will compete in seven summer ASA and NSA tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org or 6944-6445.