A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Bow JV girls’ soccer team defeated Hillsboro-Deering, 6-1. Molly Garrett (hat trick), Molly Morrison (goal, two assists), Amanda Murray (goal, two assists) and Elin Warwick (goal, assist) handled the scoring, while Taylor Darrell added a pair of assists as well.
∎ The Concord JV field hockey team fell to Winnacunnet, 2-0. Bea Spencer played well for the attack, Meghan Hall and Ashley Fitcher stood out on defense and goalie Katelyn Butler had a good game with five saves.
∎ The Winnisquam volleyball team beat Belmont, 2-1. Shannon Davies (three aces, five kills, two blocks), Emily Laflam (three aces, 10 assists), Madison Hartford (three kills, three digs, one assist) and Desiree Kuchinsky (10 service points, three aces) led the way for Belmont.
The Concord High freshman boys’ soccer team beat Winnacunnet, 3-0. Ethan Paige, Sanjay Bhandari and Carson Swinger scored for the Crimson Tide, and keeper Brian DeFranzo posted the shutout.
Middle school results
The Hopkinton Middle School cross country team competed in a meet at Three Rivers. Hopkinton’s top five girls were Sydney Stockwell (first place overall), Taylor Clark (sixth), Maura Zankel (eighth), Gabby Lajeunesse (11th) and Sofia Locke (17th), while the top five boys were Simon Doneski (second), Michael Baer (13th), Shepyrd Murdough (14th), Clifton Sullivan (15th) and Joe Sawitsky (16th).
∎ The Pittsfield Middle School girls’ soccer team defeated Farmington, 4-1. Kira Wood scored a hat trick and Olivia Frost added the other goal, while Courtney Butler and Bry Morris also played well for Pittsfield.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ soccer team rallied from a goal down to beat Merrimack Valley, 4-3. Gerry Donahue had a hat trick for the Hawks, and Dustin Rose added the other goal. Carter Quiet, Seamus Quinn and Alex Miller (in net) led the defense.
∎ The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ soccer team lost to Merrimack Valley, 2-0. Mia Bassett, Caroline Lawrence and Abby Santis had strong performances for a Hawks team that played well overall but couldn’t find a goal.
∎ The Bow Memorial girls’ soccer team shut out Three Rivers, 5-0. Zoe Jukoski, Brianna Boone, Shannon Murray, Dana Fahey and Emma Gagne were the goal scorers for Bow.
∎ The Henniker Community School competed in a cross country race at the Well School. Alana Sevigny, Maddy Dionne and Delaney Forrestall were the top finishers for the girls, and Brandon Langdon, Will Connor and Riley Brooks led the way for the boys.
∎ The Bow Memorial field hockey team defeated Merrimack Valley, 2-0. Sonya Delorie scored on an assist from Shannon Ford before going on to provide an assist for Katie Belgley’s goal. Karly Elliott played well on defense, and Jennie Ess was solid in the midfield.
The Hopkinton Soccer Club boys’ U11-13 team defeated Tri-Town, 5-4. Peyton Marshall, Hunter Boissy and Brendan Elrick led the defense, while five different players scored for Hopkinton.
The Checkmate Pizza Concord Capitals girls’ U12 team beat Tewksbury Redcats U12, 4-1. Paige Dumont led the way with a goal and two assists, while Ella Roberge, Sofia Weber and Raelyn Roberts all added goals. Isabelle Benoit notched two assists for Checkmate.
Becky Gauthier won the Point Quota Tournament at the Concord Country Club. She finished three points ahead of her quota. Martha Hastings took second place, finishing two points above her quota. Terry Blake, Jan Steenbeke, Gretchen Knapton and Cindall Morrison all tied for third place (one point up).
∎ In the latest Valley Seniors tounament, the quarter of Paul Lazdowski (New London), Vic Laro (Newbury), Bob Rex (New London) and Robert Foehl (New London) won the Bretwood South Four-Man Team Championship with a gross score of 69.
The Proctor Academy boys’ soccer team defeated New Hampton, 4-0.
∎ The Proctor girls’ soccer defeated Vermont Academy, 3-0. Julia Sargent and Nikka Paulin provided the goals. Meaghan Sheehy paced the midfield, Bailey Powers excelled at the stopper position, and goalies Amber Wilson and Catherine Doheny combined for the shutout.
∎ The Proctor field hockey team bested undefeated Kimball Union, 5-0. Fiona Dougan, Kate Pattison, Rachel Moore, Hannah Brochu and Greer Brodie-Hall were the goalscorers. Lexi Tilton provided an assist, and Haley Parker had a great game. Baird Davis, Monica Newton and Alix Thurston were tough defensively in front of goalie Taylor Methven.
New Hampton result
The New Hampton girls’ soccer team beat Gould Academy, 4-1. Hilary Cashin, Hanne Haldorson, Cara Vogel and Alisha Gilbert scored for the Huskies.
The Holderness JV boys’ soccer team beat Tilton, 5-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity field hockey team topped Tilton, 7-0.
∎ The Holderness varsity girls’ soccer team lost to Brewster, 3-1.
∎ The Holderness varsity boys’ soccer team beat Tilton, 2-0.
∎ The Holderness cross country team came in first with a score of 24 to place ahead of Kimball Union (33 points), New Hampton (49) and Vermont Academy (67).
The Tilton School girls’ varsity soccer team fell to Kimball Union Academy, 1-0. Tiana Cass, Katherine O’Brien, Stasia Bogacz and Leah Corson led a strong Rams defensive effort, while goalie Mack Stephen made three saves.
Loudon’s Mark Roy, a member of the NHTI men’s cross country team, was named the YSCC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week after finishing seventh overall at the Raider Invitational last weekend and helping the Lynx to place first overall.
∎ Senior Molly Todd, from Epsom, scored the first two goals of a 6-1 win for the Plymouth State women’s soccer team over Lyndon State. Todd leads the team in goals this season with three.
The New Hampshire Comets will host an open softball workout today at Sanel Park. There is no cost for the clinic, and it is open to the public. As long as the weather is good, the workout starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until dark. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Bow youth basketball
Bow youth basketball registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
Concord Rec. programs
Concord Parks & Recreation will hold the following programs in the coming weeks: Mini Kickers (ages 2-5) soccer class on Tuesdays (10:30-11:30 a.m.) from Oct. 15-Nov. 19 and Wednesdays (1-2 p.m.) from Oct. 16-Nov. 20; Inside Out Development (grades 5-12) basketball camp on Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16; ice skating lessons (ages four to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters from Oct. 19-Nov. 23 (space is limited). Visit the White Park office, go to concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
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.
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.
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.
Racquet Club of Concord, on behalf of the Comstock Lode Senior Tennis Group, is seeking women and men players age 50 and older who are available to play Wednesday mornings from 10:30-noon. Contact Phil Pahl at 219-0905 or email@example.com, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manual Wheelchair Softball for Team NH is hopeful of starting next summer. The game is played on a blacktop surface with a 16”/14” softball utilizing standard softball bats. Practice will start late next spring with games being played next summer. If you utilize a manual wheelchair and are interested in playing softball, contact Norm Harrison at 321-0461 or norm.harrison@yahoo.
MERRIMACK VALLEY YOUTH Baseball and Softball will hold its annual election meeting Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Penacook Community Center. All positions are open. The organization is chartered by Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and NH Babe Ruth Softball to provide activities for boys ages 5-15 and girls 5-16 from the towns of Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster, Loudon (softball only) and Andover (only Babe Ruth baseball).
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 Saturday at Everett Arena.
VALLEY DRAGONS ASA softball will hold tryouts Sunday at Barnstead Elementary School. U12 is from noon-2 p.m.; U10 from 2-4 p.m. (age cutoff is Dec. 31). No tryout fee. Contact email@example.com or visit dragonssoftball.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, a cross-country ski assistant coach and an Alpine 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.
Bishop Brady High is looking for a JV boys’ basketball head coach, a JV girls’ basketball head coach, and varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach for the 2013-14 school year. Email a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, at email@example.com or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a JV baseball coach for the 2013-14 school year. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé and three references to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 942-5531.
BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at email@example.com or 228-2210 extension 303.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL has openings for a boys’ basketball coach and a girls’ basketball 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.
Hopkinton Middle School is looking for a boys’ basketball coach for the 2013-14 season. Send a résumé to David Chase, Hopkinton Middle School Athletic Director, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH 03229 or email to email@example.com. Coaching or playing experience preferred.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registrations for its next five-week session of Little Strikers/Mini Strikers soccer clinics, starting Oct. 19 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.
TUNE-UP BASKETBALL camp for children in grades 6-10 is open for registration. All games will be played at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. The nine-game schedule begins Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 9. Registration fee is $45. Contact John Carrigg at 279 1090 or email@example.com.
Basketball clinics are being offered at Abbott-Downing Elementary School for 7th- and 8th-grade girls and boys. The clinics will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 27. Contact Glenn Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Owen at email@example.com.
NEW HAMPTON SCHOOL is offering tennis, basketball, lacrosse and adventure camps running Saturdays through Nov. 6. All activities are for grades K-6 and take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The adventure clinic takes place at the Alpine Tower on Burleigh Mountain, and activities include a ropes course, short hikes and cooperative games. Call 677-3508 or email Jonathan Schwab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickleball will be played weekly on Monday mornings in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon at the Merrill Park tennis courts. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Fred LaFontaine at 748-1619.
MERRIMACK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL field hockey team will be playing for diabetes awareness on Friday when the Pride takes on Kennett. A bake sale, raffle and diabetes information will be available. The game will be tomorrow at 4 p.m. at MVHS.
Concord basketball will host an open gym for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter. The program will be held Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. The open gym will include weight-room access. Contact Coach John Finnegan at 491-4989.
MIXED SCOTCH CITY GOLF event will be held Oct. 13 at Loudon Country Club. This will be the closing city event and includes a shotgun start, carts and lunch as part of the entry fee for a couple at $80 per team. Registration forms are located at host clubs of the InterClub network, and the deadline to sign up is approaching.
JOHN STARK FOOTBALL Booster Club is building a brick patio in front of the newly -completed press box (also funded by the Booster Club), and it is selling personalized bricks for those who want to have their own personal message on the patio. The second phase of the patio is under construction now, and people must place their orders by Oct. 14 to have their bricks installed, which will allow the patio to be completed by Stark’s final home game on Nov. 2 (a game where the team will honor its seniors and pay respect to veterans who played for the Stark football team). Costs for the bricks are $49.99 or $79.99, depending on size. Contact David Hewey at email@example.com, or call 231-1319.
UNH ski program will hold its annual ski sale at the UNH Field House Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Skis, boards, skates and apparel, both new and used, will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the UNH Ski Program. There will also be a free raffle for New Hampshire ski area passes. The public is invited to sell their own equipment. Contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at 512-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NH LEGENDS OF HOCKEY will induct five individuals – including Concord’s Harvey Smith, Mark Stuckey and Ted Rice, as well as Dick Bradley and Beatrice “Bea” Lambert, who each played important roles in the history of Berlin hockey – Oct. 27 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. In addition, the Legends will also pay tribute to the Concord High School boys’ and girls’ ice hockey programs. Concord’s boys’ varsity team dates back to the 1933-34 season, with the girls’ program being formed in 1993-94. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon are now available for purchase. Contact Jim Hayes at email@example.com or go to nhlegendsofhockey.com.
EVERETT ARENA is open for ice activities. Public skating is Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Skate rentals are available in the pro shop. Adult stick practice for ages 14 and older is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:20 a.m., and through Nov. 21 is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; helmet and gloves required. Youth stick practice for ages 13 and younger is Fridays through Nov. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; full equipment required. Call Everett Arena at 228-2784.