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JV results

The Concord High boys’ soccer team defeated Winnacunnet, 6-1. Cass Parker made six saves in goal, with strong defense from Chris Ciolfi and Mattias Lambert. Ethan Dupre (two goals) and Drew Graff (one goal) led the offense for the Tide (6-2).

∎ The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team defeated Merrimack Valley, 8-0. Brendan Godin recorded the shutout in goal. Patrick Berry and Glenn Dion played well up top for Pembroke, while Logan Young contributed defensively. Connor Locke and Nick Locke also played well in the midfield.

∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team won in double overtime against John Stark, 1-0. Joe Cullinan got the game-winner by heading in a cross from Owen Kanter. Evan Schindewolf, Carmen Repucci and Eric Hauschild all played well.

∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated John Stark, 1-0. Hawks netminder Abby Houston recorded her fourth straight shutout with the support of a strong defense led by Sierra Schuster, Caitie McGlashan and Ivanna Doval. Somer Bryant scored the match’s lone goal on a corner kick from Catherine O’Keeffe and Caitlin Ball.

Freshman result

The Concord High freshman football team (3-1) beat Londonderry, 22-8, on the road. Kyle Bean threw a touchdown pass to Will Coles and ran for another TD of his own. Christian McClellan also ran for a touchdown behind the blocking of Jon Henderson. The defense was anchored by the play of Dylan Burbank and Austin Lewis. Brett Gentlely had a key onside kick recovery.

Unified soccer

The Concord High unified soccer team (1-3) notched its first win of the season against Keene, 5-4. Drew Nadeau and Sean Daley each scored two goals and Connor Reid added one. Thomas Boyce made seven saves in goal.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School girls’ A soccer team defeated Bow, 3-0. Grace Devanny scored a pair of goals and Ashley Kelley scored one. Caitlyn Kelley, Maddy Therrien and Michaela Hayes played well. Nicole Cacciola had the shutout in goal. Megan Remick, Sofia Darrell, Miah Munro and Danni DesRuisseaux all played well for Bow.

∎ The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team (9-0) remained undefeated by defeating Bow, 9-1. Gopal Timsina, Josh Adams and Chris Picard had two tallies apiece. Jhulindra Achayra, Taylor Silverstein and Liam Devanny scored single goals. Gavin Moody and Nir Kumar Dumai led a strong defense. Dalton Mutz and Chris Picard shared the win in goal.

∎ The Bow Memorial field hockey team defeated Hopkinton, 4-3. Katie Begley scored twice on assists from Sonya Delorie, and Begley assisted on Delorie’s goal. Lauren Roy scored her first goal. Isabelle Dolcino passed well, while Elizabeth Guertin and PJ Shaw played well at midfield. Chloe Wood (from Amelia Thomas), Lyndon Flanagan and Tora Thornley scored for Hopkinton. Goalie Maddie McCluskey made 12 saves, and midfielders Bekah Underwood and Fiona Beane contributed to strong defensive play.

Tilton School result

The Tilton School participated in a five-team cross country race at Cardigan Mountain School. Josh Weinmann captured second in a field of 50, while Joselyn Fuller took eighth place for the girls’ race. Thanakorn Thaminkaew had his best race of the year, finishing in 14th. Courtney Burrell came in 10th for the girls.

NHTI basketball clinic

NHTI is hosting basketball clinics for both boys and girls at the Wellness Center gym on the following days and times: Oct. 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8), Oct. 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8), Oct. 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-10), Nov. 2 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-12), Nov. 9 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-12), Nov. 16 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. (grades 3-10) and Dec. 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 3-8). Contact NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan at or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.

Indoor soccer

Little Strikers indoor soccer clinic registrations for children ages 3-6 are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. The five-week session begins Oct. 19. Cost is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5 and 6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3 and 4). Other clinics are available for ages 6 to adult, starting Nov. 4 and running for six weeks. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9 to adult. Sessions run consecutively from November through April. To register or for more information, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.

∎ Indoor soccer league, for both teams and individuals ages 4 to over 40, are being accepted at FieldHouse Sports. The next 12-week session begins the week of Oct. 19 or Oct. 26, depending on the age group. There are boys’, girls’, men’s, women’s and coed adult leagues for all abilities. Cost per player is approximately $5.50 to $7 per week. Call 226-4646.

Coaches needed

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-2014 school year: varsity Alpine skiing, JV baseball, JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse 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

∎  The Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-2014 school year: girls’ middle school basketball, boys’ middle school baseball, boys’ JV baseball and girls’ varsity softball. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. All interested applicants should contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics at Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St, Pittsfield, NH 03263.


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 and follow the link to online registrations. Tuition for Learn to Skate is $139 per session, and it begins tomorrow 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 or visit

CONCORD 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, or call 225-8690.

BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit

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, 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.

Coaches needed

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:

PEMBROKE ACADEMY is seeking a girls’ varsity assistant basketball coach. 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

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

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 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, or call 942-5531.

BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a varsity Alpine ski coach. Contact athletic administrator Jim Kaufman at 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:

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 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 to see the schedule of courses, or call Karen Jenovese at 724-7484, or email

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

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

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 or Scott Owen at

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


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 today 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. 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, 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

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 or go to

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.

PLayers needed

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 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 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, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or

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.

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