A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Concord Crew wins
Members of Concord Crew competed at the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, Mass., on Sunday, with the girls’ novice four and the boys’ novice four both finishing first. The team competed on a 5,800-meter course against teams from throughout the Northeast.
The Concord High JV football team (5-0) defeated Londonderry, 33-20. Leading the offense were Sam Dixon, Jeff Hoadley and Hunter Archambault. The defense played well with John Jellue, Chris McAllister, Tom O’Brien and Ben Nelson leading the way.
∎ The Merrimack Valley JV football team picked up its first win of the season, beating Pembroke, 20-6. Evan Martin scored two touchdowns, one on a 45-yard run and the other on a 55-yard reception from Megan Johnston, with a big block from Bradford Merrill. Caleb Planchette blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone by Ryan Neylon for a TD. Defensively, Taylor Hughes had two sacks, Mitch Filion had an interception and linebacker Trevor Hardy was tough against the run.
Middle school results
The Deerfield Middle School boys’ cross country team placed four runners in the top 10 to win the 23rd annual Thetford Woods race with the fastest-ever team average time of 10:01 on a challenging 2,700-meter course. MacKenzie Forest (sixth), David Cook (seventh), Evan Tanguay (eighth), Curtis Comrie (ninth) and Ryan Devine (13th) led the way. Deerfield’s 43 points easily beat the rest of the 16-team field. All five of the Deerfield girls finished in the top 30 to lead the team to a second-place finish, losing to the winning team by only eight points. Sara Zarakotas (15th), Serena Britos (19th), Piper Kilgore (25th), Julianna Fusco (27th) and Julianna Fifield (29th) were the scoring runners.
∎ Oliver Spencer of Rundlett Middle School won the individual title and the Deerfield Middle School boys won the team title at the middle school Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park last week. David Cook (eighth), Forest MacKenzie (ninth), Evan Tanguay (11th), Ryan Devine (15th) and Curtis Comrie (16th) scored for Deerfield. Spencer covered the 2.1-mile course in 12:13, ahead of teammates Alexander Duncan (25th), Winsor Bean (39th) , Nathaniel Nichols (41st) and Liam Conery (42nd). Rundlett finished fourth as a team. Jake Reynolds finished second in the 410-runner field to lead Weare to 16th place. On the girls’ side, Rundlett finished fifth behind Gabrielle Czerula (21st), Nicole LeBrun (26th), Heather Deacon (33rd), Maggie Whitcomb (34th) and Brighid Weeden (35th). Sarah Zarakotas, Serena Britos, Piper Kilgore, Julianna Fusco and Julia Fifield scored for 10th-place Deerfield. Weare was 15th behind top runner Laura Martin (24th).
∎ Bow Memorial field hockey defeated Kearsarge, 4-0. Goal scorers were Katie Begley (assist Elizabeth Guertin), Sonya Delorie (assist Shannon Ford), Ford (assist Katie Jenkins) and Lauren Roy. Hannah Hayes played well on offense as did Meredith Krause at midfield and Natalie Kaye on defense.
∎ The Henniker Community School cross country team competed against Weare, Hillsboro-Deering and Epsom on its home course. In the girls’ race, Laura Martin from Weare placed first followed by Anna Ishak (second), Ashley Audet (thirrd), Tyler Descoteau (fifth), and Elizabeth Aubin (sixth). Henniker had strong races from Jasmine Cambell (fourth), Alana Sevigny (20th), Delaney Forrestall (25th), Nadia Healy (28th) and Allyah Day (29th). Epsom was led by Madison Carbone (seventh), Brianne Chase (eighth), Sage Reed (10th), Ali Kingcanning (15th) and Maria Lamontangne (16th). Ruthie Robinson (ninth), Adanja Minard (13th) and Cierra Horton (14th) paced Hillsboro-Deering. The boys’ race was won by Jake Reynolds from Weare with teammates Owen Payeur (eighth), Jack Flanders (ninth), Eamon Scott (14th), and Ian Combs (18th) rounded out Weare’s scoring. The Henniker team was led by Brandon Langdon (second) followed by Evan Lamphere (10th), Will Connors (11th), Colin Astholz (12th) and Joseph Wegman (13th). Epsom had the third-place finisher, Jaydon Anderson, ahead of teammates Hayden Goyette (fifth), Tyler Pepin (15th), Owen Thomas (16th), and Travis Lufkin (20th). Hillsboro-Deering had strong races from Landon McClure (fourth), Julien Howl (sixth), Gunner Hagstrom (19th), Ambrose Meadows (29th) and Sean Austin (33rd).
∎ The Rundlett Middle School A volleyball team was defeated by Pennichuk, 16-25, 25-22, 9-15. The Blue Dukes offense was led by Catherine Reynolds at the service line with five aces, followed by Hailey Rand with three aces and one kill. Maria Wimpey and Anita DiBuono helped control the net with several blocks each.
Andy Cole had a hat trick to lead the Rowley Agency CYHA Bantam 1 team over Dorchester. Andy Cole scored a hat trick, while Josh Holden (goal, assist), Ethan Donlon (goal), Brandon Tibbetts (assist) and Riley Drew (assist) all contributed to the scoring.
∎ The Concord Capital Sig Academy Squirt 1 team beat Tri-Valley, 5-0. Ryan Doherty and Tyler Coskren each scored two goals and Zachary Drew scored one. Joey Tarbell, Cam McGonigle and Mark Hinkell had assists. Goalie John Hinkell recorded his fifth shutout of the season.
The Hopkinton Soccer Club U14 girls’ “Lunachix” team lost to Dover SA, 4-3. Grace Clark scored twice and Mara Grady added a goal. Izzabella Warren had an assist, goalie Emily Wightman made some terrific saves, Anna Hoffman worked hard in the midfield and Lauren Secore played a strong defensive game.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club U11 girls’ “Footfire” team beat Timberwolves SC, 2-0. Michaela Penafiel and Caitlin Clark scored, with Lilia Klingler providing an assist. Goalie Megan Kimball-Rhines posted her second shutout of the season. Footfire also lost to Bedford Athletic Club, 3-0. Emily Nestler was creative on offense, Maddy Rhynhart was steady in the backfield, and Clark distributed the ball well.
∎ The Bow Soccer Club U10 girls (4-1) won a pair of games over the weekend. Bow beat Vermont Lightening, 5-1, behind goals from Addison Trefethen, Ashlyn Long (two), Madison Roberge and Cailyn Benson. Bow also beat the Lakes Region SC, 2-1. Ava Kehas and Kelly Harris scored. The defensive tandem of Alley Boone and Jessica Chamberlin played well in front of goalie Cailyn Benson.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club girls’ U12 team (2-3) lost to Norwich, Vt. Sydney Stockwell made solid contributions on defense while Sophie Potter played a strong game at three different positions.
St. Michael’s cross country runner Lindy Heffernan of Sutton Mills placed fifth in 19:26 at the Keene State College Invitational. The junior helped lead the Purple Knights to a fourth-place team finish and was the team’s second fastest runner.
Sant Bani result
The Sant Bani boys’ soccer team fell to the Proctor JV1 team, 3-1, on Friday. Ander Trevino Aizpurua played well in goal for Sant Bani.
Open gym for girls’ high school basketball players in the area will be held at Concord High School on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. Open gym is an opportunity for girls to shoot around as well as play in pick-up games. Open gyms will run through October and November. For more info or questions, contact Coach Achilles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-1873.
Ski jump coach needed
Hopkinton High School is looking for a varsity ski jumping coach. Applicants should have ski jump experience and should contact Athletic Director Dan Meserve at email@example.com.
The New Hampshire Comets will host their last softball workout of the season this Thursday at Sanel Park from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The clinic is free of charge, open to the public and all ages are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
A flag football tournament will be held Nov. 9 at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. Registration is $80 before Oct. 18 and $100 after Oct. 18. Space is limited. Checks should be made out to NHTI, Concord’s Community College, and checks or cash along with the tournament registration form can be dropped off at the NHTI Athletic Offices in the NHTI Wellness Center. Contact Bridget Hersey at email@example.com and leave a message with your contact information and team name.
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.
Concord basketball is holding open gym time for CHS students planning to participate in basketball this winter on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The open gym includes weight-room access.
COE-BROWN GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL team is holding its annual “Pink Out” game tomorrow at 6 p.m. against St. Thomas. The game is used as a fundraiser to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The volleyball players have received pledges, and all proceeds from the game will be donated.
MIXED SCOTCH CITY GOLF event will be held Sunday 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 and it is selling personalized bricks for those who want to have their own personal message on the patio. Orders must be placed by Monday to allow the patio to be completed by Stark’s final home game on Nov. 2 (a game in which 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Racquet Club of Concord, on behalf of the Comstock Lode Senior Tennis Group, is seeking female and male players ages 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.
LAKES REGION WOMEN’S HOCKEY Club has an opening for the 2013-14 season. Games are held Tuesday nights, beginning Oct. 15 at the Laconia Ice Arena from 8:15-9:45 p.m. No experience is required, but women must be at least 21 years old and have full hockey equipment. Contact Sara Rosenbloom at 528-6393 or email@example.com.
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 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 Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16; ice skating lessons (ages 4 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.
BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
PATS PEAK SKI TEAM is open for enrollment for the 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.
Indoor soccer league registrations, 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 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. 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 2013-14 school year: varsity Alpine skiing, JV baseball, JV softball, JV girls’ lacrosse and JV boys’ lacrosse. Send a résumé, letter of interest and three 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 School is looking for a JV boys’ basketball head coach, a JV girls’ basketball head coach and a 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. 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.
Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 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. Contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a letter of interest, résumé and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.
HILLSBORO-DEERING HIGH SCHOOL has the following coaching vacancies for 2013-14: varsity girls’ softball head coach, JV girls’ softball coach and JV girls’ basketball coach. Apply online at hdsd.org and attach a letter of intent, résumé and three letters of reference. Contact Jim O’Rourke, Hillsboro-Deering High principal, at email@example.com with any questions.
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 of all ages and all abilities. For prices and availability, call 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.
Softball Clinic offered by the New Hampshire Comets will be held at Sanel Park from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. The clinics are open to the public and all ages are welcome. Weather permitting, the Thursday clinics will run through October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball clinics for boys and girls will be held at NHTI’s Wellness Center gym as follows: Saturday 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 email@example.com or call 271-6484 ext. 4209.
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, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball clinics are being offered at Abbot-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 email@example.com or Scott Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.