A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
High school soccer
The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ soccer team tied Fall Mountain, 0-0, behind a six-save effort from Connor Lane, who posted his third shutout in four games with strong support from defender Sid Livingston. “H-D had a slight advantage in possession and kept the ball a little closer to the Fall Mountain net than their own, but neither team could generate any consistent scoring threat,” Hillcats Coach Will Titus said. Troy Girard rang a shot off the crossbar late in the second half and Fall Mountain hit a crossbar of its own in overtime.
∎ The H-D girls’ soccer team lost to Hopkinton, 1-0. Sarah Ingalls and Breahna Savoy anchored the defense for H-D in front of goalie Emma Moore (14 saves). Makayla Savoy and Paytne Walker played well in the midfield, and Kymberlee Bergstresser and Bridgette Winters kept the pressure on offensively.
The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team defeated Hillsboro-Deering, 5-0. After a scoreless first half, Somer Bryant (two), Lillias Whitehead, Hannah Wood and Caitie McGlashan broke through for Hopkinton. Lexi Wheeler also had a terrific offensive game and Ivanna Doval led the defense to the team’s second straight shutout.
Middle school results
Second-seeded Pittsfield finished runner-up in the Suncook Valley League soccer tournament, falling to Gilmanton in the final, 3-1. Pittsfield won its first game, 8-0, and prevailed 4-1 in the semifinals. Cam Darrah, Kegan Vincent, Colby Wolf, Jesse MacGlashing and Matt St. George stood out over the three games.
∎ The Bow Memorial field hockey team lost to Rundlett A, 4-1, then beat Merrimack Valley, 3-1, in tournament play. Katie Jenkins scored the lone goal in the first game and had two assists in the second. PJ Shaw scored once and Sonya Delorie twice in the second game. Katie Begley was also instrumental in Bow’s success, with the team finishing with a 15-2 regular-season mark.
The New Hampshire Distributors Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 hockey team fell to Reading, Mass., 6-4. Parker Savoy, Ben Marceau, Colby Despres and Brian McDonough scored for Concord, while Cameron Brown, Aidan Pope and Zan Alberici had assists.
∎ The Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano’s PeeWee 3 team beat Nashua 3, 3-1, behind goals from Nate Carter, Colin Platt and Graham Lewis. Brendan McLaren provided an assist, and Gavin Brown and Scott Prospert gave outstanding efforts.
Youth field hockey
The Bow and Concord 3rd- and 4th-grade field hockey teams played to a 2-2 tie to end their seasons. Rylee Constant and Elena Roy played strong offensively. Maddie McLeod and Sidney Virta played an all-around good game. Ava Wing did a great job in goal in the second half for Bow. Felicity Wheldon and Malorey Sieradski scored for Concord.
Eric Saucier and Glen Shattuck won the Beaver Meadow Fall Member Guest with a 3-under par 141. Eddie Collins and Joe Holman were one shot back, followed by Sung Joo Lim and Dae Young Ko at 147, and Trevor Moore and Bryan Marabella at 149.
Hooksett’s Ramiro Osorio scored twice to lead the NHTI men’s soccer team over Southern Maine CC, 2-0, in the YSCC semifinals.
∎ Loudon’s Mark Roy placed eighth overall and third for NHTI in 31:08, earning All-Conference honors and helping the Lynx capture the YSCC championship. Henniker’s Liz Anderson was 12th overall and second for the Lynx in 28:54, but the NHTI women’s team didn’t have enough runners for a team score.
∎ Concord’s Joe Graffy made four saves in goal in the Brandeis men’s soccer team’s 3-1 loss to Emory.
Hopkinton’s Hannah Richard scored her seventh goal of the season for her 49th career point in the UNH field hockey team’s 3-0 victory over Bucknell.
Sled dog meet & greet
A sled dog “meet & greet” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in Center Sandwich in preparation for the Sandwich Sled Dog Race. Local mushers and their dogs will hook up their dry land rigs and complete a course around the fairgrounds. Food and drinks will be available, and volunteers are needed to help. Visit sandwichsidehillers.com/ or contact Julie Dolan at email@example.com or Marsha Colcord at 986-8375.
BOW YOUTH BASKETBALL registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Visit bowathleticclub.com.
CONCORD FENCING CLUB is offering introductory, intermediate and competitive fencing instruction in foil, epee and sabre fencing. Introductory foil lessons for children ages 7-14 (5:45-7 p.m.) and adults 14 and up (7:15-8:30 p.m.) meet on Mondays. A wheelchair foil program meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. A new eight-week session begins today. Fencers from the same family receive a discount. For more information, class schedules and costs, visit concordfencingclub.org or call 224-3560.
CONCORD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB winter basketball (for boys grades 3-12 and girls grades 3-8) signups have been extended through tomorrow. Visit the 15 Shawmut St. unit (at Eastman School) between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. to fill out a registration form. No payment is necessary until the player has tried out and made a team. Visit concordkids.org, or email Athletic Director Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.org.
Floor hockey through Bow Recreation begins Thursday. There are still openings in the following classes: 3-year-olds Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. or 12:45-1:15 p.m., cost is $30 ($35 for non-residents) for the 6-week program; ages 4-6 Thursdays from 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:15 p.m. for $40 ($45 for non-residents); grades 5-8 Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for $45 ($50). No experience needed. Call 228-2222.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS Indoor Sports Facility in Bow is accepting indoor soccer league registration, for both teams and individuals, ages 4 to over 40, for the next 12-week session of soccer, which begins Friday. Leagues are available for boys, girls, men, women and adult coed. Beginners are welcome, and there are different divisions for each ability level. Hour-long games are played weekly, with each age group playing on the same day each week. Call 226-4646, or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.
RUNDLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL signups for winter sports are as follows: basketball (grades 7-8), Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30 in the main gym; cheerleading (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in Room 403; wrestling (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in the NAR; Nordic skiing (grades 6-8), Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30 in Room 508. Basketball tryout schedule is as follows, with girls at Abbot-Downing gym and boys at Rundlett: Nov. 4, grades 7-8 girls 3:45-5:30 p.m., grade 8 boys 3:45-5:30, grade 7 boys 5:15-7; Nov. 5, grade 7 girls 3:45-5:30, grade 8 girls 5:15-7, grade 7 boys 3:45-5:30, grade 8 boys 5:15-7; Nov. 6, grade 8 girls 3:45-5:15, grade 7 girls 5-6:30, grade 8 boys 3:45-5:15, grade 7 boys 5-6:30. First day of practice/tryouts for other sports is Dec. 2, with wrestling from 3:45-5:45 in the NAR, Nordic skiing 3:30-5 in Room 508, and cheering 3:30-5:30 in the MPR.
CONCORD RECREATION will hold the following programs in the coming weeks: basketball for ages 4-grade 6 (grade 3-6 leagues for Concord/Penacook residents only); basketball for grades 7-12 (Concord/Penacook residents only); indoor futsal (grades 3-6) classes run Saturdays from Nov. 2-23 (grades 3-4 meet from 9:30-10:45 a.m., and grades 5-6 meet from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) at the Christa McAuliffe Gym; Inside Out Development (grades 5-12) Basketball Camp Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16; archery lessons (ages 6 and up) on Fridays or Saturdays at the Heights Community Center Nov.1 and 2 through mid-December; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters from Saturday-Nov. 23, with no class on Nov. 30 (space is limited; do not register at the arena). Visit the 14 Canterbury Rd. office, go to concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
CONCORD HIGH WINTER sports signups will be held Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at CHS in the following locations: girls’ basketball, Room 2038; girls’ hockey, room 2047; spirit, room 2043; boys’ basketball, gym; boys’ hockey, room 3090; wrestling, room 2138; indoor track, mini gym; Alpine skiing, student center (upper level near gym); Nordic skiing, lecture hall room 2038; ski jumping, room 2041; swimming, room 2037.
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.
CONCORD HIGH School has openings for 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaching or playing experience preferred.
A LOCAL INDOOR POOL is looking for a lifeguard and swim instructor. Call 224-7787 for details.
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 3-10), 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.
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, with one more clinic left. Contact Glenn Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Owen at email@example.com.
NH BASKETBALL COACHES Organization Fall Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held at Exeter High School Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featured clinicians are the Tilton School’s Marcus O’Neil, Plymouth State’s Andrew Novack and Bishop Guertin’s Jim Migneault. Cost is $35 for pre-registered coaches; group discounts are available. Coaches of all levels are welcome. A complete brochure can be found at eteamz.com/nhbco, or contact Jeff Holmes at 531-0466, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDOOR SOCCER 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.
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.
CONCORD SPORTS CENTER will offer hitting clinics Saturdays from Nov. 9-30 at 9-11 a.m. The cost is $35 per session, or pre-register for all four and pay $120. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 944-6445.
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.
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 email@example.com or 860-1873.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCCER CHALLENGE state competition for children ages 10-14 will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at The College of St. Mary Magdelan, 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner. Call Joel Ackerman, State Youth Director, at 594-0299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NH LEGENDS OF HOCKEY is hosting its 12th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Sunday at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s inductees include Concord’s Harvey Smith, Mark Stuckey and Ted Rice, as well as Dick Bradley and Beatrice “Bea” Lambert. The Legends are also paying tribute to the Concord High School boys’ and girls’ programs. The guest speaker is Tara Mounsey, who played for the CHS boys’ team and later starred at Brown University and was a key member of the U.S. National and Olympic hockey teams. Duncan Mathews, former captain and head coach, will also address the history of Concord hockey. Contact Jim Hayes at email@example.com or 731-4168.
UNH ski program will hold its annual ski sale at the UNH Field House Sunday 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.
JOHN STARK GENERALS Football Boosters Club is honoring both the team’s alumni and its graduating seniors Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the final game of the season against Con-Val. Any football alums who would like to be involved should contact Boosters Club President Tony Sawyer at email@example.com.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is hosting a “Try Hockey For Free Day” event Nov. 2 from 10-10:50 a.m. Register at tryhockeyforfree.com. Kids 4-10 years of age should pre-register. Call Jeremy at 270-1024.
Flag football tournament will be held Nov. 9 at NHTI. Teams can be co-ed and need to have 10 players. Registration is $100. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message with your contact information and team name.
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.
Basketball tournament, the Andover Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tournament, will be held Dec. 26-27 at Proctor Academy. There are still openings for one boys’ team and one girls’ team. Contact Dick O’Connell at email@example.com or call 934-0245.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kevin Lew-Hanson at 219-0292 or email@example.com.
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.
Battle of the Badges charity ice hockey game, which raises money for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, needs firefighters and police officers to participate in the game. Participants must register online at chadhockey.org in order to be eligible for tryouts. Ice times are as follows: Oct. 28 5-6:30 p.m. (firefighters) and 6:45-8:15 p.m. (police), and Nov. 4 5-6:30 p.m. (police) and 6:45-8:15 p.m. (firefighters).
CONCORD MEN’S BASKETBALL League season is under way. Teams interested in participating should contact Andy Pappas at 545-4305 for information.
Bow Soccer Club will hold its annual meeting Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bow Middle School. All are welcome to attend.
CONCORD HIGH winter sports Meet the Coach Night is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Team photos will be held Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at CHS.