A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team lost to Souhegan, 52-47. Jason Cleveland led the Bears with 19 points.
∎ The Pembroke girls’ JV basketball team fell to Lebanon, 33-17. The Spartans were led by Mackenzie Leblanc’s strong defensive effort.
∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV basketball team (3-0) defeated Stevens, 35-27. Katelyn Symonds led the Hawks offense with 19 points (6-for-8 from the free throw line), while Kasey Smith scored nine points and tallied a team-leading seven steals. Both Alexis Blanchette and Caroline Flood had five steals a piece and played tough defense, and Aimee Echelberger scored her first two points of the season.
∎ The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team fell to Newport, 69-50. Canes Monta had 17 points and eight steals for the Hillcats. Jake Dyer had 11 rebounds in the losing effort.
∎ The Hillsboro-Deering girls’ JV basketball team lost to Newport, 30-28, despite 12 points from Kiersten Clough and six from Krystina Stevens.
The Pembroke boys’ freshman basketball team lost to Lebanon, 34-28. Adam Caplette led the Spartans with nine points and 16 rebounds, while Colin Ramsdell and Matt Beaucher each scored eight points.
St. Paul’s result
The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team edged New Hampton, 4-3. Shayna Tomlinson scored two goals and had an assist, with the other two goals coming from Isabel Stoddard and Finley Frechette. Brooke Avery had three assists, while Caitrin Lonergan and Bridget Carey also tallied an assist each.
The Tilton School boys’ varsity hockey team topped Proctor, 4-3. Sean O’Brien led the Rams with two goals, with the other two scores coming from Anthony D’Alessandro and Trevor Massey. Nick Tomljenovic assisted on a pair of the goals. Goaltender Andrew Herrmann made 31 saves.
∎ The Tilton boys’ varsity ‘B’ hockey team defeated New Hampton, 6-2. Brendan Hickey scored twice for the Rams, while Griffin Sperry, Jason Bogacz, Jakub Myska and Danny Notice also scored. Bogacz and Sperry also added assists.
The Proctor Academy girls’ varsity hockey team defeated Kimball Union Academy, 2-0.
The skating rink at White Park is now open. The ice on the ponds at White Park and Beaver Meadow Golf Course is too thin at this time, but the Rollins Park skating area will be ready early next week. The cross country ski trails at Memorial Field will be groomed tomorrow morning, while Concord Parks & Rec hopes to have the ski trails at Beaver Meadow open early next week as well. Visit concordnh.gov/recreation.
Softball clinics are being hosted by the Concord Sports Center and the NH Lady Cannons from 8-9 a.m. as follows: today (hitting); and Dec. 21 (pitchers and catchers). Cost of each clinic is $35. Contact Russ Saucier at Russ.email@example.com.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS is accepting registration for its Indoor Soccer Skills Clinics for ages 6 to adult. The next six-week session of clinics begins Monday and is coached by Mark Ruest, Director of the NH Soccer Academy and longtime Director of Coaching for the NH Soccer Association. All ages and abilities are welcome for these one-hour clinics, and class size is limited. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8, and $65 for ages 9 to adult. Sessions run consecutively from November through April. To register as a team or individual, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.
CONCORD HIGH SOFTBALL workouts for prospective players will be held Sundays during the winter. The first four dates are as follows: Dec. 22 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Dec. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Jan. 5 from 9:30-11 a.m.; Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet in the CHS mini gym.
Hockey Winter Mentor Camp will be held Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Laconia Ice Arena. The camp includes two on-ice sessions (9-10:30 and 1:15-2:30), one dryland session and video skating analysis (11-noon) as well as pizza lunch. Cost is $100. Visit ScoringConcepts.com.
Tennis lessons for ages 10-under are being offered the Racquet Club of Concord. The club is also offering a Stroke of the Week for adults Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Call 496-4267.
BILL KOCH SKI LEAGUE (for ages 6-11) runs Fridays from Jan. 3-Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. As part of the New England Nordic Association, this league provides a supportive environment for parents and children and is the perfect way to introduce children to cross-country skiing. Children are required to have their own equipment. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more information.
CONCORD PARKS & Recreation has the following programs available in the coming weeks: archery lessons (ages 6 and up; for kids and adults) taught by instructor Dana White on Fridays and Saturdays at the new Heights Community Center, starting Jan. 10-11 through mid-February; ice skating lessons (ages 4 to adult) for beginner to intermediate skaters Jan. 4-Feb. 8 (space is limited; register at the 14 Canterbury Road office, by mail, online or by fax – not at the arena). Visit concordparksandrec.com, or call 225-8690.
Fly tying classes will be starting Jan. 7, hosted by The Basil W. Woods, Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Beginner (six weeks) and intermediate (five weeks) classes will be 7–9 p.m. at the Passaconaway Club on Garvin’s Falls Rd. in Concord. Materials will be provided as well as vices and tools as needed. The cost for the beginner’s class is $50 and the intermediate class is $75. See www.concordtu.org. The classes are limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. Minimum age is 14.
SEACOAST UNITED EXPRESS will host winter soccer training at the YMCA in Concord on the following days and times: U4-U10 Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., U15-U18 Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., U11-U14 Fridays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sessions begin the week of Jan. 20 and run through the week of March 7. Classes will run for seven sessions. For more info and to register, go to seacoastunitedexpress.org.
Pickleball will be played weekly on Tuesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon at the new Heights Community Center. Cost is $2 and all equipment is provided. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Dave Stevenson at 225-5207.
CONCORD HIGH WRESTLING team is selling gold cards to raise money for the wrestling program. If you would like to purchase one or make a donation, contact Ham Munnell at 568-0300.
UNH FOOTBALL TICKETS for the NCAA quarterfinal game at Southeastern Louisiana University today at Strawberry Stadium are on sale now. All tickets in the designated UNH section (M) are sold through the Southeastern Louisiana box office by calling 985-549-5466 or online at ticketreturn.com/prod2/Team.asp?SponsorID=6320#.UqYsmo1D8. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for ages 17-and-under.
Basketball showcase benefiting the Frank Monahan Foundation will be held tomorrow at Bishop Brady High School with a quadruple-header featuring some of the top prep school teams in the country. IMG Academy out of Bradenton, Fla., takes on Tilton School at noon, followed by Notre Dame Prep from Fitchburg, Mass., against Rise Academy from Philadelphia at 1:30, Bishop Brady against Conant at 3, and Brewster Academy against Lee Academy from Maine at 4:30. Tickets – which are good for all four games – are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting the Frank Monahan Foundation. Visit frankmonahanfoundation.org.
VILLAGE SPORTS in New London is offering free ice skate and snowshoe rentals through Dec. 22. Call at John Kiernan at Village Sports (526-4948) for details.
FIELDHOUSE SPORTS in Bow is accepting team registrations for a double-elimination 4-vs.-4 Holiday Indoor Soccer Tournament that will take place Dec. 29. The tournament will include a Coed Middle School Division (all players must be in middle school) and a Coed High School Division (all players must be in high school). Games will be played on the multi-field, and teams can be all-male, all-female or coed. Middle school games will be played from late morning to early afternoon, and high school games will be played from late afternoon into the evening. The fee to register a team is $85 and guarantees two 25-minute tournament games. A portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit American Red Cross. Registration deadline is Dec. 23; space is limited. Call Fieldhouse at 226-4646 to register, or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.
PINE HILL SKI CLUB in Wilmot Flat is holding the following events this winter: Jan. 11 – family ski day (free trail use and free lesson; sign up in advance); Jan. 18 – Robb’s Hut opens (will be open every subsequent Saturday, weather-permitting, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Feb. 15 – moonlight ski tour at 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 – annual pancake and blueberry brunch at Robb’s Hut (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); March 11 – BBQ at the trailhead (noon-1:30 p.m.). Visit pinehillskiclub.com, call 381-8685, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NH LIGHTNING 12U, a competitive ASA softball team based in Concord, is looking for a couple of players to complete its roster for the 2013-14 season. Contact George French at email@example.com.
NH LADY CANNONS 16U ASA tournament team has roster spots open for the 2014 season. The team’s winter training has begun, and the team will play in eight tournaments. If interested in a tryout, contact Russ Saucier at Russ.firstname.lastname@example.org or 944-6445.
John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2013-14 school year: 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 email@example.com.
Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Department has the following anticipated coaching positions open for the 2013-14 school year: 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 softball head coach, JV softball coach and JV baseball 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 seeking a varsity boys’ lacrosse coach. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH, 03229.
TILTON SCHOOL is looking for an assistant coach for its varsity B hockey program. Contact Assistant Head of School Steve Poirot at 286-1731.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Greater Concord are looking for two head basketball coaches for their high-school age teams. Contact Athletic Director Tim Sprague at Sprague@concordkids.org.