A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
Lantz runner-up on tour
New London’s D.J. Lantz finished runner-up in the most recent Golfslinger.com Tour stop yesterday at Abacoa Golf Club in Florida. Lantz shot 66 on seven birdies and a bogey to finish just a shot behind winner Ryan Armour.
The Concord JV football team defeated Manchester Central, 33-8. The defense was anchored by John Jellue, Dan Lawrence and Jaylyn Stone. The offense was strong, led by Jake Lewis, Josh Ames, Chris McAllister and Jake O’Connell.
∎ The Merrimack Valley JV football team fell to Windham, 27-8. Ian Curtin threw a touchdown pass to Evan Martin, then ran in the 2-point conversion for MV. Curtin also had a strong game at safety, and middle linebacker Trevor Hardy was strong against the run.
∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Pembroke. Pembroke scored a first-half goal, but the Hawks controlled much of the game and pulled even late in the second half on a Brianna Curley goal. Hawks keeper Maggie Carney played well, as did outside defender Ivanna Doval, and Maryann Cousens and Hannah Wood were key contributors to Hopkinton’s offensive pressure.
∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Pembroke, 4-3 in overtime. Aaron Dobe led the Hawks with two goals and two assists, Carmen Repucci scored the tying goal and Nick Meserve scored the game-winner. Eric Hauschild and Tucker Windhurst played well.
∎ The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Central, 2-1. Bea Spencer and Sally Freeman each scored. Katherine Gallagher and Olivia Painchaud played strong on offense. Julia Ek led the defense, and Katelyn Butler had two saves in goal.
∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team beat Franklin, 25-21, 25-18, 15-6. Shannon Davies (six aces, six kills), Madison Hartford (two aces, three kills, five assists), Hayleigh Ford (three aces) and Maddy Lacharite (five service points, one ace, served points 6-11 in Game 3) led Belmont (2-0).
Middle school results
The Bow Memorial and Merrimack Valley Middle School girls’ soccer teams played to a 0-0 tie. Bridget Ehrenberg stopped six Merrimack Valley shots to preserve the shutout. Misty Zaczyk, Megan Remick, Miah Munro and Zoe Jukoski played a strong defensive game for Bow.
∎ The Bow Memorial field hockey team beat Laconia, 5-2. Emma Windsor notched the win in goal, while Lauren Roy played well in midfield and Dillon Hicks led the defense. Sonya Delorie (assist Katie Begley), Katie Jenkins (assist Roy), Begley (two unassisted) and Shannon Ford (assist Delorie) scored for Bow.
∎ Hopkinton Middle School had its first cross country race of the season at MV. Hopkinton had the overall female winner (Sydney Stockwell) and the overall male finisher (Simon Doneski). Taylor Clark (second) and Gabby Lajeunesse (fourth) helped Hopkinton clinch the girls’ race. For the boys, Clifton Sullivan (sixth) and Joe Sawitsky (eighth) helped pace the boys to victory.
The Loudon Freedom girls’ U14 soccer team tied Hudson United, 1-1. Emma Scarpa scored with an assist from Heather Sefton. Gwen Tupman played great in goal, while Jillian Dusseault and Madison Therrien played strong on defense. Heather Jennato, Abby Jepson and Kaeli Dunn played well in the midfield.
∎ The Hopkinton Soccer Club girls’ U-12 team opened its season with a tough loss to a talented Bedford team. Fiona Bean reached double digits in saves while playing in goal for less than a half. In her return to soccer, Sofie Locke ran hard and attacked the ball all over the field.
The Concord Capitals Bantam 2 hockey team tied NH East Bantam 2, 3-3. Kambal Vaiyda, Alex Nangle and Thomas Burns scored, while Drew Parsons, Kegan Vincent, Chase Draus and Elijah Czysz had assists. Eli Curry was immense between the pipes.
∎ The Concord Capitals NH Tile Peewee 2 team lost to Groton, 8-2, in Valley League play. Ben Gardiner had an outstanding game in goal. Logan Wineriter (from Harrison Briggs) and Will Shoemaker (from Arthur Snow) scored for Concord.
The NHTI men’s soccer team beat Unity, 2-0, in the Albany College of Pharmacy Tournament. Ramiro Osorio and Allenstown’s Kyle Hass scored, while Patrick Bolton (seven saves) earned the shutout. In the championship game, NHTI (3-1) beat the hosts, 4-0, behind a hat trick and assist from Osorio. Hass added a goal and an assist, and Bolton made 10 saves.
∎ The NHTI women’s soccer team (1-3) fell to King’s College of NY in the Albany College of Pharmacy consolation game, 2-1. Barnstead’s Sahara Brown scored the lone goal, assisted by Oliviah Kimball.
∎ The NHTI softball team fell to UNH (Club), 2-1 in both games of a doubleheader. In Game 1, Tori Lemay threw seven innings, allowing only three hits and striking out 12. Sara Vassy scored the lone run and Lemay had two hits. In Game 2, Loudon’s Joardyn Douillette hit an RBI triple. Franklin’s Jillian Roberts pitched well in the loss. The Lynx split a doubleheader with Eastern Maine Community College, losing 6-1 before winning 9-6. Jenna Beaulieu tripled and drove in the only run, while Lindsey Hampson yielded three runs in four innings in the loss. Beaulieu went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs in the win, while Cassie Camire had two hits and drove in three runs. Hampson got the win in relief.
Carlie Tarbell, a junior goalkeeper on the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Defensive Player of the Week after matching a career-high with 12 saves (11 in the first half) in a loss to Stanford. She also made one save in a victory over Pacific.
Plymouth State news
Rob Giles, a kicker on the Plymouth State University football team, was named MASCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, after going 4-for-4 on PATs and kicking a 30-yard go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ 35-31 loss to Castleton State. Giles also averaged 51.6 yards on six kickoffs. Also, freshman defensive back Zach Ziemba was named MASCAC Rookie of the Week, making four tackles, including three solo stops, with three pass break-ups.
Brady coaches needed
Bishop Brady 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
MiniKickers soccer for children ages 2-6 is being offered by Hopkinton Recreation for four Wednesdays starting Sept. 18. Cost is $55 (with uniform), $40 (no uniform). 2-3-year-olds meet 11 a.m.-noon; 4-6-year-olds from 10-11 a.m. or noon-1 p.m. Register at challengersports.com. Questions, contact Rich Lamoury at Rlamoury@challengersports.com.
CONCORD HIGH school has openings for a cross-country ski head coach and a cross-country 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
BOW HIGH SCHOOL is seeking a JV field hockey coach. Call Bow High Athletic Director Jim Kaufman at 228-2210, ext. 303.
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, which begin Saturday 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.
Baseball camp hosted by Chicago Cubs minor leaguer Brad Zapenas will take place Sept. 21 for all area players ages 8-16, as well as coaches and parents, at the North Common baseball field behind Holman Stadium in Nashua. The instructional camp will be focused mainly on the infield positions, with some baserunning, and hitting instruction. Cost is $20 per player. Email NashuaBaseballCamp@gmail.com.
UNH WILDCAT LACROSSE CLINIC and alumni game will be held Sept. 28. The clinic runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 9-12. Athletes will learn skills from UNH coaching staff and current Wildcat players. The cost of the camp is $75. Register at events.unh.edu. For information, contact assistant coach Jesse Donnell at 862-4731 or email@example.com.
CONCORD YOUTH HOCKEY will hold its annual used equipment sale Saturday at Capital Sporting Goods (276 North State Street) in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon. People can drop off their used equipment until Friday with Dave Palisi at Capital Sporting Goods (224-6921) between the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dave will appraise and tag the gear for sale (all equipment must meet all current safety rules in accordance with USA Hockey), and 25 percent of the sales price goes to CYHA and the remainder goes to the seller. Skates, gloves, shin pads, pants and helmets are all welcome. People can also register for Concord Youth Hockey leagues during the one-day event.
Concord Family YMCA Triathlon at Clough will take place Sept. 22. Registration is under way at concordymca.org. There is no race day registration; the registration deadline is Saturday. The race features a beautiful open-water swim, followed by a bike ride on the roads of Dunbarton, Goffstown and Weare, before finishing with a scenic run through the park on established trails. Call Javier Urias at the Concord Family YMCA at 228-9622, ext. 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness Challenge hosted by the NHTI Athletic Department will take place Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. at NHTI. “Quonquer the Quad” features teams of four competing in a variety of events on the course designed by NHTI alumnus Eric Marsh of FIT (Fun Intelligent Training). Special prizes will be awarded to the top teams along with shirts for the first 12 teams to register. All proceeds will benefit the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund for NHTI students. The event is open ages 18 and older, but NHTI will also hold a special challenge utilizing the NHTI quad area of the campus for those younger than 18. Visit nhti.edu/quonquerthequad.
GOLF TOURNAMENT hosted by Bishop Brady High School in support of the school’s tuition assistance fund will be Sept. 27 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available (contact Kathy Woodfin at email@example.com). Player fees are $100 per person or $400 per foursome and includes green fees, cart, gift bag, continental breakfast and lunch. Contact Maureen Kimball at Bishop Brady at 224-7418 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the events page on bishopbrady.edu.
GOLF TOURNAMENT put on by the Gilford Professional Firefighters Community will be Sept. 27 at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford, with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. and tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the scramble-format game is $90 per golfer or $345 per foursome, if received before Sunday. Contact Jeff Madon at email@example.com, or visit facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.
UNH GYMNASTICS team is hosting a Kids’ Night Out Sept. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the UNH Field House. Children age 3 through eighth-grade are invited for gymanstics, games and pizza under the supervision of the gymnastics team. Cost is $25 per child or $40 for two or more children from the same family. Register at unhwildcats.com
NIHOA-NH is seeking hockey officials for high school and prep school. Applicants should be minimum USA Level 2 patched. Visit nihoa-nh.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The 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.
BABE RUTH SOFTBALL Organization is offering senior girls (ages 12-17) fall softball starting Saturday and running for six Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. at Towle Field in Concord. Cost will be $25 for 2013 Babe Ruth players and $35 for all others. Players from outside the Concord area are welcome to participate. To sign up or for information call 228-3742.
LOUDON RECREATION Committee Programming is offering a five-week fall basketball session open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8. Sessions will held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Loudon Elementary School gym. Cost is $25 for Loudon residents, $30 for non-residents.
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 at Everett Arena Oct. 5.
Flag Football Registration is now open for the fall season of the Lakes Region Flag Football League. The early registration fee is $60. A child’s age as of Sept. 1 designates which age division he/she will be in. Visit lrffl.com and click the “register online” tab. Credit card payments are accepted online and checks are also accepted. Email email@example.com.
The 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.
Team NH Baseball will be fielding a U17 team for 2014. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding the season and possible tournaments. The manager will be Kyle Jackson, a right-handed pitcher formerly with the Boston Red Sox organization. Team NH Baseball also has a few openings remaining for its 2014 NH Grizzlies teams at the U12 and U13-U15 levels. Pricing is $800 for U12, $1,250 for U13 and $1,100 for U15. There will also be a free two-hour instruction/evaluation session for U12 players on a September morning at the Team NH facility. Email TNHB, or call Mike Jackson at 577-1772.
TRI-TOWN ICE ARENA is accepting registration for its fall/winter hockey programs. Prices start as low as $159. Contact 485-1100 or email email@example.com. Visit tri-townicearena.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.