A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 14, 2017

JV results

The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ soccer team defeated St. Thomas. Connor Baldwin recorded his first hat trick for MV this season while Brandon Wolinski and Caleb Heath both scored twice for the Pride.

The Bishop Brady JV girls’ soccer beat Inter-Lakes, 8-0. Sarah Sponenberg (three goals), Kaylee Smith (two), Hannah Constant, Josephine Brigham and Han Xu scored for the Giants.

The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Nashua South, 2-1. Erin Doherty scored off an assist from Gabby Pimentel and Pimentel scored off an assist from Shreya Dua. Libby Segal and Alice Rosenberg played well on offense and Riley Hollidge played well on defense.

The John Stark JV field hockey team tied Mascoma, 0-0. Stark’s Sydnee Pelletier earned her first shutout by turning aside 29 shots. Olivia Dame sparked the defense, while Delaney Forrestall led the team in shots on goal.

The Bow JV field hockey team beat Hopkinton, 3-2. Hopkinton scored back-to-back at the start of the second half, but Bow rallied behind two goals from Lauren McKeen and the game-winner by Barrie Guertin. Madeline Soucy made key saves in goal for Bow. Lilly Ogden and Maddi Bishop scored for Hopkinton. Katie Collins also played well.

Middle school results

The Rundlett girls’ A soccer team defeated Woodbury Middle School, 4-1. Ty Harrington (goal), Nell Malette (goal) and Kelsey Mayer (two goals) all found the back of the net in the first half. Mary Martinson and Chloe Morgan played stellar defense.

The Henniker Community School cross country team competed in its first meet of the season at Kearsarge. The girls won the tri-meet with Brianna Langdon placing third overall. A big pack of Henniker runners followed, with Carina Keirstead, Katie Palmateer, Grace Caplan and Sophia McGinty finishing in fifth through eighth place, respectively. For the boys, Alex Keirstead finished third overall, with Sawyer Peterson, Brady Woodbury, Perry Stratton and Michael Gardner coming in the top 13.

The Hopkinton field hockey team defeated Merrimack Valley, 6-0. Julia Baer (two), Katelyn Bouchard, Ashley Ogden, Hadley Rossignol and Rose Finlayson scored.

The Hopkinton and Litchfield girls’ soccer teams played to a 0-0 tie. Litchfield’s goalie stopped Maddie Follansbee on a breakway. Elli Sintros made 16 saves for Hopkinton.

Youth soccer

The Hashtag Art Studios Hopkinton Painted Hawks lost to Warner, 2-1, in girls’ 5/6 grade Merrimack Valley Soccer League action. Bella Serzans scored for the Hawkss off an assist from Maria Proulx. Maddie Ceriello and Flo Dapice played well for the Hawks.

Golf result

Pembroke’s Richard Nadeau finished second in his age group at the Valley Seniors Golf event at Lochmere.

UNH result

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Holy Cross, 2-0. Willis Griffith and Chris Arling scored for the Wildcats. Andrew Pesci recorded his fifth shutout of the season and has only allowed one goal this year. The 16th-ranked Wildcats are undefeated at 5-0-1 to start the season.

NEC result

The New England College men’s soccer team lost to Wheaton, 3-2. Sophomore Panagiotis Galatas of Hillsboro scored in the 18th minute off an assist from Weare resident and John Stark graduate, Kyle Clements. The Pilgrims took a 1-0 before Wheaton scored two goals to take the lead back. NEC’s Michael Skarbelis tied the game on a penalty kick in the 55th minute, but Wheaton scored the game-winner in the 79th. The Pilgrams fell to 1-2-1 with the loss.

Colby-Sawyer result

The Colby-Sawyer College men’s soccer team defeated Clark, 3-2. Denali Sexton had two goals and an assist for the Chargers. Ahamad Raji also scored for Colby-Sawyer. The Chargers earned their first win of the season and have a 1-4 record.

Tilton School results

The Tilton School girls’ soccer team lost to Northfield Mount Hermon, 9-1. Aybala Yilmaz (goal) and Maddison Silverman (13 saves) played well for Tilton.

The Tilton JV boys’ soccer team lost, 3-2, to Stanstead College of Quebec. Beran Sahbaz and David Li scored for Tilton.

College standouts

Canterbury’s Megan Bailey, a Belmont High graduate and senior setter on the Plymouth State University volleyball team, recorded a game-high 46 assists and added nine digs to lead the Panthers over Emmanuel College. PSU won 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 18-25, 15-6, on Tuesday. The Panthers are 6-4 this season.

Boscawen’s Lily Davis, a Merrimack Valley High School graduate and senior captain on the Plymouth State University field hockey team, scored a career-high three goals to lead the Panthers to a 6-4 win over Castleton on Tuesday.

Hopkinton’s Courtney Benson, a senior on the Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team, scored a goal for the Penmen in a 3-0 victory over St. Anselm’s. SNHU is 1-3 this season.


Salisbury Recreation Coed NFL Flag Football program is open for children in Salisbury, and the surrounding Merrimack Valley towns. League is open for both boys and girls, ages 8-12. Cost will be $35 per player which includes an NFL flag team reversible jersey. The season will run from mid-September through October. Email Kathleen Doyle at salisburyrec@gmail.com if your child is interested in participating. Deadline for responses has been extended to Saturday.

Seacoast Express United soccer is holding tryouts for their SUSC Emerging Talent Academy (for players born in 2008-2011) and SUSC Player Development (players born in 2004-2007) teams. Players will participate in two 12-week sessions. Session I (October-January) is focused skill development and small-sided play, while Session II (January-April) is focused on more intense training and competitive match play. Tryout dates for girls are on Oct. 11 from 5-6 p.m. (birth years 2008-2010) and 6:15-7:15 p.m. (birth years 2006-2007). Tryout dates for boys are Oct. 16 from 5-6 p.m. (2008-2010 birth years) and from 6:15-7:15 p.m. (2006-2007 birth years). Contact mabdirizak@seacoastunitedexpress.org for more information or visit seacoastexpressunited.org.

Tune-Up Basketball League will be held at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith for boys and girls in grades 6-10 to prepare for the upcoming season. The league is open to players from area towns. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. All games will be played at ILES. The 10-game schedule begins Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 11. Registration fee is $50. Registration forms are available by contacting John Carrigg at jcarrigg@metrocast.net.

Seacoast Express United indoor soccer leagues are being offered for adults throughout the winter months. A women’s league will be starting on Oct. 23 and run for 12 weeks. Men’s over-30 league will be starting Oct. 29. Team and individual registrations are available. For prices and more information contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

Youth indoor soccer leagues are being offered at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow. All abilities are welcome. Youth leagues (for ages 5-18) begin Nov. 3 and run for 12 weeks. To register call Fieldhouse Sports at 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow. Visit fieldhousesports.com.

Bow Recreation Ultimate Frisbee will have games this fall for grades 5-8. Games are played Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at Gosling Field in Bow. Registration is required through Bow Recreation. For more information call 228-2222.


Franklin High School New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Football Game will be on Saturday at home against Winnisquam. Entrance to the game will be free of charge with a donation of a minimum two non-perishable food items. All proceeds from the game will go to the Twin Rivers Food Pantry in Franklin. Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, soups, pasta, sauce and canned fruits or vegetables. Contact Franklin Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

12th Annual Andover Lions Golf Classic will be on Monday at the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton. The tournament is a four-person scramble format. Any number of players up to foursomes will be accepted. Please indicate the field of competition for your entry (Open Competition, Ladies Competition, or Senior Competition). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the tournament starts with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $85 per person or $320 for a foursome. Extra shots are $5 each. For more information call John Hanscom (748-0944).

Live and Let Live Farm Golf Scramble will be held on Sept. 25. Sign up forms are available at Canterbury Woods, Pembroke Pines and Ridgewood Country Clubs or by emailing GolfNH@aol.com. Price per player is $100 or $400 per foursome. You can sponsor the tournament for $25, $50 or $150. For additional details on becoming a sponsor please contact cperci33@gmail.com. This events title sponsor is Keeler Family Realty.

Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse program golf fundraiser will be held on Oct. 1 at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor. The event is open to all Plymouth State faculty, staff, coaches, athletes, alumni, families and friends. Tee-off takes place at 11 a.m. Event will include a round of golf, food, prizes and various raffles. For additional information or to register contact Colin Claflin at 339-933-2590 or cdclaflin@plymouth.edu.

MVHS 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament will be held at Loudon Country Club on Oct. 7. The cost is $300 per foursome and registration will take place between 8:00-8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Registration forms can be found at mvhs.mvsdpride.org.

Concord Little League will be holding its annual meeting Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell on 214 Main St. All member families are welcome to attend the meeting. People who are interested in a board position are asked to contact the league at concordnhlittleleague@gmail.com with their intent by Oct. 1.

Friends of New England College Hockey Golf Outing will take place at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on Oct. 21 with an 11 a.m. sign-up and a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $100 per person for 18 holes of golf, a cart, an NEC keepsake, barbecue and awards. To sing up or enter a team, contact John Lineberry at john@lineberrytennis.com or mail your check to Friends of NEC Hockey P.O. Box 1233, Concord, NH, 03302-1233.


Seacoast United Baseball Club is offering a series of skills classes this fall in Concord. The club’s Gap-to-Gap Hitting Clinic and General Skills Development Class will take place on Tuesdays from Tuesday-Oct. 17. All ages are welcome and the cost for each clinic is $80. To register, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

NH Comets softball clinic put will be held Tuesday at Sanel Park. The clinic is open to all ages and will start at 5 p.m. It is encouraged to bring a bat, helmet and glove.

Tri Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is accepting applications for both its Fall Learn To Play Hockey and Mite Development programs. Call 485-1100 or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com for more information or to enroll.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School is looking for the following coaching positions for the 2017-18 school year: (winter) girls’ varsity hockey assistant, boys’ varsity basketball assistant, a head alpine skiing coach and a head swimming coach; (spring) boys’ lacrosse assistant, head girls’ lacrosse coach and a head boys’ tennis coach. If interested in any of these opportunities please email Annie Alosa, Director of Athletics, at aalosa@bishopbrady.edu or send resume and information to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, 03301.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking coaches for the following sports: varsity softball, varsity baseball, and JV baseball. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director at 942-5531 mskidds@coebrown.org.

Concord High School is looking for girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coaches. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, 03301 or email smello@sau8.org.

Rundlett Middle School is looking to fill coaching positions for its boys’ basketball ‘A’ team and girls’ basketball ‘B’ team. Please send resumes and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education and Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord or email smello@sau8.org.

Franklin High School has the following coaching vacancy: head JV basketball coach. Franklin Middle School is also looking for a head football coach, boys’ basketball coach for the ‘A’ team, assistant football coach, assistant track and field coach and a head field hockey coach. All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hopkinton Middle High School is hiring for the following coaching positions: varsity cross country assistant, varsity Nordic assistant, middle school Nordic and middle school boys’ basketball. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity boys’ volleyball. Send a current resume, 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 mark.searles@sau24.org.

Merrimack Valley High School has openings for boys’ varsity and JV lacrosse coaches. Experience at the high school level is preferred. Contact Kevin O’Brien, Athletic Administrator at kobrien@mvsdpride.org.

Winnisquam Regional High School is looking for a middle school head cheerleading coach. If interested, send a letter of interest, coaching resume and Winnisquam Regional School District application form to, Athletic Director Brian Contorchick, Winnisquam Regional High School, 435 West Main Street, Tilton, 03276, or at bcontorchick@wrsdsau59.org.

New England College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of JV men’s ice hockey coach. Duties include organizing and conducting all evening practices and attending weekend games. The successful candidate should have playing and/or coaching experience. This is a part-time position beginning in October and includes a stipend. Please send inquiries and resume to tcarroll@nec.edu.

Players needed

Capital Soccer Club is seeking a U13 (2004 birth year) goalkeeper and U14 (2003 birth year) players for its elite teams playing in the Northeast Soccer League (Maple). See club information at capitalsoccerclub-nh.com. Contact Ben Stephenson at 491-3819.

Seacoast Express United Soccer is looking for boys born from 2003 to 2008 and girls born from 2005 to 2008 to join their teams. Seacoast’s boys’ Pre-Academy and Premier teams are seeking players. Players will participate in a 10-month total player development program with licensed and professional coaches and take part in high level showcase tournaments. Seacoast’s girls’ Premier team is seeking a couple players born in 2005 in addition to its other teams. Contact Mo Abdirizak at mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com or 415-0146 for boys’ teams and Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for girls’ teams.

Concord Crew is looking for small, smart youth from any capital region school to join Concord Crew as coxswains, to direct the efforts of its rowing athletes and steer its racing shells. No experience needed. Visit concordcrew.org or contact jay.printzlau@concordcrew.org. for more information.

NH Comets 12U Blue team is looking to add a pitcher and catcher to complete its 2018 season roster. To schedule a tryout or for more information call 856-5840.

Officials needed

NH Field Hockey Umpires Association is looking for officials for the upcoming season. The membership services the NHIAA member schools, along with prep and private schools in the state. Experience with sports and officiating is preferred but not necessary and training will be provided. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. For more information, email nhfhua@gmail.com.