A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

Friday, October 06, 2017
Freshmen results

The Concord High freshmen football team won its sixth straight game with a 32-20 victory over Spaulding. The Tide was led by Jarrett Lamoureux and Tommy Sargent up front on the offensive line and received solid performances from running back and middle linebacker Kevin McDonough as well as outside linebacker Tanner Reale.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ soccer “A” team lost to Woodbury, 2-0. Matt Derochers, Roy Annis, Nader Watcher and Salvatore Aubin played strong games for Rundlett (5-1-3).

The Rundlett Middle School girls’ soccer “A” team scored three goals in the second half to edge Woodbury, 3-0.

Kailey Demers had seven assists, Elizabeth Mullen, Elizabeth Blinn and Grace MacDonald picked up several aces and the Rundlett Middle School volleyball “A” team defeated Pennichuck, 25-16, 25-16.

Margaret Sheehan scored five goals with one assist to help the Rundlett Middle School field hockey “B” team beat Dover and remain undefeated. Sophia Branch contributed with two goals and one assist with Laura Yap netting the final score.

Andi Reed scored the first goal of the game and the Rundlett Middle School field hockey “A” team beat Dover, 5-0. Other goals were scored by Maddy Raymond, Lexi Bennett and Jordan Cromwell.

The Bow Memorial School boys’ soccer team improved to 4-4, beating the Academy of Science and Design, 7-1. Zack Anderson spearheaded the attack with two goals and three assists.

College standouts

Plymouth State junior Irene Kigugu (Concord) beat Kerstin Venincasa in her No.1 singles match to help the women’s tennis team defeat Lyndon State College, 9-0. Kigugu won, 6-2, 6-2.

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.

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.

Health Club of Concord Racquetball League is looking for experienced players. Call the Health Club of Concord to register.


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. Tryouts for girls are on Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. (for birth years 2008-2010) and 6:15-7:15 p.m. (2006-2007 birth years). Tryouts 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.

Bow Athletic Club youth basketball registrations are open. The program is open to Bow and Dunbarton residents in first grade through high school. Evaluations of players begin as early as Oct. 15 so do not wait to register. Registration closes on Oct. 15. To register go to bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/ and go to bowathleticclub.com for more information.

FieldHouse Sports indoor soccer leagues are being offered. There are leagues for women age 25 and older, men 18 and older and men 30 and older. There are also several coed adult divisions based on skill level. Team and individual registrations are being accepted and all abilities are welcome. The next 12-week session begins the week of Oct. 20-26. Youth leagues (for ages 5-18) begin the week of Oct. 24-Nov. 4. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com or call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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 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.

ICB Basketball is now offering signups for boys and girls in the Merrimack Valley school district. Cost for players in grades 3-8 is $65. Cost for players in grades 1-2 (instructional league) is $35. Deadline for registration is Oct. 27. Go to icbbasketball.com for more and to register.


Little Strikers soccer skills clinics for ages 3-6 are open for registration at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow. The next five-week session begins Oct. 14 and meets on Saturday mornings.

Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost is $40 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) and $50 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and includes a T-shirt. Register online at FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

FieldHouse Sports field hockey skills clinic is accepting registrations for boys and girls ages 4-10. Beginners are encouraged to participate. The next session begins Oct. 19. Clinics meet on Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions and are coached by Tracy Berube, past Bow High varsity field hockey coach. The cost is $65. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

NHTI basketball clinic hosted by Paul Hogan, the NHTI Athletic Director and men’s basketball coach, will take place on Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at NHTI. The clinic is open to youth, middle school and high school coaches and will cover topics like post player development, conditioning, defensive training/tactics and offensive schemes. The instructors will be Jen Fithian of NHTI, Rich Fazzi of Newbury College, Andrew Novick of Plymouth State University, Nick Whitmore of New Hampton School, Ryan Cain of Keene State College and Hogan. The cost $60 per person or $100 for coaching staffs of three or more. For more contact Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will be offering specialized skills classes for players in the Concord area. The 12-week classes begin on Oct. 24 and will be offered from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. It will include classes such as General Skill Development, Gap-to-Gap Hitters’ Clinic, Strike-One Pitchers’ Clinic and Caught Stealing Catchers’ Clinic. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com for more information.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility soccer skills and goalkeeping clinics will begin Nov. 6 and run for six weeks. Clinics will be directed by Jorge Pardo, Director of Caramba Soccer Camps. Clinics are for ages 6-60 for all abilities and meet on Monday afternoons. The cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.


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

Concord Little League will be holding its annual meeting on Wednesday 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 Sunday.

Cap City Basketball is hosting a clinic on Oct. 14 at the Concord Boys & Girls Club. Players in grades 3-5 will go from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and grades 6-9 will go from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes a Cap City Dri-FIT T-shirt. Payment and registration will only be at the door.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball and Softball is holdings its annual meeting to elect board members for the 2018 season on Oct. 15 at the Penacook Community Center. Contact MVYBS President Dave Armstrong at daveavb@comcast.net, or at 799-9070 for more information.

John Stark Generals Football and Cheer Association is hosting a night football game its grade 7/8 team on Oct. 21 at Bolton Memorial Field in Weare at 7 p.m. The Generals will be taking on the Monadnock Huskies. Bring the family down for some food and a great night of football. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. JSGFCA is asking for a $5 donation per car to offset the expenses of the night game. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer or sponsor contact Paul Massaro at 234-6534.

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.

Bishop Brady and St. John Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be held on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Brady High School. The 2017 inductees include Neil Ackley (class of ’69), Robert Paveglio, (’69), Joe Farrelly (’73), John Hardiman (’67), Chelsea Proulx (’06), Scott Laliberte (’85) and Coach Greg Roberts who will receive the Sixth Man Award. The ceremony will also include a special unveiling honoring current Hall of Famer Tinker Foy (’57). Tickets for the event are $45. Contact Annie Alosa at aalosa@bishopbrady for more details.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School is looking for the following coaching positions for the 2017-18 school year: (winter) boys’ varsity basketball head coach, boys’ varsity basketball assistant, girls’ varsity hockey 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 or mskidds@coebrown.org.

Concord High School is looking for boys’ freshman basketball and girls’ varsity tennis head coaches. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., 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 St., 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 St., 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.