A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcementsA 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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery & Landscaping Pee Wee I team beat the Newburyport Clippers, 4-3. Henry Brochu, William Brochu, Evan Crandlemire and Finn Benoit had a goal apiece for the Caps. Sam Foulds had two assists. Nathaniel Johnson, William Brochu and Benoit also had an assist. Goalies Colin Logan and Brady Cloutier shared the victory in net.

The Unitil Capitals dropped a game against Oyster River. Isaak Davis scored the loan goal for the Capitals. Bruce Marshall played another outstanding game in net, but couldn’t withstand the barrage of shots he faced.

The Concord Coach Lines Squirt 1 Team defeated the Hanover Wild, 3-2. Concord goals came from Carter Doherty, Daniel Commerford and Ryder Francis with Logan Hayes pitching in an assist. Jackson Chadwick and Tad Stokes played well defensively.

Wildcat honored

Emma Patlovich, a freshman setter on the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, was named America East Rookie of the Week. Patlovich recorded her fourth double-double of the season in the regular-season finale at UMBC with a team-high 23 assists and 11 digs. The 3-0 victory over UMBC secured UNH’s spot in the conference tourney. Patlovich also had a team-high 23 assists in a win over Hartford last week. The Wildcats play Binghamton in the America East semifinals on Friday.

College standout

Gilford’s Jordan Dean, a sophomore on the St. Michael’s volleyball team, had four kills and six digs in a 3-0 loss to New Haven.

Concord Crush lacrosse

Concord Crush spring season registration is now open. Crush offers both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams for grades 1-8. A Little Crush option for those younger than first grade is also available. Registration and details available on the City of Concord Recreation Department website. Deadline to sign up for the spring season is Dec. 31.

Concord Crush will be sponsoring a winter Learn to Play lacrosse clinic. This will be a co-ed clinic for players in grades 1-4. Clinics will be held Monday evenings beginning Jan. 22 and running through March. Clinics will be held at Seacoast Indoor, 10 Ferry St. This clinic is open to all area players. Register through the City of Concord Recreation department website. Cost is $30.

Hoops classic

NHTI will host the sixth annual Boys & Girls Club Fall Classic basketball classic on Wednesday. The Plymouth State University and Rivier University men’s and women’s teams will face off at 6 and 8 p.m. The event is to provide future scholarships for students attending NHTI and build a strong relationship with the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Tickets will go on sale for the games at 5 p.m. at the Crocker Wellness Center. Admissions for adults are $5 and students are $2.

Players needed

Cannons Baseball is seeking players for the 11U and 15U teams for 2018. The head coach is Dale Emerson. The team does not conflict with town league All Stars. The 15U team starts in January with winter workouts and plays June through August. The team does not conflict with high school baseball. The co-head coaches of the team are Bryan Caruso and Matt Tupman. For more information, please call 224-1655.

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.


Hillsboro-Deering High School will hold tryouts for winter sports at the following locations: boys’ basketball, Monday, 3-6 p.m. in the gym; Alpine skiing practice, Nov. 21, 3-4 p.m. in the weight room.

Seacoast Express United will hold tryouts for players born in 1999 to 2003 on Nov. 26 at 10 Ferry St., Concord. Girls’ tryouts are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and boys will tryout from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

Winter basketball leagues for boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 2-9 are now being offered by Cap City Basketball. The leagues will be held at the Concord Boys & Girls Club on Sundays from Dec. 3-Feb. 18, excluding Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Ten fully officiated games are guaranteed, and eight practices. For more go to capcitybasketball.com.


Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will be offering specialized skills classes for players in the Concord area. The 12-week classes 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 Little Strikers soccer skills clinics for ages 3-6 are open for registration. The next five-week session begins this Saturday morning at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost: Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) $40, Little Strikers (ages 5-6) $50. T-shirt included. Register online at FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Cap City Basketball is hosting six clinics in November for players in kindergarten through 10th grade. Three of the clinics (Sunday, Nov. 24 and Nov. 26) will be held at the Concord Boys & Girls Club with K-5 going from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while grades 6-10 from 12:30-2 p.m. The Nov. 22 clinic will be held at Bishop Brady High School with K-5 going from 1-2:30 p.m. and grades 6-10 from 2:30-4 p.m. Cost is $25 per clinic or $100 for all six, which includes a free Cap City headband. Visit CapCityBasketball.com.

FieldHouse Sports field hockey clinics for boys and girls in grades K-6 are open for registration. Beginners are encouraged to participate. The next session begins Dec. 7. Clinics meet on Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions and are coached by Tracy Berube, former varsity coach at Bow High. The cost is $65. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Nordic ski lessons offered through the Concord Nordic BKL via Concord Parks & Recreation, can teach children how to ski and offer training for the more experienced skier, as well as opportunities to learn about Nordic racing. The program runs on Fridays from Jan. 12-Feb. 16 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children are required to have their own equipment and pre-registration is required. For more go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.


Bow High School Fall Athletic Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m.