A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, January 12, 2018
JV results

The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team lost to Conant, 51-39. Danny Miner and Evan Jacobsen led in scoring for the Hawks with nine points apiece. Tyler Allen scored seven points and Jack Horne scored six. Michael Oberheim (four points) played well on defense recording six steals and turning two into fast-break layups.

The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 54-50. Seamus Baker scored 14 points to lead the Bears with Cole Hodgdon right behind him with 13. Spencer Murphy also contributed to the score sheet with 11 points. For the Pride, Bailey Gabour led the way from both ends of the floor with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Griffin Wheeler scored 13 points.

The Merrimack Valley girls’ JV basketball team lost to Coe-Brown, 39-28. Hayley Kenney led MV with eight points, followed by Sadie Merrow with five. Hannah Costello, Theresa Irving and Alexis Lord played strong games overall for the Pride. The Pride are now 5-3.

The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team defeated Fall Mountain, 49-33, bring their record to an even .500.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic team had a strong showing Wednesday at Derryfield. Ava Rothe finished first overall for the girls, and Parker Wullenweber was the top finisher for the Hopkinton boys. Jonah Klingler and Ben Berliner skied fast races, as did Ellie Clarner and Cea Armstrong.

The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team defeated Epping, 58-34. Quinn Whitehead led the Hawks with 21 points and Hunter Boissy chipped in nine. Max Aframe and Jack Morrall played great defense.

The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team earned a Tri-County League win on the road against Epping, 55-14. The Hawks were led by Kally Murdough with 11 points, Elise Miner had eight, Maddie Houston scored seven, and Kate Bouchard finished with six.

The seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ ICB basketball team dropped a hard-fought, back-and-forth contest to Concord Boys’ Club, 59-51. Gabe Marquis poured in 19 points and Eli Gove scored nine.

The Andover Middle School boys’ basketball team improved to 7-1 with a 45-36 win over Ashland. Colby Jones led the way with 13 points, Ryan Carey knocked in nine and Jesse Niemyer added five.

Youth basketball

The Bow third- and fourth-grade basketball team defeated Derry, 36-25. Tommy Tsouros paced Bow with 16 points. Jake Reardon, Peyton Larrabee and Brendan O’Keeffe scored six points apiece. Alex Cheney had several nice plays on defense, and Ciaron Duffy hustled on both ends of the court.

College result

The Plymouth State University men’s hockey team defeated Fitchburg State, 5-3. The Panthers were hot on offense with 58 shots on goal. They improved to 11-3-1, 7-1-0 in conference play.


The Andover Outing Club is hosting its annual ski jumping and cross country meet on Sunday at Proctor/Blackwater Ski Area in Andover. The jumping meet begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the cross country race. Junior skiers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York will be competing. Kids will be competing on the 10, 18, 30 and 38-meter jumps.

Adult open gym, hosted by Concord Parks & Recreation, will be at the Green Street Community Center Gym Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 8-10 p.m. from now until April 19. Cost is $3 per visit. For more information go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

David’s House Pool Tournament will be at Pit Road in Concord on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Pool players will be playing for over $5,000 in cash and prizes. This event has raised over $20,000 in the last six years for the David’s House at the Children’s Hospital in Dartmouth. This tournament is part of a 15-week series that plays throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

Harlem Wizards basketball team will play against a team of teachers from Concord, Loudon and Hopkinton, as well as other local heroes on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Bishop Brady High School. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults and are on sale now at Caring Gifts, True Brew locations, Shaker Road School and online at harlemwizards.com.

Pine Hill XC Ski Area Annual Pancake Brunch will take place at Robb’s Hut on Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.


Lakes Region Flag Football is accepting registrations for its winter indoor flag football league at the Tilton Sports Center. There will be coed divisions for ages 8-10 and 11-14. Games are played on Saturday afternoons beginning this Saturday and run until March 31. Games for the 8-10 division will be played at 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. and 11-14 division games will be at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Season will start with a combine, one week of practice, six weeks of regular season games, playoffs and a Super Bowl. Registration fee for this official NFL Flag Football league is $125. Register online at lrffl.com.

Lakes Region United soccer is holding tryouts for its spring U18 girls’ team at the Tilton Sports Center on Jan. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. The team plays in the NHSL and attend regional tournaments. No tryout fee. Contact Heidi Crockett at hlcrockett@metrocast.net for information.

FieldHouse Sports is accepting team and individual registrations for the next 12-week session of youth and adult indoor soccer leagues. Games begin Tuesday through Jan. 28 depending on age group. Youth leagues are for ages 4-18, boys, girls and coed. Adult leagues are for women age 25-plus, men age 18-plus and men age 30-plus, and several coed adult divisions. All divisions are based on skill level. Register online at fieldhousesports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.


Concord High softball open workouts for any Concord High student will be hosted by coaches in the Concord High mini gym. The first three dates are Sunday (1-3 p.m.), Jan. 21 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Jan. 28 (1-3 p.m.). Players will work on hitting, throwing, catching and pitching. Follow @CHSTideSoftball on Twitter for updates. Contact head coach Duke Sawyer at sawduke2@comcast.net for more information.

Merrimack Valley baseball players and coaches will conduct their annual youth clinic series beginning in February. The clinic is geared for players age 8 to 12. The sessions are Feb. 11, Feb. 18, March 4 and March 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The other three sessions are scheduled for March 12 , March 14 and March 16 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The clinics are held at Merrimack Valley Middle School. Contact coach Sean Wheeler (848-9533) to sign up for one or all sessions. Space is limited.

Seacoast United Baseball Club will be hosting a one-day skills camp for 8U-12U players on Monday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Seacoast will also host a variety of specialized skill classes for 8U-14U players. The 12-week classes will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Registration for the one-day camp is $75. Cost for 12-week classes is $205. All camps will be held at the Seacoast United indoor facility at 10 Ferry Street, Suite 105. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com for more information.

Concord Crush Learn to Play lacrosse clinics will be held this winter. 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.

Little Strikers Indoor Soccer Clinics, hosted by FieldHouse Sports, is accepting registrations for the next session for ages 3-6. The next five-week session begins Jan. 27 and meets on Saturday mornings. The cost for Mini Strikers (age 3-4) is $40, and Little Strikers (age 5-6) is $50. Register online at fieldhousesports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Plymouth State University Softball clinics will start on Jan. 28 with special guests Dick Blood, the former head coach at Cornell University, and Harold Sachs, the former Salem High coach and current pitching coach at Merrimack College. Blood will lead a hitting clinic from 9-10:30 a.m., and Sachs will holding a pitching clinic from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost for these is $40 per player. Four more clinics will be led by Plymouth State softball coaches and players and will be held on four separate Saturdays; Feb. 3, 17 and 24 and March 3, from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $30 per player. There is also a team discount – if five or more players from the same team/league particpate, the cost is $15 per player. All clinics will take place in the Bank of New Hampshire Fieldhouse in ALLWell North on the Plymouth State campus. Contact Bruce Addison at beaddison@plymouth.edu for more information and to register.

FieldHouse Sports Soccer Skills and Goalkeeping Clinics will begin on Feb. 5. Six-week clinics (for players ages 6-60 of all abilities) meet on Monday afternoons and are directed by Jorge Pardo, director of Caramba Soccer Camps. 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.

Players needed

N.H. Lightning 14U ASA softball is looking to add a pitcher and infielder for the 2018 season, which will include winter workouts and six tournaments. To schedule a tryout or for more information, contact Will Johnson at willjohnsonnh@gmail.com or 497-0512.

Capital Alliance FC soccer is looking to finalize rosters for its spring seasons. Practices and “soft tryout” nights are Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. for G03, G04 and G05 at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow. Contact Ben Stephenson for more information at 491-3819. G06, G07 and G08 will be Friday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Fieldhouse Sports. Contact Andy Palhof at 568-7494. Teams will all play in the NEP and cost will average around $425/session for SNHU coaches, tournaments and league play.

New England Royals 18U softball team is looking for two players for the summer season. Player fee is $300 and includes uniforms, five tournaments and winter workouts. Tryouts will be at Concord Indoor Sports on Ferry Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 11 and March 18. Contact Peter Jenovese at 724-5023 or peterjenovese@gmail.com.

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.