A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 13, 2018

JV result

The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (8-1) defeated Conant, 51-37. Bree Hamilton had a game-high 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Sophie Potter had nine points and back-to-back three-point shots in a pivotal second quarter were pivotal in the second quarter.

Middle school result

The Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team lost to Pennichuck, 69-48. Gabe Marquis lead the Pride with 17 points while Dom McGee and Eli Gove controlled the glass.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Royal Bank of Canada U12 girls lost to NE Wild, 2-1, but defeated Cape Cod Storms, 2-0. Madelynne Monahan scored for Concord aginst NE Wild. Monahan and Kacey Yorston scored in the victory over Cape Cod.

Tilton result

The Tilton School girls’ basketball team defeated Holderness, 68-38. Hopkinton’s Maddie Clark (15 points, five rebounds, three assists) led Tilton.

College standout

Franklin’s Dana Bean scored 20 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball team (8-4) from suffering its first North Atlantic Conference defeat, 87-66, against Husson. Bean, a sophomore center for the Chargers, also grabbed seven rebounds.


The Concord High girls’ basketball team is helping to raise money for Kooper Buchholz, a second grader at Christa McAuliffe School who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is also the younger brother of Kylar Buchholz, a sophomore on the Crimson Tide team. To donate, please go to gofundme.com/teambuchholz.

Cap City AAU tryouts

Cap City Basketball AAU tryouts will be held on Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 11 for boys and girls in grades 2-10. Players must attend tryouts on all three dates. There will be at least one team for every age group for boys and girls for the upcoming spring season. All tryouts will be held at Bishop Brady High School. Tryout times (same on all three dates) for grades 2-4 will be 2-3:20 p.m., grades 5-7 will be 3:30-4:45 p.m. and grades 8-10 will be 4:45-6 p.m. Cost is $30 in cash or $35 with a check and covers all three tryout dates. Email capcitybasketball@gmail.com with questions.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Merrimack Valley baseball players and coaches will conduct their annual youth clinic series beginning in February. The clinic is geared for players age 8-12. 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.

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.


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.

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.

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.