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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Youth basketball

In Concord Recreation fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights defeated the Broken Ground School Orange team. Conner Hughes finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Ian Hughes added eight points and Magnus Watkins chipped in with six. Jaydin Lee played a strong overall game for Broken Ground.

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals Brochu Nursery and Landscaping Peewee 1 team beat Greater Lowell, 3-2. Cam Plumb accounted for two goals and Avery Condon added the other score. Evan Crandlemire and Alex Hanson finished with two assists apiece, while Gage Winter added one assist and Colin Logan played well in goal.

Maddy Monahan scored the lone goal for the Concord Capitals girls’ U12 hockey team in a 1-1 tie against the New England Pride on Sunday. In a contest against Hanover, Leah Beauregard scored for Concord in a 5-1 loss. In a 6-2 win against Assabet White, Sophia Branch, Camdyn Despres and Julz Kirrane all scored.

Prep results

In the annual Navy SEAL Foundation Hockey Game, the Proctor Academy boys’ team skated to an 8-4 win over Kents Hill School. The contest raised $4,302 to support the foundation’s hockey program for veterans all over the country.

College notes

The Plymouth State women’s hockey team will host a postseason game for the first time in program history when it faces the University of New England at Hanaway Rink on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Plymouth state junior Emelie Lindqvist was named the NECH Co-Goaltender of the Week, her fifth weekly recognition of the season. Lindqvist turned away 29 of 30 shots in a win over UMass-Boston on Friday. The Panthers won, 3-1.

Plymouth State junior Sam Brunnette was named the LEC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week after registering a pair of wins at the LEC and NEA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. Brunette earned his third-straight title in the 3,000 meter run by nearly 10 seconds. He added his second consecutive individual title in the mile run.


Health Club of Concord Tennis Camp is being offered for players ages 7 to 14. Cost is $199 for members, $269 for non-members. The camp will be held Feb. 26 through March 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Email tennisinfo@healthcluborconcord.com or call 224-7787 for more information.

Seacoast United is offering a two-day goalkeeper camp for ages 10 to 16 on March 1 and 2 at the indoor facility in Concord. Andy Pringle, Seacoast United’s director of goalkeeping, will run the camp. Cost is $65 per player. Reach out to Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for more information.

Concord High softball open workouts for any Concord High student will be hosted by coaches in the Concord High mini gym on Sunday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Feb. 25 (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 annual youth clinic series run by MV players and coaches for players age 8-12 has started. Sessions are Sunday, 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 5:30-6:45 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 clinic will run Feb. 26-27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the SUSC Concord Indoor Facility. Players will receive instruction on a wide variety of general baseball skills and situations and apply their skills during controlled game play on both days of camp. Cost is $135. Camp includes a t-shirt with registration. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com to register.

Umpire certification through the New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be available to anyone interested in umpiring high school baseball in the state for varsity, JV, freshmen and middle school. Classes begin March 25 at 2 p.m. at Laconia High School. Cost is $65. For more information, please contact Baseball Umpire Development Chairman Gary Noyes at 455-2714 or gnoyes76@gmail.com.

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.

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: 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.

NH Lady Cannons 16U White USA softball team is looking to add one player with infield or catching experience to complete its roster for the 2018 season. The team practices twice weekly at the Concord Sports Center and will participate in seven tournaments this summer. For information or to schedule a tryout contact Kevin McLaughlin at 496-5397 or kdmcl@comcast.net.

Seacoast Express United soccer is looking for players for the upcoming spring season for the following teams: U9/U10 boys and girls (players born in 2008 and 2009), U12 boys (need a goalkeeper), U13 boys (need three players born in 2005), U14 girls (need three players born in 2004) and U15-U18 boys and girls (all high school ages). Contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.


Concord High girls’ basketball team is fundraising 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.

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.

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

U18 High School Tennis Preseason Jamboree at the Health Club of Concord will be on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 from noon to 7 p.m. at 10 Garvin Falls Road in Concord. Players will play multiple matches against players of similar ability both days. To register, contact Dave Page at polarbr69@aol.com. The deadline to register is Feb. 20. For more information, contact Gary Roberts (327-4284, gpro66@gmail.com) or Rebecca Killinger (229-2046, killinger888@comcast.net).

NHIAA officials job fair will be held for anyone interested in officiating high school athletics in New Hampshire. The event will take place on April 4 at NHTI from 1-3 p.m. For more information contact Donna Plumb at dplumb@nhiaa.org or 228-8671.

Tryouts / Registrations

Central Force Basketball is holding tryouts for its girls’ team on March 10 at Belmont High School and March 11 at Belmont Middle School. On March 10, grades 5-6 tryout from 9 to 11 a.m., grades 7-8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., grades 9-12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. On March 11, grades 9-12 tryout from noon to 1:30 p.m., grades 7-8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., grades 5-6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tryout fee is $25. Call Mark at 340-1281 for more information.

Concord Northeast baseball and softball season registration is open at concordnortheast.com. Email questions to concordnortheast@gmail.com.

Cap City Basketball AAU tryouts will be held on 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.

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race registration runs Through Feb. 26. Entrants in the race, a grueling 7.6 miles up New Hampshire’s famously steep and scenic Mt. Washington Auto Road, are chosen by a lottery, accessible at mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race. Lottery registration closes on Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m. Following the close of registration for the lottery, a computer randomly selects the runners who will be entered in the race. The entry fee, charged to those who are selected, is $95. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the lottery will be sent via email to each applicant on March 1. This year’s race will take place on June 16 with a 9 a.m. start.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball is accepting player registrations for the 2018 season at mvybs.org. MVYBS serves boys and girls ages 4-16 from Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury, Andover and Loudon. In-person registration will be held at Penacook Community Center on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and on March 10 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Scott McPherson at mcphersonnh@gmail.com or 496-3518.

Concord National Youth Softball registration is now open at concordsoftball.org. Girls in grades kindergarten and up in the south end of Concord are encouraged to join. You can also register in person at Abbot-Downing School from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 22, March 7 and March 21. Registration ends March 31. Send questions to cnysoftball@gmail.com.

FieldHouse Sports youth soccer clinics are now open for registration. The next five-week session of Little Strikers soccer skills clinics, for ages 3-6 begins March 3 and meets Saturday mornings. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) is $40 and Little Strikers (ages 5-6) is $50. T-shirt included. Register online at FieldhouseSports.com or call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.