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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

JV results

The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated John Stark, 55-52. Keegan Paradise (11 points), Tyler Troy (11 points) and Dominique Cronshaw (10 points) led Coe-Brown. George Lord (12 points), Jacob Greene (10 points) and Tyler Hazzard (10 points) led John Stark.

The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Mascoma, 67-30.

The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (11-3) defeated Newport, 46-38. Brooke Carlson had a game-high 14 points and Maddie Bishop, Fiona Beane and Bree Hamilton each added eight.

Youth basketball

The Bow K fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball team defeated Weare 1, 40-11, in the first round of the playoffs. Aidan McMahon (nine points), Jonathan Gancarz (eight points), Patrick Walton (eight points), Eli Berrigan (five points), Barry Duffy (four points, led team in assists), Brady Lambrou (four points) and Adam Folsom (two points) scored for Bow.

In Concord Recreation seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ basketball, the Dark Knights defeated the Orange Team, 28-14. Nathan Lantz had terrific defense and Samir Darjee led the team in steals. Quinny Caryl-Klika added four points. Paul Viola had a great game overall for Orange and Jacob Orlon scored four points.

Youth hockey

The Concord Coach Lines Squirt 1 team defeated Triton, 6-1. Carter Doherty led the way with three goals while Jaden Haas, Trevor Craigue and Rowan Arndt each chipped in one. Michael Mounsey and Brayden Beauregard both played well inside the blue lines.

Youth fencing

Three teenage fencers out of Concord Fencing Club, Concord’s Samantha Induni, Bedford’s Evan Johnson and Hopkinton’s Will Hadley are heading to Memphis, Tenn., later this week to compete in the Junior Olympics. Fencers are coached by Edmundo Martinez and Shawn Brooks.

Wildcat awarded

University of New Hampshire’s Mike Shanahan, a senior on the men’s indoor track and field team, won his fifth-straight America East Field Performer of the Week. Shanahan, a Dover native, won the weight throw at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational over the weekend at Boston University with a toss of 71 feet, 2 inches.

HDHS winter awards

Hillsboro-Deering High School’s Winter Sports Awards night will be March 14 at 6 p.m. Teams will meet in the HDHS gymnasium before going to breakout rooms. Boys’ basketball will meet in the gymnasium, girls’ basketball will meet in the library, spirit will meet in the cafeteria, Alpine skiing will meet in room 101 and bowling will meet in room 102.


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

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.

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.

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 are chosen by a lottery, accessible at mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race. Lottery registration closes on Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the lottery will be sent via email to each applicant on March 1.

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.

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

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

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

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.