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

Published: 3/11/2018 9:46:32 PM
Colby-Sawyer results

The Colby-Sawyer College baseball team split a doubleheader with Cazenovia on Sunday at the Lake Myrtle Complex in Auburndale, Fla. The Chargers won the first game, 3-1, and lost, 8-6, in game two. Senior Andrew Clay (Hopkinton) tossed an inning-plus of relief, striking out one and allowing one hit in the second game.

UNH notes

University of New Hampshire senior swimmer Liza Baykova won the 50 free and 100 breast, while placing second in the 100 free against national competition at the CSCAA National Invitational at Navy. Baykova won the 50 free with a school and America East record of 22.60 seconds. She finished the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.99.

Youth basketball

The Concord Recreation fifth- and sixth-grade Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights boys’ basketball team beat the Abbot Downing School Grey Team in the semifinals. Connor Hughes led the way for the Blue Knights with 11 points, while Alan Twite added seven and Magnus Watkins played great defensively. For Abbot Downing, Elie Bahuma finished with seven points and Ashton Lyons added five.

Youth hockey

Gavin Currier scored the lone goal for the Ace of Blades Mowing Concord Capitals Peewee 2 team during a 4-1 loss to the NE Edge on Sunday. On Saturday, the squad enjoyed a fine offensive showing in a 7-2 win over Reading. Griffin Norwalt, Adien Ciminesi (three), Hayden Ford, Caleb May and Gavin Nestler all scored. Dougie Smith, Soren Puc (two), Ford (two), Norwalt and Bobby Bourgault all had assists.

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 Sunday. 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 Crew is seeking high school and middle school students from the greater Concord area to join its team. Spring season starts mid-March. No experience needed; scholarships available. Information and registration at concordcrew.org.

Host families needed

Winnipesaukee Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League are looking for local families to host players for the upcoming summer season. Players typically range from 19-22 years of age and will arrive the first week of June and leave the first week of August. Host families are asked to provide a spare room with a bed, access to shower and laundry facilities, and occasional meals for their player – typically breakfast. Transportation is not required. Host families are offered free season tickets for their entire household, three free weeks of baseball camp for their children, free admission to all other NECBL venues, and access to special events before and during the season. Email hosting@muskratsbaseball.com or call 413-330-6304 for more information.


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.

NHIAA/NHADA Division-III Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony will be on Monday at 9:30 a.m., at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. All senior scholar athletes will be recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence. Senior student athletes are nominated each year by their school based on the following criteria: must have a B-plus grade point average throughout their high school career, must letter and be currently active in at least two NHIAA recognized sports, must participate in community service activities, and must be role models for their peers.

Bow High School Winter Athletic Awards will be held on Monday at 6 p.m.

Hillsboro-Deering High School Winter Sports Awards night will be Wednesday 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.

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.


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

Concord Babe Ruth Baseball has opened registration for the upcoming season. Players can be registered online at concordbrl.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. For more information contact Scott McPherson at mcphersonnh@gmail.com or 496-3518.

Frank Monahan Foundation 5K will be held on Saturday at Rollins Park in Concord. Proceeds will benefit Tedy’s Team and Concord Parks & Recreation, with the hopes of improving the basketball and tennis courts at Rollins Park. Adults are $25 per runner. Children (12 and under) are $15 per runner. First 100 runners that register will receive a free FMF 5K t-shirt. Register at frankmonahanfoundation.org.

Auditions to sing the national anthem for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats will be held on Monday from 9-11 a.m. at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. To reserve an audition spot, performers must register online via NHFisherCats.com. The auditions are open to all soloists, duos, trios, quartets and instrumentalists. If selected, performers will receive four complimentary tickets to the game at which they’ve been selected to sing.

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 March 21. Registration ends March 31. Send questions to cnysoftball@gmail.com.

Merrimack Valley Blue Storm Sports youth lacrosse registration is open for boys and girls in grades K-6. Season starts in late March. Teams are U.S. Lacrosse certified and partner with Positive Coaching Alliance (positivecoach.org) to ensure Blue Storm sports focus on sportsmanship, learning life lessons and having fun. Go to bluestormsports.com for more information.

Granite State Raiders AAU basketball tryouts/registrations will be held March 24-25 at Bishop Brady High School. March 24 schedule: grades 6-8, noon-1:30 p.m.; grades 9-10, 1:30-3 p.m. March 25 schedule: grades 6-8, 8:30-10 a.m.; grades 9-10, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information call Frank Alosa at 491-2495.

Indoor soccer leagues at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow are accepting youth and adult registrations for both teams and individuals for the next eight-week session. Games begin April 17-21, depending on the age group, and the session runs through mid-June. Coed youth leagues (ages 8-18) play on Saturday afternoons and adult leagues play on weeknights. Adult leagues offered are for women 25-plus, men 18-plus, men 30-plus and several adult coed leagues based on ability. Register at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.


Merrimack Valley baseball annual youth clinic series run by MV players and coaches for players age 8-12 has started. Sessions are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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.

Soccer Skills and Goalkeeping Clinics will begin on March 19 and run for six weeks at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow. Clinics are for players of all abilities, ages 6-60, and meet Monday afternoons. Camp will be directed by Jorge Pardo, Director of Caramba Soccer Camps. Cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. Register at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

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.

Little Strikers soccer skills clinics will start on April 7 at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow. Clinics, for ages 3-6, meets Saturday mornings for five weeks. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) is $40 and cost for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) is $50. T-shirt included. Register at FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Seacoast Express United Spring Rec Soccer will hold a six-week clinic on Saturday mornings at NHTI. Clinic for grades pre-K through two will start on April 14 and run through May 19. Cost is $35 per player. Free SUSC Nike T-shirt included. Contact Darrell at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for more information.

Concord Parks and Recreation golf camp is April 24-27 for kids ages 12-16. The camp includes a junior membership for the golf season. Space is limited. Register at concordparksandrec.com.

Crimson Tide Wrestling Camp will be June 25-29 at Concord High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp is for wrestlers in grades K-12. Contact Nick Zeras at 785-9705 or nickzeras@gmail.com for more information.

Seacoast Express United soccer will hold a summer camp at NHTI July 23-27 for the U-10 through U-15 age groups. Cost is $220 per play. Contact Mo Abdirizak at 415-0146 or mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com for more information.

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