A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Monarchs news

The Manchester Monarchs announced that Doug Christiansen will take over as head coach and general manager for the 2018-19 season. Manchester, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced the hiring on Wednesday. Christiansen previously worked as the director of player development and recruitment for the USHL and was also named Coach of the Year in the Elite Ice Hockey League twice. The Monarchs open the season against Brampton on Oct. 13.

Fisher Cats result

Bo Bichette continued to swing a hot bat with a double and a run scored, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost on the road to the Akron RubberDucks, 8-2, on Wednesday night. New Hampshire’s Jonathan Davis (two hits) and Gunnar Heidt (three hits) both had strong games in an 11-hit attack. The Fisher Cats (38-26) return to action on Thursday for the rubber game of the series.


Public roller skating nights are returning this summer to the Douglas N. Everett Arena on Friday and Sunday nights. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are available for $5. Skating hours are 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and 5-7 p.m. on Sundays. Adult skating hours are Fridays from 8:15-10:15 p.m. and Sundays from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Visit concordnh.gov/rollerskating for more information.

John Stark Spring Sports Awards night will take place on Thursday. The evening will start in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. for dessert and drinks before moving to the gym at 6 p.m. where all teams will be recognized and the Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athlete awards will be presented. The evening will conclude with programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific recognition.

Hopkinton High Booster Club and football team Color Run will be on Friday at Houston Field in Hopkinton. Entry fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt. For more information go to events.myschoolcolorrun.com/event/2018-Hopkinton-Hawks-Booster-Club-NH.

Franklin Animal Shelter fundraiser golf tournament will be held Monday at Canterbury Woods Country Club. The event will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $400 per team, which includes green fees, golf carts, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Go to the franklinanimalshelter.com and click on the “Events” tab for more information or to register, or contact Tom at gsalfranklin@yahoo.com or 671-3909.

NHTI Athletics Department Golf Series will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on June 22. Cost is $450 for a team of four. Greens fees, cart and dinner are included. The tournament will be a shotgun start beginning at 1:30 p.m. Registrations begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, raffle, closest to the pin, longest drive, and other opportunities to win prizes. The second event is a nine-hole shotgun start tournament at Loudon Country Club on Aug. 21. Teams are $175 for a foursome or $50 per player. Driving range is open at 2 p.m., shotgun start at 3 p.m. with dinner and awards at 5 p.m. Space is limited. To submit a team, contact the NHTI Athletics department at 230-4041 or email phogan@ccsnh.edu.

The Hopkinton Youth Sports Association will be hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 23 from 10 a.m.-noon to celebrate Hopkinton Middle/High School’s newly refurbished tennis courts. HYSA and the Town of Hopkinton were able to restore the previously neglected courts thanks to generous contributions from the United States Tennis Association along with USTA New England and USTA New Hampshire. The first hour of the grand opening will be geared towards children ages 5-8, will feature an obstacle course and will allow parents to hit with their children. The second hour will be more focused on kids ages 8-12 and will use the smaller tennis court lines. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The courts will be available to the public following the opening and HYSA will begin youth and adult programming in July.

Belmont High senior Wyatt Paquin has been invited to represent New Hampshire on the Down Under Sports golf team in Queensland, Australia on July 5. Paquin will have a chance to compete for both individual and team championship titles, but is required to cover the cost of the 10-day trip. To help Paquin take his talents to an international stage, donations can be made online at DownUnderSports.com/payment/C752-EC08-5BEC.

World Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship will be held July 19 at the NHTI boat ramp. The Carboard Boat Regatta (for children) is at 4 p.m., the Novice Fun Paddle Run is at 4:45 p.m., and the championship 4K run 4K paddle is at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email twalton@nedelta.com.

New Hampshire Football Showcase will be held July 21 at Bedford High School. This is an exposure event designed for high school players who plan to play college football. For more information or to register, visit the New Hampshire Football Showcase website at xceleratethegame.com.

Concord High School Boys’ Soccer Alumni Game will be held on Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All former players are welcome. Contact head coach Scott Dunlop at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com with any questions.


Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility adult summer soccer leagues are accepting both team and individual registrations. Women’s 16 and older division begins June 25. All abilities are welcome. No experience needed. Teams play one weeknight game a week. Register at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Concord Little League Summer Baseball is accepting applications for children ages 8-12 who live in Concord and surrounding communities. Season begins the second week of July and finishes the second week of August and is held at Concord fields. Teams will be comprised of approximately 15 players per team to cover for players who want to go on vacation, camp, special nights, etc. Games are only played on weekday evenings, not Fridays. Cost is $35 per player and each player receives a team t-shirt and hat. Registration forms can be found by going to the CLL Resource page at concordnhlittleleague.org, by emailing gford15@comcast.net or at the Grappone Park Concession Stand in Concord. Applications are due by June 27.

Concord Sports Center will be offering a team in the Granite State Showcase League this fall. Tryouts will be held at Concord Sports Center July 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. and July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. This team is for players interested in playing collegiate baseball. For more information please contact Bryan Caruso at 224-1655 or concordcannons@icloud.com.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will host tryouts for its 2018/19 travel teams on July 30 from 5-7 p.m. (10U-12U) and July 31 from 5-7 p.m. (13U-14U). All tryouts are held at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility, 10 Ferry St., Suite 105. For more, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will host tryouts for its 2018/19 travel teams on July 30 from 5-7 p.m. (10U-12U) and July 31 from 5-7 p.m. (13U-14U). All tryouts are held at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility, 10 Ferry St., Suite 105. For more, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.


Concord Parks & Rec track & field camps for grades 1-7 will run Monday-June 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Memorial Field and will feature a variety of events. There is also a JV camp for ages 5-6 (not yet in first grade) designed to teach campers the fundamentals. Barb Higgins will direct both camps. For more go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

UNH men’s basketball team Elite Camp will be on June 23 for players entering grades 9-12 next fall. The camp features personalized skill instruction, 5-v-5 game play, college admission and NCAA Eligibility Center informational sessions. It will take place at Lundholm Gymnasium in the UNH Field House. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the session runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunch is included in the camp cost of $125. Register online at unhwildcats.com. Contact assistant coach Joshua.king@unh.edu. The team will also hold a Boys and Girls Basketball Day Camp for grades 2-9 from July 23-26.

Bonner Basketball Camp enters its 15th year and will take place June 25-29 in Concord at Rundlett Middle School, Abbot-Downing School and Christa McAuliffe School for kids in grades 3-12. Register online at bonnercamp.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.

The Seacoast United Baseball Club will host a summer baseball skills series on Mondays in July. Skills camps will focus on general hitting and defensive concepts. Camps will meet from 9-11 a.m. on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23 at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Facility located at 10 Ferry St. Registration is $75 per session and includes a t-shirt. For more, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

Concord Parks & Recreation Learn to Row program is being offered by Concord Parks along with Concord Crew for students in grades 7-12 from June 25-July 19 . The program runs Monday-Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Attendees will perform light land work on rowing machines, light conditioning exercises and learning the basics of sweep oar rowing and teamwork while out on the Merrimack River. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more.

Plymouth State basketball annual summer youth basketball camp will be held from June 25-28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp is designed for boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 7-16. Tuition is $195 for the four-day camp, which will be directed by current women’s and men’s basketball coaches, Allison Flynn and Andrew Novick, along with current and former players and coaches in the local area. The completed application and payment should be mailed to the address listed on the brochure. For more, contact Allison Flynn at ajflynn1@plymouth.edu or Andrew Novick at asnovick@plymouth.edu or call Plymouth State Athletics at 603-535-2770.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps information for this summer can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI is June 25-29, girls point guard and post player camp is July 1-3, boys point guard and post player camp is July 5-7, and the 25th annual Specialty Basketball Camp is July 22-26.

Hawks Baseball Camp for players ages 7-15 will be held June 25-28 at Hopkinton High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Dave Chase at 4chaseteam@comcast.net for a flyer and more information.

Hawks Softball Camp is open to all area girls ages 7-14. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun and is led by Hopkinton varsity softball coach Dan Meserve. The camp runs from June 25-28 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Hopkinton High School and the cost is $80, which includes a t-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org for more.

10th Annual IHB Youth Baseball Camp to benefit CHaD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) and other local charities will take place June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at Sanel Park in Concord. The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13. The cost is $75, which includes two tickets to New Hampshire Fisher Cats home game on June 28 against the Portland Sea Dogs. To register go to ihbbaseball.net or email Camp Director John Bly at coachbly20@comcast.net.

Crimson Tide Youth Cheerleading Camp will be held at Rundlett Middle School from July 9-13. Camp registration forms are available through elementary school physical education teachers or by emailing head coach Laura Norwalt-Owen at lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

Concord Parks & Recreation Co-ed Beginner Lacrosse Camp for ages 5-10 will be held from from July 9-13 from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp will teach all the skills and techniques needed to be a team-level player in a fun environment.

Concord Parks & Recreation Girls’ Lacrosse Camp for ages 8-14 will be held from July 16-20 from 9 a.m.-noon. Join coach Sean O’Brien for a week of skills, drills and games.

Tide Jumpers basketball camp is open to students in grades K-2 and will run from July 16-20 from 9-11 a.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp, which will emphasize ball handling, shooting, layups, passing and catching, sportsmanship and the basics of defense. Games are incorporated into each day. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more.

Basketball Developmental Camp is open to students in grades 3-4 and is focused on honing individual skills and preparing the camper for next season. The camp will run from July 16-20 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp. Go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for more.

Middle School 3-v-3 & Shooting Camp is open to students in grades 5-8 and will run from July 16-20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the City Wide Community Center. Concord High varsity coaches Dave Chase and Tim LaTorra will lead the camp, which focuses on skill development, shooting and understanding how to play three-on-three basketball.

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI on July 16-20 for boys and girls in grades 1-3. A second session for grades 4-11 will be led by Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson.

Bow High field hockey will host a two-day clinic at for players in grades 7-12 on July 18-19 at New England College with instruction provided by World Camp USA field hockey international staff. For more information or to register for this “European Camp on U.S. soil” go to worldcampusa.com/camps or email rcleary@bownet.org.

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.

CARAMBA Soccer Camps, run by USSF A licensed director Jorge Pardo, will be held for players in grades 1-8 throughout the summer. Field and goalie training locations and dates are: St. Paul’s School in Concord (July 23-27), Carpenter Fields in Chichester (July 30-Aug. 3) and Center Point Fields in Concord (Aug. 6-9). High school age players may attend the Aug. 6-9 training. Contact Jorge Pardo at 496-3579 or carambasoccercamps@gmail.com, or visit soccerskillscamp.org for more information.

Concord Parks & Recreation Field Hockey Camp for grades 3-9 will be held from July 30-Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Instruction by Merrimack Valley varsity field hockey coach Kim Kenney and coach Kate Letendre will provide young athletes the opportunity to improve their skills.

Players needed

New England Fusion U16 Gold softball is looking for a utility player to add to the team. The team currently has players from Concord, Pembroke, Litchfield, Londonderry, Pinkerton Academy, Souhegan, Windham and Milford. Practices are held in Londonderry and the team competes in local tournaments as well as nationals. Player fees will be prorated. For more information, contact head coach Mike Bernier at michael.bernier@myfairpoint.net.

New England Wolves U14 Hockey is looking for a few more players for the 2018-19 season. The team is open to experienced skaters in born in 2004 and 2005. The Wolves are part of the New England Premier Hockey League and play out of the Plymouth State Ice Arena and Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia. For more information, contact General Manager Andrew Trimble at scoringconcepts@gmail.com or visit the Woldves’ website at AmericanHockeyInstitute.com.

Central Force Basketball is looking for a few girls for its high school teams for the upcoming AAU season. If interested, call Mark Dionne at 340-1281.

Concord Sunset League is looking for baseball players, coaches and sponsors for the upcoming summer season. If you are interested, call Steve at 496-3674 or 224-3377 ext. 16.