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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Friday, August 17, 2018
Golf results

Concord High School senior Evan Makris won the Bill Heinz City Junior Golf Championship held at both Loudon and Concord Country Club last weekend.

The teams of Dave Mattson and Kraig Burnham, and DJ Knapton and Hugh Emerson finished tied for the low score of 62 during Men’s Day League action at Concord Country Club.

Sunset League

Century 21 jumped out to a 6-0 lead in Game 3 of the Sunset League Baseball Championship series and held on to win, 8-4, over Grappone to claim the title. Century 21 won a wild first game, 6-4, before dropping the second game, 4-3. In the rubber game, Andrew Salta and Joe Routhier each had three hits, while Tom Hyland earned the victory on the mound.

Tennis results

In quarterfinal action of the Concord City B Tennis tournament, Todd Place defeated Harka Gurung, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Other matches on the day included Scott Blassingame defeating Rikash Gurung, 6-0, 6-1, and Matt Salter beating Krishna Giri, 6-4, 6-4. The remaining match featuring Mike Lewis against Bir Shah will be played at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Bow Brook Club. Also scheduled for Friday is the semifinal doubles match. Bill Simonton and Roy Weddleton take on Charles O’Leary and Art LeBlanc at 4:45 p.m., while Giri and Harka Gurung meet Dan Meserve and Brian Fontaine.

College notes

Junior transfer Ally Reynolds tallied her first goal as a Wildcat and the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team defeated the Rhode Island Rams, 4-3, on Thursday. Reynolds’s goal proved to be the game-winner as it came with 52 seconds left in the first overtime. Sofia Borea, Megan Kikosicki and Casey Peterson accounted for UNH’s other three scores.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Concord Parks & Rec preseason soccer camp for grades 3-6 with international coaches will be Aug. 20-24 from 5:30-8 p.m. The camp will feature drills for foot skills, tactical practices and freestyle soccer. For more go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.

Concord Parks & Recreation beginner to advanced archery classes will run Saturday afternoons for six-week sessions at the Green Street Community Center. Class instructor is Dana White. The next session begins Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Contact Concord Rec at 225-8690 for more information.

Little Strikers soccer skills clinics (ages 3-6) will be held at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow on Saturday mornings starting Sept. 8. Clinics run through the late spring and are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) is $40. Cost for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) is $50. T-shirt included. Register online at FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Tryouts/Registrations

Concord Parks & Recreation Boot Camp, 45 minutes of fast, high intensity, sweaty fun, is accepting registrations. Each class is different, using a variety of formats and equipment and will challenge your body in new ways. Classes run Wednesdays from 5-5:45 p.m. until Sept. 12, and Saturdays from 8:15-9 a.m. until Sept. 8. Instructed by Jodi Cornell.

Cap City Fall Basketball tryouts will be on Saturday and Aug. 26 at Bishop Brady High School for boys and girls of all abilities between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade. Tryout fee is $30 and covers all three tryout dates (Aug. 26 tryout is only for those who could not attend the first three). Cap City Basketball offers a variety of Fall League and AAU teams. For specific tryout times for each grade level visit capcitybasketball.com or email capcitybasketball@gmail.com.

Seacoast United Cubs Baseball Club will be hosting its final tryout for 2018/19 teams on Monday at the SUSC Concord Indoor Facility. The 10U, 11U, 12U tryouts are 5-6:30 p.m., followed by 13U, 14U tryouts from 6:30-8 p.m. For more, contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

NFL Flag Football is being offered by Concord Parks and Recreation. It is a league for boys and girls, ages 6-11. The league provides boys and girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football while playing in a safe environment. The league runs Sundays from Sept. 9-Oct. 21. Ages 6-8 meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m., ages 9-11 meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and ages 12-14 meet 1:30-3:30 p.m. Final signup deadline is Aug. 24.

Concord Crew fall registration is open. No experience needed and everybody rows. Concord Crew is a non-profit organization providing middle and high school age kids throughout the Capital Area with an opportunity to learn new skills, achieve and maintain great fitness and make friends. Go to concordcrew.org. Register by Aug. 27.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility fall indoor soccer leagues are accepting registrations. Leagues offered for adults are men 18-plus, men 30-plus, women 25-plus and adult coed. All abilities are welcome. Games begin the week of Aug. 27. Teams play one night a week (Monday-Thursday) for eight weeks. Twelve-week youth leagues (ages 5-18) begin the week of Oct. 29. Register online at fieldhousesports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Rundlett Middle School athletics registrations are open. Parents must sign in to their PowerSchool Parent account at ps.sau8.org, or go to sau8.org and choose Athletics. If you have not yet signed up to PowerSchool Parent, you will need the one-time Access ID and access password for each of your children, which may be obtained from Rundlett Middle School at 225-0862. Rundlett registration closes Sept. 8. Athletes are strongly encouraged to register at this time.

Players needed

Seacoast Express United is looking for soccer players for the upcoming season in the NEP League. The program needs two boys born in 2010, two boys born in 2009 and two boys born in 2008. SEU is also looking for two girls born in 2005 or 2006 to fill out the roster. Contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com or at 421-4481 for more information.

New England Wolves 18U and 16U split-season hockey teams are in search of a few more players for the upcoming fall season. The team is open to experienced skaters in birth years 2000-03. The Wolves are members of the New England Premier Hockey League. For more information, contact GM Andrew Trimble at scoringconcepts@gmail.com or visit the Wolves website at ne-wolveshockey.com.

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 Wolves’ website at AmericanHockeyInstitute.com.

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

Peak FC soccer and futsal club is looking for a few more boys born in 2007 and 2008 for its premier team for this fall. If interested please contact the club at info@peakfc.net or go to peakfc.net.

Concord Capitols Football and Cheer is still looking for cheer and football players for the upcoming season. Competitive cheer for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade is available, as is flag football for girls and boys ages 5-8 and tackle football for ages 7-14. Visit concordcapitols.org to sign up or contact Jen Diachenko at jdiachenko@gmail.com or by phone at 608-7470.

Officials Needed

New Hampshire Wrestling Officials Association is looking for high school and youth officials for the upcoming season. The NHWOA will be holding an apprentice clinic on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Mi-Te-Na in Alton. If interested, contact NHWOA president Rick Ross at 396-8238.

Events

The Friends of New England College Hockey Golf Outing is Oct. 13 Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes, cart, BBQ, awards and a NEC keepsake. Cost without golf is $25. For sponsorship opportunities or to register as a foursome or individual contact John Lineberry at pilgrimhockeyfriends@gmail.com.

Concord High School’s Meet the Coach Night is scheduled for Thursday in the school’s auditorium at 7 p.m.
All fall athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend. Individual team meetings wil begin at 7:15 p.m. Teams will meet in the following places: Girls’ soccer in room 3090; girls’ cross country in room 2042; field hockey in the media center; spirit in room 2013; volleyball in the gymnasium; boys’ cross country in room 4027; football in the auditorium; Boys’ soccer in the lecture hall; and golf in the library.

The John Stark Fall Sports Parent/Athlete meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school’s gym. Following a brief presentation parents will be sent to various classrooms to meet with the coaches. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian is are expected to attend.

The New Hampshire Comets softball organization will be holding its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Bishop Brady High School. New board members for the 2019 season will be considered at the meeting. Positions including vice president, equipment manager, secretary, schedule/field coordinator, player representative and public relations will be voted on. Interested applicants are encouraged to come with a brief statement on how they can help the organization. Contact Bob Palisis at 231-1446 with questions.

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.

Wanakee Wilderness 5K is on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Wanakee United Methodist Center, 75 Upper New Hampton Road, Meredith. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The 5K trail race goes through the hills and mountains with a view of Lake Pemigewasset. Registration is $25 ahead of time or $30 on race day. There will be a BBQ and silent auction after the race. Register at wanakeewilderness5k.com.

Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic will be held Thursday at Den Brae Golf Course in Sanbornton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration and sponsorship forms can be found at townofboscawen.org/oldhomeday.golf. The cost for a foursome is $360, which includes 18 holes, cart, prizes and chicken barbeque. Sponsorships start at $100. Email lymancousens@comcast.net or call 796-6446 for more information.

12th annual Davis & Towle Friendly Kitchen 5K is Sept. 7 at NHTI in Concord. The race begins at 5:30 p.m. Walkers are encouraged. There will be a children’s run at 6:15 p.m., music, refreshments, age awards and a giant raffle. Contact Perry Seagroves at pseagroves@ccsnh.edu for more information.

Par for Hooves Golf Scramble to Benefit Live and Let Live Farms will be held Sept. 24 at Pembroke Pines Country Club. The fee is $500 per foursome. For additional ways to sponsor and more information, contact Chris Robinson at cperci33@gmail.com or 340-1479.