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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Golf fundraiser

The Frank Monahan Foundation Golf Classic will be held on Sept. 24 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course to help raise money for the children of our communities. Registration is $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome. For more information, please visit frankmonahanfoundation.org.

NH Golf Day

Thursday will be the first-ever New Hampshire Golf Day. The New Hampshire Golf Association, The First Tee of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, the New Hampshire Chapter of the New England PGA and the New England Golf Course Owner’s Association are all coming together on the front lawn of the State House to celebrate the day. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include short-game tune-up lessons, putting strips, snag equipment and equipment to check out. There will be breakfast items in the morning and cupcakes in the afternoon.

JV results

Despite solid play in the net by Kyle Martin, the Bow JV boys’ soccer team fell to John Stark by the score of 3-1. Alex Cross scored the lone goal for the Falcons.

The Bishop Brady JV boys’ soccer team beat Winnisquam, 6-0. Evan Haas and Logan Hannigan led the passing and possession while Michael Rex and Miles Lavoie anchored the defense. Cole Chaudhari, Sal Aubin, and Jack Wolfram each scored two goals.

Savannah Wageman scored two goals and Kyanna Landry posted a shutout to lead the Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team to a 3-0 win against Bishop Brady. Maddie Carmicheal scored the other goal for the Hawks, who are 2-2-1. Brady coach Andrew Mattarazzo said his team, “played hard from start to finish and is improving each day.”

The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team improve to 5-0 with a 2-1 win over Laconia. Rory Campbell and Ryan Graham scored for Hopkinton, with assists by Ryan Brown and Hunter Boissy, who also hit the post three times. Aidan Burns had five saves.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ soccer team opened its season with a 7-4 win against Hillsboro. Will Chapin scored four goals for Hopkinton while Colby Boisy made six saves.

The Merrimack Valley Middle School field hockey team lost to Hopkinton, but goalie Isabelle Cochrane had 13 saves in goal for MV and defenders Hailey Gelinas, Olivia Kurkjian and Hailey O’Brien kept the Valley in the game.

NHMS results

Rick Doucette took the top spot while Sam Greenwood, son of Scott Greenwood, took second at Saturday’s Expert Dash for Cash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The top eight in the Expert Dash for Cash was rounded out by Adam Andrusia, Alex Guilbeault, Paul Duval, Kip Peterson, Ryan Stockman and Anthony Furia. Doucette finished the weekend with two first place finishes (GTL and MW Grand Prix), two second place finishes (LW Grand Prix and Formula 50 Lights), four third place finishes (Ultralight Superbike, HW Superbike, Combined 300 Superbike and MW Superbike) and one fourth place finish (Combined 300 Supersport).

Tyler Wasserbauer took the win in the Amateur Dash for Cash, and he also took first in the Amateur classes of GTO, Unlimited Grand Prix, HW Superbike, Unlimited Supersport, MW Supersport and Unlimited Superbike.

UNH news

Gabri Olhava and Maddie Wiedenfeld of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team were honored by America East on Tuesday. Olhava was voted co-Player of the Week and Wiedenfeld was named Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week. The duo led UNH to a 3-1 record last week. Olhava, a senior middle blocker, amassed 67 kills on a .392 hitting percentage in the four matches. All three of those numbers led the Wildcats, as did her 14 blocks. Wiedenfeld, a freshman middle blocker, totaled 52 kills on a .281 hitting percentage and also had 13 blocks in four matches last week; all those stats ranked second on the team.

Tryouts/Registrations

CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship is set for March 16 at SNHU Arena in Manchester. Tryouts for Team Fire are Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.), Sept. 28 (7:15-8:15 p.m.) and Oct. 6 (3:15-4:15 p.m.). Tryouts for Team Police are Sept. 22 (3:15-4:15 p.m.), Sept. 28 (6-7 p.m.) and Oct. 6 (2-3 p.m.). All tryouts are at Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College. Potential players must attend at least one tryout. Eligible participants include local and state police officers, sheriffs, marshals, homeland security, dispatchers, and corrections officers; full and part-time, call, and volunteer firefighters, dispatchers, and EMT/paramedics. Rosters will be announced in October with orientation, fundraising, and practices beginning in November. The event and its participants raise money for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility fall indoor soccer leagues are accepting registrations. 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.

Players needed

Penacook Soccer is looking for high school players, both boys and girls, for its Penacook Youth Soccer recreation teams. If interested, contact Tami Porter at penacooksoccer@yahoo.com or at 724-3280

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, 16U split-season and U14 hockey teams are in search of a few more players for the upcoming fall season. The 18U and 16U teams are open to experienced skaters in birth years 2000-03. The U14 team is open to experienced skaters born in 2004 or 2005. The Wolves are members 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 ne-wolveshockey.com or at AmericanHockeyInstitute.com.

Events

New Hampshire Comets softball organization will be holding its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday 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.

Andover Lions Club 13th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton on Monday. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $95 per golfer to enter, which includes green fees, cart, various contests, prizes and lunch. There will be open, ladies and senior divisions. All proceeds go to screening sight and hearing of school-children and provide glasses as needed. For entry forms or for more information, call club president John Hanscom (748-0944), Bill Leber (735-5144) or write to Andover Lions Club, P.O. Box 204, Andover, NH 03216.

19th Annual Bishop Brady Golf Classic will be on Sept. 21 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course to benefit Bishop Brady’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Sign up at bishopbrady.edu. Contact Paula Scrivens at pscrivens@bishopbrady.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.

NHTI Sports Management Club’s sports management conference will be held at NHTI on Oct. 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will include keynote speaker Michael McCann, who serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at UNH Law. The event will also feature Monitor sports editor Tim O’Sullivan, Waterville Valley’s Rene Schwartz, Gunstock’s Patrick McGonagle, founder of Millennium Running, John Mortimer and many more. The conference is intended for athletic and sports-minded professionals from every level. Student registrations before Sept. 20 cost $10 per person or $30 for a group. After Sept. 20, the cost is $15 per person and $40 for a group of four. Professional registration before Sept. 20 costs $35 per person and $80 for a group of four. Professional registration after Sept. 20 costs $40 per person and $100 for a group of four. For more information, contact Brianna Connolly at 674-4579 or briannaconn@comcast.net. You can also contact Paul Hogan at 230-4041 or phogan@ccsnh.edu.

28th annual Hopkinton New Hampshire Lions Club 5K Road Race and 2.5 Fitness Walk will be on Oct. 6. Race begins at 11 a.m. and the fitness walk will start at 11:05 a.m. The course starts and ends at Slusser Senior Center in Contoocook. Proceeds will benefit the Lions’ Sight and Hearing Programs. Cost on the day of the race is $15 for runners and $10 for walkers. If registered by Oct. 4, cost is $12 for runners and $8 for walkers. Visit hopkintonnhlions.com or contact Ted Story at 746-4347.

Friends of New England College Hockey Golf Outing is Oct. 13 at 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.

Franklin High School will be hosting its annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Day on Sept. 29. Collections of non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted at the gates for all games that day at Franklin High School and free admission will be given to those who donate at least two non-perishable food items. All proceeds will go to the Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry in Franklin.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Concord Parks & Recreation’s fall field hockey league (grades 2-5) will be played on Sundays through Oct. 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Rollins Park. The league provides opportunities for players to learn the basics of the game and develop their skills. Call 225-8690 for more.

NH Comets softball clinics will be held during the month of September. The clinics are open to girls ages 7 and up and there is no cost to participate. These clinics will be held at Sanel Park in Concord from 5:45-7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. Contact Chad Duford at 848-8428 with questions.

Tri Town Ice Arena Learn to Play Hockey Mite Development and House League programs for ages 4-15 are accepting registrations. Call 485-1100 to enroll or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com.

New Speed Workouts are being held at the Concord Sports Center. Become faster and learn how to use your body more efficiently within a flexible program. All athletes are welcome. Visit concordsportscenter.com or call 224-1655 and ask for David Brandt for more.