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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Friday, September 14, 2018
Middle school results

Behind a well-balanced attack, the Weare Middle School field hockey team topped Pelham, 5-0. Adie Bolduc paced the team with two goals and one assist, but was aided by teammates Courtney Cranshaw (goal), Reagan Fischer (goal, assist), Sophia Lundeen (goal), Aubrey Fischer (assist) and Hailey Brisson (assist).

The Concord Capitols varsity football team improved to 2-0 with a 48-28 victory over Laconia. Austin Wells and Peter Reid led the offense with multiple touchdowns apiece, while Devon Farwell and Aidan Diachenko anchored the lines for Concord. The Capitols JV middle school team fell to Gilford, 36-0, despite solid performances from Avery Lawrence and Sawyer McCready.

In a dual cross country meet against Weare Middle School, Henniker Community School’s Sophia McGinty won the girls’ race, while teammates Izabel Korbet and Eleanor Girardet placed fourth and fifth, respectively. In the boys’ race, Seth Marquardt took second overall. Austin Patenaude finished sixth and Alex Keirstead took seventh.

The Rundlett Middle School girls’ soccer team lost its season opener against Salem Woodbury, 5-1. Jenna Moore and Rachel Gridley played outstanding in net, while Whitney Vaillant put Rundlett on the scoreboard with the team’s lone goal. Maddie Kelley, Gabby Chown and Corrine Magee all played well in generating offensive chances.

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ soccer A team improved to 2-0 with a 6-0 victory over Woodbury. Enock Amani led the way with a pair of goals. Nick Dibueno, Fabrice Nshuti, Jacque Tunguru and Jimmy Rutikanda scored one goal apiece. Dan Revellesse, Darjee Shamir and Benjamin Masur had strong field games. Max Lahey and Nader Watcher shared a second straight shutout in goal.

The Bow Middle School boys’ soccer team picked up a 2-1 win over Pelham to open the season. Wesley Michaelis notched the first score, assisted by Evan Cook, while Calen Smith delivered the game-winning score on penalty kick. Playing well defensively was Patrick Wachsmuth.

JV results

The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team cruised past Sanborn to secure its third win of the season.

Aidan Burns made four saves, Rory Campbell notched the equalizer and Ryan Brown drilled a 35-yard shot off an assist from Hunter Boissy to lift the Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team past Sanborn, 2-1.

College standouts

Caitlyn Keenan (Bow) scored her first goal of the season, but the University of New Hampshire field hockey team lost to Dartmouth, 2-1. Keenan’s goal tied the game in the 83rd minute to force overtime.

Coaching clinic

For the 15th straight year, NHTI will be hosting a basketball coaching clinic on Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at NHTI. The annual coaching clinic will offer topics and resources for coaches at all levels and will also include live demonstrations simulating drills with lecturers. Door prizes and a light breakfast and lunch are part of the clinic registration free. This year’s clinic will feature many of the state’s top basketball coaches and will be instructed by Jen Fithian (NHTI), Alex Tyrel (Vermont Technical College), Andrew Novick (Plymouth State), Dennis Ordway (NHIAABO), Ryan Cain (Keene State) and Jason Harris (UMass-Boston). The cost of the clinic is $60 per person or $100 for coaching staff of three or more. It is also limited to the first 80 people to sign up. For more information, contact NHTI athletic director Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Cap City Basketball fall clinics will be starting Thursday and Sept. 21 and run through Nov. 23. Clinics for advanced sixth-graders through ninth-graders will be Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and clinics for third-graders through inexperienced sixth-graders will be on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 cash at the door ($25 check) or $175 for all 10 weeks. No pre-registration is required and walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $15 for Cap City Fall League Players. Email capcitybasketball@gmail.com with questions.

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 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.

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

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.

Public ice skating at the Douglas N. Everett Arena in Concord returns on Monday and will continue for the season through March 12. Skating hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays (starting Oct. 13) and 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sundays (starting Sept. 23). Admission is $5 (kids under age three are free) and skate rentals are available if needed for an additional $5. Cash or check accepted. Adult stick practice (ages 14 and up) will also be returning for the season on Monday through March 11. Practice hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-11:20 a.m. Additional hours are available Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. until Nov. 21. Admission is $10 (goalies have free entry). Helmet and gloves are required and full equipment is recommended. Youth stick practice (ages 13 and under) will be starting on Sept. 21and continue through Nov. 23. Practice hours will be from 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Admission is $10 (goalies have free entry). Full equipment is required.

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.

Southern New Hampshire University Junior Tennis Extravaganza will be on Sept. 22 at the SNHU tennis courts for players ages 7-18. Watch the SNHU women’s team play a match at 11 a.m., followed by campus tours starting at noon. From 2-4 p.m. there will be on-court hitting and instruction from the SNHU tennis teams. This event is a great opportunity to talk to college coaches. Extravaganza will have games, prizes and food. Call Rebecca Killinger at 229-2046 if you are interested in attending.

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.

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.

Franklin High School hosting 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.

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.