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

  • Concord All-Star Nick Reynolds beats the tag at first base in the fourth inning against Laconia on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Grappone Park. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Bailey Cassin throws the ball infield during a Capital Area 8U All Stars softball team practice at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The state champion team is heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • The Capital Area 8U All Stars state champion softball team practices at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, before heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • Concord Little League All-Star Nick Reynolds slides in safely as Laconia shortstop Ben Beaudoin tries to apply the tag in the second inning at Grappone Park in Concord on Friday, July 13, 2108. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 11/5/2018 11:43:27 PM

Youth hockey results

The Professional Firefighters Concord Capitals Bantam 3 team lost to Newton, Mass., 11-0, defeated the NE Edge, 3-2. Matthew Tetreault and Abram Martel scored for Concord. Logan Daigle had an assist.

■Colin Logan posted a shutout for the Concord Capitals Bantam 1 squad in a 1-0 victory over the Upper Valley Storm. Nathaniel Johnson scored the game-winner for the Caps late in the third period off assists from Heath Mann and Joey Tarbell.

■The Above All Collision Concord Bantam 2 team defeated South Boston, 8-2. Sam Foulds scored four goals while Jonathan McDonald, Aiden Ramshaw, Colby Despres and Zack McCoy had one apiece. Ramshaw and McCoy also had assists. Aidan Miller and Kalan Gaudreault played well in goal.

■The Concord Orthopaedics Capitals U19 team lost to the Boston Bandits, 4-1. Sydney Fascetta scored off an assist by Trinity White. Blaise Bartell played well in net for the Capitals.

■The Bob Mariano Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Peewee 2 team defeated Lexington/Bedford, Mass., 3-0. Tyler Carter, Keller Ramshaw and Evan Purtell scored for Concord. Felix Prieto had assists. Garret Bishop had the shutout in net.

College standout

Belmont’s Alexus Day, a freshman on the St. Michael’s women’s cross country team, was the sixth-fastest runner for the Purple Knights at the Northeast-10 Championships, finishing 104th overall in 26:07 (6K). St. Michael’s finished 14th out of 15 teams.

John Stark sports awards

The John Stark Fall Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and families will take place on Nov. 14. 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 present sportsmanship and scholar-athlete awards will be presented. The evening will conclude with programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific recognition.

Franklin alumni hoops games

The Franklin High School Boosters Club will be hosting the annual alumni basketball games on Nov. 21 at the Franklin Middle School gymnasium. The first game will be at 5:30 p.m. and feature this year’s FHS girls’ varsity team vs. women’s alumni and the second game at 7 p.m. will feature odd-year men’s alumni vs. even-year men’s alumni.

Players needed

NH Lady Cannons 18U White USA Softball team is looking for one experienced player to complete its roster for the upcoming season. For more information or to schedule a personal tryout, contact Kevin McLaughlin at kdmcl@comcast.net.

NH Lightning 14U softball white team is looking for players and pitchers. If interested in playing, contact coach Johnson at 14uwhitemanager@nhlightning.org.

NH Lightning 18U black team is in need of a catcher for the upcoming season. If interested, contact coach Taylor at 18ublackmanagernhlightning.org.

NH Lightning 18-plus team is looking for players, pitchers and catchers. If interested, contact 18plusmanagernhlightning.org.

Teams needed

8th annual Andover Lions basketball tournament has openings for a boys’ middle school team and a girls’ middle school team. Tournament will be at Proctor Academy on December 28-29. Entry fee is $100 per team. Contact Dick O’Connell at 934-0245 or email xlpdroc@metrocast.net.


Public ice skating at the Douglas N. Everett Arena in Concord 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 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. 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 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 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.

Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr will be visting Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on Wednesday at 8 p.m. to sign copies of his new book Bobby: My Story in Pictures. Tickets for this event are limited. Go to gibsonsbookstore.com/event/bobby-orr for more information.

Franklin High School Fall Sports Banquet, hosted by the Franklin High School Booster Club, will be on Thursday in the cafeteria. The banquet will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Awards will start at 6:30 p.m. The football, soccer and field hockey teams will bring main dishes and the cheer and volleyball teams will bring desserts. Please direct any questions to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Bishop Brady Galloping Gobbler, a 4-mile run or walk, will be held on Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. with onsite registration starting at 7 a.m. at Bishop Brady High School. Register online at bishopbrady.edu. Contact Annie Alosa at aalosa@bishopbrady.edu for more information.


FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper Clinics are taking registrations for its next six-week sessions, directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps. The next clinic begins Dec. 17, meet on Monday afternoons and are available for players ages 6-60. The cost is $60 for ages 6-8 and $70 for ages 9-adult. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

New England Wolves hockey program will be putting on its High School Preseason Skill Skate at Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia on Nov. 21. The focus of the skate, which takes place from 4:30-5:45 p.m., will be on timing, conditioning and game skills. The event will be coached by former NHL draft pick and EHL head coach Tim Kunes, as well as Wolves General Manager Andrew Trimble. Cost is $30 is participants can register online at newolveshockey.com. For more information, email Andrew Trimble at scoringconcepts@gmail.com.

Seacoast Express United will be offering a six-week soccer Combination Passing Clinic beginning on Dec. 13. The class will focus on passing and receiving with combination play. All the exercises will be challenging the players to play quickly with one or two touches. Both classes will be coached by full-time professional coaches. For U9-U11, the clinic will run from 5-6 p.m. and costs $75 for the six weeks. For U12-U14, the clinic will run from 6-7 p.m. and costs $75 for the six weeks. For more detials, contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

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.

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