A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 11/9/2018 12:06:40 AM

Plymouth State awards

A pair of Plymouth State University cross country runners were recipients of major awards given by the Little East Conference. Senior Sam Brunnette was named LEC Men’s Runner of the Year, while freshman Kim Bowles was named Women’s Rookie of the Year. Brunnette was selected Runner of the Week four times this fall. He becomes the first three-time Runner of the Year, after also claiming Rookie of the Year in 2015. The most decorated runner in PSU history, Brunnette captured a third-straight LEC title this fall, becoming just the second runner in league history to accomplish the three-peat. In four races this fall, the veteran grabbed three titles and a second place finish. Bowles is the first PSU woman to collect a major LEC cross country award. The five-time Rookie of the Week posted four top-15 performances, including the individual title at the Charger Open at Colby-Sawyer and a fifth-place finish at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College. She was the Panthers’ top female finisher in five of six races this year. The duo will compete in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships at Bowdoin College on Saturday. Brunnette captured the New England title a year ago.

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 Dec. 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.

John Stark Fall Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and families will take place on Wednesday. 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 High School annual alumni basketball games, hosting by the FHS Boosters Club, will be 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.

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


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 details, contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

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, meets on Monday afternoons and is 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.

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.

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.

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