A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 11/28/2018 11:37:34 PM
Middle school results

The Merrimack Valley Middle School boys’ basketball team opened the season with a 43-41 come-from-behind victory over West Running Brook. Gavin Wheeler led the Pride with 16 points. Andrew Suprenant added 11 points and Alex Eddy chipped in with seven.

Youth hockey results

The Above All Collision Concord Bantam 2 team came from behind to earn a 3-3 tie against the Framingham Bantam 2 team. Concord came from behind to tie the game. Concord’s goals were scored by Reece Reedenauer, Sam Foulds and Jonathan McDonald, who netted the game-tying goal. Zack McCoy, Colby Despres, McDonald, Aiden Ramshaw, and Nick Martel provided the assists for Concord.

UNH results

Junior forward Ashley Storey scored 12 points and freshman guard Kari Brekke had 10, but the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team (1-6) lost at Boston University, 60-39, on Wednesday night. BU improved to 3-2.

■The UNH men’s basketball team dropped to 2-5 with an 82-53 home loss against Boston University (4-4).

Colby-Sawyer results

Franklin’s Dana Bean had a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds and Bishop Brady graduate Jourdain Bell scored 23 points to lead the Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball team to a 111-76 win at Rivier University.

Plymouth State results

Junior Jaylen LeRoy scored a team-high 23 points to help the Plymouth State men’s basketball team beat Castleton, 87-76, and to become the 31st player in program history to reach 1,000 points.

St. Paul’s results

Gaby Roy scored four goals and Natalie Tulchinsky had three as the St. Paul’s girls’ hockey team opened the season with a 10-0 win against Brewster Academy.

Skate with ex-Bruins

On Dec. 15 join the Boston Bruins Alumni Team at Loon Mountain’s The Rink at RiverWalk in Lincoln for skating, cocktails, silent auction, appetizers and photo opportunities. All proceeds from the event will be donated to New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain. All ages are welcome. The 30-minute VIP skating sessions will take place from 4-6 p.m. by reservation only and tickets are limited. Skating will be followed by a cocktail reception (21-and-over only) with silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. The Bruins Alumni Roster (subject to change without notice) is Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Ken Linseman, Bruce Crowder, Dave Shaw, Frank Simonetti, Cleon Daskalakis, Graeme Townshend, Jay Miller, Dave Jensen, Dan LaCouture, Ken Wonoski, Joe Mullen, Bobbie Allen and Terry Virtue. To purchase tickets go to squareup.com/store/riverwalk-resort-at-loon-mountain.

Softball clinics

The Plymouth State University softball team will host five clinics this winter. The first is on Jan. 27 and will feature special guest coaches Dick Blood and Harold Sachs. Blood, who recorded 606 wins and five Ivy League titles during his tenure as head coach at Cornell University, will lead a hitting clinic from 9-11 a.m. Sachs, who led Salem High School to a record 18 state championships and accumulated nearly 600 wins before becoming the pitching coach at Merrimack College, will direct a pitching clinic from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The four other clinics will all be in Feb. 3, 9, 17 and 23. These sessions will be led by Plymouth State coaches and players and will run from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. All clinics will take place in Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North on the Plymouth State campus. For more information, including costs, team discounts and pre-registration instructions, please refer to the Plymouth State Softball webpage: athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/sball/index.

Youth lacrosse

Concord Crush Youth Lacrosse registration is now open. There are spring teams for boys and girls in grades 1-8. There’s also a co-ed “learn to play” winter clinic for grades 1-4, and spring clinics for pre-K and kindergarten. Go to concordcrush.com for more details or register through Concord Parks & Recreation.


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. Admission is $10 (goalies have free entry). Helmet and gloves are required and full equipment is recommended. 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.

Adult drop-in basketball hosted by Concord Parks and Recreation for players 18 and older will be at the Green Street gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., and at the new Community Center Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-noon. Fee is $3 for residents (with ID) and $4 for non-residents.

U19 Amoskeag Youth Rugby Club Preseason Recruiting Pasta Supper will be on Saturday at American Legion Sweeney Post 2, 251 Maple St., Manchester. Meet the coaches from 3-4:30 p.m. and find out why rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Supper is from 4:30-7 p.m. with current and future players (ages 13-18). Players and parents welcome. No experience necessary. JV and varsity teams. Contact John at amoskeagyouth@comcast.net.

Tide Cheer Craft Fair will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Concord High’s main gym and hosted by the Concord High cheerleading program. A variety of reputable crafters, raffles, prizes and concessions will be available all day, and you can have your picture taken with Santa.

Franklin and Winnisquam High School Student Athletic Leadership Teams will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, along with the Franklin Youth Initiative, on Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Franklin Middle School, 200 Sanborn Street. Cost is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. All proceeds will go to the Mix 94.1 Cash ‘N’ Cans program. Contact Franklin Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Concord High Alumni basketball game will be held Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Concord High. Former Tide basketball players are invited to face the current boys’ varsity team. The first 20 alumni will receive a Crimson Tide basketball t-shirt. The event is open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Alumni interested in playing should contact Concord coach Dave Chase at 4chaseteam@comcast.net.


Cap City Basketball Winter Sunday League for boys and girls in grades K-10 is now accepting registrations. The league plays at the Concord Boys & Girls Club on Sundays in December, January and February. The cost is $200. Players will be put on appropriate teams and get a full schedule at Saturday’s Evaluation/Draft day. Go to capcitybasketball.com to register or for more information.

Concord Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration for boys and girls ages 4-6 and students in grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 is now open. Residents and non-residents are eligible for these programs, which run from Jan. 11-Feb. 16. There are also boys’ and girls’ programs for grades 9-12 for Concord and Penacook residents who are not eligible for their school team. The cost is $60, except for the 4-6 age group, which is $55 for residents, $65 for non-residents. Save money by registering early. Go to concordparksandrec.com for complete details and to register.


Tri Town Ice Arena in Hooksett is accepting applications for it’s Winter Learn to Play Hockey clinic, which starts on Dec. 8. Call 485-1100 to enroll or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com 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, 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.

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