A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 12/7/2018 12:22:51 AM
Middle school results

The Merrimack Valley Middle School boys’ basketball team fell to Milford, 78-64. Gavin Wheeler and Alex Eddy combined for 31 points, while Trevor Simonds added 13 in the loss.

UNH notes

Freshman forward Ivy Gogolin notched a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds for the UNH women’s basketball team in a 68-44 win over the University of New England in Durham. The Wildcats, who received strong games from Ashley Storey (12 points, eight rebounds) and Caroline Soucy (10 points, eight rebounds), improved to 2-7.

■University of New Hampshire sophomore Josh Bauer was named a second team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday. Bauer is the fourth Wildcat in program history to earn the accolade and was named an All-American for the second straight season. Bauer started in all 18 matches, scored four goals and tied for third on the team with 10 points.

■Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire football teams have reached an agreement to play six football games from 2021-2028. The first of the six games is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2021 at Wildcat Stadium in Durham.

Skills session

Friday Night Skills Session 2 classes for U8-U14 players at Seacoast United Express will begin on Jan. 18 and end on April 5. U8-U10 will practice from 4-5 p.m., while U11-U14 will go from 5-6 p.m


The 28th Annual High School Hockey Jamboree will take place on Saturday at Everett Arena. Bishop Guertin, Concord, Bow and Trinity will all take the ice. Bishop Guertin and Concord are schedule to kick things off at 4 p.m.

Players needed

Summit Field Hockey, a new indoor field hockey club, is looking for U14 and U16 athletes to compete in indoor practices and tournaments. Practices are coached by experienced field hockey coaches. Check out Summit at summitfieldhockey.com.

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.


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.

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 Thursday 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.

Award-winning journalist Jackie MacMullan, a former University of New Hampshire basketball player, will return to Lundholm Gymnasium on Sunday to sign copies of her latest book, Basketball: A Love Story. MacMullan will sign her New York Times bestseller in the Lundholm lobby from 11:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. start of the UNH women’s basketball game against Holy Cross. And former UNH professor and hockey historian Steve Hardy will be signing copies of his new book, Hockey: A Global History, from 6:30 p.m. through the first period of the UNH men’s hockey game on Saturday night against Dartmouth at the Whittemore Center.

The Old Man Look at My Life Road Race will be on Dec. 15 at Bishop Brady High School. Race starts at 11 a.m. Four-mile race will benefit Bishop Brady’s Habitat for Humanity group. The race will include age group prizes, a raffle, birthday cake and live music. Contact Perry Seagroves at sseagroves@bishopbrady.edu.

Skate with the Boston Bruins Alumni Team on Dec. 15 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.

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.


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.

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.


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

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.

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. to 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. to 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.

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