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

  • The Bishop Brady Varsity Football team is presented with the 2018 NHFOA Sportsmanship Banner, honored as one of the three top programs in the state on Monday. The honor was for all of the Brady players, coaches, and fans for their contributions to and their display of sportsmanship all season. Courtesy

Published: 12/10/2018 11:46:01 PM
JV results

The Concord JV hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against Bishop Guertin in the season opener. A.J. Fennelly scored the team’s lone goal off an assist from Scott Prospert. Both C.J. Escalera and Kevin Jones played well in goal.

Middle school results

Ellie Pingree paced the team with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Bow Middle School girls’ basketball team beat Cawley, 45-29. Alex Larrabee added 10 points and four steals while Megan Landcastle provided an offensive spark. Lyndsey LaPerle chipped in with five steals and Catherine Windsor anchored the backcourt defense.

■The Hopkinton boys’ baskeball team knocked off Chester Academy, 60-51, behind 22 points from Payton Noble. Eli Tanuvasa was a force down low and Robert Rinden made several great moves in the paint.

■The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team pulled out a tough 28-22 victory over Chester Academy. The Hawks were led by Hannah Pecce (12 points), Elise Miner (seven points), Kate Laboe (defense) and Steph Elrick (defense).

Youth hockey

The Concord Capitals peewee 3 team lost a contest to Dover, 3-2. Isaak Davis and Gavin Currier notched the goals for Concord.


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.


Seacoast Express United will be offering a six-week soccer Combination Passing Clinic beginning on Thursday. 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.

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.

The Old Man Look at My Life Road Race will be on Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

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