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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements


Friday, December 14, 2018

Middle school results

The Andover Middle School boys’ basketball team opened the season with a pair of wins. In a 48-36 win over Sunapee, Brandon Dukette led the way for Andover with 18 points, while Cam Perkins and Ryan Carey added 10 each. In a 61-36 rout over Campton, Dukette scored 20 points, Perkins scored 13 and Ryan Carey had 12.

■The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team defeated Candia’s Henry Moore School, 32-26. The Hawks were led by scoring from Hannah Pecce and Sierra Stone while Kiley Ehrmanntraut and Sammi Goldblatt played great defense.

■The Hopkinton boys’ basketball team defeated Candia, 48-19. Eli Tanuvasa led the Hawks with 14 points. Kevin Ball, Alex Rubinstein and Liam Boyle also played well.

■The Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of games this week, losing to Fairgrounds, 66-42, and to Hollis, 66-40. Against Fairgrounds, Trevor Simonds scored 12 points and Matt Sanborn added seven. Against Hollis, Gavin Wheeler led MV with 10 points. Jacob Warren chipped in with nine points and Luke Dougherty added six.

Youth hockey

Brochu Nursery and Landscaping defeated the Ottawa West Golden Knights, 6-1. Cam Plumb (two goals, two assists), Trevor Craig (two goals, assist), Colby Nyhan and Daniel Commerford scored for Brochu. Henry Brochu picked up two assists. Bobby Bourgault and Rowan Arndt played well on defense.

St. Paul’s result

The St. Paul’s varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Gould, 52-23.

College standouts

The New England College men’s basketball team defeated Colby-Sawyer, 95-66, but two local players on Colby-Sawyer still achieved program milestones. Bishop Brady graduate and Manchester resident Jourdain Bell, a senior, moved into sixth on the Chargers all-time steals list after picking up three to bring his career total to 164. Bell also scored 13 points. Franklin’s Dana Bean, a senior, moved into 10th-place in the program’s all-time rebounding list, collecting eight to reach 533 in his career. Bean also put up 10 points. The Chargers dropped to 6-3, while the Pilgrims improved to 7-1.

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 more information contact Kevin McLaughlin at kdmcl@comcast.net.

NH Lightning 14U softball white team is looking for players and pitchers. Contact coach Johnson at 14uwhitemanager@nhlightning.org.

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

Events

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. 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. 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 Wednesday 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.

Annual Capital Area Holiday Basketball Tournament at NHTI will be held Dec. 27-30 at the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center on the campus of NHTI, Concord’s Community College. The event will feature boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball from Concord High, Merrimack Valley, Bishop Brady, Pembroke Academy, Kearsarge, Bow, John Stark and Hopkinton. The action begins at 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 with the girls’ first round. The boys’ first round begins on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be held on Dec. 29, starting with the girls’ semis at 4 p.m., and the championship games will be played on Dec. 30 with the girls tipping off at 1 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 3 p.m. Single game admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. All-day passes are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Championship tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Tryouts/Registrations

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 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.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

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 Monday, 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 on the Plymouth State campus. For more information, including costs, team discounts and pre-registration instructions, go to the Plymouth State Softball webpage: athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/sball/index.