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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


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Monarchs result

Joe Pendenza tied the game with less than four minutes to go in regulation and Daniil Miromanov scored in overtime to lift the Manchester Monarchs (13-10-1-1) to a 2-1 victory over the Adirondack Thunder (13-9-2-2). The Thunder struck first midway through the first period, Pavel Jenys’s backhanded pass across the crease found Pendenza who evened the score. Matt Marcinew assisted on the game-winning goal, setting up Miromanov on an odd-man rush.

Youth basketball result

The Bow Net Rippers defeated Hillsboro. Offensively, the Net Rippers were led by Clayton Nadzan’s 13 points. Sean Walton scored 11 points and Ryan McKerley added 10. Nate McKee and Brody Hinck rebounded well for the Net Rippers.

St. Paul’s results

The St. Paul’s School varsity boys’ basketball team competed in the NEPSAC “A” Winter Classic, defeating Brunswick, 63-54, in the opener, and losing to Trinity-Pawling, 59-46, and Avon Old Farms, 61-57, in the final two games.

Dartmouth All-American

Cornerback Isiah Swann of the Dartmouth College football team was named to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American team. Swann was the only Ivy League player selected for the honor. He was also named to the AP All-America First Team earlier this week.

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. 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 (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.

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. Event is open to the public. Doors 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 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 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 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.