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Published: 1/12/2019 12:23:31 AM
JV results

The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team (8-0) defeated Sanborn, 50-30. Emma Steenbeke led MV with 12 points and Rylee Boucher added 10. Abby Allen and Meghan Murray combined for 10 points for the Pride.

■The Concord JV girls’ basketball team defeated Windham, 46-24. Courtney Gage scored 23 points, hitting seven 3-pointers. Rabina Rai had many steals on defense, leading the team in fast-break attempts.

■The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated Souhegan, 48-36. Cole Smith and Elijah Hinrichsen each had 11 points and Riley Colby scored nine.

■The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ basketball team defeated Raymond, 20-12.

■The Bishop Brady JV boys’ basketball team had a great defensive effort in the first half, leading 21-19, but could not sustain the same amount of pressure in the second half in a loss to Lebanon. Kyle Bean had eight points with 10 rebounds. Michael Okinedo scored seven points and pulled down 18 rebounds. Tom Daly (seven rebounds) and Patrick Brust (five rebounds) had five points each.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton boys’ basketball team lost to St. Joseph’s of Manchester, 56-26. Vincent Louca, Colby Boissy and Joe Yanzo played hard for the Hawks.

■The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ and girls’ nordic teams both had podium finishes in a meet at Waterville Valley. Jonah Klingler led the boys’ team with a third-place finish and Drew Haley also skied well. Conrad Mollano and Zach Hopper attacked the hills. In the girls’ race, Ava Rothe rebounded from a tumble to finish first. Emilia Eggers skied fluidly, and teammates Cea Armstrong (fifth) and Gianna Covello (sixth) posted their best results of the season.

■The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s, 43-22. The Hawks were led by strong play from Sierra Stone, Gina Simpkins, Kate Laboe and Katie Brown.

Youth basketball results

The CMS Yellow Jackets fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball team lost to Team Black, 14-12. Lila Doherty led the team in scoring. Amelia Crumrine and Ella Brissette also contributed offensively. On the defensive side, Emma Pelletier and Maddie Short played well.

■Red defeated Navy, 38-29, in Concord Parks and Recreation boys’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball action. For Red, Emmanuel Boko had 13 points and played strong defense. Cody Haskell and Shaun Wicks scored two points apiece. For Navy, JD Nkuruaziza scored 16 points, Aldo Ruelas chipped in seven points and Brandon Warren played great defense. Red also defeated Lime Green. Against Lime Green, Isaac Vaillancourt scored 15 points, Theo Schneible scored 12 points and Sebastian Christie added four. For Lime Green, Pritam Gurung scored 16 points, Lawi Karhurwa added four and Bobby Rochford played good defense.


FieldHouse Sports youth and adult indoor soccer leagues are accepting team/individual registrations for their next 12-week sessions. Several levels of coed/adult play begin the week of Jan. 22. Youth (ages 4-18) begin the week of Jan. 25. All divisions are based on skill level. Register online at, 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:

FieldHouse Sports Little Strikers Soccer Skills Clinics are accepting registrations for its next five-week sessions. The sessions (for ages 3-6) will be held on Tuesday afternoons beginning Feb. 5. Saturday morning clinics begin on Jan. 26. Cost for ages 3-4 is $40 while ages 5-6 costs $50. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

FieldHouse Sports Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper Clinics are taking registrations for its next six-week sessions. The sessions, which begin Feb. 11, are run by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps and are designed for all abilities (ages 6-60). The clinics meet Monday afternoons and the cost is $60 for ages 6-8 and $70 for ages 9-adult. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

FieldHouse Sports Field Hockey Skills Clinic is accepting registrations (coed grades K-6). Beginners are encouraged and the clinic meets Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions. Former Bow varsity field hockey coach will lead the sessions. Cost is $65. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Players needed

Peak FC soccer is looking for spring players for its U10 and U12 boys’ teams. The Peak FC teams play spring soccer at the NEAC Complex in Pembroke. For more information reach out to Bill Nardino at

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

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

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

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


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.

4th Down and 4 (miles) Super Bowl Race be on be Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Delta Dental, 2 Delta Drive, Concord. Race benefits NHTI’s cross country team and features light refreshments, age group awards and a football themed raffle. Contact


Seacoast Express spring soccer season tryout registration is now open. All tryouts are free of charge and will be held on Feb. 10 at the indoor facility at 10 Ferry St., Suite 105 in Concord. The tryouts will be held at the following times for the following age groups: 2011-2009 girls and boys 1-2 p.m.; 2008-2007 girls and boys 2-3 p.m.; 2005-2006 girls only 3-4 p.m.; 2004-2001 girls only 4-5:30 p.m. To register online go to For more information contact

Cap City basketball spring AAU tryout registration is now open. The first tryout in Concord will be Feb. 16 at Bishop Brady High School. For more details about the season and information about the tryouts, email or go to

Central Force AAU basketball program will be holding a two-day tryout for the upcoming spring season on March 9-10 at Winnisquam Middle School. Girls in grades 9-11 will go from 1-2 p.m.; girls in grades 5-6 will go from 2-3:30 p.m.; girls in grades 7-8 will go from 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and boys grades 7-8 will go from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $25. Contact Mark at 340-1281 with any questions.

New England Wolves midget hockey tryouts will be on March 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia. The season starts the last week in August and runs through mid-November. The team participates in the NEPHL Split Season league, showcase tournaments and playoffs. Tryout cost is $20. Visit for details.

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 for more details or register through Concord Parks & Recreation.

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