A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 20, 2016
Youth baseball results

In Cal Ripken baseball 70-foot Majors action, Banks Chevrolet (9-0) defeated Audley Construction of Bow in walk-off fashion. In the bottom of the sixth, Jacob Plante lined a hard single to left and then stole second and third, setting Banks up well. On a 2-0 count, Dylan Miles laced a single to right field, scoring Plante to win the game. AJ Fennelly, Bryce Miller and Trevor Smith pitched well for Banks.

Youth softball results

The Banks Chevrolet Hopkinton Hawks had two recent wins against the Moses Trucking Chichester Rams and the Joe King’s Bow Falcons in Cap Area Babe Ruth Majors softball action. In the Chichester game, the Hawks were led by Lily Owen, Abby Condon and Abby Simpson. Chichester was led by the offense of Bridget Mercier and Summer Pescinski. In the Bow game, the Hawks were led by Olivia Bradfield, Lucy Bamford and Julia Baer. Joe King’s was led by Halle Sullivan, who homered, and Rachel Wells.

JV results

The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost to Mascenic, 12-11. Sawyer Jones, Garrett Miller, Sean Morin and Dustin Vancleave all played well.

The Concord JV softball team defeated Manchester Memorial, 13-1, in six innings. The winning pitcher was Brighid Weeden (four IP, four strikeouts, four walks, no hits). Kasie Maloney (two IP, one strikeout, three walks, no hits) got the save, while Anita DiBuono (3-for-3, two doubles, HR, three runs, RBI) led the offense.

Freshman results

The Concord freshman baseball team defeated Portsmouth, 10-9. Tyler Bruns went six innings with eight strikeouts on the mound and Thomas Duhaime closed the game with one strikeout. Bruns and Cam Thompson led the team with three hits each, and Adrien Kennedy drove in the winning run.

Concord CC results

The foursome of Dick Baxter, Dave Mattson, Kraig Burnham and Lee Gauthier finished with the top four places in the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club. Baxter and Mattson won the event with a 57, while Baxter and Burnham came in second with a score of 61. Burnham and Mattson came in third with a score of 62 while Gauthier and Mattson were in fourth place shooting 63.

Bow summer basketball

This summer, Bow Athletic Club (BAC) will enter basketball teams for grades 3-8 in either the Sportszone or NSA leagues. BAC will have evaluations for each of these teams on May 22 from 5-8 p.m. To register to attend the evaluations, visit the Bow Athletic Club website and follow the registration link. Registration closes on May 21. Only Bow and Dunbarton residents are eligible. Contact Bryce Larrabee at Bryce_larrabee@trg.com.

Football coaches openings

Concord Capitols Football is in need of several youth football coaches. They are looking for coaches for youth level (grades 1-6) and for middle school (grades 6-8). Experience is helpful but not necessary. All interested persons are invited to meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Gaslighter on Main Street in Concord. Contact Ray Raimo at 625-2152 or ray@raimogallagher.com.


Cap City Skills & Drills Clinic will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Bishop Brady High School from 1-3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Open to players in grades K-8. Cost is $40 for the weekend or $25 for one day. Register at capcitybasketball.com

Learn to Play Hockey clinic will be held at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett for ages 4-10 on Monday nights from 5:20-6:10. Cost is $112 for an eight-week session. Call 485-1100 or email jeremy@tri-townicearena.com.

Learn-to-Row program, offered by Concord Crew, is for middle school and high school students. Session one is held June 20-July 14 and session two is held July 18-Aug. 11, Mondays-Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Sessions take place behind Everett Arena. Register by June 10 at concordcrew.org, with an earlybird discount if you sign up by May 9. Email info@concordcrew.org with any questions.

Hopkinton High baseball camp for players ages 7-15 from June 20-23 (rain date is June 24) led by Coach Dave Chase. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $120 if paid before June 1. Contact Coach Chase for a registration form at 4chaseteam@comcast.net.

Cap City Basketball will hold two basketball camps this summer: June 20-24 and July 25-29. The camps are for boys and girls entering first through ninth grades, runs Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and is $215/camp. For more go to capcitybasketball.com.

Hawks Softball Camp, being held June 20-23 at Hopkinton High, is open to all area girls ages 7-13. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun and is run by Hopkinton varsity Coach Dan Meserve. Cost is $75, including a t-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org for a brochure.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps will be held as follows: Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI June 20-24, Girls’ Pt. Guard/Post Player Camp June 26-28, Boys’ Point Guard/Post Player Camp at NHTI June 29-July 1, and the 23rd annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 24-28. Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six towns around NH: July 5-8 at Littleton High School, July 10-13 at Rivendell High School, July 11-15 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith and Gilford Middle School. Laconia and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 July 14-18. Camp information can be found at hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719. Forms are printable from the site along with information, tuition and other facts.

Concord Rec tennis programs are being offered: Learn & Play day and evening tennis lessons, June 20-30 , grades 1-5, Thursdays at Merrill Park from 9-10:15 a.m. or 5:30-6:15 p.m, for beginner and intermediate level players; Summer Tennis League, ages 16+, Thursdays June 16-July 21, 6-7 p.m. (intermediate/advanced players), 7-8 p.m. (beginner/advanced beginner) at Memorial Field. Visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690 for information on all programs.

Cap City Basketball summer camps will be June 20-24 and July 25-29. Camp is open to players entering grades 1-9 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $215 per camp. Visit CapCityBasketball.com. Sign up for both camps and receive 15 percent off both camps.

Crimson Tide Cheerleading Camp will be held June 27-July 1 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Broken Ground Elementary School. The camp is open to all incoming 2nd- through 8th-graders. Contact Laura Owen at lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

Lacrosse overnight camp for girls entering grades 6-12 in the fall will be put on by the UNH women’s lacrosse program June 27-29. Registration is available online at unhwildcats.com. The camp has both an overnight ($425) and commuter ($350) option. A minimum deposit of $200 is due at registration with any remaining balance due June 4. Questions regarding payments and registration, contact Kaleigh Cheslock at kaleigh.cheslock@unh.edu. For specific camp questions, contact Jenna Martino at jenna.martino@unh.edu.

NH Hoop Skills will be holding its summer girls’ basketball day camp at Southern New Hampshire University June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Contact Karen Pinkos at k.pinkos@snhu.edu, or visit nhoopskills.com and snhupenmen.com.

The Crimson Tide Cheer Camp will be held at Broken Ground Elementary of June 27 through July 1. The camp goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fliers are available at Concord-area schools or by emailing Laura Norwalt-Owen at lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

IHB baseball camp will be held July 5-8 at Pembroke Academy. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with a special guest scheduled to appear each day. Camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13 with any playing level. Fee is $80 which includes two tickets per camper to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game. Visit ihbbaseball.net/ or contact Camp Director Coach John Bly at 558-1320 or coachbly@comcast.net

UNH field hockey team will hold two summer camps as well as two summer youth clinics. Session I will be held June 29-July 2, followed by Session II from July 6-9 and the youth clinic will be held July 7-8. The Session I and Session II camps both have overnight ($475) and day ($375) options for the four-day camps. The single-day youth clinics on July 7-8 cost $35 per day or $60 for both days. The sessions are open to junior high and high school students as of fall 2016. Registration for Session I and Session II is available online at unhwildcats.com. For questions regarding payments and registration for the session camps, contact Kaleigh Cheslock at Kaleigh.Cheslock@unh.edu. For specific session camp questions, contact Ross Gorham at Ross.Gorham@unh.edu.

Soccer camp hosted by Loudon Freedom and the Samba Professional Development programs will be held in Loudon July 11-15 for players ages 4-6 ($60 per player) and 7-14 ($120 per player). Register at https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=2680&GroupID=1531061 or contact Andrew Palhof for more information at palhof@tds.net.

UNH men’s soccer program will host camps as follows: July 11-15 for ages 5-14; a residential camp from July 24-28, with evaluators from NCAA Divisions I, II and III; and Aug. 1-4 for boys with high school eligibility only. Information on camps can be found at unhwildcats.com.

Play On! soccer camp will be held at NHTI July 18-22 for boys and girls in grades 4-11 under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson. Visit hogancamps.com, email at paul@hogancamps.com or call 340-1719.

Seacoast Express United soccer camps for ages 3-19 will be held in Concord from late-July to mid-August for players from beginners to aspiring college players. Information is online at seacoastunitedexpress.org/camps or by contacting Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com.


Weare Junior Legion baseball team will be holding tryouts Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at Weare Middle School. Players ages 13-17 that are from John Stark, Hopkinton, Hillsboro-Deering, Bow, Kearsarge, Concord, Merrimack Valley, Pembroke and Concord Christian are eligible to play for the team. Team fees will be $200 per player. Official birth certificates need to be provided. For more information visit newhampshireamericanlegionbaseball.com. Contact Baseball Manager and Head Coach Dennis Pelletier at dennis.pelletier@jsrhs.net or 361-2961.

Signups for Pembroke Summer Recreation will be held May 28 and June 5 from 10-11 a.m. at the Pembroke Town Hall. The eight-week summer program is open to any Pembroke or Allenstown children in grades 1-6, running from June 27-Aug. 19. The hours are from 9 a.m.-4 pm, costing $50 per week for Pembroke residents and $60 per week for Allenstown residents, and extended hours for early drop-off /late pick-up are available for an additional $15. The cost also includes a weekly field trip. Call 848-9677.

Hillsboro-Deering will have signups for its fall sports teams on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the high school in the following locations: Room 222 (girls’ soccer), Room 223 (boys’ soccer), Room 221 (golf), modular health room (girls’ volleyball), gym (football and bass fishing. Cross country signup will be June 3 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 120.

Post 21 of Concord Senior Legion baseball tryouts will be Sunday at the Concord Sports Center from noon-2:30 p.m. Contact team manager Carl Nolin at 224-7224 or cnolin1@comcast.net to register.

Women’s slow pitch softball registrations are now open. The league runs Sunday nights for women 18 and older in July and August. Contact Bow recreation at parksrec@bow-nh.gov.

Adult indoor soccer registrations for teams and individuals are being accepted at Fieldhouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow. Adult Coed, Men’s Over 30 and Women’s Over 30 leagues begin the week of June 14. Each team plays one game per week on a designated night. To register, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Dr. in Bow. For info, go to FieldHouseSports.com.

Bow recreation’s registration is now open for the following spring programs. Archery, Tennis, Field Hockey Clinic, Tennis, Women's Slow Pitch Softball, Lacrosse, T-Ball, Fall Soccer, and Fitness. For complete information go to bow-nh.gov or call 228-2222.

Freedom Soccer Premier and Elite teams tryouts for the 2016-17 season for the girls U10, U11, U12, 16, U17 and U18 teams. Visit freedomsoccernh.com or contact Andrew Palhof at freedomsoccernh@gmail.com.

Seacoast Express United will be holding tryouts in June for spots on its premier and town travel teams. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org/Teams/Tryouts/index_E.html.

Seacoast Express United is offering men’s, women’s and coed soccer leagues this spring and summer. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org/Leagues/index_E.html.

Soccer tryouts will be held for the Capital Soccer Club U13 and U14 fall teams (2003 and 2004 birthdays) for the 2016-2017 season. Visit capitalsoccerclub-nh.com to register or contact Ben Stephenson at capitalsoccernh@gmail.com for more information.

Coaches needed

Concord High School has an opening for a girls’ JV soccer coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301, or smello@sau8.org.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a JV girls’ soccer coach for the 2016 season. Send a letter of interest, résumé and three references to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261.

Bishop Brady High School has openings for a girls’ varsity soccer head coach, and both JV boys’ and girls’ soccer coaches. Email or mail a cover letter, résumé and three letters of reference to Andy Lathrop, director of athletics, at alathrop@bishopbrady.edu or send it to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, NH 03301.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies for 2016-17 school year: fall bass fishing coach (with access to bass boat) and winter cheerleading coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

Hopkinton High School is looking for the following coaching positions: varsity cross country, varsity Nordic skiing and varsity boys’ basketball. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to: Dan Meserve, AD, Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH 03229.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2016-17 school year: varsity field hockey, JV boys’ soccer, JV girls’ volleyball, varsity wrestling, assistant boys’ ice hockey. Send a current resume, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Franklin High School is looking for a JV volleyball head coach. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. All interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and references to Dan Sylvester, Director of Athletics at dsylvester@sau18.org. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Pittsfield Middle High School is looking for a girls’ varsity soccer head coach. Previous experience playing and or coaching is preferred but not required. All interested applicants should contact Jay Darrah, Director of Athletics at jaydarrah@pittsfieldnhschools.org. Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Pittsfield Middle High School, 23 Oneida St., Pittsfield, 03263.


Seacoast United Soccer will hold its free club ID event at NHTI through Friday. The camp runs from 6-8 p.m. for kids aged 7-18. Visit seacoastunitedexpress.org or emial Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com.

Extreme Air competitive jump rope team will host its 13th annual Friends & Family event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. Event is free and open to the public. It will include a pre-show jump rope workshop. Free workshop is for ages 7 & up is from 5-6 p.m. Visit ExtremeAirNH.org.

Concord Flyers girls’ track and field team will open its 25th season with a practice on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Memorial Field track. The team is open to all girls in grades 3-8. The season runs from May to late July and practices are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There are also Sunday practice meets from 11:30 .a.m-1 p.m. Registration fee is $90 for newcomers, includes a uniform, and $70 for returning members. Call or text Jack Fraser at 731-0765 or email jackf428@hotmail.com.

The Hillsboro-Deering spring sports award night will be held June 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the H-D High School gym.

The 11th Annual CBNA Paul Guptill ’52 Alumni and Friends golf tournament will be held on June 11 at Nippo Lake Golf Club in Barrington, NH. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact aspainhower@coebrown.org or call at 603-942-5531 x-186 for additional information. For tournament details and to register online at: http://coebrown.org/support-cbna/golf/

NHTI golf fundraiser event will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course on June 13 with a shotgun start. Email phogan@ccsnh.edu or call 230-4041 to be part of this event as a participant or sponsor.

Chief’s Cup Golf Scramble to benefit the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation will be held at Pheasant Ridge on June 25. Cost for a team of four is $500. Registration includes 18 holes of best ball scramble golf, riding cart, welcome bag and BBQ ribs and chicken for lunch. Visit rvysef.org.

Summer high school basketball tournaments will be held at NHTI July 16 for boys and July 22-23 for girls. For the boys, contact Coach Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu. For the girls, contact Coach Jen Fithian at jrfithian@gmail.com.

CHS football’s first golf tournament will be held Aug. 12 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Anyone interested in sponsoring or playing should contact the Quarterback Club at chsqbc@yahoo.com.

Concord High boys’ soccer alumni game will be played Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All past players are welcome. Any questions should be sent to Scott Dunlop at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com.

Players needed

Seacoast Express United soccer is looking for additional players for its U13 boys (two players), U9 boys (two players), U8 boys (three players) and U12 girls (two players) teams. Contact Bill Nardino at bnardino@seacoastunited.com.

NH Comets 18U White softball team is looking to add one or two strong players to complete its roster. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact Manager Bill Varnell at 219-5452.

NH Comets 16U White ASA softball team is seeking an additional player to complete its roster for the season. Indoor workouts are in progress and the team will play six Class A tournaments during June and July. Players born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 are eligible. Contact Dan Morin at danmorin@comcast.net or 496-7549.

NH Comets 16U Blue fast pitch softball team is looking to fill two positions. The team plays seven tournaments from June-July in Southern/Central NH, Maine and Northern Mass. Contact Peter Jenovese at pjenovese@collinssports.net or 724-5023. Visit NHComets.org.

Hooksett 10U girls’ softball team is looking for two girls born after Jan. 1, 2005 that live in the Hooksett, Candia, Goffstown or Manchester area to complete its travel team for the 2016 season. Contact Michael at 305-8461.

Central Force AAU girls’ basketball team is looking for players for the upcoming season. Call Mark Dionne at 340-1281.

Concord Adult Softball League is looking for players 18 years and older for full teams as well as individual men or women. The season begins in May, so interest is needed for teams to make the decision to obtain a schedule. Contact Donna at 545-5654 or email 6plumb7@gmail.com.


Concord High fall sports meetings will be on May 26 at 3 p.m. Meeting is mandatory for all students interested in trying out for a fall sport. Meetings will be held in the following rooms: cross country, room 4015; field hockey, W2013; golf, W2042; football, gym; boys’ soccer, W3090; girls’ soccer, lecture hall; spirit, W2047; volleyball, W2038. Online registration will be open June 1-August 1. All students must attend their meeting and register within this timeframe.