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Published: 1/19/2019 12:11:24 AM

JV results

The Franklin JV boys’ basketball team defeated Newport, 65-33.

■The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated Kearsarge, 41-39. Jacob Bridges (10 points, 10 rebounds), Shane Carey (nine points), Cole Hodgdon (eight points) and Cole Smith (eight points) led Coe-Brown.

■The John Stark JV boys’ basketball team fell to Hanover, 68-56. Cam Bergeron and Chad Martin each scored 15 points, while Hunter Patterson and Brady Philibotte both scored 11 points to lead John Stark.

■The Bow JV boys’ basketball team defeated Bishop Brady, 53-46. Michael Okinedo led Brady’s scoring 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. AJ Cipriano scored 10 points with four steals, Matt Wiley chipped in with eight points, Gabe Amnotte had seven points with four steals and Kyle Bean had 11 boards and six boards for Brady. Hwiseo Choi gave Brady a spark off the bench playing solid defense.

■The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team improved to 6-3 after beating Monadnock. The Hawks were lead by Quinn Whitehead with 23 points and Zach Conroy with 15 points.

■The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team lost to Lebanon, 42-36. Emma Steenbeke led MV with nine points and Rylee Boucher and Morgan Tanguay both scored six for the Pride (9-1). Abby Allen (six rebounds) led the defense.

■The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team lost to Lebanon, 32-27. MV trailed by 14 at one point, but cut the deficit to one point late in the game. Justen Whaley led MV with 12 points.

Middle school results

The Bow Memorial School girls’ basketball team (18-0) wrapped up the regular season with a 46-15 victory over Sanborn. Sabrina Bernard led all scorers with nine points, Kate Labrecque scored seven points and a total of 12 Lady Wildcats found the scoring column. Alexandra Larrabee led the team with six rebounds, while Isabella LaPerle led the team in assists. Kendall Murray had four steals and Ellie Pingree had two blocks.

■The Hopkinton boys’ basketball team lost to Boynton, 57-41. Max Bishop, John Despres, Kevin Ball and Vincent Louca played well for the Hawks (7-5).

■The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team (10-2) lost to Boynton, 50-40. The Hawks were led by Madison Carmichael, Sierra Stone, Katie Brown and Gina Simpkins.

Youth hockey results

Zan Alberici and Trevor Brown scored two goals each, leading the Concord Capitals Bantam I team past the Northern Cyclones, 6-0. Heath Mann and Adam Fennelly also scored for the Caps. Cam Hilton had three assists, while Finn Benoit and Gage Winter had two assists each. Kalan Gaudreault earned the shutout in goal.

■The Above All Collision Concord Capitals Bantam 2 team defeated the Manchester Flames, 7-0. Concord goals were scored by Reece Reedenauer, Sam Foulds (three), Aiden Ramshaw, Zack McCoy and John Thomas. Foulds, Reedenauer, McCoy, Morin, Gavin Currier and Nate Mullen had assits. Aidan Miller and Kalan Gaudreault had strong performances in net.

Youth basketball

The Yellow Fierce Bees defeated Team Red, 16-13, in Concord Recreation girls’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball. Emma Burnett led the offense, with key contributions from Ava Todd and Sadie Bengston. Julia Conserva and Katie Nelson played strong defense.

Harlem Wizards charity game

The Harlem Wizards will be playing a basketball game at Bishop Brady High School on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. to benefit former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi’s foundation aimed at preventing strokes. To purchase tickets go to

Blue Storm lax clinics

MV Blue Storm Sports Indoor Lacrosse Clinics will be held on Feb. 3 at the Concord Sports Center. Experienced players or those who may never have played are encouraged to attend. Girls’ clinic will be at 2 p.m., followed by the boys at 3:15 p.m. Some equipment will be available to use, but a mouthguard is required. Contact for a registration form or with any questions.

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


Author Tim Rappleye will be in Concord this month to sign and talk about his book, Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review. Baker, who attended St. Paul’s School, was a leading sports figure and a decorated WWI fighter pilot who died at a young age under mysterious circumstances. Rappleye will be at St. Paul’s on Thursday giving a presentation in the Captain’s Room at Matthews Hockey Center. He will also be at the Black Ice Hockey tournament in White Park on Friday and Jan. 26 signing and selling books, swapping stories and skating. The book is available at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord.

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


Penacook Pride girls’ AAU basketball will be hosting tryouts at Penacook Elementary School on Sunday for girls currently in grades 4-6. Tryouts will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. All other grades will have tryouts at a later date.

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 at the following times, which are broken down by age group: advanced 2nd grade-4th grade girls, 1-2 p.m.; advanced 2nd grade-4th grade boys, 2-3 p.m.; 5th-6th grade girls, 3-4 p.m.; 5th-6th grade boys, 4-5 p.m.; 7th-8th grade girls, 5-6 p.m.; 7th-8th grade boys, 6-7 p.m.; all high school girls, 7-8 p.m.; all high school boys, 8-9 p.m. The second tryout in Concord will be March 10 at Bishop Brady at the following times, which area also broken down by age group: advanced 2nd-6th grade girls, 11 a.m.-noon; advanced 2nd-6th grade boys, noon-1 p.m.; 7th grade-all high school girls, 1-2 p.m.; 7th grade-all high school boys, 2-3 p.m. The tryout fee is $30 and gets players into all seven Cap City tryouts (there are five other tryouts in Manchester and Hampton). For more details about the season and information about the tryouts in Manchester and Hampton, 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.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball registration is now open. Players ages 4-16 residing in Penacook, Boscawen, Webster and Salisbury are eligible to play in MVYBS. Girls residing in Loudon are also eligible for softball. Boys aged 13-15 residing in Andover are eligible to play Babe Ruth baseball with MVYBS. Register at Contact player agent Scott McPherson at with any questions.


Concord High softball open workouts for all CHS students interested in playing softball will be held in the CHS mini gym on Sunday from 1-3 p.m., Jan. 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 3 from 1-3 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Players will be able to throw, catch, hit and pitch. Contact Duke Sawyer at with questions and check Twitter @chstidesoftball for schedule changes.

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 Tuesday. Youth (ages 4-18) begin Friday. 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.

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