A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 1/19/2019 11:26:28 PM

JV result

The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ basketball team defeated Somersworth, 23-12. Zoe Kemp (seven points), Kenley Moriarty (six points) and Maddy Podsadowski (five points) led the Hillcats.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ and boys’ Nordic teams finished first and second, respectively, in a race at Proctor Academy. Ava Rothe won the girls’ race and Hannah Bennett came in fifth. Harriet Pearce finished tenth. Grace Hall and Elizabeth Trafton also skied well. Adam Richter, Davey Newsom, Liam O’Rourke, Matthew Clarner and Nate LeWine skied well for the boys.

Youth basketball results

The Bow Net Rippers defeated Hopkinton. Bow was led by Clayton Nadzan’s 10 points. Ryan McKerley and Sean Walton added six points each. Nate McKee had seven rebounds and three blocks, while Matt Radomski played tenacious defense.

■In Concord Recreation seventh- and eighth-grade basketball, Black defeated Navy Blue, 37-29. For Black, Avery Vaillancourt had eight points, including two key free throws. Nick Reynolds scored five points, while Tyler Gage added four and played excellent defense. For Navy Blue, Zack Doward scored 12 points, Shamir Darjee added two and Nate Lantz was strong defensively on the boards.

Prep school results

The St. Paul’s girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Tilton, 50-44.

■The Tilton School varsity boys’ hockey team defeated Proctor Academy, 4-2.

■The Tilton School JV boys’ basketball team defeated Holderness, 34-29, in overtime.

College standouts

Concord’s Cassidy Emerson and Deb Morrill, senior starters on the Plymouth State women’s basketball team, both played well in a 53-49 victory over Castleton. Emerson scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and had two steals, while Morrill had six assists, five rebounds, four points and four steals for the Panthers (8-9 overall, 2-9 LEC).

■Franklin’s Dana Bean, a junior on the Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball team, scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards in a in an 84-81 loss to Albertus Magnus. The Chargers dropped to 9-8 overall and 3-2 in the GNAC.

■Concord’s Michaella Conery, a junior on the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, finished second in the 800-meter run in a 222-199 dual meet loss to Holy Cross.

■Newbury’s Zach Astle, a Kearsarge graduate, was a double winner for the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field in a 244-178 dual meet victory over Holy Cross. Astle won the shot put and the weight throw. Concord’s Matt Adams, a junior, finished second for the Wildcats in the 800-meter run and Contoocook’s Aaron Dobe, a junior, finished second in the 1,000.

Penacook Pride AAU

The Penacook Pride AAU basketball tryouts scheduled for Sunday have been cancelled. A new tryout date will be announced soon.


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 Saturday 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 will be on Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Delta Dental, 2 Delta Drive, Concord. Race benefits NHTI’s cross country team. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu.


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 seacoastunitedexpress.org/soccer-club/seacoast-express-united/tryouts/spring-2019-tryouts. For more information, contact dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

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 ne-wolveshockey.com 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 concordcrush.com 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 mvybs.org. Contact player agent Scott McPherson at mcphersonnh@gmail.com 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 sawduke2@comcast.net 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 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.

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 FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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 kbstearns@icloud.com for a registration form or with any questions.

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 FieldHouseSports.com, 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 FieldHouseSports.com, 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 bnardino@peakfc.net.

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. For more information or to schedule a personal tryout, contact Kevin McLaughlin at kdmcl@comcast.net.

NH Lightning 14U softball white team is looking for players and pitchers. If interested in playing, contact coach Johnson at 14uwhitemanager@nhlightning.org.

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

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