A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 1/22/2019 11:53:00 PM
Unified results

The Concord High unified basketball team had a great opening night against John Stark. Maxwell Rand led the scoring with six points and Tanya Blasko played outstanding defense.

Youth hockey results

Heath Mann scored five goals and added an assist and Trevor Brown had five assists, leading the Concord Capitals Bantam 1 team to a 10-0 victory over the Granite State Wild in Granite State League play. Joey Tarbell and Nathaniel Johnson both scored goals and pitched in with three assists each, while Jack Breault, AJ Fennelly and Marshall Reedneaur also found the back of the net. Colin Logan earned the shutout in goal.

■Professional Firefighters of Concord, NH-Local 1045 Concord Capitals Bantam 3s skated to a 3-1 win against Oyster River. Brady Ziegler had the hat trick for Concord Logan Daigle recorded an assist. The Firefighters team also battled to an 8-6 win against Danvers. Ziegler scored five goals, Jack Allen added a pair and Finn Brown had one. The sssists came from Matthew Tetreault (two), Logan Daigle, Allen, Gabe Carr and Jaden Gangwer (three).

NEC news

Jamal Allen was named the New England Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Tuesday after he averaged 15.0 points on 58.3 percent shooting in a 3-0 week for the Pilgrims.

■The New England College men’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to 12, which ties the longest single-season unbeaten streak in school history, with Tuesday’s 5-0 win against Salem State. The Pilgrims improve to 12-3-4 with the win.

UNH news

University of New Hampshire junior gymnast Emma Winer was named the Week 3 East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week and freshman Hannah Baddick was tabbed EAGL Rookie of the Week for their performances in Friday night’s quad-meet victory over Pittsburgh, Temple and Bridgeport at the Whittemore Center.

■UNH senior Brett Hoerner was named this week’s America East Track Performer of the Week for his efforts against Holy Cross this past Saturday. Hoerner took first in the 1,000-meter run in 2:29.08 seconds, which is a conference-best time in the event this season. Hoerner also competed in the first-place 4x800 team as the Wildcats ran past the Crusaders by a team score of 244-178. The 4x800 team finished in 8:09.27.

Youth basketball tryouts

The Penacook Pride girls AAU team will be hosting tryouts on Feb. 3 at Penacook Elementary School. Grades 8-11 will tryout from 9-10:30 a.m., grades 6-8 will tryout from 10:30 a.m.-noon, and grades 4-6 will tryout from noon-1:30 p.m.


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.

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 capcitybasketball@gmail.com or go to capcitybasketball.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.


FieldHouse Sports youth and adult indoor soccer leagues are accepting team/individual registrations for their next 12-week sessions. Youth leagues (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.

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 this Saturday. 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.

Concord High softball open workouts for all CHS students interested in playing softball will be held in the CHS mini gym on Sunday 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.

Plymouth State University softball team will host five clinics this winter. The first is on Sunday 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, Feb. 9, Feb. 17 and Feb. 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.

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 Field Hockey Skills Clinic is accepting registrations (coed grades K-6). Beginners are encouraged and the clinic meets Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions. The next five-week session starts Feb. 7. 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.

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.

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.


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 and features light refreshments, age group awards and a football themed raffle. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu.

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