A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Concord All-Star Nick Reynolds beats the tag at first base in the fourth inning against Laconia on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Grappone Park. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Bailey Cassin throws the ball infield during a Capital Area 8U All Stars softball team practice at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The state champion team is heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • The Capital Area 8U All Stars state champion softball team practices at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, before heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • Concord Little League All-Star Nick Reynolds slides in safely as Laconia shortstop Ben Beaudoin tries to apply the tag in the second inning at Grappone Park in Concord on Friday, July 13, 2108. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 1/28/2019 10:46:31 PM

Middle school results

The Bow Memorial School girls’ basketball team cruised to a 49-11 victory over Peterborough’s South Meadow Middle School in the Tri-County League quarterfinals. Ellie Pingree led the Lady Wildcats (19-0) with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Isabella and Lyndsey LaPerle combined for 16 points and 13 steals. Alexandra Larrabee chipped in six points and 10 rebounds. Bow will play Cawley in the semifinals.

■Eli Tanuvasa sank a free throw with three seconds left and intercepted a pass to seal a 47-46 win for the Hopkinton boys’ basketball team in its Tri-County League playoff opener at St. Joseph’s of Manchester. Kevin Ball played excellent defense and Vincent Louca keyed a late rally for the Hawks, sparking a 19-7 run to end the game. Gavin Davies and Payton Noble played strong all-around games.

■The Hopkinton girls’ basketball team defeated Wilton in a Tri-County League playoff game. The Hawks were led Sierra Stone (10 points), Lexi Lawler (nine points), Elise Miner (eight points) and Hannah Pecce (eight points).

Youth hockey results

The Concord Capitals Bantam 1 team blanked the Hanover Wild, 2-0. Heath Mann opened the scoring in the second period off a pass from Owen Jones. Mann closed the scoring in the third off assists from Jones and Nathaniel Johnson. Colin Logan earned the shutout in net.

■The Professional Firefighters Concord Capitals Bantam 3 team tied Billerica, Mass., 2-2, in their first meeting, defeated them in the second meeting, 5-2, and tied Keene, 3-3, in games over the weekend. Jack Allen (three goals, three assists), Finn Brown (two goals, three assists), Jaden Gangwer (two goals, assist), Gabe Carr (two assists), Matthew Tetreault (goal) and Abram Martel (assist) led the offense in the three games. Brady Cloudier had a strong showing in goal.

NEC awards

New England College men’s hockey goalie, Anthony Pupplo was named the NEHC Goaltender of the Week, making a combined 72 saves in a win and a tie last week for the Pilgrim. Pupplo made a combined 20 saves in the third period and overtime of a tie against Hobart. Pupplo made 42 saves in the tying effort and made 31 saves in a shutout victory over Skidmore. Junior Carlos Fornaris scored a goal and added four assists in three games last week, earning him a spot on the NEHC Weekly Honor Roll.

■Freshman Cianna Weir was named Rookie of the Week following a 54 save performance for the NEC women’s hockey team against Suffolk.

Plymouth State awards

Senior Sam Brunnette was named the Little East Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Track Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Terrell Lewis garnered LEC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Field Athlete of the Week for their performances at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational at Tufts University over the weekend. Brunnette captured the 3,000-meter run with a meet-record performance, finishing the race in 8:25.80. Lewis won the heptathlon.

Colby-Sawyer award

Sophomore Jinnae Jang, a swimmer on the Chargers’ women’s swim team, was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week. Jang was part of the winning 400 medley and 400 freestyle winning relay teams, as well as the individual winner in the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly in a 113-78 victory over Elms College.

UNH field hockey camps

The University of New Hampshire field hockey team will be holding a spring clinic/tournament and two summer camps. The April 7clinic and tourney (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is open to U14, U16 and U19 high school or club teams, as well as U16 and U19 individuals. Participants will receive instruction from the UNH field hockey coaches and student-athletes. All games will be played at UNH’s Memorial Field. The day includes a minimum of four and maximum of five 25-minute games, 7 vs. 7 play and a one hour pre-tournament clinic. Session 1 of the summer camp will be June 30-July 3 and Session 2 will be July 25-28. The summer camp sessions are open to junior high and high school students as of fall 2019. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Each session includes four days of field hockey instruction and a full evening program. The overnight option includes three meals daily and housing in a UNH residence hall. The day-only option includes two meals daily (lunch and dinner). Registration for all three events is available online at unhwildcats.com.

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.


Hoops for Hunger week is starting across the state and Franklin High School and the Athletic Leadership Team will be taking part through Friday. Non-perishable food items and cash donations will be collected at the gate for the Tuesday’s home girls’ basketball against Mascoma and also at Friday’s home boys’ game against Winnisquam. Anyone donating at least two non-perishable food items will get free admission to the game. All proceeds will go to the Bread & Roses Food Kitchen in Franklin. For any questions or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

4th Down and 4 (miles) Super Bowl Race will be on Sunday 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.

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.


Penacook Pride girls’ basketball AAU team will be hosting tryouts on Sunday 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.

Alliance FC Premier Boys Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the spring season on Monday, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. Tryouts for players born in 2000-01 are from 5-6:30 p.m. and 2002-04 are from 6:30-8 p.m. Alliance FC is seeking skilled high school level players looking for high level training and competition. For more information, please contact Marc Ferland at 224-1388 or marcferland19@gmail.com.

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.


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. 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 clinics on Sunday, 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 Sunday 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 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. 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.

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.

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