A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 2/16/2019 12:08:22 AM
JV results

The Bishop Brady JV boys’ basketball team pulled out a 51-50 win over Pembroke Academy. Nick Lamm finished with a team-high 12 points for the Giants, while Michael Okinedo had 10 points, and AJ Cipriano, Charlie Coffin and Gave Amnott each finished with nine.

■The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ basketball team lost to Mascoma, 48-28. Hope Grimes scored 11 points for H-D while Zoe Kemp had nine and Erin Dean added four.

■The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team lost to Plymouth, 52-33. Matt Grandmaison finished with 13 points for MV and Eli Gove had 12 points. Owen Bernier provided a good spark off the bench for the Pride with hustle and four points.

■The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team lost to Milford, 47-39. Cole Smith had 11 points for Coe-Brown and Riley Colby added eight.

■The John Stark JV boys’ basketball team beat Stevens, 44-37, for its first win of the season. Brady Philibotte (13 points), Hunter Patterson (10 points), Chad Martin (nine points) and Ryan Plamondon (six points) all contributed to the Generals offense.

■The Concord JV girls’ basketball team defeated Spaulding, 36-20. Concord’s Emily Newton finished with a game-high eight points and Anna Brock added seven points.

■The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team completed its regular season with a 39-32 win over Plymouth. Rylee Boucher (10 points) and Emma Steenbeke (eight points) led the offense, while Macy Gordon had five steals to lead the defense for MV (12-3).

Middle school results

The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ and boys’ Nordic teams finished second and third overall, respectively, at the Holderness Obstacle Race. Ava Rothe (second) and Liam O’Brien (seventh) led their teams. Lincoln Wilson (27th) edged out his brother Harrison Wilson (28th) after taking the course’s final jump. Abby Stone (28th), Hannah Smith and Signe Hogblom skied well.

Youth basketball results

The Bow 7/8 girls’ basketball team defeated Saint Elkins Seton of Rochester, 37-6, in the quarterfinals of the Farmington 500 tournament. Lyndsey and Isabella LaPerle paced Bow (18-3) with six points apiece, followed by Ellie Pingree (five points), Alexandra Larrabee (five points) and Kate Labrecque (four points). Ten of the girls on the team scored in the game. Bow will face Plymouth in the semifinals on Saturday.

■In Manchester Suburban League action, the Bow 5 boys’ basketball team defeated Derry 5/6, 57-30. Jake Reardon, Peyton Larrabee and Tommy Tsouros scored 15 points each for Bow (20-10) in the win.

AAU hoop tryouts

Granite State Raiders basketball tryouts and registrations will be held March 17 at Bishop Brady High School. Grades 6-8 will run from 9-10 a.m., and grades 9-11 will go from 10-11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30. For more information contact Frank Alosa at 491-2495.

Youth lacrosse

Registration for the Merrimack Valley Blue Storm Lacrosse spring season is now open. Go to mvbluestormsports.com to register or email kbstearns@icloud.com with questions.


Plymouth State University softball team will host clinics Sunday 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.

Concord Parks and Recreation youth floor hockey program will be held on Saturdays at the new City Wide Community Center from early March until mid-April. Program is for ages 5-11. Registration deadline is March 1. More information is available at concordparksandrec.com.

University of New Hampshire field hockey team will be holding a spring clinic/tournament and two summer camps. The April 7 clinic 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.


Hillsboro-Deering Winter Sports Awards Night will take place on March 14 in the high school gymnasium at 6 p.m.

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.

Adult drop-in pickleball for adults hosted by Concord Parks and Recreation is at the Green Street Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the month of February. Cost is $3 for residents (with ID) and $4 non-residents. All abilities welcome.


Concord High School and Rundlett Middle School spring sports registration is open and closes on March 4 for CHS and April 15 for RMS. Students must register through FamilyID by that time in order to play. The direct link is familyid.com/organizations/concord-school-district-athletics or visit the Concord School District website sau8.org/departments/athletes, which will provide more detailed information and spring sport schedules. All athletes are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Spring sports meetings for CHS student-athletes will be held on Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in the following locations: track and field in the aerobics room, softball in room 2047, baseball in the Media Center, girls’ lacrosse in 3087, boys’ lacrosse in 3090, girls’ tennis in room 2042 and boys’ tennis in room 2043. All students who plan to tryout for a spring sport are required to attend this meeting.

Cap City basketball spring AAU tryout registration is now open. The first tryout in Concord will be on Saturday 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.

Concord Parks and Recreation spring basketball league registration for players 4 years old through second grade is open. Registration deadline is March 4. More information is available at concordparksandrec.com.

Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball registration is open online. Visit concordnortheast.com to register. Early registration discount through Sunday. Registration ends March 17. Follow the Concord Northeast Facebook page for league updates. Contact league registrar Pam Wicks at pjmac228@gmail.com with questions.

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.

Concord National Youth Softball registrations are open for girls ages five and up. Register online at concordsoftball.org or in person at Abbot Downing School from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, March 4, March 6, March 12 and March 14. Email cnysoftball@gmail.com with questions or follow the CNYSoftball Facebook page.

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 ages 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.

Alliance FC Premier Boys Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the spring season on Monday. 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.

Hillsboro-Deering High School spring sports sign-ups will be on March 4 at 2:20 p.m. in the following locations: baseball in the ISS room, softball in the cafeteria and track and field in the gym.

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.

Granite State Raiders basketball tryouts/registrations will be held on March 17 at Bishop Brady High School. Grades 6-8 will run from 9-10 a.m. while grades 10-11 will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $30. For more information, contact Frank Alosa at 491-2495.

Hillsboro-Deering High School spring tryouts for the following sports on March 18: baseball in the gym from 2:30-5 p.m.; softball in the gym from 5:30-8 p.m.; and track and field in the cafeteria/outside lots from 3-5 p.m.

Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb registration is open. Cyclists who wish to compete in this historic bike race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States can sign up at mwarbh.org. This event is the only opportunity to cycle the Auto Road which is otherwise closed to bicycles. Registration starts at $150 plus fundraising. Entrants may also participate in the Practice Ride, held on July 14. The Practice Ride is limited to 300 participants. the Hillclimb begins at the base of the 7.6-mile Mt. Washington Auto Road and finishes at the mountain’s peak, 6,288 feet above sea level. Questions about registration may be sent to joliver@tinmountain.org.

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