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Published: 3/21/2019 8:23:01 PM
Colby-Sawyer results

The Colby-Sawyer College women’s lacrosse team scored nine times in the first half en route to a 17-10 win over Norwich. The Chargers (2-2) were led by Brittany Ireland (seven points) and senior Sierra Schuster (Hopkinton), who scored four goals.

■The Colby-Sawyer College men’s tennis team improved to 3-4 on the season after beating Saint Michael’s, 7-2, at the Boss Tennis Center in Hanover. The Chargers won five singles matches in straight sets to secure the victory.

College standouts

Sophomore Chase Mercier (Boscawen) notched his sixth goal of the year for the Plymouth State men’s lacrosse team in a 14-11 loss to Wheaton College. Mercier scored his goal 37 seconds into the second quarter.

■Jacob Blanchette (Weare) scored twice for the New England College men’s lacrosse team during a 13-8 defeat to Saint Joseph’s of Maine.

CHaD hockey

Team Fire snapped a three-game losing streak, scoring the game-winning goal with 5.6 seconds remaining to win the CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship over Team Police, 6-5. In the process, $278,000 was raised for kids and programs at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Team Police raised over $116,000, a new game record, while Team Fire raised $62,751 for CHad kids.

UNH notes

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team received eight selections to the Hockey East 35th Anniversary Team with five forwards and three goalies. The team, voted on by the fans, the league’s head coaches, officials and media members, includes former Wildcats Bobby Butler, Darren Haydar, Jason Krog, Mark Mowers, James van Riemsdyk, Mike Ayers, Ty Conklin and Kevin Regan. UNH’s Steven Saviano and Trevor van Riemsdyk received honorable mention accolades.

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. For more information or to schedule a personal tryout, contact Kevin McLaughlin at

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

Central Force Basketball is looking for a few more girls for their 5/6th grade girls’ team for the upcoming season. Call Mark at 340-1281 for more information.


The Mt. Sunapee Area Ski Club is honoring Garry George, the longtime Proctor Ski Area manager and coach, as the 25th recipient of the John W. McCrillis Award at Mt. Sunapee on Saturday. The award is given to someone who has made a large contribution to the sport of skiing. A reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and an award presentation. Reservations can be made by calling Mt. Sunapee at 763-3500. Cost is $30 per adult and $15 per child. Dress is coat and tie or equivalent.

The John Stark spring sports parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents and athletes will be sent to various classrooms to meet with coaches. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian are expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you must contact your child’s coach to make alternate arrangements.

The annual NHIAA and New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association Scholar Athlete Awards ceremony will be held on April 1 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. NHIAA high school student athletes from throughout New Hampshire will be recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence. Award recipients are nominated each year by their school principals based on criteria which require the high school seniors have a B+ grade point average, letter and be currently active in at least two varsity sports, participate in community service activities and serve as role models to their peers. At the awards ceremony, each student athlete will receive an award certificate.

15th Annual NHTI/Delta Dental 5K Benefit Road Race will be held on April 19 at 6 p.m. A kids fun run will be at 6:45 p.m. Email race director coach Paul Hogan at

Summer boys’ and girls’ high school basketball tournaments will be held at NHTI this summer. The boys’ tournament will be July 13. Contact Paul Hogan at for information. The girls’ tournament will be on July 20. Contact Dala Johnson at for information.


NH Lightning Softball Club is inviting all softball players ages 7-12 to a free softball fundamentals clinic run by the NH Lightning and experienced coaches and players on Sunday. Registration begins at noon and clinics run from 12:30-2 p.m. at Concord Sports Center on Whitney Road in Concord. For information or to pre-register, contact

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper Clinics are taking registrations for the next six-week sessions, directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps, which begin Monday. Clinics are for all abilities, ages 6-60, and meet Monday afternoons. 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.

Training for new field hockey officials will take place on March 27, April 3 and April 10 at the NHIAA in Concord from 6-8:30 p.m. Understanding the rules, officiating mechanics and situational play will be among the topics discussed during the classroom dates, and the training will extend to on the field in the spring and summer. The fee is $25 and a registration form can be completed at the New Hampshire Field Hockey Umpires Association’s website ( Email Cathy Pease at for more information.

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

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps will be held at NHTI on the following dates throughout the summer: Rip City Basketball Camp (June 24-28 and July 8-12), Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp (June 30-July 2), Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp (July 5-7) and the 26th Annual Specialist Basketball Camp (July 21-25). Information on all camps can be found at or by calling 340-1719.

Pass Set Crush volleyball camp is available for girls entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2019. This is an overnight adventure camp with a concentration in volleyball. The camp is located at Geneva Point Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. The two sessions are July 7-11 and July 14-18. Plymouth State University women’s volleyball coach Joan Forge directs the camp and the staff features several New Hampshire volleyball coaches and outstanding high school and college players from around the country. In addition to two daily sessions of volleyball, Pass Set Crush offers swimming, boating, yoga, water carnival, campfires, beach BBQ and more. Campers are housed in cabins with supervision, three nutritious meals are served daily and a nurse is on staff 24 hours a day. Contact Joan Forge for further information at 387-1202.

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Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI July 15-19 for boys and girls in grades 1-3. A second session for grades 4-11 will be held under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett & Derek Johnson.

Panther Volleyball Day Camp, hosted by Plymouth State University women’s volleyball coach Joan Forge, will be held on July 22-25. This camp will feature two sessions. Panther Camp One is 9 a.m.-noon for girls entering grades 5-8 and is designed for beginner to intermediate players. Players will have fun while learning the basic fundamental skills, rules and strategies to be successful playing the sport of volleyball. Panther Camp Two is 1-5 p.m. for girls entering grades 9-12 and is designed for beginner, intermediate and advance players who want to play and excel at the high school level. The players will be challenged with improving their basic fundamental skills and will be given the opportunity to learn more advanced strategies, position specific skills, transition and concepts of team play. For information please contact Joan Forge at or call 603-387-1202.

Registration is open for CARAMBA Soccer Skills Camps run by licensed coach Jorge Pardo. The summer camp in Gilmanton will run from July 22-26, in Chichester from July 22-26, in Concord from July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 12-15. Register online at For more information call 496-3579 or email


Rundlett Middle School spring sports registration is currently open and closes on April 15. Students must register through FamilyID by that time in order to play. The direct link is or visit the Concord School District website, which will provide more detailed information and spring sport schedules. All athletes are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Concord Crush Youth Lacrosse registration is now open. There are spring teams for boys and girls in grades 1-8 and spring clinics for pre-K and kindergarten. Go to for more details or register through Concord Parks & Recreation.

Merrimack Valley Blue Storm Lacrosse registration for the spring season is now open. Go to to register or email with questions.

FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility youth and adult, team and individual indoor soccer league sign-ups for the eight-week session running April through mid-June. Adult leagues (Women 25+, Men 18+, Men 30+, Adult Coed) begin the week of April 16 and play weeknights. Youth leagues (ages 8-18) begin the week of April 20 and play on Saturdays. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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 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

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