A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Members of the Concord YMCA Sailfish swim team pose after wrapping up their season with 12 new team records. Pictured are (front row, from right to left) Anthony Huang, Logan Wineriter, Sarah Guerrette, Emma Hall, Sydney Stockwell and Cailey Stockwell. Courtesy

Published: 5/21/2019 10:42:05 PM
Concord swimming

The Concord YMCA Sailfish swim team capped off its short course season by setting 12 new team records. Sarah Guerrette set new marks in the 50 and 100 free in the 13-14 age division, while Logan Wineriter (15-19 division) broke the 200 breaststroke team record. Other records set included Emma Hall’s 100 and 200 breaststroke in the 13-14 division, Anthony Huang’s 100 free and 200 free in the 13-14 division, Sydney Stockwell’s 100 and 200 backstroke in the 15-18 division, and Cailey Stockwell’s 400 IM, 200 free and 500 free in the 13-14 division. The Sailfish placed sixth overall out of 14 teams at the state championships and had its biggest group of qualifiers at the USA Swimming Championship meets (Regionals, Silvers and Age Groups).

JV results

The Hopkinton JV softball team knocked off Winnisquam, 16-1. Katie Collins and Angelica Pasquali both reached base four times for the Hawks, who also received strong showings in the pitching circle from the duo of Jordyn Barrett and Gina Simpkins. For Winnisquam, Brylee Jordan had a standout defensive game.

■The Hopkinton JV girls’ lacrosse team ended its season with a solid 9-1 win over Laconia to finish out the year 9-2. The Hawks received offensive contributions from all over the field, including goals from Emily Nestler, Talia Despres (two), Lauren Graham, Louise Bishop (two), Elizabeth Sintros and Gabrielle Hamilton (two).

Middle school results

Zach Hopper kept hitters off-balance all game, going the distance for the Hopkinton Middle School baseball team in a 10-7 win over Auburn. Hopper received some great defense from Gavin Nestler and Liam O’Rourke, while Thaddeus Maughn played a vital role as catcher for the Hawks.

■The Hopkinton Middle School softball team defeated Auburn, 16-4. Steph Elrick supplied the Hawks with five strong innings in the circle and added two hits at the plate. Beth Taylor and Lexi Lawler both finished with three hits, Paige Martin had two hits and scored three times and Sammi Goldblatt finished with six assists in the field.

Youth softball

The Hopkinton Convenient MD Seniors Capital Area softball team played to a 6-6 tie against Hooksett Plastic Industries. Maddie Copple, Lexi Lawler and Sammi Goldblatt all had strong games. Hooksett received great defense from Kaitlyn McHugh and Abby Heath and stellar pitching from Reiley Devall.

Concord Little League

In Triple-A action, Drew Mercier and Cooper Amrol helped KM Cheney Concrete defeated Concord Orthopedics. Chase Connor added the offense and Javin Harvey made a terrific tag at third base. For Concord Orthopedics, Landon Tadakwski and Will Simms each had two hits.

Youth baseball

In Concord Northeast action, Banks Chevrolet defeated the Geneia Hopkinton Mud Cats, 5-1. Isaac Vaillancourt had two hits for Banks, while Tyler Miller and Josh Turant also came up with some clutch hits. For the Mud Cats, Mike Pantano, Mike DePiano and Alex Yankopoulous all played well defensively.

■In Concord Northeast Majors action, the Bow Family Dentistry Orioles picked up a 10-7 win over Granite State Glass. Jackson Duffy finished with a hit and made an excellent catch in center field. Connor Craig pitched well and Max Hoover scored a run. For Bow, Evan Baier had a hit and one RBI along with his strong defense. Owen Webber added three hits.

■Denny Greene and Ty Price both pitched well for the Bow Fieldhouse Sports River Bandits in a 13-10 win over the Bow All State Blue Rocks. Jack Urban and Sam Darling both had strong offensive games for the Blue Rocks, whiel Josh Feuteaux added a first-inning double.

UNH notes

Danielle Mulligan and Neil O’Connor have been named nominees for the America East Woman of the Year and America East Man of the Year, respectively. Mulligan enjoyed a standout gymnastics career, earning All-EAGL First Team honors seven times and making the EAGL All-Tournament First Team six times. Mulligan also helped the UNH gymnastics team capture the EAGL title this past season. O’Connor was one of the most prolific pass catchers in UNH football history, ending his career with 235 catches for 3,117 yards and 19 touchdowns.

College standouts

Southern University of New Hampshire senior Matthew Paradis (Hooksett) carded a 73 during the second round of the NCAA National Championships at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W. Va. SNHU sits at 16th overall with a total score of 595.


Weare Post 65 Senior and Junior Legion baseball will hold tryouts on June 2 from 5-7 p.m. at John Stark Regional High School in Weare. The summer season runs mid-June to the end of July. Juniors could slide into the first week of August. There are team fees, but they will be minimal. Senior program (19U) schools include Goffstown, John Stark and Hillsboro-Deering. If you attend a private school in and live in one of these districts, you are also eligible. Senior team home games are played at St. Anselm College and and the senior team will participate in two showcase events. The junior program (17U) area to pull from and includes John Stark, Goffstown, Hillsboro-Deering, Hopkinton, Pembroke, Concord, Merrimack Valley, Bishop Brady and Concord Christian. Junior team home games are played at Hopkinton High School. Contact Program Manager Dennis Pelletier at dennis.pelletier@jsrhs.net or 361-2961 with any questions.

Concord Flyers Girls Track and Field season will begin on June 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. Any interested girls ages 7-14 are welcome. For more information contact Jack Fraser at 225-4170, text 731-0765 or email at jackf428@hotmail.com.

Concord Crew Summer Learn to Row registration is open. The program provides the perfect opportunity to try out a new sport and make new friends. No previous experience is needed and it isn’t physically intense. The bulk of each day will be learning the basics of rowing and teamwork while out on the Merrimack River with coaches. Learn to Row is open to all youth athletes, grades 7-12. Register through Concord Parks and Recreation at concordparksandrec.com.

Hillsboro-Deering High School fall sports sign ups will be on June 13 at 2:20 p.m. in the following locations: girls’ soccer (room 222), boys’ soccer (gym), girls’ volleyball (cafeteria), golf (room 221), cross country (gym) and bass fishing (gym).

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.

New England Wolves U16 full-season hockey team, coached by former NCAA hockey player Greg Lenti, will include 2-3 practices on ice per week, skill sessions all fall with the Wolves EHL Jr. coaches and director of player development Tim Kunes, competition in the NEPHL and United Tier 1 League, use of Wolves video room and JR Facilities, two workouts a week (minimum) and use of synthetic ice at Wolves training center (465 Province Rd. in Laconia). Uniforms and apparel included in tuition. For more info or to try out contact GM Andrew Trimble at scoringconcepts@gmail.com.

Players needed

Concord Sunset Baseball League is looking for players, coaches and sponsors for the upcoming 2019 season. If you are interested please call Steve at 496-3674 or 224-3377 ext-16.

Anyone interested in paddling canoes, kayaks and paddleboards is cordially invited to join The Tuesday Night (5 p.m.) Paddle-Together Group in Contoocook. For more details, contact Tom Walton at twalton@nedelta.com or 731-5210.


Beaver Meadow Golf Club 20th annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Saturday-Monday. It’s a two-person best-ball with gross and net scoring, plus couples gross and net. The entry fee is $80 for members and $150 for non-members. Register by Monday at the Beaver Meadow Pro Shop or call 228-8954.

The first CHaD Battle of the Badges Flag Football game will be held on Saturday at Laconia High School at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 and the game will pit Team Police vs. Team Fire with all proceeds going to support the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

15th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K, sponsored by the Wilmot Community Association (WCA), will start at 9 a.m. on Monday. The 5K begins and ends at the Wilmot Town Green at the intersection of Kearsarge Valley and Village roads. Online registration is available at wilmotWCA.org until May 24. Day-of-race registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Complete information available at wilmotWCA.org.

Moose Mountains Trail Race will take place on June 1 at 307 Applebee Road in Milton Mills. The 10K trail race starts at 9 a.m. and traverses a loop course of woods roads appropriate for both seasoned and beginning trail runners. It will be followed by a 1K Kids Race at 10 a.m. The 10K race registration fee is $25 in advance or $35 on race day. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each gender and 10-year age groups, as well as to overall winners. Kids K registration is $5 and all children who finish their race will receive small prizes. Advance online registration is available at mmrg.info/moose-mountains-trail-race/.

Henniker Lions Club Annual 5k Fun Run will be on June 2 at 9:30 a.m., starting at the Community School. All funds raised are returned to the Henniker community and other charitable initiatives to support those in need. For more information and to register visit: hennikerlions.org.

John J. Donovan Jr. Memorial Men’s Doubles Tournament will be held on June 8 at the Southern New Hampshire University tennis courts. All proceeds will go to Advantage Kids, which is dedicated to providing free tennis to New Hampshire children. The tournament format is 7.0-9.0, non-sanctioned, round robin. The cost is $50 minimum donation per team and registration is now open at advantagekids.net or on USTA’s TennisLink.

Hillsboro-Deering High School Spring Sports Award Night will be held on June 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Attendance is required of all spring H-D athletes.

NHTI athletic department third annual golf tournament will be at Beaver Meadow on June 14. Cost for a foursome is $500 and includes greens fees, cart and dinner. The tournament is scheduled to be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a silent auction, raffle, closest to the pin, longest drive and many other chances to win prizes. There will also be a second golf event, a nine-hole shotgun start tournament at Loudon Country Club on Aug. 20. Cost is $225 per foursome or $65 per person. To submit a team for either event, contact the NHTI athletics department at 230-4041 or email Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu.

Sullivan County Humane Society 5K road race through the historic Corbin Covered Bridge on Corbin Road in Newport will be on June 22 at 10 a.m. Race day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be a post-race BBQ, raffle prizes, age-group prizes and overall male and female winner prizes. Dogs welcome. Register at sullivancountyhumanesociety.org.

Annual Franklin Animal Shelter golf tournament is on June 24 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. The event will be an 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Entry fee is $400 per team, which includes green fees, golf carts, lunch and prizes. Go to franklinanimalshelter.com and click on the events calendar for more information. Credit cards are accepted. Sponsors are also needed. Contact Tom at the Franklin Animal Shelter at gsalfranklin@yahoo.com or 671-3909.

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 phogan@ccsnh.edu for information. The girls’ tournament will be on July 20. Contact Dala Johnson at dalaj21@yahoo.com for information.

Concord High boys’ soccer alumni game will be Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Rundlett Middle School. All past players are welcome. Contact Head Coach Scott Dunlop at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com with questions.


Crimson Tide Youth Cheerleading Camp will be held at Rundlett Middle School for incoming second to eighth graders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 17-21. Contact coach Laura Norwalt-Owen for more information at Lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

23rd Annual Hawks Baseball Camp will take place on June 24-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The instructional camp in the morning and game camp in the afternoon will have high school coaches and college players working closely with young athletes. Cost is $125 for ages 7-15 and is $150 after June 1. Rain date is slated for Aug. 28. To register, contact Dave Chase at 4chaseteam@comcast.net or 545-2960.

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 hogancamps.com or by calling 340-1719.

University of New Hampshire field hockey team will be holding two summer camps. 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 events is available online at unhwildcats.com.

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, a nurse is on staff 24 hours a day, and the three beaches are staffed with lifeguards. Please contact Joan Forge for further information at 387-1202 or visit passsetcrush.com.

Bow High field hockey program will host a World Camp USA 2-day technical skills training camp for grades 6-12 at New England College on July 15-16. The training is designed as a European camp with up-and-coming international drills, live demos and a fun cultural hockey experience. Register at worldcampusa.com/camps and contact info@worldcampusa.com or Rebecca Cleary at rcleary@bownet.org for more information.

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.

NH Lightning two-day softball camp, open to all players ages 7-14, will be July 22-23 at Martin Field in Concord from 9 a.m.-noon, with an optional Pitching/Catching clinic from 1-2 p.m. The cost is $25 for the Fundamentals Clinic and $40 total for the Fundamentals and Pitching/Catching Clinics. Register before May 31 for a $5 discount. Email President@NHLightning.org to sign up.

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 jcforge@plymouth.edu or call 603-387-1202.

CARAMBA Soccer Skills Camps, run by licensed coach Jorge Pardo, are accepting registrations. 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 soccerskillscamp.org. For more information call 496-3579 or email carambasoccercamps@gmail.com.

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