A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 6/13/2019 10:36:19 PM
Modified: 6/13/2019 10:36:08 PM
NHMS news

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host its first ever Flat Track race under the lights on July 19. Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel will be headlined by the U.S. Legend Cars International and the USAC Dirt Midget Association and feature a night of short track racing with NASCAR stars. Cup Series drivers Corey LaJoi and Daniel Hemric are scheduled to race in the 35-lap U.S. Legend Cars International, with Ryan Blaney serving as the Grand Marshall. The 30-lap USAC Dirt Midget Association race will be the first appearance at NHMS.

■The 96th Annual Loudon Classic, the longest running motorcycle race in America, will close out Motorcycle Week at NHMS on Sunday. Shane Narbonne, last year’s winner, is slated to return to defend his title.

Youth softball

The Hooksett Police Association earned a semifinal win against the Concord National 2 Cimos team in Capital Area Babe Ruth softball majors action. Hooksett’s Haley Alden hit an inside-the-park grand slam. Wren Amrol connected on an inside-the-park three-run homer as well. Hooksett advances to face Hopkinton ConvenientMD in the title game.

Roller Derby

Granite State Roller Derby is slated to open its season on Saturday against the New Hampshire Roller Derby All-Stars at Everett Arena in Concord at 6 p.m. Other games on the schedule include a July 20 tilt against Gotham Roller Derby’s Grand Central Terminators and a Aug. 10 clash against Boston Roller Derby’s Boston Common. All games will take place at Everett Arena.

Players/Coaches needed

Concord Capitols Independent League Baseball team is looking for additional players, age 16-20, with high school baseball experience or first-year college baseball experience. Contact Skip Foy at 568-5477 or email Skip@SkipFoyInsurance.com.

Concord Sunset Baseball League is looking for one more coach and sponsors for the current 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.


NHTI athletic department third annual golf tournament will be at Beaver Meadow on Friday. 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.

New England Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined is hosting its 4th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday at the Eastman Golf Links in Grantham. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. with a scramble format. Greens fees, logo pullover and post-tournament BBQ is included with the registration fee. Call Tom at 802-318-1970 or email at kajen4321@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Red Sox Green Monster mascots, Wally and Tessie, will accompany the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy to Boscawen on Wednesday. This event sponsored by the Town of Boscawen Old Home Day Committee and Ross Express, will take place at the Winthrop Carter House from noon to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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.

The second annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament to benefit The Friendly Kitchen will be held July 19 at Loudon Country Club. It’s a four-person scramble format, with a 7:30 a.m. registration and 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, awards, raffles and food. Contact Val Guy or Sara Curran with questions or to register at 224-7678.

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., Monday-June 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.

Pembroke Recreation Department tennis lessons will be held at Pembroke Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 8-31. Registration forms are available at the Pembroke Town Hall (between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and should be turned in by July 3. Lessons for grades 3 and under are 4-4:45 p.m. and grades 4-8 are 5-6 p.m. Cost is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Adult lessons (age 14 and up) are from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Cost is $30 for high school students, $40 for adults and $50 for non-residents. Call 848-9677 for more information.

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.


Concord Little League summer registrations are now being accepted until June 25. Summer baseball is open to kids ages 8-12 from Concord and central New Hampshire towns. The season runs from early July to early August and is plated at Concord fields. No games are scheduled for Friday nights or weekends. Teams will be made up of approximately 15 players and the cost is $40 per player. Forms can be found under CLL Resource page at concordnhlittleleague.org. For more information, contact Gary Ford at gford15@comcast.net or 724-7405.

Concord High School falls sports registration is now open and will remain open until Aug. 5. All athletes are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Online registration is through FamilyID at familyid.com/organizations/concord-school-district-athletics. Visit the CHS website, chs.sau8.org, and look under Athletics for additional information.

Rundlett Middle School fall sports registration is now open and will remain open until Sept. 6. All athletes are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Online registration is through FamilyID at familyid.com/organizations/concord-school-district-athletics. Visit the RMS website, rms.sau8.org, and look under Athletics for additional information.

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.

Concord Cannons Fall Baseball league is now accepting registrations for individual players and full teams looking to play this fall. The league consist of three divisions 12U, middle school and high school. Teams will play 14 games and practice weekly at Concord Sports Center. For more information please contact Bryan Caruso concordcannons@icloud.com or by calling 224-1655.

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