A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 8/3/2019 10:57:28 PM

Golf results

Kody Dexter won the youth closest to the pin hole at the third annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Golf Tournament at Duston Country Club. Andrew Fairneny won youth long drive competition and Christine Germain won the ladies’ long drive. Ben Clark won the men’s long drive and Jay Houle won the men’s closest to the pin. Tom Flanagan, Jeff Chandler, Peter Benson and Bob Dunlap won the team competition. Angus Lea Golf Course will host the partner JDRF Tournament on Aug. 16. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jon Cook at 387-3534.

City ‘B’ tennis tourney

The Concord City Men’s ‘B’ Tennis Tournament will be held Aug. 19- 25 at the Bow Brook Tennis Club, 144 Warren St., Concord. Any and all males with a tennis rating of 4.0 and below are welcome to participate. Both singles and doubles competition will be held. Play will start at 4:30 p.m. each weekday and 9 a.m. on the weekend. Enter by email at cgulls@comcast.net until Aug. 15. All entry inquiries will be responded to via email. Cost is $20 for singles and $30 per doubles team.

Players/officials needed

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

New Hampshire Wrestling Officials Association is looking for apprentice officials. A minimum of two years participating in the sport of wrestling as a coach or wrestler is required. Training will be on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camp Mi-Te-Na 65 YMCA Road in Alton. Lunch will be provided. Contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 369-8238 to reserve a spot.

NH Junior Monarchs Hockey Program, based in Hooksett, has limited Travel Team openings and is accepting registrations for these Fall/Winter Programs:  Learn to Play Hockey, Mite Development (8 and Under) and House League. Call 270-1024 or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com.


5th Annual Rock On Fest will feature eight basketball games in downtown Concord on Sunday. Games will start at 11:30 a.m. with Police vs. Fire and a new game will tip off every hour: Concord High vs. Merrimack Valley (Unified) at 12:30 p.m., CHS vs. Bishop Brady (boys) at 1:30 p.m., MV vs. Brady (girls) at 2:30 p.m., MV vs. Pembroke (boys) at 3:30 p.m., CHS vs. Pembroke (girls) at 4:30 p.m., Midsummer Classic Boys’ Championship at 5:30 p.m. and Midsummer Classic Girls’ Championship at 6:30 p.m. There will also be an outdoor spinning class at 8 a.m., an outdoor yoga class at 9 a.m. and Roller Derby Demos at 1 p.m., plus free live music from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. For complete event details, go to rockonfoundation.org.

Rundlett Middle School volleyball program is hosting a summer open gym for girls in grades 6-8 on Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Come and learn for the first time or brush up on your skills before the season starts. Email joangriffin5@gmail.com with any questions.

New England PGA Championship will be held jointly at the Concord Country Club and the Manchester Country Club Monday-Wednesday. The tournament has a purse of $90,000 and the top twelve finishers will qualify for the 2020 PGA Professional Championship, with a chance to advance to the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco.

2019 University of New Hampshire Men’s Hockey Golf Tournament is set to be held on Monday at the Golf Club of New England and the Portsmouth Country Club. Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. at the two courses with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Golf Club of New England and 8:30 a.m. at the Portsmouth Country Club. The day will conclude with a 2 p.m. cookout at the Portsmouth Country Club followed by an award ceremony and silent auction. There will be prizes for first and second place, closest to the pin and longest drive. The entry fee is $200 per player which includes breakfast, golf cart rental, a special gift, greens fee and the cookout, or $40 if you would like to attend the cookout only. All proceeds generated from the tournament directly support the men’s hockey team.

47th Annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb will be on Aug. 17 at 8:30 a.m. The first male and female finishers will each win $1,500. A cash prize of $750 will also go to the second-place male and female riders and $500 to the third-place male and female riders. This year an additional $500 prize, plus a $250 gift card from State Bicycle Company will go to the top male and female finisher to complete the race on fixed-gear bikes. Registration remains open until the field reaches its capacity of 635 riders. Register for the Hillclimb at bikereg.com/mwarbh. Email joliver@tiunmountain.org with questions.

7th Annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K will be held at Wanakee, 75 Upper New Hampton Road, Meredith on Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $25 through Aug. 16. Race-day registration is $30 and starts at 7:30 a.m. Register online at wanakeewilderness5k.com. BBQ ($10 adults, $5 kids ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under), silent auction, live music, swimming and canoeing (with lifeguards present) will be after the race.

NHTI athletic department will host a nine-hole shotgun start golf tournament at Loudon Country Club on Aug. 20. Cost is $225 per foursome or $65 per person. To submit a team for the event, contact the NHTI athletics department at 230-4041 or email Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu.

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.

2019 Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic will be played Aug. 22 at The Den Brae Golf Resort in Sanbornton. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Foursome cost is $360, which included 18 holes of golf, cart, chicken barbeque and multiple prizes. Sponsorships start at $100 to support children’s events and fireworks on Old Home Day, Aug. 24. Register at townofboscawen.org or by contacting Lyman Cousens at lymancousens@comcast.net.

Friends of New England College Hockey annual golf outing will be held on Aug. 24 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Cost is $125 and includes 18 holes with a cart, NEC keepsake, BBQ and awards. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and shotgun start is at noon. Register at friendsofnechockey.com, contact John Lineberry at pilgrimhockeyfriends@gmail.com, or mail checks payable to: FNEC Hockey PO Box 1233 Concord, N.H. 03302-1233.

13th Annual Friendly Kitchen 5K Race & Walk will be held Sept. 6 at NHTI. The race will start at 5:30 p.m. at the NHTI Quad. All proceeds benefit the Friendly Kitchen. Race includes age-group prizes, a giant raffle, music, light refreshments, a child fun run and corporate competition. The course is flat and fast. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu for more information.


Concord Capitols non-contact conditioning clinics for all ages will be held at Martin Field on Iron Works Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Registration is required to participate and the Capitols are still accepting new/returning players for the fall season. Register at concordcapitols.org or email jdiachenko@gmail.com.

Central Force Basketball will be holding a skills camp on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Laconia Middle School. The camp is open to all girls going into grades 5-8 of any skill level. There will be a limited number of openings. For more information and to find the signup form, visit centralforcebasketball.com.

CARAMBA Soccer Skills Camps, run by licensed coach Jorge Pardo, are accepting registrations. The summer camp in Concord runs Aug. 12-15. Register online at soccerskillscamp.org. Call 496-3579 or email carambasoccercamps@gmail.com.

Little Strikers soccer skills clinics will be held at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Facility in Bow starting Sept. 7. The five-week session runs on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons for ages 3-6. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost is $40 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) and $50 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6). Register at FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.


Concord High School falls sports registration is now open and will remain open until Monday. 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.

NH Comets Softball tryouts for the 2020 season will be as follows: 10U will be on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m.; 12U/14U will be on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30-12 p.m.; 16U/18U will be on Tuesday from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12-1:30 p.m. Tryouts will be at Sanel Park, 127 Old Suncook Road, or at the Concord Sports Center if it rains. Contact Bob Palisi at 231-1446 with questions.

NH Lightning travel softball tryouts are scheduled to take place on Saturday: 10U from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 12U from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 14U from 11 a.m.-noon and 16U from noon-1 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Martin Field in Concord or at Concord Sports Center in case of bad weather. There are no tryout fees. Email president@nhlightning.org with any questions.

Concord Cannons baseball will be offering tryouts for the 2020 season for its 10U-18U teams. The 10U-12U teams will tryout on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and Aug. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The 13U-14U teams will tryout on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and Aug. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The 16U-18U showcase teams will tryout on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and Aug. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Concord Sports Center and all tryouts are free. To learn more about Cannons Baseball visit concordcannons.com or contact Bryan Caruso at 224-1655 or concordcannons@icloud.com.

Seacoast United Cubs Travel Baseball Club is hosting tryouts at the Seacoast United Concord Indoor Sports Facility on Aug. 12. Tryouts for the 9U/10U team are from 5-6 p.m., 11U/12U are from 6-7 p.m., 13U are from 7-8 p.m. and tryouts for 14U/15U are from 7-8 p.m. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com.

Hillsboro-Deering High School fall sports will begin Aug. 19 for all teams, except for football (Aug. 16) and bass fishing (Aug. 12). Football practice will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the HDHS football field, while the details of bass fishing practice will be announced at a later date. For the other sports starting on Aug. 19, girls’ soccer tryouts will start at 7:30 a.m. at the HDHS soccer fields, boys’ soccer will start at 9 a.m. on the HDHS soccer fields, cross country will start at 9 a.m. at Grimes Field, girls’ volleyball will start at 8 a.m. in the HDHS gym and golf tryouts will be held at Angus Lea Golf Course at 2 p.m. All athletes trying out must have a physical on file with the athletic trainer, school nurse, or have a current physical to turn in to the coach. All athletes must also have current ImPact test results on file with the athletic trainer. Athletes will not be able to participate until both items are completed.

Merrimack Valley High School fall sports start on Aug. 19, except for football, which begins with the equipment handout on Aug. 15 from 5-7 p.m. and the first practice on Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. All other sports (boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey, cross country, bass fishing and spirit) being on Aug. 19 at their respective game fields at 8 a.m. All Interscholastic Athletic Agreement forms must be turned in by Aug. 17 for football players and Aug. 20 for all other athletes. All athletes must also have a current physical (given after Jan. 1 of eighth-grade year) and ImPact test results (needed every two years) on file in order to participate.

Hopkinton High School fall sports will start on Aug. 19, with the exception of football, which starts Aug. 16. Hopkinton Middle School sports will start on Aug 26. In order to participate, all athletes must have a physical on file with the school nurse from within the last two years. Forms may be completed at the myschoolbucks site found at the athletic website – hopkintonathletics.com. The following teams will meet on Aug. 19 at Hopkinton High School – boys’ soccer non-freshmen from 7:30-10 a.m., freshmen from 5-7 p.m., and boys’ soccer parents meeting at 7 p.m.; cross country 8:30-10 a.m.; field hockey from 3-5:30 p.m. The girls’ soccer team will meet at Houston Field 3 on Aug. 19 from 7:30-10 a.m. The golf team will meet at 3 p.m. at the Country Club of New Hampshire, but Twinkie bus will leave at 2:15 p.m. from back parking lot at high school. Because transportation is off campus for golf, all myschoolbucks forms must be completed prior to tryouts. Football will meet at 7 a.m. at Hillsboro-Deering HS on Aug. 16.

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.

Concord Parks and Recreation fall soccer league registration is underway. The department offers leagues for children as young as 4 years old and up to sixth grade. There is limited space in all age groups and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 225-8690 or check online at concordparksandrec.com.

MV Blue Storm fall football league is open for registrations. Blue Storm offers two tackle teams, as well as a flag football team and participates in the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference. The season begins the first week of August. Visit nhyfsc.org to register or email Katherine Bucklin Stearns at Kbstearns@icloud.com for more information.

Concord Capitols Football sign ups for grades 3-8 are now available online concordcapitols.org. If interested in playing in the league, contact Jen Diachenko at Jdiachenko@gmail.com or at 608-7470.

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.

Concord Crew fall season registration is now open at concordcrew.org. Any middle school or high school student-athletes from the greater Concord area and beyond are welcome to join. The team rows from its Whittemore Boathouse in a fleet of top notch racing shells with an experienced coaching staff. The fall season runs from mid-August through October.

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