A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Concord All-Star Nick Reynolds beats the tag at first base in the fourth inning against Laconia on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Grappone Park. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Bailey Cassin throws the ball infield during a Capital Area 8U All Stars softball team practice at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The state champion team is heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • The Capital Area 8U All Stars state champion softball team practices at Sanel Park in Concord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, before heading to the regional tournament. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ

  • Concord Little League All-Star Nick Reynolds slides in safely as Laconia shortstop Ben Beaudoin tries to apply the tag in the second inning at Grappone Park in Concord on Friday, July 13, 2108. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 8/12/2019 10:21:45 PM
Athlete meeting

The John Stark Fall Sports Parent/Athlete meeting is scheduled for Aug. 26 in the gym at 7 p.m. Following a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents will be sent to various classrooms to meet with coaches. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian is expected to attend. Contact the specific coach to make alternate arrangements.

Preseason poll

The New England College women’s volleyball team earned the third spot in the New England Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Eastern Nazarene College took home seven of the eight first-place votes, while Elms College landed second. NEC returns two All-Conference players in Tihani Ehia and Dreka Griffin, and will open the season against Emerson and UMass Boston on Aug. 30.

Golf results

Mindy Reid and Jan Davio captured the first-place gross in the annual Ladies Member-Member Tournament at Pembroke Pines. Connie Manus and Sylvia Prive finished second. On the net side, Nancy Lamb and Jean Johnston placed first, with Donna Micucci and Rose Galligan coming in second. Also on Saturday, Wayne Hardy recorded a hole-in-one on No. 16 using a gap wedge, while Sydney Della Flora collected an ace of his own with a pitching wedge on No. 4.

Events

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.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at Angus Lea Golf Course on Friday. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jon Cook at 387-3534.

47th Annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb will be on Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

Concord High School Fall Meet the Coaches Night will be on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. All fall athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend.

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

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

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.

CARAMBA Soccer Skills Camps, run by licensed coach Jorge Pardo, are accepting registrations. The summer camp in Concord runs through Thursday. Register online at soccerskillscamp.org. For more information call 496-3579 or email carambasoccercamps@gmail.com.

Spartans Summer Basketball Camp will be held at the Concord YMCA through Thursday for players in grades 2-11. Cost is $150. Register at nhspartans.com or call 228-9622.

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.

University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fall ID clinic will be held on Sept. 7 at Wildcat Stadium for female players entering grades 9-12 this year. Players will train and play under the direction of UNH coaches and players. Both field player and goalkeeper-specific training is provided. The camp will run from 1-4 p.m. Register at unhwildcats.com. or contact associate head coach Amanda Bowes at Amanda.Webb.Bowes@unh.edu or 862-0744.

Coed Field Hockey Skills Clinics are being offered at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Beginners are encouraged. Next sessions begin Sept. 12 and Oct. 17 for grades K-2 and Oct. 17 for grades 3-6. Clinics run on Thursday afternoons in five-week sessions and are coached by Rony Jacober, director of Summit Field Hockey and assistant coach at New England College. Cost is $65. Register online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Tryouts/Registrations

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 noon to 1:30 p.m. The 13U-14U teams will tryout on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The 16U-18U showcase teams will tryout on Saturday 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.

Franklin High School fall sports will start on the following dates and times. Football on Aug. 19 at FHS Field from 5-7:30 p.m. Football equipment pick up on Tuesday for juniors, Wednesday for sophomores and Thursday for freshman, all from 6-7 p.m. Soccer starts Aug. 19 at FMS Field from 5-7 p.m., field hockey on Aug. 19 at Paul Smith Field from 5-7 p.m., volleyball on Aug. 21 at FMS Gym from 8:30-10:30 a.m., and spirit from on Aug. 21 at FHS Gym from 3-5 p.m. There will be a mandatory FHS fall sports meeting on Aug. 23 in the FHS cafeteria from 6-7 p.m. This meeting is for high school parents, players and coaches to review athletic handbook policies and then meet with individual coaches and teams to review expectations and ask questions. All attendees will be entered into a free raffle with multiple prizes. Contact Athletic Director Dan Sylvester with any questions at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Franklin Middle School fall sports teams will start on the following dates and times: Football on Aug. 19 at Rowell Field from 5-7 p.m., soccer on Aug. 21 at FMS Field from 3-4:30 p.m., volleyball on Aug. 21 at FMS Gym from 3-4:30 p.m., field hockey on Aug. 21 at Danielle Park from 3-4:30 p.m. and cheer on Aug. 21, cheer at FHS Gym from 5-6:30 p.m. Contact athletic director Dan Sylvester with any questions at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School fall sports will begin Aug. 19 for all teams, except for football (Aug. 16). 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 Friday. 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.

Spartans AAU fall basketball tryouts will be held starting Aug. 24 at the Sportszone in Derry. Tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3-6 will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m., boys and girls in grades 7-8 will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and tryouts for all high school players will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tryouts will continue on Aug. 29 and Sept. 7. For more information and to register visit nhspartans.com.

Cap City basketball is holding tryouts for its fall AAU season for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at Bishop Brady High School in Concord on Aug. 24 and Sept. 8. There will be multiple teams for each age group based on skill level. The season runs from Sept. 16 through Oct. 27. The cost to tryout is $20 (returning spring AUU players tryout for free with a code) and the total cost for the program is $375-500. For a complete list of tryout times and dates and times, go to capcitybasketball.com/registernow.

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. After registering, student athletes can try out for the following sports: Field hockey – Aug. 28, grades 7-8, 3:45-5:30 p.m., field located off the 100 wing; Aug. 29, grades 6-8, 3:45-5:30, field hockey field; Sept. 3, grades 6-8, 3:45-5:30, field hockey field. Boys’ and girls’ cross country – Aug. 28, grades 7-8, 3:30-5 p.m. in RMS MPR; Aug. 29, grades 6-8, 3:30-5 p.m. in RMS MPR. Boys’ soccer – Aug. 28, grade 7 from 3:30-5 p.m., grade 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.; Aug. 29, grade 7 from 3:30-5 p.m., grade 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.; Sept. 3, grades 7-8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.. Girls’ soccer – Aug. 28, grades 7-8, 3:30-5 p.m.; Sept. 3, grades 7-8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Girls’ volleyball – Aug. 28, grades 7-8, 3:45-5:30, big gym; Aug. 29, grades 6-8, 3:45-5:30 p.m., big gym; Sept. 3, grades 7-8, 3:45-5:30, big gym. Intramural volleyball – Sept. 4, 3:45-5 p.m., new activity room.

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.

Indoor soccer leagues at FieldHouse Sports in Bow are accepting team and individual signups for the fall indoor soccer session. Men 18+, Women 25+, Men 30+ and Adult Coed leagues are offered. All abilities are welcome. Games begin the week of Sept. 3. Teams play one night per week (Monday-Thursday) for eight weeks. Youth leagues (12 week sessions) for ages 5-18 begin the week of Nov. 1. Register online at fieldhousesports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

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 open at concordcrew.org until Aug. 23. No experience needed. 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.

Players/officials needed

Concord City Men’s ‘B’ Tennis Tournament will be held Aug. 19-25 at the Bow Brook Tennis Club, 144 Warren Street, 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 Thursday. All entry inquiries will be responded to via email. Cost is $20 for singles and $30 per doubles team.

Penacook Youth Soccer is looking for high school soccer players (coed) in the Concord area to play on a recreation team this fall. It will be one game a week and one practice. No pressure, no tryouts, just fun. Contact Tami Porter at penacooksoccer@yahoo.com for additional information.

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.

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. to 2 p.m. at Camp Mi-Te-Na 65 YMCA Road in Alton. Lunch will be provided. To reserve a spot in the class, contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 369-8238.

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. For more information call 270-1024 or email jeremyvega3@yahoo.com.




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