A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 9/13/2019 11:00:53 PM
Modified: 9/13/2019 11:00:40 PM

JV results

The Bow JV field hockey team beat Sanborn, 2-1. Sidney Virta and Madeleine Kropp scored for Bow. Ava Wing offered strong support at midfield.

■The Bow High School JV girls’ soccer team defeated Kearsarge, 4-0. Elena Jay (goal, two assists), Sarah Lavigne (goal), Rachel Pelletier (goal), Ellie Pingree (goal), Ava Kehas (assist) and Rachel Towne (assist) led the offense. Amy Gray, Makyala Trudel, Jessica Chamberlin and Savannah Betterley played stellar defense in front of keeper Cailyn Benson for the shutout.

■The Concord JV field hockey team lost to Salem, 1-0. Anna Gregg was strong in net for Concord, keeping the Tide in the game. The Tide played a stronger second half after going down 1-0 in the first.

■The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Prospect Mountain, 4-1. Center backs Peyton Marshall and Sam Brown had great games and Rory Campbell played well in the middle of the field, scoring a goal and creating several other scoring opportunities. Quinn Whitehead (two goals) and Ethan Molnar scored the other Hopkinton goals off assists from Sam Brown and Jonah Klingler.

Middle school results

The Merrimack Valley middle school field hockey team defeated Mountain View Middle School of Goffstown, 2-1. Alyssa Brodeur scored both goals for MV, assisted by Jules Guertin and Grace Thompson. Caroline Wheeler protected the defensive end of the field.

■The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ cross country team raced to a strong second-place finish at the Capital Area Middle School XC invitational. Matt Clarner, Conrad Mollano and Abram Standefer had impressive races to round out the scoring for the Hawks and seal the runner-up finish. On the girls’ side, Annie Daniels and Flo Dapice saw big drops in their times as they raced the 2-mile course.

■The Hopkinton field hockey team tied Merrimack Valley, 2-2. Steph Elrick scored both of Hopkinton’s goals. Anika Hudek-Hall was solid in goal behind a defense anchored by Sylvia Dustin and Elizabeth Trafton.

■The Bow Memorial boys’ soccer team defeated Weare, 4-1. Elias Berrigan had a goal and an assist, while Jared Dolder controlled the midfield. Seth Lowne, Hunter Duncan and Matt Lyon added goals. Brodie O’Neil and Sean Hoey were unyielding on defense.


CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship tryouts will be held on Sept. 21, Sept. 27 and Oct. 5 at Sullivan Arena on St. Anselm’s College campus. The game will be held on March 13, 2020 at SNHU Arena in Manchester between police officers and firefighters from across the region to raise money for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Fire tryouts will be from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 21, 7:45-8:45 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 2-3 p.m. on Oct. 5. Police tryouts at 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Oct. 5. All interested skaters must register for tryouts and bring their own equipment, water, and necessary gear. Additional information and registration is available at CHaDHockey.org. Questions can be directed to CHaDHockey@hitchcock.org. All players must register in advance for tryouts.

Tune-up Basketball League in Meredith is open for registrations for boys and girls in grades 6-10. The league is open to players from area towns and space is limited. The nine-game schedule begins on Oct. 19, runs through Nov. 9 and all contests are played at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. Registration costs $50 and forms are available by contacting John Carrigg at Jcarrigg@metrocast.net.

Youth and adult indoor soccer leagues at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow are accepting registrations for the next 12-week session. Adult leagues starting the week of Oct. 29 are: Women 25-plus, Men 18-plus, Men 30-plus and several levels of coed leagues. Coed, boys’ and girls’ leagues for ages 4-18 begin the week of Nov. 1. All divisions based on skill level. Registrations accepted as space allows. Register FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Players needed

Merrimack Valley Youth Field Hockey is looking for a few more elementary age players (grades 1-6) to join the program. Practices and games are Sundays and Wednesdays.

Hopkinton Soccer Club has a few immediate openings on the U13 girls team (born in 2007 or younger). The team will be coached by Hopkinton girls’ varsity coach Mike Zahn alongside coach Renelle LHuillier. If interested contact coach Zahn at mzahn1@gmail.com or HSC club registrar Matt Boyle at 73boma@gmail.com.

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.

New Hampshire Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for a few dedicated athletes to fill its 2020 roster. If interested, contact danperk78@yahoo.com or at 603-387-2039 to learn of opportunities and tryout information.

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.


Merrimack Valley High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducting its second class on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The inductees include Kevin O’Brien, Dave Huckins and the 1989 Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team. The public is welcome to attend.

Merrimack Valley High School Athletics Hall of Fame golf tournament will be held on Oct. 12 at Loudon Country Club. The cost is $400 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, post-tournament meal and pre-tournament coffee and muffins.


Co-ed Field Hockey Skills clinics are being offered at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Beginners are encouraged. Next session begins 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.

Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper clinics at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow are now open for registration. The six-week clinics are directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps and begin Nov. 4. 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 FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

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