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: 10/8/2019 10:41:15 PM
JV result

The John Stark JV field hockey team battled Bow to a 2-2 tie. Both John Stark goals were scored by Helen Connor. Maria Hagar and Lindsey Olson had the assists. Lydia Piscina made 10 saves in net.

Youth flag football

The Patriots beat the Redskins on Sunday. Brooke Nelson, Sadie Pelletier and Maddie Short and Keira Llweleyn provided the offense. Chandler Curtis, Olivia O’Conner and Gracen Arndt were tough on defense.

College standout

Hillsboro’s Izabella Warren, a freshman midfield on the Simmon’s University women’s soccer team, scored the game-winning goal with 4:31 left in overtime to lift Simmons to a 3-2 victory over Emmanuel College, the Sharks’ first win of the season (1-9-1).


New Hampshire Tackles Hunger, organized by the New Hampshire Food Bank and WMUR-TV sportscaster Jamie Staton, are once again teaming up to help fight hunger during the high school football season. Fans are asked to bring canned food to specific games this fall as part of the state-wide food drive. John Stark rounds out the local drives on Friday for its game in Weare against Pembroke.

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

New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization will induct six former basketball coaches into their first Hall of Fame class on Sunday at The Red Blazer in Concord. Social hour will start at 1:30 p.m., followed by a buffet luncheon. The first class selected by the NHBCO includes: John Fagula (Nashua), Jack Ford (Winnacunnet), Gary Jenness (Groveton and White Mountains), Mike Lee (Farmington), Lang Metcalf (Lebanon) and Danny Parr (Portsmouth). Family, friends, coaches and former players are welcome to attend. Tickets will be $30 each and the event is limited to 80 guests. RSVP to Dave Chase at 4chaseteam@comcast.net.

New Hampshire Legends of Hockey 17th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be on Oct. 20 at the Grappone Conference Center, in Concord at 11:30 a.m. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Denis Martin, Freddy Meyer and Deron Quint who are being inducted as players; longtime New England College bench boss Tom Carroll is being inducted as a coach; Rod Ross is being inducted in the media category; and the late Downing Potter “DP” Brown is being inducted posthumously as a builder. Ben Smith will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are available for $40 until Friday. Contact Jim Hayes at 731-4168 with questions.

Concord Little League annual meeting will be on Oct. 21 at Buffalo Wild Wings starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. If interested in a position on the board, email Brendon McGahan at brendon_mcgahan@yahoo.com to be put on the ballot by Oct. 17.


FieldHouse Sports Indoor Sports Little Strikers clinics are accepting registrations for the next five-week session for ages 3-6. Clinics meet either Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 12 or Tuesday afternoons beginning Oct. 15. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) is $40 and cost for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) is $50. T-shirt included. Register online FieldhouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

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.

16th Annual NHTI Basketball Coaching Clinic will be held at the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center on the NHTI campus in Concord on Oct. 20. Registration is $60. Coaching staff of three from the same school/program costs $110 after. Clinic topics include (are subject to change) defense to offense transition, developing offense, post play development, developing defensive core, rules interpretation, defending the pick and roll, and quick hitters. Cost of registration includes snacks, lunch, handouts and door prizes. Clinics are designed for coaches at college, high school, middle school and youth levels. Enrollment is limited. Contact Paul Hogan at 230-4041 or e-mail @ phogan@ccsnh.edu with questions.

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.


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/teams needed

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.

Andover Lions Christmas Tournament is looking for boys’ and girls’ middle school basketball teams for the tourney being played on Dec. 27-28 at Proctor Academy. Entrance fee is $125 per team. Contact Dick OConnell at xlpdroc@metrocast.net or call 934-0245.

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