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Published: 10/9/2019 10:22:02 PM
JV results

Bow’s Kayla Buxton tapped in a last-minute goal to help the Falcons’ JV field hockey team to a 2-2 tie with John Stark. Elizabeth Hanson scored the other goal for Bow and Maddie McLeod played well defensively.

Middle school results

Nick Reynolds and Ben Hughes scored two goals apiece to lead the Rundlett Middle School Boys’ A soccer team to a 4-0 win at Dover. Goalie Theo Schneible earned the shutout for Rundlett with plenty of help from defenders Tyler Watt, Gabriel Zinkin, Alan Yap and Tanner Parizo.

■The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ soccer team traveled to Weare to face the top-seeded Wildcats, and Weare came away with a 3-1 victory. The Hawks were led by a goal from Katie Brown, stellar play in goal from Ally Duval, and solid play from Lizz Holmes, Sarah Chodosh and Madi Zahn.

■The Hopkinton Middle School field hockey defeated Bow, 5-2. Hadley Cook had two goals for the Hawks and Charlotte Presti scored one, as did sixth-grade students Paige Prisco-Nelson and Sofia Upton.

■The Hopkinton Middle School cross country team competed at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday. The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ cross country team finished first thanks to breakthrough performances from Vincent Louca, Abram Standefer and Drew Haley. Annie Daniels, Flo Dapice and Sydney Westover had strong runs for the girls’ team.

Tilton School results

Northwood’s Griffen Bono led the Tilton School boys’ cross country team to a top-10 finish at Proctor Academy, and Tilton’s Molly Dexter was the first Ram across the line for the girls’ team.

Plymouth State results

The University of Massachusetts Boston snapped the 12-match win streak for the Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team with a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-22, 25-15) in Boston on Wednesday. The loss was Plymouth State’s first since a 3-2 decision at Eastern Nazarene on Sept. 11. The Panthers drop to 21-2 overall and 2-1 in the LEC, while UMass Boston improves to 5-14 and 2-2 in league play.

Discount lift tickets

The University of New Hampshire ski program, in conjunction with, is offering a limited number of discount ticket packages for alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout the state for the 2019-20 season. All tickets are good for any day. All proceeds from sales go to the UNH Ski Team. For more information, contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at or 512-2317. The following packages are available. ALPINE: Mount Washington Valley Booklet, for $399 you get two tickets all of the following ski areas – Cranmore Mountain Resort, King Pine, Bretton Woods, Abenaki Ski Area; Old Man of the Mountain Booklets, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas – Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, McIntyre Area; Lakes Region, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas – Mount Sunapee Resort, Ragged Mountain Resort, Dartmouth Skiway, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Pats Peak Ski Area, Whaleback; NORDIC – Nordic Booklet #1, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas – Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bretton Woods, Great Glen Trails, Jackson XC, Waterville Valley, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia XC, Gunstock Mountain; Nordic Booklet #2, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas – Purity Spring Resort, Granite Gorge XC, Loon Mountain Resort; Nordic Skier Wolfeboro; Pine Hill Ski Club; Windblown XC, Dartmouth XC, Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk, Eastman XC, Ski Hearth Farm.


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, 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, 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 @ 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, 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

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, 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 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

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 or call 934-0245.


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 and muffins.

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

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. The hockey history of the Alpine Club, which competed in the Granite State Hockey League in the early to mid 60s will also be recognized. 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 to be put on the ballot by Oct. 17.

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