A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Published: 10/16/2019 10:39:05 PM
Unified results

The Concord unified soccer team tied with Hollis Brookline, 9-9. Dale Landon, Connor Qualey, Jack Smith, Katie Levesque, Riley Weeks and Oliver Laidlaw all played well. Garrison Kelly played outstanding defense and Logan Pineo had several great shots on goal.

JV results

The Bow High School girls JV soccer team defeated Souhegan, 4-0. Anya Orzechowski and Rachel Pelletier each had a goal and an assist as the Bow JV girls’ soccer team beat the Sabers. Meredith Ryan (goal), Rachel Towne (goal) and Marissa Green (assist) also contributed to Bow’s strong offensive efforts. Elena Jay controlled play in the midfield and keeper Cailyn Benson earned the shutout in net.

■The Bow JV field hockey team lost to Kennett, 5-1. Trista Day scored the Falcons’ lone goal while Ashlyn Wright and goalie Bella Pontacoloni played well defensively.

■The John Stark JV field hockey team finished its season with a 0-0 tie against Derryfield to wind up with a 1-3-8 record, “The best season our program has seen in years,” coach Kate Carnaroli said.

Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team lost to Windham Middle School, 2-1. Christian Arocena, Jace Scroggins and Tyeler Watt and keeper Theodore Schneible led the Rundlett defense, while Ben Hughes scored for the Blue Dukes.

UNH news

University of New Hampshire fifth-year senior Shannon Murdock was named the America East Performer of the Week for women’s cross country after her championship finish at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletics Association championships.

■Kayla Sliz, a senior midfielder and co-captain of the UNH field hockey team, has been selected to compete at the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game. Sliz is one of 38 student-athletes named to play in the Division I Senior Game, which features the top senior players in the nation. The game is scheduled for Nov. 22 at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium following the completion of the NCAA semifinal games. Sliz has started all 13 games this season with four goals, including a game-winning goal, and two assists for 10 points. She ranks second on the squad in both goals and points, as well as shots (30).

St. Paul’s School

The Saint Paul’s girls’ cross country team beat White Mountain School, Proctor Academy, New Hampton School, Kimball Union Academy and Vermont Academy on Wednesday in Vermont. Caroline Light (22:10), Kate Taylor (22:49) and Margaret MacMillan (22:54) were the top finishers for St. Paul’s.

Tilton School

Kaleb Shumway scored a stunning side volley goal to lead the Tilton School boys’ soccer team to a 1-0 win against Hebron Academy. Finn Baldwin played a fantastic game on defense for Tilton.

Concord High winter sports

All Concord High students in grades 9-12 interested in trying out for a winter sports must attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Girls’ basketball will meet in the media center, girls’ ice hockey in Room 2047 and girls’ indoor track in the aerobics room. Boys’ basketball will meet in Room 2013, boys’ hockey in Room 3090, wrestling in Room 2138 and boys’ indoor track in the aerobics room. The Nordic ski team will meet in Room 2041, the swimming team will meet in Room 2037, the alpine ski team will meet in E3 and the ski jump team will meet in Room 2039. Online registration is also open until Nov. 7 for CHS winter sports. To register, go to sau8.org, choose “Departments and Athletics” and click FamilyID on the right side. The first day of tryouts for wrestling and swimming is Nov. 18; for Alpine skiing, girls’ basketball, boys’ hockey, boys’ and girls’ indoor track, girls’ hockey and cheerleading it’s Dec. 2; and for boys’ basketball, Nordic skiing and ski jumping it’s Dec. 9.


Co-ed Field Hockey Skills clinics are being offered at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Beginners are encouraged. Next session begins Thursday 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 Sunday. 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 Saturday, 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 O’Connell at xlpdroc@metrocast.net or call 934-0245.


New Hampshire Legends of Hockey 17th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be on Sunday 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.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball annual meeting will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Penacook Community Center. The organization is looking for volunteer parents for the 2020 season. Contact Dave Armstrong at 799-8070 or at daveavb@comcast.net with any questions or for more information.

Concord Little League annual meeting will be on Monday 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 Thursday.

Discount lift tickets are being offered by the University of New Hampshire ski program in conjunction with SkiNH.com 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 corys@unh.edu 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.

Gunstock Ski Club is offering a free trial day for athletes interested in joining the club (season or day pass sold separately). Gunstock Ski Club is a non-profit Alpine ski racing program for athletes ages 6-19. Contact program director Josh Bedard at jbedard40@gmail.com to sign up for a trial day or email info@gunstockskiclub.com for more information. The club trains from late November through the end of March. Training is offered on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., during Christmas and February vacation weeks (for both New Hampshire and Massachusetts) and on weeknights for athletes U10 and older. Visit gunstockskiclub.com for more information about the club or to register.

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