A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • 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: 11/8/2019 10:48:59 PM
Modified: 11/8/2019 10:48:45 PM
Plymouth State result

The Plymouth State men’s ice hockey team (1-1) opened MASCAC play with a 4-1 win over Fitchburg State. Peter Laviolette, Myles Abbate, Marcus Seidl and Brett Backman scored for the Panthers, while Andreas Pettersson made 33 saves.


Little Strikers soccer skills clinics at FieldHouse Sports are accepting regi registrations for the next five-week session of Little Strikers soccer skills clinics, for ages 3-6. Clinics meet either Saturday mornings starting Nov. 16 or Tuesday afternoons starting Nov. 19. Space available in current session. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost: Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) $40, Little Strikers (ages 5-6) $50. T-shirt included. Register for all camps and clinics online at FieldHouseSports.com, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.

Peak FC soccer and futsal skills classes are now open for all ages. Club is based in Concord. Info on the classes, teams and more can be found at peakfc.net or by emailing Nick D’Agostino at ndagostino@peakfc.net.

Seacoast Express United goalkeeper clinic will begin Dec. 19 and run through Jan. 30, 2020. Goalkeepers will be working with a collegiate goalkeeper coach on all aspects of the game, including handling, footwork, diving, one-on-one drills and shot stopping. The class will be split into two halves as goalkeepers will spend the first 30 minutes working on different techniques before switching over to game-like situations facing shots and different scenarios from the outfield players. Cost for the clinic is $80 and will take place from 5-6 p.m. for players born 2008-2010, and from 6-7 p.m. for players born 2005-2007. For more information contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.


Franklin High and Middle School winter sports sign-ups are posted and FamilyID is open for online registrations. Detailed information on FamilyID is on the athletic website at sau18.org under the athletics tab. Contact Franklin AD Dan Sylvester with any questions at dsylvester@gm.sau18.org.

Concord Parks & Recreation travel basketball program for players in grades 3-6 is accepting registrations. The following teams will be entered into the Manchester Suburban League: girls grades 3-4, girls grades 5-6, boys grades 3-4 and boys grades 5-6. Evaluations for the girls’ teams will be held on Tuesday and boys’ teams will be evaluated on Thursday. Girls and boys in grades 3-4 are from 5-6 p.m. and girls and boys in grades 5-6 are from 6:15-7:15 p.m. For more information visit concordparksandrec.com.

Concord High School winter sports tryouts and practices start on the following dates and at the followingtimes and locations: swimming (Nov. 18 at 8:10 p.m. at Concord YMCA), swimming (Nov. 18 from 3-6 p.m. in the Mini Gym), girls’ basketball (Dec. 2 in the CHS Gym from 4-7 p.m.), boys’ ice hockey (Dec. 2 at Everett Arena at 4:20 p.m.), Alpine skiing (Dec. 2 in Room E3 at 3 p.m.), indoor track (Dec. 2 at 3p.m. at CHS Main Street), spirit (Dec. 2 from 3:15-5:30 p.m. in the Rundlett MS Multipurpose Room), girls’ ice hockey (Dec. 3 at St. Paul’s from 6-7:30 p.m.), boys’ basketball (Dec. 9, grades 9-10 from 5:45-7:45 p.m., grades 11-12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the CHS Gym), Nordic skiing (Dec. 9 at Memorial Field from 3:15-5 p.m.), ski jumping (Dec. 9 in the CHS Gym foyer at 3:45 p.m.).

Rundlett Middle School winter sports tryouts and practices begin on the following dates and at the following times: Spirit (Nov. 18 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room), wrestling (Nov. 25 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the NAR), Nordic skiing (Dec. 2 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 508).

NH Spartans AAU program will be hosting boys and girls youth basketball tryouts for grades 2-8. Tryouts will be held on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 10-11 a.m. for 2nd through 6th grade and 11-noon for 7th and 8th grade. All tryouts will be held at the Derry Sports Zone located at 7A Street in Derry. The NH Spartans are the largest AAU program in New England.

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.

Andover Lions Christmas Tournament is looking for one more middle school boys’ basketball team 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 England Ski Jumping 3rd Annual Ski Jumping Reunion will be held at the Eastman Clubhouse in Grantham on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Ski jumpers, friends, and enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The event will also honor the tremendous contributions of Jim Carter, Liz Richards and Pat Howell. RSVP to Bill McCrillis at 302-898-4296.

Defending national champion Brewster Academy boys’ basketball team (coached by MV grad Jason Smith) will host Christian Redemption Academy on Wednesday at Merrimack Valley High School. The contest is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5 with all proceeds going to the MV Hall of Fame fund.

Hillsboro-Deering High School fall sports awards banquet will be held Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium.

Girls on the Run New Hampshire end-of-season fall 5K celebration will be held on Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. This fall’s event will include 870 girls and 212 coaches representing 63 teams from across the state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire community is invited to run, walk or volunteer for the event. Visit girlsontherunnh.org/5K for details.

John Stark Fall Sports Awards night for all athletes, parents and family will take place on Nov. 21. The evening will start in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. for dessert and drinks before moving to the gym at 6 p.m. where all teams will be recognized, as well as the presentation of the Sportsmanship and Scholar-Athlete awards. The evening will conclude by programs moving into individual classrooms for team specific recognition.

Concord High Schools’ Meet the Coach Night Information Meeting for all athletes, coaches and parents will be on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. All winter student-athletes and their parents/guardians are expected to attend.

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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