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: 2/14/2020 10:21:28 PM
Modified: 2/14/2020 10:21:15 PM
Unified results

The Concord High School Unified basketball team squeaked out a 41-39 win against a phenomenal Hollis Brookline team. Concord’s Garrison Kelly finished the night with a season-high 12 points. Connor Qualey tallied nine points and Alex Turan finished with eight.

JV results

The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team beat Coe-Brown 56-54. Ben Rose (13 points) hit a 3 from the corner at the buzzer to win it for the Pride. Buddy Eddy had 14 points to lead MV (7-8) and Brandon Dukette finished with eight.

St. Paul’s School

The St Paul’s School girls’ Alpine team won the 2020 NEPSAC Championship, finishing with 50 points to beat out second-place Gould Academy (58 points). The St. Paul’s boys’ Alpine team finished second with 70 points being run-away winner Deerfield Academy (36 points).

Events

Frank Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase will be held on Sunday at Bishop Brady High School, featuring some of the best prep school teams in the country. At noon, Brewster Academy will play New York’s Redemption Christian Academy. Pembroke Academy will take on Bishop Brady at 1:45 p.m. in a battle of area NHIAA Division II teams, followed by another prep school contest between Maine’s Lee Academy and Connecticut’s Woodstock Academy at 3:15 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the James Ceriello Scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Kids under 8 are free. Tickets are valid for all three games. Bring your team (10-12 players) to the game for a $30 special team price. Contact Kelly Owen at kowen@bishopbrady.edu for more information.

The 14th Annual SpringAhead 5K Road Race will be held on March 7 at 11 a.m. at NHTI. This race celebrates the time change and benefits NHTI cross country teams. The race has a flat, fast course and includes age group awards, light refreshments and a big raffle. Contact pseagroves@ccsnh.edu for more information.

Douglas N. Everett Arena has public skating hours Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Sundays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, children age 3 and under are free. Skate rentals are also available for an additional $5. Cash or check only, but an ATM is available in the lobby. The Everett Arena also has adult stick practice (ages 14 and up) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-11:20 a.m. Admission is $10 (goalies have free entry). Helmet and gloves are required and full equipment is recommended. The stick practice hours end on March 9 and the other public skating hours end March 13.

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 through the end of March. Training is offered on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., during 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.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Concord Little League baseball skills sessions will be held Saturday and Feb. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Concord Seacoast United facility on 10 Ferry Street. All Concord area baseball players ages 4-12 are welcome. Visit concordnhlleague.com to register and more for information.

Plymouth State softball clinics will be held this winter on the following dates: Saturday and Feb. 29. All clinics cost $30 and are led by Plymouth State softball staff and players. For more information contact Bruce Addison at beaddison@plymouth.edu.

Concord High softball winter workouts for all players interested in playing for Concord High this year will be held each Sunday until spring tryouts. The next dates/times are: Sunday, noon to 2 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to noon; March 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 8, 9-11 a.m. All workouts are at the CHS gym. Check Twitter @CHSTideSoftball for updates or changes. Questions can be emailed to Concord coach Duke Sawyer at sawduke2@comcast.net.

Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Clinic is being offered by the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse program and head coach Sandy Bridgeman on Sunday at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North. The coaching clinic is designed for high school and club coaches and includes two separate sessions on the same day. Interested coaches have the option of attending both sessions at a discounted rate. Session One – Essential Skills, Drills and Concepts – will run from 9:30-11:50 a.m. and costs $50 per person. Session Two – Next Level Skills, Drills and Concepts – will run from noon-2:30 p.m. and is also $50 per person. Attending both sessions costs $90 per person. Bridgeman, now in her 23rd year as a college coach, and the Plymouth State coaching staff will work with coaches in the classroom and provide on-field demonstrations covering topics including goalkeeping, mastering the draw and offensive and defensive team concepts. The day will include multiple opportunities for Q&A sessions with the staff. Online registration is available at tinyurl.com/PSUCoachesLaxClinic. All questions can be directed to Sandy Bridgeman at sandrab@plymouth.edu or 535-301.

FieldHouse Sports Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper Clinics are taking registrations for the next six-week sessions, directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps, which begin March 9. Clinics are for all abilities and meet Monday afternoons. Space is available in current session. 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 in Bow.

N.H. Lightning softball 2nd Annual Free Spring Skills Clinic for any interested players ages 8-12 will be on March 15. The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Concord Sports Center. Pre-register at nhlightning.org. This clinic has limited spaces to ensure a quality player to instructor ratio, so sign-up soon. Email questions to president@nhlightning.org.

Panther Volleyball Camp for girls entering grades 5-12 will be led by Plymouth State University women’s volleyball head coach Joan Forge this summer July 27-30 at PSU’s Foley Gymnasium. The camp is broken into two sections: Section one is open to girls entering grades 5-8 and is designed for beginner to intermediate players. Athletes will learn basic fundamental skills, rules and strategies to be successful in the sport of volleyball from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Section two is for girls entering grades 9-12 and is for beginner, intermediate and advanced players who want to play and excel at the high school level. Attendees will be challenged with improving basic fundamental skills and will have the opportunity to learn more advanced strategies, position-specific skills, transition and concepts of team play. Section two meets from 1-5 p.m. The main focuses of both sessions will be to incorporate life lessons including character development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Drills and daily scrimmages are aimed at developing the complete player. Athletes will be separated into courts according to skill level to both challenge and maximize their learning experiences. The fee for section one of the camp is $150, while section two fees are $200. Registration fees include a camp tee shirt. Camp staff includes Forge and other college, Junior Olympic and high school coaches, as well as collegiate players. Online registration is available at tinyurl.com/PSUYouthVBCamp. All questions can be directed to coach Forge at jcforge@plymouth.edu or 535-2778.

Tryouts/Registrations

60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race registration is open through Feb. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Following the close of registration, a computer will randomly select the runners who will be entered in the race, which will be on June 20 at 9 a.m. on Mount Washington Auto Road. Register at mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race/for-racers/race-registration.

Penacook Pride AAU girls tryouts are Sunday at Boscawen Elementary School. Tryouts for grades 3-5 are 10-11 a.m., grades 6-8 are 11 a.m. to noon and grades 9-12 are noon to 1 p.m. Register at the door. There is no charge to tryout.

Penacook Pride AAU boys tryouts are Sunday at Boscawen Elementary School. Grades 6-7 tryout from 1:30-2:45 p.m., grade 8 is 2:45-4 p.m., grades 9-10 are 4-5 p.m. Register at the door. There is no charge to tryout.

Concord High School students interested in playing a spring sport must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday at 3 p.m. Baseball will meet in the Media Center, softball will meet in the Lecture Hall, boys’ lacrosse will meet in Room 3090, girls’ lacrosse will meet in Room 3087, boys’ tennis will meet in Room 2043, girls’ tennis will meet in Room 2042 and track will meet in the Aerobics Room. Online registration will close on March 6. All students must register by then.

The Central Force girls’ AAU basketball program will be holding a two-day tryout March 7 and 8 at Winnisquam Middle School at the following times: Grades 9-11 from 1-2:30 p.m., grades 7-8 from 2:30-4 p.m., and grades 5-6 from 4-5 p.m.. Parents should arrive early for paperwork. Go to centralforcebasketball.com for more info.

Concord National Youth Softball registration is open online through March 15 at concordsoftball.org. In-person registration is available on Tuesday at Abbot-Downing School from 4:30-6 p.m.

Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball registration is open online and in person. Register at concordnortheast.com until March 15 to avoid late fees. In-person registration will be: Feb. 21, 5:30- 7 p.m. at Arnie’s; Feb. 29, 9-11 a.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods; March 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at Arnie’s; March 14, 2-3:30 p.m. at Concord Sports Center. Evaluations for softball and baseball will be on March 21 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Concord Sports Center. Contact pjmac228@gmail.com with questions.

Concord Little League registration is open for its 70th season. Register boys and girls ages 4-12 at clubs.bluesombrero.com/concordnhll. Concord Little League serves Concord, Bow, Henniker and Hopkinton. Contact concordlleague@gmail.com with questions.

Concord Crush Young Lacrosse spring season registration is open. Registration is done through the Parks & Recreation website at concordparksandrec.com. Concord Crush offers the opportunity for both boys and girls from grades K-8 to learn and play the sport of lacrosse. Visit concordcrush.com for more information.

Merrimack Valley Blue Storm Sports youth lacrosse is now accepting registrations for the spring season for boys and girls in grades K-8. The season starts in March and the Blue Storm coaches are US Lacrosse ‘certified’ and partner with Positive Coaching Alliance to ensure a focus on sportsmanship, learning life lessons and having fun. Go to mvbluestormsports.com for more information and to register.

Players/teams needed

Granite State Lady Vipers AAU basketball program (based in Epsom) is actively seeking players for the following four teams: grade 5-6 team, grade 7-8, grade 9-10 and grade 11-12. For more information visit GSLadyVipers.com.

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.

Health Club of Concord is seeking senior mixed doubles tennis players (age 50 and older) to play Wednesday and/or Friday mornings. Membership includes tennis, swimming, aerobics, all facilities and free parking. Tennis court time is discounted for members. Contact Myrna at the Health Club of Concord at 224-7787 to join.




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