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

  • The Weare Middle School field hockey team won the 2021 Tri-County League Division III title with a 5-0 victory over Cawley. Courtesy photo

Published: 11/8/2021 10:15:51 PM
Middle school results

The Weare Middle School field hockey team won its fourth consecutive Tri-County League Division III championship this season, defeating Cawley Middle School, 5-0, in the final. Caylin Worthen scored three goals and had an assist, while Cláudia Dustin (goal, assist), Sadie Sargent (goal) and Lauryn Guevin (three assists) led the Wildcats in the championship game. Weare ended the season with 109 goals scored and zero goals against. 

■The Merrimack Valley Middle School field hockey team ended the season with a 1-0 loss to Hampstead in the championship game. Abbie Thompson and Lauren Bailey worked hard in the midfield to secure transitions and get the ball down the field. On defense, Sammy Baker played well to help protect goalie Morgan Brechtel.

■The Hopkinton girls’ soccer team advanced to the Tri-County Division III final with a 1-0 victory over Hampstead. Paige Prisco-Nelson scored, while Paige Boudette, Anne Pearce and goalie Avery Loew led the defense.


NHTI results

The NHTI men’s cross country team captured the Yankee Small College Conference Championship held at Vermont Tech. The Lynx led by Alton’s Michael Mott, who captured the individual title and was named the YSCC Men’s Runner of the Year. Loudon’s Ethan Dodenhoff (second), Concord’s Rovanee Nickerson (third), Goffstown’s Nicholas Dalton (fifth) and Manchester’s James Barrett (eighth) scored for NHTI, which edged Paul Smiths College by six points for the team title. Coach Perry Seagroves was named the YSCC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. In the women’s race, Henniker’s Chloe Astholz was the top NHTI runner, finishing in third. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the USCAA National Championships in Virginia Beach on Friday.


UNH news

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, currently ranked No. 7 in the nation with an undefeated record of 15-0-2, won several major awards and tied an America East record with six First Team All-Conference selections. Senior Tola Showunmi (Enfield, England) was named the Striker of the Year, sophomore Yannick Bright (Milan, Italy) was voted the Midfielder of the Year, graduate student Adam Savill (Manchester, England) earned Defender of the Year accolades and the Wildcats received the Coaching Staff of the Year Award. Wildcats named to the First Team were graduate student forward Paul Mayer (Strasbourg, France), Showunmi, Bright, junior midfielder Rory O’Driscoll (Minneapolis, Minn.), graduate student defender Bridger Hansen (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) and Savill. Former Concord High players and Concord natives Chris Pinkham (senior forward/midfielder) and Liam Bennett (sophomore back) are also on the roster and will join their teammates in the America East semifinal against UMBC on Wednesday night in Durham.

■The UNH women’s soccer team (6-9-4) lost to the University of Vermont, 1-0, in Sunday’s America East championship game. Goalkeeper and senior captain Cat Sheppard made six saves.

■The UNH women’s cross country team placed second at the America East Cross Country Championships held on the Wildcats’ campus in Durham. Northwood’s Addison Cox – a former NHIAA champion for Coe-Brown – finished 11th overall and was the second Wildcat runner to cross the line. 

■The UNH men’s cross country team finished fifth at the America East Cross Country Championships. Concord’s Aidan O’Hern placed 21st overall and was UNH’s top runner.



HDHS winter sports

Hillsboro-Deering High School winter sports sign-ups will available online through Nov. 29 at https://www.hdsd.org/Page/1465. All parents/guardians need to fill out all of the forms and information requested. The following sports (with start dates) are: bowling and winter spirit (Nov. 15), Alpine skiing (Nov. 22); and boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and ice hockey (Nov. 29).


Bow 5K Turkey Trot

The Bow Athletic Club 5K Turkey Trot will be held Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. at Bow High School. Preceding the race at 7:45 a.m., there will be an age 7 and under Falcon Way Frolic (one lap around the outside of the school). The 5K starts at Bow High School, goes to Hanson Park, and back. There will be medals for first-, second- and third-place finishers in all categories. First place in each category also gets a pie. Cost is $25 (plus a sign up fee) or $20 after Nov. 24. For more information, visit bowathleticclub.org.



Everett Arena public ice skating hours will be Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday hours are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday hours will also be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission will be $6 for skaters and free for children ages 3 and under. Skate rentals are available. Skating lessons will continue through March. For more information, visit concordnh.gov/skating.



Coaches needed

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2021-22 school year: varsity wrestling, JV boys’ ice hockey, JV boys’ lacrosse and boys’ varsity volleyball. Send a current resume, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.


New England College men’s ice hockey team is seeking a JV/assistant coach for the 2021-22 season. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the organization and coaching of the JV team, as well as the potential to assist the varsity program. The NEC JV program practices, plays a number of games and includes a stipend. Please email Tom Carroll at tcarroll@nec.edu.

Officials needed

Apprentices are needed for the New Hampshire Wrestling Officials Association for the 2021-22 season. A minimum of two years participating in the sport of wrestling as an official, coach or wrestler is required. Contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 396-8238 or Assigning Commissioner Jim Charland at 738-0216.

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