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  • 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: 1/28/2022 6:19:59 AM
Unified basketball

 The Merrimack Valley Unified basketball team won its second game of the year over Pembroke Academy, 49-48. Sophia Bush led the Pride with 12 points, while Ayden Bailey and Gabby Woodward each scored 10 points. Both teams played extremely well.


JV results

The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team (9-2) defeated Milford, 55-24. MV scored 23 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Pride scoring leaders were Andrew Surprenant (19 points) and Hassan Shegow (nine points). Mingso Lawati had several assists.


Middle school results

The Rundlett girls’ ‘B’ basketball team lost to Woodbury Middle School, 41-34. The Blue Dukes were steady against a tenacious full court press led by Brea Flynn, Kiley Taylor, Jillian Barry and Bailey Cassin (20 points).


NH Lightning Softball College Showcase Team’s camp for players age 7-12 will be on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.) at Concord Sports Center, 2 Whitney Road. Sign up at nhlightning.com. Cost is $50.


NH Spartans AAU basketball will be holding tryouts at the Derry Sports Center on Feb. 6. Tryouts will be open to boys and girls in grades 3-12. Times are as follows: grades 3-6, 11 a.m. to noon; grades 7-8, noon to 1 p.m.; grades 9-12, 1-2 p.m.



Concord Little League registration is open for children ages 4-13 in the following towns: Concord, Bow, Hopkinton, Henniker, Penacook and Loudon. Register at concordnhlleaugue.com. Five levels of baseball are offered: tee-ball (A), coach pitch (AA), minors (AAA), majors and a new intermediate league (13 year olds). Email concordlleague@gmail.com with questions. Concord Little League has been serving the local community for over 70 years.

Concord Northeast Baseball and Softball registration is now open. Concord Northeast offers t-ball (ages 4-6), softball (8U through age 16), and baseball (coach pitch, AA/AAA, majors, and Babe Ruth (up to age 15). Softball is open to Concord residents. T-ball and baseball are open to kids who live in, or attend school, in Concord, Hopkinton or Pembroke. Registration and additional information can be found at concordnortheast.com. Please email kahines@comcast.net if you have additional questions.


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: JV boys’ hockey, JV boys’ lacrosse, JV girls’ 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.

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