Sports roundup

Last modified: 7/21/2010 12:00:00 AM
AAU basketball

The New England Crusaders U13 team completed a 50-win AAU season with a third-place finish at the AAU girls' basketball nationals last week in Cincinnati. Finishing the tournament at 7-1, the Crusaders defeated the Ohio Hoopsters, 55-53, in the consolation game to finish third in a field of 64. The team, which draws players from all over New Hampshire, won three tournament championships, a state championship, a final four finish at the USJN tournament in Hershey, Penn. (56 teams), and a pool championship at the 14U Gym Rat tournament in Albany, N.Y.

Area players on the Crusaders are Mary Mullen of Loudon and Morgan Church of New London.

Softball results

The Lady Hammerheads ASA softball team won its second game at the USSSA 16U World Series in Orlando, Fla., with a 5-2 victory over the Wichita (Kansas) Aces. Concord's Kelsey Martel was the winning pitcher and helped herself at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Adult baseball

The Concord Royals defeated the Amherst Angels, 11-5. Ron Dunlop went seven innings for the win and had a two-out single to score two. Glenn Heath and Sean Brown pitched scoreless innings in relief. Kevin Reagan had two hits and scored twice, Kevin O'Brien drove in two runs, and Kent Finemore and Scott Dunlop had two-run doubles. Bob Blundell and Bud Larrabie also had hits for the Royals.

Equestrian results

At the 2010 N.H. 4H State Show at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, Terise Cole of Penacook became the 2010 No. 1 ranked state equestrian rider. In addition, she earned the Gray Ghost Memorial Award for the best in fitting in show, the Marcia Lang Memorial Award for highest points earned during the competition, and the Chugger Award for highest points earned in Merrimack County. Cole will lead the 2010 N.H. 4H 17-member delegation of riders at the Eastern States Expositions competition.

Golf tournaments

The Men's City Golf Championship will be played Aug. 21-22 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course and Canterbury Woods Country Club. Players will be placed in flights based upon index, with the highest playable index pegged at 25.0. Eligible players must hold a current sanctioned handicap, be a member of the Concord InterClub host clubs, or a resident of the city of Concord. The Championship flight is played at gross score and other flights are played at net score. Applications are available at area clubs and must be accompanied with the entry fee of $50. Deadline for submission is Aug. 11.

• The annual Heinz Junior Golf tournament will be held Aug. 14-15 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course and Concord Country Club. This event is open to eligible youth players who are of high school grade, a member of an area inter-club golf club, a resident of the city of Concord, or competing on a local high school team. Applications are found at the host clubs noted and any application must be accompanied with an entry fee of $10. Deadline to register is Aug. 4.

Soccer coaches clinic

Challenger Soccer Camp coaches will be presenting a coach's clinic Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Webster soccer field. Bring cleats or sneakers.

Youth soccer signups

Signups for Webster Youth Soccer will take place Monday and Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Webster soccer field. This is for players in grades K-12. Anyone who received a registration form through a school may drop it off at this time or send it to Webster Youth Soccer, 1053 Battle Street, Webster, NH.

Gilford fall sports

Gilford High School will hold preseason practices as follows: Football - Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Meadows Field; Boys' and girls' cross country - Aug. 16 meet at 8 a.m. in front of high school; Golf - Aug. 13 parents meeting at 6 p.m. at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, first practice Aug. 16 meet in high school gym at 9 a.m.; Boys' soccer - Aug. 16 at 5 p.m., meet on varsity soccer field; Field hockey - Aug. 16 at 5 p.m., meet on varsity field hockey field; Girls' soccer - Aug. 16 at 7 a.m., meet on varsity soccer field; Girls' volleyball - Aug. 16 at 9 a.m., meet in high school gym.

• Gilford Middle School will hold preseason practices on the following dates: Boys' and girls' cross country - Aug. 23 at 8 a.m., meet in front of middle school; Boys' soccer - Aug. 23 at 8 a.m., meet on the varsity soccer field; Field hockey - Aug. 23 at 9 a.m., meet on varsity field hockey field; Girls' soccer - Aug. 23 at 8 a.m., meet on village soccer field; Volleyball - Aug. 23 at 4 p.m., meet at middle school gym.

Softball tryouts

NH Lightning ASA softball will hold tryouts Aug. 15 at Martin Field in Concord. U10 will try out at 9 a.m., U12 at 11:30 a.m., U14 at 2 p.m., and U16 at 4:30 p.m. Visit

Baseball tryouts

Tryouts for Concord Cannons baseball team will be held Aug. 14 at Concord Sports Center at the following times: U9, U10 and U11 from 10-11:30 a.m., U12 and U13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., U14 and U15 from 1-2:30 p.m., U16 from 2:30-4 p.m., U17 and U18 Wooden Bat Showcase Team from 2:30-4 p.m. Tryout fee is $25. Coaches are Bryan Caruso and former MLB player Matt Tupman.

Concord rec programs

Concord Recreation will hold the following programs this summer: Grand Slam Tennis Camp, All Day World Cup Soccer, and Beginner/Intermediate/Advances Field Hockey Camp. Division I Soccer will also be offered. Visit or call 225-8690.


open gym

for Concord High boys will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the school's gym. The sessions will focus on basketball skills and drills. Boys in grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Call Tim Sprague at 724-8508.

Winnisquam baseball

program will hold summer workouts for all middle and high school baseball players in the Winnisquam School District every Monday and Wednesday at the high school baseball field from 4-6 p.m. There is no charge. Contact Coach Fred Caruso at 455-7950.

Mixed Doubles

Tournament at The Abenaqui Country Club will be held Saturday-Sunday. Play will be in three divisions: Open 4.5 & up, 'A' 3.6-4.0, 'B' 3.5 & below. Entry fee is $60 per team, with lunch and tennis balls provided. Entry deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. Call 964-6060 or e-mail

golf tournament,

the 2nd annual hosted by the Pembroke Spartans football team, will be Friday at Plausawa Valley Country Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at 8:30. Cost is $80 per person/$320 foursome; for Plausawa members it is $60 per person/$220 foursome for 18 holes of golf, cart and BBQ lunch.

Futures tour golf,

for the LPGA Duramed Futures Tour, will be held at Beaver Meadow Golf Course Friday-Sunday, featuring 144 professional women golfers from around the world. The 54-hole tournament - The International at Concord - will benefit the Rotary Club Foundation of Concord. Go to

3-on-3 hoops

tournament will be held Saturday at Portsmouth High. The women's event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with two divisions: women's (18+) and girls (grades 9-12). A junior high boys' tournament will be from 2-6 p.m. for boys entering grades 6-8. Contact Mike Eliasberg at 828-7320 or Bryan Rogers at

Golf Tournament,

the Harry Flessas Memorial to benefit the Jimmy Fund, will be held Saturday at Stonebridge Country Club. Cost is $150 per player. Registration is at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10:30. Call 866-521-4653 or visit

yacht racing

at the Winnipesaukee Race Week, presented by the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, will be held Sunday-30 on the big lake, with racing beginning at 6 p.m. nightly starting July 26 with the Commodore's Cup No. 1. Visit

Golf Tournament,

put on by the Bow High Booster Club, will be held Aug. 6 at Stonebridge Country Club. Volunteers are needed to work on the golf committee. Contact Steve Davis, chairperson, at or by phone at 545-4434.

White mountain invitational,

an all-day lacrosse showcase, will be he held Aug. 7 at New England College. Boys in the high school classes of 2011-14 are invited to attend as teams or as individuals. Contact Peter Marshall at 508-259-0160 or at

golf tournament

to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research will be held Aug. 19 from 2-6:30 p.m. at Duston Country Club in Hopkinton. Entry fee is $20. Make your own foursome or be paired up with other entrants. Call 746-4234.

Golf tournament,

the second annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament, in memory of former Concord High athlete Matthew Choiniere, will be held Aug. 20 at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester. Registration deadline is Aug. 13. Cost is $100 per player, with proceeds going to the ForMatt Foundation, which provides grants for children with financial support, allowing them to participate in healthy activities that would not normally be within their means. Checks, made payable to 'The ForMatt Foundation,' may be mailed to The ForMatt Foundation, 11 Forest Hill Road, Meredith, NH 03253.

Golf tournament fundraiser

for the Concord High School baseball will be held on Aug. 13 at Canterbury Woods CC. There will be a 7 a.m. registration with a 8:30 shotgun start under scramble format. The cost is $125 per player. Contact Mark McIntire at 608-7805 or email

Golf Tournament,

the Brain Injury Association of NH's 27th annual Charity Golf Tournament, will be held Aug. 11 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in Gilford. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $110 per person. Players of all levels are welcome. Various sponsorships are available. Call 225-8400 or download a registration form at

Golf Tournament,

the Kiwanis Club of Concord's 1st 'Making a Difference' Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 19 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Canterbury Woods Country Club. Cost is $100 per golfer and includes a cart and lunch. E-mail Mike Vlahos at

golf tournament,

the 3rd annual Barbara Hochrein Golf Tournament, will be held Aug. 20 at Loudon Country Club. Proceeds will go to the Barbara Hochrein Memorial Book Award. The $75 entrance fee will cover 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, and raffle tickets for door prizes. The tournament will be a scramble format with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call Jack Chwasciak at 648-2632, 620-4831, or e-mail

Golf tournament,

the 11th annual Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic, will be held Aug. 26 at the Den Brae Golf Resort in Sanbornton, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Player fee of $80 includes continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with a cart, chicken BBQ and a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Registration and sponsorship forms available at the Boscawen Town Hall, post office or e-mail

Golf tournament,

hosted by the Friends Program and supporting the Junior Senior Friends Youth Mentoring Program, will be held Sept. 13 at Concord Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Player fees are $115 per person or $460 per foursome. To register, to play or to become a sponsor, contact Jerry Madden at The Friends Program at 228-1193 or e-mail Visit for more information.


Concord Cannons

AAU baseball program has roster positions available for their U9 through U15 teams, as well as their 16-18-year-old showcase travel baseball team. Tryouts will be held at Concord Sports Center Aug. 14. Contact Bryan Caruso at 224-1655 or visit

nh grizzlies

NH Grizzlies AAU baseball will hold team tryouts for ages 13-15 Aug. 14-21 at Litchfield Middle School Baseball Field. Fee is $35. Visit or e-mail

NH comets softball

will hold tryouts for the 2011 season at Hanson Park in Bow on Aug. 15. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled team tryout. Tryouts will be at the following times: 10U and 12U, 10 a.m.-noon; 14U, noon-2 p.m.; 16U and 18U, 2-4 p.m. Visit or contact Bruce Addison at

Fall Showcase Softball

League is holding tryouts looking for greater New Hampshire's top 48 high school softball players. All games will be played on college fields in the Northeast. There is no fee to try out and you can register at Tryout dates are Aug. 15-22. Visit the website or e-mail

Softball tryouts

for the New Hampshire Hammerheads Softball Club will be held at the Cawley Middle School in Hooksett Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 as follows: 12U 9-11 a.m., 14U 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 16U 1-3 p.m., 18U 3-5 p.m. Tryout fee is $20. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration. Visit or contact Ken Jobin at

Baseball tryouts

for the New Hampshire Hammerheads AAU Baseball Club will be held at the Cawley Middle School in Hooksett Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 as follows: 10U 8-9:30 a.m., 11U 9:30-11 a.m., 12U 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 13U 12:30-2 p.m., 14U 2-3:30 p.m., 16U 3:30-5 p.m. Tryout fee is $30. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration. Visit or contact Ken Jobin at

Blue Storm Football

is still accepting registrations for the 6th-grade team and the 7th-grade team for the 2010 season. Contact Al Rattee or Donna Newcomb at

Granite State Senior Games

are open to any New England and New Hampshire Senior Athletes (ages 50+). Those interested in signing up for any (one or more) of the N.H. Granite State Senior Games events may do so by registering on-line at, or call 232-3900 with a message.

Concord Capitols

Football and Cheering Organization continues open registration for the fall season. Players from kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome. Contact Richard Roy at 344-0208 or visit

Express soccer club academy

program has openings on travel teams beginning this fall in the following age groups: Girls U10, Girls U11 and Girls U12. All players will receive professional coaching during this 10 month program, including fall and spring outdoor soccer and winter indoor soccer. Interested players may e-mail or call 224-1175 for information.

Capital city vipers footbal

continues to accept football and cheer registrations for 2010 Pop Warner football. Contact Joe Russell at 234-0759 or visit


concord recreation

will be offering the following programs and events: Crimson Tide Basketball Camp, Fall Soccer Registration, Mom/Dad & Me Soccer, World Cup Soccer, Youth Day & Evening Tennis Lessons, and Adult Evening Tennis Lessons. For information on any programs, visit or call 225-8690.

volleyball open gym

sessions are now being offered at Concord High School every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon for individual skills and 1-2:30 p.m. for team skills. Open gym will not be held this Saturday.

Soccer camp,

the Ultimate Speed, Agility and Quickness Camp, will be held at NHTI Saturday from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The camp will feature three age groups: 8-12-year-olds, 13-15-year-olds and 16-22-year-olds. Registration at the door is $80 per person. Contact NHTI men's soccer Head Coach Derek Johnson at

Running seminar/relay race

will be hosted by the NHTI cross country team Sunday at 10 a.m. at NHTI. Coaches Tom Walton and Perry Seagroves will address a number of running topics that will be useful for both the new and experienced runner. There will also be a relay race on the NHTI course. E-mail

Shooter's Gold Basketball

Camp will be held Monday-July 30 from 8 a.m.-noon at Bishop Brady High School for children in grades 1-9. Visit

basketball school

for the 18th annual Granite State Basketball School for children ages 8-16 runs Monday-July 30 at Colby-Sawyer College. Call men's basketball Head Coach Bill Foti at 526-3613.

chs cheerleaders

will be hosting a youth cheerleading camp at CHS Monday-July 29. Cost is $135. The camp is open to athletes entering grades 3-8 in the fall. Brochures can be obtained by e-mailing

Crimson Tide Basketball

camp for boys and girls entering grades 4-8 this fall will be held at Conant School Monday-July 30 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $120 for Concord residents, $140 for non-residents. Contact 225-8690 or visit (camp code 241580-1).

Webster Youth Soccer

is offering summer camps for players from all New Hampshire towns. Goalkeeping camp is Monday- July 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. for younger players and 6-7:30 p.m. for older players. Challenger camps will be held Aug. 2-6: mini soccer from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 5-6:30 p.m. for ages 4-5 (cost $76); half day from 1-4 p.m. for ages 6-14 (cost $103); advanced camp from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 12-14 (cost $146). Online registration is recommended at Other signups can be made through Heidi Pelchat at or 648-6416.

Summer basketball camps

will be offered at the SportsZone in Derry. The boys' camp runs Monday-July 30. The coed-elite camp runs Aug. 3-6. All camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit or call 537-933.

Concord ymca

will host a series of sports camps through August. Campers are grouped by age and abilities. Camps include a climbing wall/fitness camp (Monday-July 30), wacky olympics camp (Aug. 2-6), and extreme sports camp (Aug. 9-13). Call 224-0411.

Multi-sport camps

will be held Monday-30 at Concord Sports Center for children ages 7-12, and will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with an optional early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per day or $150 per week. Call 224-1655 or visit

Soccer School

for the 21st annual soccer school at Brewster Academy for boys and girls ages 10-18 will be held at Brewster Academy in Wolfboro in two sessions: session 1, Aug. 1-6, session 2 Aug. 22-26. Call 934-6713, e-mail or visit

Capital kickers soccer camp,

directed by Gilford Coach Dave Pinkham and Bow Coach George Pinkham, will be held at NHTI Aug. 2-6. The day camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is for players ages 8-18. A beginners camp runs 9 a.m.-noon for players ages 5-6. The half-day camp for 7-year-olds is offered during the morning session of the day camp. Call 524-5445 or visit

N.E. Catching camp

will offer a four-day, 16-hour camp Aug. 2-5 for both baseball and fast-pitch softball catchers. Players ages 8-12 meet 8 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18 meet 1-5 p.m. daily at Lions Field in Hudson. Visit and click on the link for Summer Camp-2010 or call Coach Weaver at 882-8981.

basketball shooting camp,

presented by the Bow Athletic Club, will be held Aug. 5-6 at Bow High. Limited space is available for this Pro Shot shooting technique camp. Age groups are grades 4-7 (2011 school year) from 9 a.m.-noon, and grades 8-12 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $50 for Bow residents and $60 for non-residents. Register at

Webster Youth Soccer

will offer a summer camp, the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy, for soccer players from all New Hampshire towns Aug. 9-13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 14 and older. Cost is $125. Online registration is recommended at, or contact Heidi Pelchat at or 648-6416.

general skills softball camp

at Martin Field is scheduled for Aug. 10-13 (session 5) for girls ages 8-16. The camp runs from 1-4 p.m. at Martin Field. Cost is $75. RSVP at 724-1072 or e-mail

Coaches needed

concord high school

has an opening for a girls' freshman basketball coach and a JV cheer coach. Please send a resume and three references to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education and Sport at CHS, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301 or email or call 225-0819.

Bishop Brady High

is looking for a varsity boys' assistant coach and JV boys' soccer head coach for the 2010-11 school year. Send a resume to Fred Vezina, Athletic Director, Bishop Brady HS, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord. NH 03301 or e-mail it to

Coe-Brown Northwood

Academy is seeking a freshman boys' soccer coach. Send a letter of interest and resume to: Matthew Skidds, Athletic Director, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 First N.H. Turnpike, Northwood 03261

franklin high school

has openings for a JV soccer, varsity field hockey, middle school football, middle school boys' basketball, middle school wrestling, varsity track, and middle school baseball for the 2010-2011 school year. Previous experience preferred. Send a letter of intent and resume to Mike Zmuda, Athletic Director, Franklin High School, 115 Central Street Franklin, NH 03235.

Hopkinton High

is looking for a JV field hockey coach. E-mail a resume and letter of interest to Dan Meserve, Athletic Directer, at

Inter-lakes High

needs the following coaches: JV boys' soccer and JV girls' soccer. Contact Athletic Director Anne Galligan at 279-6162.

John stark regional

High School has the following coaching openings for the 2010-11 school year: assistant football, JV field hockey, varsity cross country, varsity swimming, boys' JV lacrosse and varsity track and field assistant. Send resume, letter of interest and three letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or via e-mail at

merrimack valley high school

has a vacancy for an assistant football coach. Contact Athletic Director Kevin O'Brien at

Pembroke Academy

has an opening for a JV field hockey coach. Send a brief letter of interest and resume to: Suzanne Klink, Athletic Director, 209 Academy Road, Pembroke, NH 03275, or e-mail

Newfound Middle School

is looking to fill two volleyball coaching positions for the upcoming fall season. Send a letter of interest and/or resume to: Shane Tucker, Athletic Coordinator, Newfound Memorial Middle School, Bristol, NH 03222. Call 744-8162 x367 or fax 744-8037.

hopkinton soccer club

is looking for coaches for the boys' U-11 team for the fall. Some prior coaching experience is preferred, but training and assistance will be provided by the Club and an age-appropriate licensing course is required. Club team tryouts are held in the fall season and begins in late August. Contact Jim Scammon at 226-9110.

Players needed

Granite State Racing Team

is a club of runners of all ages and abilities. The club meets at the northeast corner of the Memorial Field parking lot on South Fruit Street in Concord at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. The team conducts weekly track workouts led by Coach Sean Snow. Contact Tim Pifer at 230-9644 or

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