A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • 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 / Monitor staff

Published: 5/22/2022 11:13:38 PM
National Senior Games champ

Concord’s Buzz Gagne, a retired throwing coach for the Merrimack Valley High School track and field team, recently won the gold medal in the javelin at the National Senior Games at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. Gagne’s throw of 40.60 meters set a new Men’s 75-79 age group record, besting the previous record of 39.80 meters set in 2013. Gage still holds the Men’s 65-69 javelin record that he broke in 2015 and the Men’s 70-74 age group record he set in 2017.

Reserve baseball

The Concord High reserve baseball team shutout Portsmouth, 12-0. Matt Tessier (three hits), Theo Schneible (tw0 hits), Tyler Fennelly, Kaelan Williams, Rowen Arndt, Cody Gamache, Carter Cutrer and Alex Lewis had hits. Williams went three innings with six strikeouts, while Fennelly (one inning) and Arndt (one inning, one strikeout) closed out the victory on the mound.

Youth baseball

Concord Little League’s Davis & Towle defeated Kiwanis, 10-0. The offense was led by Vincenzo Mason, Cooper Amrol and Billy Mullen.

The Eagles defeated the Associated Grocers in Concord AAA Little League action, 15-1. Tucker Kirshneur (two innings, five strikeouts), Leo MacBride (two innings, four strikeouts) and Owen Rumfelt (one inning, one strikeout) pitched well for the Eagles. The offense was driven by Wyatt MacDonald (2-for-3, two runs), Maddox Harvey (2-for-3, run) and MacBride (2-for-2, grand slam). Cronin Corriveau for battled hard at the plate and put the ball in play.

In Babe Ruth baseball, Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association defeated Kiwanis. For CPPA, Patrick Owen pitched two innings without allowing a baserunner. Ben Koziell reached base four times and scored three runs. For Kiwanis, Logan McCullen had a hit and Noah Chrabolowski played great defense.

Banks defeated Rowley Agency in Concord Babe Ruth action. Banks was led by Isaac Vaillancourt, who threw a five-inning no-hitter, striking out eight. On offense, Tyler Fennelly scored three runs and Rowan Arndt had a triple.

Youth lacrosse

The Concord Crush girls’ U8 team defeated Bedford, 13-8. Crush goals were scored by Bridgette Cayer, Tessa Curti, Kelsey Kalinijabo, Marian Diaz, Reese Nelson, Waverly Proulx, Evlin Landry and Mae Clattenburg. Simone Warden played strong defense, and Norah D’Ambruoso and Cayer were excellent in goal.

Local tennis

Matt Elliott and Bob Bondaruk defeated PJCistulli and Patrick Pilarz, 6-2, to win the doubles title in the second annual Spring Fling at Bow Brook Club.


American Legion Concord Post 21 senior baseball team registration is open for players ages 16-19. Tryouts will be June 4 at 9 a.m. at Rollins Park. Players from Concord, Bow, Pembroke Academy, Merrimack Valley, Hopkinton and St.Paul’s high schools between the ages of 16-19 are encourage to tryout. Register at concord21.yolasite.com or contact team manager Carl Nolin at cnolin1@comcast.net or 603-224-7224, or John Bly at coachbly20@comcast.net or 603-558-1320. Post 21 recently announced that Concord’s Nate Craigue – a former minor league player in the Minnesota Twins system in the 1990s – will be the new head coach of the team.


NHTI Golf Tournament will be at Beaver Meadow on June 9. For more information contact Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu.

Summer Boys High School Basketball Tournament will be on July 9 and the Summer Girls High School Basketball Tournament will be on July 16 at NHTI. Contact Paul Hogan (phogan@ccsnh.edu) for the boys’ tournament and Darren Johnson (dljohnson@ccsnh.edu) for the girls’ tournament.

Concord High School Boys Soccer Alumni Game will be Aug. 18 at Rundlett Middle School at 5:30 p.m. All past players are welcome to participate. Please email Scott Dunlop at scottdunlop28@yahoo.com with any questions.


NHTI basketball camps will held over the summer: Point Guard/Post Player Camp at NHTI (June 24-26 and July 1-3), Paul Hogan Basketball Camps (hogancamps.com or 603-340-1719), Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI (July 5-8 and July 18-21), the 27th annual Specialty Basketball Camp (July 24-28) and Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps (held in Bow, Conway, Enfield, Gilford, Lancaster, Meredith and Orford throughout the summer). For information on all of these camps, contact Paul Hogan at phogan@ccsnh.edu.

4th Annual NH Lightning Softball Camp for players ages 7-12 is set for July 20 at Martin Field in Concord. Spaces are limited. Register at www.nhlightning.org.

Coaches needed

Hopkinton Middle High School has the following fall and winter coaching positions open: varsity and JV boys’ basketball, JV field hockey, middle school girls’ soccer, middle school boys’ soccer, middle school girls’ basketball. Please contact Dan Meserve at dmeserve@sau66.org if you are interested.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching opening for the 2022-23 school year: girls’ varsity and JV volleyball, bass fishing, JV field hockey and cross country. 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.

Hillsboro-Deering High School is looking for a boys’ varsity soccer head coach and the HDHS/Hopkinton Redhawks football program is looking for two JV coaches. Previous high school and college playing experience preferred. Interested applicants who can commit to the season should submit an application at hdsd.org/employment.

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