A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Over 90 boys participated in the Hawk Baseball Camp last week. The camp is run by longtime Hopkinton varsity coach Dave Chase, and area youth and high school coaches. Courtesy of Dave Chase

  • A camper goes down the slip slide on Friday to wrap up a week of Hawk Baseball Camp, run by longtime Hopkinton varsity coach Dave Chase, and other area high school and youth coaches. Courtesy of Dave Chase

Published: 7/2/2022 12:56:57 PM
Beating the heat

Over 90 local boys participated in the 25th annual Hawk Baseball Camp run by longtime Hopkinton varsity baseball coach Dave Chase, and local youth and high school coaches last week. The week of camp closed with some trips down a slip and slide in the 90-plus degree weather.

Little League All-Stars

The Concord Little League 11-12 year old All-Stars opened up District 2 play with a 7-2 win over Laconia. The Concord 11/12 All-Stars defeated Laconia 7-2. Henry Thresher pitched 4.2 innings and had 11 strikeouts, in addition to connecting for three hits at the plate. Rhys Craigue had two hits and two RBI, and AJay Landry also had a strong night at the plate. Concord scored six runs in the sixth inning thanks to some timely bunts and strong baserunning, and ended the game by executing a triple play. Concord is 1-0 and will travel to Rye on Thursday. The top team in District 2 will play the winner of District 1 in the state championship series.

■The Concord Little League Intermediate Division team will play Bedford on July 11, July 13 and July 15 (if necessary) in the best-of-three state championship. All games will be played at Swenson Field in Bedford and start at 6 p.m. The team of 11-13 year old all-stars includes Brody Rossetti, Tyler Mayo, Wyatt Rockwell, Lucas Golden, Jackie Miller, KoltanGaudreault, Gavin Gross, Luke Bedard, Jack Sheppard, Ian Mamos, Bryce Gervais, Cam Burbank and Andrew King. The team is coached by Erik Rossetti, George Golden and Chris Mayo.

Sunset League

Colby-Sawyer (4-1) knocked off Grappone, 6-2, in Sunset League action. Josh Finkle earned the victory working five innings while scattering two hits. Jake Choiniere paced the offense with three hits. Max Lewis blasted a double to drive in two runs, and Matt Miller and Griffin Wheeler each added two hits.

Concord City ‘A’ tennis

Diego Leal was crowned the Concord City ‘A’ Men’s Tennis Tournament singles champion, defeating Trey Bourgeois, 6-2, 6-1 in the final. Bourgeois teamed up with MatteoPasada to win the doubles championship over Marc Bourgeois and Leal, 6-4, 6-3. The tournament was held at Bow Brook Club on June 20-25.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

NHTI basketball camps will held over the summer: Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI (Tuesday-Friday 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 0r 603-340-1719, or visit hogancamps.com.

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.

NH Hoop Skills Basketball Camps, directed by Southern New Hampshire University women’s basketball head coach Karen Pinkos, will be held July 25-28 for girls in grades 2-9 to build skills, increase self-confidence and have fun while playing basketball. Visit nhhoopskills.com or contact k.pinkos@snhu.edu for more information.

Events

Roller skating hours at Douglas N. Everett Arena will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Roller skating will only be available for a limited time through July 31. Admission will be $5 with skate rentals available, if needed, for an additional $5 at the Pro Shop. Book a private roller skating event for a birthday party, field trip or rainout event. Private events only cost $150 an hour. Call 228-2784 or email everettarena@concordnh.gov if interested. Visit concordnh.gov/rollerskating for more information.

Summer Boys High School Basketball Tournament will be on Saturday 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.

Spartans AAU Basketball will be hosting its annual Summer League at the Derry Sports Center. Games will be played Tuesday through Thursday evenings through mid-August. All practices are held on Friday nights. For more information, visit nhspartans.com, contact Chris Coates at CoatesNew@hotmail.com or call 603-926-2276.

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.

Coaches needed

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

Hillsboro-Deering High School is looking for a JV girls’ volleyball coach, varsity baseball head coach, varsity softball head coach and two outdoor track assistant coaches. Interested applicants who can commit to the season should submit an application at hdsd.org/employment. Contact athletic director Jay Wood at jwood@hdsd.org with questions.

Tryouts/Registrations

N.H. Lightning travel softball tryouts have been scheduled for July 26-28 and on Aug. 2 for its 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18-plus teams. All tryouts will be at Martin Park, 40 Iron Works Road in Concord. For specific dates and times for each team, and for more information, visit nhlightning.org.




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