A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Unified result

The Concord High School unified soccer team lost to Keene, 3-1. Kendall Thompson scored for the Tide and Garrison Kelley played well defensively.

JV results

The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team dominated possession in a win against Sunapee. Connor Daniels, Colby Marshall and Daniel Miner scored goals while defenders Michael Baer, Jack Vallari, Benny Madden and Zach Berliner controlled the backfield and created many forward opportunities.

An undermanned John Stark JV girls’ soccer team defeated Milford, 4-1, after trailing early. Rachael Keon and Makayla Couturier scored for John Stark.

Middle school results

The Hopkinton boys’ soccer team improved to 7-0-2 with a late game-winning goal against New World Academy. Ryan Brown scored the game-winner off a flick from Logan Rockwood off a cross from Ian Heck. Payton Marshall and Sam Brown played well on defense.

The Weare Middle School girls’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 3-1. Bella Roy (goal, assist), Kaitlyn Lafleur (goal), Libby Barnes (goal) and Ari Guay (assist) led the scoring.

The Weare Middle School boys’ soccer team defeated Litchfield, 6-1. Emmet Rinehimmer and Jakob Hardy each scored two goals, while Jason Crean and Tyler Hardy netted a goal apiece.

The Rundlett A volleyball team lost to Ross Lurgio, 19-25, 25-13, 15-10. After a strong first set, the Dukes lost the last two. Sierra Boots and Mikaela Harasko were strong from the service line.

The Bow Memorial School girls’ soccer team improve to 4-2-1 with a 5-1 win over Nashua Catholic. Chloe Binder led the team with four goals and Kristina Pizzi added one. Exceptional passing and support on defense were keys to the victory.

The Rundlett boys’ A soccer team travelled to fell to Hudson, 4-1. Tomek Hill scored the lone goal for RMS early in the second half. Joe Ala and Sam Hughes showed good hustle on the field. Jonah Wachter made some tough saves.

The Rundlett boys’ cross country team finished first over Bow, Cawley, Merrimack Valley and Shaker Road in a race at White Park. Eben Bragg came in first overall followed by Trey Fortier (second), Ryan Doherty (fourth), Eaton Tarbell (fifth), and Sam Nichol (sixth). The Rundlett girls’ also finish first over Bow, Cawley and Merrimack Valley. Morgane Orcutt came in first overall followed by Avery Fitcher (second), Hannah Willette (fourth), Katherine Kennedy (sixth), Aby Goulas (seventh), Alexis Christie (13th) and Julie Deacon (14th).

Golf results

Dunbarton’s Paul Cathcart and Bow’s Ed Moody were part of the four-man second-place team at the Valley Seniors Golf Team Championship played at Bretwood North Golf Course in Keene. Cathcart and Moody joined Manchester’s Jim Dell and Merrimack’s Norm Grenon in shooting a net score of 58.

College standout

Paytne Walker, a freshman on the Lasell College women’s soccer team and Hillsboro-Deering High School graduate, had her first assist in a recent match. Walker has started in the last four games helping the Lasell Lasers to a 5-2-1 record.

Operation Hat Trick

The Concord High football team will be recognizing local veterans as part of the Operation Hat Trick NH Initiative at the CHS varsity game on Oct. 7. Veterans are encouraged to come to the game at 6:40 p.m. to be recognized. Anyone interested should CHS Athletic Director, Steve Mello at smello@sau8.org, to RSVP and provide a brief description of their military service.

Concord High winter registration

Concord High School winter sports information meetings will be held for all sports on Tuesday at 3 p.m., except for Alpine skiing, which will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Meeting rooms are as follows: girls’ basketball (room 2039), girls’ ice hockey (room 2047), boys’ basketball (room 3087), boys’ ice hockey (room 3090), wrestling (room 2138), Nordic skiing (room 2041), swimming (room 2037) and Alpine skiiing (room E3). Meetings are mandatory for students in grades 9-12 who wish to participate in a winter sport. Online registration for sports opens on Saturday and closes on Nov. 1. All students must register in this timeframe.


Concord Boys and Girls Club fall basketball registration is underway (grades 2-5). Visit centralnhclubs.org or email Athletic Director, Cory Licata, at Licata@centralnhclubs.org for league/registration info.


Little Strikers soccer clinics for ages seven and above begin Nov. 7. For more information call 226-4646 or visit fieldhousesports.com.

Tri-Town Ice Arena hockey programs are accepting registrations for their fall/winter ice hockey season for Learn to Play Hockey (ages 4-10), Mite League (2011-08 birth years) and House League (2007-2001 birth years). Go to tri-townicearena.com, email jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or call 485-1100.

Coaches needed

Franklin School District has the following coaching vacancies: middle school cheer (winter), middle school head baseball coach (spring), JV head baseball (spring) and JV head basketball. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contacts for three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org or 119 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235. Previous experience playing and/or coaching is preferred. Application and school information can be found at sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancy for 2016-17 school year: winter cheerleading coach and head baseball coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

Hopkinton High School has the following winter coaching vacancies: JV boys’ basketball, middle school boys’ basketball, middle school girls’ basketball and Nordic skiing assistant. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2016-17 school year: varsity wrestling, assistant boys’ ice hockey, JV girls’ basketball, and varsity track and field. 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.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is seeking a girls’ varsity lacrosse coach and indoor track and field assistant coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and three references to mskidds@coebrown.org.

Junior Monarchs are looking for a coach for the U12 level for the 2016-17 season. For more contact Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or 270-1024.

Three Rivers Middle School in Pembroke is seeking a boys’ soccer coach. Email Katie Gagne, Assistant Principal at cgagne@sau53.org.

Volunteers needed

Blue Storm Sports Organization, a youth sports program in the Merrimack Valley School District, is looking for volunteers to assist the organization in a variety of capacities. Blue Storm Sports sponsors youth football, cheer and lacrosse and strives to ensure a positive sports experience for youth in the district. Contact bluestormsports@gmail.com.

Concord Babe Ruth League is in need of Board Members including a Treasurer. Contact minerys@comcast.net for information or to express interest.


Franklin High School homecoming games will be held this Saturday at the following times and places: JV volleyball vs. Winnisquam, 10 a.m., middle school gym; varsity volleyball vs. Winnisquam, 11:15 a.m., middle school gym; varsity soccer vs. Winnisquam, 10 a.m., FHS; varsity field hockey vs. White Mountains, noon, FHS; varsity football vs. Somersworth, 3:30 p.m., FHS.

The 2016 New England Disc Golf Championships presented by Two Roads Brewing will be held Saturday and Sunday at Top O’ the Hill disc golf course in Canterbury. The championship is the culminating tournament of a season that includes 49 tournaments across New England organized by NEFA (New England Flying disc Association). Saturday is the amateur competition day and Sunday is for the professional divisions.

The New Hampshire Rowing Championships will be held at Memorial Field in Pembroke on Oct. 16. The regatta is sponsored by the Amoskeag Rowing Club and is open to the public for viewing.

Seacoast Express United open house will be held Oct. 15 to celebrate its first year and allow the community to come take part in a free soccer and field hockey clinic. The Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 10 Ferry St., Suite 105 Concord, just off North Main Street.

Players needed

NH Lightning 18U Black softball team has a few open spots for the 2017 season. If interested in a private tryout, or have any questions about team and program, please email to scb7201@gmail.com or call 344-7201. Open tryout schedule can be found at nhlightning.org.

Junior Monarchs hockey club in Hooksett has an opening for a 2007 born goalie and Split Season U18 skaters (1999 and 1998 birth years). For more contact Jeremy at jeremy@tri-townicearena.com or 270-1024.

The New Hampshire Comets are looking for a few solid 10U players for the 2017 season. Call 856-5840.

NH Comets 14U Red fast-pitch softball team is looking for a few more skilled players (born in 2003) to compete in the 2017 season. Contact Head Coach Sarah Lavallee at 370-0559 or email at sarah.lavalle@snhu.edu.

The NH Lightning U14 Blue team is looking for players for the 2017 season. Email Coach Ted Merrow at themerrows@comcast.net for a private tryout.

The Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for players to fill their 2017 rosters for 14U and 16U teams. Interested athletes and parents should contact Bill at wclary@iCloud.com for 14U team information and Shawn at Shawndg72@hotmail.com for 16U team information.

The Capital Soccer Club girls U18 Elite team has a couple openings for players. The team will compete in the MA Premier League in the spring. Session cost is $300 and includes two tournaments. For more information visit capitalsoccerclub-nh.com/girls-99-elite.html or contact Andrew Palhof 568-7494 or Palhof@tds.net.