A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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Published: 12/11/2016 10:40:46 PM
Youth hockey

The Brochu Nursery Squirt 1 Team (above) defeated the East Coast Wizards on Sunday, 5-1, to win the Gold Medal in the American Cup Tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Capitals went 4-0 over the weekend to earn the top spot.

The McDevitt Truck Concord Capitals Mite 1 defeated Rochester, 6-0. Patrick Owen (2 goals), Nolan Walsh, Alex May, Jayden Haas and Max Branch scored in the victory. Jamie Shatz and Carter Doherty anchored the defense.

Youth basketball

In sixth-grade girls Suburban League action, the Bow girls (4-7) fell to Hudson, 42-25. Isabella LaPerle paced the Bow offense with 12 points followed by Meghan Wray (four), Lyndsey LaPerle (four), Alexandra Larrabee (three) and Rachel Pelletier (two). Catherine Windsor played aggressive defense.

The Bow third- and fourth-grade boys fell to Bedford, 33-22, and to Salem, 47-27. Against Bedford, Keenan Hubbard (10 points), Peyton Larrabee (four) and Jake Reardon (four) led the boys from Bow, who fall to 2-10. Against Salem, Reardon (nine), Larrabee (seven), Hubbard (four), and Trevor Abel (four) scored for Bow. Jake Antuna hustled and Andre Contraras had several steals.

In Merrimack Basketball League action, the Dunbarton third- and fourth-grade boys defeated New Boston, 38-13. Scoring for Dunbarton were Trevor Carter (eight points), Zach Clancy, Nick Dale, and Mike Madziasz (six points each), Chase Flagg and Nate Kiah (four points each), and Jeff and Josh Clancy (two points each).

The Bow fifth- and sixth-grade girls won both of their games this weekend. Beating Raymond on Saturday, Hannah McGonigle had 10 points, Makayla Tudel had eight points, Grace Neff had four points and Delia Brochu blocked two shots. The team beat Epping on Sunday, with Elise Brady and Taylor Crowell playing great defense. Elena Roy led the team in rebounds and Hannah McGonigle had 14 points while Makayla Trudel poured in 10.

The seventh- and eighth-grade ICB basketball team won a pair of games in the Manchester Sururban League this weekend. ICB beat the Concord Boys Club, 56-48. Justen Whaley lead all scorers with 17. Gabe Marquis added 13. ICB defeated Hooksett, 69-55. Matt Grandmaison lead the way with 15 points. Ben Rose chipped in with 11 and Noah Samson had eight.

College standouts

Franklin Pierce track and field senior B.J. Smith, a Concord native, is now ranked third in the NE10 after finishing third in the mile with a time of 4:22.96. The Ravens took second through fifth positions in the event.

Concord’s Michaella Conery was part of the all-freshman group to win the 4x800 relay for the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team in a tri-meet at Dartmouth College on Saturday. The Wildcats raced to a runner-up finish at the meet overall.

Concord’s Alexander Saveliev, a member of the UNH men’s indoor track and field team, finished third in the mile behind fellow Wildcats Brandon Allen and Ryan Chiesa at Dartmouth. Dartmouth won the tri-meet with 79 points, ahead of UNH with 57 and Maine with 50.

St. Paul’s results

The St. Paul’s School boys basketball team lost to Thayer Academy on the road, 81-53.

The girls basketball team lost to Nobles & Greenough School, 78-63.

The boys’ hockey team beat Tabor Academy, 4-1, at home.

The girls’ hockey team lost to Brooks School, 2-1, on the road.

The girls’ squash team lost to Phillips Exeter Academy, 5-2, on the road.

The wrestling team lost to Noble & Greenough, 42-24, at St. Paul’s on Saturday. The team then hosted Thayer and won the meet, 60-12.

Tilton results

The Tilton School girls’ basketball team beat Marianapolis Prep, 70-61. Concord’s Maddie Clark scored 16 points and had five assists. Mayson Kimball of Webster finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The boys’ basketball team beat MacDuffie, 76-50.

The boys’ varsity “B” hockey team beat Ecole Edouard-Montpetit, 4-2, Sunday.

Players needed

NH Comets USA/ASA Junior Olympic 12U team is looking for a couple of competitive softball players to fill its roster for the 2017 spring/summer season. Players must be born in 2004 or 2005. Winter workouts run from Nov-Apr. If interested, contact John Carignan at 834-0560 or jcarignan@wilsonfive.com.

U16 ASA Junior Olympic New England Fusion Golf softball team is looking to finalize its roster with an experienced catcher and corner infielder. If interested, contact Mike Bernier at 513-8018 or at michael.bernier@myfairpoint.net.

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.

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

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.

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.

Capital Soccer Club is looking for girls’ soccer players born in 2003-2007 to join premier and elite teams in the U11, U12, U13 and U14 age groups. Anyone interested in joining Capital Soccer Club should contact Ben Stephenson at capitalsoccernh@gmail.com, 491-3819, or come to a practice on Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. at Fieldhouse Sports.

The U14 Plex ASA softball team is looking for a few more players to round out their roster, specifically a catcher and a utility player. Please contact Stacy at 497-7855 if interested.


FieldHouse Sports indoor soccer skills clinics are accepting registrations for its next six-week session beginning on Dec. 19 for ages 6-60. Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps will direct the clinics. The cost is $55 for ages 6-8 and $65 for ages 9-adult. To register, call 226-4646 or visit FieldHouseSports.com.

Little Strikers indoor soccer skills clinics will be offering its next five-week session for ages 3-6 on Dec. 31 at the Fieldhouse Sports indoor facility in Bow. Clinics meet on Saturday mornings and the cost is $40 for ages 3-4 and $50 for ages 5-6. To register, call 226-4646 or visit FieldHouseSports.com.

New Hampshire High School Softball Coaches’ Association is sponsoring a conference and clinic for any softball coaches and players of all levels on Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at NHTI. Registration fee for coaches is $50 postmarked by Dec. 19 or $65 at the door. Registration fee for players is $150 postmarked by Dec. 19 or $160 postmarked after Dec. 20. Cost includes admission to all conference sessions and the player clinic. Contact NHSCA President David Hedge at dhedge@windhamsd.org.

Concord Parks & Recreation is offering the following programs. For more information on all programs go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690. Ice skating lessons for ages 4-adult are available for beginner and intermediate levels. Lessons run from Jan. 7-Feb. 11. Concord Nordic BKL program offers training for new and experienced skiers in grades K-5. Program runs on Fridays from Jan. 6-Feb. 10 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children are required to provide their own equipment.

The Passaconaway Club in Concord is offering fly tying classes at the beginner and intermediate levels beginning on Jan. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Classes are limited to 15 students and the minimum age is 14. For details or to register, visit concordtu.org or email welchkenneth24@gmail.com with questions.

The Concord Recreation Department is offering beginner and advanced archery lessons on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons for six-week sessions starting on Jan. 6. The lessons will take place at the New Heights Community Center with instructor Dana White. For more information, contact the Concord Recreation Department at 225-8690.

Concord Parks and Recreation is offering taekwondo classes beginning on Jan. 7. through Feb. 11 from 10-11 a.m. The class will be instructed by Daniel Jung at the New Heights Community Center teaching self-defense, discipline and coordination.

Softball hitting and pitching clinic will be hosted by Plymouth State softball on Jan. 29. Hitting will run from 10 a.m. to noon with Dick Blood, former head coach at Cornell University, as the lead instructor. Pitching will run 12:30 to 2 p.m. with Harold Sachs, head coach at Salem High School. Clinics will cover hitting and pitching mechanics and fundamentals for all ages. Cost is $40 for one session and $70 for both. Registration is limited. Email Bruce Addison at beaddison@plymouth.edu.


Concord Parks & Recreation basketball league for Concord/Penacook students in grades 7-12 will be held for those who did not qualify for their school team or would like to play basketball and have fun. For more information call 225-8690 or go to concordparksandrec.com. Registration deadline is set for Wednesday.

Concord Crush Youth Lacrosse registration is open. Registration is done through the City of Concord Recreation Department’s website. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 31.

Lakes Region Flag Football League registrations are now open. League starts on Jan. 21 and runs on Saturdays through April 1. Games are played at Tilton Sports Center. Coed divisions are for ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14 (age of January 1). Ages 5-7 played at noon and 1 p.m., ages 8-10 play at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the 11-14 division plays at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Registration fee is $150 for a 12-week season (breaks down to $12.50 per week). Register online at lrffl.com.

Beaver Meadows Golf Course is accepting registrations for its indoor winter golf leagues. Call 228-8954 or visit beavermeadowgolfcourse.com.

Coaches needed

Franklin High School has an opening for the head JV baseball coach. All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancies: head track and field coach and head cross country coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org, under Employment.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching opening for the 2016-17 school year: 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, 03281 or via email at mark.searles@sau24.org.

Bow Memorial School is looking for a middle school cheerleading coach. Interested candidates please email Jim Kaufman at jimk@bownet.org.or call 228-2210 extension 303.

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

Volunteers needed

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

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball, serving Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury and Andover, is seeking volunteers for the coming year, including several board positions. Please contact Chris Drew at 568-2358 or sully0923@yahoo.com for more information.


UNH ski program, in conjunction with SkiNH.com and Learfield, is offering a limited number of discount ticket packages for alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout the state for the 2016-17 season. All tickets are good for any day. All proceeds from sales go to the UNH ski team. For more information, contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at corys@unh.edu or 512-2317.

Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at both the Gilford High School and Gilford Middle School gymnasiums. The fundraising event is a co-ed tournament for high-school age students through adults. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship. Entry fee is $100. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Forge at forge@worldpath.net.

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