A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Reserve baseball

The Concord Reserve baseball team defeated Bishop Guertin, 6-4. Trevor Craigue, Tyler Fennelly and Theo Schneible each had two hits. Kaelan Williams went six strikeout innings and Schneible closed the game.

Youth Baseball

Kiwanis beat Rath, Young, Pignatelli, 4-2, in Concord Little League Majors action. Caden Bechtold held RYP to two runs in five innings pitched and helped his cause with two RBIs and two hits. Wes Bailey worked a goal-laden jam to win the save by throwing a scoreless sixth. Griffin Blaine (two hits) and Carter Locke (triple) were the last hits for the Kiwanis in what turned into a pitching duel. Tyler Peterson worked four good innings for RYP with nine strikeouts and zero walks. Ramon Reynolds led the RYP with two hits.

NCAA track

Several area athletes competed in the New England Championships over the weekend, a meet featuring track and field athletes from more than 40 NCAA Division I, II and III schools. Former Concord High star Grace Devanny continues her dominance in the 400 meters at the college level, winning the New England title in a record 54.58, breaking the Wesleyan University school record. Another former Concord High standout, Forest MacKenzie of Deerfield, finished ninth in the 10,000 meters in a personal best time of 32 minutes, 5.41 seconds, for the University of New Hampshire. Hopkinton’s Kevin McGrath notched a bronze medal for UNH, finishing in the high jump clearing 6-foot-8.75. The UNH men’s team was the top-performing team in New Hampshire, tied for sixth place with Dartmouth.

local golf

Jeff Manfra scored his first hole-in-one at Pembroke Pines on Saturday. Manfra hit the 151-yard fourth hole with an 8-iron. The shot was seen by Kevin Cahill and Matt Cohen.


American Legion Concord Post 21 senior baseball Team registration is open to players aged 16-19. Tryouts will take place June 4 at 9 a.m. at Rollins Park. Players from Concord, Bow, Pembroke Academy, Merrimack Valley, Hopkinton and St. Paul high schools aged 16-19 are encouraged to participate. Sign up at concord21.yolasite.com or contact team leader Carl Nolin at [email protected] or 603-224-7224, or John Bly at [email protected] 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 — would be the team’s new head coach.


NHTI Golf Tournament will be at Beaver Meadow on June 9th. For more information, contact Paul Hogan at [email protected]

High School Boys Summer Basketball Tournament will be held on July 9 and the Summer High School Girls Basketball Tournament will be held on July 16 at NHTI. Contact Paul Hogan ([email protected]) for the boys’ tournament and Darren Johnson ([email protected]) for the girls’ tournament.

Concord High School Boys Football Alumni Game will take place on August 18 at Rundlett Middle School at 5:30 p.m. All former players are invited to participate. Please email Scott Dunlop at [email protected] with any questions.


NHTI Basketball Camps taking place 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 from 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 more information on all of these camps, contact Paul Hogan at [email protected]

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

Need for coaches

Hopkinton High School has opened the following fall and winter coaching positions: Boys Varsity and JV Basketball, JV Field Hockey, College Girls Soccer, College Boys Soccer, College Girls Basketball. Please contact Dan Meserve at [email protected] if you are interested.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching opening for the 2022-23 school year: Women’s Varsity and JV Volleyball, Bass Fishing, JV Field Hockey, and Cross Country. Send a current resume, letter of interest, and three current reference letters to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281 or email [email protected] org.

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