Sports

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SOFTBALL

The Monadnock U10 Babe Ruth softball team won the New England Regional Championship in Pittsfield, Mass. Twelve teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut competed in the tournament. Monadnock opened pool play by defeating Newtown (Conn.), the Berkshire Force and Rayhnam (Mass.) to earn the No. 1 seed in tournament play.

In the semifinals, Monadnock beat Newtown again, 4-1, behind six innings from Madison Springfield. Maura Rapposelli had two hits and two RBIs, while Sasha Brock scored two runs and Grace Chadbourne had a RBI single. Springfield ended the game by striking out the side in the top of the sixth inning.

In the championship game, Monadnock defeated Litchfield, 7-2. Rapposelli got the win again while Devon Blood had two hits, including a double, two RBIs and scored two runs. Springfield also scored twice and Casey Sampson had a RBI and run scored while Colby Snow drove in a run.

BASEBALL

The Milford 9-year-old baseball all-star team won the second Stephen Record Memorial Tournament, defeating Con-Val in the championship game. The team finished the year with a 9-4 record, and also advanced to the semifinals, where it lost to Amherst. In the area tournament in Keene, Milford won two games over Monadnock and Swanzey before falling to Amherst again.

HORSESHOES

Milford Horseshoe Club’s top 10 standings for week 17 of the 2009 season are as follows: Cal Beam, 19.6689; Dale Riley, 19.0921; John Hooper, 18.9257; Charlie Ferguson, 18.8521; Pat Harwood, 18.1589; Todd Ciardelli, 17.7119; Jonathan Hooper, 17.5000; Bob Lang, 17.1377; Jim Fowler, 17.1180 and Gene Case, 17.0351.

•Drop-In soccer for Milford Middle School students will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the MCAA fields. The activity is not sponsored, nor authorized, by the school or the school district. For more information, ctonact Coach Piedra at coachpiedra@gmail.com.

•The Granite State Baseball Association is looking for teams and players for Fall Wood Bat Leagues. Divisions are forming for 10-year-olds through high school seniors. For more information, go to www.granitestatebaseball.org.

•Milford Post 23 Fall Baseball starts on Aug. 23 at Keyes Field at 5 p.m. Any player interested can show up or call Bill at 673-3167 or Mike at 930-8548 for more info. Games are played on Sundays and continue through the first week of October.

•Snowflake Ski & Ride Club is offering “Christmas in July” promotion on season passes to Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area in Bennington. Order your pass in July and be eligible to win one of 10 overnight stays at accommodations associated with Peak Resorts. To order season passes and student lessons for club members log onto www.crotchedmountain.com/snowflake.html. We welcome snow lovers from any community to join. For more information call 654-5111 or e-mail kmbh@tds.net for an application or go to www.crotchedmountain.com/ snowflake.html.

•The Crotched Mountain Race Club is selling season passes to support local athletes in reaching their skiing goals. Proceeds go directly to buy supplies, provide training and scholarships for over 100 area skiers. Go to www.crotchedmountain.com/club239.html to purchase a pass. For more information, call Reed MacNeilage at 673-0868 or visit www.crotched mountain.com/cmjr.html.

•The New Hampshire Football Officials Association is looking for qualified candidates for football officiating positions. For more information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Glen Colburn; 16 Lorisa Lane; Milford, NH 03055. More information can also be found at www.nhfoa.org.

•Milford High School Track and Field Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 28 at Amherst Country Club. Proceeds to benefit the 2009-2010 Indoor and Outdoor track teams. Golfing, which is $100 per golfer, is a scramble format (best ball). Players can purchase one mulligan for $5 and a foursome can pay $10 for a “Mystery String” to use one time by one golfer in the group to shorten a putt. All checks to be made out to Milford High School Track, c/o Mike Wright, 58 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055. Must be paid by Aug. 15. Contact Mike Wright: MMSCoachWright@comcast.net or 661-8180 with any questions.

•Souhegan Valley United soccer has open spots for the following youth programs: Tots (ages 4 to 5), Junior Academy (6-7) and Early Development (8-9). There is also limited space available for 10-15. For more information, contact Mike Lapsley at 672-5914 or go to www.svunited.org.

•The Wilton Old Home Days horseshoe tournament will be held at the end of August at Whiting Park. The Women’s Division and the C Division will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28. The B Division will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 29 and the A Division will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30. Cost is $30 for two-man teams and the tournament is double elimination. There are qualifying requirements. Team must attend one of the qualifying events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 or from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 25 or 26. For more information, call Jack at 231-0131 or Mike at 554-6579.

•The Amherst Patriots youth football and cheer league is accepting registration for the fall. For more information, go online to www.amherstpatriots.com.

•The Granite State Kids Community Tennis Association will hold registration for the summer season for players ages 5 to 18. Registration forms and information can be found at www.granitestatekids.com. For more information, call Diane Phelps at 714-4986 or send an e-mail to dphelps87@comcast.net.

•The Rindge Over-30 Fun Co-Ed Softball League will run from mid-May to the beginning of August. The league is self-umpired. For more information, call the Rindge Recreation Department at 899-6847.

•The Souhegan Valley Smash U14 ASA softball team is looking for players for 2009. Anyone interested should contact Tim at svsmash@aol.com or call 654-6698.

•The New England Colonials AAU baseball team has limited roster spots available for the 2008-2009 U11 and U12 teams for the fall and winter season. For more information, contact Chad Hathaway at 661-8249 or Doug Carter at 247-4490 or send an e-mail to necolonialsbaseball@ comcast.net.

•The NH Grizzlies AAU baseball program has an immediate opening on its short season U12 team. Indoor and outdoor instruction, scrimmages early spring and participation in three tournaments will be the schedule for the 12s. This will allow them to participate on their REC and ALL-Star teams. For more information, please contact the NH Grizzlies at nhgrizzlies@comcast.net and visit www.nhgrizzlies.com.

•The U12 New England Hornets girls fastpitch softball team is moving up to U14 for 2009. The team is looking for two position players to add to the returning group. For more information, contact Bob Bonfiglio at 494-7870 or send an e-mail to rdbonfiglio@comcast.net.

•Serious girls basketball players (born on or after July 1, 1991) for AAU competitive team out of southern New Hampshire for the upcoming spring and fall Seasons. The team is in search of forward/centers with experience and commitment. Girls who have the desire to play on a competitive team with skilled coaching staff can inquire at 582-6932. Financial assistance is available for selective girls who may be in need.

•Hollis/Brookline High School is looking for a New Hampshire Licensed, Certified Athletic Trainer for the 2009-2010 school year. All interested candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, official transcript and three current references to: SAU 41, PO Box 1588, Hollis, NH 03049.

•Souhegan High School has openings for the following sports: JV Boys Soccer, Varsity Soccer Asst., JV Boys Volleyball, Freshman Girls Volleyball, Wrestling Asst., Freshman Boys Lacrosse, JV Boys Lacrosse, Varsity Boys Lacrosse. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resumes, and references to Athletic Director Chris Lavoie, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH 03301 or clavoie@sprise.com.

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