Sports Talk

> Milford High School mandatory baseline concussion testing takes place Aug. 8

There is mandatory baseline concussion testing for all incoming freshmen, juniors and all others who have not yet been tested in the following sports: field hockey, football, boys and girls soccer, spirit and vol­leyball.

All baseline concussion testing will be conducted in Room 139, the Applied Technology Center Computer Lab (enter from the outside). Consent form can be picked up at the MHS Main Office.

Testing schedule: Monday, Aug. 8. Report at 8:45 a.m. for 9 a.m. testing.

To reserve a spot, email Milford athletic director Marc Maurais at

Milford High School upcoming fall sport practice schedule

Football – Aug. 8: Equipment issue for all players at 5 p.m.; Aug. 10: First practice from 4-7 p.m., followed by parent meeting.; Aug. 11-12: Practice from 4:30-8 p.m.

Fall spirit – Aug. 10: Practice from 2-6:45 p.m.; Aug. 11: 4:30-7 p.m.

Cross Country – Aug. 15-20: Practice from 8-9:30 a.m. at Adams Field.

Field Hockey – Aug. 15-19: Practice at Jacques Field from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Golf – Aug. 15-18: Practice at 2:15 p.m. at Amherst Country Club

Boys Soccer – Aug. 15-17: Practice from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer – Aug. 15-16: Practice from 5-7:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball – Aug. 15-19: Practice from 8-10 a.m.

Milford High School coaching vacancies for 2016-17

Milford High School is seeking coaches for varsity girls basketball, junior varsity girls basketball, Alpine ski, junior varsity girls volleyball, junior varsity girls soccer. Interested applicants should contact Milford athletic director Marc Maurais at Mmaurais@sau40. com for more information.

Southern NH Cavaliers offering Mini Mite hockey program this year

The Southern New Hamspshire Cavaliers will have a Mini Mite limited travel hockey program for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old.

There are two 12-week sessions, or youths may reg­ister for the full year.

Please contact Paul Soule at president@cavaliers, or call 978-375-5403 for more information, including cost, etc.

Southern NH Cavaliers accepting hockey players for upcoming season

The Southern NH Cavaliers are now accepting players at the Mites, Squirts and Bantam levels. The teams will have two practices per week, and 35 games during the season. If you have any questions please contact Paul Soule at or 978-375-5403.

Trio of athletes to play at Shrine football game

Mancini, Stonebraker, Walker on NH rosters for All-Star clash at Castleton State on Aug. 6

CASTLETON, Vt. – The 63rd Annual Shrine Game will kick off on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Castle­ton University’s Spartan Field.

Team New Hampshire will feature Souhegan defensive back Mike Man­cini and defensive line­man Aaron Stonebraker, along with Milford run­ning back/defensive back Bryce Walker.

As always, the game will be preceded by a spectacular Shrine Pa­rade on Main St of Cas­tleton starting at 3 p.m. The parade will feature Shrine Units from around the Northeast with an in­credible display of min­iature vehicles, motor­cycle groups and bands that will turn onto South Street and passing by the football stadium. Plenty of parking is available on campus and along Main Street.

For the 11th year, the parade and halftime show will feature an all-star high school band of talented musicians from schools throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. This annual event is all for the benefit of Shrine Hospitals for Children. The net proceeds of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl go to support the three regional hospitals for children inflicted with or­thopedic conditions and burns.

The Shrine Centers are ecstatic that Castleton has, again, stepped up to support our game on their beautiful campus in Ver­mont. Castleton has host­ed the training camp for the past three years and this year will be the sec­ond for hosting the game. This year is rumored to be a wide-open offensive contest and is a great op­portunity for fans to see and great game and uni­versity campus.

The annual Maple Sug­ar Bowl gold tournament was held at Crown Point Country Club in Spring­field, Vt., Monday, fol­lowed by Media Day on Tuesday.

Check out the website at for forms, tickets and dona­tion opportunities.