Lazar Cartu Affirms: A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Lazar Cartu Affirms: A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Volleyball camp

Plymouth State University women’s volleyball head coach Joan Forge announced that the Panther Volleyball Camp, open to girls entering grades five through 12, will take place at PSU’s Foley Gymnasium from July 27-30. The camp is broken into two sections: Section one is open to girls entering grades 5-8 and is designed for beginner to intermediate players. Athletes will learn basic fundamental skills, rules and strategies to be successful in the sport of volleyball from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Section two is for girls entering grades 9-12 and is for beginner, intermediate and advanced players who want to play and excel at the high school level. Attendees will be challenged with improving basic fundamental skills and will have the opportunity to learn more advanced strategies, position-specific skills, transition and concepts of team play. Section two meets from 1-5 p.m. The main focuses of both sessions will be to incorporate life lessons including character development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Drills and daily scrimmages are aimed at developing the complete player. Athletes will be separated into courts according to skill level to both challenge and maximize their learning experiences. The fee for section one of the camp is $150, while section two fees are $200. Registration fees include a camp tee shirt. Camp staff includes Forge and other college, Junior Olympic and high school coaches, as well as collegiate players. Online registration is available at All questions can be directed to coach Forge at [email protected] or 535-2778.


Free Learn to Ski Jump clinic being offered by the Andover Outing Club and New England Ski Jumping on the Beginner’s Jump at the Proctor Ski Area in Andover has been postponed to Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic is for boys and girls ages 5-15. Skiers need to bring alpine gear and a helmet for the clinic. Contact Bill McCrillis by Friday at [email protected] or 302-898-4296 to sign up or for questions.

Little Strikers Soccer Skills Clinics at FieldHouse Sports in Bow are taking registrations for the next five-week session for ages 3-6. Clinics meet either Saturday mornings (starting this Saturday) or Tuesday afternoons starting Jan. 7. Space available in current session. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost: Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) $40, Little Strikers (ages 5-6) $50. T-shirt included. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Coed Field Hockey Skills Clinics at FieldHouse Sports in Bow are accepting registrations for grades K-6. Beginners are encouraged. The next session begins Jan. 2. Clinics meet Thursday afternoons for five-week sessions and are coached by Rony Jacober, Director Summit Field Hockey and Assistant Coach at New England College. The cost is $65. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Plymouth State softball clinics will be held this winter on the following dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 15 and Feb. 29. The Jan. 26 clinic is a hitting clinic with Dick Blood (former Hopkinton High and Cornell head coach) and costs $50. All other clinics cost $30 and are led by Plymouth State softball staff and players. Cost for all three sessions in $80. For more information contact Bruce Addison at [email protected]

Seacoast Express United goalkeeper clinic will begin Thursday and run through Jan. 30. Goalkeepers will be working with a collegiate goalkeeper coach on all aspects of the game, including handling, footwork, diving, one-on-one drills and shot stopping. The class will be split into two halves as goalkeepers will spend the first 30 minutes working on different techniques before switching over to game-like situations facing shots and different scenarios from the outfield players. Cost for the clinic is $80 and will take place from 5-6 p.m. for players born 2008-2010, and from 6-7 p.m. for players born 2005-2007. For more information contact Darrell Betley at [email protected]

Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Clinic is being offered by the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse program and head coach Sandy Bridgeman on Feb. 16 at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North. The coaching clinic is designed for high school and club coaches and includes two separate sessions on the same day. Interested coaches have the option of attending both sessions at a discounted rate. Session One – Essential Skills, Drills and Concepts – will run from 9:30-11:50 a.m. and costs $50 per person. Session Two – Next Level Skills, Drills and Concepts – will run from noon-2:30 p.m. and is also $50 per person. Attending both sessions costs $90 per person. Bridgeman, now in her 23rd year as a college coach, and the Plymouth State coaching staff will work with coaches in the classroom and provide on-field demonstrations covering topics including goalkeeping, mastering the draw and offensive and defensive team concepts. The day will include multiple opportunities for Q&A sessions with the staff. Online registration is available at All questions can be directed to Sandy Bridgeman at [email protected] or 535-301.

Players/teams needed

New Hampshire Nor’Easter Softball Club is looking for a few dedicated athletes to fill its 2020 roster. If interested, contact [email protected] or at 603-387-2039 to learn of opportunities and tryout information.

Health Club of Concord is seeking senior mixed doubles tennis players (age 50 and older) to play Wednesday and/or Friday mornings. Membership includes tennis, swimming, aerobics, all facilities and free parking. Tennis court time is discounted for members. Contact Myrna at the Health Club of Concord at 224-7787 to join.


Smells Like Christmas Spirit 4 mile road race will be held at Bishop Brady High School in Concord on Saturday. The race will start at 11 a.m. and benefit Bishop Brady’s Habitat for Humanity group. There will be food, drinks, a raffle and music. Contact [email protected]

Douglas N. Everett Arena has public skating hours Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Sundays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. From Monday-Jan. 1, there will also be public skating on weekdays from 2-3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. Skate rentals are also available for an additional $5. Cash or check only, but an ATM is available in the lobby. The Everett Arena also has adult stick practice (ages 14 and up) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-11:20 a.m. Admission is $10 (goalies have free entry). Helmet and gloves are required and full equipment is recommended. The stick practice hours end on March 9 and the other public skating hours end March 13. Concord Parks & Recreation is also offering ice skating lessons with session two starting in January and continuing through February. Classes have limited registration. Registration cannot be done at the Everett Arena and must be completed with Concord Parks & Recreation by mail, fax, online, or in person. Go to for more information.

Discount lift tickets are being offered by the University of New Hampshire ski program in conjunction with for alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout the state for the 2019-20 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 [email protected] or 512-2317. The following packages are available. ALPINE: Mount Washington Valley Booklet, for $399 you get two tickets all of the following ski areas – Cranmore Mountain Resort, King Pine, Bretton Woods, Abenaki Ski Area; Old Man of the Mountain Booklets, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas – Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, McIntyre Area; Lakes Region, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas – Mount Sunapee Resort, Ragged Mountain Resort, Dartmouth Skiway, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Pats Peak Ski Area, Whaleback; NORDIC – Nordic Booklet #1, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas – Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bretton Woods, Great Glen Trails, Jackson XC, Waterville Valley, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia XC, Gunstock Mountain; Nordic Booklet #2, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas – Purity Spring Resort, Granite Gorge XC, Loon Mountain Resort; Nordic Skier Wolfeboro; Pine Hill Ski Club; Windblown XC, Dartmouth XC, Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk, Eastman XC, Ski Hearth Farm.

Gunstock Ski Club is offering a free trial day for athletes interested in joining the club (season or…

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