Laconia 5, Portsmouth 3

Portsmouth (0-2) scored early but could not hold the lead in age 8-10 round robin action against Laconia Little League in a District 2 round robin game.

Finn McCauley took the mound for Portsmouth and kept Laconia scoreless until the third inning when Laconia broke through for three runs on their first two hits of game.

McCauley, who finished three innings of work with three Ks while giving up four walks, took the loss.

Nicky Beidelman followed on the mound in the fourth inning giving up two runs on one hit and two walks. Graham Connelly closed out the game with a perfect sixth inning.

Offensively, the Portsmouth boys were lead by Carter Kuhn (2 for 2, run scored), Nolan Bernier (double, run scored), Nik Uhlir, Jr. (single, RBI), and Jack McElroy (RBI). Also contributing with a hit were Beidleman and Connelly.

The Portsmouth team hosts North Manchester-Hooksett on Friday at Plains Field at 5:45 p.m.


Windham 14, Staples Crossing 3 (6 inn.)

WINDHAM, Maine — It was a 3-3 game after four innings, but Windham scored three in the fifth and eight in the sixth to end the game via the mercy rule.

Staples Crossing dropped to 2-3.

Isaac Keefe took the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Eli Janetos went 1 for 2 with a run and an EBI. Jack Cahill was 1 for 3 with a run. Staples Crossing had just three hits.

The locals are back ina ction Saturday at home with a doubleheader against Rumford at 11 a.m.


Somersworth seeks coaches

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School is seeking the following coaches: varsity boys soccer, JV volleyball and volunteer field hockey.

Contact AD Steve Hodsdon for more info at

Spaulding seeks coaches

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School is seeking the following coaches: freshman head football coach, JV boys soccer coach, head bass fishing coach, head unified soccer coach, head spirit coach (fall and winter), freshman baseball coach, JV baseball coach and head boys lacrosse coach.

Rochester Middle School needs a head volleyball coach.

Contact Athletic Director Kevin Hebert if interested at


UNH's Metzler receives scholar honor

DURHAM — Freshman Anna Metzler of the University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team has earned Scholar All-America honors as announced by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). She is the sixth athlete in program history to be named a Scholar All-American (Denise Leckenby: 1995-1998; Shannon Daly: 2006; Kary Goodman: 2006; Lauren McCandless: 2011, 2013, 2014; and Katie Mann: 2012-2015).

Metzler received second team accolades as she posted a 3.91 GPA as a Medical Laboratory Science major and tallied a NCAA “B” time in the 400 IM at the America East Championship with a UNH freshman record time of 4:13.43. To be selected to the second team you must record a 3.50 GPA or better and achieve an individual NCAA “B” time. Metzler had an outstanding freshman season as she was named the America East Rookie of the Year and won two America East championships.

UNH's Speidel named Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas – University of New Hampshire junior thrower Edward Speidel, of Dover, has been named a Google Cloud Academic All-American, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Speidel, who was voted a member of the All-America Second Team, becomes the first UNH men’s track & field athlete to make the CoSIDA-voted Academic All-America team since the award began in the 2001-02 season. Most recently, fellow track and field Wildcats Elinor Purrier and Laura Rose Donegan were both honorees during their time at New Hampshire.