Here are the results of the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Tournament. Congratulations to all who participated in another fun and successful tournament.

16U Winner: Tanner Pride | Runner up Mass Drifters

14U Winner: Northeast Hurricanes Blue | Runner up CT Raiders

12U Winner: Capital Maniacs | Runner up: Hudson Heat


Tryouts for the 2008 New Hampshire Diamond Gems Softball Organization will be held Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19 at Roby Park.

Saturday, August 18th:

  • 9:00-10:30 18U
  • 10:30-12:00 16U
  • 12:00-1:30 12U
  • 1:30-3:00 14U
  • Sunday August 19th:

  • 12:00-2:00 12U & 14U
  • 2:00-4:00 16U & 18U
  • Coach Jim Rines

    For those of you interested in looking at and possibly purchasing photos of our U14 Gems from the Nor’Easter Classic Tournament, below is a message from the photographer. (this is not an endorsement, in fact many of the photos our parents have taken are as good if not better – only big difference would be the photo resolution, once it is blown up in print, would be superior…end editorial!)

    From the photographer:
    I was the photographer for the 14U’s and know that I got a number of pictures both Saturday and Sunday of the Diamond Gems. They are a great team and lot of fun to watch play.

    To see and obtain pictures:
    1. Go to Portrait Design Photo
    2. Click on “proofs”
    3. Click on either link
    4. The Pass Words are mall14sat for Saturday and mall14sun for Sunday. (passwords: that’s “mall” as in a place where teens hang out; and the number 14)

    If you would like to order a number of pictures please let me know, as we can print the pictures, including posters and 10 X 13 for you at our studio. We also have a poster, where we can place 3 images of one or more girls on the poster, with her signature, team and logo.

    Please let me know if we can assist you in any way.

    Best regards,
    Laurence K. Harper
    President & CEO
    Portrait Design Photography
    1650 Elm Street, Suite 402
    Manchester, NH 03101
    Tel. 603.622.1001 Ext 205

    Here are the results of the Nor’Easter Classic Tournament which were posted to the Nor’Easter’s web site: Bracket Results.

    The Laconia Citizen has an article about the tournament that might be of interest.

    Thanks to Bob Dion, the Nashua Telegraph has a nice writeup about the Gems second place finish in the Nor’Easter Classic in the Softball Wrapup section of the Sports page.

    Tuesday and Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to dark – Lower Roby.
    I will confirm cages for Thursday and update you at practice of availability.

    ~Coach Paul

    12U NH Lightning over Maine Attraction 4-0
    14U Londonderry Lightning over Rochester Slammers 5-0
    16U Shoreline Devil Rays over Londonderry Locomotion 3-0
    18U Central Mass Firecracker Brats over NE Firebirds 3-2
    Bay State Bandits Red over Bay State Bandits Black 10-3