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Abigail Nappen prepares to release her arrow during a pioneer archery club practice at Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, “but this year … I really wasn’t surprised.” That wasn’t hubris or arrogance; Schackart had seen what the team could do after …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 19, 2015

High school track The Bishop Brady boys’ track team took second place in a five-team meet at Laconia last week. Cameron Pigeon won the 300-meter hurdles and was part of the second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Warren Bartlett won the 1,600, just missing the qualifying time for the state meet at 4:52.6. Bartlett also ran anchor on the 4x400 team. Michael Feltham …

High schools: Kearsarge boys, Coe-Brown girls win Pelham Invitational

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Kearsarge boys and Coe-Brown girls both took positive steps toward defending their respective state titles with comfortable victories at yesterday’s Pelham Invitational, which featured more than over 20 schools. The Cougars, a Division III school, were particularly impressive against mostly D-II opponents, winning five events. Kearsarge tallied 93 points for the victory …

High schools: Brady girls’ tennis team beats the snow, and Pembroke

Thursday, April 9, 2015

As if the winter wasn’t long enough, now Mother Nature is wreaking havoc on spring sports as well. But the inclement weather didn’t arrive early enough to keep the Bishop Brady girls’ tennis team from opening the season …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school track & field teams

Thursday, April 9, 2015

High school track & field outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coaches : Tim Cox (15th year) and David Zink-Mailloux (9th year) Last year: Boys: 4 th; Girls: Division II champion Top athletes: Boys: Trey Berry, sr., jumps; Davio DeLuca, so., distance; Jared Nelson, jr., distance; Chris Pratt, so., mid-distance; …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Basketball champions In the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord men’s basketball league “A” division championship game, Mihachik Builders/Kimball’s Cav’ern defeated Goody’s, 66-40. Leading Mihachik/Kimball’s (pictured, top) were Mike Drouin (21 points), Bill Stovall (15 points) and …

High schools: Hopkinton track team off to promising start

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

There’s still snow on the ground in some places, but the track season started up for both Hopkinton and Hillboro-Deering in an eight-team meet at Campbell High yesterday. In the boys’ meet, the Hawks (49 points) tied for second place with Raymond, behind the host Cougars (82). The …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Youth hockey The Wells Fargo Concord Capitals squirt 2 team defeated the MASCO squirt 2 team, 5-3, in the second round of the quarterfinals of the Valley Hockey League Championship. Brendan Marcoux (two), Trevor Brown, Evan Crandlemire and Brody McGonigle handled the scoring for the Capitals, while Aidan …

Concord High wins winter portion of Monitor Cup rankings

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Concord High moved atop the Monitor Cup standings after the winter season thanks to a pair of Nordic ski championships and three other top-three team finishes. The Monitor Cup ranks the area’s 15 high school varsity sports programs, awarding points based on records, how far teams advance in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Camps/Clinics/Lessons Little Strikers indoor soccer clinics begin their next five-week session Saturday at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Clinics are for ages 3-6 and meet Saturday mornings. Cost (which includes a t-shirt) is $45 for Little Strikers (ages 5-6) and $35 for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4). The next eight-week …

Kearsarge girls’ tennis drops season opener

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Kearsarge girls’ tennis team’s season opener was a rocky one, resulting in an 8-1 loss to Monadnock yesterday. Andrea Cutts and Annie Carr notched the Cougars’ lone win, taking their No. 3 doubles match by an 8-4 score. Elise Paquette fell, 9-8, in what Coach Laura Joslin-King …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, April 6, 2015

Youth hockey The Residential Mortgage Services Bantam 2 hockey team defeated the Starhawks, 7-1, in the first round of the Valley League playoffs. Derek Kelleher led the attack with four goals. Harrison Parent added two goals and three assists and Logan Wineriter a lone tally in the victory. …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school tennis teams

Monday, April 6, 2015

Boys Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Rick Skarinka (5th year) Last year: 9-6, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Logan Sigua, sr.; Thomas MacMullin, jr.; Danny Bryck, so.; Jake Davis, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Sam Marshall, so. Top newcomer: Duncan O’Reilly, sr. Outlook: The Bryck brothers, Sigua …