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Merrimack Valley's Trevor Parsons competes in the high jump competition at the Merrimack Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Track teams jump right in at MV Invitational

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PENACOOK – Yesterday’s Merrimack Valley Invitational, a 32-team non-scoring meet, provided an opportunity for athletes to compete in all 18 track and field events. That chance to compete didn’t come a moment too soon. Just ask any high jumper. Or pole vaulter. Or for that matter, the entire Kearsarge track team. Kearsarge’s Zach Astle won the shot put (51-3) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team defeated Kearsarge, 11-1. The Hillcats went to bat 32 times, scattering 15 hits. Jake Dyer was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. Ryan Hayes was solid behind the plate, while Justin Learn, Garrett Miller, Jake Dyer and Sean Morin each scored twice. Freshman result The Concord freshman softball team …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ryan Stanley, Kearsarge baseball, 4-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 innings of shutout relief in win Joe Cullinan, Hopkinton boys’ lacrosse, 4 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls in win Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, winning pitcher, 9 innings, 10 strikeouts in 3-2, 9-inning win Doug Price, Belmont baseball, 3-for-4, 2 …

Nordic skiing all-state team announced

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Three skiers from the seven-time Division I champion Concord girls’ Nordic team qualified for the NH All-State team, which was announced by the NH Nordic Coaches Association this week. The Crimson Tide’s Kate Andy, Jessica Nelson and Erin …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV results The Winnisquam JV baseball team defeated Bishop Brady, 14-7, as Brendan Vaughn went the distance with 10 strikeouts. At the plate he scored three runs and drove in four. Josh Shevlin had three hits, two RBI and three runs scored, while catcher Bryce Corey and third …

High schools: Kearsarge stages late rally, walks off with 5-4 win over Franklin

Friday, April 24, 2015

It was cold, it was late and Travis Pelletier wasn’t up for watching his team play any more baseball. So with Kearsarge’s James Bromwell charging into third and the ball not even out of the infield with the …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, April 24, 2015

Becca Proulx, Concord lacrosse, 4 goals, 3 assists in win Caleb Drouin, Belmont baseball, 2-hitter, 10 strikeouts in 3-2 win Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, 2-hit shutout Lexi Colpack, Franklin softball, HR, triple, 2 RBI in victory Samantha Dow, Kearsarge softball, 3-run HR in loss Morganne Flinkstrom, Kearsarge tennis, …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 24, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) scored in 14 of 18 events to finish first at the Pelham Invitational Saturday. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (7) finished first in Pelham against mostly …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 24, 2015

Soccer champs Capital Soccer Club (pictured) off to a great start for the spring soccer season by winning the Girls’ U12 President’s Cup for New Hampshire. The team got great contributions from all of the girls. JV results …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Martin Hecka, Bishop Brady baseball, 2 grand slams, 8 RBI in 15-14 win Amanda Riley, Coe-Brown softball, 2 homers, 6 RBI in 14-0 win Colby Clark, Pittsfield baseball, complete-game 1-hitter, 9 strikeouts in 1-0 win Cassidy Emerson, Concord softball, homer, double, single, 3 RBI in 13-8 win Ben …

High schools: Tide boys’ tennis team cruises to surprisingly easy victory over Exeter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The season is young, but there was already history between Concord and Exeter before yesterday’s boys’ tennis match at Memorial Field. The Crimson Tide lost to Exeter in the regular season last year, but then beat the Blue Hawks in the Division I quarterfinals. Concord also beat Exeter …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 23, 2015

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Exeter, 9-7. Chris Fields ripped a bases-clearing double, while Griff Gilbert hit a two-run double. Eli Boyle contributed two hits. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost to Somersworth, 8-7, on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the …