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Belmont's Cassie Contigiani reaches for the ball at second base in an attempt to tag Franklin's Mariah Gauthier out during the game between the schools on Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014 at Odell Park in Franklin. Contigiani dropped the ball and Gautheir landed on second safely.

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in yesterday’s 6-0 victory over Belmont (0-2). Belmont’s biggest threat came in the fifth with Franklin ahead 4-0. With one out, the Raiders … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school volleyball teams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

High school boys’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: I Coach: Ryan Smith (2nd year) Last year: 6-10, did not qualify for tournament Returning starters: Charles Swansburg, so., OH Top newcomers: Borja Rodriguez, jr.; Isaiah Allen, fr.; William Girard, fr. Outlook: The Bears are young, with no seniors and with underclassmen making up nine of their 12 roster spots. How quickly that youth matures will … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Manchester Central, 8-3. Jared Grondin went 2-for-2 and Matt LaTourette chipped in with two hits and an RBI. ∎ The Concord girls’ JV lacrosse team lost to Pinkerton, 11-7. Becca Proulx and Addie Palisi led the Tide with two goals each. Sarah Harper, Tori Pelletier and Olivia Painchaud each had one. Paige Hyndman and Allie … 0

Coe-Brown girls’ track wins easily at home; boys finish third

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Coe-Brown girls’ track and field team made a statement at their home meet against Portsmouth and Kennett, scoring 105 points and handily defeating Portsmouth (31) and Kennett (27). The Bears had 10 athletes win a total of 12 events. Leading the way were Alley Savioli (first shotput, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JV results The Kearsarge JV softball team beat Hillsboro-Deering, 19-9. ∎ The Concord JV baseball team dropped its opener to Trinity Monday, 9-7. Sean Fallon had two hits for the Tide. Matt LaTourette ripped a triple and Cass Parker added an RBI to lead the offense. Youth lacrosse results … 0

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke baseball, 4-for-4 in 9-7 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, 8 strikeouts and no walks in complete game shutout, 3-for-4 Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, 10 strikeouts in 6-1 win Nate Corriveau, Bow baseball, 9 strikeouts and 2 hits in complete game shutout, 2-for-4, 2 RBI Josh … 0

High schools: Hopkinton beats Bishop Brady, 6-1, in baseball opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Neither team had much outdoor time, nor could they have prepared for the wind that whipped across the field throughout the game, but both Hopkinton and Bishop Brady tried to make the most out of what they had … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ lacrosse teams

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

High school boys’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Ross Mondello (4th year) Last year: 11-5, lost in semifinals Returning starters: Devin Calkins, sr., A; Matt Sanford, sr., A; Dylan LaBranche, sr., A; Devin Barker, sr., A; Luke Laboe, sr., MF; Tyler Herrick, sr., MF; Trevor Garrett, sr., … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ lacrosse teams

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

High school girls’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Alli Brooks (1st year) Last year: 5-9, did not make tournament Returning Starters: Kirsten Bresson, sr., D; Julia Currier, so., A; Sarah Davis, sr., D; Collette Gould, jr., D; Brooke Johnson, so., MF; Allie Krause, sr., MF; Katie Lawson, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JV result The Pembroke JV softball team beat Sanborn, 16-13. Alyssa Martin pitched a complete game for the victory and struck out the last batter of the game. Dakota Ordway and Rachel Stottlar contributed multiple hits and Rylee Bell and Nicole Wilson executed crucial defensive plays. Youth lacrosse … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school baseball teams

Monday, April 14, 2014

High school baseball outlook John Stark Division: II Coach: Dennis Pelletier (1st year) Last year: 3-13, did not make tournament Returning starters: Tyler Keim, sr., P/1B; Ryan Thompson, sr., 3B/C; Ben Casazza, sr., OF; David Nelson, jr., C/P; Egan Nickerson, so., P/SS Top newcomers: Wesley Lamphere, so., 1B/3B/OF/P; … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, April 14, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Katie Kennard went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored in the Plymouth State softball team’s doubleheader sweep of New England College. ∎ New London’s Jake Broom went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Plymouth State baseball team’s 7-4 victory … 0

High Schools: Hopkinton girls score in every event to take first in Bow meet

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It’s early, but the Hopkinton High girls’ track and field team is already showing that its depth could make it a team to be reckoned with this season. The Hawk girls scored in all 14 events during yesterday’s … 0