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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

Baseball, softball teams squeeze in practices wherever they can as season approaches

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coping with wet fields, cold weather and even snow is nothing new for local baseball and softball coaches and players. But the extended winter and the amount of snow it deposited on the region has kept teams off … 0

Editorial: Time for Belmont’s Red Raiders to go

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

There are approximately 4,000 New Hampshire residents who identify themselves as Native American or Alaska native, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Few if any of them have red skins, or raid anything but the occasional refrigerator. We don’t know if any of them are offended by the … 26

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

High school track & field outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach ES: Tim Cox (14th year) and David Zink-Mailloux (8th year) Last year: Boys: 8th; Girls: Division II champion Top athletes: Boys: Nick Chase, so., throws; Jake Conway, so., … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Men’s basketball A LEAGUE Playoffs Riel defeated Franklin, 98-79, to advance to the championship game. Jackson Riel scored 15 points and Coleton Neely score 14 points for the winners. Zack Hall scored 21 points for Franklin, which falls into the losers’ bracket final. ∎ Tony’s beat Somers, 85-71. Sean … 0

High schools: Young Bow girls’ tennis team gets off to strong start

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Despite having just three days of outdoor court time and only one player with any varsity experience, the Bow girls’ tennis team was able to start its season off on the right foot by defeating Sanborn, 6-3, in … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

College standouts For the second time in her rookie campaign Mount Ida freshman midfielder Weare’s Rebecca Beaulieu, a freshman midfielder for the Mount Ida women’s lacrosse team, was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Beaulieu notched 11 points and … 0

Fire destroys barn, hay, equipment at Weeks Farm in Belmont

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crews from eight local fire departments responded to a fire at Weeks Farm in Belmont yesterday morning that destroyed a barn and closed Route 140 for most of the day. Firefighters protected a house 20 feet from the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school tennis teams

Monday, April 7, 2014

High school TENNIS outlook Boys Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Rick Skarinka (4th year) Last year: 8-6, did not make tournament Returning starters: Raventh Damerla, sr.; Jack Bryck, jr.; Brendon Bryck, sr.; Logan Sigua, jr.; Nick Vermette, sr.; Thomas MacMullin, so. Top newcomers: Danny Bryck, fr.; Sam Marshall, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, April 7, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Katie Kennard doubled and scored a run in the Plymouth State softball team’s 4-2 loss to Western Connecticut St. yesterday. Youth hockey The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 hockey team fell to Reading, Mass., in the Squirt AA championship game in the … 0

Ray Duckler: Merrimack Valley took pride in change; Will Belmont follow?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A light clicked on at Merrimack Valley High School 10 years ago, when the school changed its nickname from the Indians to the Pride. Will Belmont High School soon flip the switch, too? We’ll know more on April 16, when the school’s student council hosts an open forum … 0