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Kearsarge's Jake Vierzen (3) throws a pitch during Tuesday's Division-III first round baseball game at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, June 2, 2015. Kearsarge defeated Winnisquam, 10-8.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge holds off Winnisquam, 10-8, in D-III first-round game

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kearsarge baseball Coach Travis Pelletier knew his team was going to have a battle on its hands against a Winnisquam (9-8) team that played tough all season. His instincts were correct. His 19th-seeded Cougars (7-1) built a 10-2 lead yesterday going into the fifth inning of a Division III first-round game, but a five-run bottom of the fifth for the 14th-seeded Bears (9-8) brought the game within reach before Cougars starter Jake Vierzen clamped down and helped his team hold on for the 10-8 victory. “Jake probably had his gutsiest performance of the season out there tonight,” Pelletier said. “He really stepped up when we …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ tennis Division I championship At Pinkerton Academy, Derry No. 3 Concord (14-2) vs. No. 1 Bedford (16-0), 4 p.m. Previous tournament matches: Concord beat No. 6 Salem, 9-0, and downed No. 2 Exeter, 7-2. Bedford beat No. 8 Pinkerton, 9-0 and No. 4 Manchester Central, 7-2. Head to head: Bedford beat Concord, 8-1, on April 27 at Memorial …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-3, 2 triples, 2 RBI, run scored, stolen base in 10-8 loss to Kearsarge Mario Fusco, Kearsarge baseball, 2-for-4, run, 4 RBI Ashley Thompson, Kearsarge softball, 1-for-3, HR; 4 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 Ks in 4-2 win over Farmington …

High schools: Brady boys’ tennis team loses finale but looks ahead to tourney

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bishop Brady boys’ tennis team may not have gotten the result it wanted yesterday, but it still came away with plenty to be positive about. After all, the Green Giants wrapped up a week of three matches …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, May 22, 2015

Allie Trowsdale, Winnisquam softball, no-hitter, 8 strikeouts in 7-0 win Taylor Darrell, Bow girls’ lacrosse, 10 goals in 20-16 win Anna Stowell, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 17-10 win Eleanor Angus, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse, 4 goals, 6 assists in 17-10 win Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 3-for-5, 3 …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 22, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) will have one more meet, today at Exeter, before defending its D-II title next Saturday. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) won eight events and finished first overall in a five-team home meet on Wednesday. 3. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 22, 2015

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Salem, 14-6. Jess Nelson led the Tide with three goals. Morgan Sisson and Tori Pelletier scored two goals, and Julia Ek, Olivia Painchaud, Madysen Audet, Lil Ricket, Brett Stoddard and Brenna Vandersea each added one. Avery Loosigian played …

High schools: Levesque shines as Belmont baseball blanks Winnisquam, 5-0

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TILTON – This is the part of the season when the intensity rises and each game means just a little bit more. Fortunately for the Belmont baseball team, the Red Raiders have the formula to meet these higher …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anecia Vargas, Brady softball, 3 hits (2 HRs) in 6-5 win Molly Emerson, Concord softball, 4-for-4, double, 3 RBI, steal in win Joe Levesque, Belmont baseball, 2-hitter, 9 strikeouts in 5-0 win Gabby Killinger, Concord girls’ tennis, 8-1 singles, 8-2 doubles wins in 5-4 win Megan Prescott, Belmont …

High school girls: Bishop Brady wins see-saw softball battle with H-D, 6-5

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hillsboro-Deering softball team was battling with everything it had to extend its season beyond the next three games. Bishop Brady, meanwhile, had its eyes on a possible first-round bye in Division III. Neither team was going to give up without a fight. Brady (6-6) scored first. H-D …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, May 21, 2015

JV results The Concord JV softball team (12-2) beat Manchester Memorial, 12-3, behind the offense of Haley Munroe (4-for-5, three runs, two RBI), Lauren Hatch (3-for-4, triple, two runs, four RBI) and Rebecca Zenor (3-for-5). Lauren Mullen earned the win, allowing just one hit in four shutout innings, …

People for May 19, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANDOVER Mariss Laro was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Champlain College in Vermont. She is a business administration major. Canon Brownell, a senior emerging media major at Ithaca College was named one of …

High schools: Belmont softball team continues breakthrough season with win over Bow

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Belmont softball team won its 10th game of the season yesterday, 13-3 against Bow, and as far as Belmont Coach Bill Clary can tell, that win total has some significance. “I’ve gone back 12 years looking through …