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Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ tennis Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Salem (10-4) at No. 3 Concord (12-2), 4 p.m. Head to head: Concord beat Salem, 8-1, early in the season. Notes: The Tide enters the postseason on an eight-match winning streak, surviving a stiff challenge from Winnacunnet in its finale, 5-4. They shouldn’t have as much trouble against the Blue Devils. In the earlier meeting, Concord won five of …

High schools: Concord boys’ tennis team cruises past Pinkerton into D-I semifinals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Before yesterday’s quarterfinal against Pinkerton Academy, Concord High senior captain Thomas Bengtson told his team “to play the match like you’re playing in the park and just have fun.” Crimson Tide Coach Dave Page urged his team to get off to a fast start during his pre-game talk and highlighted the potential significance …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rachel Demers, MV softball, 2-for-3, RBI double in 1-0 win Adam Tower, John Stark baseball, walk-off single in bottom of 7th Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, CG, 14 Ks in 8-0 win over H-D Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, CG, 5 Ks, 3-for-4, 2 runs scored in 6-0 win over Laconia Evan Vulgamore, Bow baseball, 3-for-4, home run, 4 RBI in 16-6 win over Pelham …

High school boys: Hopkinton lacrosse team breaks it open in second half

Friday, May 15, 2015

Having already doubled up Bishop Brady, 16-8, earlier this season, the Hopkinton boys’ lacrosse team was held in check by the Green Giants through the first half of yesterday’s rematch at home. “They were doing a good job shutting us down defensively,” Hopkinton Coach Deacon Blue said. “But …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 15, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team beat Bishop Brady Wednesday, 13-9. Zach Signor lead the offense, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run, while Kayl Murdough (two runs, RBI) and Kenny Andrew (run) had four hits apiece, Zach Berliner went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk, two …

High school boys: Bow lacrosse digs deep in 7-4 win over Merrimack Valley

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The situation facing the Bow boys’ lacrosse team wasn’t one that Coach Kyle Tracy, given the choice, would have drawn up. He had a tired team on his hands, and one that nonetheless faced a one-goal second-half deficit …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry, Concord softball, 3-hit shutout of No. 2 Salem, 4 strikeouts,1 walk Holly Roman, Coe-Brown girls’ tennis, 8-2 singles win, 8-1 doubles win Brendon Winch, Bow baseball, 3-for-5, double, 4 RBI, run in win Tim Harmon, Winnisquam baseball, 7 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk …

High school girls: Concord blanks Salem, 4-0, behind Barry 3-hitter

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry had the ball dancing. Salem’s batters dug in at the plate, their eyes wide at the tantalizingly hittable speed. Then the pitch dipped. It curved. It sliced back at them. And it changed speeds. Barry was pulling strings all afternoon with her variety of spins, keeping …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Regional baseball champions The 12U Concord Cannons (pictured) captured the Perfect Game Super 25 Regional championship with a perfect 5-0 tournament record. Over the two day tourney, the Cannons’ defense allowed just eight runs and committed just two …

High schools: MV boys’ lacrosse team gets best of Kearsarge in rematch

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The last time the Merrimack Valley and Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse teams met on the field, the Pride looked like a different team. Having only held practice in the parking lot before the first game of the season, the …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, complete game (8 IP), 1 hit, 1 BB allowed in 8-3 win Angel Feliz, Concord boys track, 1st long jump in 20-6 and 1st 100 in 10.84 Josiah Platte, MV boys track, 1st shot, discus and javelin in 4-team meet; MV won Ian Remenar, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Youth soccer The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 soccer team defeated FC United Soccer Club from Princeton, Mass., 3-0. Brianna Curley, Abigail Horner and Ashley Kelley scored for Loudon. Asia Hazelton, Jillian Dusseault and Jill Ramsey all played strong games, while Gwen Tupman had the shutout in goal. Youth …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 3-for-4, triple, 4 runs, 3 RBI, 3 steals Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, 2-hit shutout from circle; game-winning RBI Sydney Herrington, Brady girls’ tennis, 8-0 wins at singles and doubles in win Cassidy Emerson, Concord softball, 3-for-4, run, RBI in 5-2 win Becca Proulx, Concord …