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Franklin’s Lucas Gagne warms up before going on to finish first in the discus at the Wilderness League meet in Gilford yesterday. His winning toss was 147-4. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Astle sets school record in shot put as Kearsarge boys’ track takes third

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zach Astle’s first throw was strong, but low – a line drive, as Kearsarge track and field Coach Ed Rehor observed, and he phrased it that way to his shot put star. Astle listened to his coach, went back and tried it again. “He’s a coachable kid,” Rehor said. The powwow was brief, but effective. Astle’s next throw was the …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zach Astle, Kearsarge boys’ track, school record (56-4¾) for first place in shot put, second discus Nick Fleury, Hopkinton boys’ track, 1st in 100, 400, long jump Troy Davis, Kearsarge boys’ track, 1st in high jump, 2nd in long jump Jaila Remillard, Winnisquam girls’ track, 1st in 400 and long jump; 2nd in 100 hurdles Lucas Gagne, Franklin boys’ track, 1st in discus, …

Merrimack Valley’s Ramsey lives up to high expectations

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dave Irving spotted it early. After coaching Meredith Ramsey as a sixth- and seventh-grader on the Merrimack Valley Middle School track and field team, Irving had a scouting report for Bob Mullen, one of the high school track coaches at MV. “We were talking about incoming middle schoolers and I said there’s this …

High school girls: Strong finish carries Hopkinton girls’ lacrosse team over Brady, 10-8

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Hopkinton girls’ lacrosse team is coming together at the right time. After starting the season 0-4, the Hawks (5-6) earned their fifth win in the last seven games with a 10-8 victory yesterday over Bishop Brady (2-8). …

High school boys: Belmont baseball team rallied to nip Gilford, 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The home run not only broke a 2-2 tie, but it left the Belmont High baseball team with only six outs to work with. Yet the case holding the panic button would remain closed; in fact, there wouldn’t even be a motivational speech needed for a Red Raiders …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

JV results The Concord JV softball team (11-2) beat Keene, 16-4, in six innings. Taylor Carchide (three innings, 4 hits, walk, strikeout) and Jillian Dusseault (three innings, 3 hits, walk, two strikeouts) combined in the circle, while Sierra Pepper (3-for-4, triple, home run, two runs, two RBI), Piper …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rowing medalists Concord Crew participated in U.S. Rowing’s Northeast Regional Youth Championships over the weekend. Two boats earned medal status after two days of competition. The girls’ 3rd Varsity earned a bronze medal. The boys’ 2nd Varsity 4 …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse team has eyes on postseason

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse team (6-5) may be young, but they’re learning quickly. After starting the season with a 2-4 reason, the Cougars have been on a hot streak, winning three of their last four games, including a …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Justin Norris, Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse, 3 goals, 3 assists in 13-4 win Zach Astle, Kearsarge track, 1st shot put, 1st discus, 3rd javelin at CVC championships Maggie Jensen, Bow track, 1st 100 hurdles, 1st long jump, 1st triple jump, 2nd 300 hurdles in 7-team meet (Bow won) Jaila …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Freshman result The Concord freshman softball team moved to 9-1 with a 14-5 victory over Pinkerton. Brighid Weeden pitched a complete game for the win, giving up five hits and three earned runs while striking out 10. Kasie Maloney (three runs, two hits, four RBI) and Caitlyn Kelley …

Town Crier for May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Allenstown Join in for an easy hike and cook-out at Bear Brook Park ∎ The Suncook Senior Center will host the New Hampshire Humanities Council on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a dynamic free program call “What There Was Not To Tell,” presented by Edie Clark. This is about …

Tide girls’ tennis team up for the challenge in dominating victory over Pinkerton

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Concord girls’ tennis team strolled into yesterday’s match against Pinkerton Academy on a five-game winning streak. The wins kept the Crimson Tide near the top of the Division I standings, but all five had come against teams …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Katie Waligura, John Stark girls’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 2 assists in win Justin Toler, Concord boys’ tennis, wins at No. 1 singles and doubles in win over then-No. 3 Pinkerton Kelly Varnell, Concord softball, 2-for-3, triple, 4 RBI, run in win Zach Blye, Pembroke boys’ lacrosse, 4 goals …