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John Stark's Matt McFall chips the ball during the match at Carter Country Club, in Lebanon, N.H., on August 27, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

High schools: Freshman leads Stark golfers to second place

Thursday, August 28, 2014

John Stark golf Coach Chris Meehan expected his seniors to improve from last season, but a freshman posting the best score in the opening match wasn’t the first thought on his mind. Yet that is exactly what happened in the Generals’ opening match at Carter Golf Course yesterday. Freshman Ryan Rothdiener shot a 43, and posed the greatest challenge among … 0

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (10th year) Last year: 12-5-2, reached semifinals Returning starters: Molly DeTrude, jr., D; Christen Gallant, jr., MF; Kaitlyn Ross, jr., D; Ariel Clachar, sr., MF/F; Sarah Curtin, sr., D; Kianna Daudelin, sr., MF/F; Ingrid Kinevich, sr., D; Jelasa Nelson, sr., F; Haley Ruth, sr., MF Top newcomers: Grace Blake, fr., MF; Kylie … 0

Coming tomorrow

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A look at the Concord High boys’ soccer team, which is coming off a semifinals appearance, as its gets ready to open its 2014 season on the road against Winnacunnet tomorrow. Plus preview capsules for the rest of the area boys’ soccer teams. … 0

New MV board member backed district withdrawal study

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The newest member of the Merrimack Valley School Board was among those leading a drive earlier this year to explore whether Webster should leave the district. Karin Page said she still supports a study that would examine a potential breakup of the district, but she said she won’t … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNH cheerleading clinic UNH will hold its seventh annual fall youth cheerleading clinic Sept. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn cheerleading fundamentals (chants, jumps and stunts) and support the Wildcat football team at its 3:30 p.m. home opener at Cowell Stadium against … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunset League baseball An infield hit with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Concord Reds an 8-7 walk-off victory to win Game 5 of the Sunset League’s best-of-five championship series against Grappone. Grappone … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Local tennis Justin Toler beat Amir Alic in the Concord City ‘B’ tennis singles finals, two sets to one (6-7, 6-4, 6-1). After a short break, Toler came back out for doubles action with partner Thomas Bengtson. Toler and Bengtson won in straights sets, 7-5, 6-3. New England … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tryouts/ registrations Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts today and Saturday for the following teams at the following times: 16U, 9-11 a.m.; 14U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U, 1-3 p.m.; and 10U, 3-5 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Barnstead Elementary School, 91 Maple St., Center Barnstead. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Junior golf champions Five area golfers won the Beaver Meadow junior team championship, posting an even-par score of 36. Members of the winning team (pictured above left to right) are: Frankie Brandt, Ryan Metzger, Henry Powell, Alexis Johns, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis Amir Alic defeated Thomas Bengtson in a three-hour semifinal match, losing the first set 6-7 (6-8 in the tiebreak), before winning 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the Concord ‘B’ Tennis Tournament. Alic will play Justin Toler in the finals at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Softball champions Byron’s Septic (pictured above) won the Division C state championship in Keene played between July 25-27. The team went undefeated, beating Ramunto’s (9-4) and Alexander’s (13-5) before beating Top Dawg in the winner’s bracket final, 9-2. … 0

Cyclists fundraise for Hemophilia Federation of America

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Hemophilia Federation of America held its first regional bike ride, Gears for Good, in Andover during the last weekend in June. Thirty riders pedaled 100 miles on the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County on June 28 … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis In Concord City ‘B’ tennis tournament action: ∎ In the final match of the first round Krishna Giri beat Brian Woodman 6-4, 6-0. ∎ Amir Alic got the better of No. 1 seed, Tony Janes in the first match of the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. ∎ Third-seeded … 0