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Abigail Nappen prepares to release her arrow during a pioneer archery club practice at Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, “but this year … I really wasn’t surprised.” That wasn’t hubris or arrogance; Schackart had seen what the team could do after …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 19, 2015

High school track The Bishop Brady boys’ track team took second place in a five-team meet at Laconia last week. Cameron Pigeon won the 300-meter hurdles and was part of the second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Warren Bartlett won the 1,600, just missing the qualifying time for the state meet at 4:52.6. Bartlett also ran anchor on the 4x400 team. Michael Feltham …

Plans for organic egg farm in Boscawen progresses

Saturday, April 18, 2015

If plans continue as anticipated, organic eggs produced in Boscawen will be on the shelves of stores along the East Coast in the near future. Tom Giovagnoli, who plans to build an organic egg farm in Boscawen, has reached an agreement with Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs of Monroe, one of the remaining …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school tennis teams

Monday, April 6, 2015

Boys Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Rick Skarinka (5th year) Last year: 9-6, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Logan Sigua, sr.; Thomas MacMullin, jr.; Danny Bryck, so.; Jake Davis, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Sam Marshall, so. Top newcomer: Duncan O’Reilly, sr. Outlook: The Bryck brothers, Sigua …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 5, 2015

College standouts Jenna Tewksbury of Concord scored four goals to help lead the Wheaton women’s lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Babson. ∎ Bow’s Lindsey Bucknam scored four goals to lead the Southern New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to a 21-14 win over Pace. Youth hockey The New …

Town Crier for April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Allenstown Strengthen your bones with other seniors ∎ Bone Builders, taught by seniors, will be held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. For more information call 485-4254. ∎ The Community Table is held every Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.; …

Boscawen Food Pantry receives big donation

Saturday, April 4, 2015

When Brian Swenson of Boscawen donated $1,000 to the Boscawen Congregational Church Food Pantry, he just considered it repayment. “It’s a loyalty thing,” he said. “I was brought up this way.” He, his wife and his parents had been volunteers at the pantry, but after becoming disabled, Swenson, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Players needed NH Lightning softball 14U Blue ASA team is looking for additional players to fill its 2014-15 roster. Email georgefrench@tds.net or call 381-1239. Chichester AAU girls’ basketball program is looking for a few players for its 6th-grade team. The Granite State Crush is holding practices on Mondays …

Announcements: Get some trout

Friday, April 3, 2015

It was this big! Merrimack County Conservation District is taking orders for trout for backyard ponds. Pre-ordered rainbow and brook trout sized 6- to 8-inches, can be picked up in Concord on May 17 and fish 10- to 12-inches will be delivered directly to your pond. For more …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 3, 2015

Charity golf event Seacoast Express United will host its first charity golf event to raise money for its scholarship fund May 5 at Pembroke Pines in Pembroke. SEU has a long-standing policy of not rejecting a youth player due to finances and gives more than $25,000 in assistance …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Soccer champs The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 soccer team captured the NH President’s Cup title over the weekend at New England College. The girls posted a record of 3-0 in their championship run, outscoring their opponents 10-1. The …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hockey champs The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1s (pictured) won the New England Region Squirt Tier 1 hockey championship. The Capitals went undefeated in the tournament, beating the Boston Stars, the Green Mountain Glades and the Waltham …

Belmont-Gilford’s Hurst named D-III hockey Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brogan Hurst, a senior defenseman for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team, was named Division III Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first championship. Hurst scored eight goals with 22 assists in 18 regular-season games and established himself as the top defenseman in D-III. Teammate Caleb …