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Merrimack Valley's Trevor Parsons competes in the high jump competition at the Merrimack Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Track teams jump right in at MV Invitational

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PENACOOK – Yesterday’s Merrimack Valley Invitational, a 32-team non-scoring meet, provided an opportunity for athletes to compete in all 18 track and field events. That chance to compete didn’t come a moment too soon. Just ask any high jumper. Or pole vaulter. Or for that matter, the entire Kearsarge track team. Kearsarge’s Zach Astle won the shot put (51-3) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team defeated Kearsarge, 11-1. The Hillcats went to bat 32 times, scattering 15 hits. Jake Dyer was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. Ryan Hayes was solid behind the plate, while Justin Learn, Garrett Miller, Jake Dyer and Sean Morin each scored twice. Freshman result The Concord freshman softball team …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school baseball teams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

High school baseball outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Sean Ashley (2nd year back) Last year: 9-8, reached first round Returning starters: Mac Struthers, sr., SS; Adam Edin, sr., P/3B; Sam Langdon, sr., IF/OF; Noah Dubois, jr., IF/P; Brody …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school softball teams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

High school softball outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Tim Tenasco (14 th year) Last year: 18-2, D-II champion Returning starters: Amanda Riley, sr., SS; Kianna Daudelin, sr., P; Holly Donohue, sr., CF; Caitlin Foley, sr., 3B; Jesse Ohrenberger, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 12, 2015

College standouts Hopkinton’s Sam Hill broke his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles while adding a top-10 finish in the 400-meter hurdles as the Massachusetts Maritime men’s outdoor track and field team performed well at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational. Hill’s time of 16.72 in the 110 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Youth hockey The Concord Capitals Associated Grocers of New England Bantam 1 hockey team defeated Belmont (Mass.) in the Valley Hockey League semifinals to advance to the championship tomorrow night. Riley Drew (two goals), Jake Nelson (goal, assist), Logan Otto (goal, assist) and Kambal Vaidya (two assists), provided …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 10, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK will be looking for a fourth straight D-II title with three individual state champions. 2. COE-BROWN SOFTBALL returns six starters from last year’s 18-2 championship team, including pitcher Kianna …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 10, 2015

Finals bound Deering’s Jon Rheault, a player for the Adler Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, is playing in the DEL championship round against ERC Ingolstadt. Rheault finished second on the team in scoring with 14 goals and 22 assists, and the Eagles finished in first place …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ indoor track

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Zach Astle SCHOOL: Kearsarge Regional High HONORS/STATS: The junior won the shot put with a throw of 52-6 at the Division II championships. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Track, my friends and family (dogs included) and music, good music such …

High schools: Brady girls’ tennis team beats the snow, and Pembroke

Thursday, April 9, 2015

As if the winter wasn’t long enough, now Mother Nature is wreaking havoc on spring sports as well. But the inclement weather didn’t arrive early enough to keep the Bishop Brady girls’ tennis team from opening the season …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school track & field teams

Thursday, April 9, 2015

High school track & field outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coaches : Tim Cox (15th year) and David Zink-Mailloux (9th year) Last year: Boys: 4 th; Girls: Division II champion Top athletes: Boys: Trey Berry, sr., jumps; Davio DeLuca, so., distance; Jared Nelson, jr., distance; Chris Pratt, so., mid-distance; …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Basketball champions In the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord men’s basketball league “A” division championship game, Mihachik Builders/Kimball’s Cav’ern defeated Goody’s, 66-40. Leading Mihachik/Kimball’s (pictured, top) were Mike Drouin (21 points), Bill Stovall (15 points) and …