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Merrimack Valley's Brady Wentworth slides safely onto second base as Manchester West's Christian Olivo catches the ball during the first game of a double header at Merrimack Valley on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  

(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

High Schools: MV baseball team looks sharp in doubleheader sweep of Manchester West

Sunday, April 20, 2014

As far as Merrimack Valley baseball Coach Sean Wheeler was concerned, yesterday’s doubleheader against Manchester West couldn’t have gone much better. “We were great in all aspects,” Wheeler said after his team swept the Blue Knights by scores of 5-3 and 11-1. “We got the bats going, our pitching was great and it was a very encouraging performance for us … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

JV result The Pembroke Academy JV softball team fell to Portsmouth, 11-4. Alyssa Martin pitched well, while Nichole Wilson and Kaitlin Thomas were solid defensively. Dakota Ordway and Mackenzie LeBlanc contributed offensively. ∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team defeated Manchester West, 11-5, on Friday afternoon. Pitcher Alexis Blanchette had 13 strikeouts to lead the way in the circle, while Daniella Teveras was solid at … 0

High Schools: Coe-Brown ace Daudelin tosses no-hitter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The weather was cold, windy and difficult to play softball in. Kianna Daudelin apparently didn’t notice. The Coe-Brown pitcher had all of her pitches working and crisp command in the circle, a bad mix for Kingswood as Daudelin pitched her first career no-hitter in the Bears’ 6-0 victory. “(She was) very, very good … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, no-hitter, 12 strikeouts; 2-for-4, RBI in 6-0 win. Jon Lewis, Concord baseball, complete game one-hitter, 6 strikeouts in 8-1 win Grace Orzechowski, Concord girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 18-12 win Joey Levesque, Belmont Baseball, complete game one-hitter, 13 strikeouts; 2-for-4, two doubles, two RBI … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 19, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Memorial, 13-0. Becca Proulx led the team with three goals. Tori Pelletier, Olivia Painchaud and Addie Palisi had two goals each, while Sarah Harper, Julia Ek, Jordyn Macri and Jessica Nelson each added one. Katelyn Butler had the … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, April 18, 2014

Drew Kalil, Bishop Brady boys’ baseball, 5 IP, one earned run, 8 strikeouts; 2 hits, RBI in 6-5 win Jake Nelson, Hopkinton baseball, 9 strikeouts, 2 hits allowed in 6 innings; 3-for-5, 2 2Bs, 3B, 3 RBI in 11-4 win Anna Stowell, Kearsage girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in … 0

High Schools: Brady baseball team gets some relief, and a victory

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Bishop Brady baseball team didn’t stay down for long. After opening its season with a 6-1 loss to Hopkinton on Monday, the Green Giants bounced back and battled their way to a 6-5 victory over feisty Hillsboro-Deering … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 18, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (1-0) defeated Conant, 7-3. Tucker Windhurst (2-for-4, RBI), Ben McManus (1-for-4, two RBI) and Riley McNicholas (2-for-4, RBI) led the offensive attack. McManus (four innings, one run, 10 strikeouts) led the Hawks on the mound. ∎ The Bishop Brady and Merrimack Valley … 0

Letter: Thanks to Red River Theatres

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I attended my first closed-captioned movie at Red River Theatres on Tuesday. This was so priceless for me. I was so happy to hear that the theater would be showing close-captioned films, which I had been awaiting for a long time. To attend the film on April 15, … 0

High school Player of the Season for boys’ basketball

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PAT WELCH School: Pembroke Academy Honors: The senior guard finished his career with more than 1,900 points, a 77-7 record and back-to-back Division II championships. 3 favorites: Basketball, food, sleep How does winning the D-II title this year … 0

High school Player of the Season for boys’ basketball

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PAT WELCH School: Pembroke Academy Honors: The senior guard finished his career with more than 1,900 points, a 77-7 record and back-to-back Division II championships. 3 favorites: Basketball, food, sleep How does winning the D-II title this year … 0

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school volleyball teams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

High school boys’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: I Coach: Ryan Smith (2nd year) Last year: 6-10, did not qualify for tournament Returning starters: Charles Swansburg, so., OH Top newcomers: Borja Rodriguez, jr.; Isaiah Allen, fr.; William Girard, fr. Outlook: The Bears are young, with no seniors and with … 0