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Hopkinton's McKayla Reale tries to outrun Conant's SS Katie Chadbourne after the third baseman Sierra Landry bobbled the throw and Reale took off for home at Hopkinton high school yesterday. Reale was tagged out but Hopkinton went on to win 2-0.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton baseball, softball lead group of teams facing big matchups in final week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Even before they get to the tests of the playoffs, the Hopkinton baseball and softball teams will take a final exam. The Hawks have rolled through both sports this season, posting a 12-1 record (in baseball) and 11-2 mark (in softball) that has them second and seventh, respectively, in the Division III standings with a good shot at a top-four …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

High school tournaments today Boys’ tennis Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Pinkerton (11-3) at No. 3 Concord (13-1), 4 p.m. Head to head: Concord won 7-2 at Pinkerton a week and a half ago. Notes: The Tide has rolled through the season, sweeping eight of its matches and allowing only three opponents to take more than one match. Pinkerton is one of those …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soccer tourney champs The Seacoast Express United U18 girls team won its division at this past weekend’s GPS College Showcase in Massachusetts. The team won all five of its games, outscoring its opponents, 25-2. Players on the team (pictured above) are: Alexandra Laverriere, Caitie Barrett, Cassidy Thompson, Chelsea Bard, Emily Ennis, Gillian Bennett, …

Accomplice to Epsom cop killing granted conditional parole

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An accomplice in the 1997 murder of an Epsom police officer during a routine vehicle check was granted conditional parole yesterday. Kevin Paul and Gordon Perry were sleeping in a car near an Epsom swimming hole when Patrolman …

High school boys: Bow lacrosse digs deep in 7-4 win over Merrimack Valley

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The situation facing the Bow boys’ lacrosse team wasn’t one that Coach Kyle Tracy, given the choice, would have drawn up. He had a tired team on his hands, and one that nonetheless faced a one-goal second-half deficit …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry, Concord softball, 3-hit shutout of No. 2 Salem, 4 strikeouts,1 walk Holly Roman, Coe-Brown girls’ tennis, 8-2 singles win, 8-1 doubles win Brendon Winch, Bow baseball, 3-for-5, double, 4 RBI, run in win Tim Harmon, Winnisquam baseball, 7 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk …

High school girls: Concord blanks Salem, 4-0, behind Barry 3-hitter

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry had the ball dancing. Salem’s batters dug in at the plate, their eyes wide at the tantalizingly hittable speed. Then the pitch dipped. It curved. It sliced back at them. And it changed speeds. Barry was pulling strings all afternoon with her variety of spins, keeping …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Regional baseball champions The 12U Concord Cannons (pictured) captured the Perfect Game Super 25 Regional championship with a perfect 5-0 tournament record. Over the two day tourney, the Cannons’ defense allowed just eight runs and committed just two …

High schools: MV boys’ lacrosse team gets best of Kearsarge in rematch

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The last time the Merrimack Valley and Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse teams met on the field, the Pride looked like a different team. Having only held practice in the parking lot before the first game of the season, the …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, complete game (8 IP), 1 hit, 1 BB allowed in 8-3 win Angel Feliz, Concord boys track, 1st long jump in 20-6 and 1st 100 in 10.84 Josiah Platte, MV boys track, 1st shot, discus and javelin in 4-team meet; MV won Ian Remenar, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Youth soccer The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 soccer team defeated FC United Soccer Club from Princeton, Mass., 3-0. Brianna Curley, Abigail Horner and Ashley Kelley scored for Loudon. Asia Hazelton, Jillian Dusseault and Jill Ramsey all played strong games, while Gwen Tupman had the shutout in goal. Youth …

‘Sexual connotations’ of Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title affirm change to ‘principal’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With portraits of nearly 200 years of headmasters looking over their shoulders, members of the Pembroke School Board decided yesterday in a split vote not to reconsider their decision last year to rename Pembroke Academy’s top administrator as “principal.” In other words, when the school’s interim headmaster retires …

Town Crier for May 10, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allenstown Take a hike and picnic at Bear Brook State Park ∎ Bone Builders will be held tomorrow and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. It is a fun and great way to build bone strength. For more information, call Leslie at 485-4254. ∎ The Community Table …