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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

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 5, 2014

College standout Weare’s Rebecca Beaulieu scored a game-high five goals in the Mount Ida women’s lacrosse team’s 15-14 victory over Fitchburg State. ∎ Penacook’s Mike Lavery scored three second-half goals to lead the Norwich men’s lacrosse team to an 8-4 victory over Johnson & Wales. Canterbury’s Andrew Dustin had … 0

Letter: Critical for clean air

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants across the country, and according to the Supreme Court it has authority under the Clean Air Act to do so. This week the Senate debated climate all night. It is time to act; the era … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 4, 2014

Basketball clinic The Concord Boys and Girls Club will be starting its eight-week Skills and Drills clinic on Monday. The clinic will be held Mondays and Wednesdays through May 28. The cost of the session is $100. Proof of recent physical and immunization records are also required when … 0

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Camps/clinics/lessons NH GOLF ASSOCIATION will hold a rules of golf clinic Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. A $20 fee is charged to defray the cost of lunch. Call John at 540-1631 or email jjelley@nhgolf.com to register. Space is limited. Hillcat Baseball … 0

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

College standout Rebecca Beaulieu of Weare tallied three goals and an assist to lead the Mount Ida women’s lacrosse team to its first GNAC conference victory of the season, a 20-4 win over Anna Maria. ∎ Alissa Toscano of Northwood, a junior on the Keene State women’s track and … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Youth basketball The Bow boys 5th- and 6th-grade basketball team finished third out of nine teams at the Deerfield Hoop Classic. Bow beat Pittsfield, 47-40, behind 20 points from Steven Guerrette and 16 points from Shaun Lover. Cooper Larrabee played solid defense and 4th-graders Andrew Driscoll, Matthew Lamy … 0

Letter: Putin the punk

Monday, March 31, 2014

I loved the March 23 editorial cartoon of President Vladimir Putin in his tugboat towing Alaska off to Russia. Caption: “You didn’t say no backsies!” On a more serious note, I am aghast at much of the Republican rhetoric – President Obama is so naive, weak, doesn’t understand. … 0

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Youth hockey The New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. Concord Capitals Squirt 2 hockey team defeated Groton, Mass., 3-2, in a shootout in Valley League playoff action. Heath Mann and Zan Alberici scored for Concord. Jake Marcoux had an assist. Ben Bourgault and Brian McDonough scored for Concord in the … 0

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Phoebe Clark and Bow’s Lindsay Bucknam scored two goals and an assist apiece in the SNHU women’s lacrosse team’s 18-10 loss to No. 4 LeMoyne. ∎ Weare’s Rebecca Beaulieu scored two goals in the Mount Ida women’s lacrosse team’s 15-9 loss to Norwich. ∎ Hill’s John Pickowicz … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 29, 2014

College standouts Franklin’s Derrick Sylvester improved to 4-1, pitching a complete game in the SNHU baseball team’s 6-3 victory over Bentley. Sylvester yielded three runs on eight hits while striking out seven. ∎ Concord’s Katie Kennard went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in Plymouth State’s 13-1 victory … 0