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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Youth softball The NH Lightning 16U Black softball team was runner-up last weekend at the annual ASA Summer Sizzler in Brattleboro, Vt. The Lightning went 3-0 in pool play, beating the VT Rockets, VT Thunder and Brattleboro Heat while scoring 27 runs and allowing only six runs behind outstanding pitching from Brianna Whitcomb and Sloane French. Another rainy Sunday prevented the elimination bracket. Other players from six area high school …

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Friday, July 3, 2015

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals U19 baseball team improved to 5-2 by defeating the Nashua Chiefs, 3-1. Andrew Clay went the distance on the mound for the win, giving up one run on five hits while striking out eight. Wesley Lamphere went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and RBI double. Joey Fenuccio scored two runs, while Noah Green added a double and Jonathan …

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

ASA softball champs The U12 New Hampshire Lightning softball team (pictured) won the championship of the Jungle Jamboree in Hartford, Conn., last weekend by going 3-0 in a rain-shortened tournament in Girls ASA Class A Fast Pitch action. In the first game, the Lightning defeated the Connecticut Hurricanes, 12-10. Sadie Barton earned the …

Nine displaced, three cats killed in fire at Franklin multi-family

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A fire at a multi-family home in Franklin displaced nine residents and killed three cats who were unable to escape Tuesday. The residents at the two-family house at 40 School St. were evacuated safely about 6:17 p.m., along …

Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other …

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets 10U team swept a two-game series against Northeast Heat to claim the 10U NH ASA Junior Olympic championship for the second straight year. The Comets were led by the pitching performance of …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Youth baseball In Manchester Colt League playoff action, Cobb Hill Construction Royals from Bow defeated the Twins, 11-4. Brendan Winch pitched five strong innings. The Royals banged out 13 hits, with Vin Peterson (three hits), Cole Johnson, Anthony Celenza and Chase Graham (two hits each) leading the way. …

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Softball champs The NH Comets U16 White softball team captured the Paul Wilcox Memorial U16 Tournament in Keene. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Brooke Palmer, Katelyn Hill, Molly Tinker, Katlyn Coulter, Hanne Nichols; (back …

Town Crier for June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Allenstown Fresh, homemade treats ∎ The Old Allenstown Meeting House Committee will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Allenstown Police Department. It will discuss the upcoming event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Old Meeting House on …

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twin State field hockey New Hampshire defeated Vermont in the annual Twin State Field Hockey Classic, 4-3, on an overtime goal from Lebanon’s Emily Perryman. Perryman led New Hampshire with two goals and an assist. The annual game is contested between the top senior field hockey players from …

Big solar project proposed for Franklin

Saturday, June 27, 2015

For the past half century, two plots of land along River Street in Franklin have been used to grow feed for Daniel Webster Farm. The land could soon have a new purpose – one that would usher in …

CHaD East-West All-Star game: A game of second chances

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The injuries happened on the same day, Sept. 20, 2014. That’s when Merrimack Valley quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo broke his left wrist and Concord receiver/defensive back Jacob Szulc broke his right leg. Both were lost for the rest of …