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High Schools: Trowsdale turns up heat to secure a win for Winnisquam softball team

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first three innings had scoreless tension. The fourth inning had stealing-home excitement. And the drama carried into yesterday’s final frame when Franklin, trailing by a run, put runners on second and third with no outs. But Winnisquam’s Ali Trowsdale struck out the side to end the threat, punctuate the drama and deliver the Bears a 2-1 win over their Lakes Region rivals. “She was on,” Winnisquam Coach Kevin Dame … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 24, 2014

JV results The Concord JV softball team defeated Manchester Memorial in five innings, 16-2. Lauren Mullen was strong in the circle and at the plate, allowing just two runs, six hits and five walks while striking out five, and also going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs. Caitlyn Shea was 3-for-3 with a walk and she brought home five runs. ∎ The Concord JV baseball … 0

Police coverage paid for, Salisbury officials say in letter

Thursday, April 24, 2014

If a neighboring police department responds to a call in Salisbury, the town is ready to pay the bill. Salisbury selectmen wanted to make this point clear in a letter it sent to police chiefs and selectmen in Andover, Boscawen, Franklin and Webster. They drafted the letter, dated April 7, in response to one that circulated in Webster accusing Salisbury, which does not … 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

Bessie Rowell Community Center turns former school into healthy hub in Franklin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carrie Matthews held out the bowl, offering some of the spicy roasted chick peas she was crunching on. “It’s all about trying new things,” she said, giving the bowl an encouraging shake. Krystle Alpers reached out and grabbed … 1

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

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Manchester Central, 8-3. Jared Grondin went 2-for-2 and Matt LaTourette chipped in with two hits and an RBI. ∎ The Concord girls’ JV lacrosse team lost to Pinkerton, 11-7. Becca Proulx and Addie Palisi led the Tide with two goals … 0

Coe-Brown girls’ track wins easily at home; boys finish third

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Coe-Brown girls’ track and field team made a statement at their home meet against Portsmouth and Kennett, scoring 105 points and handily defeating Portsmouth (31) and Kennett (27). The Bears had 10 athletes win a total of 12 events. Leading the way were Alley Savioli (first shotput, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JV results The Kearsarge JV softball team beat Hillsboro-Deering, 19-9. ∎ The Concord JV baseball team dropped its opener to Trinity Monday, 9-7. Sean Fallon had two hits for the Tide. Matt LaTourette ripped a triple and Cass Parker added an RBI to lead the offense. Youth lacrosse results … 0

Two charged in Franklin pipe theft

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Robert Nadeau, 36, and Sean Ernst, 27, neither with a known address, were charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly attempting to steal brass pipes from a basement, according to the … 0

Former Franklin state rep addresses flight charge before parole board

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jim Ryan, the disgraced former state representative from Franklin who was arrested again last month – this time in Connecticut on a fugitive charge – told the parole board yesterday he had been working to build a lawful new life in his home state. But, he admitted, “I … 0

PHOTO: Moving right along

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jimmy Bowie, 6, rides his trick bike in the driveway of his house in Franklin as his next-door neighbor, Timmy Casey, 11, rakes leaves yesterday. After Timmy finished, he planned to see whether other neighbors would also pay … 0