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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Softball champs The 12U Capital Area All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Softball District 2 All-Star Championship, played over the weekend in Hopkinton, by going 5-0 in the tournament, earning wins over Suncook, Hopkinton and Lakes Region. Players on the Capital Area team were selected from Concord National, Concord American, Concord Northeast and Merrimack Valley softball leagues. Tournament MVP honors were …

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Softball result The N.H. Senior All-Stars swept two games against the Maine Senior All-Stars in a softball doubleheader at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, on Saturday, winning 9-0 and 14-3. It was the eighth year Maine and N.H. held these games to honor their best senior softball players. Local team members included Amanda Riley and Kianna Daudelin of Coe-Brown and Alexis Colpack …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Indoor soccer The following teams claimed their respective division championships for the spring indoor soccer season at FieldHouse Sports in Bow: Thunder (U-12 coed, pictured above), Two Guys Market (U-14 coed), Goon Squad (U-16 coed), Goat Milk (U-19 …

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Softball champs The Concord U8 girls’ softball team (shown above) won the Grip N’ Rip Invitational Tournament. The Concord FairPoint Pioneers went 3-0 in pool play on their way to a top seed heading into the elimination round. …

Letter: Guilty until proven innocent

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I have recently become aware of a great injustice that occurred down at Amherst College. A young man was expelled after a young woman accused him of rape. Not unreasonable if true, but the evidence pretty much belies the accusation. The young woman in tweets to advisers and …

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Babe Ruth champs Banks Chevrolet became back-to-back champions of Concord Babe Ruth by defeating Aable Restaurant Equipment Service, 3-1 behind the one-hit pitching of Kurtis Stadnicki (win) and Griffin Gilbert (save). Gabe Tobin led the Banks offense with …