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Abigail Nappen prepares to release her arrow during a pioneer archery club practice at Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, “but this year … I really wasn’t surprised.” That wasn’t hubris or arrogance; Schackart had seen what the team could do after …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 19, 2015

High school track The Bishop Brady boys’ track team took second place in a five-team meet at Laconia last week. Cameron Pigeon won the 300-meter hurdles and was part of the second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Warren Bartlett won the 1,600, just missing the qualifying time for the state meet at 4:52.6. Bartlett also ran anchor on the 4x400 team. Michael Feltham …

High schools: Kearsarge boys, Coe-Brown girls win Pelham Invitational

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Kearsarge boys and Coe-Brown girls both took positive steps toward defending their respective state titles with comfortable victories at yesterday’s Pelham Invitational, which featured more than over 20 schools. The Cougars, a Division III school, were particularly impressive against mostly D-II opponents, winning five events. Kearsarge tallied 93 points for the victory …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (3-0) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Bow, 6-5. Zach Berliner (2-for-2, two RBI) hit a line drive to center with two outs in the seventh to score two runs to tie the game. Conall Cronin …

High schools: Coe-Brown baseball team opens season with efficient victory over MV

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENACOOK – For its season opener, the Coe-Brown baseball team looked in midseason form already. Hot bats, sparkling defense and an efficient outing from starter Adam Edin proved a productive formula for the Bears, allowing them to start …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Bishop Guertin, 16-2. Brenna Vandersea led the Tide with five goals, while Jessica Nelson (three), Julia Ek (two), Becca Proulx (two), Maddie Farrelly, Olivia Painchaud, Morgan Sisson and Brett Stoddard also contributed goals. Chloe Bemis and Maddie Audet …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Joe Cullinan, Hopkinton lacrosse, 6 goals, 2 assists, 7 ground balls in 15-8 win Nandita Kasireddy, Bow girls’ tennis, came back from two 0-5 deficits to claim 8-6 wins in singles and doubles Riley Logue, Bishop Brady baseball, 4 hits (double, triple), 2 runs, 3 RBI in 12-11 …

High schools: MV softball team stays resilient, earns 6-5 walkoff win

Friday, April 17, 2015

After being blown out by Plymouth, 13-3, in its season opener, the Merrimack Valley softball team wanted a quick turnaround yesterday when it hosted Kingswood in the Pride’s second game in as many days. MV got the result …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 10, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) had more points (173) than the three other teams combined (95) at its meet on Tuesday. 2. BOW GIRLS’ TENNIS (4) is 3-0 and in first place in D-III after winning three matches this week. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 17, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball lost to Hopkinton, 10-1. Brad Sampson, Thomas Ferguson and Jake Dyer all pitched well, while Garrett Miller played well, with three putouts in the outfield and one hit on offense. For Hopkinton, Tim Meserve (no hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Kayl …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alex Lajeunesse, Hopkinton baseball, 4-for-5, 5 RBI in 20-5 win Rachael Capri, Franklin softball, 3-for-4, 4 RBI in 10-2 win Kyle Jalbert, Brady baseball, 2-for-3, three RBI, run in 12-2 win Jake Landry, MV baseball, complete-game 2-hitter, 11 strikeouts in 1-0 loss Hannah Seidner, Pembroke softball, complete-game 3-hitter, …

High schools: Brady baseball off to a solid start with 12-2 win over Bow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PENACOOK – Both teams had been on a diamond just once before yesterday’s season opener. They had to prepare with ground balls in gyms and parking lots instead of on grass and dirt. They had to take swings …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ lacrosse teams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school girls’ lacrosse outlook John Stark Division: II Coach: John Warner (9th year) Last year: 14-3, D-III runner-up Returning starters: Lizzie Brandt, jr., A; Danielle Galli, jr., MF; Mackensie Lover, sr., D; Hailey Nase, sr., D; MacKensie …