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Merrimack Valley's Trevor Parsons competes in the high jump competition at the Merrimack Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Track teams jump right in at MV Invitational

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PENACOOK – Yesterday’s Merrimack Valley Invitational, a 32-team non-scoring meet, provided an opportunity for athletes to compete in all 18 track and field events. That chance to compete didn’t come a moment too soon. Just ask any high jumper. Or pole vaulter. Or for that matter, the entire Kearsarge track team. Kearsarge’s Zach Astle won the shot put (51-3) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team defeated Kearsarge, 11-1. The Hillcats went to bat 32 times, scattering 15 hits. Jake Dyer was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. Ryan Hayes was solid behind the plate, while Justin Learn, Garrett Miller, Jake Dyer and Sean Morin each scored twice. Freshman result The Concord freshman softball team …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

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 …

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school boys’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Kyle Tracy (1st year) Last year: 11-5, reached semifinals Returning starters: Dylan Labranche, sr., A; Ben Podis, jr., A; Colin Buck, jr., MF; Jack Knepper, sr., D; Robbie Jocelyn, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Angelina’s Ristaurante CYHA Peewee 1 team (pictured) capped off the season as Valley Hockey League Peewee AAA North American champions, defeating the Worcester Jr. Sharks, 2-0. Ian Dennison scored the game-winning goal in the …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls pick up where they left off on the track

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Coe-Brown girls’ track juggernaut – which has won 10 straight championships between cross country (fall), indoor track and field (winter) and outdoor track and field (spring) – started the last indoor season slowly. The Bears were resting …