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Rowell Bridge in Hopkinton is closed after a truck damaged the bridge on Monday, April 20, 2015. Signs and barricades blocked the bridge on Tuesday. According to the town's website, the bridge was built in 1853.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton covered bridge closed after truck damages structure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rowell Bridge, a historic covered bridge in Hopkinton, is closed after a truck damaged the bridge Monday night. “The truck caught and damaged a couple of rafters and the bridge will remain closed until they are fixed,” Town Administrator Neal Cass wrote in an email Tuesday morning. According to the town’s website, “The bridge was built in 1853 by Horace Childs of Henniker with the help of his brothers. The original cost was $300.25.” Signs and barricades block access to the bridge from both sides – Maple Street and Clement Hill Road – of the Contoocook River. The bridge has a weight limit of 6 …

High schools: Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse edges John Stark, 8-7, in triple overtime

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With rain making the lacrosse field at Kearsarge Regional High School unplayable, the John Stark Generals and the Cougars moved their matchup to the wind-riddled and rain-soaked turf fields at Colby-Sawyer College. Neither team conceded to the other, taking three overtimes before a goal from Anna Stowell, her second of the game, off …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Youth lacrosse The Concord Crush U-9 Orange team won its home opener against Windham, 12-10. Scoring goals were Chilli Cabot, Henry Brochu, Teigan Mason and Tyler Fennely. Churchhill Slathe played well in goal. ∎ The Blue Storm U-11 team had two games over the weekend, beating Amherst, 7-3 and Seacoast, 6-4. Ryder Tott (four goals) and Jakob Beaupre (two goals) led the scoring and …

High school Player of the Season for ski jumping

Sunday, April 19, 2015

James McCluskey SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The senior won the state jumping crown, putting together the three longest jumps (34.5, 32.5 and 35 meters) at the championship meet. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: The outdoors, yogurt, chips and salsa Describe …

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, …

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 …

Hopkinton’s Beech Hill School receives $1.3 million donation

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Beech Hill School in Hopkinton just got a big financial boost. A $1.3 million boost, to be precise. As of last week, the independent middle school received the money to pay off their start-up debt. “The first time I said it out loud I said it to …

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 …

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 school Player of the Season for girls’ Nordic skiing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sarah Nadeau SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The junior took 10th place in the 5K freestyle, 9th in the 7.5K classic and 13th in the 1.2K sprint at the Eastern High School Championships after easily winning both races at …