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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hiking feat Megan Farrell of Alton set a new women’s record in the White Mountains Hut Traverse, hiking approximately 50 miles in 16 hours, 47 minutes. Farrell beat the previous women’s record set in 2012 by 16 minutes. The White Mountains Hut Traverse is an endurance race combining extreme hiking and running skills. Participants race for 49 miles along the Appalachian Mountain Club trails, spanning eight huts that play host … 0

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Local golfer Concord Country Club’s Matt Arvantits finished tied for ninth place in the New England PGA Championship at Golf Club of New England in Stratham, finishing with a score of 4 over par. Mojalaki golf Kathy Kuhn and Rosie Dennerly placed first in the Mojalaki ladies’ fun league on Tuesday morning. Lori Lambert and Nancy Guimond came in second place with Dorothy … 0

Trio of area swimmers conquers English Channel

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The plan was hatched in early 2013. After a few adjustments, months of training and some anxious moments at the very end, it all came together when Concord’s Joe Bledsoe hit the beach in Cape Gris Nez, France. Bledsoe, 50, was part of a three-man relay team along with Concord’s Curt Whittaker and … 0

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNH cheerleading clinic UNH will hold its seventh annual fall youth cheerleading clinic Sept. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn cheerleading fundamentals (chants, jumps and stunts) and support the Wildcat football team at its 3:30 p.m. home opener at Cowell Stadium against … 0

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunset League baseball An infield hit with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Concord Reds an 8-7 walk-off victory to win Game 5 of the Sunset League’s best-of-five championship series against Grappone. Grappone … 0

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Local tennis Justin Toler beat Amir Alic in the Concord City ‘B’ tennis singles finals, two sets to one (6-7, 6-4, 6-1). After a short break, Toler came back out for doubles action with partner Thomas Bengtson. Toler and Bengtson won in straights sets, 7-5, 6-3. New England … 0

Write-in candidate joins Democratic primary race for Merrimack County District 10

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Democratic primary to represent Merrimack County District 10 in the House is shaping up to be a competitive race with the addition of a write-in candidate. Three Democrats filed in June to be on the primary ballot to fill the district’s three seats – they are incumbents … 0

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tryouts/ registrations Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts today and Saturday for the following teams at the following times: 16U, 9-11 a.m.; 14U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U, 1-3 p.m.; and 10U, 3-5 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Barnstead Elementary School, 91 Maple St., Center Barnstead. … 0

Letter: Yeoman’s effort

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Month after month, the Contoocook Riverway Association meets to decide what we are going to focus our fundraising efforts toward, with the countless projects that need attention continuing to stack up. We may be short on funding, but we are never short on enthusiasm with our board of … 0

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Junior golf champions Five area golfers won the Beaver Meadow junior team championship, posting an even-par score of 36. Members of the winning team (pictured above left to right) are: Frankie Brandt, Ryan Metzger, Henry Powell, Alexis Johns, … 0

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis Amir Alic defeated Thomas Bengtson in a three-hour semifinal match, losing the first set 6-7 (6-8 in the tiebreak), before winning 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the Concord ‘B’ Tennis Tournament. Alic will play Justin Toler in the finals at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the … 0

Residents celebrate renovation project at Contoocook fire station ground-breaking

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Nearly 50 residents gathered in front of the Contoocook fire station yesterday to celebrate the ground-breaking on a $3 million renovation that has been in the works for more than a decade. Former Hopkinton fire chief Richard Schaefer, … 0

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Softball champions Byron’s Septic (pictured above) won the Division C state championship in Keene played between July 25-27. The team went undefeated, beating Ramunto’s (9-4) and Alexander’s (13-5) before beating Top Dawg in the winner’s bracket final, 9-2. … 0