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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Little League state tournament The Concord 9/10-year-old Little League team beat Goffstown, 5-2, on the first day of the state tournament at Blake Marston Field in Bedford. Brooks Craigue (5.2 IP, 6 Ks) kept Goffstown scoreless for much of the game. Concord scored four runs in the third inning, with Moses Carr and Ryan Philbrick both blasting triples. Isiah Robles was Concord’s most productive player, scoring runs in both the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 27, 2015

Javelin champion Concord’s Buzz Gagne won the gold medal Sunday in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Masters National Championship held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Gagne threw 166-11 in the 65-69 age group for his 10th National Masters Championship. Duston CC golf Duston Country Club held its two-day member/guest tournament this weekend. Jeff Hicks and Kevin Rand won …

A Concord World War II veteran’s 90th birthday brings family together

Sunday, July 26, 2015

As Fred Osgood’s family gathered together Sunday to celebrate his 90th birthday, the scene was different than it was for previous milestones. Yes, dozens of the World War II veteran and avid outdoorsman’s friends turned out to wish him a happy birthday and enjoy an ice cream sundae. And yes, as far as …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Babe Ruth states The Concord All-Stars stayed alive in the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball state tournament on Saturday, beating Lamprey River, 11-0. Max Lamora, Griffin Gilbert and Jacob Knowles combined for a no-hitter, facing one batter over the minimum over six innings. Offensively, Gabe Tobin went 3-for-3 with …

Late charge puts Kyle Busch in Victory Lane once again

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON – Kyle Busch thought his shot at a second straight win was over when he pitted from fourth to fix a potential loose wheel with 57 laps left during Sunday’s 5-hour ENERGY 301 at New Hampshire Motor …

Earnhardt still itching for a New Hampshire win

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON – Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth in Sunday’s 5-hour Energy 301. He sounded like he finished 35th. “I’m more concerned that we didn’t have speed,” the Hendrick Motorsports driver said. “We ran fifth, but I didn’t like …

A look at who’s in line to make the Chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

4 wins Jimmie Johnson (646 points) 3 wins Kyle Busch* (247) 2 wins Kevin Harvick (734), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (655), Kurt Busch (576) 1 win Joey Logano (665), Martin Truex Jr. (628), Brad Keselowski (603), Matt Kenseth (578), Denny Hamlin (552), Carl Edwards (487) Top 16 on points …

NHMS delivers; you just had to wait

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON – For 200 laps, it felt as if those new aerodynamic packages that everyone in the NASCAR world has been raving about couldn’t make their way down Route 106 and into New Hampshire Motor Speedway fast enough. …

Ray Duckler: Furor over the Confederate flag comes to NASCAR

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Race cars backfire now and then. So does public relations strategy. I saw it, felt it and lived it Saturday along Route 106, near New Hampshire Motor Speedway, home of Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 301. NASCAR, the governing body …

Liquor enforcement works with speedway on underage drinking

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is working with New Hampshire Motor Speedway to prevent underage alcohol consumption at this weekend’s NASCAR races. Enforcement officers have trained track security on how to recognize false identification and reviewed with them state laws related to underage drinking and adults who provide …

Irrelevance something new for Stewart

Saturday, July 18, 2015

LOUDON – It’s been a rough year for Tony Stewart, a weekly struggle in which nothing goes right before the race and nothing goes right during it. That in itself isn’t the shock; Stewart hasn’t finished higher than …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Concord City A tennis tourney Due to court conditions on Saturday, the semifinals of the City A tournament were postponed to Sunday. The singles semifinals will be played at 9 a.m. at the Bow Brook Club, with top-ranked Greg Cistulli playing George Lagos and No. 2 Andy Day …

Hamlin an unpopular winner in Xfinity race at NHMS

Saturday, July 18, 2015

LOUDON – Denny Hamlin didn’t make many friends during Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But after racing his way to his first victory at the Magic Mile and second Xfinity Series win this season, …