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Concord Post 21 enters Legion baseball tourney on a roll

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Post 21 will be one of the eight baseball teams at Nashua’s Holman Stadium tomorrow for the start of the American Legion senior state tournament. But the Concord-based team needed some late-season magic to get there. Post 21’s finishing kick began last Thursday with a 9-5 win over Bedford Post 54, which also qualified for the state tournament. Bedford opened up a 2-0 lead after one inning, but Concord came … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mojalaki CC golf Kathy Kuhn and Lucille Gage placed first in the Mojalaki ladies’ fun league. Mary Reeves and Rosie Dennerly came in second place, with Barbara Wiggin and Cherie Leach placing third. Kathy Kuhn won closest to the pin. Sunset League playoffs The Sunset League is in the first round of playoffs, with the third game taking place today. Last night, Grappone … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AAU basketball champions The Granite State Raiders seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won the Liberty Games championship in Schenectady, N.Y., last weekend, completing a 4-0 tournament sweep with a 37-28 victory over Albany Community Charter School. Pictured are: (front row, from left), Shea Shattuck, Noah Cummings, Sawyer Laflamme and Cam Woodman; (back row from … 0

No catching Keselowski this weekend

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski sat down for the post-race interviews, started answering the first question and couldn’t hide a hint of sadness in his voice. Three hundred and one laps of Sprint Cup racing were in the books, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little League All-Star champs The Concord Little League 9-10-year-old all-star team defeated Portsmouth, 4-2, to win the NH District 2 championship. Undefeated Concord will face NH District 1 champion Windham in the state finals. Team members (pictured above) … 0

Eyes in the sky invaluable to drivers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie D’Hondt has heard the dismissals, and the spotter for Jeff Gordon’s famed No. 24 bristles each time. Spotters have one job, people say. “Clear” or “not clear.” That’s the gig. At one point, they were … 0

Keselowski just getting started with Nationwide win

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski didn’t just win yesterday’s Nationwide Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He owned it. The Sprint Cup regular and part-time driver of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang led all but 48 laps … 0

MacDonald jumping behind a Sprint Cup steering wheel next

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie MacDonald is no stranger to success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, having reached Victory Lane five times, with three victories in the K&N Pro Series East and two wins in the American-Canadian Tour Invitational. Despite … 0

2012 Cup champ Keselowski is back wanting more

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So much goes into the opportunity to lift that chalice in exultation – miles, years, good fortune and great skill – that winning a Sprint Cup Series championship is the achievement of a racing lifetime for those who … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Youth softball The Capital Area Babe Ruth U12 All-Star team, consisting of players from Concord, Merrimack Valley and Hopkinton, won the District 2 U12 championship by defeating the Central NH All-Stars 2-1 in a best-of-three format. Capital Area won the first game, 2-0, behind the outstanding pitching of … 0

Salem’s Frahm looks for a second chance in Nationwide Series

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Matt Frahm has seen what it’s like when racing works out. And he’s all too familiar with what it’s like when it doesn’t. It was only two years ago that the Salem native and Hampstead resident … 0

Younger Elliott has a future to believe in

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The words leaked from his lips with little notice, likely because they were exactly what someone in his racing boots would be expected to say. Chase Elliott, after all, was 18 years old, never having raced a full … 0

Kyle Busch sets record in winning pole for NHMS Sprint Cup race

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Another week, another re-written record. Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track-record average speed of 138.130 mph, beating out Jimmie Johnson (137.790) and Denny Hamlin (137.081), … 0