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Kearsarge's Jake Vierzen (3) throws a pitch during Tuesday's Division-III first round baseball game at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, June 2, 2015. Kearsarge defeated Winnisquam, 10-8.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge holds off Winnisquam, 10-8, in D-III first-round game

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kearsarge baseball Coach Travis Pelletier knew his team was going to have a battle on its hands against a Winnisquam (9-8) team that played tough all season. His instincts were correct. His 19th-seeded Cougars (7-1) built a 10-2 lead yesterday going into the fifth inning of a Division III first-round game, but a five-run bottom of the fifth for the 14th-seeded Bears (9-8) brought the game within reach before Cougars starter Jake Vierzen clamped down and helped his team hold on for the 10-8 victory. “Jake probably had his gutsiest performance of the season out there tonight,” Pelletier said. “He really stepped up when we …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ tennis Division I championship At Pinkerton Academy, Derry No. 3 Concord (14-2) vs. No. 1 Bedford (16-0), 4 p.m. Previous tournament matches: Concord beat No. 6 Salem, 9-0, and downed No. 2 Exeter, 7-2. Bedford beat No. 8 Pinkerton, 9-0 and No. 4 Manchester Central, 7-2. Head to head: Bedford beat Concord, 8-1, on April 27 at Memorial …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-3, 2 triples, 2 RBI, run scored, stolen base in 10-8 loss to Kearsarge Mario Fusco, Kearsarge baseball, 2-for-4, run, 4 RBI Ashley Thompson, Kearsarge softball, 1-for-3, HR; 4 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 Ks in 4-2 win over Farmington …

Concord girls finish strong to grab eighth place; Feliz leads boys to 10th

Saturday, May 30, 2015

HAMPTON – The sun was setting and dusk was approaching to end what had been a quiet afternoon for the Concord track and field team. And then the Crimson Tide’s girls’ distance runners had their say. The Concord …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kyle Slevira, Hopkinton baseball, complete game with 4 strikeouts, RBI at the plate in a 2-1 loss Cam Chatfield, Winnisquam baseball, two 2-run singles (4 RBI) in 7-4 win Allie Trowsdale, Winnisquam softball, complete-game win, 7 strikeouts, 0 earned runs in 6-3 win Sam Valcourt, John Stark girls’ …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, May 30, 2015

High school tournaments today Track & field Division II championships At Portsmouth H.S., 10 a.m. Schedule of events: 10 a.m. – girls’ long jump, javelin and boys’ triple jump, shot put, pole vault; 11:30 a.m. – girls’ 4x800 final, 100 hurdles trials, 100 trials, pole vault, shot put, …

High schools: Concord girls’ tennis team rolls into Division I final

Saturday, May 30, 2015

EXETER – All season long the Concord High girls’ tennis team has spent extra time working on doubles. That focus grew sharper in the last few weeks as the Crimson Tide experimented with formations, hand signals and movements. The work paid off yesterday in the Division I semifinals …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 30, 2015

JV results The Concord JV boys’ lacrosse team (10-5) finished its season with a victory over Nashua South, 9-6. The team will be playing this weekend in the JV state tournament. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team (14-1) defeated Bedford, 11-5, in its season finale. Tori Pelletier and …

High schools: Tide boys’ tennis team wins epic match over Derryfield in semifinals

Friday, May 29, 2015

MANCHESTER – The moment was impossibly full. Tension, drama, disbelief and release all crammed into a three-second window that the Concord boys’ tennis team flung open in victory. “This was the most exciting, most dramatic win I’ve had …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, May 29, 2015

McKayla Reale, Hopkinton softball, 4-for-5, 3 runs, double, 2 RBI in 15-6 win Taylor Darrell, Bow girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 19-12 loss Anna Stowell, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse, 5 goals in 13-3 win Veronyca Daniels, Concord girls’ lacrosse, 5 goals, assist in 16-3 win Amanda Murray, Bow girls’ …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, May 29, 2015

High school tournaments today Track & field Division I championships At Winnacunnet H.S., Hampton, 4 p.m. Schedule of events: 4 p.m. – (girls, then boys) long jump, pole vault, javelin, shot put; (boys, then girls) triple jump, high jump, discus; 5 p.m. – (girls, then boys) 4x800 final; …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 29, 2015

AAU baseball champions The U13 Concord Cannons won the NH Bobcats third annual Memorial Day Classics tournament, going undefeated during the weekend. The Cannons defeated Seacoast United, 10-3, in the first game. Cam Magerer went 3-for-3, while Alex …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 29, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) won the Seacoast Championships last Friday with 131 points, well ahead of D-I Exeter (106). 2. CONCORD BOYS’ TENNIS (3) advanced to its first D-I final since 2007 with yesterday’s dramatic 5-4 win at No. …