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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State champions The Concord Little League 9-10-year-old all-stars (above) won the state championship in with a 3-2 victory over Monadnock on Tuesday. Concord will travel to Rhode Island beginning Aug. 1 to represent New Hampshire in the Eastern Regional Tournament. Concord players are: Ryan Philbrick, Brooks Craigue, Austin Hazzard, Noah Brent, Jamie Bruns, Kalan Gaudreault, Isaiah Robles, Max Grant, Cam … 0

Ray Duckler: Wright knew what was right when it came to fire fighting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dick Wright, modest and gentle, is 81 years old and lives alone in Loudon. His house, though, is filled with muffled voices, high-pitched beeps and static that crackles, just as it has for decades. The sounds are from a radio transmitter in his kitchen and a scanner in his living room, and Wright … 0

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 … 0

Police command center helps keep peace on NASCAR race weekend in Loudon

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The race was in its earliest laps yesterday afternoon as a group of police officers huddled around a table in the middle of a grass lot on Route 106. Loudon police Chief Robert Fiske was discussing afternoon assignments for officers from Alton, Tuftonboro, Bridgewater and elsewhere assisting in … 0

Drew Bonifant: In NASCAR this year, winning isn’t everything – but it helps

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brad Keselowski was leaving the rest of the field in his impressive wake, but one of the people calling his victory had some reassurance for the drivers behind him. “You don’t always have to get to Victory Lane … 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