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Peggie Roberts and Wayne Bernier sit and relax while Mitchell Magoon, front left, and Andrew Batchelder, front right, relax in their chairs. They plan on being at the RV park all week for the race.


(GEOFF FORESTER/ Monitor staff)

NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The economic windfall of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway includes the Loudon residents who use lawn parking revenue to pay their property taxes and more than a thousand seasonal part-time speedway employees. It also touches state liquor stores, which welcome out-of-town fans, and toll money collected as people flock to the Magic Mile. By the … 0

Race for the Chase – A look at the contenders to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

JIMMIE JOHNSON Team: Hendrick Motorsports Wins: 3 Points: 596 Top 5s: 6 Top 10s: 12 Best finish at NHMS: 1st (July 2003, Sept. ’03, June ’10) Average finish at NHMS: 9.6 Last year at NHMS: 6th in July, 4th in Sept. Did you know? Last year he became the third driver with six … 0

New twists to NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The familiar events are due back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – albeit with a few twists. The Sprint Cup arrives with a brand-new playoff format and criteria for qualifying, one that has given every driver a chance to seal his or her Chase for the Cup hopes with one race. Wins now take precedence over points, so a berth in the postseason … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Legion baseball result The Concord Post 21 Legion team (5-4) split a doubleheader with Sweeney of Manchester. Sweeney won the first game, 2-1, in eight innings. Concord won the nightcap, 3-2. Golf results Lois Davis won two segments of the “Nassau Tournament” at the Concord Country Club. Her … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Softball All-Star game New Hampshire swept Maine, 12-1 and 12-5, in the sixth annual high school Senior All State All-Star softball games at Portsmouth’s Alumni-Wentworth Field on Monday. New Hampshire’s Natalie Fabrizio (Pinkerton) got the win in game one, while teammate Amanda Bickford (Salem) had three hits. In … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Softball 12U state champs The NH Lightning softball team won the NH ASA State 12U Class A Tournament over the weekend in Keene. The Lightning went undefeated (5-0), beating NE Hurricanes Blue on Friday, Black Widows and Northeast … 0

Knight-Rice

Monday, June 30, 2014

Meagan Knight and Andrew Rice of Warner announce their engagement. Knight is the daughter of Greg Knight and Laura Knight, both of Warner. Rice is the son of John and Janice Rice of Loudon. Knight graduated from Concord High School in 2009. She is a candle designer at … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, June 30, 2014

Darrell named lax All-American Taylor Darrell, a rising sophomore and Bow High School girls’ lacrosse player, has been selected as a 2014 Brine National High School All-American and will play on the New England region team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Boyds, Md., this week. The … 0

Gaudet wins MVP as West beats East in CHaD All-Star game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

MANCHESTER – Defense led the West team to a 24-7 victory in yesterday’s CHaD NH East-West All-Star game at St. Anselm College. And Concord’s Marc Gaudet led the defense. “We had Marc Gaudet leading us as a linebacker, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Legion baseball results Concord Post 21 (3-2) defeated Jutras Post 43 of Manchester, 16-6, in eight innings Friday night. ∎ Concord Post 21 (4-2) defeated Laconia Post 1, 10-0, in eight innings. Youth baseball The Concord Northeast U10 Banks Chevrolet All-Star team lost its opening game of the District … 0

Colleagues laud departing Merrimack Valley School District superintendent’s legacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most noticeable changes in the Merrimack Valley School District hint at Superintendent Michael Martin’s legacy. Ten years ago, there was the $20 million districtwide construction bond that helped renovate the high school for the first time since … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Indoor soccer champs MILK won the U-16 Field House Sports indoor soccer championship, defeating MOJ Construction, 9-2 in the final. Members of the championship team are: (front row) Matthew Perreault, Jacob Silverstein; (second row) Charlie Plukfanpanya, Grant Dreffer, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, June 27, 2014

Youth baseball The Weare Nationals (2-0) defeated Hollis-Brookline in NEIBL action. Wesley Lamphere went the distance on the mound for the two-hit shutout. Lamphere struck out three and didn’t walk a batter after the first inning. Catcher Ryan Thompson called a solid game behind the plate and Garrett … 0