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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, June 26, 2014

Little League champions The Concord Orthopaedics majors (17-5) were crowned the champions of the Capital Area Little League Classic by defeating the Davis & Towle Mets, 15-8. Jake Sullivan and Myles Muir pitched well for the winners with … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

College standout Emily Cousens of Contoocook was recently named an Academic All-American at New York University. Cousens runs both cross country and track & field at NYU. Youth baseball In Capital Area Little League Classic action, Concord Orthopaedics defeated the Eagles, 14-2. Adrian Kennedy was the winning pitcher … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

State decathlon results Warren Bartlett from Bishop Brady High School placed 38th out of 75 competitors at the 58th N.H. State Decathlon. He placed sixth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:34.79. Youth baseball The combined team of Hillsboro-Deering and Pembroke Academy, known as H/P, beat Nashua, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Concord Babe Ruth champions Banks Chevrolet completed a one-loss season with a 19-4 defeat of Kiwanis in the Concord Babe Ruth League championship game. Kurtis Stadnicki (4-for-4, five RBI) hit for the cycle, Gabe Tobin (two hits) hit … 0

Literary references inspire at Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 graduation

Sunday, June 22, 2014

As the members of Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 dispersed to celebrate their graduation with full plates at backyard cook-outs or restaurant buffets, surely the words of class President Emma Hamilton echoed somewhere, eventually, in the … 0

Greenwood claims his third Loudon Classic

Sunday, June 22, 2014

LOUDON – With Christian Cronin hot on his wheels for the first 17 laps, Scott Greenwood, last year’s Loudon Classic runner-up, made sure he wouldn’t be second on the podium again. The Dunbarton native pulled away over the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Softball champs In Capital Area Seniors softball action, Beckett Glass defeated Redlon Custom Carpentry, 2-1, to win the Martel Cup. It was a team win for Beckett Glass, highlighted by a strong performance in the circle by Izzy … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cal Ripken majors champs Rowley Agency captured the Concord Northeast Cal Ripken majors division championship by defeating New England Remediation Services, 18-7. NERS jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead off home runs from Kyle Hill (two homers, … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, June 20, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) Coe-Brown’s girls have now won seven straight track titles between outdoor, indoor and cross country. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) The Cougars are the … 0

Girls’ lacrosse All-State teams announced

Friday, June 20, 2014

Four area players – three of them from Kearsarge – earned First Team honors in the All-State teams released by the New Hampshire Girls’ Lacrosse Caoches Association. The Cougars’ Anna Stowell (attack), Kate Scheuch (defense) and Libby Brooks (midfield) join John Stark’s Giana Pezzulo (attack) on the Division … 0