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Concord Post 21 drops first game in Legion tourney

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Concord Post 21 baseball team fell in its American Legion senior state tournament opener to Dover, 7-2, at Holman Stadium in Nashua yesterday. Connor Ferns drove in Chapin Bassi with a single in the top of the fifth inning to give Concord a 1-0 lead, but Dover responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Seimou Smith scored on a Bassi sacrifice fly in the sixth to … 0

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals baseball team defeated AB Athletics of Nashua, 5-3, in the first of the New England Independent Baseball League playoffs. Andrew Clay got the win on the mound, going five innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking out seven. Clay also went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Weare’s offense. Callahan Loos … 0

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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, … 0

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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

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golf results The team of Asa Stoykovich, Jordan Dustin, Tim Pitman and William Scrivens (pictured, l-r, with Coach and Counselor Samantha Reed) scrambled to a 3-under par 33 and defeated the team of Jeremiah Barry, Stenny Kula, Ben … 0

NASCAR road closures, changes

Friday, July 11, 2014

The green flag drops in Loudon on Sunday at 1 p.m., but state officials anticipate the most traffic congestion in the late afternoon and early evening. The state Department of Transportation, local and state police departments and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have announced the following changes as … 0

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Friday, July 11, 2014

Road closures, detours and traffic gridlock have been a part of race weekend since the first Winston Cup rolled into town in 1993. The immense popularity of the sport combines with Sunday afternoon Lakes Region traffic to grind … 0

Sprint Cup driver Larson wants to show he’s no ordinary rookie

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON – For years, Chip Ganassi Racing had name recognition. But the team needed a spark. It had Ganassi, one of open wheel racing’s most prominent owners, at the helm, and Daytona 500 champ Jamie McMurray and Indianapolis … 0

Red-hot Rhodes wins pole for K&N Pro Series East race at NHMS

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON – Ben Rhodes’s hot streak might be extending to another venue. The 17-year-old grabbed the pole for today’s K&N Pro Series East Granite State 100, turning a fastest lap of 128.580 mph to finish in front of … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tournament champions The Concord Cannons Prospects 16U baseball team (pictured above) improved to 20-6 thanks to three consecutive tournament championships. The Cannons won the War at the Shore tournament in Lyme, Conn.; the Franklin Pierce Invitational in Rindge; … 0