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Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives going into tomorrow’s annual showdown. “I’ve always been offensively minded, I’ve coached defense in the past, but everywhere I’ve gone it’s been … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 1, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals dropped Game 1 of the NEIBL championship series, losing to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0. Callahan Loos pitched a gem for Weare, going 6.2 innings and striking out 16 batters while only allowing two hits. Loos’s lone mistake came when he gave up a solo home run in the fourth inning. Wes Lanphere (two singles, stolen base) led the … 0

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th and advanced on a steal and sacrifice bunt by Wesley Lamphere. Kevin Smith (3-for-5, three … 0

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

U14 softball champs The New Hampshire Comets U14 Red team won the Paul Wilcox Tournament in Keene. The Comets earned the fourth seed from a pool of 13 teams by beating the Bay State Sharks, Rhode Island Rampage … 0

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baseball champions The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth All-Star team (pictured) won the Pool A tournament by going undefeated in pool play. The team is advancing to the State Babe Ruth Tournament in Salem next week. Pictured: back … 0

Man who allegedly drove into trooper outside speedway arraigned in Concord

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Sutton man who allegedly drove into a state trooper Sunday outside the Loudon speedway was arraigned yesterday on several charges, including reckless conduct driving, simple assault and driving under the influence. Damian Biron, 21, pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanors and offered no plea on four felony … 0

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Legion baseball The Concord Post 21 Senior Legion baseball team (8-6) defeated Goffstown, 2-0, yesterday. Field hockey coach needed Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a field hockey coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren … 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

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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