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Perched at the highest point at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, spotters have a totally unobstructed view of the track and provide vital data, via radio, to their respective drivers.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

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 right. But D’Hondt says that now it couldn’t be further from the truth. “It’s slightly perturbing to the guys that have tenure … 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 of the day’s marquee event, and held off rival Kyle Busch for his second series … 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 having success at the track, the Rowley, Mass., native knows that stepping into a Sprint … 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

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, June 20, 2014

Capital area softball champs The Hopkinton Barton Insurance Red Hawks (pictured, top) captured the Capital Area Babe Ruth AAA softball championship last weekend at Martin Field. The Red Hawks defeated Elektrisola, Moses Trucking and Bow Rowley over two … 0

Motorcycles, hot rods coming to New Hampshire for a weekend of fast, furious racing

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Consider this the warm-up to the main event. NASCAR heads to Loudon in July, but two of New Hampshire’s most prominent racing venues will be busy three weekends early. This week, the Loudon Classic will be held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while the National Hot Rod Association … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Baseball champs The Hopkinton Metzger-McGuire Sharks completed an undefeated season by winning the Concord Northeast AAA championship over a resilient Fratello’s team. Pictured are (standing) Coach Neil Duval, Beyene Taylor, Ryan Metzger, Jack Morrall, Brendan Elrick, Josh Duval, … 0

Weekend racing highlights in Epping, Loudon

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NHRA at Epping The NHRA will have its four subdivisions in Epping for the New England Nationals. The top event is the Top Fuel series, which will have its elimination rounds starting Sunday at 11 a.m. Loudon Classic at NHMS More than 35 events will be held from … 0

Concord School District food services director puts focus on local foods

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Native corn harvested in Gilford, fresh salsa made in Bow and farm-raised beef from Loudon. These aren’t daily specials at a local restaurant. They are the result of John Lash’s first year as food services director in the … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lacrosse champions The Concord Crush Orange U9 boys’ lacrosse team finished 12-0 this season, including regular season and playoffs. The roster included Heath Mann, Matt Hooper, Liam Duclos, Dawson Fancher, Joey Tarbell, Chili Cabot, Garrett Bishop, Brody McGonigle, … 0