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High Schools: Trowsdale turns up heat to secure a win for Winnisquam softball team

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first three innings had scoreless tension. The fourth inning had stealing-home excitement. And the drama carried into yesterday’s final frame when Franklin, trailing by a run, put runners on second and third with no outs. But Winnisquam’s Ali Trowsdale struck out the side to end the threat, punctuate the drama and deliver the Bears a 2-1 win over their Lakes Region rivals. “She was on,” Winnisquam Coach Kevin Dame … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 24, 2014

JV results The Concord JV softball team defeated Manchester Memorial in five innings, 16-2. Lauren Mullen was strong in the circle and at the plate, allowing just two runs, six hits and five walks while striking out five, and also going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs. Caitlyn Shea was 3-for-3 with a walk and she brought home five runs. ∎ The Concord JV baseball … 0

Merrimack Valley High School Principal Jette accepts assistant superintendent job in Bedford

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After 23 years as a teacher and administrator at Merrimack Valley High School, Principal Michael Jette will leave the district in June. Jette, of Webster, has been named assistant superintendent of the Bedford School District. His last day will be June 30, and he starts his new job July 1. His final interview … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hockey champions Sig Sauer Academy (above) finished the 2013-14 season by winning the Valley League championship. The Caps beat Reading AAA, 4-1; Twin City AA, 3-2 in overtime; the Starhawks, 4-2, in the division title game; and Belmont, … 0

Baseball, softball teams squeeze in practices wherever they can as season approaches

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coping with wet fields, cold weather and even snow is nothing new for local baseball and softball coaches and players. But the extended winter and the amount of snow it deposited on the region has kept teams off … 0

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rushing waters flood the Soucook River and more in N.H.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Now that it's finally starting to warm up, it's water – not snow – that is the problem. … 7

New Hampshire Motor Speedway talks casino with Loudon selectmen

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

If the House approves a two-casino bill, the future of a casino at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would first be determined by Loudon residents. Within months of the bill’s passage into law, a special meeting would be scheduled for residents to vote on whether they want a casino … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school track & field teams

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

High school track & field outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach ES: Tim Cox (14th year) and David Zink-Mailloux (8th year) Last year: Boys: 8th; Girls: Division II champion Top athletes: Boys: Nick Chase, so., throws; Jake Conway, so., … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Men’s basketball A LEAGUE Playoffs Riel defeated Franklin, 98-79, to advance to the championship game. Jackson Riel scored 15 points and Coleton Neely score 14 points for the winners. Zack Hall scored 21 points for Franklin, which falls into the losers’ bracket final. ∎ Tony’s beat Somers, 85-71. Sean … 0

Letter: Strong arguments for repeal

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

When I listened to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 1170, the bill to repeal the death penalty, I was impressed by the arguments made by those supporting repeal. These included the enormous financial cost of trial and appeal in a potential death penalty case, the suffering … 0

High schools: Young Bow girls’ tennis team gets off to strong start

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Despite having just three days of outdoor court time and only one player with any varsity experience, the Bow girls’ tennis team was able to start its season off on the right foot by defeating Sanborn, 6-3, in … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

College standouts For the second time in her rookie campaign Mount Ida freshman midfielder Weare’s Rebecca Beaulieu, a freshman midfielder for the Mount Ida women’s lacrosse team, was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Beaulieu notched 11 points and … 0

In New Hampshire schools, dissection opt-out an option

Monday, April 7, 2014

The dissection of animals has been a staple of high school classrooms for decades. It’s a hands-on way of teaching students anatomy and the inner workings of animals compared with the human body. But some consider it a … 3