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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 race weekend coverage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Any police and traffic operations over the weekend are handled at the police command … 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 to make it a successful day,” TNT commentator Wally Dallenbach said during the broadcast. Several … 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, and the former series champion sounded like he wanted to run 301 more. “I’m kind … 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

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