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Merrimack Valley's Brady Wentworth slides safely onto second base as Manchester West's Christian Olivo catches the ball during the first game of a double header at Merrimack Valley on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  

(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

High Schools: MV baseball team looks sharp in doubleheader sweep of Manchester West

Sunday, April 20, 2014

As far as Merrimack Valley baseball Coach Sean Wheeler was concerned, yesterday’s doubleheader against Manchester West couldn’t have gone much better. “We were great in all aspects,” Wheeler said after his team swept the Blue Knights by scores of 5-3 and 11-1. “We got the bats going, our pitching was great and it was a very encouraging performance for us … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

JV result The Pembroke Academy JV softball team fell to Portsmouth, 11-4. Alyssa Martin pitched well, while Nichole Wilson and Kaitlin Thomas were solid defensively. Dakota Ordway and Mackenzie LeBlanc contributed offensively. ∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team defeated Manchester West, 11-5, on Friday afternoon. Pitcher Alexis Blanchette had 13 strikeouts to lead the way in the circle, while Daniella Teveras was solid at … 0

High Schools: Coe-Brown ace Daudelin tosses no-hitter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The weather was cold, windy and difficult to play softball in. Kianna Daudelin apparently didn’t notice. The Coe-Brown pitcher had all of her pitches working and crisp command in the circle, a bad mix for Kingswood as Daudelin pitched her first career no-hitter in the Bears’ 6-0 victory. “(She was) very, very good … 0

High Schools: Concord boys’ tennis team makes strides in sweep of Nashua South

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The scores from this opening week of the tennis season seem to tell a clear story for the Concord boys’ team. The Crimson Tide posted 8-1 road wins on Monday and Wednesday and followed those up with yesterday’s … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 12, 2014

College standout Joardyn Douillette of Loudon and Courtney Gilman of Penacook both had an RBI-single for the NHTI softball team in a 9-2 loss to Dean College. Kasie Tucker of Bow allowed five runs in three innings from the circle. Douillette had two hits in the second game, … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nick Vermette, Brady boys’ tennis, win at No. 3 singles (usually plays at No. 5) and No. 2 doubles in Giants’ 6-3 win Zach Zbehlik and Nate Louf, Bow boys’ tennis, 8-0 singles wins, doubles win (together at No. 1) Nandita Kasireddy, Bow girls’ tennis, singles and doubles … 0

High Schools: Concord girls’ tennis team off to impressive start

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Concord High girls’ tennis team entered the season hoping to drastically improve upon its 5-9 record from last season, and the Crimson Tide opened its season on the right foot yesterday, defeating a strong Manchester Central team, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 11, 2014

College standout Phoebe Clark of Concord scored three goals for the SNHU women’s lacrosse team in an 11-10 victory. ∎ Amy Zahensky of Bow, a freshman goaltender for the Franklin Pierce field hockey team, was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Academic Squad. ∎ Derrick … 0

High Schools: Bow boys' tennis team rolls to second straight win

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like most teams around the state, the Bow boys’ tennis team did not get much court time before the season started on Monday. The Falcons, however, aren’t showing it. Bow improved to 2-0 yesterday with its second 8-1 … 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

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

Kearsarge girls’ tennis team loses rain-shortened season opener

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Playing outdoors for the first time this season, the Kearsarge girls’ tennis team lost on the road to Monadnock, 6-0, in a shorted match due to rain. No. 3 singles player Sabrina Duquette fell, 8-3, in a long match that was closer than score indicates. Newcomer Lydia Schoonmaker … 0