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Belmont's Cassie Contigiani reaches for the ball at second base in an attempt to tag Franklin's Mariah Gauthier out during the game between the schools on Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014 at Odell Park in Franklin. Contigiani dropped the ball and Gautheir landed on second safely.

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in yesterday’s 6-0 victory over Belmont (0-2). Belmont’s biggest threat came in the fifth with Franklin ahead 4-0. With one out, the Raiders … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school volleyball teams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

High school boys’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: I Coach: Ryan Smith (2nd year) Last year: 6-10, did not qualify for tournament Returning starters: Charles Swansburg, so., OH Top newcomers: Borja Rodriguez, jr.; Isaiah Allen, fr.; William Girard, fr. Outlook: The Bears are young, with no seniors and with underclassmen making up nine of their 12 roster spots. How quickly that youth matures will … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Manchester Central, 8-3. Jared Grondin went 2-for-2 and Matt LaTourette chipped in with two hits and an RBI. ∎ The Concord girls’ JV lacrosse team lost to Pinkerton, 11-7. Becca Proulx and Addie Palisi led the Tide with two goals each. Sarah Harper, Tori Pelletier and Olivia Painchaud each had one. Paige Hyndman and Allie … 0

PHOTO: Father and son at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station in Northfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

James Kramer and his son, Hayzen Creedence, 5, peek outside one of the cars at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station in Northfield on a pretend trip to Manchester on Tuesday evening,. Kramer and his son were walking from … 0

Coe-Brown girls’ track wins easily at home; boys finish third

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Coe-Brown girls’ track and field team made a statement at their home meet against Portsmouth and Kennett, scoring 105 points and handily defeating Portsmouth (31) and Kennett (27). The Bears had 10 athletes win a total of 12 events. Leading the way were Alley Savioli (first shotput, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JV results The Kearsarge JV softball team beat Hillsboro-Deering, 19-9. ∎ The Concord JV baseball team dropped its opener to Trinity Monday, 9-7. Sean Fallon had two hits for the Tide. Matt LaTourette ripped a triple and Cass Parker added an RBI to lead the offense. Youth lacrosse results … 0

Official: Northfield swimmer who went missing in Bristol likely died during ‘polar plunge’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A 32-year-old Northfield man who went missing Monday in Bristol is believed to have died while taking part in a dangerous new ritual in which young people plunge into frigid water and then post videos of their exploits … 4

Fire chief: Missing N.H. swimmer possibly attempted polar plunge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The unidentified swimmer who went missing yesterday in Bristol is a 32-year-old Northfield man who a rescue official said might have been taking part in a dangerous new trend in which young people plunge into frigid water and then post videos of their exploits on social media. Michael … 0

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke baseball, 4-for-4 in 9-7 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, 8 strikeouts and no walks in complete game shutout, 3-for-4 Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, 10 strikeouts in 6-1 win Nate Corriveau, Bow baseball, 9 strikeouts and 2 hits in complete game shutout, 2-for-4, 2 RBI Josh … 0

High schools: Hopkinton beats Bishop Brady, 6-1, in baseball opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Neither team had much outdoor time, nor could they have prepared for the wind that whipped across the field throughout the game, but both Hopkinton and Bishop Brady tried to make the most out of what they had … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ lacrosse teams

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

High school boys’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Ross Mondello (4th year) Last year: 11-5, lost in semifinals Returning starters: Devin Calkins, sr., A; Matt Sanford, sr., A; Dylan LaBranche, sr., A; Devin Barker, sr., A; Luke Laboe, sr., MF; Tyler Herrick, sr., MF; Trevor Garrett, sr., … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ lacrosse teams

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

High school girls’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Alli Brooks (1st year) Last year: 5-9, did not make tournament Returning Starters: Kirsten Bresson, sr., D; Julia Currier, so., A; Sarah Davis, sr., D; Collette Gould, jr., D; Brooke Johnson, so., MF; Allie Krause, sr., MF; Katie Lawson, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JV result The Pembroke JV softball team beat Sanborn, 16-13. Alyssa Martin pitched a complete game for the victory and struck out the last batter of the game. Dakota Ordway and Rachel Stottlar contributed multiple hits and Rylee Bell and Nicole Wilson executed crucial defensive plays. Youth lacrosse … 0