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Merrimack Valley's Trevor Parsons competes in the high jump competition at the Merrimack Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Track teams jump right in at MV Invitational

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PENACOOK – Yesterday’s Merrimack Valley Invitational, a 32-team non-scoring meet, provided an opportunity for athletes to compete in all 18 track and field events. That chance to compete didn’t come a moment too soon. Just ask any high jumper. Or pole vaulter. Or for that matter, the entire Kearsarge track team. Kearsarge’s Zach Astle won the shot put (51-3) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team defeated Kearsarge, 11-1. The Hillcats went to bat 32 times, scattering 15 hits. Jake Dyer was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. Ryan Hayes was solid behind the plate, while Justin Learn, Garrett Miller, Jake Dyer and Sean Morin each scored twice. Freshman result The Concord freshman softball team …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 23, 2015

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Exeter, 9-7. Chris Fields ripped a bases-clearing double, while Griff Gilbert hit a two-run double. Eli Boyle contributed two hits. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost to Somersworth, 8-7, on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the …

High schools: Concord girls’ lacrosse team rolls to first victory

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

During its first three games, the Concord High girls’ lacrosse team scored 10 goals. Yesterday against Manchester Memorial, the Crimson Tide got goals from 11 different players. Senior Gabi Stewart led the balanced attack with three goals as …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Angel Feliz, Concord boys’ track, 1st 100, 200, long jump, on winning 4x100 relay Jake Landry, MV baseball, 7 IP, 10K, 2 hit shutout, 6-0 win over Kearsarge Taylor Darrell, Bow girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 18-8 win Nick Fleury, Hopkinton boys’ track, 1st 100, 1st long jump, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV softball team dropped a mercy-rule-shortened game against Pembroke. Alexis Ferns did a great job behind the plate and hit a single. Meg Eborn and Grace Gauthier each pitched well and hit a single. Daniella Taveras had two singles and played well at shortstop …

People for April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOW Katrina Wells was named to the honor roll at Bow High School for the second quarter. She is in the 11th grade. GILFORD Ashley Spooner was named to the scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University for the winter term. She is a junior natural resources major. …

High schools: Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse edges John Stark, 8-7, in triple overtime

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With rain making the lacrosse field at Kearsarge Regional High School unplayable, the John Stark Generals and the Cougars moved their matchup to the wind-riddled and rain-soaked turf fields at Colby-Sawyer College. Neither team conceded to the other, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Youth lacrosse The Concord Crush U-9 Orange team won its home opener against Windham, 12-10. Scoring goals were Chilli Cabot, Henry Brochu, Teigan Mason and Tyler Fennely. Churchhill Slathe played well in goal. ∎ The Blue Storm U-11 team had two games over the weekend, beating Amherst, 7-3 and …

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 19, 2015

High school track The Bishop Brady boys’ track team took second place in a five-team meet at Laconia last week. Cameron Pigeon won the 300-meter hurdles and was part of the second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Warren Bartlett won the 1,600, just missing the qualifying time for …

High schools: Kearsarge boys, Coe-Brown girls win Pelham Invitational

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Kearsarge boys and Coe-Brown girls both took positive steps toward defending their respective state titles with comfortable victories at yesterday’s Pelham Invitational, which featured more than over 20 schools. The Cougars, a Division III school, were particularly …