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Kearsarge's Jake Vierzen (3) throws a pitch during Tuesday's Division-III first round baseball game at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, June 2, 2015. Kearsarge defeated Winnisquam, 10-8.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge holds off Winnisquam, 10-8, in D-III first-round game

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kearsarge baseball Coach Travis Pelletier knew his team was going to have a battle on its hands against a Winnisquam (9-8) team that played tough all season. His instincts were correct. His 19th-seeded Cougars (7-1) built a 10-2 lead yesterday going into the fifth inning of a Division III first-round game, but a five-run bottom of the fifth for the 14th-seeded Bears (9-8) brought the game within reach before Cougars starter Jake Vierzen clamped down and helped his team hold on for the 10-8 victory. “Jake probably had his gutsiest performance of the season out there tonight,” Pelletier said. “He really stepped up when we …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ tennis Division I championship At Pinkerton Academy, Derry No. 3 Concord (14-2) vs. No. 1 Bedford (16-0), 4 p.m. Previous tournament matches: Concord beat No. 6 Salem, 9-0, and downed No. 2 Exeter, 7-2. Bedford beat No. 8 Pinkerton, 9-0 and No. 4 Manchester Central, 7-2. Head to head: Bedford beat Concord, 8-1, on April 27 at Memorial …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-3, 2 triples, 2 RBI, run scored, stolen base in 10-8 loss to Kearsarge Mario Fusco, Kearsarge baseball, 2-for-4, run, 4 RBI Ashley Thompson, Kearsarge softball, 1-for-3, HR; 4 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 Ks in 4-2 win over Farmington …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soccer tourney champs The Seacoast Express United U18 girls team won its division at this past weekend’s GPS College Showcase in Massachusetts. The team won all five of its games, outscoring its opponents, 25-2. Players on the team …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf results Steve Johnston and Jeff Towle took low honors in yesterday’s Best-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a scorching round of 10-under par 60. Bill Krueger and Bob Mielcarz were a close second at 61. Three teams finished tied for third at 62. ∎ In CCC’s Women’s …

High schools: Astle sets school record in shot put as Kearsarge boys’ track takes third

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zach Astle’s first throw was strong, but low – a line drive, as Kearsarge track and field Coach Ed Rehor observed, and he phrased it that way to his shot put star. Astle listened to his coach, went …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zach Astle, Kearsarge boys’ track, school record (56-4¾) for first place in shot put, second discus Nick Fleury, Hopkinton boys’ track, 1st in 100, 400, long jump Troy Davis, Kearsarge boys’ track, 1st in high jump, 2nd in long jump Jaila Remillard, Winnisquam girls’ track, 1st in 400 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, May 24, 2015

JV result The Hopkinton JV softball team fell to White Mountains, 37-25. Krista Amoth pitched well while also collecting four hits. Alexis Ferns, Emmy Campbell and Rafaela Ceron all played well on both sides of the ball. ∎ The Bow JV lacrosse team (9-4) topped Windham, 6-5, in overtime. …

Tide boys’ sprinters dominate Capital Area Meet

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At the beginning of the season, Concord track Coach Hayden Daly was excited about his team’s mix of talented veterans and youth, especially in the boys’ sprints. And after yesterday’s non-scoring Concord Capital Area Meet, Daly has more …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brody Fredericks, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 6 assists in 14-5 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 2 doubles, triple, home run, 5 RBI in 15-6 win Caitlin Foley, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 4 RBI in 15-6 win Torrey Martinez, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-4, two-run double; 3.1 innings pitched, …

High schools: Pembroke baseball’s playoff picture brightens with win over Sanborn

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Its season was on the line, and the Pembroke baseball team was flirting with seeing a four-run lead disappear in the final inning. It was a situation steeped in, as Joshua Coughlin put it, “adversity” – and the Pembroke coach also added that that wasn’t necessarily a bad …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 23, 2015

JV result Alex Gott led Bow with two goals, but Alex Killion had the game-winning goal in the Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team’s 6-5 win over Kennett. Will Angarella anchored Bow’s defense. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team (12-1) defeated Nashua South, 16-1. Jess Nelson led the way …

High schools: Brady boys’ tennis team loses finale but looks ahead to tourney

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bishop Brady boys’ tennis team may not have gotten the result it wanted yesterday, but it still came away with plenty to be positive about. After all, the Green Giants wrapped up a week of three matches …