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Concord’s Skye Reese goes to her backhand for a return during her doubles match in the Tide’s 8-1 quarterfinal victory over Salem yesterday. Reese and Becky Cistulli teamed for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Reese also won at No. 5 singles, 8-2. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Concord girls’ tennis team makes quick work of Salem in quarterfinals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

They had won eight straight coming into yesterday’s quarterfinal match. They had beaten their opponent, No. 6 Salem, by a convincing margin earlier in the season. So the girls on the Concord High tennis team were confident taking the courts at Memorial Field, but they didn’t cross the line to arrogance. “I don’t like feeling too confident,” Concord senior Irene …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Brody Fredricks, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 1 assist in 10-6 win Tim Harmon, Winnisquam baseball, complete game, 10 strikeouts, 4 hits allowed in 4-0 win Sam Wood, John Stark softball, 3-for-5, 2 home runs in 29-2 win Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam softball, 2-for-4, triple, 4 RBI in 8-0 win Allie Trowsdale, Winnisquam softball, complete game, three strikeouts, three hits allowed in 8-0 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, May 28, 2015

High school tournaments today Boys’ tennis Division I semifinals No. 3 Concord (14-1) at No. 2 Derryfield (14-1), 4 p.m. P revious tournament matches: Both teams swept their quarterfinal matches, with Concord ousting No. 6 Pinkerton, 9-0, and Derryfield eliminating No. 7 Winnacunnet, 9-0. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: The Crimson Tide played well in …

Northfield house fire that killed pets under investigation

Friday, May 15, 2015

Officials are investigating the cause of a backyard fire that spread and destroyed a single-family home in Northfield Thursday afternoon, killing at least three pets. Firefighters responded to the house on Shaw Road just before 5 p.m., after …

High school girls: Brady lacrosse team rallies for upset win over Bow

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Bishop Brady girls’ lacrosse team got a captain back – and a season-defining win to go with it. With junior defenseman Sophia Palangas back in the mix, Coach Kate Hohenberger saw a new team on the field …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sarah Thomas, Bishop Brady girls’ lacrosse, 8 goals and an assist in 15-14 win Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, no-hitter, 5 strikeouts Alexis Blanchette, Hopkinton softball, 4-for-4, 2 home runs, 3 runs, 3 RBI in 9-3 win Tom Blandini, Bishop Brady baseball, 1-hitter with 13 strikeouts; 3 hits, 3 …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 15, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) scored 104 points Wednesday, better than the combined scores of the two other teams at the meet. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) won six events, two each from Zach Astle and Cam Webster, to win …

High school boys: Hopkinton lacrosse team breaks it open in second half

Friday, May 15, 2015

Having already doubled up Bishop Brady, 16-8, earlier this season, the Hopkinton boys’ lacrosse team was held in check by the Green Giants through the first half of yesterday’s rematch at home. “They were doing a good job shutting us down defensively,” Hopkinton Coach Deacon Blue said. “But …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 15, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team beat Bishop Brady Wednesday, 13-9. Zach Signor lead the offense, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run, while Kayl Murdough (two runs, RBI) and Kenny Andrew (run) had four hits apiece, Zach Berliner went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk, two …

High school boys: Bow lacrosse digs deep in 7-4 win over Merrimack Valley

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The situation facing the Bow boys’ lacrosse team wasn’t one that Coach Kyle Tracy, given the choice, would have drawn up. He had a tired team on his hands, and one that nonetheless faced a one-goal second-half deficit …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry, Concord softball, 3-hit shutout of No. 2 Salem, 4 strikeouts,1 walk Holly Roman, Coe-Brown girls’ tennis, 8-2 singles win, 8-1 doubles win Brendon Winch, Bow baseball, 3-for-5, double, 4 RBI, run in win Tim Harmon, Winnisquam baseball, 7 IP, 1 unearned run, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk …

High school girls: Concord blanks Salem, 4-0, behind Barry 3-hitter

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delia Barry had the ball dancing. Salem’s batters dug in at the plate, their eyes wide at the tantalizingly hittable speed. Then the pitch dipped. It curved. It sliced back at them. And it changed speeds. Barry was pulling strings all afternoon with her variety of spins, keeping …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Regional baseball champions The 12U Concord Cannons (pictured) captured the Perfect Game Super 25 Regional championship with a perfect 5-0 tournament record. Over the two day tourney, the Cannons’ defense allowed just eight runs and committed just two …