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Hopkinton's McKayla Reale tries to outrun Conant's SS Katie Chadbourne after the third baseman Sierra Landry bobbled the throw and Reale took off for home at Hopkinton high school yesterday. Reale was tagged out but Hopkinton went on to win 2-0.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton baseball, softball lead group of teams facing big matchups in final week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Even before they get to the tests of the playoffs, the Hopkinton baseball and softball teams will take a final exam. The Hawks have rolled through both sports this season, posting a 12-1 record (in baseball) and 11-2 mark (in softball) that has them second and seventh, respectively, in the Division III standings with a good shot at a top-four …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

High school tournaments today Boys’ tennis Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Pinkerton (11-3) at No. 3 Concord (13-1), 4 p.m. Head to head: Concord won 7-2 at Pinkerton a week and a half ago. Notes: The Tide has rolled through the season, sweeping eight of its matches and allowing only three opponents to take more than one match. Pinkerton is one of those …

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 (pictured above) are: Alexandra Laverriere, Caitie Barrett, Cassidy Thompson, Chelsea Bard, Emily Ennis, Gillian Bennett, …

Tide girls’ tennis team up for the challenge in dominating victory over Pinkerton

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Concord girls’ tennis team strolled into yesterday’s match against Pinkerton Academy on a five-game winning streak. The wins kept the Crimson Tide near the top of the Division I standings, but all five had come against teams …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Katie Waligura, John Stark girls’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 2 assists in win Justin Toler, Concord boys’ tennis, wins at No. 1 singles and doubles in win over then-No. 3 Pinkerton Kelly Varnell, Concord softball, 2-for-3, triple, 4 RBI, run in win Zach Blye, Pembroke boys’ lacrosse, 4 goals …

High schools: Franklin softball passes challenge with 6-0 win over Berlin

Saturday, May 16, 2015

FRANKLIN – The Franklin softball team has outscored its past six opponents 71-1, but according to Coach Skip DuBois, the last six runs in that stretch are the ones that speak the loudest. Those are the runs the Golden Tornadoes put up against Berlin yesterday while allowing none …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 16, 2015

JV results Alex Killion and Alex Auger had two goals apiece to lead the Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team (7-2) to a 5-2 victory over St. Thomas. Jonathan Guimond and Nathan Thibodeau played well on defense. ∎ The Concord JV softball team beat Dover, 11-0. Bailey Jackson pitched five …

Man who sent hoax email from GOP candidate had ‘too many beers’ before ‘prank’

Friday, May 15, 2015

A liberal activist who was booted from Maureen Mann’s special election campaign said he “probably had one too many beers” before he sent out a hoax email saying Mann’s opponent was bowing out of the race. Carl Gibson …

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 …