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Letters for Literature semi-finalists named

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Only 68 semi-finalists for the Letters about Literature competition were named out of 776 students. Students were challenged to write a letter to an author explaining how the author’s work changed their views on the world or themselves. Finalists for elementary, middle and high school levels will be named by the end of the month. Winners will receive $100 from the Center for the Book and the New Hampshire State …

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 …

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: 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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (3-0) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Bow, 6-5. Zach Berliner (2-for-2, two RBI) hit a line drive to center with two outs in the seventh to score two runs to tie the game. Conall Cronin …

Mr. and Mrs. Adams

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Carey and Janine Adams will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 24, 1965 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester. The couple celebrated the occasion travelling across the country visiting family and friends. They have …

High schools: Coe-Brown baseball team opens season with efficient victory over MV

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENACOOK – For its season opener, the Coe-Brown baseball team looked in midseason form already. Hot bats, sparkling defense and an efficient outing from starter Adam Edin proved a productive formula for the Bears, allowing them to start …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Bishop Guertin, 16-2. Brenna Vandersea led the Tide with five goals, while Jessica Nelson (three), Julia Ek (two), Becca Proulx (two), Maddie Farrelly, Olivia Painchaud, Morgan Sisson and Brett Stoddard also contributed goals. Chloe Bemis and Maddie Audet …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Joe Cullinan, Hopkinton lacrosse, 6 goals, 2 assists, 7 ground balls in 15-8 win Nandita Kasireddy, Bow girls’ tennis, came back from two 0-5 deficits to claim 8-6 wins in singles and doubles Riley Logue, Bishop Brady baseball, 4 hits (double, triple), 2 runs, 3 RBI in 12-11 …

High schools: MV softball team stays resilient, earns 6-5 walkoff win

Friday, April 17, 2015

After being blown out by Plymouth, 13-3, in its season opener, the Merrimack Valley softball team wanted a quick turnaround yesterday when it hosted Kingswood in the Pride’s second game in as many days. MV got the result …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 10, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) had more points (173) than the three other teams combined (95) at its meet on Tuesday. 2. BOW GIRLS’ TENNIS (4) is 3-0 and in first place in D-III after winning three matches this week. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 17, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball lost to Hopkinton, 10-1. Brad Sampson, Thomas Ferguson and Jake Dyer all pitched well, while Garrett Miller played well, with three putouts in the outfield and one hit on offense. For Hopkinton, Tim Meserve (no hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Kayl …

With snow accounts overspent in Concord and others, it’s time for a backup plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

At the end of a time- and resource-consuming winter, small-town road agents and the director of Concord General Services alike are making contingency plans for overspent snow removal accounts. Concord plans to spend about $1.3 million a year clearing the roads of snow when budgets are set in …