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Franklin’s Lucas Gagne warms up before going on to finish first in the discus at the Wilderness League meet in Gilford yesterday. His winning toss was 147-4. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 back and tried it again. “He’s a coachable kid,” Rehor said. The powwow was brief, but effective. Astle’s next throw was the …

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 and long jump; 2nd in 100 hurdles Lucas Gagne, Franklin boys’ track, 1st in discus, …

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. Alex Killion scored the game-winning goal in overtime. Sully Blair added two goals, while Josh …

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 …

Stories from the attic: Two new books draw on experiences of past generations

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Grandparents’ experiences are the inspiration behind two books with local connections that were released Tuesday. When Emilie Christie Burack of Hopkinton discovered a box of cassettes her grandfather made documenting his life and his family, the find led …

Former Pembroke man acquitted of rape charges years after he was sent to prison for the same claims

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A jury in Concord has acquitted Macario Sanchez of raping a young girl with whom he once lived, a decision that comes five years after the former Pembroke man was convicted of the same crimes and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Jurors were unable to reach a …

High schools: MV boys’ lacrosse team gets best of Kearsarge in rematch

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The last time the Merrimack Valley and Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse teams met on the field, the Pride looked like a different team. Having only held practice in the parking lot before the first game of the season, the …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, complete game (8 IP), 1 hit, 1 BB allowed in 8-3 win Angel Feliz, Concord boys track, 1st long jump in 20-6 and 1st 100 in 10.84 Josiah Platte, MV boys track, 1st shot, discus and javelin in 4-team meet; MV won Ian Remenar, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Youth soccer The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 soccer team defeated FC United Soccer Club from Princeton, Mass., 3-0. Brianna Curley, Abigail Horner and Ashley Kelley scored for Loudon. Asia Hazelton, Jillian Dusseault and Jill Ramsey all played strong games, while Gwen Tupman had the shutout in goal. Youth …

Bridge scandal takes a back seat in Christie visit to Pembroke

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sandra Paul was one of about 60 people who huddled inside the Pembroke American Legion last night for the latest town hall stop on Chris Christie’s New Hampshire “Tell it Like it Is” tour. The last month has …

Teen’s memory at center of Pembroke rape retrial

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Assistant County Attorney Wayne Coull paused and sighed as he considered how best to broach the subject. The girl, now 16, had just retaken her seat at the witness stand in Merrimack County Superior Court, where she had made a brief and nervous appearance the day before, Monday. …

‘Sexual connotations’ of Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title affirm change to ‘principal’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With portraits of nearly 200 years of headmasters looking over their shoulders, members of the Pembroke School Board decided yesterday in a split vote not to reconsider their decision last year to rename Pembroke Academy’s top administrator as “principal.” In other words, when the school’s interim headmaster retires …

Town Crier for May 10, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allenstown Take a hike and picnic at Bear Brook State Park ∎ Bone Builders will be held tomorrow and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. It is a fun and great way to build bone strength. For more information, call Leslie at 485-4254. ∎ The Community Table …