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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

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 …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 3-for-4, triple, 4 runs, 3 RBI, 3 steals Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball, 2-hit shutout from circle; game-winning RBI Sydney Herrington, Brady girls’ tennis, 8-0 wins at singles and doubles in win Cassidy Emerson, Concord softball, 3-for-4, run, RBI in 5-2 win Becca Proulx, Concord …

High school girls: Shatney’s two-hit shutout leads Hopkinton over Conant, 2-0

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This one didn’t need the kind of a pre-game speech that a Monday afternoon game might typically warrant. At 7-1, Conant had the kind of record the Hopkinton softball team couldn’t help but notice. But it wasn’t so …

High school boys: Four straight wins follow four straight losses for Winnisquam baseball

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

April wasn’t kind to the Winnisquam baseball team. May has been a completely different story. After starting the season with four straight losses, the Bears made it four straight victories yesterday, using a potent offense and steady pitching to beat Prospect Mountain, 11-3. “Prospect has a couple of …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

JV results The Concord JV softball team beat Pinkerton, 10-5. Lauren Mullen pitched the first five innings for the win, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk; she struck out five. Taylor Carchide yielded a run on two hits in two innings for the save, striking …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, May 10, 2015

College standouts Webster’s Colton Ham, a junior at Franklin Pierce, ran to seventh place in the steeplechase at the NEICAAA Championships. Teammate Antoine Gisore, a senior from Concord, was 24th in the 1,500, and B.J. Smith, a sophomore from Concord, was 16th in the 10,000. Concord’s Makopa Rugabirwa …

High schools: Split decision for John Stark baseball team

Saturday, May 9, 2015

His team had both a memorable win and a discouraging loss in the same day, so it made sense that John Stark Coach Dennis Pelletier was of mixed emotions once both were in the books. “I’m slightly frustrated,” …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 9, 2015

JV results The Winnisquam JV baseball team beat Newfound, 16-4. Ethan Bryson pitched all five innings for Winnisquam and struck out five. Brendan Vaughn (three hits, two RBI, two runs), Blaise Ross (three runs) and Noah Smith (three runs) led the Winnisquam offense. Freshman result The Concord freshman …

High school boys: Caruso to the rescue as Pembroke edges MV, 4-3

Saturday, May 9, 2015

PEMBROKE – The game was on the line, and Jerry Caruso wanted to keep things simple. Runners stood on first and second in the seventh inning of a tie game, and the Pembroke shortstop kept reminding himself to …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Jerry Caruso, Pembroke baseball, 3-for-4, 2 RBI, run, walk-off single in 4-3 win Lizzie Brandt, John Stark girls’ lacrosse, 5 goals in 11-10 win August Colburn, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 21 saves in victory Daniel Medvetz, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 17-12 victory Cole Laliberte, Merrimack …