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Merrimack Valley's Trevor Parsons competes in the high jump competition at the Merrimack Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

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 Astle won the shot put (51-3) and …

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: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Angelina’s Ristaurante CYHA Peewee 1 team (pictured) capped off the season as Valley Hockey League Peewee AAA North American champions, defeating the Worcester Jr. Sharks, 2-0. Ian Dennison scored the game-winning goal in the …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls pick up where they left off on the track

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Coe-Brown girls’ track juggernaut – which has won 10 straight championships between cross country (fall), indoor track and field (winter) and outdoor track and field (spring) – started the last indoor season slowly. The Bears were resting …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1s (pictured) completed their season by winning the Valley Hockey League Squirt Elite Division Championship. In the tournament, Concord beat Natick, Mass.; The Maine Hockey Academy; and Belmont, Mass., …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sadie Kaplan, Franklin girls’ track and field, 1st in shot put, javelin, discus Kaitlin Bardellini, Brady girls’ track and field, 1st in 400, 200; 2nd in 100, long jump Nick Fleury, Hopkinton boys’ track and field, 1st in 100, 400, long jump Kam Anderson, Hopkinton boys’ lacrosse, 3 …

High school Player of the Season for wrestling

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Richard Mills SCHOOL: Winnisquam Regional High HONORS/STATS: The senior won the 170-pound title at the Division III championship, leading the Bears to third place, and captured the 170 title at the state Meet of Champions. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: …

High school boys: Tide baseball rallies for opening day win over Winnacunnet

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Concord baseball team entered the season with question marks everywhere – the batter’s box, the pitcher’s mound, and every position from one through nine. One day won’t answer all of those questions. But for the Crimson Tide, …

High school girls: Concord softball wins home game away from home

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A couple of big defensive plays, a couple of big offensive plays, and the Concord High softball team walked away from its “home” game in Hampton with a 5-3 season-opening victory over Winnacunnet yesterday. “They played hard, played pretty well,” Concord Coach Duke Sawyer said. “We hit well, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Concord Capitals New England Grocers Bantam 1 team (pictured) defeated the Tewksbury Redmen, 7-1, to claim the Valley Hockey League Elite National Championship. The Caps scored three goals in the first four minutes and …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Christian McLellan, Concord baseball, double, triple, 3 RBI in 10-7 win Katherine Muzzey, Concord softball, 3-for-3, walk, run, RBI from leadoff spot in 5-3 win Dave Nelson, Hopkinton baseball, 7k in 4 IP in 5-1 win Adam Bryant, Concord boys’ tennis, 8-0 wins at singles and doubles Laura …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hockey champs The Wells Fargo Concord Capitals Squirt 2 hockey team (pictured) went undefeated in the Valley League Squirt 2 East Championship. The Capitals beat Stoneham Squirt 2, 4-2, to capture the American East title. Brendan Marcoux scored …