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Belmont's Cassie Contigiani reaches for the ball at second base in an attempt to tag Franklin's Mariah Gauthier out during the game between the schools on Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014 at Odell Park in Franklin. Contigiani dropped the ball and Gautheir landed on second safely.

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in yesterday’s 6-0 victory over Belmont (0-2). Belmont’s biggest threat came in the fifth with Franklin ahead 4-0. With one out, the Raiders … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school volleyball teams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

High school boys’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: I Coach: Ryan Smith (2nd year) Last year: 6-10, did not qualify for tournament Returning starters: Charles Swansburg, so., OH Top newcomers: Borja Rodriguez, jr.; Isaiah Allen, fr.; William Girard, fr. Outlook: The Bears are young, with no seniors and with underclassmen making up nine of their 12 roster spots. How quickly that youth matures will … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Manchester Central, 8-3. Jared Grondin went 2-for-2 and Matt LaTourette chipped in with two hits and an RBI. ∎ The Concord girls’ JV lacrosse team lost to Pinkerton, 11-7. Becca Proulx and Addie Palisi led the Tide with two goals each. Sarah Harper, Tori Pelletier and Olivia Painchaud each had one. Paige Hyndman and Allie … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

College standouts Boscawen’s David Drouin, a freshman pitcher for the University of Hartford, was named America East co-Rookie of the Week after a seven-inning no-decision in the Hawks’ victory over Binghamton. Drouin allowed one run on three hits; he struck out four and walked none. For the season, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, March 24, 2014

High school basketball Pembroke’s Kafani Williams scored a team-high 17 points, but Division II fell to Division I, 114-74, at yesterday’s NHBCO Granite State Basketball senior games at NHTI. Merrimack’s Eric Gendron led D-I with 25 points. Kearsarge’s Carter Noordsij scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Hopkinton’s … 0

Business people

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PAULA TAYLOR of Concord joined the Concord Family YMCA as its new development director. Before the Y, Taylor worked at the Tilton School, most recently as interim director of development. She has also worked as the director of … 0

Winnisquam passes football, budget and contracts – but not kindergarten

Saturday, March 22, 2014

There will be football next year in the Winnisquam Regional School District, paid for and overseen for the first time by the school district. The second-to-last item on the warrant, the highly anticipated and hotly debated $28,000 proposed … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 22, 2014

College standouts Franklin’s Derrick Sylvester, a senior pitcher for SNHU, upped his record to 3-1 with eight solid innings in the Penmen’s 4-2 victory over Pace yesterday. He scattered seven hits while allowing two runs and striking out three. ∎ Nicole Scotti, a 2013 Concord High graduate, is the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 22, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Katie Kennard, a freshman at Plymouth State, hit an RBI double in the Panthers’ 6-2 softball loss to Springfield. ∎ Sanbornton’s Ryan Wakefield, a senior at Plymouth State, pitched 2.1 innings of hitless relief to earn the win in the Panthers’ 4-3 baseball victory over 24th-ranked … 0

High school hockey All-State teams

Friday, March 21, 2014

Concord forward Annie Mullen, Bow forward Jake Rand and defenseman Nate Corriveau, and Belmont-Gilford defenseman Brogan Hurst were all named hockey First Team All-State in their respective divisions by the New Hampshire High School Coaches Association, with the N.H. Legends of Hockey providing framed certificates for each member … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, March 21, 2014

Middle school champs The fourth-ranked Bow 5th- and 6th-grade middle school boys’ basketball team (above) beat No. 2 Weare in the semifinals and No. 1 Hooksett in the final, 43-38, to claim the Merrimack Valley League Division C. … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 21, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (4) The Bears dominated their championship event like no other local team to win the D-II title. 2. PEMBROKE BOYS’ HOOP (1) The Spartans (22-1) won their second straight D-II title with a 49-40 win … 0

High school basketball All-State

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Division I girls’ All-State Player of the Year Aliza Simpson, Londonderry Jack Ford Award Amanda Bickford, Salem Coach of the Year John Fagula, Londonderry First team Aliza Simpson, sr., Londonderry Jamie Sherburne, sr., BG Sandi Purcell, sr., Alvirne Taylor Choate, jr., Nashua North McKenzie Brown, sr., Bedford Amanda … 0