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Hopkinton's McKayla Reale tries to outrun Conant's SS Katie Chadbourne after the third baseman Sierra Landry bobbled the throw and Reale took off for home at Hopkinton high school yesterday. Reale was tagged out but Hopkinton went on to win 2-0.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton baseball, softball lead group of teams facing big matchups in final week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Even before they get to the tests of the playoffs, the Hopkinton baseball and softball teams will take a final exam. The Hawks have rolled through both sports this season, posting a 12-1 record (in baseball) and 11-2 mark (in softball) that has them second and seventh, respectively, in the Division III standings with a good shot at a top-four …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

High school tournaments today Boys’ tennis Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Pinkerton (11-3) at No. 3 Concord (13-1), 4 p.m. Head to head: Concord won 7-2 at Pinkerton a week and a half ago. Notes: The Tide has rolled through the season, sweeping eight of its matches and allowing only three opponents to take more than one match. Pinkerton is one of those …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soccer tourney champs The Seacoast Express United U18 girls team won its division at this past weekend’s GPS College Showcase in Massachusetts. The team won all five of its games, outscoring its opponents, 25-2. Players on the team (pictured above) are: Alexandra Laverriere, Caitie Barrett, Cassidy Thompson, Chelsea Bard, Emily Ennis, Gillian Bennett, …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, 6.2 innings, 7 strikeouts, 2 walks, 3 hits, no earned runs in 13-3 win Allie Trowsdale, Winnisquam softball, 7 innings, 3 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk, no runs in 4-0 win Evan Vulgamore, Bow baseball, 3-for-3, double, RBI, run in 13-4 loss Angel Feliz, …

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Emma Moore, H-D softball, 2-RBI double in 5-4 win Rachael Capri, Franklin softball, game-winning 2-run double in 7th inning of 8-5 win Anna Stowell and Eleanor Angus, Kearsarge girls’ lax, 4 goals each in 11-6 win Glenn Dion, Pembroke boys’ lacrosse, 4 goals in 9-8 win Brody Fredericks, …

High school girls: Strong finish carries Hopkinton girls’ lacrosse team over Brady, 10-8

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Hopkinton girls’ lacrosse team is coming together at the right time. After starting the season 0-4, the Hawks (5-6) earned their fifth win in the last seven games with a 10-8 victory yesterday over Bishop Brady (2-8). …

High school boys: Belmont baseball team rallied to nip Gilford, 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The home run not only broke a 2-2 tie, but it left the Belmont High baseball team with only six outs to work with. Yet the case holding the panic button would remain closed; in fact, there wouldn’t even be a motivational speech needed for a Red Raiders …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

JV results The Concord JV softball team (11-2) beat Keene, 16-4, in six innings. Taylor Carchide (three innings, 4 hits, walk, strikeout) and Jillian Dusseault (three innings, 3 hits, walk, two strikeouts) combined in the circle, while Sierra Pepper (3-for-4, triple, home run, two runs, two RBI), Piper …

Selectmen to weigh town’s concerns over interim chief

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After two public hearings where residents have urged caution, Weare selectmen will take more time to consider whether Interim Police Chief Sean Kelly should be hired as town’s part-time chief. Last night, selectmen said they would take residents’ concerns under advisement and look closely at Kelly’s proposed three-year …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rowing medalists Concord Crew participated in U.S. Rowing’s Northeast Regional Youth Championships over the weekend. Two boats earned medal status after two days of competition. The girls’ 3rd Varsity earned a bronze medal. The boys’ 2nd Varsity 4 …

Weare town officials look to residents for ideas on aging highway department building

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Weare Public Works Department building is little more than a pole barn structure, supported by thick telephone poles rooted in the ground. The main building and the shed that houses the town’s highway trucks have stood at the end of Merrill Road since 1974. Town officials say …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse team has eyes on postseason

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse team (6-5) may be young, but they’re learning quickly. After starting the season with a 2-4 reason, the Cougars have been on a hot streak, winning three of their last four games, including a …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Justin Norris, Kearsarge boys’ lacrosse, 3 goals, 3 assists in 13-4 win Zach Astle, Kearsarge track, 1st shot put, 1st discus, 3rd javelin at CVC championships Maggie Jensen, Bow track, 1st 100 hurdles, 1st long jump, 1st triple jump, 2nd 300 hurdles in 7-team meet (Bow won) Jaila …