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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 …

Twins ride sharp Nolasco to 7-2 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – It’s been a rocky season and a quarter for Ricky Nolasco since he joined the Minnesota Twins. The weight of a four-year, $49 million contract proved too much to bear in his first season, and his second year started with a trip to the disabled list. He walked off the field …

Altoona’s Sanchez shuts down Fisher Cats, 11-3

Monday, May 25, 2015

Altoona’s Angel Sanchez (4-1) limited the Fisher Cats to two runs on six hits over eight innings last night as the Curve ended a three-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory over New Hampshire. Sanchez walked one and struck out four, with K.C. Hobson (RBI double), Matt Newman …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf Montgomerie captures Senior PGA Championship FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Colin Montgomerie answered two front-nine challenges with birdies, then pulled away, shooting a 3-under 69 yesterday to win the Senior PGA Championship by four strokes. Montgomerie finished at 8-under 280 on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf results Steve Johnston and Jeff Towle took low honors in yesterday’s Best-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a scorching round of 10-under par 60. Bill Krueger and Bob Mielcarz were a close second at 61. Three teams finished tied for third at 62. ∎ In CCC’s Women’s …

Merrimack Valley’s Ramsey lives up to high expectations

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dave Irving spotted it early. After coaching Meredith Ramsey as a sixth- and seventh-grader on the Merrimack Valley Middle School track and field team, Irving had a scouting report for Bob Mullen, one of the high school track …

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 …

Napoli blasts two home runs in Boston’s 8-3 win over Angels

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli’s timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox …

Hunter-Reay forgotten champion as Indianapolis 500 looms

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – When Ryan Hunter-Reay stood in Victory Lane after a thrilling last-lap duel with Helio Castroneves, he had a hard time describing just what winning the Indianapolis 500 meant to him. “I’m a proud American boy,” Hunter-Reay …

Triple play helps Astros get best of Tigers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory yesterday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit led 2-1 …

Outdoor Adventures: Competitors find fun, camaraderie and challenges in the mud

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants muck it up while going over wood walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate other daunting obstacles. But, it’s also …

Monarchs roar back to beat Wolf Pack, 7-4, in Game 2 of Eastern finals

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs came roaring back after allowing three goals in a span of eight minutes to defeat the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack, 7-4, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Manchester led 2-0 after the first period before Hartford scored at 4:16, …