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Kearsarge's Jake Vierzen (3) throws a pitch during Tuesday's Division-III first round baseball game at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, June 2, 2015. Kearsarge defeated Winnisquam, 10-8.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge holds off Winnisquam, 10-8, in D-III first-round game

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kearsarge baseball Coach Travis Pelletier knew his team was going to have a battle on its hands against a Winnisquam (9-8) team that played tough all season. His instincts were correct. His 19th-seeded Cougars (7-1) built a 10-2 lead yesterday going into the fifth inning of a Division III first-round game, but a five-run bottom of the fifth for the 14th-seeded Bears (9-8) brought the game within reach before Cougars starter Jake Vierzen clamped down and helped his team hold on for the 10-8 victory. “Jake probably had his gutsiest performance of the season out there tonight,” Pelletier said. “He really stepped up when we …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ tennis Division I championship At Pinkerton Academy, Derry No. 3 Concord (14-2) vs. No. 1 Bedford (16-0), 4 p.m. Previous tournament matches: Concord beat No. 6 Salem, 9-0, and downed No. 2 Exeter, 7-2. Bedford beat No. 8 Pinkerton, 9-0 and No. 4 Manchester Central, 7-2. Head to head: Bedford beat Concord, 8-1, on April 27 at Memorial …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-3, 2 triples, 2 RBI, run scored, stolen base in 10-8 loss to Kearsarge Mario Fusco, Kearsarge baseball, 2-for-4, run, 4 RBI Ashley Thompson, Kearsarge softball, 1-for-3, HR; 4 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 Ks in 4-2 win over Farmington …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 22, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) will have one more meet, today at Exeter, before defending its D-II title next Saturday. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) won eight events and finished first overall in a five-team home meet on Wednesday. 3. …

High schools: Levesque shines as Belmont baseball blanks Winnisquam, 5-0

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TILTON – This is the part of the season when the intensity rises and each game means just a little bit more. Fortunately for the Belmont baseball team, the Red Raiders have the formula to meet these higher …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anecia Vargas, Brady softball, 3 hits (2 HRs) in 6-5 win Molly Emerson, Concord softball, 4-for-4, double, 3 RBI, steal in win Joe Levesque, Belmont baseball, 2-hitter, 9 strikeouts in 5-0 win Gabby Killinger, Concord girls’ tennis, 8-1 singles, 8-2 doubles wins in 5-4 win Megan Prescott, Belmont …

High school girls: Bishop Brady wins see-saw softball battle with H-D, 6-5

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hillsboro-Deering softball team was battling with everything it had to extend its season beyond the next three games. Bishop Brady, meanwhile, had its eyes on a possible first-round bye in Division III. Neither team was going to give up without a fight. Brady (6-6) scored first. H-D …

High schools: Belmont softball team continues breakthrough season with win over Bow

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Belmont softball team won its 10th game of the season yesterday, 13-3 against Bow, and as far as Belmont Coach Bill Clary can tell, that win total has some significance. “I’ve gone back 12 years looking through …

Eleven area players selected for Shrine football game

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The New Hampshire roster for the 2015 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game was released recently and 11 local football players are on the 36-man team: Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson and Andrew Jousset, Bow’s Kyle Milne and Alec Tellifson, Concord’s Will Scharlotte, John Stark’s Zachary Feudner and Jacob Sawyer, …

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 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 …

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 …