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Two area goalies participate in Lions Cup soccer game

07-25-2024 10:49 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Seven area soccer players participated in Saturday’s Twin State Lions Cup all-star games featuring top players from New Hampshire and Vermont. In the boys’ game, New Hampshire lost, 5-2; in the girls’ game, the Granite State was defeated, 1-0. Both...


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Concord’s Nick Reynolds planned to play D-III soccer in college. Now, he’s off to Tennessee as a javelin thrower

07-22-2024 9:13 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Erik Whitsitt didn’t need another javelin thrower. The assistant coach for the University of Tennessee track and field team had already filled his roster for the upcoming season.But when his former Boise State teammate Nate Putnam sent him a video of...


Golf: New London’s Rob Henley claims 121st State Amateur Championship crown

07-15-2024 12:45 AM

By DAN ATTORRI

Rob Henley fell just a couple shots short last year. This year, he finished the job. Henley didn’t play his cleanest round, but he made key shots when he needed to and captured the 121st New Hampshire State Amateur Championship on Saturday at Concord...


Golf: Home advantage runs its course on day 4 of state am

07-11-2024 10:49 PM

By DAN ATTORRI

Winning the New Hampshire State Amateur Championship means playing well for nine rounds of golf on the same course over the week, and any advantages start to even out. On the fourth day of this year’s state am, home field advantage ran its...


On the 50th anniversary of girls in Little League, Concord softball blazes a trail for New Hampshire

07-11-2024 3:41 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As Tim LaTorra would sit watching Little League softball on TV over the summer, he noticed something.“You had Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, but never New Hampshire,” he said.He’d seen the impact the Concord Little League...


Concord High School announces new athletic director

07-11-2024 10:05 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

After a long search, Concord High School has officially announced its new athletic director.Stephen Largy will replace Steve Mello, who recently retired after holding the position of director of physical education, health and sport for the last 16...


Golf: Dunbarton’s Duncan locks up No. 1 seed through stroke play, advances to Round of 32 with six other Concord CC members; Mielcarz career ends in Round of 64

07-11-2024 12:04 AM

By DAN ATTORRI

Eighteen Concord Country Club golfers teed off on their home course for the 121st New Hampshire State Amateur Championship, but Hunter Duncan made the best use of the home-course advantage.Duncan birdied on two of the first three holes he played in...


Golf: Concord Country Club hosts 121st State Amateur Championships this week

07-08-2024 1:39 AM

By DAN ATTORRI

For the first time since 2012 and the fourth time ever, Concord Country Club is hosting New Hampshire’s premier golf event.The 121st New Hampshire Amateur Championship will tee off on Monday morning and be contested throughout the entire week,...


Penacook resident, MV alum Kristie Schoffield competes for a spot at Paris Olympic Games, finishes sixth in finals

06-25-2024 8:15 AM

By DAN ATTORRI

She was the last one to qualify for the semifinals. She was the last one to qualify for the finals. But in Monday night’s 800-meter race, competing against former national champions, world champions and Olympic medallists, Penacook’s Kristie...


Boston-area native Kaz Grala gives NHMS Bay State flair

06-23-2024 9:36 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

“Three, two, one,” and the No. 15 Ford skidded to a halt in front of Rick Ware Racing’s control center.Four men dressed to drive, in black helmets and fire-resistant suits, ambushed the car with gold-spoked tires and a container of gasoline. In fewer...


Live video: Watch Boston parade to salute Celtics’ record 18th NBA championship

06-21-2024 12:06 PM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

 The Celtics entered the season vowing to turn recent playoff heartbreaks into happiness.Eight months later, they will toast the franchise’s 18th championship in what has become standard Boston celebratory fair, joined Friday by a huge crowd for a...


Granite State Games championship rosters filled with athletes competing for the love of the game

06-20-2024 1:43 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Concord local Alyssa Leppard planted her feet, clutched her bat and swung hard. She missed the yellow softball by several inches.Her coach, Jen Boyden, standing behind third base, met Leppard’s eye. They both laughed.It was the bottom of the fourth...


Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

06-18-2024 7:30 AM

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

Jayson Tatum put his hands behind his head, with TD Garden fans standing on their feet cheering around him, and took it all in.Walking to the bench, he wrapped both arms around Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla.The journey was complete.The Boston Celtics...


Monitor Sports recognizes Spring 2024 Players of the Season

06-14-2024 9:07 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL and DAN ATTORRI

From top-tier pitching and hitting to prolific scoring, stout defense and incredible athleticism, the Spring 2024 season saw numerous standout student-athletes in the Concord area.Here are the Monitor’s Players of the Season:BaseballAnthony Paolicelli...


Softball season recap: A shocking upset, a program-best season and more

06-14-2024 8:55 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

While no area softball teams won state titles this spring, there was no shortage of noteworthy storylines. Concord was stunned by a double-digit seed in the first round of the playoffs, while Bow turned in its best season in program history and...


Baseball season recap: Bow claims D-II crown, Belmont, John Stark turn in strong 2024 campaigns

06-13-2024 9:36 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Bow High baseball headlined area teams this spring on the diamond, winning the state championship for Division II. It was also a strong spring season for Belmont and John Stark, both of which made deep playoff runs as well.Here is a recap of the area...


Softball: Concord’s Wachter wins Gatorade Player of the Year; Coe-Brown’s Bieniek (D-II) and Brady’s Bryson (D-III) also selected by NHSCA

06-11-2024 11:24 PM

By DAN ATTORRI

Concord High softball’s playoff run might have been cut short, but Maddy Wachter’s light still shined brightly in the circle this year.The Crimson Tide’s senior ace was absolutely dominant this season, earning Gatorade’s New Hampshire Softball Player...


Boys’ lacrosse season recap: Bow reaches championship game, Hopkinton falls in semis, numerous others make big jumps

06-11-2024 11:23 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Numerous area teams turned in strong 2024 seasons in boys’ lacrosse. Bow reached the championship game in Division III, Hopkinton played in the D-III semifinals and Coe-Brown and Kearsarge each posted double-digit win numbers. Here’s a recap of each...


Concord crew team rows its way to a national title

06-11-2024 3:08 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Concord Crew might not be as large or exclusive as clubs from around the country that sent teams to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships this weekend, but that didn’t stop two Concord rowers from walking away with a first-place finish.Head...


Girls’ lacrosse season recap: Bow, Hopkinton headline area teams in 2024

06-10-2024 10:25 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Like last season, Bow, Hopkinton and Merrimack Valley headlined area girls’ lacrosse teams. In Division III, the Falcons fell short in their quest for back-to-back state championships, losing to No. 3 Gilford in the semifinals. Hopkinton similarly saw...


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