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Softball: Maddy Wachter Ks 12, Concord holds off Winnacunnet in 2023 championship rematch
04-17-2024 7:57 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD — It wasn’t quite the high stakes of a state championship game at Memorial Field on Wednesday night, but Concord (3-0) knew that Winnacunnet (3-1) posed a good early-season test in its third game of the season.In a rematch of last year’s...

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‘We’re just kids’: As lawmakers debate transgender athlete ban, some youth fear a future on the sidelines
04-19-2024 2:05 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Maëlle Jacques has read the articles written about her.“Winner of NH Girls High Jump is Biological Male.”“Transgender girl blasted after dominating New Hampshire girls high jump.”“U.S. ‘Full of Failing Gutless Mothers and Fathers’: High School Boy...


Boys’ lacrosse: With a different level of energy and focus, MV feels primed for success
04-16-2024 8:25 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PENACOOK — Merrimack Valley head coach Sean Gill knew something was different about his team this year when 15 of his 25 players wanted to interview to be a team captain.Only four were ultimately chosen, but so far, Gill’s had a whole sideline he can...


Baseball: Concord makes eight errors but shows reasons for optimism in wild extra-inning loss
04-16-2024 12:06 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Committing eight errors and allowing 10 unearned runs isn’t often a formula for winning baseball games.Concord’s 15-10, 11-inning loss to Manchester Central-West (1-2) on Monday night was no exception to that rule, but given how close the...


How do you build a college football program from scratch? Kevin Kelly’s working on finding the answer
04-14-2024 12:01 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Of all the places Kevin Kelly’s coached football throughout his career, from high schools in the Northeast to the NCAA Division I level at Georgetown to the New York Guardians of the XFL, New England College in Henniker might be his greatest...


Bow girls’ lacrosse coach Chris Raabe achieves milestone win
04-11-2024 3:32 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Chris Raabe’s not a big fan of all the attention. Being a high school coach is about the athletes and their accomplishments, not her own. But on Wednesday between the rain drops at Bow High School, Raabe won her 300th game as the girls’ lacrosse head...


Boys’ lacrosse: Hopkinton and Bow head to overtime in season opener
04-10-2024 12:51 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – The rosters are a bit different than they were when they met in the Division III semifinals last June, but once again, Bow and Hopkinton required overtime to decide the outcome between the two rivals on Tuesday in the first game of the spring...


Girls’ tennis: Bow takes down Coe-Brown in season-opening match
04-03-2024 11:07 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The Bow High girls’ tennis team opened its season about as well as head coach Steve Langevin could’ve hoped on Tuesday with a 9-0 win over Coe-Brown. In singles, Grace Modzeleski beat Abby Coleman, 8-1; Jaden Glace beat Anna Reiff, 8-6; Katie McCabe...


Hometown Hero: Basketball provides Jim Cilley with a sense of peace
03-29-2024 4:46 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Pembroke Academy senior Joe Fitzgerald, a captain on this year’s boys’ varsity basketball team, finished his high school career with over 1,000 points scored, a milestone only 17 other Spartans have reached.But from Jim Cilley, one of Pembroke’s...


Monitor analysis: Who wins more high school championships, public or private schools?
03-29-2024 1:55 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Earlier this month, the Concord Christian Academy girls’ varsity basketball team took home the Division II state championship — the program's third title in three different divisions in the last three years. The team has moved up into divisions with...


The Black Ice Tournament moves inside again, but the tradition remains
03-22-2024 12:45 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

There’s something cinematic about the Black Ice Tournament at White Park in the middle of the Concord winter. Hockey skates slice across the ice, friends of years past reunite and the community gathers to enjoy hockey, the cold weather and all...


Trivia Time: Hopkinton High School students compete in Granite State Challenge
03-20-2024 2:41 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The contestants don’t have to answer in the form of a question, and there aren’t any Daily Doubles or thousands of dollars to be won, but that’s where most of the differences end.In Granite State Challenge, host Jon Cannon does his best Alex Trebek...


Forty-eight of the 50 states are sending players to men’s March Madness. New Hampshire isn’t one of them
03-20-2024 11:52 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

According to a map posted by the official NCAA men’s March Madness account on X, formerly Twitter, New Hampshire is one of just two states not sending any players to the Division I men’s tournament, which began with the First Four on Tuesday...


Nordic skiing: Team New Hampshire bests Vermont, wins Eastern High School Championships for first time in nearly three decades
03-19-2024 10:23 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

For the first time since 1995, Team New Hampshire took home the Eastern High School Championships title at the Holderness School on Sunday. The Nordic skiing competition features up to the top 48 skiers (24 boys and 24 girls) from each of New...


Girls’ basketball: D-II season recap
03-12-2024 12:18 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Area girls’ basketball teams made up three of the four semifinalists in Division II this season, with No. 1 Concord Christian ultimately taking down No. 3 Pembroke for the state championship. Sunday was the Kingsmen’s third straight state title,...


President Biden cites his record of capping prescription drugs costs and vows to keep fighting for ‘fundamental fairness’
03-11-2024 6:31 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Sticking to the message that has sustained his presidency, Joe Biden made the case that working and middle-class Americans shouldn’t be forced to pay high costs for prescription drugs and healthcare while corporations and the wealthiest Americans use...


Boys’ basketball: D-II season recap
03-11-2024 1:10 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

It was a strong winter season for area Division II boys’ basketball teams. Four of the six reached the playoffs; all four won at least one game, and two advanced to the semifinals. No. 3 Pembroke saw its championship hopes dashed after losing to No. 2...


Girls’ basketball: No. 3 Pembroke’s strong season ends in state championship defeat
03-10-2024 12:49 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

DURHAM – The No. 3 Pembroke Spartans (18-4) don’t get rattled. That’s been their calling card all season.But in the third quarter of Sunday’s Division II championship game against No. 1 Concord Christian (20-1), that demeanor was tested more heavily...


Boys’ hockey: Pembroke-Campbell’s program-best season ends with a championship game defeat
03-09-2024 6:18 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

MANCHESTER – No. 1 Berlin-Gorham (20-0-0) doesn’t allow many goals. Entering Saturday’s Division III boys’ hockey championship game, it had allowed more than one goal in just four of its first 19 games this season. So when Jamison Walsh scored for the...


Girls’ basketball: No. 1 Concord Christian, No. 3 Pembroke prepare to do battle for the Division II title on Sunday
03-08-2024 11:33 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

When Pembroke faced off against Concord Christian on Jan. 30, both teams were unbeaten. The Spartans led 51-50 with 6:15 remaining in the game but didn’t score again for over five minutes, as CCA stormed ahead to a 65-55 victory.On Sunday, the two...


Girls’ basketball: No. 1 Concord Christian one win away from third straight state championship after defeating No. 4 John Stark
03-07-2024 1:04 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

SALEM – After falling behind 13-2 less than three minutes into Wednesday night’s Division II semifinal, No. 4 John Stark (16-5) looked to be in deep trouble against No. 1 Concord Christian (19-1).The Kingsmen came out asserting their game, forcing...

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