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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...

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From a book to bread, Merrimack Valley High School students show off their senior projects
04-19-2024 2:56 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In January, Merrimack Valley High School senior Lena Pelleteri’s mother passed away following a multi-year battle with cancer.For her senior project, Pelleteri put her “pain on paper”, as she put it, writing a 40-page book that delved into her...


High schools: Monday’s baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results
04-16-2024 12:03 AM

BaseballMerrimack Valley 4, Bow 3Key players: MV  – Luke Dougherty (win, 5 IP 8 K), Will McPherson (save, 2 IP, 0 H), Jonas Weed (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Seth Norris (double); Bow –Jake Reardon (2-for-3, double, RBI), Owen Webber (1-for-3, RBI, run), Colby...


Track & field: John Stark boys finish 2nd at 24-team Pelham Invitational
04-14-2024 12:08 PM

By DAN ATTORRI

PELHAM – When the John Stark boys’ track and field team last competed this winter, the Generals finished second in the state. On Saturday, the Stark boys opened the season by finishing second in the first major invitational of the season.Junior Rio...


High schools: Wachter strikes out 17, pitches a complete game to lead Concord softball to victory; other Opening Day results
04-10-2024 12:51 AM

Softball Concord 9, Windham 3 Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (complete game, 17 strikeouts), Delaney Duford (HR, stolen base; threw out a runner stealing), Maggie Taylor (3-for-4, 2 runs), Alison Dupuis (RBI double), Ella Gray (RBI single), Andi...


Boys’ lacrosse previews: Hopkinton focused on repeat championships
04-05-2024 10:25 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL and DAN ATTORRI

There are three adjectives Hopkinton head coach Deacon Blue used to describe his team entering the 2024 spring season: deep, strong and skilled.The regular season hasn’t yet begun, but the defending Division III champions look well-positioned to have...


Girls’ lacrosse previews: Bow relying on team chemistry to help in title defense
04-04-2024 10:35 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBELand DAN ATTORRI

It’ll be hard for Bow High girls’ lacrosse’s 2024 season to match the dominance of 2023, when the Falcons finished 18-1 and took home the Division III championship, the program’s first title since 2009. But head coach Chris Raabe still has quite a bit...


Track preview: Veteran-laden roster leads Concord girls in D-I, Coe-Brown seeks to repeat sweep of D-II titles
04-03-2024 9:57 PM

By DAN ATTORRI

The Concord High School girls’ track and field team has been near the top of Division I for a few years, but head coach Hayden Daly believes that this year’s team is a special group. With three NCAA Division I commits, several veteran leaders and a...


Softball preview: Concord looks to go back to back, and D-II teams prepare for stiff competition
04-02-2024 1:10 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBELand DAN ATTORRI

After coming agonizingly close to winning state championships in 2021 and 2022, Concord High softball finally cleared the hurdle last June when it beat Winnacunnet, 3-2, for the seventh title in program history, capping a 20-1 season.This year, the...


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,...


Merrimack Valley voters approve $48.3 million budget, ask for more transparency
03-09-2024 12:55 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

After the moderator read the results of the Merrimack Valley School Board elections Friday night, Julia Jones dabbed away a few tears.Though she is the president of the Salisbury parent-teacher group, she relied only on word of mouth to promote her...


Spending impacts vary between towns sending students to Merrimack Valley
03-05-2024 6:45 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Merrimack Valley School District voters will weigh a 5.9% budget increase and decide two contested school board races on Friday. The proposed operating budget for the five-community district is $48,298,106, up almost $2.7 million from last year. The...


Monitor Sports Podcast – Dave Smith previews Coe-Brown’s semifinal against No. 1 Pelham
03-05-2024 1:24 PM

Monitor staff

On this week’s podcast, Eric Rynston-Lobel and Dan Attorri recap last week’s playoff results, including Concord boys’ hockey’s stunning overtime loss to Exeter and preview this week’s D-II boys’ and girls’ basketball semifinals featuring Pembroke...


Boys’ basketball: Familiar foes, Pembroke and MV prepare to do battle in the D-II quarterfinal Friday night
02-29-2024 12:35 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

When No. 11 Merrimack Valley (9-10) shows up to play No. 3 Pembroke Academy (17-2) on Friday night in the Division II quarterfinals, there won’t be much the two teams don’t already know about each other. They squared off twice during the regular...


Girls’ basketball: Bow throws a wrinkle at Merrimack Valley, advances to D-II quarterfinal
02-28-2024 11:45 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – The No. 6 Bow Falcons (14-5) had really only played man-to-man defense all season. But entering their Division II first round meeting with No. 11 Merrimack Valley (9-10), head coach Cassidy Emerson decided to employ a zone. The gamble worked in...


High schools: MV boys win on Simonds buzzer-beating 3 in OT, Pembroke also advances in D-II
02-28-2024 12:52 AM

D-II Boys’ BasketballNo. 11 Merrimack Valley 60, No. 6 Laconia 57, OTKey players: MV – Aiden Gray (16 points), Trevor Simonds (16 points), Andrew Suprenant (11 points); Laconia – Keaton Beck (20 points)Highlights: Simonds hit a buzzer-beating...


Girls’ basketball: Six area teams qualify for Division II playoffs, led by Concord Christian
02-27-2024 1:35 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Area teams make up three of the top four seeds in this year’s Division II girls’ basketball playoffs, which begin on Wednesday.Concord Christian, playing in its only season in D-II before moving up to D-I next year, took the top seed after finishing...


Monitor Sports Podcast – Previewing the D-II basketball and D-I hockey playoffs
02-27-2024 12:27 PM

On this week’s episode, Eric Rynston-Lobel and Dan Attorri recap Saturday’s D-III girls’ basketball championship game win for Kearsarge over Hopkinton and the D-III boys’ semifinal loss for the Cougars, while also previewing the D-II boys’ and girls’...


Boys’ basketball: Pembroke, Coe-Brown and Bow lead the pack among D-II area playoff teams
02-26-2024 11:22 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Like last season, the Pembroke Spartans top the list among area teams to qualify for the Division II boys’ basketball playoffs. At 16-2, last year’s runner-up turned in another impressive season with a mostly new group of players.Returning senior Joe...


Monitor Sports Podcast – Bill Chavanelle talks Bow’s wrestling championship
02-21-2024 3:39 PM

On this week’s podcast, Eric Rynston-Lobel and Dan Attorri recap last week’s D-III basketball playoff results and an eventful weekend of wrestling, while also previewing the D-II basketball and D-I hockey playoff scenarios. Then, Bow wrestling coach...


High schools: Concord boys’ basketball wins on senior night, Franklin falls short in D-IV playoffs
02-21-2024 12:02 AM

Boys’ BasketballConcord 84, Salem 58Key players: Concord – Alain Twite (21 points), Japhet Nduwayo (20 points), Derek Ramos (9 points)Highlights: Concord opened its senior night with a 22-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, extending...

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