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ConVal baseball season ends, but bright future awaits

05-24-2024 12:02 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal baseball team showed resilience in its senior night comeback bid against Milford Wednesday, but the young Cougars couldn't quite get over the hump. "They're a young team and they're learning how to fight," said first-year head coach Chris...


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ConVal softball ends regular season with packed schedule

05-22-2024 12:02 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal softball team came up just short in a pitchers' duel against Bow Monday that proved a tough start to a challenging four-game week for the Cougars. ConVal got another terrific start on the bump from freshman Sydney Borges (15 strikeouts,...


ConVal girls’ lacrosse shows potential, despite record

05-10-2024 12:01 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal girls' lacrosse team didn't quite play up to their full potential against Manchester Central on Thursday, but new head coach Kevin Carne said his young team is improving every day. "They get better every game," Carne said after the 12-6...


Mascenic baseball scores walkoff win over Wilton-Lyndeborough

05-09-2024 12:06 PM

By BEN CONANT

The Mascenic baseball team trailed Wilton-Lyndeborough for nearly seven full innings Monday afternoon, but, down to their final out, scored on a heads-up walkoff to win 5-4 over the visiting Warriors.The game was a far cry from the 17-2 Mascenic...


Mt. Monadnock Little League celebrates opening day

05-09-2024 9:01 AM

The Mt. Monadnock Little League’s southern towns celebrated their opening day on Saturday morning with a parade down New Ipswich streets to Memorial Field, accompanied by fire trucks from New Ipswich and Greenville and the Souhegan Valley Ambulance...


LOCAL SPORTS RECAP: ConVal track takes first and second

05-09-2024 8:01 AM

ConVal’s boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in a multi-team meet at Hollis-Brookline High School Tuesday.The boys team won their meet with 77 points, edging out Hollis-Brookline’s 71 and also finishing ahead of the Derryfield School and Tilton...


ConVal track and field makes its one home meet count

05-06-2024 12:03 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal track and field team hosted its lone home meet of the season on Friday, taking the occasion to honor its senior athletes. The meet marked the final opportunity for the senior Cougars – Jake Alonso, Anthony Cadwallader, Aida Davis, Jennae...


Hope for Nica 5K raises funds for the education of children in Nicaragua

05-06-2024 11:32 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The 10th annual Hope for Nica 5K Saturday continued the Hope Fellowship Church’s ongoing mission of supporting Nicaraguan children in getting a education.The annual race typically raises about $20,000 for Jardin Infantil y El Padul in Managua,...


After losing Borges, ConVal softball falls to H-B

05-02-2024 11:32 AM

By BEN CONANT

Throw the final score out the window – ConVal’s 8-1 loss to visiting Hollis-Brookline Monday featured 7½ innings of playoff-caliber softball before being derailed by a shocking injury.“The bad part is nobody will know how great that game was if they...


ConVal track and field takes second, third at Souhegan

05-02-2024 7:30 AM

In a four-team meet hosted by Souhegan on April 30, ConVal’s boys finished in second place with 84 points, just two points behind Souhegan and beating John Stark’s 71 points and Manchester West’s 20 points.The girls’ team finished third with 52...


Big first inning carries Wilton-Lyndeborough softball to win over Sunapee

04-29-2024 11:21 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Wilton-Lyndeborough softball team continued its promising start Thursday with a 20-8 run-rule win over rival Sunapee that saw the Warriors jump out to a big lead in the first and then walk off in the fifth.WLC's big first inning was sparked by the...


Conant baseball shows its strength in win over Mascenic

04-25-2024 8:33 AM

By BEN CONANT

Conant and Mascenic came into Monday’s matchup at Humiston Field two very different baseball teams. One, the Orioles, has a college-bound senior pitcher, a strong bullpen, some big bats in the lineup and an experienced head coach. The other, Mascenic,...


Katalina Davis dazzles in Mascenic shutout win

04-22-2024 10:38 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Mascenic softball team soared to a 7-0 shutout win over regional and interdivisional rival Conant thanks to a dazzling performance on both sides of the ball from senior pitcher Katalina Davis. “When Kat’s on, they’re not hitting, so she was...


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Conant girls’ tennis gets first win

04-20-2024 8:31 AM

The Conant girls’ tennis team picked up its first win of the season against three losses Wednesday, beating Trinity 6-3.In singles, Jess Yap, Caroline Rockhill, Riley Goddard and Emily Lewis all won their matches, while Nobley Walker and Grace Lewis...


Conant girls’ tennis continues to seek improvement

04-17-2024 8:42 AM

By BEN CONANT

When Gloria Morison wakes up in the middle of the night, her mind turns to tennis.That's a good thing for her Conant girls' tennis team, as they can benefit from her late-night musings. Before Tuesday's home showdown with visiting Kearsarge, it was...


Jack Kidd and Kidd Gloves make donation to Mt. Monadnock Little League

04-16-2024 8:33 AM

By BILL FONDA

Helping others comes naturally to 16-year-old Jack Kidd of Hancock.“It’s awesome,” said his stepfather, Mike Crowe. “He’s been a very perceptive kid for a long time.”Jack has helped his family buy and deliver turkey dinners for Thanksgiving, and when...


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tasha MacNeil leads the way for ConVal at Pelham Invita

04-15-2024 10:18 AM

The ConVal boys’ and girls’ track and field teams opened their seasons at the Pelham Invitational, a meet that included teams from NHIAA’s Division I and Division II, Saturday.The boys finished in 10th place out of 20 teams, with 22 points. The girls...


ConVal boys’ tennis looks to build experience

04-11-2024 8:46 AM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal boys’ tennis team comes into the season with almost no experience and a lot of work to do, but coach Mike Young relishes the challenge of building a full roster of players from the ground up. “You’ve got to start from the basics, which...


Conant girls’ tennis drops opener

04-10-2024 8:36 AM

Conant girls’ tennis lost 9-0 to Bishop Brady in both teams' first match of the season Tuesday. Conant singles players Nobley Walker, Jessica Yap, Grace Lewis, Riley Goddard, Caroline Rockhill and Emily Lewis struggled to get a few games, but each had...


Monadnock Valley Patriots compete in state Special Olympics basketball tournament

04-08-2024 11:10 AM

The Monadnock Valley Patriots (MVP) fielded two teams in the New Hampshire state Special Olympics basketball tournament Saturday, with the 5-on-5 team winning the championship.In the 5-on-5 tournament at Plymouth Area High School, MVP dominated the...


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