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How does New Hampshire Motor Speedway gear up for NASCAR weekend? Go behind the scenes
07-14-2023 12:52 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Massive red Coca-Cola trucks sat in the parking lot, packed to capacity with cases of water and soda. Forklifts roamed around. Pickup trucks zoomed past. With just a couple of days before NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it’s all hands...


Local NH 8U softball team trying to finance trip to Babe Ruth World Series
07-11-2023 1:50 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The 8U Bumblebees softball team knew it was good. The coaches just didn’t realize how good.Since May, the team – consisting of 11 girls entering third and fourth grades from Tilton and Northfield – played in 28 games spanning four tournaments. They...


SkiTheBeav looks to City of Concord to help support next phase of cross country skiing initiative
07-09-2023 4:00 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Local nonprofit Ski The Beav helped the City of Concord pay for a new ski trail groomer last year to keep the cross country ski trails at Beaver Meadow Golf Course safe and smooth. Now the organization is pushing ahead with its next phase of...


Junior hockey team in Laconia looking for housing for players
07-07-2023 3:31 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The New England Wolves, part of the Eastern Hockey League, are looking for host families for some of their out-of-state players. Located in Laconia, the Wolves are a junior hockey program for young adults hoping to play hockey at the NCAA level.The...


Harrison Burton, 22-year-old son of former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, gears up for New Hampshire Motor Speedway
07-06-2023 4:11 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Harrison Burton was so young the first time he went to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he doesn’t even remember how old he was. “Probably 1 or 2,” he estimated.A native of Huntersville, North Carolina just outside of Charlotte, Burton grew up around...


Concord softball’s Sarah Taylor named Gatorade Player of the Year for New Hampshire
07-05-2023 3:07 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

In case winning a Division I championship wasn’t a thrilling enough way to cap off the 2023 season, Concord High softball’s Sarah Taylor added another accolade to a standout junior year: Gatorade Player of the Year for New Hampshire.She became the...


Q&A with Concord Parks and Recreation Director David Gill
07-02-2023 6:00 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As summer kicks into full gear, Concord Parks and Recreation has started offering various activities for residents. From swimming pools to movie nights to sports camps, there are plenty of options to enjoy the summer months.The Concord Monitor caught...


 “I don’t like being told no”: Hannah McGonigle kept the faith; now she prepares for an NCAA softball career
07-01-2023 6:36 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Most people like to prove others wrong. Hannah McGonigle relishes the chance.When she had her first softball pitching lesson at 11 years old, she threw the ball straight up into the ceiling over and over again. Jen Boyden, most recently her coach at...


Lakes Region softball wins Granite State Games
06-22-2023 1:26 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Concord area softball players participating in the annual Granite State Games took home a championship with a 10-2 win over the Monadnock Region team at NHTI on Wednesday evening.Area players, playing for the Lakes Region coached by Bow’s...


Girls’ lacrosse season recap: Bow takes home D-III championship, other D-III area teams impress
06-12-2023 9:23 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

No team dominated from start to finish this season quite like Bow girls’ lacrosse. The Falcons finished 18-1, defeating St. Thomas, 20-6, for the Division III championship. Bow’s average margin of victory across its three playoff games: 15 goals.For...


Concord softball wins it all for the first time since 2018
06-11-2023 11:34 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PLYMOUTH – Kennedy Craigue had already started running in from left field to celebrate.No. 1 Concord (20-1) led 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning in Saturday’s Division I softball championship game against No. 3 Winnacunnet (18-4). The Warriors’...


Baseball: Bishop Brady’s offense goes silent in D-III semifinal loss to White Mountains
06-08-2023 12:39 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

 LACONIA – All season, Bishop Brady head coach Skip Foy could always count on his starting pitchers. Whether it was Mike Thresher, Owen Thornton or Charlie Bolnick, all three consistently gave the Giants chances to win games. But on Wednesday, in the...


Softball: Business-like approach guides Concord to D-I semifinal win over No. 4 Salem
06-07-2023 10:30 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PLYMOUTH – An 0-1 pitch from Salem’s Ava McNamara sailed in to Delaney Duford, leading off for Concord in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday night.Duford’s bat struck the ball as precisely as it could, crushing the pitch deep to left. Its...


Softball: Coe-Brown outlasts John Stark again, advances to Saturday’s D-II championship
06-07-2023 10:25 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PLYMOUTH – No. 2 Coe-Brown led No. 3 John Stark 5-3 in the top of the seventh, an out away from punching its ticket to the Division II softball championship for the second year in a row. But the Generals’ Savannah Chapman kept her team’s season alive,...


Girls’ lacrosse: Bow off to Division III championship game after taking down Concord Christian, 17-4
06-04-2023 9:50 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

LACONIA – For the first six minutes of action between No. 1 Bow and No. 5 Concord Christian girls’ lacrosse in the Division III semifinals on Saturday night, it felt like a rerun of practically every Falcons game this season: scoring at will, without...


Softball: Maddy Wachter twirls perfect game, Concord advances to Division I semifinals
06-04-2023 9:44 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Concord’s Maddy Wachter stood in the circle on the softball diamond at Memorial Field early Saturday evening having retired each of the first 20 hitters she faced. Her team led 3-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning....


Baseball: Concord withstands Bishop Guertin’s late rally, advances to quarterfinals on Saturday
06-02-2023 9:49 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

When Concord baseball last faced Bishop Guertin (11-10) on May 15 it was a laugher – an 18-1 win for the Crimson Tide on the road.Thursday’s first round playoff matchup between the seven seed and 10 seed was unsurprisingly much closer, though Concord...


Boys’ tennis: Kearsarge claims Division III title, Bow comes up short in D-II
06-01-2023 9:50 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Kearsarge took home the Division III boys’ tennis championship on Wednesday, while Bow finished as the runner up in Division II.The No. 2 Cougars defeated No. 1 Plymouth, 5-4, at Memorial FieldLiam Miller, Graham West and Eli Whipple took wins in...


Softball: Injury-ridden Merrimack Valley’s season comes to an end with 9-2 loss to Sanborn
06-01-2023 9:46 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PENACOOK – No. 7 Merrimack Valley trailed 4-1 in the top of the fourth inning. Sanborn’s Tessa Donigian stood on third base. Brooke Hanson stood at the plate. On a 1-1 pitch, Hanson lined a missile off the left shin of MV pitcher Liv Lacasse. Down...


Girls’ lacrosse: John Stark/Hillsboro-Deering hangs on for 12-11 win over Merrimack Valley, advances to D-II quarterfinals
05-31-2023 12:05 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PENACOOK – Just 20 days ago, John Stark/Hillsboro-Deering’s odds of qualifying for the playoffs looked bleak. The General Cats had just lost 18-4 at Windham, falling to 3-6 on the season.Since then, the team’s won five of its last six, including...

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