Stepping up for a cause
I got an email from a Monadnock Miler over the weekend about a group run in Keene yesterday. The run was to benefit the One Fund, created to help those affected by the senseless acts of terrorism at last week’s Boston Marathon.
It is amazing how people pull together to help one another in the face of such tragedy. And it does not surprise me one bit that the Milers organization would do something like this to help out.
Wild week in Wilton
In the span of five days, the WLC baseball and softball teams both came up with walk-off wins. On Monday, the baseball team defeated Newmarket 4-3 in the last of the seventh on a sacrifice fly from Pat Martin.
And on Friday, Sophie LeVert’s single in the bottom of the seventh pushed the Warriors’ softball team past Mascenic 5-4.
If the ConVal and Conant softball teams keep playing the way they have been through the first two weeks of the season, the May 6 meeting under the lights at Adams Playground should be a good one.
Both teams stood at 4-0 entering play this week and with dominating pitching and potent offenses on both sides, I can’t wait to see what happens in a couple weeks.
Rematch should be good
I was unable to make it to the Conant and Wilton-Lyndeborough boys tennis match, but it sounded like a good one.
The Warriors came out on top 5-4, but with only five players, Conant had to forfeit a singles and doubles match-up. Of the seven matches, Conant won four and hopefully when the May 6 rematch comes around, both teams are at full strength.
Last call for nominations
With Mascenic creating a Hall of Fame this year, the inaugural class should include some of the most decorated athletes in school history. The deadline for nominations is Friday, so if you haven’t gotten your ideas to the committee, there are only a few days left.
Almost my first
In all of my years covering high school sports in the area, I have never seen a no-hitter.
On Friday, I almost got my chance, but I’m glad I didn’t. Campbell junior Connor Sahlin came within four outs of no hitting Conant. But with a two-out pinch hit single by Johnny Ciarcia in the last of the sixth, the senior prevented the Orioles from becoming a part of history.
Game of the Week
The Conant softball team had a wild eight-inning contest with Campbell last Friday and walked off with the win on a Kelsey Smith double. The two teams will play again on Wednesday, this time at Campbell. Let’s hope it is another instant classic and one where Conant comes out of top.