Down to the final weeks

I still can’t believe that in just a matter of weeks, the spring season will be over and it will be another few months before we see another high school sporting event.

Like a lot of fans out there, I hope the season goes as long as possible because that would mean a few teams had done quite well.

And judging by the way things are going right now, there should be a few lengthy playoff runs from the locals this June.

But you never know. The postseason is a funny thing and I’ve learned over the years that anything can happen when it comes to the state tournaments.

Ending on the right note

Entering the final week of the season, the ConVal boys tennis team owned just one win.

They could have just stopped trying and called it an early season, but this group stuck with it and finished 2013 on a three-match win streak.

Finding her groove

While the competition was not the best Conant sophomore Ivy Chalke has seen, throwing a no-hitter against any opponent is difficult.

And Chalke, who has been filling in while senior Kelsey Smith’s back got better, accomplished the feat on Friday with a 22-0, five-inning win over winless Kearsarge.

Coming up big

With the Mascenic softball team in need of any win it can get, senior Katelynn Kelleher had arguably her best performance of the season.

Kelleher struck out four and allowed four hits in her first shutout of the season, as the Vikings picked up their sixth win on Wednesday, 7-0 over Hillsboro-Deering.

Keeping pace

With the playoffs still within reach, the ConVal boys lacrosse team came up with a huge victory, 9-7 over Milford in the home finale on Thursday.

That win should make the Cougars a shoe-in for the 16-team Division III tournament and make the final two regular season games a little less stressful.

Taking it all in

Since I will not be able to make it to either of this Saturday’s divisional track and field meets, I used this past Saturday as a way to enjoy quite a bit of the local talent.

And while it can be hectic trying to run around and see all the different events happening at once, you get a better appreciation for what these athletes are able to do when you see them in person.

Many had strong performances on Saturday and my hope is that it will carry over to this weekend.

Game to see

The Wilton-Lyndeborough softball team allowed 19 runs in one inning in its season-opening loss to Hinsdale and will have a chance at redemption in the regular season finale on Wednesday.

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