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Xavier Cross of Derry will head back to school this fall as a World Champion, after winning the title last night as a member of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class World Championship in Marion, Indiana.

Pinkerton rising senior Jagger Bell of Derry recently committed to play his college baseball at Bridgewater State. The catcher was a part of the high-powered Astro offense this spring, hitting a respectable .255 (14 for 55) with 14 runs scored and 6 RBIs.

Former Pinkerton golf star Rich Berberian Jr. recently took home his second consecutive NEPGA Section Championship at Manchester (N.H.) Country Club. Thanks to a clutch birdie on the 18th hole, the director of instruction at Vesper CC won with a 4-under 67 to beat four other competitors by a…

DURHAM, N.H. — As Gannon Fast prepared for the CHaD All-Star Game, knowing he would soon step onto the same UNH football field where he lost two state championship games, the recently-graduated Pinkerton star couldn’t shake a nagging feeling.

Londonderry’s Woo Kickboxing took part late last month in The Good Fight promotion, a submission only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament series. On June 22, The Good Fight held the Boston Open at Danvers Indoor Sports in Danvers.

Former Windham standout Jaime Cleasby completed another strong season for RPI with a 9-4 record and a team-best 2.56 ERA. She had 11 complete games and two shutouts and was named All-Liberty League second team. In three years, she now has a record of 24-15. As a team, RPI was 28-11 this spring.

HOOKSETT, N.H. — With less than three minutes remaining in the New Hampshire Division 1 girls lacrosse state championship game, everything seemed primed for Pinkerton to win its second state title in four seasons.

The Londonderry Fields Association (LAFA) Under 10 Softball team was the big winner of a recent state tournament and earned the right to play in this year’s Babe Ruth World Series in Treasure Coast, Florida in August. 

After losing the first two sets, it looked like the Pinkerton volleyball team’s season was heading towards the end. But the Astros weren’t going to give up. They won the third and fourth set to tie up their Division 1 first round matchup against Winnacunnet, then took the decisive fifth set,…

DERRY — Nine minutes had passed in last Wednesday’s New Hampshire Division 1 girls lacrosse quarterfinal between Pinkerton and Londonderry, and the contest was all even, 2-2. The Lancers had just put home an equalizer, and it appeared as if it would be a true battle for a spot in the semifinals.

Ryan Auger was everywhere for the Pinkerton lacrosse team, scoring three goals and dishing out five assists in a 10-7, cross-state win against Andover on Friday. Hunter Drouin chipped in four goals for the Astros (14-4), and Shamus Florio led the Warriors with four goals.

Owen MacDonnell pitched five innings and allowed two hits and one run while striking out six to lead Londonderry to a 9-1 win over Trinity on Friday. Reece Manor and Nick Cote each had two singles, Zack Luongo added a double and single for two RBIs and Sean Cavanaugh had a triple and single …

Pinkerton Academy’s boys’ spring track coach is Carol Quarles. Her daughters, Kiah and Camille Quarles, had superb careers at UNH after both were two-time Eagle-Tribune MVPs with the Astros.

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Obituaries

Antrim, NH - Gayle M. Contraros, 72, resident of Antrim, NH, died at her home after a period of declining health. She was born on October 12, 1946 in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Choquette) MacKinnon. She graduated from Brighton High School and went right into the work…

Londonderry, NH - Joan (Tobio) Dirienzo, of Londonderry, NH, died after a brief illness, July 26. Beloved wife of 47 years of Dominic. Loving sister of Mary Tompkins and Louise Scalzi of Framingham, Ruth Tobio of Burlington, Irene MacDonald of Waltham and the late John, Anthony and Salvatore…