Jessica Ellsworth and stepson Jayden Faucher cut loose during the Old Home Day Friday Night Concert at Londonderry High School. The concert was just one of the many activities going on during the five-day celebration. Photo by Chris Paul
The Londonderry Police Department team had very little trouble extending its winning streak in the annual Londonderry Old Home Day softball series against the town’s fire department squad when those rival teams met in their 2016 contest on the Matthew Thornton School field last Friday night, Aug. 19.
The police crew hammered out an astounding 49 hits and enjoyed a pair of 12-run innings in pummeling the fire department squad by a 43-6 score. That huge success pushed the cops to their fifth consecutive win in the annual series and their 10th victory in the last 11 meetings.
The police contingent plated at least three runs in each of the six innings in which it batted, tallying a dozen runs in both the second and sixth frames. The firemen scored once in the first inning, three times in the third, and once each in the sixth and seventh innings in notching their six runs. The losing side finished up with a total of 13 hits. Continue reading
After finishing second in the 2015 Londonderry Old Home Day/Lundgren 5K Road Race last summer, recent Londonderry High School graduate Noah Schrank moved up one spot and bagged the race title at the 2016 event in near-perfect running conditions Saturday, Aug. 20.
Former Londonderry High cross-country and track and field stalwart Schrank – who will be off to the University of Rhode Island this fall – even bested his finishing time from 16 minutes and 54.4 seconds in 2015 to 16:38.8 in winning this year’s race. He also repeated as the event’s 17-19 male division winner in the process. Continue reading