Defensively, you can tell a lot in high school softball by the abilities of the outfielders, and they were top notch in New Hampshire. In Mass., the corner outfielders were generally not as impressive.
Also, New Hampshire seems to have more pitching. There are very few Class L teams that don't have a standout pitcher and several, including Londonderry and Salem, have at least two.
In a year noted for extraordinary young talent, Concord, Alvirne and Spaulding are among those who will return their aces next year, joining Londonderry and Salem in another competitive Class L race.