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Bishop Brady's Brendan Johnson (11) powers through the Winnisquam defense during the Green Giants' 60-40 victory last night, giving Brady a berth in the Division III playoffs. Johnson threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns and ran for an additional 164 yards on 20 carries..

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Johnson leads Bishop Brady to win over Winnisquam, spot in playoffs

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Playing a must-win game on Halloween, the Winnisquam football team saw its biggest fear come to life last night. Bishop Brady senior quarterback Brendan Johnson (29-for-46) threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Green Giants to a 60-40 victory at Memorial Field, giving them a 5-3 record and claiming the fourth and final playoff spot in the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, November 1, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division I quarterfinals No. 5 Timberlane (11-4-2) at No. 4 Concord (12-4-1), noon Previous tournament games: Timberlane beat No. 12 Nashua South, 2-0. Concord blanked No. 13 Nashua North, 4-0. head to head: The Crimson Tide shut out the Owls, 3-0, on Oct. 22. Notes: The Crimson Tide took to the tournament with a flourish, getting two-goal …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 1, 2014

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton Redhawks football team defeated Windham, 40-21. Prince Mansah led the way offensively with three touchdowns, while Blake Madore and Sage Dubois also added a touchdown apiece. Defensively, Mikey Legare and Dubois led the way with 13 and 11 tackles, respectively. College standouts Lindsey Nerbonne of Bow scored to help the UNH women’s field hockey team defeat Maine, 3-2 in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soccer champions The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team (pictured) took home the Hopkinton Tournament championship trophy. Stark tailed, 1-0, after 35 minutes in the championship game against Kearsarge, before tying the score. The game proceeded to two …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Middle school results The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team captured the Tri-County Championship with a 4-3 victory over Timberlane. Rundlett overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit by stepping up both its defensive and offensive games. Jhluindra Acharya got Rundlett on the board, Isaac Gladey followed, and Gopal …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boys’ soccer Division III first round No. 17 Farmington (7-8-1) vs. No. 16 Bishop Brady (7-7-2) at NHTI, 3 p.m. head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: Brady enters the postseason on a roll, not having lost since the first week in …

High schools: Hopkinton survives another scare to reach Division III field hockey semifinals

Monday, October 27, 2014

Patty Connolly wouldn’t mind a little less drama in her Hopkinton field hockey team’s tournament run. But, then again, she’s not going to complain too much about the back-to-back overtime victories that have her Hawks in the Division …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 27, 2014

Youth hockey The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1 hockey team defeated the Manchester Flames Squirt 1, 10-2, behind the offense of Ryan Doherty (four goals, assist), Parker Fredrickson (three goals), Ryan Philbrick (goal, two assists), Zan Alberici (goal), Caden Green (goal, assist). Six other players added assists. …

Coe-Brown cross country teams sweep D-II meet

Sunday, October 26, 2014

For one team it was an expectation. For the other it was a possibility. But regardless of the expectations or how they did it, at the end of the day both the Coe-Brown girls’ and boys’ cross country …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, October 26, 2014

High school tournaments today Field hockey Division III quarterfinals No. 8 Sanborn (8-4-3) at No. 1 Hopkinton (15-0-0), 2 p.m. Previous tournament games: The Hawks needed overtime to oust Mascoma, 1-0. The Indians prevailed over John Stark by the same 1-0 score. head to head: Hopkinton swept Sanborn, …

Cross country team winners, runners-up

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Division I girls 1. Bishop Guertin 2. Concord Division I boys 1. Pinkerton 2. Timberlane Division II girls 1. Coe-Brown 2. Oyster River Division II boys 1. Coe-Brown 2. Goffstown Division III girls 1. White Mountains 2. Monadnock Division III boys 1. Mascenic 2. Derryfield …

High schools: Bow football team leaves Winnisquam in a must-win situation

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Winnisquam football team knew it could come down to this. Yesterday, the Bears were overmatched by undefeated defending Division III champion Bow, 35-0, leaving Coach Pat Riberdy’s team with a 4-3 record. But even with the decisive …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Seacoast Capital Cup champs The Bow Soccer Club U10 girls’ team went undefeated to win the Seacoast Capital Cup Tournament. The team played solid on both ends of the field and defeated a strong Seacoast Premier team, 3-2, …