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Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how to address those concerns. While both believe in the importance of a strong educational system for New Hampshire, Lauer-Rago wants all families …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

High school tourneys today Field hockey Division II quarterfinals, 3 p.m. No. 8 MV (8-7-0) at No. 1 Windham (13-0-1) Previous tournament game: MV edged No. 9 Hanover, 1-0 in overtime. Windham received a bye. head to head: Windham topped MV, 5-1, 10 days ago. Notes: The final score when the teams met recently was a bit lopsided, but the game was not. …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 24, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The first champions of autumn stay in the top spot for one more week. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (3) Second-string Falcons were in by the second quarter of Saturday’s 55-6 win at Raymond. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (2) The Bears will …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Youth soccer The Loudon Freedom girls’ U12 soccer team (pictured) came away division champs from this weekend’s Seacoast United Capital Cup tournament. JV results The Pittsfield JV girls’ soccer team lost to Prospect Mountain, 2-1. Alysssa Sullivan scored …

Andover’s Fairall captures U.S. ski jumping national title

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Andover’s Nick Fairall added a second U.S. national title to his resume yesterday, capturing the U.S. Ski Jumping normal hill championship in Lake Placid, N.Y. Fairall, who won the large hill title last year and competed in the …

High schools: John Stark pulls out dramatic 14-13 victory over Pembroke

Sunday, October 12, 2014

WEARE – There’s a reason football coaches always stress the game’s three phases. Winning a game takes contributions from the offense, defense and special teams – sometimes, as John Stark found out, within the same minute of each …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pembroke rec basketball For those who missed yesterday’s sign-up for Pembroke Rec Basketball, there will be another signup at the Pembroke Town Hall on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Call 848-9677. St. Paul’s results The St. …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Steph Resnick, Concord field hockey, 3 goals in 3-2 OT win Jess Nelson, Concord girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 4-3 win Katie Steeves, Pittsfield girls’ volleyball, 500th career kill Steph Wetherbee, John Stark field hockey, 4 goals in 7-0 win Elle Pope, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, 2 goals …

High schools: Second-half spark keeps Hopkinton field hockey team undefeated

Saturday, October 11, 2014

HOPKINTON – Their motto is “Find a Way.” It was spelled out on a fence around the field and they broke every huddle chanting the phrase. And after a tight, scoreless first half, the Hopkinton field hockey team …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 11, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team (7-3-1) defeated Stevens, 2-0. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Josh Taranow scored the game-winner off a rebound from the goalkeeper. Dustin Rose scored the final goal with an assist from Aidan Molnar. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 10, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (3) The Falcons (22-0) take the top spot after winning their third straight D-III title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The only undefeated team in D-III will play its only home night game tonight. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS …

High schools: H-D boys’ soccer team gets rare win over Bow

Friday, October 10, 2014

It was a midfield battle, with only seven shots on goal combined between the Bow and Hillsboro-Deering boys’ soccer teams, but Shane Kelly made his shot count. The junior forward collected a pass from senior forward Austin Wheeler and put it past Falcons goalkeeper Noah Bult in the …

Coe-Brown’s Boulanger the bright spot as Bears return to championship play

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two teams ending postseason droughts found out how difficult championship play can be during yesterday’s Division II golf championship at Pease Golf Club. Coe-Brown – which had missed the last four postseasons – shot a 443 and finished in ninth place, while John Stark –which ended an 11-year …