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Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (20th year) Last year: 12-5-1, D-II runner-up Returning starters: Cassidy Huckins, sr.; Emily Masse, sr.; Izzy Hoyt, jr.; Haley Puntin, sr. Top newcomers: “We have added 12 new players to the varsity roster and each will bring something to our team,” Coach Kenney said. Outlook: After finishing second in Division II last year, a dozen new players on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

College standout Concord’s Joe Graffy, a senior keeper for the Brandeis men’s soccer team, was named Defensive Player of the Tournament as the Judges won the Keene State College Soccer Classic over the weekend. Brandeis defeated Hobart, 5-0, then Keene State, 2-1. Graffy made four saves over the two games with one shutout. Golf results Dave Voelxen scored a hole in one on … 0

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Golf results Dan Luker and Dan Mullen posted the low round of the day in yesterday’s Better-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a score of 10-under par 60. John Fraser and Shane Clark finished one shot back, while Luker teamed with Jon Dickey to finish in solo third at 62. ∎ Jean VerPlanck (31) edged Jan Monahan (32) in the Women’s Fewest Putts … 0

New Hampshire makes it 14 in a row over Vermont in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HANOVER – The swarming, stifling defense showed up, as expected. But New Hampshire’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl offense wasn’t about to let one side of the ball soak in all of the spotlight. Bolstered by an up-tempo, explosive … 0

Quick strikes through the air make it a runaway early for N.H.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The New Hampshire offense used long passes to either score or set up early touchdowns. 1st Quarter Trevor Knight 37 pass to Nick Vailas, TD, 9:19 (7-0 NH) Knight 28 pass to Cole Martin, TD, 4:52 (13-0 NH) Knight 40 pass to Alec Boucher (Knight pass to Vailas, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals lost two games to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0 and 6-0, as the Dodgers took the NEIBL title this weekend. H-B scored four runs in the fourth inning and held the Nationals to three hits (one each from Callahan Loos, Wesley Lamphere and Kevin … 0

Sanbornton’s Van Tassel will jump from football field to basic training

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dakota Van Tassel had several options to choose from. College was one. Playing football in college was another. There was a third choice, however, one that the former Winnisquam lineman and wrestler had had in mind for years. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nor’Easters Classic champs The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team (above) won the championship of the Nor’Easters Classic Tournament in Laconia. The Comets defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 4-3; the Northeast Hurricanes Black, 6-0; and the Methuen Rangers, … 0

Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 1, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals dropped Game 1 of the NEIBL championship series, losing to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0. Callahan Loos pitched a gem for Weare, going 6.2 innings and striking out 16 batters while only allowing two hits. Loos’s lone mistake came when he gave up a … 0

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th … 0

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Youth baseball Hillsboro/Pembroke beat Weare, 6-1, in the first round of the Granite State Baseball Wood Bat League. H/P was led by pitcher Dominic Downs, who threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks, striking out five of the first six batters of the game and retiring … 0

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel (78), John Holbrook and Matt Holbrook (79), Jon Routon and Bill … 0