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Plymouth's Sam Slaughter fails to take down senior Tucker Burt during a play Friday night at Merrimack Valley High School, Oct. 24, 2014. Merrimack Valley lost, 28-18.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Solid second half can’t save MV football team

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PENACOOK – The focus in football is often on the final minutes, the key moments that tilt close games one way or the other. But in 48-minute games, the early minutes count just as much as the late ones – a hard fact Merrimack Valley was reminded of in a late-season defeat on its home field last night. The Pride …

Kearsarge football team dominates in must-win game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a victory. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 5 goals in 6-0 win Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, goal in 1-0 2OT win Josh Ames, Concord football, 6 carries for 55 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards, 2 sacks, 43-yard INT return for a TD Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 4 assists in 6-0 win Emma Fredericks, Stark volleyball, 9 aces in 3-1 win Kyle Clements …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 4 goals, 2 assists in 8-2 win Cameron Darrah, Pittfield boys’ soccer, goal, 4 assists in 8-2 win Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam volleyball, 32 assists, 3 kills, 8 aces in 3-2 loss Morgan Corliss, Pittsfield girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win …

High schools: Youngsters help John Stark girls’ soccer team roll to victory

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The John Stark girls’ soccer team relied heavily on its young guns in a 4-0 victory over Lebanon yesterday, as two sophomores and a freshman supplied all of the scoring. Sophomore Brooke Shatney (one goal, two assists) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soccer champions The U14 Alliance FC Premier soccer team won the 2014 Boston Breakers Columbus Day Cup held in Marlborough, Mass., this past weekend. Alliance FC Premier was among several New England girls’ teams competing in the U14 …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, 1 goal, 5 assists in 8-1 win Kasey Smith, Hopkinton girls’ soccer, 9 saves, 1 assist in 4-0 win James McCluskey, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, game-winning OT goal in his first game of the season Kyle Clements, John Stark boys’ soccer, game-winning goal in …

Art studio on the move in Boscawen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boscawen’s new artist gallery and workshop was very slowly on the move yesterday. The former town office building had been loaded onto a flatbed and was blocking traffic as it inched toward the split of routes 3 and …

High schools: Darrah steps up big for Pittsfield boys’ soccer against Nute

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cam Darrah scored a hat trick and the Pittsfield boys’ soccer team (6-6-2) evened its record at .500 with its second straight win, a 3-1 victory over winless Nute (0-13). “We played flat today. Cameron picked us up …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Middle school results The Bow Memorial B field hockey team tied Rundlett B, 1-1. Lindsey Nelson scored for Bow on an assist from Brenna Novakowski. Aggressive play came from Lucy Day, Amber McGuire, Meri Krause and Angie Cericols. ∎ Rundlett A field hockey defeated Bow A, 2-0. Youth football …

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 …

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. …