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Pittsfield's Emily Dunagin plays the ball at the net during a match against Belmont at Pittsfield Middle-High School on Monday, September 22, 2104.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Belmont volleyball team serves up 3-0 victory over Pittsfield

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PITTSFIELD – Once again, the Belmont volleyball team needed only three sets to decide the outcome. And this time, it was a winning one. After three of their first four matches ended in sweeps (only one in Belmont’s favor), the Red Raiders dispatched Pittsfield, 3-0, last night to improve to 2-3. Incredible service (14 aces) team-wide and 16 assists from sophomore setter Emily Laflam (who also added two aces and three kills) sparked the Red Raiders, who are rounding into form after a shaky start to the season. Though they are still below .500 on the season, Belmont Coach Melissa Miner believes this is a … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team lost to Winnacunnett, 1-0. Jessie Reed played strong for the attack. Katelyn Butler had 10 saves in net. ∎ The Concord JV football team (3-0) defeated Lebanon, 27-0. Chase Haines, Leo Vasquez and Reid Ljungholm led the defense. Jake Lewis, Matt Burke, Collin Maloney and Cam Clarke led the offense. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ … 0

Helping those in need through New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games are this weekend. Bring non-perishable food items to high school football games as the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and WMUR-TV team up with the New Hampshire Food Bank to help feed the hungry. Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soups, pasta, sauce, and canned fruits/vegetables. No glass containers, please. Cash donations will also … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, September 19, 2014

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 6-2. Jake Cole scored two goals, one on a great finish fed by a Brandon Plante cross. Thomas Ferguson, Plante, Jake Dyer and Dylan Anwar tallied one goal each. Mike Carter, Ben Clark and Matt Otten played strong … 0

GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle. But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the … 2

High schools: Late goal propels MV boys’ soccer team past John Stark, 2-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take two teams with similar records and at similar stages of development and what do you get? A one-goal game decided in the final 15 minutes of play. John Stark (2-4) pulled even with Merrimack Valley (2-3) in … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 3 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win Ben Davis, MV boys’ soccer, game-winning goal late in second half of 2-1 win Becky Rapoza, Winnisquam volleyball, 9 kills, 11 digs in 3-0 win … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 18, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team tied Merrimack, 2-2. Ella Fabozzi scored both goals and Angelica Carr led the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton JV field hockey team tied Stevens, 0-0. Claire Reidy and Jen Lewis played strong for the Hawks. ∎ The H-D JV boys’ soccer team … 0

Bow Fire Department shares concern, perspective at board of selectmen meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Members of the Bow Fire Department got the chance at Tuesday’s selectmen meeting to express their frustration about a potential study of the department and the need for a full-time fire chief. “This was at your request, so we’re just here to listen,” said Jill Hadaway, chairwoman of … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 4-3 win over Belmont Austin Wheeler, Hillsboro-Deering soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 6-2 win Jacob Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 4-2 win over Merrimack Cassidy Huckins, MV field hockey, assist, game-winning goal in 2-1 OT … 0

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team tied Merrimack, 0-0. Goalkeeper Srilekha Nuli made 11 saves. ∎ The Concord JV boys’ soccer team defeated Merrimack, 3-2. Chris Ciolfi and Ngongo Mungeta (two) scored the goals. Will Cass played well in goal. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s … 0