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Pittsfield's #7 Morgan Corliss and Moultonborough Academy's #4 Gwen Fifield collide fighting for the ball in the second half in Pittsfield Monday.

High schools: Scoring touch keeps John Stark field hockey’s hot start going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Jeff Soule took over the John Stark field hockey team his main focus was one thing – “you’ve got to get that goal-scoring mentality going.” That’s not to say that midfield and defensive play isn’t important. It takes the support of the entire team to keep the ball in its opponents’ end or at least force them to have to work hard to keep the ball away from their own. Yesterday afternoon, the Generals did both of those things, receiving four goals from four different players and effectively limiting Pembroke’s scoring chances, in a 4-0 victory on John Stark’s home field. The win boosts … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 3-0. Zee Meister had two assists, one on a Gerry Donahue goal and another on a goal by Justin Durant. Chandler Cressy rounded out the scoring. ∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team fell to Mascenic, 16-25, 26-24, 17-19. Keagan Berry (three kills, three aces), Shayna Thibedeau (six kills, ace, block), Madison Lacharite (three kills, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school volleyball The Hillsboro-Deering volleyball team fell to Trinity, 3-2, on Friday. Ginny Philbrick (six kills, seven digs), Natasha Dahood (13 digs) and Emily Hatcher (11 digs, six assists, three kills) led the Hillcats (0-4). Youth hockey The Angelina’s Peewee 1 team rolled over the Andover Peewee 1 team, 6-0. Brett Patnode, Hayden Parent, Noah Drew (shorthanded), Ian Dennison, Michael Stoddard and … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

College standouts Hopkinton’s Storm Sideleau, a freshman on the Vassar College field hockey team, was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week. Sideleau scored her first collegiate goal and added an assist in a pair of wins over the weekend. ∎ Kearsarge graduate Lindy Heffernan, from Sutton Mills, ran … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Concord Crew Concord Crew hosted its first fall regatta of the season yesterday in conjunction with Weekend on the Water. Teams competing included Concord Crew, Bedford, Manchester Central, Great Bay Rowing and Souhegan. Concord men’s and women’s 4s … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 7, 2014

JV results The Bow JV field hockey team fell to Newport, 2-0. Shannon Ford, Erin Boldwin, Jennie Ess and Emma Roberge all contributed in the field. Sara Anoli made eight saves in net. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Bishop Guertin, 1-0. Izzy Dunn had the lone … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-0 win Gianna Celenza, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win over Hopkinton Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win Tucker Burt, MV football, 12 carries, 97 yards, TD in 26-14 loss Samantha Reed … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 6, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton and Bow JV girls’ soccer teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Hopkinton’s defensive effort was spearheaded by goalkeeper Amelia Bassett, who made a number of terrific saves. Defenders Caitie McGlashan, Abby Santis and Cassidy Donohoe played extremely well and Lexi Wheeler led a strong … 0

High school football schedules

Friday, September 5, 2014

DIVISION I Concord Crimson Tide Sept. 5 – vs. Goffstown, 7 Sept. 12 – at Winnacunnet, 7 Sept. 20 – at Dover, 1:30 Sept. 27 – vs. Manchester Central, 1 Oct. 3 – at Manchester Memorial, 7 Oct. 10 – vs. Spaulding, 7 Oct. 17 – at Bedford, … 0

High schools: Turk scores two late goals to lift Pembroke boys’ soccer team over John Stark, 4-2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Down 1-0, it crawled back to tie. Down 2-1, once again it fought back with the equalizer. But the John Stark boys’ soccer team didn’t have a response for the blazing speed of Pembroke senior Justus Turk, whose … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 5, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C The four-time defending D-II champs return most of the team that won the New England title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL The Falcons bring back loads of talent from last year’s … 0

Division III football preview: Conference changes should create strongest postseason field

Friday, September 5, 2014

The entire structure of high school football was reworked last year. This season, Division III gets another realignment as the four conferences consolidate into two – South (Bishop Brady, Bow, Winnisquam, Campbell, Epping/Newmarket, Farmington/Nute, Raymond) and North (Franklin, … 0

Defending champs Concord, Bow thinking about repeating success, not reliving past

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Capital Area was the epicenter of New Hampshire high school football last fall. Concord posted a perfect 12-0 record and won the Division I title in front of thousands at Memorial Field with a 42-14 decision over Pinkerton Academy on Nov. 23. On that same day a … 0