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Bishop Brady's Brendan Johnson (11) powers through the Winnisquam defense during the Green Giants' 60-40 victory last night, giving Brady a berth in the Division III playoffs. Johnson threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns and ran for an additional 164 yards on 20 carries..

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Johnson leads Bishop Brady to win over Winnisquam, spot in playoffs

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Playing a must-win game on Halloween, the Winnisquam football team saw its biggest fear come to life last night. Bishop Brady senior quarterback Brendan Johnson (29-for-46) threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Green Giants to a 60-40 victory at Memorial Field, giving them a 5-3 record and claiming the fourth and final playoff spot in the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, November 1, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division I quarterfinals No. 5 Timberlane (11-4-2) at No. 4 Concord (12-4-1), noon Previous tournament games: Timberlane beat No. 12 Nashua South, 2-0. Concord blanked No. 13 Nashua North, 4-0. head to head: The Crimson Tide shut out the Owls, 3-0, on Oct. 22. Notes: The Crimson Tide took to the tournament with a flourish, getting two-goal …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 1, 2014

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton Redhawks football team defeated Windham, 40-21. Prince Mansah led the way offensively with three touchdowns, while Blake Madore and Sage Dubois also added a touchdown apiece. Defensively, Mikey Legare and Dubois led the way with 13 and 11 tackles, respectively. College standouts Lindsey Nerbonne of Bow scored to help the UNH women’s field hockey team defeat Maine, 3-2 in …

In semifinals, Hopkinton field hockey team wins in overtime again

Friday, October 31, 2014

EXETER – Patty Connolly insists the Hopkinton field hockey team isn’t doing it on purpose – the high-wire act, taking games to overtime, letting their picture-perfect season come within one shot of crumbling to pieces. Intentional or not, …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls’ soccer team breaks away in second half

Friday, October 31, 2014

They competed all season with the purpose of playing at home when the tournament began. And for the Coe-Brown girls’ soccer team, one home game wasn’t enough. So there was no way the third-seeded Bears were going to overlook 14th-seeded Merrimack Valley in the first round of the …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 31, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (3) All 7 runners placed in the top 13 as the Bears won their fifth straight D-II title. 2. BOW GOLF (1) They haven’t played in three weeks, but the three-time champs still deserve this …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 31, 2014

St. Paul’s results The St. Paul’s boys’ varsity hockey team beat St. Sebastian’s, 2-1. Esteban Dardani and Chavez Mbeki scored for St. Paul’s. Tryouts/registrations Bow Athletic Club basketball registration is open for students in grades 1-12. Signups are online only. Go to bowathleticclub.com and click the online registration …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, 4 goals, assist in 7-1 win Cam Darrah, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 3 goals in 5-4 PK win Gabe Anthony, Pittsfied boys’ soccer, game-winning PK in 5-4 PK win Gianna Celenza, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 7-1 win Chris Pinkham and Jacob …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Concord Rec soccer champs Over the weekend, the Concord Recreation Division III soccer league ended with the grade 5-6 championships. On Saturday, the purple Abbot-Downing team (coached by Bert Cooper, team pictured right) defeated the orange St. John’s …

High schools: Top-seeded Bow girls’ soccer team cruises through first round

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The top-seeded Bow High girls’ soccer team got off to a hot start in the Division III tournament, dispatching No. 16 Kearsarge, 7-1, yesterday. Leading the way for the Falcons (17-0-0) were Maddie Cheney (four goals, one assist), Gianna Celenza (two goals, one assist) and Lauren Scarpetti (two …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 30, 2014

High school tournaments today Field hockey Division III semifinals At Bill Ball Stadium, Exeter H.S. No. 12 Gilford (8-7-1) vs. No. 1 Hopkinton (16-0-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Gilford upset both No. 5 Newfound and No. 4 Pelham, 3-1. Hopkinton overcame both No. 16 Mascoma and No. …

High schools: Kearsarge boys' soccer team advances to second round of D-III tourney

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A scoring burst at the end of the first half was all the No. 15 Kearsarge boys’ soccer team needed to put away No. 18 Hillsboro-Deering, 2-0, in the first round of the Division III tournament yesterday. Both …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division I first round No. 13 Nashua North (7-9-0) at No. 4 Concord (11-4-1), 3 p.m. head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: The Crimson Tide was playing its best soccer of the year in the …