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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, it’s working. The Hawks don’t know how to make things easier for themselves. But they also don’t know how to pay for …

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 Division II tourney yesterday. “For us, it’s been about defending our home field all year,” …

High school football: An early start to playoff pressure

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween can be a scary night. High school football teams around the state are hoping it doesn’t turn into a horror story. In this, the final weekend of the regular season, playoff implications hinge on the outcome of nearly every game involving area teams. It all starts tonight with a trio of must-win games covering each division, and continues tomorrow with two more …

Playoff scenarios for area football teams in the final week of the regular season

Friday, October 31, 2014

Division I Concord (6-2) at Exeter (6-2), today, 7 In with a win, or a loss and a Memorial loss to Goffstown; out with a loss and a Memorial win Division II Kearsarge (4-3) at Laconia (4-3), today, 7 In with a win; out with a loss Division …

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 …

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 …

New Special Olympics team in Concord features all sports for all ages

Friday, October 31, 2014

A new effort in Concord seeks to boost unusually low Special Olympics participation in the area and become the model that begins to unify programs across New Hampshire. The team is called the Golden Eagles and they’re making …

The Insiders: Your Insiders guide to trick-or-treating (which is really just us telling you what time it’s happening)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween has finally arrived, which means it’s time to put months and months of planning the perfect costume into action. We ultimately decided against dressing up as our first two ideas – an election ballot (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night) or …

Concord Hospital sued by former security officer for gender, age discrimination

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A former security officer is suing Concord Hospital for age and gender discrimination, claiming officials there inadequately responded to complaints she made about a superior officer and colluded to push her out of her job. Sherry Dunham of Penacook alleges that the officer, David Gunter, teased and bullied …

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grateful for support on family night As a board member for New American Africans, I want to thank everyone who joined us Oct. 10 for our first ever Friday Family Fun Night, an evening of ice cream and African drumming and dance to support the good work of …

Announcements for Oct. 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CONCORD Scrub those paws Bring your pooch in for a good scrubbing and help raise money and support for Susan G. Komen VT-NH on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 248 Sheep Davis Road. There will also be photos with Santa Claus and refreshments. All dog …

Letter: Rago compassionate, capable

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I wholeheartedly support Kathy Rago’s campaign for the New Hampshire Senate, District 7. While in the New Hampshire Senate, I worked closely with Rago on a number of education issues, and was constantly impressed with her caring, attention to detail and concern for providing quality eduction for all …

Letter: The end of the GOP

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Polling and pundits are all but assured that a conservative majority will be in place after the upcoming election. Yet, this may not be the good news that the conservatives think it is. There are signs that modern-day conservatism has entered the throes of its death spiral. The …