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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 …

No stopping the insanity in Bow when it comes to defense

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BOW – Most call it a three-and-out when a defense forces a punt after just three plays. Bow Coach Paul Cohen likes to call it “18 seconds of craziness,” six seconds for each play. So far this season, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Soccer champions The Hopkinton Stormin’ Hawks (above) won the 5/6 Girls Division B soccer championship. Members of the championship team are Zelda Ackerman, Jordyn Barrett, Olivia Bradfield, Bea Burack, Brooke Carlson, Abby Condon, Emma Crawford, Kasey Czarnecki, Teagan …

Bow’s stingy defense by the numbers

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Yards and points allowed by the Bow defense against each opponent: 70 7 vs. Campbell 50 0 vs. Stevens 101 0 vs. Bishop Brady 126 6 vs. Epping-Newmarket 106 6 vs. Farmington-Nute 106 6 vs. Raymond 93.2 4.2 average per game …

High schools: Mistakes doom Brady football team in wild game with Somersworth

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SOMERSWORTH – After the first quarter, the Bishop Brady and Somersworth football teams had combined for 36 points and more than 300 yards, the Green Giants throwing the ball all over the place and the Hilltoppers tearing things …

Concord girls, St. Paul’s boys win Capital Area cross country titles

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two races, two repeats – but they couldn’t have been more different. The Concord girls’ team dominated the Capital Area Cross Country Championship yesterday, placing five runners in the top eight and 11 in the top 30 to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 18, 2014

JV results The Concord JV boys’ soccer team defeated Spaulding, 9-0, to improve to 11-3. Raj Bhandari scored four goals to lead the Tide offense, while Dan Detwiller scored a pair and Jack Foisey, John Weinberg and Justin Toler added single tallies. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey team …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cassie Carey, MV field hockey, goal in 1-0 win Emilee Harlow, Pembroke girls’ soccer, first career shutout in 3-0 win Caitlyn Keenan, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 2 goals in 2-1 OT win Ellie Pope, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, 3 …

Interim selectman appointed in Dunbarton

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Former Dunbarton selectman Ronald Wanner was sworn in as an interim selectman Thursday. Travis James, a first-term selectman, resigned from the board last week, citing personal reasons. Wanner will join Selectmen Ted Vallieres and Brian Pike on the board. James was the selectmen’s representative for the police department …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 17, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The three-time champs placed three in the top 6 in the D-III individual championship. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (3) The Bears went to Connecticut last …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 17, 2014

JV results With one of their strongest team efforts of the season, the Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team topped Sunapee, 4-0. Ellie Morrall and Hannah Wood each scored two goals. Hopkinton’s goalkeeping tandem of Maggie Carney and Amelia Bassett notched the team’s seventh shutout with the support of …