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Hopkinton senior Austin Brehio (center front) battles Bow junior Thomas Poulin for possession of the ball as Sullivan Blair (left) looks on during Tuesday's boys' soccer game at Bow High School, October 21, 2014. Hopkinton was leading, 2-1, at the half.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Hopkinton boys’ soccer team up to a challenge from Bow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOW – For the first 39 minutes, it was all Hopkinton. The Hawks built a two-goal lead, dominated possession and didn’t allow Bow a shot on goal. But the Falcons scored just before the half and the match’s complexion changed. “As I’ve told any team I ever coached, if it’s a one-goal game at the half its anybody’s game in …

Merrimack Valley field hockey team wins in OT to reach quarterfinals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PENACOOK – Denied once, Cassidy Huckins wasn’t going to be denied a second time. The Merrimack Valley senior scored off the rebound of her own shot a minute and a half into sudden death overtime to give the eighth-ranked Pride (8-7-0) a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Hanover (6-8-1) in yesterday’s Division II …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team defeated Timberlane, 1-0. Kaitlyn Jelly scored the lone goal, assisted by Quinn Makris. ∎ The Bow JV girls’ soccer team defeated Hopkinton, 4-3. Lea Crompton (two goals), Shannon Murray (goal), Gwen Molind (goal), Abbey Horner (two assists) and Amanda Fleury (assist) led Bow’s offense. Grace Clark (goal) and Ellie Morrall (two goals) scored for Hopkinton. Goalie …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Steph Resnick, Concord field hockey, 3 goals in 3-2 OT win Jess Nelson, Concord girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 4-3 win Katie Steeves, Pittsfield girls’ volleyball, 500th career kill Steph Wetherbee, John Stark field hockey, 4 goals in 7-0 win Elle Pope, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, 2 goals …

High schools: Second-half spark keeps Hopkinton field hockey team undefeated

Saturday, October 11, 2014

HOPKINTON – Their motto is “Find a Way.” It was spelled out on a fence around the field and they broke every huddle chanting the phrase. And after a tight, scoreless first half, the Hopkinton field hockey team …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 11, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team (7-3-1) defeated Stevens, 2-0. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Josh Taranow scored the game-winner off a rebound from the goalkeeper. Dustin Rose scored the final goal with an assist from Aidan Molnar. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 10, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (3) The Falcons (22-0) take the top spot after winning their third straight D-III title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The only undefeated team in D-III will play its only home night game tonight. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS …

Bow’s depth pays off as Falcons claim third straight Division III golf title

Friday, October 10, 2014

CENTER HARBOR – All season long the Bow golf team outgunned its opponents, boasting talent at the top of its ladder that no team could match and using it to post score after score that no team could …

High schools: H-D boys’ soccer team gets rare win over Bow

Friday, October 10, 2014

It was a midfield battle, with only seven shots on goal combined between the Bow and Hillsboro-Deering boys’ soccer teams, but Shane Kelly made his shot count. The junior forward collected a pass from senior forward Austin Wheeler and put it past Falcons goalkeeper Noah Bult in the …

Bow’s run of dominance

Friday, October 10, 2014

2012 – 21-2 in regular season; shot a 321 in championship round, beating Mascenic by 5 strokes 2013 – 22-0 in regular season; shot a 301 in championship round, beating Pelham by 36 strokes 2014 – 22-0 in regular season; shot a 311 in championship round, beating Mascenic …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 10, 2014

JV results The Bow JV field hockey team tied Bishop Brady, 1-1. Shannon Ford scored Bow’s lone goal off an assist by Amanda Hamilton. Brianna Mullen, Riley Hicks and Karly Elliot played well on defense. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ soccer team made some costly errors, allowing Bow to …

Democrats and Republicans fight for three seats in Merrimack County District 23

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Of the six candidates running for state representative in Merrimack County District 23, only one – Republican JR Hoell – is an incumbent. The other five seeking the three open seats have never held posts in the state …

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer team gets back on track

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pittsfield boys’ soccer Coach Derek Hamilton knew his team needed to right the ship after being winless in its last three games (0-2-1) if it wanted to be in a good position heading into the playoffs. And the …