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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, November 23, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Joe Graffy made eight saves as the Brandeis men’s soccer team defeated Amherst, 1-0 (6-5 on PKs) to advance to the Division III Tournament quarterfinals. It was Graffy’s 15th shutout of the season. ∎ Tiffany Lewis of Hillsboro had 11 rebounds to help the Plymouth State women’s basketball team to a 62-56 victory over Lyndon State. ∎ Bow’s Richard Jenkins was part of the winning 200-free relay team and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Youth hockey The Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 Gap Mountain Drilling team tied the Rochester Blackhawks, 3-3. Nick Osborne, Ben Mordarski and Owen Jones had the goals. Assists came from Modarski and Levi Jones. Evelyn Irizarry, Dillon O’Sullivan and Kiernan King also played well in front of goalie Aidan Miller. ∎ The Henniker Huskies Squirt 2 team lost to Keene Squirt 2, 7-0. Despite strong …

Final pound-for-pound fall high school rankings

Friday, November 21, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) First in Division II, first at the Meet of Champions, second in New England and No. 1 here. 2. BOW GOLF (3) The three-time Division III champs haven’t lost a match since 2012. 3. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (2) The two-time champs had four …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …