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The boys wave leaves the starting line in yesterday's cross country meet at Pembroke Academy.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Late goal propels MV boys’ soccer team past John Stark, 2-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take two teams with similar records and at similar stages of development and what do you get? A one-goal game decided in the final 15 minutes of play. John Stark (2-4) pulled even with Merrimack Valley (2-3) in the 65th minute of yesterday’s Division II boys’ soccer match, and two minutes later, the Valley answered back to come away with … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 3 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win Ben Davis, MV boys’ soccer, game-winning goal late in second half of 2-1 win Becky Rapoza, Winnisquam volleyball, 9 kills, 11 digs in 3-0 win … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 18, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team tied Merrimack, 2-2. Ella Fabozzi scored both goals and Angelica Carr led the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton JV field hockey team tied Stevens, 0-0. Claire Reidy and Jen Lewis played strong for the Hawks. ∎ The H-D JV boys’ soccer team beat Stevens, 1-0, on Tuesday when Gavin Kennedy headed in a pass from Brad Sampson … 0

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, hat trick in 7-2 victory over Bow Jarrett Davis & Cole Remillard, MV boys’ soccer, goal and assist each in 2-1 win Mara Grady, H-D girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 7-1 win Spencer Nowland, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 5-1 win … 0

High schools: MV boys’ soccer team shows resiliency in beating Kearsarge, 2-1

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It was a learning experience in more ways than one. The defensive scheme wasn’t finalized. A pair of forwards without much experience together played up front. The team was coming off a 4-0 loss. It was hot and … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team lost to Bedford, 2-1. Izzy Dunn scored for the Tide. Emily Otto and Angelica Carr played strong defense. ∎ The Bow JV field hockey team defeated Hopkinton, 2-1. Bow’s goals were scored by Katie Jenkins (off an assist by Shannon … 0

High schools: MV breaks it open offensively in 5-1 girls’ soccer win

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer Coach Jeff Richard said it best: “When you have five different goal scorers, it’s pretty sweet if you are a coach.” After being shut out in its season opener, the Pride (1-1) reaped the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (20th year) Last year: 12-5-1, D-II runner-up Returning starters: Cassidy Huckins, sr.; Emily Masse, sr.; Izzy Hoyt, jr.; Haley Puntin, sr. Top newcomers: “We have added 12 new players to the varsity roster and each will … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

College standout Concord’s Joe Graffy, a senior keeper for the Brandeis men’s soccer team, was named Defensive Player of the Tournament as the Judges won the Keene State College Soccer Classic over the weekend. Brandeis defeated Hobart, 5-0, then Keene State, 2-1. Graffy made four saves over the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, September 1, 2014

Golf results Dan Luker and Dan Mullen posted the low round of the day in yesterday’s Better-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a score of 10-under par 60. John Fraser and Shane Clark finished one shot back, while Luker teamed with Jon Dickey to finish in solo … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beaver Meadow results The team of Glen Shattuck and Travis Martin took first place in the gross Pick Your Partner Best Ball contest, shooting a 72. Scott Hodgkins and Brad Gaudreau took second with a 74, and the team of John Beaudoin and Pete Topolosky rounded out the … 0

High schools: John Stark boys’ soccer team opens with a win, 1-0 over Kennett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

BOYS’ SOCCER John Stark 1, Kennett 0 Key players: John Stark – Freshmen keeper Chase Patterson (six saves for first career victory and shutout), Jackson Easter (good game at both midfield and defense), Ryan Nelson and Jake Reynolds (played well); Kennett – Keepers Camden Clark and Camden Labrie … 0

High schools: Whitehead’s two goals carry Hopkinton past Bishop Brady, 2-0, in girls’ soccer opener

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bishop Brady cornered Hopkinton in its own end for much of the first 12 minutes of yesterday’s season-opening girls’ soccer game. The Giants delivered corner kick after corner kick, blasting six in the first half – most of … 0