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Bishop Brady's Emily Santis is upset in a battle with Hopkinton's Lillias Whitehead for control of the ball during their season opener at NHTI on Friday, August 29, 2014.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

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 them in those first 12 minutes –but the Hawks weathered the storm. And in the 18th minute, Lillias Whitehead broke through for … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 30, 2014

JV results The Concord boys’ JV soccer team defeated Winnacunnet, 6-1. Justin Toler recorded a hat trick. Noah Wachter and Matt Perralt anchored the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 5-0. The Hawks offense was led by the rookie duo of Grace Clark (three goals) and Ellie Morrall (two goals) with the support from Abby Houston in midfield. Caitie … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lillias Whitehead, Hopkinton girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-0 win CassiE Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 5 goals, assist in 9-1 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown girls’ soccer, game-winner in 1-0 win Amanda Murray & Molly Morrison, Bow girls’ soccer, first career varsity goals in 3-1 win Jake Dunkerley, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, hat trick in 4-1 win Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 2 goals, assist … 0

New Hampshire makes it 14 in a row over Vermont in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HANOVER – The swarming, stifling defense showed up, as expected. But New Hampshire’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl offense wasn’t about to let one side of the ball soak in all of the spotlight. Bolstered by an up-tempo, explosive … 0

Quick strikes through the air make it a runaway early for N.H.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The New Hampshire offense used long passes to either score or set up early touchdowns. 1st Quarter Trevor Knight 37 pass to Nick Vailas, TD, 9:19 (7-0 NH) Knight 28 pass to Cole Martin, TD, 4:52 (13-0 NH) Knight 40 pass to Alec Boucher (Knight pass to Vailas, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals lost two games to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0 and 6-0, as the Dodgers took the NEIBL title this weekend. H-B scored four runs in the fourth inning and held the Nationals to three hits (one each from Callahan Loos, Wesley Lamphere and Kevin … 0

Sanbornton’s Van Tassel will jump from football field to basic training

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dakota Van Tassel had several options to choose from. College was one. Playing football in college was another. There was a third choice, however, one that the former Winnisquam lineman and wrestler had had in mind for years. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nor’Easters Classic champs The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team (above) won the championship of the Nor’Easters Classic Tournament in Laconia. The Comets defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 4-3; the Northeast Hurricanes Black, 6-0; and the Methuen Rangers, … 0

Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 1, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals dropped Game 1 of the NEIBL championship series, losing to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0. Callahan Loos pitched a gem for Weare, going 6.2 innings and striking out 16 batters while only allowing two hits. Loos’s lone mistake came when he gave up a … 0

Henniker police warn residents about Green Dot MoneyPak scams

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Henniker police are urging residents not to fall prey to a money scam involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards. Over the past few months, the police have received reports from about a half-dozen residents who said they had gotten the scam calls. No one who reported the scam … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th … 0

John Stark students complete Advanced Studies Program

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

John Stark Regional High School rising seniors (from left) Terry Zervos, Michael Caplan and Jessie Osgood graduated Sunday from the Advanced Studies Program ASP at St. Paul’s School in Concord. The John Stark students were among the 267 … 0