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Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 24, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The first champions of autumn stay in the top spot for one more week. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (3) Second-string Falcons were in by the second quarter of Saturday’s 55-6 win at Raymond. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (2) The Bears will be favorites to win a fifth straight D-II championship tomorrow. 4. HOPKINTON BOYS’ SOCCER (4) The Hawks can complete an undefeated regular season today vs. Belmont. 5. HOPKINTON FIELD HOCKEY (6) The No. 1 Hawks (14-0) open the D-III tourney today against No. 16 Mascoma. 6. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (5) Three straight …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ soccer team protects its turf

Friday, October 24, 2014

With driving rains and flash floods soaking much of New Hampshire yesterday, the Kearsarge boys’ soccer team found refuge on the turf field at Proctor Academy in nearby Andover. The Cougars (8-7-1) looked right at home, playing one of their most complete games all season in a 1-0 victory over Conant (5-11). “We played this game at Proctor Academy on (its) synthetic turf …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 24, 2014

Freshmen football The Concord High freshman football team beat Portsmouth, 28-20. The Tide was led by the running attack of Matt Burke, Alex Buteau and Sal Rinaldi. The defense was anchored by TJ Celestine, Sean McCready and Garret Harmon. Youth football The Concord Capitols fourth-grade football team lost in the playoffs to the Derry Demons, 12-6. St. Paul’s result The St. Paul’s School …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Concord crew champions The Concord Crew competed in the Textile Regatta in Lowell, Mass., featuring 89 crew from throughout the Northeast on Sunday. Standout performances included first place for both the women’s novice two and the women’s novice …

High schools: Negative result, but many positives for MV field hockey team

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yesterday’s final result, a 2-1 overtime loss to visiting Kennett, didn’t please the Merrimack Valley field hockey team. But the Pride was pleased by how it played. “We would have loved to have won,” MV Coach Kim Kenney …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets U16 Red, a Junior Olympic team, won the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree in Templeton, Mass., outscoring the competition 46-12 over the weekend. The Comets defeated the Chelmsford Blue Crush in the semifinals, 11-5, after …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Izzy Gesen, Hopkinton field hockey, hat trick in win Caitlyn Keenan, Bow girls’ soccer, hat trick in win Emmy Campbell, Hopkinton field hockey, 6 saves, 7th shutout of the year Jacob Rockwood, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, 2 goals, 3 assists in win Riley McNicholas, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, hat trick, …

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Steph Resnick, Concord field hockey, 4 goals in 4-0 win Taylor Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 OT win Shannon Davies, Belmont volleyball, 14 digs, 4 aces, 8 kills in 3-1 win Makayla Donovan, Belmont girls’ soccer, 3 goals, assist in 5-1 win Caitlyn Shea, Concord …

High schools: Concord volleyball team finding its winning touch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

There’s nothing wrong with being average, but the Concord High volleyball team aspires to be above average. Last night, it got there. For the first time this season, the Crimson Tide eclipsed .500, moving to 6-5 thanks to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

JV results The Concord JV boys’ soccer team defeated Dover, 6-4. Justin Toler had a hat trick while Dan Detwiller, Raj Bhandari and Chris Ciolfi scored a goal each. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer team beat Dover, 2-1. Quinn Makris and Olivia Cattabriga scored, while Leeza Richter provided …

Coaching keeps Amy Dutton going as she wages her battle against cancer

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cancer couldn’t keep Amy Dutton from the sidelines. Despite being diagnosed with both breast and ovarian cancer in November of 2011, Dutton hasn’t missed a season as the Belmont girls’ soccer coach. In fact, Dutton has doubled down …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 6, 2014

Middle school results The Deerfield boys’ cross country team won the Thetford, Vt., Woods Trail Run for the second straight year, led by Forest MacKenzie’s first-place finish in 9:29. MacKenzie (pictured) also won the Manchester Invitational last week …

Franklin football shows poise in come-from-behind overtime win over Stevens

Sunday, October 5, 2014

FRANKLIN – They grow up so fast. Seven minutes and 12 seconds, to be exact. That’s how long it took the Franklin High defense, sturdy all game, to force a game-changing fumble, the Golden Tornadoes offense to score …