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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 schools: Youngsters help John Stark girls’ soccer team roll to victory

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The John Stark girls’ soccer team relied heavily on its young guns in a 4-0 victory over Lebanon yesterday, as two sophomores and a freshman supplied all of the scoring. Sophomore Brooke Shatney (one goal, two assists) and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soccer champions The U14 Alliance FC Premier soccer team won the 2014 Boston Breakers Columbus Day Cup held in Marlborough, Mass., this past weekend. Alliance FC Premier was among several New England girls’ teams competing in the U14 …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, 1 goal, 5 assists in 8-1 win Kasey Smith, Hopkinton girls’ soccer, 9 saves, 1 assist in 4-0 win James McCluskey, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, game-winning OT goal in his first game of the season Kyle Clements, John Stark boys’ soccer, game-winning goal in …

PHOTOS: Construction under way at Contoocook fire station

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Progress is being made on the addition to the fire station in Contoocook. …

Town of Hopkinton has more time to respond to Hopkinton State Fair Association’s civil complaint

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The town of Hopkinton has another month to respond to a civil complaint filed by the Hopkinton State Fair Association about its tax status. The town requested and received more time to respond to the complaint in Merrimack County Superior Court. It now has until Nov. 12 to …

High schools: Darrah steps up big for Pittsfield boys’ soccer against Nute

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cam Darrah scored a hat trick and the Pittsfield boys’ soccer team (6-6-2) evened its record at .500 with its second straight win, a 3-1 victory over winless Nute (0-13). “We played flat today. Cameron picked us up …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Middle school results The Bow Memorial B field hockey team tied Rundlett B, 1-1. Lindsey Nelson scored for Bow on an assist from Brenna Novakowski. Aggressive play came from Lucy Day, Amber McGuire, Meri Krause and Angie Cericols. ∎ Rundlett A field hockey defeated Bow A, 2-0. Youth football …

Five candidates fight for three N.H. state representative seats in District 10

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Five candidates are competing this fall for three slots in the state House of Representatives to represent Merrimack County District 10, which includes Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5. While only two of the five are current state legislators, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Youth soccer The Loudon Freedom girls’ U12 soccer team (pictured) came away division champs from this weekend’s Seacoast United Capital Cup tournament. JV results The Pittsfield JV girls’ soccer team lost to Prospect Mountain, 2-1. Alysssa Sullivan scored …

High schools: John Stark pulls out dramatic 14-13 victory over Pembroke

Sunday, October 12, 2014

WEARE – There’s a reason football coaches always stress the game’s three phases. Winning a game takes contributions from the offense, defense and special teams – sometimes, as John Stark found out, within the same minute of each …