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Pittsfield's Emily Dunagin plays the ball at the net during a match against Belmont at Pittsfield Middle-High School on Monday, September 22, 2104.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Belmont volleyball team serves up 3-0 victory over Pittsfield

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PITTSFIELD – Once again, the Belmont volleyball team needed only three sets to decide the outcome. And this time, it was a winning one. After three of their first four matches ended in sweeps (only one in Belmont’s favor), the Red Raiders dispatched Pittsfield, 3-0, last night to improve to 2-3. Incredible service (14 aces) team-wide and 16 assists from sophomore setter Emily Laflam (who also added two aces and three kills) sparked the Red Raiders, who are rounding into form after a shaky start to the season. Though they are still below .500 on the season, Belmont Coach Melissa Miner believes this is a … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team lost to Winnacunnett, 1-0. Jessie Reed played strong for the attack. Katelyn Butler had 10 saves in net. ∎ The Concord JV football team (3-0) defeated Lebanon, 27-0. Chase Haines, Leo Vasquez and Reid Ljungholm led the defense. Jake Lewis, Matt Burke, Collin Maloney and Cam Clarke led the offense. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ … 0

Helping those in need through New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games are this weekend. Bring non-perishable food items to high school football games as the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and WMUR-TV team up with the New Hampshire Food Bank to help feed the hungry. Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soups, pasta, sauce, and canned fruits/vegetables. No glass containers, please. Cash donations will also … 0

For NASCAR, race is on to tap into bracket hype

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with its NASCAR partners, are betting on a bracket. This year, the NASCAR playoff chase, which rolls into Loudon today with the Sylvania 300, will take a play out of the college basketball playbook, introducing the NASCAR Perfect Grid Challenge. With $100,000 … 0

High schools: Offense is Tide’s best defense in 5-0 field hockey win

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes a potent offense is all you need. Concord’s defense spent most of yesterday’s game in the midfield rather than defending its goal, the Crimson Tide field hockey team scored in the first two minutes, and relentless offensive … 0

Truck Series driver Sauter finds major happiness in NASCAR’s minor leagues

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOUDON – Johnny Sauter has seen plenty of them. They’re the young drivers who come up through the Camping World Truck Series, looking for a stepping-stone on their way up the NASCAR ladder. Darrell Wallace Jr. is one … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dylan Thomson, Concord boys’ soccer, goalie scored 2 goals on PKs in 4-2 win Cole Sporcic, Pembroke boys’ soccer, shutout, 2 penalty-kick saves in 3-0 win Molly Hagan, John Stark field hockey, game-winning goal in OT in a 2-1 win Corbin LeBlanc, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, shutout in 1-0 … 0

Keselowski stays ahead of the field, winning pole for Sprint Cup race at NHMS

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOUDON – Sprint Cup drivers yesterday could have voted on who should be considered the favorite for tomorrow’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The result would have been unanimous. “Somehow, my car has disappeared,” Denny Hamlin … 0

How the Chase drivers qualified

Saturday, September 20, 2014

How the 16 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship fared in yesterday’s qualifying at NHMS (listed in order of current spot in the standings): 1. Brad Keselowski, 1st 2. Jeff Gordon, 13th 3. Joey Logano, 7th 4. Kevin Harvick, 3rd 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11th … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bass fishing meet John Stark Regional High is hosting a high school fishing tournament today at Chase Park on Horace Lake in Weare. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the weigh-in at 1 p.m. Bow, Pembroke, John Stark (two teams), Kingswood, Winnacunnet and Con-Val … 0

More at stake in Loudon race with new Chase format

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Loudon was always pivotal. Now, it’s even more important. Thanks to the changes to the Chase format for this season, calling New Hampshire an “all or nothing” stop in the … 0

Schedule for NASCAR weekend at NHMS

Friday, September 19, 2014

NASCAR weekend schedule WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 5-7 p.m. – Speedway Children’s Charities Ride-alongs THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 11 a.m. – Camping World Truck Series haulers enter 1 p.m. – Whelen Modified Tour haulers enter 5:30-10 p.m. – WOKQ FanFest … 0

Gordon, Johnson, someone else? Filling out the Chase bracket

Friday, September 19, 2014

Their areas of expertise are wildly different, but ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and college basketball icon Dick Vitale agree on one thing: Come the final, all-or-nothing race at Miami, Hendrick Motorsports will have the best crack at … 0