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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

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bill Heinz golf Matt Latourette (Concord High) birdied the final hole at Pembroke Pines Country Club to capture the Bill Heinz City Junior Golf Championship by two strokes over Jesse Demers (Merrimack Valley) with two-day totals of 169 … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kearsarge bike race The Hopkinton Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Mount Kearsarge Hill Climb on Sept. 27. The hill climb will include two divisions: An eight mile climb from the town of Warner to Mt. Kearsarge summit parking lot (Summit division), and a four and a half … 0

A look at some changes for local school districts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Many students will head back to area schools by the middle of next week to begin a new year. To give readers a sense of some of the leadership changes that took place at schools over the summer, … 0

Letter: Answers are on the way

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Like most associates at Market Basket, I started at the bottom of our company as a bagger. I am proud of the fact that I have been with Market Basket for 31 years, working hard to move up within our company. The time is now to do the … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 16, 2014

NHTI news Jen Fithian was named the new women’s basketball head coach at NHTI. Coach Fithian joined the Lynx last season as an assistant coach, and prior to NHTI she was an assistant coach for the SNHU women’s basketball team in 2012-13. Fithian was also named Miss New … 0

Cold War-era tank starts new journey

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The 60 tons of steel and American military equipment you thought you saw rumbling on interstates 93 and 393 yesterday? No, it wasn’t a hallucination. It was the most recent journey for an M60 tank that had been … 3

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 15, 2014

Local golf In Mojalaki Senior League action, Al Robertson, Ted Andrus, Bob Reed and George Ewing placed first, while Craig Smith, Howard George and Bill Leber took second, Ray Craigie, Frank Martin, Richard Brewster and Wayne Andrews placed third and Jerry Morin, Walter Kulacz, Pete Sorette and Craig … 0

NHMS offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees in the middle of a bitter dispute about company leadership. The speedway announced yesterday it is inviting workers to the Sept. 21 Sylvania 300 with the hopes of boosting morale. A limited number of … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Parent/athlete meetings John Stark’s fall sports parent/athlete meeting is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation by the athletic director, parents will be sent to various classrooms to meet with the coach. All athletes and at least one parent/guardian is expected … 0

New MV board member backed district withdrawal study

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The newest member of the Merrimack Valley School Board was among those leading a drive earlier this year to explore whether Webster should leave the district. Karin Page said she still supports a study that would examine a potential breakup of the district, but she said she won’t … 0