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Letter: A powerful story

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sincere thanks to Paul J. Shread Jr. for his “My Turn” article, “Battle Scars” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14) and for sharing his dad’s powerful first-person account of the invasion of Peleliu. Both pieces are particularly poignant to me from a family history standpoint and provide a deeper understanding of that horrific battle during World War II. Following in my dad’s footsteps in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, … 0

High schools: Late goal propels MV boys’ soccer team past John Stark, 2-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take two teams with similar records and at similar stages of development and what do you get? A one-goal game decided in the final 15 minutes of play. John Stark (2-4) pulled even with Merrimack Valley (2-3) in the 65th minute of yesterday’s Division II boys’ soccer match, and two minutes later, the … 0

Championship chases continue to take shape in NASCAR weekend at NHMS

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Urgency at Loudon in September isn’t anything new. But there’s a new wrinkle for the fans showing up from all around New England and beyond to take in the Sprint Cup’s Chase for the Championship race on Sunday. The prospect of cutdowns to the Chase field looms. There are two races left, at … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 7, 2014

JV results The Bow JV field hockey team fell to Newport, 2-0. Shannon Ford, Erin Boldwin, Jennie Ess and Emma Roberge all contributed in the field. Sara Anoli made eight saves in net. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Bishop Guertin, 1-0. Izzy Dunn had the lone … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-0 win Gianna Celenza, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win over Hopkinton Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win Tucker Burt, MV football, 12 carries, 97 yards, TD in 26-14 loss Samantha Reed … 0

Merrimack Valley fades in opener, falls 26-14 to Kennett

Saturday, September 6, 2014

PENACOOK – It could have been a win, if not for one play, or two, perhaps three. But late in the game, whenever those plays were there to swing the flow of the game, the Merrimack Valley football team was the one falling short. Call it opening week … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 6, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton and Bow JV girls’ soccer teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Hopkinton’s defensive effort was spearheaded by goalkeeper Amelia Bassett, who made a number of terrific saves. Defenders Caitie McGlashan, Abby Santis and Cassidy Donohoe played extremely well and Lexi Wheeler led a strong … 0

High school football schedules

Friday, September 5, 2014

DIVISION I Concord Crimson Tide Sept. 5 – vs. Goffstown, 7 Sept. 12 – at Winnacunnet, 7 Sept. 20 – at Dover, 1:30 Sept. 27 – vs. Manchester Central, 1 Oct. 3 – at Manchester Memorial, 7 Oct. 10 – vs. Spaulding, 7 Oct. 17 – at Bedford, … 0

High schools: Turk scores two late goals to lift Pembroke boys’ soccer team over John Stark, 4-2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Down 1-0, it crawled back to tie. Down 2-1, once again it fought back with the equalizer. But the John Stark boys’ soccer team didn’t have a response for the blazing speed of Pembroke senior Justus Turk, whose … 0

Division II football: MV poised for playoff return with Niyomugabo, Burt

Friday, September 5, 2014

Even in his first year at the helm, Merrimack Valley’s Jim Coll knows one of the cardinal rules of being a head coach. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. “I am not smart enough, or … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 5, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C The four-time defending D-II champs return most of the team that won the New England title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL The Falcons bring back loads of talent from last year’s … 0

Three area teams led by new head coaches

Friday, September 5, 2014

Three area teams will be led by new head coaches this season: Merrimack Valley Jim Coll takes over as head coach in his 11th year in the MV system. He was the Pride’s defensive coordinator the last three seasons, and spent the previous four as a defensive coach … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, September 5, 2014

Soccer champs The U14 “Alliance FC Premier” soccer team won the 2014 Aztec Labor Day Soccer Classic in Lancaster, Mass. Alliance FC Premier was amongst 12 New England girls teams competing in the U14 tournament bracket and completed … 0