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Pittsfield goal keeper Colby Clark drops down for a save during Wednesday's game against Newmarket at Pittsfield.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer team barely comes away empty-handed

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Pittsfield High boys’ soccer team almost salvaged a tie against undefeated Newmarket yesterday, but came inches away from the equalizing goal and fell to the Mules, 1-0. With the Mules (7-0-2) ahead at halftime, the Panthers (4-5-1) spent much of the second half on the attack and pressing for the tying goal. They ended up getting more shots on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 2, 2014

JV results The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team fell to Goffstown, 1-0. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ volleyball team fell to Raymond, 25-17, 25-15, 15-13, on Monday. ∎ The H-D/Hopkinton Redhawks JV football team defeated the Exeter sophomore team, 21-14. Henry Yianakoplos threw touchdown passes to Travis Stephansky and Liam Flanagan. Prince Mansah ran for 69 yards on nine carries and Blake Madore ran … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Brooke Shatney, John Stark girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 OT win Sarah Chase, Belmont girls’ soccer, goal in 1-0 win Jesse Demers, MV golf, medalist, 2 over 38 … 0

Johnson takes charge as Brady football team tops Newfound

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Bishop Brady football team came out swinging – and running – against Newfound yesterday, pounding the ball on the ground for 321 yards en route to a 39-26 win. Brady running back Moses Murenzi ran wild against … 0

High schools: Injury subdues Tide’s big 48-15 victory over Dover

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DOVER – They came off the field subdued, the faces not reflecting a football team that had just won by 33 points on the road, spoiling its opponent’s homecoming. Concord High’s 48-15 victory yesterday at Dover was secondary to what happened on the sixth play of the game, … 0

Johnson chasing down his own high standards

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the Chase set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday party isn’t quite up to his expectations. “It’s … 0

With warmer temps, Gordon turns fastest practice lap

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – Maybe there’s hope for beating Brad Keselowski today after all. The winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July and pole-sitter for this afternoon’s Sylvania 300 was the fastest car again at yesterday’s morning practice, but … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 21, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV girls’ soccer team beat Pembroke, 2-0. Grace Clark and Ellie Morrall each scored for the Hawks, and the keeper tandem of Maggie Carney and Amelia Bassett notched the shutout. Cathen Hall had a solid game in the midfield and Krista Amoth led a … 0

Custer’s first stand lands 16-year-old Truck Series driver in Victory Lane

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – Cole Custer didn’t know if there’d be time to recover after a questionable call on pit road with 27 laps left had him climbing out of a deep hole. The pole-sitter for yesterday’s NASCAR Camping World … 1

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