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Brady's Chris Thurber scores his second touchdown as he bowls over Newfound's Scott Sargent before the half at Memorial Field Saturday. Thurber was assessed a penalty for lowering his head but the TD was allowed.
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

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 the Newfound defense, finding the end zone on the first play from scrimmage with a 66-yard run, and quarterback Brendan Johnson rushed for two touchdowns of his own. He also had an interception on defense. “He’s an athlete,” Brady Coach Matt Shaw said of the senior quarterback. “He’s a leader and he steps up when he needs to.” He needed to step up a few times early … 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, and the Tide’s first touch of the football. Jake Szulc, a two-way player at receiver … 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 terrific team defensive effort. ∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team came from behind to get … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 11, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team lost to Exeter, 4-0. Srilekha Nuli made eight saves. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Exeter, 2-0. Izzy Dunn and Delia Barry each tallied one goal. Hayley Munroe and Emily Otto played strong defense. ∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team … 0

High schools: Concord boys’ soccer team wins battle against Pinkerton

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For most Division I boys’ soccer teams, Concord is a measuring stick. The Crimson Tide, after all, has been to the semifinals six of the last nine years. But the Tide also needs to test itself against top … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JV results The Concord JV boys’ soccer team fell to Pinkerton, 1-0. The Astros scored the game’s only goal in the fifth minute. Will Cass played well at keeper for the Crimson Tide (3-1), while Matt Perrault played well in back. ∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team suffered … 0

High schools: Hopkinton on the run to a pair of cross country wins

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just 10 days removed from the season-opening early bird meet in Gilford, the Hopkinton High cross country teams are shaving minutes off their times. Yesterday in North Sutton, all 10 of the Hawks’ scoring runners dropped their times … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ volleyball teams

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

High school girls’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Rick Veno (4th year) Last year: 18-1, D-II champion Returning st arters: Amanda Riley, sr., OH; Debbie Peabody, sr., L; Emma Easler, sr., MB; Abby Ahern, sr., OH; Katie Tomaszewski, sr., MB; Lacey Locke, sr., S Top newcomers: Casey … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

College standouts Hopkinton’s Storm Sideleau, a freshman on the Vassar College field hockey team, was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week. Sideleau scored her first collegiate goal and added an assist in a pair of wins over the weekend. ∎ Kearsarge graduate Lindy Heffernan, from Sutton Mills, ran … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Concord Crew Concord Crew hosted its first fall regatta of the season yesterday in conjunction with Weekend on the Water. Teams competing included Concord Crew, Bedford, Manchester Central, Great Bay Rowing and Souhegan. Concord men’s and women’s 4s … 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

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