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Chris Pappas

(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)

GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle. But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the race for Executive Council in District 4. The endorsement drew a blistering response from Republican State Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, who said she would enforce party bylaws that prohibit Republicans who support Democrats in 2014 elections from serving on the committee. The dustup began Tuesday, when incumbent Pappas, of Manchester, announced the Republicans for Pappas Committee, made up of current and former elected officials, business leaders and … 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

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 3 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win Ben Davis, MV boys’ soccer, game-winning goal late in second half of 2-1 win Becky Rapoza, Winnisquam volleyball, 9 kills, 11 digs in 3-0 win … 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

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, September 5, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke soccer, two goals in 4-2 win Greg Champagne, Bow golf, medalist with 1-under 35 Joel Bolanger, Coe-Brown golf, medalist with 2-over 38 Andy Arnold, Kearsarge golf, medalist with 1-over 37 Matt McFall, John Stark golf, medalist with 40 Noah Bult, Bow soccer, first career shutout … 0

High schools: Kearsarge field hockey starts off with a win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The last time Kearsarge and Franklin met in a field hockey game, the Golden Tornadoes came away with a 2-1 victory. The Cougars (1-0) made sure history didn’t repeat itself yesterday, as Kearsarge capitalized on two penalty-corner deflections … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 4, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated John Stark, 3-1. Cailee Green opened the scoring for John Stark, but Hopkinton answered with goals from Caitie McGlashan, Grace Clark and Ellie Morrall. Amelia Bassett made a number of key saves in the second half to keep the … 0