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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

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