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Bishop Brady's Brendan Johnson (11) powers through the Winnisquam defense during the Green Giants' 60-40 victory last night, giving Brady a berth in the Division III playoffs. Johnson threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns and ran for an additional 164 yards on 20 carries..

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Johnson leads Bishop Brady to win over Winnisquam, spot in playoffs

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Playing a must-win game on Halloween, the Winnisquam football team saw its biggest fear come to life last night. Bishop Brady senior quarterback Brendan Johnson (29-for-46) threw for 424 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Green Giants to a 60-40 victory at Memorial Field, giving them a 5-3 record and claiming the fourth and final playoff spot in the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, November 1, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division I quarterfinals No. 5 Timberlane (11-4-2) at No. 4 Concord (12-4-1), noon Previous tournament games: Timberlane beat No. 12 Nashua South, 2-0. Concord blanked No. 13 Nashua North, 4-0. head to head: The Crimson Tide shut out the Owls, 3-0, on Oct. 22. Notes: The Crimson Tide took to the tournament with a flourish, getting two-goal …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 1, 2014

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton Redhawks football team defeated Windham, 40-21. Prince Mansah led the way offensively with three touchdowns, while Blake Madore and Sage Dubois also added a touchdown apiece. Defensively, Mikey Legare and Dubois led the way with 13 and 11 tackles, respectively. College standouts Lindsey Nerbonne of Bow scored to help the UNH women’s field hockey team defeat Maine, 3-2 in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Seacoast Capital Cup champs The Bow Soccer Club U10 girls’ team went undefeated to win the Seacoast Capital Cup Tournament. The team played solid on both ends of the field and defeated a strong Seacoast Premier team, 3-2, …

High schools: Solid second half can’t save MV football team

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PENACOOK – The focus in football is often on the final minutes, the key moments that tilt close games one way or the other. But in 48-minute games, the early minutes count just as much as the late …

Kearsarge football team dominates in must-win game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a victory. The Cougars …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 5 goals in 6-0 win Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, goal in 1-0 2OT win Josh Ames, Concord football, 6 carries for 55 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards, 2 sacks, 43-yard INT return for a TD Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 4 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, October 25, 2014

High school tournaments today Cross country Division championships At Derryfield Park, Manchester Start times: Division I girls 10 a.m.; Division I boys 10:40 a.m.; Division I awards 11:20 a.m.; Division III girls 11:30 a.m.; Division III boys 12:10 p.m.; Division III awards 12:50 p.m.; Division II girls 1 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JV results The Concord girls’ JV soccer team fell to Alvirne, 2-0. ∎ The Concord girls’ JV volleyball team defeated Winnacunnet, 3-0. Grace Allaire (eight kills, two digs, two assists), Emmily Attockne (five digs) and Savannah Donohue (six assists) led the Tide. ∎ The Belmont girls’ JV volleyball team defeated …

Sharing or shaming? Arrest logs on Facebook tread a fine line

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gone are the days when a minor arrest would be buried in a police blotter or reduced to the fine print in the back of the local newspaper. More police departments are communicating through social media, and as they do so, they can find themselves treading a fine …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 24, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The first champions of autumn stay in the top spot for one more week. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (3) Second-string Falcons were in by the second …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ soccer team protects its turf

Friday, October 24, 2014

With driving rains and flash floods soaking much of New Hampshire yesterday, the Kearsarge boys’ soccer team found refuge on the turf field at Proctor Academy in nearby Andover. The Cougars (8-7-1) looked right at home, playing one of their most complete games all season in a 1-0 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 24, 2014

Freshmen football The Concord High freshman football team beat Portsmouth, 28-20. The Tide was led by the running attack of Matt Burke, Alex Buteau and Sal Rinaldi. The defense was anchored by TJ Celestine, Sean McCready and Garret Harmon. Youth football The Concord Capitols fourth-grade football team lost …