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High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, 4 goals, assist in 7-1 win Cam Darrah, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 3 goals in 5-4 PK win Gabe Anthony, Pittsfied boys’ soccer, game-winning PK in 5-4 PK win Gianna Celenza, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 7-1 win Chris Pinkham and Jacob Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals apiece in 4-0 win …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Concord Rec soccer champs Over the weekend, the Concord Recreation Division III soccer league ended with the grade 5-6 championships. On Saturday, the purple Abbot-Downing team (coached by Bert Cooper, team pictured right) defeated the orange St. John’s team (coached by Steve Sullivan), 1-0, in the girls’ championship. In the boys’ championship, the …

High schools: Top-seeded Bow girls’ soccer team cruises through first round

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The top-seeded Bow High girls’ soccer team got off to a hot start in the Division III tournament, dispatching No. 16 Kearsarge, 7-1, yesterday. Leading the way for the Falcons (17-0-0) were Maddie Cheney (four goals, one assist), Gianna Celenza (two goals, one assist) and Lauren Scarpetti (two assists). Amanda Murray had the other goal for the Falcons, while Maicy Hansen had the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 30, 2014

High school tournaments today Field hockey Division III semifinals At Bill Ball Stadium, Exeter H.S. No. 12 Gilford (8-7-1) vs. No. 1 Hopkinton (16-0-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Gilford upset both No. 5 Newfound and No. 4 Pelham, 3-1. Hopkinton overcame both No. 16 Mascoma and No. …

High schools: Kearsarge boys' soccer team advances to second round of D-III tourney

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A scoring burst at the end of the first half was all the No. 15 Kearsarge boys’ soccer team needed to put away No. 18 Hillsboro-Deering, 2-0, in the first round of the Division III tournament yesterday. Both …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division I first round No. 13 Nashua North (7-9-0) at No. 4 Concord (11-4-1), 3 p.m. head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: The Crimson Tide was playing its best soccer of the year in the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soccer champions The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team (pictured) took home the Hopkinton Tournament championship trophy. Stark tailed, 1-0, after 35 minutes in the championship game against Kearsarge, before tying the score. The game proceeded to two …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Middle school results The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team captured the Tri-County Championship with a 4-3 victory over Timberlane. Rundlett overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit by stepping up both its defensive and offensive games. Jhluindra Acharya got Rundlett on the board, Isaac Gladey followed, and Gopal …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boys’ soccer Division III first round No. 17 Farmington (7-8-1) vs. No. 16 Bishop Brady (7-7-2) at NHTI, 3 p.m. head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: Brady enters the postseason on a roll, not having lost since the first week in …

High schools: Hopkinton survives another scare to reach Division III field hockey semifinals

Monday, October 27, 2014

Patty Connolly wouldn’t mind a little less drama in her Hopkinton field hockey team’s tournament run. But, then again, she’s not going to complain too much about the back-to-back overtime victories that have her Hawks in the Division …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 27, 2014

Youth hockey The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1 hockey team defeated the Manchester Flames Squirt 1, 10-2, behind the offense of Ryan Doherty (four goals, assist), Parker Fredrickson (three goals), Ryan Philbrick (goal, two assists), Zan Alberici (goal), Caden Green (goal, assist). Six other players added assists. …

Letter: Our poultry history

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I’m an East Concord native, and I’m writing in response to the poultry processing plant controversy. In 1946, when I returned home from serving in World War II, I noticed an increased number of chickens being raised by small poultry operations. Three or four dairy farms had been …

Hopkinton girls cross country team’s reign of dominance ends

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MANCHESTER – The pedigree belonged to Hopkinton, but depth was on the side of White Mountains. In the end, the Spartans’ depth proved too much. Seeking an eight consecutive cross country team title, the Hopkinton girls were unseated …