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Sarah Ek splits two Nashua South defenders during the second half of the game at Rollins Park Friday.

High schools: Offense is Tide’s best defense in 5-0 field hockey win

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes a potent offense is all you need. Concord’s defense spent most of yesterday’s game in the midfield rather than defending its goal, the Crimson Tide field hockey team scored in the first two minutes, and relentless offensive pressure led to a 5-0 victory over Nashua South. Oh, and goalie Colleen Casey never had to touch the ball to earn … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dylan Thomson, Concord boys’ soccer, goalie scored 2 goals on PKs in 4-2 win Cole Sporcic, Pembroke boys’ soccer, shutout, 2 penalty-kick saves in 3-0 win Molly Hagan, John Stark field hockey, game-winning goal in OT in a 2-1 win Corbin LeBlanc, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, shutout in 1-0 win Emily Masse, MV field hockey, 2 goals in 4-0 win … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bass fishing meet John Stark Regional High is hosting a high school fishing tournament today at Chase Park on Horace Lake in Weare. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the weigh-in at 1 p.m. Bow, Pembroke, John Stark (two teams), Kingswood, Winnacunnet and Con-Val (two teams) will be competing. JV results The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Nashua … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s … 0

High schools: Scoring touch keeps John Stark field hockey’s hot start going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Jeff Soule took over the John Stark field hockey team his main focus was one thing – “you’ve got to get that goal-scoring mentality going.” That’s not to say that midfield and defensive play isn’t important. It … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 3-0. Zee Meister had two assists, one on a Gerry Donahue goal and another on a goal by Justin Durant. Chandler Cressy rounded out the scoring. ∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team fell to Mascenic, 16-25, 26-24, 17-19. Keagan … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school volleyball The Hillsboro-Deering volleyball team fell to Trinity, 3-2, on Friday. Ginny Philbrick (six kills, seven digs), Natasha Dahood (13 digs) and Emily Hatcher (11 digs, six assists, three kills) led the Hillcats (0-4). Youth hockey The Angelina’s Peewee 1 team rolled over the Andover Peewee … 0

Ray Duckler: Jumping into a new phase in life

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spencer Reed, emotionally guarded most of his life, landed Friday with the eyes of a child who’d just gotten a puppy. He turned 90 on Thursday, but his seven children are enjoying his rebirth lately, a face-lift of … 0

High schools: Bishop Brady football exacts some revenge, opens with 35-34 victory at Epping

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Last season the Epping-Newmarket football embarrassed Bishop Brady. Twice. The Blue Devils beat the Green Giants, 33-21, in last year’s regular season and shut them out in a 28-0 Division III East title game victory, but yesterday’s season … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JV results The Pittsfield JV boys’ soccer team beat Mount Royal, 2-0, on Friday. Cam Darrah and Casey Clark scored, while Brandon Smith, Tyler Darrah and Jacob Marcotte also played well. Pittsfield beat Moultonborough, 2-1, on Thursday. Cam Darrah scored twice, while Gabe Anthony and Matt St. George … 0

High schools: Bow field hockey keeps hot start going with comeback win over Littleton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If Bow field hockey Coach Lauren DiRenzo had to compare the first 10 minutes of her team’s game against Littleton to something, it would have been a classic Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi match. “The first 10 minutes … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Leo Sudieh, Concord football, 258 all-purpose yards (192 rushing, 66 receiving) Tucker Burt, MV football, 6 carries, 126 yards, 3 TDs Emilee Harlow, Pembroke girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win Doug Champagne, Bow golf, medalist, 4 under par, 32 Frank Demaria, Bow boys’ soccer, game-winning goal in … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 5-1. Gerry Donahue had two goals and an assist. Dustin Rose had two goals and Michael Ciance rounded out the scoring. Chandler Cressy and Carmen Repucci both played strong games. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer lost, to … 0