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Plymouth's Sam Slaughter fails to take down senior Tucker Burt during a play Friday night at Merrimack Valley High School, Oct. 24, 2014. Merrimack Valley lost, 28-18.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 ones – a hard fact Merrimack Valley was reminded of in a late-season defeat on its home field last night. The Pride …

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 didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an …

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 assists in 6-0 win Emma Fredericks, Stark volleyball, 9 aces in 3-1 win Kyle Clements …

High schools: Hopkinton boys’ soccer team up to a challenge from Bow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOW – For the first 39 minutes, it was all Hopkinton. The Hawks built a two-goal lead, dominated possession and didn’t allow Bow a shot on goal. But the Falcons scored just before the half and the match’s …

Merrimack Valley field hockey team wins in OT to reach quarterfinals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PENACOOK – Denied once, Cassidy Huckins wasn’t going to be denied a second time. The Merrimack Valley senior scored off the rebound of her own shot a minute and a half into sudden death overtime to give the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team defeated Timberlane, 1-0. Kaitlyn Jelly scored the lone goal, assisted by Quinn Makris. ∎ The Bow JV girls’ soccer team defeated Hopkinton, 4-3. Lea Crompton (two goals), Shannon Murray (goal), Gwen Molind (goal), Abbey Horner (two assists) and Amanda Fleury (assist) …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 4-0 win Gabby Bartlett, Pittsfield girls’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 4-0 win Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, game-winning goal in 1-0 OT win Jonny LeClair, Belmont boys’ soccer, three saves, shutout in 2-0 win Evan Ruderman, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Angela Beeso, John Stark girls’ soccer, goal in 1-0 OT win Elysia Carroll, H-D girls’ volleyball, 10 aces in 3-0 win Alex Lugar, Belmont girls’ volleyball, 14 digs in 3-2 win Jackelyn Robarge, Belmont girls’ volleyball, 7 digs, 6 kills in 3-2 win …

High schools: Belmont volleyball rallies from two-set hole to beat Inter-Lakes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Belmont girls’ volleyball trailed Inter-Lakes, two sets to none and two points away from losing the third. What could have ended as a loss in straight sets instead became a come-from-behind 3-2 victory for the Red Raiders …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JV results The Concord JV football team (6-2) lost to Bedford, 27-6. Josh Larner played well on offense and Alex Buteau played well on defense. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team defeated Sunapee, 1-0. Nicole Durgin scored the lone goal late in the second half after an …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cross country champs Deerfield (pictured) swept the Middle School State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with the girls winning their first title and the boys taking their third in the last four years. The girls tallied 85 points …

High schools: Bow football puts it away early in 55-6 rout of Raymond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RAYMOND – It would have been easy for Bow to lounge its way into Raymond. After all, the undefeated, defending champion Falcons were at the top of the Division III standings coming into yesterday’s football game and Raymond …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Soccer champions The Hopkinton Stormin’ Hawks (above) won the 5/6 Girls Division B soccer championship. Members of the championship team are Zelda Ackerman, Jordyn Barrett, Olivia Bradfield, Bea Burack, Brooke Carlson, Abby Condon, Emma Crawford, Kasey Czarnecki, Teagan …