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Pittsfield's Emily Dunagin plays the ball at the net during a match against Belmont at Pittsfield Middle-High School on Monday, September 22, 2104.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Belmont volleyball team serves up 3-0 victory over Pittsfield

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PITTSFIELD – Once again, the Belmont volleyball team needed only three sets to decide the outcome. And this time, it was a winning one. After three of their first four matches ended in sweeps (only one in Belmont’s favor), the Red Raiders dispatched Pittsfield, 3-0, last night to improve to 2-3. Incredible service (14 aces) team-wide and 16 assists from sophomore setter Emily Laflam (who also added two aces and three kills) sparked the Red Raiders, who are rounding into form after a shaky start to the season. Though they are still below .500 on the season, Belmont Coach Melissa Miner believes this is a … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team lost to Winnacunnett, 1-0. Jessie Reed played strong for the attack. Katelyn Butler had 10 saves in net. ∎ The Concord JV football team (3-0) defeated Lebanon, 27-0. Chase Haines, Leo Vasquez and Reid Ljungholm led the defense. Jake Lewis, Matt Burke, Collin Maloney and Cam Clarke led the offense. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ … 0

Helping those in need through New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger football games are this weekend. Bring non-perishable food items to high school football games as the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and WMUR-TV team up with the New Hampshire Food Bank to help feed the hungry. Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soups, pasta, sauce, and canned fruits/vegetables. No glass containers, please. Cash donations will also … 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

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

High schools: Hopkinton golf team off to 11-0 start

Friday, September 12, 2014

You know you’re doing something right when you get a nickname. Hopkinton’s Nick Fairneny, aka Nicky Fairway, took medalist honors for the third straight match, helping the Hawks add three more victories to their undefeated record (11-0). Hopkinton … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 12, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (1) The four-time defending D-II champs swept the top five spots Tuesday in Portsmouth. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The Falcons open their D-III title defense tomorrow against a tough Campbell team. 3. BOW GOLF (5) … 0