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Pittsfield's #7 Morgan Corliss and Moultonborough Academy's #4 Gwen Fifield collide fighting for the ball in the second half in Pittsfield Monday.

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 takes the support of the entire team to keep the ball in its opponents’ end or at least force them to have to work hard to keep the ball away from their own. Yesterday afternoon, the Generals did both of those things, receiving four goals from four different players and effectively limiting Pembroke’s scoring chances, in a 4-0 victory on John Stark’s home field. The win boosts … 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 Berry (three kills, three aces), Shayna Thibedeau (six kills, ace, block), Madison Lacharite (three kills, … 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 1 team, 6-0. Brett Patnode, Hayden Parent, Noah Drew (shorthanded), Ian Dennison, Michael Stoddard and … 0

Correction

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Due to incorrect information provided to the Monitor, the Kearsarge goalie was misidentified in a story and photo caption in yesterday’s paper. Kaleigh Davis was in net for Kearsarge’s 5-1 loss to Merrimack Valley. … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Makayla Donovan, Belmont girls’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 5-2 victory over Stevens Caitlin Keenan, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-0 victory over Campbell Austin Brehio, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, game-winning goal in 3-2 OT victory against John Stark … 0

PHOTOS: USS Kearsarge crew comes to Mount Kearsarge

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Crew members from the USS Kearsarge climbed Mount Kearsarge in Warner on Wednesday and will be clearing the overlook areas on the mountain through today. … 0

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, hat trick in 7-2 victory over Bow Jarrett Davis & Cole Remillard, MV boys’ soccer, goal and assist each in 2-1 win Mara Grady, H-D girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 7-1 win Spencer Nowland, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 5-1 win … 0

High schools: MV boys’ soccer team shows resiliency in beating Kearsarge, 2-1

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It was a learning experience in more ways than one. The defensive scheme wasn’t finalized. A pair of forwards without much experience together played up front. The team was coming off a 4-0 loss. It was hot and … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV field hockey team lost to Bedford, 2-1. Izzy Dunn scored for the Tide. Emily Otto and Angelica Carr played strong defense. ∎ The Bow JV field hockey team defeated Hopkinton, 2-1. Bow’s goals were scored by Katie Jenkins (off an assist by Shannon … 0

High schools: MV breaks it open offensively in 5-1 girls’ soccer win

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer Coach Jeff Richard said it best: “When you have five different goal scorers, it’s pretty sweet if you are a coach.” After being shut out in its season opener, the Pride (1-1) reaped the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (20th year) Last year: 12-5-1, D-II runner-up Returning starters: Cassidy Huckins, sr.; Emily Masse, sr.; Izzy Hoyt, jr.; Haley Puntin, sr. Top newcomers: “We have added 12 new players to the varsity roster and each will … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

College standout Concord’s Joe Graffy, a senior keeper for the Brandeis men’s soccer team, was named Defensive Player of the Tournament as the Judges won the Keene State College Soccer Classic over the weekend. Brandeis defeated Hobart, 5-0, then Keene State, 2-1. Graffy made four saves over the … 0

Ray Duckler: Labor of love as Market Basket employees celebrate holiday

Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday each September. And thanks to a New England-based grocery store chain, the last Wednesday each August should also be declared Labor Day, a different one of sorts. At least around … 0