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Hopkinton senior Austin Brehio (center front) battles Bow junior Thomas Poulin for possession of the ball as Sullivan Blair (left) looks on during Tuesday's boys' soccer game at Bow High School, October 21, 2014. Hopkinton was leading, 2-1, at the half.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 complexion changed. “As I’ve told any team I ever coached, if it’s a one-goal game at the half its anybody’s game in …

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 eighth-ranked Pride (8-7-0) a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Hanover (6-8-1) in yesterday’s Division II …

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) led Bow’s offense. Grace Clark (goal) and Ellie Morrall (two goals) scored for Hopkinton. Goalie …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 11, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team (7-3-1) defeated Stevens, 2-0. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Josh Taranow scored the game-winner off a rebound from the goalkeeper. Dustin Rose scored the final goal with an assist from Aidan Molnar. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 10, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (3) The Falcons (22-0) take the top spot after winning their third straight D-III title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The only undefeated team in D-III will play its only home night game tonight. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS …

High schools: H-D boys’ soccer team gets rare win over Bow

Friday, October 10, 2014

It was a midfield battle, with only seven shots on goal combined between the Bow and Hillsboro-Deering boys’ soccer teams, but Shane Kelly made his shot count. The junior forward collected a pass from senior forward Austin Wheeler and put it past Falcons goalkeeper Noah Bult in the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 10, 2014

JV results The Bow JV field hockey team tied Bishop Brady, 1-1. Shannon Ford scored Bow’s lone goal off an assist by Amanda Hamilton. Brianna Mullen, Riley Hicks and Karly Elliot played well on defense. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ soccer team made some costly errors, allowing Bow to …

67th Warner Fall Foliage Festival highlights peak foliage season

Friday, October 10, 2014

As the leaves on trees across the state turn vibrant red, orange and yellow, Warner will mark the season with its annual Fall Foliage Festival this weekend “Columbus Day weekend is traditionally one of the best foliage weekends in the area,” said Adam Bates, president of the festival’s …

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer team gets back on track

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pittsfield boys’ soccer Coach Derek Hamilton knew his team needed to right the ship after being winless in its last three games (0-2-1) if it wanted to be in a good position heading into the playoffs. And the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 9, 2014

High school tournaments today Golf Division I championship At Concord Country Club, 9 a.m. Team qualifiers: No. 1 Bedford (18-2), No. 2 Keene (17-3), No. 3 Manchester Memorial (16-4), No. 3 Pinkerton (16-4), No. 5 Bishop Guertin (14-6), No. 5 Nashua North (14-6), No. 7 Nashua South (13-7), …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Casey Clark, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 2 goals in victory Bridgette Winters, H-D girls’ soccer, 2 goals, 2 assists in 4-3 OT victory Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam volleyball, 28 assists, 3 aces in 3-0 win Chris Duggan, Belmont boys’ soccer, 3 assists in 9-0 win …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Concord crew champions The Concord Crew competed in the Textile Regatta in Lowell, Mass., featuring 89 crew from throughout the Northeast on Sunday. Standout performances included first place for both the women’s novice two and the women’s novice …

High schools: Negative result, but many positives for MV field hockey team

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yesterday’s final result, a 2-1 overtime loss to visiting Kennett, didn’t please the Merrimack Valley field hockey team. But the Pride was pleased by how it played. “We would have loved to have won,” MV Coach Kim Kenney …