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Belmont senior Lousia Bergeron leaps up to spike the ball against Inter-Lakes during Monday's match at Belmont High School.  (Alan MacRae / For the Monitor)

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

Monday, October 20, 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 (5-9) over a higher-ranked Lakers team (8-6), one that all but clinched a spot for Belmont in the Division III playoffs. “Teamwork, major teamwork,” said Red Raiders Head Coach Melissa Miner. “Everybody had a great night. There was communication, great serving, great passing. It was incredible working together as a team. We’ve been stressing that since the beginning of the season, we have to work as a …

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 evenly-matched first half. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ volleyball team defeated Stevens, 3-0, thanks to strong …

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 to beat Hollis-Brookline (115) in the small school division behind Serena Britos (fifth, 15:06), Sarah …

Letter: The employee review

Monday, October 6, 2014

We taxpayers pay Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster $174,000 (plus a whole bunch of cushy benefits) each year. Despite that fact, neither of them believes they have an obligation to meet with us. Neither will hold a single public forum or town hall meeting, even though we …

Coaching keeps Amy Dutton going as she wages her battle against cancer

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cancer couldn’t keep Amy Dutton from the sidelines. Despite being diagnosed with both breast and ovarian cancer in November of 2011, Dutton hasn’t missed a season as the Belmont girls’ soccer coach. In fact, Dutton has doubled down …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 6, 2014

Middle school results The Deerfield boys’ cross country team won the Thetford, Vt., Woods Trail Run for the second straight year, led by Forest MacKenzie’s first-place finish in 9:29. MacKenzie (pictured) also won the Manchester Invitational last week …

High schools: Belmont girls dominate in homecoming game

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For five members of the Belmont girls’ soccer team, it was the last homecoming game of their high school career. They made the most of the opportunity. Senior striker Cassie Contigiani scored a hat trick and senor wing Makayla Donovan dished out two assists to lead the offense …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 5, 2014

JV results The Bow JV field hockey team beat Hopkinton, 3-2. Laura Hoeker (two goals) and Katie Jenkins (goal, assist) led the attack, while Riley Hicks played well on defense. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ volleyball team fell to Campbell. Catherine Montanez (four aces, two kills) and Lydia Powell …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, 3 goals, assist in 7-2 win Dom Repucci, Hopkinton boys’ cross country, won Jeri Blair Invitational in 17:00.7 Sarah Ek, Concord field hockey, 3 goals in 4-2 win Madalyn Lover, John Stark girls’ volleyball, 6 aces, 27 assists in 3-0 win Owen Molind, …

High schools: John Stark girls show speed, depth in Jeri Blair Invitational victory

Saturday, October 4, 2014

While the Hopkinton girls’ cross country team featured two runners in the top four and three in the top eight in yesterday’s Jeri Blair Invitational in Belmont, it was John Stark that outkicked the field to finish with …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 4, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team beat Manchester Central, 1-0. Maddi Therrien scored the lone goal. Goalkeeper Srilekha Nulie posted seven saves. ∎ The Hopkinton JV field hockey team lost to Bow, 3-2. Lilly Hoffman scored both goals for the Hawks, and Mackenzie Mele and Claire Reidy …

High schools: Two late goals help Bow girls’ soccer team escape with OT victory over Bishop Brady

Friday, October 3, 2014

The records and the Division III girls’ soccer standings told one story: two mismatched teams playing a relatively meaningless mid-season game. The play on the field told a completely different tale: two neighboring rivals squaring off in an …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 3, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (1) The Bears beat some of New England’s best to win the Manchester Invite Elite Division. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The Falcons (3-0) have outscored their opponents 129-7. 3. BOW GOLF (3) The Falcons finished 22-0 with yesterday’s wins …