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Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 24, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The first champions of autumn stay in the top spot for one more week. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (3) Second-string Falcons were in by the second quarter of Saturday’s 55-6 win at Raymond. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (2) The Bears will be favorites to win a fifth straight D-II championship tomorrow. 4. HOPKINTON BOYS’ SOCCER (4) The Hawks can complete an undefeated regular season today vs. Belmont. 5. HOPKINTON FIELD HOCKEY (6) The No. 1 Hawks (14-0) open the D-III tourney today against No. 16 Mascoma. 6. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (5) Three straight …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ soccer team protects its turf

Friday, October 24, 2014

With driving rains and flash floods soaking much of New Hampshire yesterday, the Kearsarge boys’ soccer team found refuge on the turf field at Proctor Academy in nearby Andover. The Cougars (8-7-1) looked right at home, playing one of their most complete games all season in a 1-0 victory over Conant (5-11). “We played this game at Proctor Academy on (its) synthetic turf …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 24, 2014

Freshmen football The Concord High freshman football team beat Portsmouth, 28-20. The Tide was led by the running attack of Matt Burke, Alex Buteau and Sal Rinaldi. The defense was anchored by TJ Celestine, Sean McCready and Garret Harmon. Youth football The Concord Capitols fourth-grade football team lost in the playoffs to the Derry Demons, 12-6. St. Paul’s result The St. Paul’s School …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets U16 Red, a Junior Olympic team, won the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree in Templeton, Mass., outscoring the competition 46-12 over the weekend. The Comets defeated the Chelmsford Blue Crush in the semifinals, 11-5, after …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Izzy Gesen, Hopkinton field hockey, hat trick in win Caitlyn Keenan, Bow girls’ soccer, hat trick in win Emmy Campbell, Hopkinton field hockey, 6 saves, 7th shutout of the year Jacob Rockwood, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, 2 goals, 3 assists in win Riley McNicholas, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, hat trick, …