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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 school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Caitlyn Shea, Concord girls’ volleyball, 48 assists, 6 digs in 3-1 victory over Spaulding Ellie Pope, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, 4 goals in 6-0 victory over Newport Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam volleyball, 30 assists, 5 aces, 2 kills in 3-0 victory over Franklin Madalyn Lover, John Stark girls’ volleyball, …

High schools: Concord boys show they belong among boys’ soccer elite

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MANCHESTER – One of the preseason goals for the Concord boys’ soccer team was to finish in the top four in the regular season. The Crimson Tide has been near the top of the standings most of the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Field hockey Division III first round No. 16 Mascoma (4-10-0) at No. 1 Hopkinton (14-0-0), 3 p.m. head to head: Hopkinton edged Mascoma, 2-1 in overtime, in its regular-season finale. Notes: Hopkinton knows it can’t take anyone lightly, regardless of its undefeated, top ranking. All the Hawks have …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 23, 2014

JV result The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team defeated Lebanon in overtime to improve to 14-1. A.J. Gagnon scored the winner, and Kobie Valdes also scored for the Spartans. Zach Hooker, Patrick Chase, Connor Locke and Justin Smith played well defensively. Proctor Academy results The Proctor Academy boys’ …

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 …

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 …

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) …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 3 goals in 4-0 win Gabby Bartlett, Pittsfield girls’ soccer, 2 goals, assist in 4-0 win Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, game-winning goal in 1-0 OT win Jonny LeClair, Belmont boys’ soccer, three saves, shutout in 2-0 win Evan Ruderman, Hopkinton boys’ soccer, …

Weare officials accept Velleca’s resignation, extend secretary’s leave

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Weare Board of Selectmen has accepted the resignation of police Chief John Velleca. Velleca tendered the resignation last week, following a brief romantic affair with his secretary this past summer. The secretary, Jennifer Posteraro, claimed last month that Velleca had assaulted her at her home in Hillsboro. …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Angela Beeso, John Stark girls’ soccer, goal in 1-0 OT win Elysia Carroll, H-D girls’ volleyball, 10 aces in 3-0 win Alex Lugar, Belmont girls’ volleyball, 14 digs in 3-2 win Jackelyn Robarge, Belmont girls’ volleyball, 7 digs, 6 kills in 3-2 win …