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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 …

Concord girls, St. Paul’s boys win Capital Area cross country titles

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two races, two repeats – but they couldn’t have been more different. The Concord girls’ team dominated the Capital Area Cross Country Championship yesterday, placing five runners in the top eight and 11 in the top 30 to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, October 18, 2014

JV results The Concord JV boys’ soccer team defeated Spaulding, 9-0, to improve to 11-3. Raj Bhandari scored four goals to lead the Tide offense, while Dan Detwiller scored a pair and Jack Foisey, John Weinberg and Justin Toler added single tallies. ∎ The Concord JV field hockey team …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cassie Carey, MV field hockey, goal in 1-0 win Emilee Harlow, Pembroke girls’ soccer, first career shutout in 3-0 win Caitlyn Keenan, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 2 goals in 2-1 OT win Ellie Pope, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, 3 …

Weare police Chief John Velleca offers resignation; AG releases report on assault accusations

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weare police Chief John Velleca has moved to resign amid claims that he assaulted his secretary and brief romantic partner, despite an announcement yesterday by the state that there is no clear evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The findings …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 17, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The three-time champs placed three in the top 6 in the D-III individual championship. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (3) The Bears went to Connecticut last …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 17, 2014

JV results With one of their strongest team efforts of the season, the Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team topped Sunapee, 4-0. Ellie Morrall and Hannah Wood each scored two goals. Hopkinton’s goalkeeping tandem of Maggie Carney and Amelia Bassett notched the team’s seventh shutout with the support of …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ soccer team holds off Pembroke to stay undefeated

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PEMBROKE – It wasn’t without its tense moments at the end, but the Coe-Brown boys’ soccer team remained undefeated yesterday, squeaking out a 2-1 victory against host Pembroke. The Bears (13-0) looked to be on their way to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 16, 2014

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV volleyball team lost to Epping, 2-1. Standouts were Ali Pletcher (five aces) and Allie Lester (two aces, two kills, two digs). ∎ Sara Anoli had her third shutout of the season as the Bow JV field hockey team beat Newfound, 2-0. Goals were scored …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 4 goals, 2 assists in 8-2 win Cameron Darrah, Pittfield boys’ soccer, goal, 4 assists in 8-2 win Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam volleyball, 32 assists, 3 kills, 8 aces in 3-2 loss Morgan Corliss, Pittsfield girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win …

Letter: A solid record

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In response to a recent letter about Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s attendance, etc. (Monitor letters, Sept. 6): She does have a job to do, and as far as I can see she is one of the few really doing it. She just debated on the same day the letter …