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Bishop Brady's Emily Santis is upset in a battle with Hopkinton's Lillias Whitehead for control of the ball during their season opener at NHTI on Friday, August 29, 2014.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Whitehead’s two goals carry Hopkinton past Bishop Brady, 2-0, in girls’ soccer opener

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bishop Brady cornered Hopkinton in its own end for much of the first 12 minutes of yesterday’s season-opening girls’ soccer game. The Giants delivered corner kick after corner kick, blasting six in the first half – most of them in those first 12 minutes –but the Hawks weathered the storm. And in the 18th minute, Lillias Whitehead broke through for … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 30, 2014

JV results The Concord boys’ JV soccer team defeated Winnacunnet, 6-1. Justin Toler recorded a hat trick. Noah Wachter and Matt Perralt anchored the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 5-0. The Hawks offense was led by the rookie duo of Grace Clark (three goals) and Ellie Morrall (two goals) with the support from Abby Houston in midfield. Caitie … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lillias Whitehead, Hopkinton girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-0 win CassiE Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 5 goals, assist in 9-1 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown girls’ soccer, game-winner in 1-0 win Amanda Murray & Molly Morrison, Bow girls’ soccer, first career varsity goals in 3-1 win Jake Dunkerley, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, hat trick in 4-1 win Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 2 goals, assist … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tryouts/ registrations Dragons ASA Softball organization is holding tryouts today and Saturday for the following teams at the following times: 16U, 9-11 a.m.; 14U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U, 1-3 p.m.; and 10U, 3-5 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Barnstead Elementary School, 91 Maple St., Center Barnstead. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Junior golf champions Five area golfers won the Beaver Meadow junior team championship, posting an even-par score of 36. Members of the winning team (pictured above left to right) are: Frankie Brandt, Ryan Metzger, Henry Powell, Alexis Johns, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis Amir Alic defeated Thomas Bengtson in a three-hour semifinal match, losing the first set 6-7 (6-8 in the tiebreak), before winning 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the Concord ‘B’ Tennis Tournament. Alic will play Justin Toler in the finals at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Softball champions Byron’s Septic (pictured above) won the Division C state championship in Keene played between July 25-27. The team went undefeated, beating Ramunto’s (9-4) and Alexander’s (13-5) before beating Top Dawg in the winner’s bracket final, 9-2. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis In Concord City ‘B’ tennis tournament action: ∎ In the final match of the first round Krishna Giri beat Brian Woodman 6-4, 6-0. ∎ Amir Alic got the better of No. 1 seed, Tony Janes in the first match of the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. ∎ Third-seeded … 0

Letter: Respect for Artie T.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Living in New Hampshire for 43 years, we have shopped exclusively at Market Basket since it came to Fort Eddy Road in Concord, also shopping at their stores in Tilton, Warner, Nashua, Bedford and Ashland, Mass. In fact, we shopped at “Demoulas” grocery many years ago. Who is … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Concord ‘B’ tennis In Concord City “B” tennis tournament action: ∎ Tony Janes defeated Madhab Gurung, 6-1, 6-0. ∎ Justin Toler beat Bir Shah, 6-2, 6-2. ∎ Amir Alic defeated Binit Shah, 6-4, 6-2. ∎ Janak Rimal defeated Pradip Sitaula, 6-4, 6-3. ∎ Michael Constantin defeated Robin Thapa after losing the first set, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, August 4, 2014

Local golf Fletcher Sokul (146) won the Club Championship at Concord Country Club, edging Bob Mielcarz by one stroke (147) and Mark Douglas (148) by two strokes. In the first flight, Norm West (143) defeated Glenn Sylvester (143) in a playoff, as well as Jim Wolcott (145) and … 0

‘Weare Community News’ plans to be in print by end of the year

Monday, August 4, 2014

Residents in Weare can expect to read the inaugural print edition of Weare Community News by the end of this year. That is the scheduled publication date set by the recently formed news group, according to its executive director and Weare resident Will Townsend. The free monthly newspaper … 2

For some small farmers in New Hampshire, Certified Naturally Grown makes more sense

Monday, August 4, 2014

When Rick Barry arrives at the Concord farmers market on Saturday mornings, he unpacks squash, kale and garlic from his white van. He also unfurls a banner, printed with a “Certified Naturally Grown” emblem, that he hangs atop his stand. This is the standard under which he grows … 0