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Former state rep challenges incumbent Democratic state senator in District 7

Friday, October 24, 2014

Both first-term Democratic state Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his Republican challenger in District 7, former state representative Kathy Lauer-Rago, say changes are needed in the state when it comes to economics and education, but they differ on how to address those concerns. While both believe in the importance of a strong educational system for New Hampshire, Lauer-Rago wants all families …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

High school tourneys today Field hockey Division II quarterfinals, 3 p.m. No. 8 MV (8-7-0) at No. 1 Windham (13-0-1) Previous tournament game: MV edged No. 9 Hanover, 1-0 in overtime. Windham received a bye. head to head: Windham topped MV, 5-1, 10 days ago. Notes: The final score when the teams met recently was a bit lopsided, but the game was not. …

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 …

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, …

Announcements for Oct. 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WEBSTER Walk! Webster Elementary School will be participating in the International Walk to School Day today. Students, staff, family and friends are welcome to join at the Safety Complex at 8:15 a.m. A line will be formed for the quarter-mile walk to the school. DUNBARTON Historical words For …

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Steph Resnick, Concord field hockey, 4 goals in 4-0 win Taylor Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 OT win Shannon Davies, Belmont volleyball, 14 digs, 4 aces, 8 kills in 3-1 win Makayla Donovan, Belmont girls’ soccer, 3 goals, assist in 5-1 win Caitlyn Shea, Concord …

High schools: Concord volleyball team finding its winning touch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

There’s nothing wrong with being average, but the Concord High volleyball team aspires to be above average. Last night, it got there. For the first time this season, the Crimson Tide eclipsed .500, moving to 6-5 thanks to …