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Sarah Ek splits two Nashua South defenders during the second half of the game at Rollins Park Friday.

High schools: Offense is Tide’s best defense in 5-0 field hockey win

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes a potent offense is all you need. Concord’s defense spent most of yesterday’s game in the midfield rather than defending its goal, the Crimson Tide field hockey team scored in the first two minutes, and relentless offensive pressure led to a 5-0 victory over Nashua South. Oh, and goalie Colleen Casey never had to touch the ball to earn … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dylan Thomson, Concord boys’ soccer, goalie scored 2 goals on PKs in 4-2 win Cole Sporcic, Pembroke boys’ soccer, shutout, 2 penalty-kick saves in 3-0 win Molly Hagan, John Stark field hockey, game-winning goal in OT in a 2-1 win Corbin LeBlanc, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, shutout in 1-0 win Emily Masse, MV field hockey, 2 goals in 4-0 win … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bass fishing meet John Stark Regional High is hosting a high school fishing tournament today at Chase Park on Horace Lake in Weare. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the weigh-in at 1 p.m. Bow, Pembroke, John Stark (two teams), Kingswood, Winnacunnet and Con-Val (two teams) will be competing. JV results The Concord JV field hockey team defeated Nashua … 0

Merrimack Valley fades in opener, falls 26-14 to Kennett

Saturday, September 6, 2014

PENACOOK – It could have been a win, if not for one play, or two, perhaps three. But late in the game, whenever those plays were there to swing the flow of the game, the Merrimack Valley football team was the one falling short. Call it opening week … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 6, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton and Bow JV girls’ soccer teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Hopkinton’s defensive effort was spearheaded by goalkeeper Amelia Bassett, who made a number of terrific saves. Defenders Caitie McGlashan, Abby Santis and Cassidy Donohoe played extremely well and Lexi Wheeler led a strong … 0

High school football schedules

Friday, September 5, 2014

DIVISION I Concord Crimson Tide Sept. 5 – vs. Goffstown, 7 Sept. 12 – at Winnacunnet, 7 Sept. 20 – at Dover, 1:30 Sept. 27 – vs. Manchester Central, 1 Oct. 3 – at Manchester Memorial, 7 Oct. 10 – vs. Spaulding, 7 Oct. 17 – at Bedford, … 0

High schools: Turk scores two late goals to lift Pembroke boys’ soccer team over John Stark, 4-2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Down 1-0, it crawled back to tie. Down 2-1, once again it fought back with the equalizer. But the John Stark boys’ soccer team didn’t have a response for the blazing speed of Pembroke senior Justus Turk, whose … 0

Division II football: MV poised for playoff return with Niyomugabo, Burt

Friday, September 5, 2014

Even in his first year at the helm, Merrimack Valley’s Jim Coll knows one of the cardinal rules of being a head coach. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. “I am not smart enough, or … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 5, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C The four-time defending D-II champs return most of the team that won the New England title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL The Falcons bring back loads of talent from last year’s … 0

Three area teams led by new head coaches

Friday, September 5, 2014

Three area teams will be led by new head coaches this season: Merrimack Valley Jim Coll takes over as head coach in his 11th year in the MV system. He was the Pride’s defensive coordinator the last three seasons, and spent the previous four as a defensive coach … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, September 5, 2014

Soccer champs The U14 “Alliance FC Premier” soccer team won the 2014 Aztec Labor Day Soccer Classic in Lancaster, Mass. Alliance FC Premier was amongst 12 New England girls teams competing in the U14 tournament bracket and completed … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, September 5, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke soccer, two goals in 4-2 win Greg Champagne, Bow golf, medalist with 1-under 35 Joel Bolanger, Coe-Brown golf, medalist with 2-over 38 Andy Arnold, Kearsarge golf, medalist with 1-over 37 Matt McFall, John Stark golf, medalist with 40 Noah Bult, Bow soccer, first career shutout … 0

High schools: Kearsarge field hockey starts off with a win

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The last time Kearsarge and Franklin met in a field hockey game, the Golden Tornadoes came away with a 2-1 victory. The Cougars (1-0) made sure history didn’t repeat itself yesterday, as Kearsarge capitalized on two penalty-corner deflections … 0