N.H. News Roundup: New Hampshire: Home of football champions, High winds hit state hard
Concord High School defeated Pinkerton to become the division I state football champions at Memorial Field in Concord on Saturday afternoon, November 23, 2013.
(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
Bow High School beats Stevens High School in the Division III football championship game in Bow on November 23, 2013.
(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
It was some kind of weekend for football here in the Granite State.
TWO local teams won state high school championships.
Concord High took care of business against Pinkerton, 42-14, to complete its undefeated season and win the Division I title, and Bow beat No. 2 Stevens by two touchdowns, 20-6, to win the Division III crown.
Take a look at each team’s path to greatness here:
My favorite comment left on the story:
If my memory serves correctly, the folks in New Hampshire pronounce Concord the same as we say "conquered". Appropriate, do you think?
Big moves were made in the college game, too, for New Hampshire.
UNH knocked off Colonial Athletic Conference champ Maine to earn an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs.
The Wildcats will host Lafayette in the first round, and – with a victory – will face No. 5 Maine in a rematch in the second round.
And even in the world of fútbol, the Granite State made a splash.
The Southern New Hampshire University soccer team has made it to the NCAA Division II national semifinals after beating Mercyhusrt University in penalty kicks. The Penmen avenged its loss to Mercyhurst in last year’s quarterfinals.
In other news
∎ Power is coming back to N.H. homes after strong winds knocked out power for 34,000 homes yesterday. As of this morning, 6,000 were still without power.
∎ Abigail Hernandez’s mother still believes her daughter is alive. Abigail went missing early last month from North Conway.
∎ There are mixed feelings for private clubs (like American Legions) about having smoking policies decided for them by the government.
∎ The Stevens High School remodeling project in Claremont is about to kick it into high gear.
∎ N.H. Air National Guard officials are celebrating the completion of their new squadron operations building at the Pease Air National Guard base.
∎ A 54-year-old Laconia man was killed yesterday after a tree fell on him.
∎ Have questions about you favorite bears around town? The “Bear Man” in Hollis probably has some answers for you.
∎ Help some struggling food pantries by riding in the ‘To Give Good’ Spin-athon on Dec. 14.
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