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25 minutes ago
In semifinals, Hopkinton field hockey team wins in overtime again

EXETER - Patty Connolly insists the Hopkinton field hockey team isn't doing it on purpose - the high-wire act, taking games to overtime, letting their picture-perfect season come within one shot of crumbling…

26 minutes ago
High schools: Coe-Brown girls' soccer team breaks away in second half

They competed all season with the purpose of playing at home when the tournament began. And for the Coe-Brown girls' soccer team, one home game wasn't enough. So there was no way the third-seeded Bears…

26 minutes ago
An early start to playoff pressure

Halloween can be a scary night. High school football teams around the state are hoping it doesn't turn into a horror story. In this, the final weekend of the regular season, playoff implications hinge…

26 minutes ago
Playoff scenarios for area football teams in the final week of the regular season

Division I Concord (6-2) at Exeter (6-2), today, 7 In with a win, or a loss and a Memorial loss to Goffstown; out with a loss and a Memorial win Division II Kearsarge (4-3) at Laconia (4-3), today,…

26 minutes ago
Pound-for-pound high school rankings

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week's rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (3) All 7 runners placed in the top 13 as the Bears won their fifth straight D-II title. 2. BOW GOLF (1) They…

26 minutes ago
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

St. Paul's results The St. Paul's boys' varsity hockey team beat St. Sebastian's, 2-1. Esteban Dardani and Chavez Mbeki scored for St. Paul's. Tryouts/registrations Bow Athletic Club basketball…

27 minutes ago
Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retires

BOSTON - "The Greek God of Walks" is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of…

27 minutes ago
Headlines from around the world in sports

BASEBALL Game 7 viewership saves World Series from dubious distinction NEW YORK - An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling…

27 minutes ago
Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for two years

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to…

27 minutes ago
Bruins slip past Sabres, 3-2, in overtime

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Brad Marchand's status was a game-time decision that paid off for the Boston Bruins. His availability was in question due an undisclosed injury, but Marchand had two goals, including at…

Oct 30
People for Oct. 30, 2014

ALLENSTOWN James Woodman, Army Pvt. and son of Eric Woodman of Allentown and Kathryn Woodman of Londonderry, graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. BOW John Holmes is a freshman…

Oct 30
Announcements for Oct. 30, 2014

CONCORD Scrub those paws Bring your pooch in for a good scrubbing and help raise money and support for Susan G. Komen VT-NH on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 248 Sheep Davis Road. There will also be…

Oct 30
AFP, NEA targeted in campaign finance complaint

The New Hampshire-based Coalition for Open Democracy has filed a complaint against two out-of-state organizations, accusing them of violating the state's campaign finance law. In a complaint dated Oct.…

Oct 30
Letter: Legislative balance

Voters thinking about sitting out the upcoming midterm election, consider this: A return to the disastrous days of the Bill O'Brien-led New Hampshire House is well within the realm of possibility. Budget…

Oct 30
Letter: Rago compassionate, capable

I wholeheartedly support Kathy Rago's campaign for the New Hampshire Senate, District 7. While in the New Hampshire Senate, I worked closely with Rago on a number of education issues, and was constantly…

Oct 30
Letter: Caring for the state

My name is Deborah Wheeler, and I served two terms in the New Hampshire House. I am now seeking another term in Merrimack County District 3, which includes Northfield and Ward 3 of Franklin. The reason…

Oct 30
Letter: District 17 needs Fraher

Voters in Senate District 17: Voting day is almost upon us. We've had time to evaluate the "tax fighter" and decide if he is representing most of us. Now it's time to get ourselves a cheerful, smart,…