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Penacook's Steve Murphy, (background, no helmet) while playing for the Eastern Olympics

Penacook’s Murphy among Legends of Hockey Hall of Famers

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remember when just six teams played in the NHL? When American hockey was considered vastly inferior to Canadian? When far more hockey teams played on ponds than in arenas? Steve Murphy does. Those memories have been cropping up quite often for the Penacook resident as his induction to the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame nears. Murphy will …

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: Kearsarge boys’ soccer team protects its turf

Friday, October 24, 2014

With driving rains and flash floods soaking much of New Hampshire yesterday, the Kearsarge boys’ soccer team found refuge on the turf field at Proctor Academy in nearby Andover. The Cougars (8-7-1) looked right at home, playing one of their most complete games all season in a 1-0 victory over Conant (5-11). “We played this game at Proctor Academy on (its) synthetic turf …

Chara injured during Bruins’ 3-2 loss to Islanders

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders, 3-2, and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy …

UNH hockey: Wildcats head home after encouraging weekend vs. Michigan

Friday, October 24, 2014

DURHAM – University of New Hampshire hockey fans will finally get to see this youth movement for themselves. And so far, Coach Dick Umile thinks they’ll like what they see. “It’s early, but I like the way our team’s been competing,” he said. “I like the physicality, the …

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of course, football – in the living room. On Sunday, they’ll be on the …

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21

Friday, October 24, 2014

DENVER – Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a …

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston’s top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter, Davis …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 24, 2014

Freshmen football The Concord High freshman football team beat Portsmouth, 28-20. The Tide was led by the running attack of Matt Burke, Alex Buteau and Sal Rinaldi. The defense was anchored by TJ Celestine, Sean McCready and Garret Harmon. Youth football The Concord Capitols fourth-grade football team lost …

Headlines from around the world of sports

Friday, October 24, 2014

NBA Lakers’ Nash ruled out for season with back injury LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their decision yesterday, less than a …

High schools: Concord boys show they belong among boys’ soccer elite

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MANCHESTER – One of the preseason goals for the Concord boys’ soccer team was to finish in the top four in the regular season. The Crimson Tide has been near the top of the standings most of the …

Concord field hockey falls in first round, 3-0, at rain-soaked Exeter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

EXETER – Rain pelted down sideways in sheets. Umbrellas flipped inside out. And the gusting wind at Exeter’s Bill Ball Stadium sent a soccer goal crashing over just behind the field hockey cage inhabited by the Concord High …

Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with …