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Belmont goalie Clorissa Roode tries in vain to stop the final goal against Bow Tuesday. 
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out that dipped just under the crossbar, broke a tie, gave Cheney a hat trick and eventually gave Bow a 4-3 victory yesterday over Belmont in a showdown of Division III girls’ soccer unbeatens. “If she can turn and get on it, she has an outstanding shot,” Bow Coach Jay Vogt said of Cheney. “She got a hold of that one and it was perfect. She had a … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s hard work finally paid off, as the Giants scored four goals in the first 21 … 0

Merrimack Valley’s Niyomugabo accepts UNH’s scholarship offer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merrimack Valley senior quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo made an early-decision commitment to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was an easy decision,” Niyomugabo said last night. “I’m excited.” The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Niyomugabo also had offers from Central Connecticut State University and Saint Anselm College. Last year he went 122-for-203 for 1,654 yards passing and 15 touchdowns, ran … 0

Chase experience shaping up to be a short one for underdogs Almirola, Allmendinger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship. They knew it, too, when they arrived in Chicago and for the first … 0

Foles rallies Eagles to 30-27 Monday night win over Colts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis last night. … 0

Ill-timed timeout a blunder for Jets – but hardly the first

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets. Moments after New York’s 34-21 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, social media was … 0

Harbaugh says he’ll let legal process play out with McDonald

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh insisted yesterday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Harbaugh … 0

Papelbon suspended seven games and fined for lewd gesture

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined last night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he … 0

UNH’s Goldrich named CAA Offensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

University of New Hampshire Sean Goldrich was named CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats’ 45-27 victory over Lehigh Saturday. The quarterback led UNH to its first win of the season by completing 27 of 40 passes for 422 yards and four … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NFL Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship MINNETONKA, Minn. – The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement yesterday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Pelham, 3-0. Zee Meister had two assists, one on a Gerry Donahue goal and another on a goal by Justin Durant. Chandler Cressy rounded out the scoring. ∎ The Belmont JV volleyball team fell to Mascenic, 16-25, 26-24, 17-19. Keagan … 0

Patriots smother Cassel, Vikings in 30-7 victory

Monday, September 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown … 0

Keselowski grabs lead from Harvick and Larson to win Chase opener

Monday, September 15, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He had twice picked his way through the field yesterday … 0