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UNH junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (#5) looks to Jimmy Giansante (82) before making a successful pass to him during the first quarter of Saturday's semifinal loss to Illinois State, 21-18, at Cowell Stadium in Durham, Dec. 20, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

12-point lead disappears in fourth quarter of UNH’s semifinal loss

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss yesterday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play and it’s just hard,” New …

Injuries take their toll as UNH falls in semis

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – To their credit, the players and coaches didn’t use it an excuse, but there’s no question injuries played a role in the University of New Hampshire’s 21-18 FCS semifinal loss to No. 5 Illinois State (13-1) yesterday at Cowell Stadium. By the end of the game, the No. 1 Wildcats (12-2) …

High schools: Bow boys’ hockey team picks up first win of season, 4-2, over Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Trailing 2-0 early in the second period yesterday, the Bow High boys’ hockey team finally started doing what it hadn’t done to that point this season: playing without the puck. And when the Falcons changed their ways, it paid off. Austin Beaudette took a terrific pass from Alex Killion and scored 4:15 into …

Strong third period lifts Monarchs to 5-4 win over Providence

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Brian O’Neill and Jordan Weal scored to break a third-period tie and lift the Manchester Monarchs to a 5-4 win over the Providence Bruins last night. With the score tied at three, O’Neill tallied a power-play marker 2:17 into the period, and Weal followed with a score at …

UNH men’s basketball team falls to Sacred Heart, 73-60

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Cane Broome made a career-high 10 field goals and matched a career-best with 25 points to lead the Sacred Heart men’s basketball team over New Hampshire, 73-60, last night. Broome finished 10-of-11 shooting and had four rebounds and two steals. Evan Kelley was 6-of-10 from …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ALPINE SKIING Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France VAL D’ISERE, France – American skier Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill race yesterday on the same course where she re-injured her troublesome right knee one year …

High schools: Fast times for Concord boys, Bow girls in the pool

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Concord High boys and Bow High girls made a splash last night in the first home swimming meet of the season, both going 7-0 at the Concord YMCA. Stephen Moran went home with first-place finishes in each …

UNH faces ‘complete team’ in FCS semifinals against Illinois State

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – The Wildcats want to take the next step. Today they’ll get that chance. New Hampshire reached it’s first FCS semifinal last year, only to suffer a 52-14 loss to North Dakota State, a team that went …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their …

Outdoor Adventures: Holiday gifts for skiers and riders

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Whether you’re still in the shopping mood or waiting to spend some holiday cash, there are all sorts of gifts for skiers and riders. Last month’s visit to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo provided a glimpse of …

Hutchinson makes 30 saves as Jets beat Bruins, 2-1

Saturday, December 20, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins last night. Evander Kane also scored …

Former Red Sox pitcher Bob Stanley named Fisher Cats pitching coach

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bob Stanley, who spent his entire 13-year pitching career with the Boston Red Sox, was named pitching coach of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats yesterday. The Fisher Cats also announced that Bobby Meacham will return for his second season as manager, and Stubb Clapp – who played for …

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it …