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Kearsarge junior Austin Hogancamp drags Lebanon sophomore Ryan Milliken to the ground during Friday's game at Kearsarge Regional High School. (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

Kearsarge football team dominates in must-win game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a victory. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an injury to rack up 167 total yards …

Concord controls its playoff destiny after 53-14 rout of Portsmouth

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord is back in control. A week after dropping out of the second and final playoff position in Division I North, the Crimson Tide football team (6-2) leaped back into the driver’s seat with last night’s 53-14 victory over Portsmouth coupled with Manchester Memorial’s loss to Exeter. “That’s what we were hoping,” Concord Coach Eric Brown said. “We weren’t worried about what Memorial …

High schools: Solid second half can’t save MV football team

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PENACOOK – The focus in football is often on the final minutes, the key moments that tilt close games one way or the other. But in 48-minute games, the early minutes count just as much as the late ones – a hard fact Merrimack Valley was reminded of in a late-season defeat on …

Ligety aims to challenge overall champion Hirscher

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SOELDEN, Austria – When the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup starts this weekend, Ted Ligety has his eyes on more than just his fourth straight win in the season-opening giant slalom. The American also hopes a good start …

Ted Bishop out as PGA president after sexist posts

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Ted Bishop was ousted yesterday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book …

Celtics assistant coach McCarty denies larceny charge

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors said the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …