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Hopkinton senior Austin Brehio (center front) battles Bow junior Thomas Poulin for possession of the ball as Sullivan Blair (left) looks on during Tuesday's boys' soccer game at Bow High School, October 21, 2014. Hopkinton was leading, 2-1, at the half.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Hopkinton boys’ soccer team up to a challenge from Bow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOW – For the first 39 minutes, it was all Hopkinton. The Hawks built a two-goal lead, dominated possession and didn’t allow Bow a shot on goal. But the Falcons scored just before the half and the match’s complexion changed. “As I’ve told any team I ever coached, if it’s a one-goal game at the half its anybody’s game in …

Merrimack Valley field hockey team wins in OT to reach quarterfinals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PENACOOK – Denied once, Cassidy Huckins wasn’t going to be denied a second time. The Merrimack Valley senior scored off the rebound of her own shot a minute and a half into sudden death overtime to give the eighth-ranked Pride (8-7-0) a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Hanover (6-8-1) in yesterday’s Division II …

Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals, 7-1

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals, 7-1, last night in the World …

Scoring going up, but defense continues to make the difference

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Calling it a resurgence would be an exaggeration. Dubbing it a trend would be hyperbole. Still, the way some NFL teams are ramping up their defenses, maybe the NFL isn’t all about offense after all. If balance is …

Keselowski, once again, backs up his brash personality with his performance

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Field hockey Division II first round No. 9 Hanover (6-7-1) at No. 8 Merrimack Valley (7-7-0), 3 p.m. head to head: MV blanked Hanover, 3-0, in late September. Notes: A 7-2 start to the season turned into a winless October for MV, but don’t read too much into …

Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely yesterday following the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on domestic violence accusations. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach provided few details of …

UNH’s Poturalski named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Freshman Andrew Poturalski was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week after helping lead the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a weekend split against No. 10 Michigan. Poturalski scored his first career points in Friday’s 5-1 win over the Wolverines. He assisted on a goal …

Bow’s Nerbonne named America East Player of the Week in field hockey

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne, a sophomore midfielder on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Player of the Week yesterday. Nerbonne scored the only goal of the game to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 overtime victory over Harvard Sunday. That effort followed her …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson, Spiller out with injuries BUFFALO, N.Y. – The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely – and could miss the rest of the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JV results The Concord JV football team (6-2) lost to Bedford, 27-6. Josh Larner played well on offense and Alex Buteau played well on defense. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team defeated Sunapee, 1-0. Nicole Durgin scored the lone goal late in the second half after an …

Concord’s Tupman enjoying former team and teammates’ ride

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The highlights have provided October nights with a riveting backdrop, and Matt Tupman can provide a context along with them that no one else in these parts can. The scenes from the Kansas City Royals’ miracle romp to …

Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sunday, October 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Of course, Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas …