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Belmont senior Lousia Bergeron leaps up to spike the ball against Inter-Lakes during Monday's match at Belmont High School.  (Alan MacRae / For the Monitor)

High schools: Belmont volleyball rallies from two-set hole to beat Inter-Lakes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Belmont girls’ volleyball trailed Inter-Lakes, two sets to none and two points away from losing the third. What could have ended as a loss in straight sets instead became a come-from-behind 3-2 victory for the Red Raiders (5-9) over a higher-ranked Lakers team (8-6), one that all but clinched a spot for Belmont in the Division III playoffs. “Teamwork, major teamwork,” said Red Raiders Head Coach Melissa Miner. “Everybody had a great night. There was communication, great serving, great passing. It was incredible working together as a team. We’ve been stressing that since the beginning of the season, we have to work as a …

Giants, Royals rested – and perhaps rusty? – for World Series opener

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching yesterday’s workout. “I …

Belichick, Brady praise rival Manning on touchdown record

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady both paid tribute to rival Peyton Manning yesterday, a day after Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes. “He’d probably be waiting a lot longer to pass that record if he hadn’t played against me so many …

High schools: Bow football puts it away early in 55-6 rout of Raymond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RAYMOND – It would have been easy for Bow to lounge its way into Raymond. After all, the undefeated, defending champion Falcons were at the top of the Division III standings coming into yesterday’s football game and Raymond …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale …

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ 4-0 win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, …

Hunter’s Corner: Youth deer hunting weekend promises to form lasting bonds

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Hampshire Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is slated for next Saturday and Sunday. This special weekend gives kids age 15 or younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. The adult hunter must be licensed …

No. 2 Florida State rallies past No. 5 Irish, 31-27

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jameis Winston prevailed after another week of controversy and threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 2 Florida State to 31-27 win over No. 5 Notre Dame last night. The Seminoles (7-0, 5-0 ACC) used …

Stewart overcomes childhood deafness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Before this year’s NHL draft, Mackenze Stewart was just hoping to get a tryout with a club, thinking it unlikely that his name would be called. But Stewart’s determination to overcome being born deaf convinced the Vancouver Canucks to take a chance on him …

Zetterberg lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night and a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right …

Bruins’ Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston forward Milan Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans yesterday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal. Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins’ loss and made a gesture toward …

UNH men’s hockey splits series at Michigan, losing 2-1

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A night after beating Michigan, 5-1, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team fell to the Wolverines, 2-1. Both teams are now 1-2-0. Michigan scored twice in the first two minutes of the second period to take control. The Wolverines got on the board 28 seconds into …

Two third-period goals lift Monarchs past Admirals, 4-2

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period last night, lifting them to a 4-2 victory over Norfolk Admirals and earning a split of a two-game weekend set. Brian O’Neill scored the tie-breaking goal at 10:03 of the third period, his second …