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Penacook's Steve Murphy, (background, no helmet) while playing for the Eastern Olympics

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 quite often for the Penacook resident as his induction to the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame nears. Murphy will …

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 quarter of Saturday’s 55-6 win at Raymond. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (2) The Bears will …

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 victory over Conant (5-11). “We played this game at Proctor Academy on (its) synthetic turf …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bruins hold off Sharks to win, 5-3

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON – Gregory Campbell scored the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks …

Despite problems, Patriots have won three straight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn’t hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. …

Patriots acquire linebacker Akeem Ayers from Titans

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what Coach Ken Whisenhunt said gives the linebacker a fresh start. Whisenhunt said on his radio show last night the trade probably was the best for both Ayers and the team. The …

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad yesterday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first …

Oscar Pistorius starts serving five-year prison term

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van yesterday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the “gross negligence” the Olympic runner showed …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL Sources: Running back Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said yesterday. The people spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team defeated Timberlane, 1-0. Kaitlyn Jelly scored the lone goal, assisted by Quinn Makris. ∎ The Bow JV girls’ soccer team defeated Hopkinton, 4-3. Lea Crompton (two goals), Shannon Murray (goal), Gwen Molind (goal), Abbey Horner (two assists) and Amanda Fleury (assist) …