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Belmont goalie Clorissa Roode tries in vain to stop the final goal against Bow Tuesday. 
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out that dipped just under the crossbar, broke a tie, gave Cheney a hat trick and eventually gave Bow a 4-3 victory yesterday over Belmont in a showdown of Division III girls’ soccer unbeatens. “If she can turn and get on it, she has an outstanding shot,” Bow Coach Jay Vogt said of Cheney. “She got a hold of that one and it was perfect. She had a … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s hard work finally paid off, as the Giants scored four goals in the first 21 … 0

Merrimack Valley’s Niyomugabo accepts UNH’s scholarship offer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merrimack Valley senior quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo made an early-decision commitment to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was an easy decision,” Niyomugabo said last night. “I’m excited.” The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Niyomugabo also had offers from Central Connecticut State University and Saint Anselm College. Last year he went 122-for-203 for 1,654 yards passing and 15 touchdowns, ran … 0

Outdoor Adventures: Traipsing impishly along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter is a cliff from where the northern Presidential Range stands in its glory. Called the Imp … 0

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, last night. Manager Ned … 0

PawSox claim International League championship

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PawSox prevail A night after taking 13 innings to stave off elimination, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, made quick work of Durham, using a combined three-hitter to win 4-1 and claim the International League championship in five games. Starter Keith Crouch threw 6.2 innings of one-hit, … 0

College football: South Carolina gets back in SEC race

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia, 38-35, yesterday. The Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) had a first-and-goal on … 0

Patriots to get a close-up look at Vikings’ dynamic Patterson

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time. Even if there is a legitimate second guess or … 0

NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This has been the NFL’s worst week. In the span of five days, America’s favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree … 0

Peterson booked and released from Texas jail

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early yesterday. Peterson was processed at the Montgomery County jail and released on $15,000 bond, according to a sheriff’s … 0

Revolution scores two quick goals, beats Impact, 2-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen scored back-to-back in a two-minute span to help the New England Revolution rally for a 2-1 over the Montreal Impact last night. Nguyen scored the second goal on a short chip shot in the 25th minute to give the Revolution … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JV results The Pittsfield JV boys’ soccer team beat Mount Royal, 2-0, on Friday. Cam Darrah and Casey Clark scored, while Brandon Smith, Tyler Darrah and Jacob Marcotte also played well. Pittsfield beat Moultonborough, 2-1, on Thursday. Cam Darrah scored twice, while Gabe Anthony and Matt St. George … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NFL With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson’s absence, signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad. To make room for Banyard, … 0