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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Soccer champions The Hopkinton Stormin’ Hawks (above) won the 5/6 Girls Division B soccer championship. Members of the championship team are Zelda Ackerman, Jordyn Barrett, Olivia Bradfield, Bea Burack, Brooke Carlson, Abby Condon, Emma Crawford, Kasey Czarnecki, Teagan …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SPRINT CUP Vickers wins Talladega pole TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, as two full-time teams failed to make today’s race. Drivers admitted when they arrived at Talladega they didn’t understand …

Concord girls, St. Paul’s boys win Capital Area cross country titles

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two races, two repeats – but they couldn’t have been more different. The Concord girls’ team dominated the Capital Area Cross Country Championship yesterday, placing five runners in the top eight and 11 in the top 30 to …

Bedford clinches top seed in Division I North with 24-16 overtime win over Concord

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BEDFORD – The script got flipped. And for the Concord High football team, that’s not a good thing. The Crimson Tide played perhaps its best game of the season last night, but unlike a year ago, when a last-second victory over Bedford clinched a playoff spot for Concord …

High schools: Mistakes doom Brady football team in wild game with Somersworth

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SOMERSWORTH – After the first quarter, the Bishop Brady and Somersworth football teams had combined for 36 points and more than 300 yards, the Green Giants throwing the ball all over the place and the Hilltoppers tearing things …

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 …

Patriots take weekend off after three wins in 12 days

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman may spend tomorrow afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England …

Kenseth regrets nothing in scuffle with Keselowski

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR’s championship race. Keselowski …

Five different Wildcats score as UNH hockey tops Michigan, 5-1

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The University of New Hampshire hockey team got its series at Michigan started in ideal fashion, handling the No. 10 Wolverines en route to a 5-1 victory. The Wildcats (1-1) took a 1-0 lead on a Grayson Downing power play goal, then separated themselves from the hosts with …

Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence …