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UNH junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (#5) looks to Jimmy Giansante (82) before making a successful pass to him during the first quarter of Saturday's semifinal loss to Illinois State, 21-18, at Cowell Stadium in Durham, Dec. 20, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

12-point lead disappears in fourth quarter of UNH’s semifinal loss

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss yesterday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play and it’s just hard,” New …

Injuries take their toll as UNH falls in semis

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – To their credit, the players and coaches didn’t use it an excuse, but there’s no question injuries played a role in the University of New Hampshire’s 21-18 FCS semifinal loss to No. 5 Illinois State (13-1) yesterday at Cowell Stadium. By the end of the game, the No. 1 Wildcats (12-2) …

High schools: Bow boys’ hockey team picks up first win of season, 4-2, over Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Trailing 2-0 early in the second period yesterday, the Bow High boys’ hockey team finally started doing what it hadn’t done to that point this season: playing without the puck. And when the Falcons changed their ways, it paid off. Austin Beaudette took a terrific pass from Alex Killion and scored 4:15 into …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, December 19, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK The Bears return most of their points from last year’s team that dominated D-II. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING Led by Erin Waters and Kate Andy, the Tide are …

Capsule outlook of the area’s Division II high school boys’ basketball teams

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school Division II boys’ basketball outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Cole Etten (1st year) Last year: 14-6, reached quarterfinals Returning PLAYERS: Jourdain Bell, sr., G, 6-1; Brendan Johnson, sr., G, 6-0; Aaron Svendsen, sr., C, 6-6; Joseph Bell, jr., G, 6-1; Matthew Quirk, so., G, 5-9; …

Patriots must gear up for Jets’ running game

Friday, December 19, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their …

Manning limited at practice with thigh injury

Friday, December 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver’s quarterback was limited yesterday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the …

49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

Friday, December 19, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on …

Bode Miller on schedule for January return

Friday, December 19, 2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s Head Coach Sasha Rearick said the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, and …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, December 19, 2014

NFL Jaguars hold off Titans, win in home finale JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans, 21-13, last night. Todman’s first carry was the biggest play in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school result The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team defeated Souhegan, 6-3, in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. Jake Blanchette (two goals) and Kyle Kolehmainen tallied first-period goals to give the Generals a 2-1 lead after the first, and Blanchette and Robbie Ferguson (goal, assist) …

Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, N.J., sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports …

Freshmen lead the charge as Concord boys blank Brady, 3-0

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The smaller-than-normal crowd was relatively quiet, the student sections thin. The annual pre-Christmas showdown between the Concord and Bishop Brady hockey teams has lost some of its luster. But you’ll never convince the players of that … especially …