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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: 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 …

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, …

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 …

Scoring going up, but defense continues to make the difference

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Calling it a resurgence would be an exaggeration. Dubbing it a trend would be hyperbole. Still, the way some NFL teams are ramping up their defenses, maybe the NFL isn’t all about offense after all. If balance is …

Keselowski, once again, backs up his brash personality with his performance

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Field hockey Division II first round No. 9 Hanover (6-7-1) at No. 8 Merrimack Valley (7-7-0), 3 p.m. head to head: MV blanked Hanover, 3-0, in late September. Notes: A 7-2 start to the season turned into a winless October for MV, but don’t read too much into …

Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely yesterday following the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on domestic violence accusations. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach provided few details of …

UNH’s Poturalski named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Freshman Andrew Poturalski was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week after helping lead the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a weekend split against No. 10 Michigan. Poturalski scored his first career points in Friday’s 5-1 win over the Wolverines. He assisted on a goal …

Bow’s Nerbonne named America East Player of the Week in field hockey

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne, a sophomore midfielder on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Player of the Week yesterday. Nerbonne scored the only goal of the game to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 overtime victory over Harvard Sunday. That effort followed her …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson, Spiller out with injuries BUFFALO, N.Y. – The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely – and could miss the rest of the …