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Hopkinton senior Austin Brehio (center front) battles Bow junior Thomas Poulin for possession of the ball as Sullivan Blair (left) looks on during Tuesday's boys' soccer game at Bow High School, October 21, 2014. Hopkinton was leading, 2-1, at the half.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 complexion changed. “As I’ve told any team I ever coached, if it’s a one-goal game at the half its anybody’s game in …

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 eighth-ranked Pride (8-7-0) a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Hanover (6-8-1) in yesterday’s Division II …

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 showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals, 7-1, last night in the World …

High schools: Bow football puts it away early in 55-6 rout of Raymond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RAYMOND – It would have been easy for Bow to lounge its way into Raymond. After all, the undefeated, defending champion Falcons were at the top of the Division III standings coming into yesterday’s football game and Raymond …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale …

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ 4-0 win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, …

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 …

No. 2 Florida State rallies past No. 5 Irish, 31-27

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jameis Winston prevailed after another week of controversy and threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 2 Florida State to 31-27 win over No. 5 Notre Dame last night. The Seminoles (7-0, 5-0 ACC) used …

Stewart overcomes childhood deafness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Before this year’s NHL draft, Mackenze Stewart was just hoping to get a tryout with a club, thinking it unlikely that his name would be called. But Stewart’s determination to overcome being born deaf convinced the Vancouver Canucks to take a chance on him …

Zetterberg lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night and a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right …

Bruins’ Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston forward Milan Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans yesterday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal. Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins’ loss and made a gesture toward …

UNH men’s hockey splits series at Michigan, losing 2-1

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A night after beating Michigan, 5-1, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team fell to the Wolverines, 2-1. Both teams are now 1-2-0. Michigan scored twice in the first two minutes of the second period to take control. The Wolverines got on the board 28 seconds into …

Two third-period goals lift Monarchs past Admirals, 4-2

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period last night, lifting them to a 4-2 victory over Norfolk Admirals and earning a split of a two-game weekend set. Brian O’Neill scored the tie-breaking goal at 10:03 of the third period, his second …