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Winnisquam's Trevor Moran (55), Jake Snow (44) and Joey Correia (24) tackle Raymond's Tim Shallow (10) to the ground in the first quarter during Friday's 39-14 win over Raymond on Sept. 4, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Serrano, Winnisquam click on all cylinders in 39-14 win over Raymond

Saturday, September 5, 2015

RAYMOND – It’s been known for years that Christian Serrano can run the ball. The question going into this season was how well Winnisquam’s leading rusher-turned-quarterback could throw it. As it turns out, quite well. Serrano guided the Bears with ease in his varsity debut under center, throwing a pair of touchdown passes in only one half of work to lead Winnisquam to a 39-14 victory over Raymond in the season opener. “We did everything we wanted to do,” said Coach Pat Riberdy, whose team was up 32-0 at halftime and scored the first 39 points of the game. “Today was one of those days …

High schools: Hopkinton’s Nadeau runs to season-opening win at Gilford

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau started the cross country season with a title, while the Bow boys (third) and Bow girls (fourth) were the top local teams at the 17-team Gilford Early Bird Invitational at Gunstock. Nadeau covered the 5-kilometer course in 21:14.3, besting runner-up Alex Curtis of White Mountains by 38.5 seconds. “(Nadeau) had a strong start to the season, distancing herself from the …

After blowout loss in opener, UNH football team focuses on repeating history

Saturday, September 5, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Thursday night’s post-game press conference was under a small tent just behind the north end zone at Spartan Stadium. Questions mixed with the happy chattering of the crowd of 15,198 that was still filing out within feet of the coach and players dutifully providing answers. But the tone of …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 3, 2015

JV result The Kearsarge JV field hockey team lost to Newport in its home opener, 3-2. Kearsarge goals were scored by Katie Emery and Audrey Kenyon. Sophomore Lydia Pinard had a standout game as goalkeeper. Freshman result The Concord freshman boys’ soccer team lost to Manchester Central in …

High schools: Bow field hockey weathers early storm, blanks Hopkinton, 2-0

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Bow High field hockey team was able to withstand an early barrage against Hopkinton, as the Hawks came out on fire and outshot the Falcons 6-1 in the first half. Bow grabbed control of the game in …

Resurgent Porcello strikes out 13 Yankees but takes the loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few …

Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end …

U.S. Open: Murray handles Kyrgios

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW YORK – Andy Murray was only briefly troubled by Nick Kyrgios in the most-anticipated match of the U.S. Open’s first round. The third-seeded Murray, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2012, hit 18 aces and …

Three former UNH players cut by NFL teams

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Three former members of the University of New Hampshire football team were victims of the NFL’s first round of roster cuts. Wide receiver R.J. Harris (Saints), tight end Harold Spears (Packers) and center Mike Coccia (Eagles) were cut as each team needed to reduce its roster to 75 …

Fisher Cats score four in seventh to pull out 5-2 victory

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Emilio Guerrero hit a two-run single to give New Hampshire the lead during a four-run seventh inning, and the Fisher Cats went on to a 5-2 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday. Guerrero, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, drove home Derrick Chung (2-for-3, double) …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NFL Running back Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks RENTON, Wash. – After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle. Jackson traveled to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks on Tuesday, but …

USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement …