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Belmont goalie Clorissa Roode tries in vain to stop the final goal against Bow Tuesday. 
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out that dipped just under the crossbar, broke a tie, gave Cheney a hat trick and eventually gave Bow a 4-3 victory yesterday over Belmont in a showdown of Division III girls’ soccer unbeatens. “If she can turn and get on it, she has an outstanding shot,” Bow Coach Jay Vogt said of Cheney. “She got a hold of that one and it was perfect. She had a … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s hard work finally paid off, as the Giants scored four goals in the first 21 … 0

Merrimack Valley’s Niyomugabo accepts UNH’s scholarship offer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merrimack Valley senior quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo made an early-decision commitment to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was an easy decision,” Niyomugabo said last night. “I’m excited.” The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Niyomugabo also had offers from Central Connecticut State University and Saint Anselm College. Last year he went 122-for-203 for 1,654 yards passing and 15 touchdowns, ran … 0

MV football team rolls to first victory of season

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MANCHESTER – Merrimack Valley was disjointed last week, a bunch of individual parts that hadn’t jelled as a football team, and the result was a season-opening loss. The Pride put the pieces together during a focused week of … 0

Sudieh carries Concord during fourth quarter as Tide rallies past Winnacunnet

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HAMPTON – Fourth quarter, trailing by a point, it was time for the Tide to show some grit. It was time for Leo Sudieh to take over. Concord’s junior running back cradled the ball nine times on a 10-play drive, shredding the Winnacunnet defense for 74 yards, the … 0

High schools: Bow field hockey keeps hot start going with comeback win over Littleton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If Bow field hockey Coach Lauren DiRenzo had to compare the first 10 minutes of her team’s game against Littleton to something, it would have been a classic Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi match. “The first 10 minutes … 0

Outdoor Adventures: Traipsing impishly along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter is a cliff from where the northern Presidential Range stands in its glory. Called the Imp … 0

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team yesterday for tomorrow’s game … 0

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City … 0

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for tomorrow’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch got the top spot when rain washed out yesterday’s qualifying session and the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, September 13, 2014

BASEBALL Orioles slugger Davis suspended 25 games, admits Adderall use BALTIMORE – Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that began yesterday and will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play yesterday … 0

Mercury finishes sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky, 87-82, last night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 5-1. Gerry Donahue had two goals and an assist. Dustin Rose had two goals and Michael Ciance rounded out the scoring. Chandler Cressy and Carmen Repucci both played strong games. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer lost, to … 0