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Freshman Andrew Poturalski has been a bright spot in a largely dismal start for the UNH hockey team, tallying four goals and four assists and winning a Hockey East Rookie of the Week honor within his first 12 games. His eight points are tied for second on the ’Cats, one behind the leader. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

UNH hockey: Freshman Poturalski turns heads with fast start

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DURHAM – The fans grew loud and the music blared as the minutes ticked off prior to the University of New Hampshire hockey team’s season opener at Union College’s Achilles Center. Prevailing through the cacophony, somehow, were Andrew Poturalski’s thoughts, which raced unimpeded through his mind as he prepared for the first game of his college career. “That first period, …

Tim O’Sullivan: Excitement is back for Red Sox, and plenty more may be on the way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There will be more fireworks at Fenway Park next year, and that’s a good thing, because the old place needed it. After last year’s lifeless, last-place campaign, it was obvious the Red Sox needed to add some spark to their lineup, and the team did just that by signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ soccer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lauren Scarpetti SCHOOL: Bow High HONORS/STATS: The senior midfielder led the Falcons to back-to-back perfect 20-0 seasons, scoring four goals and assisting on 16 others, including two assists in both the semifinals and championship. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Traveling, Christmas, and cinnamon rolls Which player on your own team would you hate to play …

Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

Monday, November 24, 2014

HARRISON, N.J. – If the New England Revolution is going to shed its mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped finally get the team …

Shaq, Hill join six others in college hoops Hall of Fame

Monday, November 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By now, the story of how longtime LSU Coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O’Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, November 24, 2014

Youth basketball The Bow 5/6 A boys’ basketball team (pictured) rolled to a 53-30 victory over Bedford in the Bedford Basketball Tournament Championship game, led by Cooper Larrabee’s 14 points and Shaun Lover’s prolific rebounding. Also leading the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, November 24, 2014

Golf Ko gets record haul by winning LPGA finale NAPLES, Fla. – New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended a big year on the LPGA Tour with the largest payoff in women’s golf. Ko won the $1 million bonus from the “Race to CME Globe” yesterday even before she …

Amherst women’s hoops wins 100th straight at home

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Amherst College women’s basketball team won its 100th straight home game yesterday, breaking UConn’s record with a 73-63 victory over Baruch. The Division III school’s streak started with a one-point win over Colby on Jan. 31, 2009. The Jeffs (3-0) haven’t been challenged much at home since. …

Defense rescues UNH football team as ’Cats clinch undefeated CAA season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ORONO, Maine – New Hampshire’s turnovers, all six of them, were forgiven. Same with the dropped passes, failed scoring chances and missed kicks. All that mattered in the end was the win, the musket and the conference crown. …

Once again UNH hockey team good but not good enough

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DURHAM – It’s become a familiar – and frustrating – trend for the University of New Hampshire hockey team. The Wildcats play well. They control the game. They put themselves on the brink of a breakthrough. And they don’t get it. They didn’t last night, either. The Wildcats …

New Chase a smashing success – but questions for the future linger

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Start with the fact – this year, the Chase for the Sprint Cup got it right. Whether you were a supporter of the Sprint Cup’s first experiment with an elimination-based playoff system, or someone building up a year’s …

Canadiens beat Bruins, 2-0, behind Price’s 33 saves

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON – Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a …

High school football champions crowned

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jack Hanaway scored three rushing touchdowns and TJ Urbanik added two, including a 94-yarder, as the Pinkerton Academy football team dominated Bedford, 37-0, to win the Division I championship yesterday in Durham. With the win, the Astros ended a run of three straight losses in the championship game …